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John A. Magruder, CR – Building Consultant, Appraiser, Umpire, Mediator

President CEO, Lamb’s Construction Corporation- General Contractors /Disaster Recovery Systems
30 years experience estimating, specifying and putting into practice construction methods and procedures for design build projects, public and private “hard bid projects”, building repair and replacement following fire and water in both residential ,commercial, and antique/historical buildings.
Lamb’s Construction – Sole proprietorship 1977 to 1986
Incorporated “Lamb’s Construction Corporation” in Vermont 1986
Relocated corporate offices to New Hampshire 2000

Building Damage Consultant

Consulting services relating to the costs of repairing and or replacing buildings damage by fire-water-wind. Construction defect investigation – Large loss building consulting-Proficient in estimating all types of building damage or replacement- Mitigation and contractor Invoice analyses with recommendations for payment or pricing procedures
Expert on the repair methods and costs for building damages caused by fire-water-wind-mold
Retained as
Expert Witness on the cost and methods of repairing Antique and Historic buildings

Education and Training

84 hours Training in Dispute Resolution –
Program on Negotiation- Harvard Law School- Dealing with Difficult people and Difficult Situations-
Program on Negotiation- Harvard Law School- 12 week seminar on “Negotiation and Dispute Resolution”
MIT two day Seminar on “The Conservation of Historic Properties”
Concentrated Course in Construction Contracts- Federal Publications
Construction Project Management- Hartford Graduate Center
Cold Weather Construction- University of Wisconsin- School of Engineering
Certified Restore #104- Highest level of training for professionals in the Fire and Water repair industry
Mold and Mildew Redemption Technician Training- Certified # 340
Certificate of Completion - Origin and Cause of Structural Fires
Certificate of Completion - Investigation of Electrical Fire Causes
Certificate of Completion - Successful Subrogation- A Course for Restoration Contractors
Certificate of Completion - Recognizing Buildings with Chronic Moisture Problems
Certificate of Completion - Construction Defects Claims
Attendance at the Property Loss Research Bureau and ASCR/RIA training events for the past 15 years

Public Service

Elected Justice of the Peace State of Vermont 1989 to 1997
Brattleboro Board of Civil Authority: Chaired property tax grievances Board 1989-1997
Appointed “Notary Public for the State of New Hampshire” till 2011


Presenter PLRB 1999- Three hour course on “Managing Major Commercial Losses”
Presenter PLRB 2003 -Historic Building Losses –What to do
Presenter PLRB 2004- Antique Homes/Historic Building Losses-What to do
Presenter PLRB 2005- Antique Homes/Historic Building Losses- What to do
Presenter PLRB 2007- Antique Homes/Historic Building Losses- What to do
Presenter RIR 2007 Annual meeting “Dispute Resolution- Where to Fight the Battle”
“Mold fact or Fiction”- Adjuster training approved for 6 CEUs, State of New Hampshire
“What Happens Now?”- Agent training approved for 4 CEUs, State of New Hampshire

Member- Licenses

New England Association for Dispute Resolution, Trained Mediator with Construction Expertise
Member: Associated Builders and Contractors
Member: Restoration Industry Association (formerly ASCR)
Member of the Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC Panel of Dispute Resolution Specialists -
Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License-# CS 049314
Massachusetts Home Improvement License # 110219