About Our Team | Bloomsdale Excavating Company Inc.

Our Team

At Bloomsdale Excavating, TEAMWORK is central to our clients’ success. From the management to the field, we all work together to ensure the success of your project.

Our executive management has over 100 combined years of experience in the industry. You’ll find that their experience is based in INTEGRITY from working in the field. This leads to an understanding of constructability and what it takes to complete your projects on time and within your budget.

Our executive management leads our team of project managers. These are the people you will work with in the field to ensure your project runs smoothly. Our project managers are on site every day to guarantee your project’s success.

You will become familiar with other names and faces while working with Bloomsdale Excavating. Our safety managers regularly visit our jobsites to ensure our employees adhere to the highest safety standards.

Our corporate office is located in Bloomsdale, MO. We have one satellite office that operates in the Rolla, MO (Mid-Missouri) region. Our employees in all locations will communicate with you throughout your project. Whether it’s related to accounting, technology, engineering or equipment, we partner with you to give you the best possible experience.

We take great pride in our PERFORMANCE. From our executive management to our field personnel, our common goal is to demonstrate teamwork, integrity and performance on every job.

Meet Our Team

Scott Drury


Scott Drury has more than 27 years of experience in the construction field and currently serves as President. Drury is responsible for the operation and improvement of the systems that create and deliver Bloomsdale Excavating services while ensuring business operations are efficient and effective. Previously, he served as Vice President of Operations, regional manager, assistant regional manager, construction superintendent, project superintendent, quality control manager and general superintendent of grading and utility construction.

In a construction management role for Bloomsdale Excavating Company, Inc., Drury oversaw grading, blasting, utility and various excavation projects. His duties included day-to-day coordination of manpower, equipment, and contract administration of multiple projects, production tracking, job costing, scheduling, and extensive public relations. Drury utilized his public relations abilities on blasting projects in coordination with educational meetings involving city officials, business owners and local residents. His duties as a Vice President of Operations included providing direction and guidance to the operation of all regions with a focus on strategic, tactical and short-term operations management.

Drury is involved with several committees within Bloomsdale Excavating as well as industry organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors of AGC of St. Louis, the Ste. Genevieve County board for the Developmentally Disabled/Independence Center and the labor negotiating committee for SITE Improvement Association. Drury maintains an active partnership with the Missouri State Highway Patrol (Team Red, White and Blue); is a member of the Young Presidents Organization Saint Louis Gateway Chapter, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Limestone Producers Association, Southern Illinois Builders Association, Citizens Electric Co-Op Board of Directors; and is a contributor and supporter of Pony Bird and the World Bird Sanctuary as well as other community organizations.

Gary Lalumandier

Vice President, Operations

Gary Lalumandier serves as the Vice President of operations for Bloomsdale Excavating. Lalumandier provides direction and guidance to the operations of all regions with a focus on strategic, tactical and short-term operations management. He is responsible for the operation and improvement of the systems that create and deliver Bloomsdale Excavating services, ensuring business operations are efficient and effective.

Prior to serving as Vice President of Operations, Lalumandier held the position of operations manager for Bloomsdale Excavating. His duties included overseeing the operations in all regions, serving as the link between consistent and effective flow of company resources among all regions, assisting regional construction managers with forecasting resources for future projects, and facilitating resolution of internal conflicts regarding resource needs. He also handles contractual issues and project disputes and assists in their resolution in conjunction with the regional construction manager and business development director.

Lalumandier began his career with Bloomsdale Excavating as a regional construction manager, managing all projects in the Central Region. His responsibilities included reviewing all project documents for contracts, subcontracts, owner-required documentation and intercompany project correspondence. A critical task included evaluating project efficiency, success and profitability relating to equipment selection and labor resources.

Daniel J. Latham

Vice President of Sales

Dan Latham brings more than 12 years of experience to Bloomsdale Excavating Co., Inc. Latham is responsible for seeking out and reviewing solicitations for potential projects to be bid as well as preparing cost estimates for projects including determining equipment and labor availability and requirements. He solicits subcontractors and material supplier quotations; schedules pre-bid site visits and meetings; and reviews all project documents related to contracts, subcontracts, and owner-required documentation. He also handles inter-company correspondence and coordination on awarded projects from notice of award through to final project closeout.

Daniel holds his Professional Engineer (PE), is USACE QC Certified and has worked on numerous USACE projects throughout his career at Bloomsdale Excavating.

Bill Priesmeyer

Vice President - Preconstruction

Bill Priesmeyer, as Vice President of Preconstruction, is responsible for business development, project selection, procurement, contract bidding compliance and contract negotiations. He also works very closely with the Vice President of Operations regarding actual methods/costs of ongoing projects as compared to methods/costs prepared by preconstruction services to carry out the common goal of a successful project from inception to completion. Priesmeyer served as Vice President, engineering services at Bloomsdale Excavating’s sister company, Nexus Construction Service Group.

Priesmeyer holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the Misouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri at Rolla). He is also a registered professional engineer and a registered professional surveyor with the state of Missouri. With more than 30 years of experience, Priesmeyer has worked on projects including the Design/Build Westgate Access Road at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; the Washington University East End Campus Transformation project in St. Louis; the 1.2 million square foot Walmart distribution center in St. James, MO.; the Stanberry Reclamation project near St. Joseph, MO, and the Westside Marketplace in Rolla, MO.

Denise Abt

Administrative Services Director

Denise Abt, as Administrative Services Director, oversees Bloomsdale Excavating’s accounting and administrative staff members and is responsible for payroll processing, job costing and work-in-progress reports, audit letters, business licenses and payables review.

Abt joined the company in 2005 as an accounts payable clerk, responsible for processing invoices, maintaining company credit cards and processing payroll biweekly. In 2012, Denise assumed the position of accounts receivable clerk, with responsibility for all billing, updating job cost reports, setting up new equipment and vehicles, managing equipment maintenance records, including oil change tracking and weekly equipment time processing, and managing the daily line-up. Abt was promoted to Administrative Services Director in 2017.