Bruce C. Novak, Senior Demolition Estimator

bruce novak Bruce C. Novak, Senior Demolition Estimator

Meet Bruce Novak, the Senior Demolition Estimator at Banner Environmental Services who joined the team in 2022. Bruce comes to Banner with years of experience in construction as either an Estimator or Project Manager.

At Banner Environmental, Bruce is responsible for analyzing construction and demolition projects to determine the costs and resources required to complete them. He works closely with clients and the project team to understand the scope of a project and identify any potential issues or challenges. Bruce also prepares and presents detailed proposals and bids to clients, including cost estimates, timelines, and materials needed.

Once an Invitation to Bid on a project is received, Bruce determines if the proposed job is suitable for Banner Environmental Services to bid on. He then performs all due diligence to produce a thorough scope of work with pricing. Bruce follows up by reaching out to the client using emails and phone calls to ensure that everything is in order.

As a dedicated team player, Bruce’s passion for his work shines through in his commitment to achieving exceptional results. He is meticulous in his approach, ensuring that every aspect of his job is done to the highest standard. His focus on customer satisfaction has earned him a reputation for excellence within Banner and with our clients.

Bruce is a valuable asset to the Banner Environmental Services team, bringing his wealth of experience and dedication to every project he undertakes.

Let’s learn more about Bruce.

When did you start working at Banner Environmental Services?


What do you like about Banner Environmental and the Environmental Services Industry?

Banner allows me to work remotely, providing all the necessary computer hardware and software applications to perform my work efficiently and logically.

What is your toughest challenge at work?

The toughest aspect of being an Estimator is to find the fine line between the bid value being too high and losing the job, or being too low, and the possibility of not covering costs properly.

The best way to overcome it some of the time is to lean on experience – discussing projects within the estimating group at Banner. There is never a 100% positive outcome. As I was once told, if you win all your bids, you are doing something wrong.

What’s your best career advice?

Listen, ask questions (an unspoken question is a lost chance to learn), review past bids and learn the environment that you are bidding in. Public jobs, historical, retail or commercial work are all an example of realizing what niche you are working in. Most importantly, accept an offer from someone willing to review your work.

Who inspires you?

The inspirations, cause & effect, and multitude of experiences have allowed me, in some way or another to stay and work in construction, either estimating or project managing.

What do most people not know about you?

I would like to keep it that way 🙂

What do you like to do for fun?


What’s on your bucket list?

Visit the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Montana, and Oregon; all return visits.

What accomplishment are you most proud of (inside or outside of Banner)?

  • Happily married for 42+ years, having raised two sons who are happy and successful.
  • Traveling in the Western United States working within two amazing National Parks.
  • Also, the opportunities to work with some great professionals within the Banner work environment.
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