Build Group International

San Francisco
457 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
P: 415.367.9399

Silicon Valley
1210 Coleman Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
P: 408.986.8711

Oakland
405 14th Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
P: 415.367.9399

Southern California
1212 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Unit A
Venice, CA 90291
P: 213.212.9802

Bold
from the
Beginning

Our common purpose drives everything we do. From the beginning, we’ve shared a passion for craftsmanship, desire for inspiring teamwork, and transparency in our communication. Our core values: excellence, character, the individual, the team, adaptability, financial responsibility, safety and quality, are the foundation on which we’ve built our company.

  • 2007
    April 2007

    Day 1 at Build Group: co-founder, Eric Horn, commutes to work by skateboard and Mike Desimone becomes Build Group’s first client.

  • 2007
    June 2007

    “Execs quit Webcor for New Venture,” San Francisco Business Times feature. No khakis at work “Forever Dress Code” is implemented.

  • 2007
    August 2007

    San Francisco’s Mint Plaza becomes Build Group’s first construction management project.

  • 2009
    June 2009

    The Great Recovery Begins.

  • 2010
    February 2010

    Build Group acquires Fine Line Group to strategically grow our presence in the interiors market.

  • 2012
    May 2012

    Build Group celebrates 5 years.

  • 2015
    May 2015

    Expansion of operations in Southern California.

  • 2016
    December 2016

    Build Group welcomes over 40 employees after the passing of John Di Manto, owner of San Jose Construction and the respectful closing of its doors.

  • 2017
    April 2017

    Marked our 10-year anniversary with Build Group’s growth to over 550 employees across 3 locations.

April 2007

Day 1 at Build Group: co-founder, Eric Horn, commutes to work by skateboard and Mike Desimone becomes Build Group’s first client.

Fearless Builders

Our collective team performs best with strong, supportive individuals. We lay aside ego in service of the best solution for our clients. Everyone’s voice is valued at the Build Group table.

Ron Yen

Ron Yen

Divisional President

Head of Build Group’s Signature Spaces, Ron is a San Francisco native with more than 20 years in the industry. Few professionals know the Bay Area market quite like he does, making him a tremendous asset to Build Group and our interiors and special projects clients. In the community, Ron serves on the board of the local YMCA, Union Square Business Improvement District, and Cal Poly Construction Management Advisory Board. He also enjoys surfing and traveling.

Ron Yen

Ron Yen

Divisional President

Head of Build Group’s Signature Spaces, Ron is a San Francisco native with more than 20 years in the industry. Few professionals know the Bay Area market quite like he does, making him a tremendous asset to Build Group and our interiors and special projects clients. In the community, Ron serves on the board of the local YMCA, Union Square Business Improvement District, and Cal Poly Construction Management Advisory Board. He also enjoys surfing and traveling.

Tom Harty

Tom Harty

General Superintendent

Tom Harty brings more than 35 years of experience in tenant improvement and construction expertise. He has a solid record of scheduling and completion, excellent knowledge of state and local building codes, and hands-on experience in framing, T-bar, drywall, taping, door frames, door hardware, millwork and plumbing.

Tom Harty

Tom Harty

General Superintendent

Tom Harty brings more than 35 years of experience in tenant improvement and construction expertise. He has a solid record of scheduling and completion, excellent knowledge of state and local building codes, and hands-on experience in framing, T-bar, drywall, taping, door frames, door hardware, millwork and plumbing.

Ross Edwards

Ross Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

A third-generation California builder with nearly 30 years of industry experience, Ross works closely with clients, driving innovation, and bringing principal-level involvement to all projects. As Build Group co-founder, Ross is a visionary at heart, devoted to the daily business, his two kids, and a passion for competitive skiing and cycling.

Eric Owen

Eric Owen

Divisional President

Eric Owen has over 29 years of experience working alongside some of the most talented individuals in the construction industry. He values his relationships and prides himself on maintaining strong connections with all clients who cross his path. He brings an open and collaborative attitude to Build Group by managing, mentoring, and empowering his staff to always reach for excellence. Under Eric’s guidance, projects are completed within budget and schedule, while also exceeding client expectations.

Ross Edwards

Ross Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

A third-generation California builder with nearly 30 years of industry experience, Ross works closely with clients, driving innovation, and bringing principal-level involvement to all projects. As Build Group co-founder, Ross is a visionary at heart, devoted to the daily business, his two kids, and a passion for competitive skiing and cycling.

Eric Owen

Eric Owen

Divisional President

Eric Owen has over 29 years of experience working alongside some of the most talented individuals in the construction industry. He values his relationships and prides himself on maintaining strong connections with all clients who cross his path. He brings an open and collaborative attitude to Build Group by managing, mentoring, and empowering his staff to always reach for excellence. Under Eric’s guidance, projects are completed within budget and schedule, while also exceeding client expectations.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Divisional President - Los Angeles

Andrew Clark is the Managing Principal of our Los Angeles Operation. With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Andrew is responsible for staffing manpower on all projects in addition to leading operations and preconstruction efforts for ground-up and tenant improvement work. He has a Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) from USC which offers a unique understanding of our client’s goals and challenges. In addition, he has extensive knowledge of budgeting, project buyout, cost reporting, scheduling, contract management and commissioning.

 

 

Simon Bowden

Simon Bowden

Regional Vice President, Oakland

Simon Bowden is a successful leader with over 25 years of industry experience. As Regional Vice President of Oakland, Simon is responsible for ensuring the success of each Oakland project from preconstruction through closeout.

Michael Savulescu

Michael Savulescu

Project Executive

Michael has worked on numerous residential renovation and redevelopment projects throughout the Bay Area. He has more than 12 years of experience collaborating with some of San Francisco’s largest public and private businesses. With extensive capabilities in Primavera systems, Project Scheduling, BIM coordination, and Value Engineering, Michael’s contributions augment quality on every Build Group project.

