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Construction Expert Witness Services


Gaston Consulting

Choosing the right construction expert witness is one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make as it has a direct impact on the outcome of your case. When you choose Gaston Consulting, you’ll get a construction expert with in-depth industry knowledge and 30+ years of experience in both commercial and residential construction.


Construction Expert Witness Services

Construction Forensic Analysis

Receive expert opinion, claim preparation and testimony of construction matters (Expert Witness) assisting attorneys and insurance claims specialists. All aspects of construction including standard of care, cost, scheduling, defect, contract, personal injury, employment, etc.

Contracting Consulting

Contracting Consulting is available for general contractors and subcontractors covering all aspects of the business.

Construction site from contractor expert witness Paul Gaston
interior construction site from Gaston Consulting contractor expert witness
Residential framing from Gaston Consulting construction forensic analysis

Construction Experience & Qualifications

Graduate construction Chicago District Council of Carpenters with 30 plus years of continuous experience in the construction industry, including insurance coverage in general liability (GL), professional errors and omission (E&O),and commercial auto.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • 2023-Present: General Contractors License with the City of Chicago.
    License #TGC131247


  • 1989-Present: Union Journeymen Carpenter in Chicago. Carpenters Local 10

  • 1989-1993: Chicago District Council of Carpenters Apprentice Program, Elk Grove, Illinois
    Served Union Carpenter Journeyman apprenticeship (four-year program consisting of on-the-job training and instruction on OSHA Safety, scaffolding, door hardware, cabinet installation, stairs, wall framing, commercial ceiling installation, welding, blueprint reading, and ADA code compliance).


  • 1993-Current: Maintains certification or advanced training in the following areas:

    •  Aerial Lift Training

    • Ceiling Systems

    • Construction Management

    • Firestopping

    • First Aid

    • Hardware

    • Hardware Electrified

    • Ingersoll Rand Certified

    • Fall Injuries

    • Keymark / Medeco Certified

    • Layout

    • OSHA

    • Respiratory Protection

    • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Preparing for Weather Emergency Action

    • Fire Prevention

    • Scaffolds in Construction

    • Preventing Workplace Violence

    • Permit-Required Confined Spaces (Entrant)

Role Experience:

  • General Contractor

  • Sub Contractor

  • Construction Manager

Sector Experience:

  • Private

  • Public

  • Airport 

  • Government

Project Type Experience:

  • Commercial

  • Light Industrial

  • High Rise 

  • Parking Structures

  • Site Development

  • Mixed Use

  • Tenant Improvement

  • Office

  • Retail

  • Health Care

  • Airport Type Projects and Improvements

  • Multi-Family Residential

  • Single Family

For a full list of experience, please: Request Curriculum Vitae


Meet Expert Witness Paul Gaston

Paul Gaston has over 30 years of continuous experience in the construction industry. A 1993 graduate in Construction, serving a 4 yr. Carpenter Apprentice program through the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters. Employed by general contractors (all self-performing structural framing and other trades) progressing from Carpenter to Foreman of Carpenters, Superintendent, Project Manager, Currently General Foreman for the Dept of Aviation at O’Hare International Airport, owner of Gaston Consulting.

Contractor expert witness Paul Gaston of Gaston Consulting
Residential framing from forensic construction expert Gaston Construction
O'Hare airport construction from contractor expert witness Gaston Consulting
Construction site from construction forensic analysis Gaston Consulting

How it Works

Free Consultation

We’ll discuss your needs and how I can help.

Sign Service Agreement

We will email you our agreement along with the details to you.

Pay Retainer

Your retainer payment kicks off our agreement.

Get Expert Witness Help

We get to work and provide you with expert construction witness services.

Gaston Consulting can help with your construction expert witness needs.

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