Vice President & Operations Manager
“I’ve found that Barnard is a company where hard work, dedication and experience are recognized and rewarded with greater responsibility and personal growth. Our work is as complex, unique and challenging as any in the industry, which is why I love what we do.”
As Vice President/Operations Manager, Derek Tisdel focuses on overseeing projects in the heavy civil arena, from estimating through design and construction, while working with owners, engineers and stakeholders in a Partnering atmosphere. His recently completed Blue Lake Expansion Project, involving the the expansion of a remote hydroelectric system that included raising a 145-foot-tall dam by 83 feet, earned the AGC's national Grand Award as well as a Partnering Merit award in 2016.
Derek began his career working on a complex storm drainage and utilities project. Over the last 22 years, his work has also encompassed tunnel rehabilitation, lake source cooling, cross-county water transmission pipelines, dust mitigation measures, dam and reservoir water resources construction, telecommunications and wind/green-energy. He has now been a key member of four project teams that have earned national Partnering recognition.