Brian Davey

Brian Davey

VP of Preconstruction

As lead of the estimating and preconstruction division, Brian manages clients’ design, performance, aesthetic and cost expectations through all preconstruction stages. Partnering with the architects and owners, he navigates through all jurisdictional and regulatory approval to produce designs and construction documents culminating in increased productivity and cost certainty. His 10 years of industry experience from field employee to Vice President of Preconstruction, uniquely position him to develop and lead a high-performing team that develops innovative logistical approaches and ensures timely project delivery.

Tom Harty

Tom Harty

General Superintendent

Tom Harty brings more than 35 years of experience in tenant improvement and construction expertise. He has a solid record of scheduling and completion, excellent knowledge of state and local building codes, and hands-on experience in framing, T-bar, drywall, taping, door frames, door hardware, millwork and plumbing.

Ron Yen

Ron Yen

Divisional President

Head of Build Group’s Signature Spaces, Ron is a San Francisco native with more than 20 years in the industry. Few professionals know the Bay Area market quite like he does, making him a tremendous asset to Build Group and our interiors and special projects clients. In the community, Ron serves on the board of the local YMCA, Union Square Business Improvement District, and Cal Poly Construction Management Advisory Board. He also enjoys surfing and traveling.

Eric Owen

Eric Owen

Divisional President

Eric Owen has over 29 years of experience working alongside some of the most talented individuals in the construction industry. He values his relationships and prides himself on maintaining strong connections with all clients who cross his path. He brings an open and collaborative attitude to Build Group by managing, mentoring, and empowering his staff to always reach for excellence. Under Eric’s guidance, projects are completed within budget and schedule, while also exceeding client expectations.

Ross Edwards

Ross Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

A third-generation California builder with nearly 30 years of industry experience, Ross works closely with clients, driving innovation, and bringing principal-level involvement to all projects. As Build Group co-founder, Ross is a visionary at heart, devoted to the daily business, his two kids, and a passion for competitive skiing and cycling.

Eric Horn

Eric Horn

Chairman

Eric co-founded Build Group with a mission to gather builders committed to making a real and definable difference in the communities they build in. As chairman of the Build Group family, he oversees operations and leads the company’s branding strategy. His passion and creative spirit is fueled by his personal interests; being an avid surfer, former skateboarder, and overall life enthusiast. Eric’s drive to help people is what initiated our successful corporate giving program.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Divisional President - Los Angeles

Andrew Clark is the Managing Principal of our Los Angeles Operation. With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Andrew is responsible for staffing manpower on all projects in addition to leading operations and preconstruction efforts for ground-up and tenant improvement work. He has a Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) from USC which offers a unique understanding of our client’s goals and challenges. In addition, he has extensive knowledge of budgeting, project buyout, cost reporting, scheduling, contract management and commissioning.

 

 

Michael Savulescu

Michael Savulescu

Project Executive

Michael has worked on numerous residential renovation and redevelopment projects throughout the Bay Area. He has more than 12 years of experience collaborating with some of San Francisco’s largest public and private businesses. With extensive capabilities in Primavera systems, Project Scheduling, BIM coordination, and Value Engineering, Michael’s contributions augment quality on every Build Group project.

Simon Bowden

Simon Bowden

Regional Vice President, Oakland

Simon Bowden is a successful leader with over 25 years of industry experience. As Regional Vice President of Oakland, Simon is responsible for ensuring the success of each Oakland project from preconstruction through closeout.

“I have the honor to work with the most dedicated, experienced, and innovative people in the industry. Every day, through their force of will and desire to build outstanding projects, another piece of an owner’s vision or dream is brought to life.”
Chad Krause
VP Operations
Chase Mordy

Chase Mordy

Director of Preconstruction

Chase has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on projects in hospitality, residential and mixed-use residential as well as corporate/commercial tenant fit-ups, interior renovations, additions/expansions, adaptive reuse, historic renovations/restorations, and seismic retrofits. Chase’s experience provides him with the knowledge to be a profound team leader, extremely resourceful and dependable, always providing clear direction while keeping to the goal.

Brian Davey

Brian Davey

VP of Preconstruction

As lead of the estimating and preconstruction division, Brian manages clients’ design, performance, aesthetic and cost expectations through all preconstruction stages. Partnering with the architects and owners, he navigates through all jurisdictional and regulatory approval to produce designs and construction documents culminating in increased productivity and cost certainty. His 10 years of industry experience from field employee to Vice President of Preconstruction, uniquely position him to develop and lead a high-performing team that develops innovative logistical approaches and ensures timely project delivery.

Cody Bedell

Cody Bedell

Divisional President

A third-generation builder, Cody is head of our Build Group Silicon Valley operation. His strong leadership is positioning this division to be the fastest and most robust enterprise of our company for 2018. Cody’s success at bringing in diverse and exciting new projects, as well as his management, mentoring, and technical skills at San Jose Construction were quickly recognized and affirmed at Build Group where he is respected by peers, the subcontracting community and the industry at large.

Scott Brauninger

Scott Brauninger

Chief Operating Officer

Contributing over 20 years of experience, Scott is a veteran construction industry professional. He is involved in contract negotiations and high-level project operations.

Greg Lafayette

Greg Lafayette

Executive Vice President

Greg is a self-starter with an entrepreneurial business mind, strong background in General Contracting, Cast-in-Place Structural Concrete, and Architectural Precast Concrete. He has significant experience from high-rise residential to libraries and waste water treatment plants. He currently serves as EVP for tenant improvements in our Silicon Valley operation.

