Sherpa Strategies


[ she(ə)r-pə ] noun. A member of a people living on the high southern slopes of the Himalayas who are known for providing support for foreign trekkers and mountain climbers.

Inspired by the elite expertise of Sherpas who guide mountaineers seeking to scale the Himalayas, Sherpa Strategies was created to give contractors and owners firsthand insights into navigating a new and changing terrain in infrastructure project management.
Phil DuPuis
Sherpa Strategies’ founder, Phil DuPuis, brings more than 35 years of experience in construction and more than 25 years’ experience in collaborative delivery. He built a 33-year career at Kiewit Corporation and its affiliates in various business development, design-build, and operational capacities.
Throughout his career, he has built a track record of success managing and coordinating multi-location and multi-market projects, including leading wins for, and participating in, over 25 heavy construction contracts totaling more than $5 billion in contract revenue.
To win a project, he brings an uncanny ability to pinpoint clients’ needs and build teams to meet those needs. This ability to identify solutions to complex challenges extends into the legislative process as well. Most recently, he led a coalition in California that facilitated the passage of California Senate Bill 991, allowing any city, county, or special district in the state to use Progressive Design-Build on any project valued at more than $5 million that stores, treats, or transports water. When issues occur, he brings experience managing a range of crises, including local public relations issues. As well as being an effective executer, he also brings an ability to teach, training teams on successful sales methods, proposal development, and project funding techniques.
Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Augustana College (Illinois) and an Associate of Science degree from Southeastern Community College (Iowa).
The Team
We leverage a network of best-in-class experts to give you the edge in winning deals and delivering world-class projects, building the right team with the necessary expertise—pure and simple.
Our experts have managed water, wastewater, and transportation projects with world-class organizations including Kiewit, Jacobs, Parsons, and Granite Construction. They bring a demonstrated talent for innovation, commitment to clients, and an ability to manage projects on the largest scale.
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Where We Work
Paul Bramson, CEO, The Paul Bramson Companies
“Phil brings decades of construction experience and he understands how an owner thinks. That makes him unique and able to see things from different perspectives to find the optimal solution.”
Bill Cole, President, Foresight Solutions
“Phil knows how to make projects work and how to make people work in them.”
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