Core & Main Expands Design-Build Expertise, Five Team Members Achieve National Certification as Associate Design-Build Professionals

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2019—Core & Main, a leading distributor of waterworks and fire protection infrastructure products in the U.S., continues to expand its in-house team of design-build experts to help its customers understand the best practices of design build and realize the full value of their construction projects. Five Core & Main associates have been designated as nationally certified Associate Design-Build Professionals™ by the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA). They are: Max Brandt, Matt Hutchins, Kelly Farace, Jared Jones and Kelly L. Olson P.E. To date, Core & Main has nine certified DBIA team members, including one full Certified Design-Build Professional™.

DBIA certification is the nation’s only measurable standard of a professional’s individual knowledge of Design-Build Done Right™ principles that are vital to successful project delivery. By completing these requirements, which touch on all aspects of design-build, certified professionals earn the right to display “Assoc. DBIA” after their names, identifying them to design-build end-users and the industry at large as experienced design and construction professionals with a firm understanding of design-build project delivery. 

DBIA’s mission is to promote the value of design-build project delivery and teach the effective integration of design and construction services to ensure success for owners and design and construction practitioners.

In addition to Core & Main’s participation in DBIA, the company is an advisor member of the Water Design-Build Council, which is North America’s leading educational resource for best practices in water design-build delivery.

About Core & Main

Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leading distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. Operating more than 250 branches nationwide, the company combines local expertise with a national supply chain to provide contractors and municipalities innovative solutions for new construction and aging infrastructure. Core & Main’s 3,000 plus associates are committed to the safe distribution of water and fire protection to help communities thrive. Visit to learn more.