Ron Marano

Ron Marano

Chief Financial Officer

Ron’s significant financial management experience with domestic and international operations in the Engineering & Construction industry makes him a trusted advisor on a broad range of financial matters. He has high level expertise in accounting, reporting, planning, forecasting, and analysis. Ron’s in-depth knowledge of joint ventures, business valuations, acquisitions, divestitures, legal matters, and financial systems are invaluable to Build Group and our clients.

Peter Read

Peter Read

Regional Vice President, San Francisco

As Regional Vice President, Peter manages all of Build Group’s San Francisco work. He leverages his 30 years of experience and excellent communication skills to ensure the successful delivery of each project.

Nathan Rundel

Nathan Rundel

President

Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Nathan is president of the Northern California region at Build Group. He is responsible for overseeing the Preconstruction and Operations efforts for all projects.

“I have the honor to work with the most dedicated, experienced, and innovative people in the industry. Every day, through their force of will and desire to build outstanding projects, another piece of an owner’s vision or dream is brought to life.”
Chad Krause
VP Operations
Steve Howard

Steve Howard

Vice President of Business Development

A respected veteran of the technology industry, Steve is responsible for cultivating client relationships and driving exciting new business initiatives at Build Group. His 33 years of experience at Intel built his reputation of being an innovative thinker and a team player who is focused both on clients and leading teams to achieve results.

Andrew Nolan

Andrew Nolan

Project Director

Andrew has considerable experience running projects throughout the Bay Area. His more than 12 years of industry experience ranges from residential high-rises, to laboratories, health centers, hospitals, and parking structures. Andrew has a proven track record of delivering safety and value to all of his projects.

Andrea Beard

Andrea Beard

Director of Marketing

Andrea’s leadership ensures that the entire company brand, and its six main business divisions, represent Build Group’s core values and grow its presence in the marketplace. She directs creative efforts that speak for the company and reinforce an internal culture of innovation and creativity. Among Andrea’s many community commitments, she shares her over 12 years of industry experience as a mentor to young women in the construction and commercial real estate industries.

Matt Vail

Matt Vail

Director of Recovery

Matt’s career has been in construction consulting services for more than 15 years prior to joining Build Group in 2015. His understanding of compliance and expert advising on complex capital projects strengthens the company, manages risk, and works to resolve any challenges that arise.

Bob Hopper

Bob Hopper

Vice President

A master builder with over 40 years of experience, Bob has been instrumental in building scores of projects, a credit to his passion and commitment to the construction business. He got his start in the industry as a carpenter and steadily worked his way to the top. A strong problem solver and process minded individual, Bob leads all scheduling and logistics for projects. He enjoys mentoring others and passing on his unique experience to the next generation of builders.

Ron Bullock

Ron Bullock

Director of Safety

Ron’s expertise in safety, logistics, supply chain, and general operations comes from his more than 20 years of management and construction experience at Build Group and Pacific Structures. Bringing essential value to every project he works on, his leadership in implementing training, compliance, and best practices to create a safe building culture, are executed on every Build Group project site.

Alejandro Riofrio

Alejandro Riofrio

Vice President

Alejandro is Vice President with 20 years of US and global experience with a multidisciplinary background in operations, project management, supply chain, business development and sales. He is comfortable working at all levels of internal and external organizations from corporate officers and Business Units leaders to project team members.

Brett Flynn

Brett Flynn

Vice President, Human Resources

Brett has more than 20 years’ experience leading Human Resources both internationally as well as domestically for high-tech and non-tech organizations. His broad experience in all facets of Human Resources helps align our people practices with business objectives to hire, grow and retain the best and brightest at The Build Group of Companies.

“I have the honor to work with the most dedicated, experienced, and innovative people in the industry. Every day, through their force of will and desire to build outstanding projects, another piece of an owner’s vision or dream is brought to life.”
Chad Krause
VP Operations
Chris Whittell

Chris Whittell

Business Development Manager

As a Business Development Manager for the Silicon Valley Office, Chris is responsible for generating new project opportunities in all commercial and multifamily market sectors.  Our Silicon Valley team has a 30+ year history in the High-Tech sector of cutting edge office, research and manufacturing facilities.  Chris brings over 20 years of construction and over 35 years of overall commercial real estate expertise in the valley.

Chad Krause

Chad Krause

Vice President of Operations

Contributing more than 15 years of construction experience, Chad’s practical understanding of the entire process is a valuable asset to Build Group’s operations. Clients’ projects benefit from his in-depth knowledge of concrete podium, wood, and steel-frame experience, as well as his extensive background constructing commercial, residential, and mixed-use buildings.

Ross Edwards

Ross Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

A third-generation California builder with nearly 30 years of industry experience, Ross works closely with clients, driving innovation, and bringing principal-level involvement to all projects. As Build Group co-founder, Ross is a visionary at heart, devoted to the daily business, his two kids, and a passion for competitive skiing and cycling.

Eric Owen

Eric Owen

Divisional President

Eric Owen has over 29 years of experience working alongside some of the most talented individuals in the construction industry. He values his relationships and prides himself on maintaining strong connections with all clients who cross his path. He brings an open and collaborative attitude to Build Group by managing, mentoring, and empowering his staff to always reach for excellence. Under Eric’s guidance, projects are completed within budget and schedule, while also exceeding client expectations.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Divisional President - Los Angeles

Andrew Clark is the Managing Principal of our Los Angeles Operation. With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Andrew is responsible for staffing manpower on all projects in addition to leading operations and preconstruction efforts for ground-up and tenant improvement work. He has a Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) from USC which offers a unique understanding of our client’s goals and challenges. In addition, he has extensive knowledge of budgeting, project buyout, cost reporting, scheduling, contract management and commissioning.

