Bill Cruse has over 50 years practical experience in major project construction and Construction Management responsibilities.

His experience includes involvement with multiple projects ongoing during the same time frame as well as in multiple cities.  He has been involved as an estimator, field engineer, negotiator, supervisor or manager of projects with a cumulative value of over $3.0 billion.

Bill's direct construction and Construction Management experience includes hospitals, office buildings, parking garages, schools, athletic facilities, shopping centers, condominiums, prisons and two 1.4 million square feet multi-purpose projects.

Bill is the Manager Partner for CS & Associates.  Prior to the formation of CS & Associates in 1989, Bill served as President of Gervais F. Favrot Co., Inc., of New Orleans, LA  and has held Construction and Project Management positions with the J. A. Jones Construction Co., First Financial Corporation of North America.

Representative Construction Management projects for Mr. Cruse include, but are not limited to, projects such as the New Orleans Sports Arena, a multi-use, $110 million sports facility, Canal Place in New Orleans, LA, a mixed use, $202 million project that includes an office building, high fashion shopping mall, parking facilities and luxury hotel; Louisiana Land & Exploration Tower, a thirty-six story luxury office tower in New Orleans, LA; Marriott and Inter-Continental Hotels in New Orleans, LA; English Turn Golf and Country Club Clubhouse in New Orleans, LA, and Perdido Beach Condominiums and Yacht and Racket Club in Perdido, FL.

Bill's professional affiliations include or have included Advisory Council to the School of Building Construction, NLU and The American Institute of Contractors.  His civic affiliations also include having served on the Board of Directors of the Rich Mauti Cancer Fund and the Juvenile Diabetes Golf Tournament.  Bill is a graduate of Dale Carnegie.  In previous years he has lectured at UL Monroe and LSU at the School of Construction.  Bill has serviced on the Junior Achievement Committee for the Greater New Orleans Area.  Additionally, Bill has served on the Labor Relations Board for the Carpenters Union, the Laborers Union and the Hot Carriers Union, in the New Orleans Area.

Mr. Cruse currently is the qualifying party for the General Contractor's license held by CS & Associates.  He holds General Contractor's Licenses in five (5) states.   Mr. Cruse is a graduate of UL Monroe with a Bachelor's Degree in Building Construction.