Tucker Elliott attends 2011 Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) Annual Conference

September 28th, 2011

Dispute resolution boards provide significant reduction in cost and schedule overruns and in many cases helps a project come in under budget and ahead of schedule.


Tucker Elliott travels to Qatar & Amman

August 12th, 2011

Tucker Elliott just got back from his trip to Amman, Jordan and Doha, Qatar. The Amman trip was a quarterly meeting for VNI’s Rotana Hotel Project in Baghdad, where we are the Owners’ Reps. He then went to Qatar to discuss possible work on upcoming projects, as there is a great deal of new construction […]


In Rememberance of R. Charles (Chuck) VerMerris

May 26th, 2011

We at VN Services and VN International are saddened to announce the recent passing of Charles (Chuck) VerMerris. Chuck has been an advisor to VN Services and VN International for more than 15 years.  His passing signifies the loss of a close friend, company adviser and very special fellow human traveler, in my life and in […]


Richard Leach Becomes a Principal Owner

January 26th, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Richard P. Leach has become a principal owner of VN Services, Inc. and VN International LLC. Mr. Leach has been with VN since 1988, and is Vice President of Project Control & Support.  Mr. Leach has played a significant role in helping VN emerge as a growing leader in global […]


Avoiding Construction Claims 101

March 24th, 2010

There are many reasons construction disputes develop during projects, and almost as many reasons why those disputes can elevate into a construction claim situation. Regardless of how the dispute initially developed, the inability to resolve it amicably and without litigation can almost always be traced back to poor communication by at least one of the parties, and often all of the parties, involved. Too often we either don’t communicate at all, or ineffectively at best. We think a matter is not important enough to take a moment and explain it or we assume the information conveyed is received and understood as intended. Often it is not.