 

 

Eric Horn

Eric Horn

Chairman

Eric co-founded Build Group with a mission to gather builders committed to making a real and definable difference in the communities they build in. As chairman of the Build Group family, he oversees operations and leads the company’s branding strategy. His passion and creative spirit is fueled by his personal interests; being an avid surfer, former skateboarder, and overall life enthusiast. Eric’s drive to help people is what initiated our successful corporate giving program.

Simon Bowden

Simon Bowden

Regional Vice President, Oakland

Simon Bowden is a successful leader with over 25 years of industry experience. As Regional Vice President of Oakland, Simon is responsible for ensuring the success of each Oakland project from preconstruction through closeout.

Michael Savulescu

Michael Savulescu

Project Executive

Michael has worked on numerous residential renovation and redevelopment projects throughout the Bay Area. He has more than 12 years of experience collaborating with some of San Francisco’s largest public and private businesses. With extensive capabilities in Primavera systems, Project Scheduling, BIM coordination, and Value Engineering, Michael’s contributions augment quality on every Build Group project.

“We’re proud of our growing team. We develop leaders through the ranks and cultivate a culture where everyone takes ownership, but also knows there is someone there if they need support.”
Ross Edwards, Jr.
Co-Founder and CEO
Brian Davey

Brian Davey

VP of Preconstruction

As lead of the estimating and preconstruction division, Brian manages clients’ design, performance, aesthetic and cost expectations through all preconstruction stages. Partnering with the architects and owners, he navigates through all jurisdictional and regulatory approval to produce designs and construction documents culminating in increased productivity and cost certainty. His 10 years of industry experience from field employee to Vice President of Preconstruction, uniquely position him to develop and lead a high-performing team that develops innovative logistical approaches and ensures timely project delivery.

Chase Mordy

Chase Mordy

Director of Preconstruction

Chase has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on projects in hospitality, residential and mixed-use residential as well as corporate/commercial tenant fit-ups, interior renovations, additions/expansions, adaptive reuse, historic renovations/restorations, and seismic retrofits. Chase’s experience provides him with the knowledge to be a profound team leader, extremely resourceful and dependable, always providing clear direction while keeping to the goal.

Scott Brauninger

Scott Brauninger

Chief Operating Officer

Contributing over 20 years of experience, Scott is a veteran construction industry professional. He is involved in contract negotiations and high-level project operations.

Cody Bedell

Cody Bedell

Divisional President

A third-generation builder, Cody is head of our Build Group Silicon Valley operation. His strong leadership is positioning this division to be the fastest and most robust enterprise of our company for 2018. Cody’s success at bringing in diverse and exciting new projects, as well as his management, mentoring, and technical skills at San Jose Construction were quickly recognized and affirmed at Build Group where he is respected by peers, the subcontracting community and the industry at large.

Ron Marano

Ron Marano

Chief Financial Officer

Ron’s significant financial management experience with domestic and international operations in the Engineering & Construction industry makes him a trusted advisor on a broad range of financial matters. He has high level expertise in accounting, reporting, planning, forecasting, and analysis. Ron’s in-depth knowledge of joint ventures, business valuations, acquisitions, divestitures, legal matters, and financial systems are invaluable to Build Group and our clients.

Greg Lafayette

Greg Lafayette

Executive Vice President

Greg is a self-starter with an entrepreneurial business mind, strong background in General Contracting, Cast-in-Place Structural Concrete, and Architectural Precast Concrete. He has significant experience from high-rise residential to libraries and waste water treatment plants. He currently serves as EVP for tenant improvements in our Silicon Valley operation.

Nathan Rundel

Nathan Rundel

President

Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Nathan is president of the Northern California region at Build Group. He is responsible for overseeing the Preconstruction and Operations efforts for all projects.

Peter Read

Peter Read

Regional Vice President, San Francisco

As Regional Vice President, Peter manages all of Build Group’s San Francisco work. He leverages his 30 years of experience and excellent communication skills to ensure the successful delivery of each project.

“I have the honor to work with the most dedicated, experienced, and innovative people in the industry. Every day, through their force of will and desire to build outstanding projects, another piece of an owner’s vision or dream is brought to life.”
Chad Krause
VP Operations
Andrew Nolan

Andrew Nolan

Project Director

Andrew has considerable experience running projects throughout the Bay Area. His more than 12 years of industry experience ranges from residential high-rises, to laboratories, health centers, hospitals, and parking structures. Andrew has a proven track record of delivering safety and value to all of his projects.

Steve Howard

Steve Howard

Vice President of Business Development

A respected veteran of the technology industry, Steve is responsible for cultivating client relationships and driving exciting new business initiatives at Build Group. His 33 years of experience at Intel built his reputation of being an innovative thinker and a team player who is focused both on clients and leading teams to achieve results.

Matt Vail

Matt Vail

Director of Recovery

Matt’s career has been in construction consulting services for more than 15 years prior to joining Build Group in 2015. His understanding of compliance and expert advising on complex capital projects strengthens the company, manages risk, and works to resolve any challenges that arise.

Andrea Beard

Andrea Beard

Director of Marketing

Andrea’s leadership ensures that the entire company brand, and its six main business divisions, represent Build Group’s core values and grow its presence in the marketplace. She directs creative efforts that speak for the company and reinforce an internal culture of innovation and creativity. Among Andrea’s many community commitments, she shares her over 12 years of industry experience as a mentor to young women in the construction and commercial real estate industries.

Ron Bullock

Ron Bullock

Director of Safety

Ron’s expertise in safety, logistics, supply chain, and general operations comes from his more than 20 years of management and construction experience at Build Group and Pacific Structures. Bringing essential value to every project he works on, his leadership in implementing training, compliance, and best practices to create a safe building culture, are executed on every Build Group project site.

Bob Hopper

Bob Hopper

Vice President

A master builder with over 40 years of experience, Bob has been instrumental in building scores of projects, a credit to his passion and commitment to the construction business. He got his start in the industry as a carpenter and steadily worked his way to the top. A strong problem solver and process minded individual, Bob leads all scheduling and logistics for projects. He enjoys mentoring others and passing on his unique experience to the next generation of builders.

Brett Flynn

Brett Flynn

Vice President, Human Resources

Brett has more than 20 years’ experience leading Human Resources both internationally as well as domestically for high-tech and non-tech organizations. His broad experience in all facets of Human Resources helps align our people practices with business objectives to hire, grow and retain the best and brightest at The Build Group of Companies.

Alejandro Riofrio

Alejandro Riofrio

Vice President

Alejandro is Vice President with 20 years of US and global experience with a multidisciplinary background in operations, project management, supply chain, business development and sales. He is comfortable working at all levels of internal and external organizations from corporate officers and Business Units leaders to project team members.

Chad Krause

Chad Krause

Vice President of Operations

Contributing more than 15 years of construction experience, Chad’s practical understanding of the entire process is a valuable asset to Build Group’s operations. Clients’ projects benefit from his in-depth knowledge of concrete podium, wood, and steel-frame experience, as well as his extensive background constructing commercial, residential, and mixed-use buildings.

Chris Whittell

Chris Whittell

Business Development Manager

As a Business Development Manager for the Silicon Valley Office, Chris is responsible for generating new project opportunities in all commercial and multifamily market sectors.  Our Silicon Valley team has a 30+ year history in the High-Tech sector of cutting edge office, research and manufacturing facilities.  Chris brings over 20 years of construction and over 35 years of overall commercial real estate expertise in the valley.

“We’re proud of our growing team. We develop leaders through the ranks and cultivate a culture where everyone takes ownership, but also knows there is someone there if they need support.”
Ross Edwards, Jr.
Co-Founder and CEO
Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Divisional President - Los Angeles

Andrew Clark is the Managing Principal of our Los Angeles Operation. With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Andrew is responsible for staffing manpower on all projects in addition to leading operations and preconstruction efforts for ground-up and tenant improvement work. He has a Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) from USC which offers a unique understanding of our client’s goals and challenges. In addition, he has extensive knowledge of budgeting, project buyout, cost reporting, scheduling, contract management and commissioning.

 

 

Eric Horn

Eric Horn

Chairman

Eric co-founded Build Group with a mission to gather builders committed to making a real and definable difference in the communities they build in. As chairman of the Build Group family, he oversees operations and leads the company’s branding strategy. His passion and creative spirit is fueled by his personal interests; being an avid surfer, former skateboarder, and overall life enthusiast. Eric’s drive to help people is what initiated our successful corporate giving program.

Simon Bowden

Simon Bowden

Regional Vice President, Oakland

Simon Bowden is a successful leader with over 25 years of industry experience. As Regional Vice President of Oakland, Simon is responsible for ensuring the success of each Oakland project from preconstruction through closeout.

Michael Savulescu

Michael Savulescu

Project Executive

Michael has worked on numerous residential renovation and redevelopment projects throughout the Bay Area. He has more than 12 years of experience collaborating with some of San Francisco’s largest public and private businesses. With extensive capabilities in Primavera systems, Project Scheduling, BIM coordination, and Value Engineering, Michael’s contributions augment quality on every Build Group project.

Brian Davey

Brian Davey

VP of Preconstruction

As lead of the estimating and preconstruction division, Brian manages clients’ design, performance, aesthetic and cost expectations through all preconstruction stages. Partnering with the architects and owners, he navigates through all jurisdictional and regulatory approval to produce designs and construction documents culminating in increased productivity and cost certainty. His 10 years of industry experience from field employee to Vice President of Preconstruction, uniquely position him to develop and lead a high-performing team that develops innovative logistical approaches and ensures timely project delivery.

Chase Mordy

Chase Mordy

Director of Preconstruction

Chase has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on projects in hospitality, residential and mixed-use residential as well as corporate/commercial tenant fit-ups, interior renovations, additions/expansions, adaptive reuse, historic renovations/restorations, and seismic retrofits. Chase’s experience provides him with the knowledge to be a profound team leader, extremely resourceful and dependable, always providing clear direction while keeping to the goal.

Scott Brauninger

Scott Brauninger

Chief Operating Officer

Contributing over 20 years of experience, Scott is a veteran construction industry professional. He is involved in contract negotiations and high-level project operations.

Cody Bedell

Cody Bedell

Divisional President

A third-generation builder, Cody is head of our Build Group Silicon Valley operation. His strong leadership is positioning this division to be the fastest and most robust enterprise of our company for 2018. Cody’s success at bringing in diverse and exciting new projects, as well as his management, mentoring, and technical skills at San Jose Construction were quickly recognized and affirmed at Build Group where he is respected by peers, the subcontracting community and the industry at large.

Ron Marano

Ron Marano

Chief Financial Officer

Ron’s significant financial management experience with domestic and international operations in the Engineering & Construction industry makes him a trusted advisor on a broad range of financial matters. He has high level expertise in accounting, reporting, planning, forecasting, and analysis. Ron’s in-depth knowledge of joint ventures, business valuations, acquisitions, divestitures, legal matters, and financial systems are invaluable to Build Group and our clients.

Greg Lafayette

Greg Lafayette

Executive Vice President

Greg is a self-starter with an entrepreneurial business mind, strong background in General Contracting, Cast-in-Place Structural Concrete, and Architectural Precast Concrete. He has significant experience from high-rise residential to libraries and waste water treatment plants. He currently serves as EVP for tenant improvements in our Silicon Valley operation.

“I have the honor to work with the most dedicated, experienced, and innovative people in the industry. Every day, through their force of will and desire to build outstanding projects, another piece of an owner’s vision or dream is brought to life.”
Chad Krause
VP Operations
Nathan Rundel

Nathan Rundel

President

Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Nathan is president of the Northern California region at Build Group. He is responsible for overseeing the Preconstruction and Operations efforts for all projects.

Peter Read

Peter Read

Regional Vice President, San Francisco

As Regional Vice President, Peter manages all of Build Group’s San Francisco work. He leverages his 30 years of experience and excellent communication skills to ensure the successful delivery of each project.

Andrew Nolan

Andrew Nolan

Project Director

Andrew has considerable experience running projects throughout the Bay Area. His more than 12 years of industry experience ranges from residential high-rises, to laboratories, health centers, hospitals, and parking structures. Andrew has a proven track record of delivering safety and value to all of his projects.

Steve Howard

Steve Howard

Vice President of Business Development

A respected veteran of the technology industry, Steve is responsible for cultivating client relationships and driving exciting new business initiatives at Build Group. His 33 years of experience at Intel built his reputation of being an innovative thinker and a team player who is focused both on clients and leading teams to achieve results.

Matt Vail

Matt Vail

Director of Recovery

Matt’s career has been in construction consulting services for more than 15 years prior to joining Build Group in 2015. His understanding of compliance and expert advising on complex capital projects strengthens the company, manages risk, and works to resolve any challenges that arise.

Andrea Beard

Andrea Beard

Director of Marketing

Andrea’s leadership ensures that the entire company brand, and its six main business divisions, represent Build Group’s core values and grow its presence in the marketplace. She directs creative efforts that speak for the company and reinforce an internal culture of innovation and creativity. Among Andrea’s many community commitments, she shares her over 12 years of industry experience as a mentor to young women in the construction and commercial real estate industries.

Ron Bullock

Ron Bullock

Director of Safety

Ron’s expertise in safety, logistics, supply chain, and general operations comes from his more than 20 years of management and construction experience at Build Group and Pacific Structures. Bringing essential value to every project he works on, his leadership in implementing training, compliance, and best practices to create a safe building culture, are executed on every Build Group project site.

Bob Hopper

Bob Hopper

Vice President

A master builder with over 40 years of experience, Bob has been instrumental in building scores of projects, a credit to his passion and commitment to the construction business. He got his start in the industry as a carpenter and steadily worked his way to the top. A strong problem solver and process minded individual, Bob leads all scheduling and logistics for projects. He enjoys mentoring others and passing on his unique experience to the next generation of builders.

Brett Flynn

Brett Flynn

Vice President, Human Resources

Brett has more than 20 years’ experience leading Human Resources both internationally as well as domestically for high-tech and non-tech organizations. His broad experience in all facets of Human Resources helps align our people practices with business objectives to hire, grow and retain the best and brightest at The Build Group of Companies.

Alejandro Riofrio

Alejandro Riofrio

Vice President

Alejandro is Vice President with 20 years of US and global experience with a multidisciplinary background in operations, project management, supply chain, business development and sales. He is comfortable working at all levels of internal and external organizations from corporate officers and Business Units leaders to project team members.

Chad Krause

Chad Krause

Vice President of Operations

Contributing more than 15 years of construction experience, Chad’s practical understanding of the entire process is a valuable asset to Build Group’s operations. Clients’ projects benefit from his in-depth knowledge of concrete podium, wood, and steel-frame experience, as well as his extensive background constructing commercial, residential, and mixed-use buildings.

Chris Whittell

Chris Whittell

Business Development Manager

As a Business Development Manager for the Silicon Valley Office, Chris is responsible for generating new project opportunities in all commercial and multifamily market sectors.  Our Silicon Valley team has a 30+ year history in the High-Tech sector of cutting edge office, research and manufacturing facilities.  Chris brings over 20 years of construction and over 35 years of overall commercial real estate expertise in the valley.

Ross Edwards

Ross Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

A third-generation California builder with nearly 30 years of industry experience, Ross works closely with clients, driving innovation, and bringing principal-level involvement to all projects. As Build Group co-founder, Ross is a visionary at heart, devoted to the daily business, his two kids, and a passion for competitive skiing and cycling.

Ron Yen

Ron Yen

Divisional President

Head of Build Group’s Signature Spaces, Ron is a San Francisco native with more than 20 years in the industry. Few professionals know the Bay Area market quite like he does, making him a tremendous asset to Build Group and our interiors and special projects clients. In the community, Ron serves on the board of the local YMCA, Union Square Business Improvement District, and Cal Poly Construction Management Advisory Board. He also enjoys surfing and traveling.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Divisional President - Los Angeles

Andrew Clark is the Managing Principal of our Los Angeles Operation. With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Andrew is responsible for staffing manpower on all projects in addition to leading operations and preconstruction efforts for ground-up and tenant improvement work. He has a Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) from USC which offers a unique understanding of our client’s goals and challenges. In addition, he has extensive knowledge of budgeting, project buyout, cost reporting, scheduling, contract management and commissioning.

 

 

Eric Owen

Eric Owen

Divisional President

Eric Owen has over 29 years of experience working alongside some of the most talented individuals in the construction industry. He values his relationships and prides himself on maintaining strong connections with all clients who cross his path. He brings an open and collaborative attitude to Build Group by managing, mentoring, and empowering his staff to always reach for excellence. Under Eric’s guidance, projects are completed within budget and schedule, while also exceeding client expectations.

Scott Brauninger

Scott Brauninger

Chief Operating Officer

Contributing over 20 years of experience, Scott is a veteran construction industry professional. He is involved in contract negotiations and high-level project operations.

Eric Horn

Eric Horn

Chairman

Eric co-founded Build Group with a mission to gather builders committed to making a real and definable difference in the communities they build in. As chairman of the Build Group family, he oversees operations and leads the company’s branding strategy. His passion and creative spirit is fueled by his personal interests; being an avid surfer, former skateboarder, and overall life enthusiast. Eric’s drive to help people is what initiated our successful corporate giving program.

Ron Marano

Ron Marano

Chief Financial Officer

Ron’s significant financial management experience with domestic and international operations in the Engineering & Construction industry makes him a trusted advisor on a broad range of financial matters. He has high level expertise in accounting, reporting, planning, forecasting, and analysis. Ron’s in-depth knowledge of joint ventures, business valuations, acquisitions, divestitures, legal matters, and financial systems are invaluable to Build Group and our clients.

Cody Bedell

Cody Bedell

Divisional President

A third-generation builder, Cody is head of our Build Group Silicon Valley operation. His strong leadership is positioning this division to be the fastest and most robust enterprise of our company for 2018. Cody’s success at bringing in diverse and exciting new projects, as well as his management, mentoring, and technical skills at San Jose Construction were quickly recognized and affirmed at Build Group where he is respected by peers, the subcontracting community and the industry at large.

“I have the honor to work with the most dedicated, experienced, and innovative people in the industry. Every day, through their force of will and desire to build outstanding projects, another piece of an owner’s vision or dream is brought to life.”
Chad Krause
VP Operations
Bob Hopper

Bob Hopper

Vice President

A master builder with over 40 years of experience, Bob has been instrumental in building scores of projects, a credit to his passion and commitment to the construction business. He got his start in the industry as a carpenter and steadily worked his way to the top. A strong problem solver and process minded individual, Bob leads all scheduling and logistics for projects. He enjoys mentoring others and passing on his unique experience to the next generation of builders.

Nathan Rundel

Nathan Rundel

President

Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Nathan is president of the Northern California region at Build Group. He is responsible for overseeing the Preconstruction and Operations efforts for all projects.

Eric Owen

Eric Owen

Divisional President

Eric Owen has over 29 years of experience working alongside some of the most talented individuals in the construction industry. He values his relationships and prides himself on maintaining strong connections with all clients who cross his path. He brings an open and collaborative attitude to Build Group by managing, mentoring, and empowering his staff to always reach for excellence. Under Eric’s guidance, projects are completed within budget and schedule, while also exceeding client expectations.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Divisional President - Los Angeles

Andrew Clark is the Managing Principal of our Los Angeles Operation. With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Andrew is responsible for staffing manpower on all projects in addition to leading operations and preconstruction efforts for ground-up and tenant improvement work. He has a Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) from USC which offers a unique understanding of our client’s goals and challenges. In addition, he has extensive knowledge of budgeting, project buyout, cost reporting, scheduling, contract management and commissioning.

 

 

Eric Horn

Eric Horn

Chairman

Eric co-founded Build Group with a mission to gather builders committed to making a real and definable difference in the communities they build in. As chairman of the Build Group family, he oversees operations and leads the company’s branding strategy. His passion and creative spirit is fueled by his personal interests; being an avid surfer, former skateboarder, and overall life enthusiast. Eric’s drive to help people is what initiated our successful corporate giving program.

Scott Brauninger

Scott Brauninger

Chief Operating Officer

Contributing over 20 years of experience, Scott is a veteran construction industry professional. He is involved in contract negotiations and high-level project operations.

Cody Bedell

Cody Bedell

Divisional President

A third-generation builder, Cody is head of our Build Group Silicon Valley operation. His strong leadership is positioning this division to be the fastest and most robust enterprise of our company for 2018. Cody’s success at bringing in diverse and exciting new projects, as well as his management, mentoring, and technical skills at San Jose Construction were quickly recognized and affirmed at Build Group where he is respected by peers, the subcontracting community and the industry at large.

Ron Marano

Ron Marano

Chief Financial Officer

Ron’s significant financial management experience with domestic and international operations in the Engineering & Construction industry makes him a trusted advisor on a broad range of financial matters. He has high level expertise in accounting, reporting, planning, forecasting, and analysis. Ron’s in-depth knowledge of joint ventures, business valuations, acquisitions, divestitures, legal matters, and financial systems are invaluable to Build Group and our clients.

“We’re proud of our growing team. We develop leaders through the ranks and cultivate a culture where everyone takes ownership, but also knows there is someone there if they need support.”
Ross Edwards, Jr.
Co-Founder and CEO
Nathan Rundel

Nathan Rundel

President

Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Nathan is president of the Northern California region at Build Group. He is responsible for overseeing the Preconstruction and Operations efforts for all projects.

Bob Hopper

Bob Hopper

Vice President

A master builder with over 40 years of experience, Bob has been instrumental in building scores of projects, a credit to his passion and commitment to the construction business. He got his start in the industry as a carpenter and steadily worked his way to the top. A strong problem solver and process minded individual, Bob leads all scheduling and logistics for projects. He enjoys mentoring others and passing on his unique experience to the next generation of builders.

“We’re proud of our growing team. We develop leaders through the ranks and cultivate a culture where everyone takes ownership, but also knows there is someone there if they need support.”
Ross Edwards, Jr.
Co-Founder and CEO
Eric Horn

Eric Horn

Chairman

Eric co-founded Build Group with a mission to gather builders committed to making a real and definable difference in the communities they build in. As chairman of the Build Group family, he oversees operations and leads the company’s branding strategy. His passion and creative spirit is fueled by his personal interests; being an avid surfer, former skateboarder, and overall life enthusiast. Eric’s drive to help people is what initiated our successful corporate giving program.

Scott Brauninger

Scott Brauninger

Chief Operating Officer

Contributing over 20 years of experience, Scott is a veteran construction industry professional. He is involved in contract negotiations and high-level project operations.

Cody Bedell

Cody Bedell

Divisional President

A third-generation builder, Cody is head of our Build Group Silicon Valley operation. His strong leadership is positioning this division to be the fastest and most robust enterprise of our company for 2018. Cody’s success at bringing in diverse and exciting new projects, as well as his management, mentoring, and technical skills at San Jose Construction were quickly recognized and affirmed at Build Group where he is respected by peers, the subcontracting community and the industry at large.

Ron Marano

Ron Marano

Chief Financial Officer

Ron’s significant financial management experience with domestic and international operations in the Engineering & Construction industry makes him a trusted advisor on a broad range of financial matters. He has high level expertise in accounting, reporting, planning, forecasting, and analysis. Ron’s in-depth knowledge of joint ventures, business valuations, acquisitions, divestitures, legal matters, and financial systems are invaluable to Build Group and our clients.

Nathan Rundel

Nathan Rundel

President

Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Nathan is president of the Northern California region at Build Group. He is responsible for overseeing the Preconstruction and Operations efforts for all projects.

Bob Hopper

Bob Hopper

Vice President

A master builder with over 40 years of experience, Bob has been instrumental in building scores of projects, a credit to his passion and commitment to the construction business. He got his start in the industry as a carpenter and steadily worked his way to the top. A strong problem solver and process minded individual, Bob leads all scheduling and logistics for projects. He enjoys mentoring others and passing on his unique experience to the next generation of builders.

Simon Bowden

Simon Bowden

Regional Vice President, Oakland

Simon Bowden is a successful leader with over 25 years of industry experience. As Regional Vice President of Oakland, Simon is responsible for ensuring the success of each Oakland project from preconstruction through closeout.

Tom Harty

Tom Harty

General Superintendent

Tom Harty brings more than 35 years of experience in tenant improvement and construction expertise. He has a solid record of scheduling and completion, excellent knowledge of state and local building codes, and hands-on experience in framing, T-bar, drywall, taping, door frames, door hardware, millwork and plumbing.

Brian Davey

Brian Davey

VP of Preconstruction

As lead of the estimating and preconstruction division, Brian manages clients’ design, performance, aesthetic and cost expectations through all preconstruction stages. Partnering with the architects and owners, he navigates through all jurisdictional and regulatory approval to produce designs and construction documents culminating in increased productivity and cost certainty. His 10 years of industry experience from field employee to Vice President of Preconstruction, uniquely position him to develop and lead a high-performing team that develops innovative logistical approaches and ensures timely project delivery.

Michael Savulescu

Michael Savulescu

Project Executive

Michael has worked on numerous residential renovation and redevelopment projects throughout the Bay Area. He has more than 12 years of experience collaborating with some of San Francisco’s largest public and private businesses. With extensive capabilities in Primavera systems, Project Scheduling, BIM coordination, and Value Engineering, Michael’s contributions augment quality on every Build Group project.

Greg Lafayette

Greg Lafayette

Executive Vice President

Greg is a self-starter with an entrepreneurial business mind, strong background in General Contracting, Cast-in-Place Structural Concrete, and Architectural Precast Concrete. He has significant experience from high-rise residential to libraries and waste water treatment plants. He currently serves as EVP for tenant improvements in our Silicon Valley operation.

Chase Mordy

Chase Mordy

Director of Preconstruction

Chase has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on projects in hospitality, residential and mixed-use residential as well as corporate/commercial tenant fit-ups, interior renovations, additions/expansions, adaptive reuse, historic renovations/restorations, and seismic retrofits. Chase’s experience provides him with the knowledge to be a profound team leader, extremely resourceful and dependable, always providing clear direction while keeping to the goal.

Andrew Nolan

Andrew Nolan

Project Director

Andrew has considerable experience running projects throughout the Bay Area. His more than 12 years of industry experience ranges from residential high-rises, to laboratories, health centers, hospitals, and parking structures. Andrew has a proven track record of delivering safety and value to all of his projects.

Peter Read

Peter Read

Regional Vice President, San Francisco

As Regional Vice President, Peter manages all of Build Group’s San Francisco work. He leverages his 30 years of experience and excellent communication skills to ensure the successful delivery of each project.

“I have the honor to work with the most dedicated, experienced, and innovative people in the industry. Every day, through their force of will and desire to build outstanding projects, another piece of an owner’s vision or dream is brought to life.”
Chad Krause
VP Operations
Matt Vail

Matt Vail

Director of Recovery

Matt’s career has been in construction consulting services for more than 15 years prior to joining Build Group in 2015. His understanding of compliance and expert advising on complex capital projects strengthens the company, manages risk, and works to resolve any challenges that arise.

Steve Howard

Steve Howard

Vice President of Business Development

A respected veteran of the technology industry, Steve is responsible for cultivating client relationships and driving exciting new business initiatives at Build Group. His 33 years of experience at Intel built his reputation of being an innovative thinker and a team player who is focused both on clients and leading teams to achieve results.

Ron Bullock

Ron Bullock

Director of Safety

Ron’s expertise in safety, logistics, supply chain, and general operations comes from his more than 20 years of management and construction experience at Build Group and Pacific Structures. Bringing essential value to every project he works on, his leadership in implementing training, compliance, and best practices to create a safe building culture, are executed on every Build Group project site.

Andrea Beard

Andrea Beard

Director of Marketing

Andrea’s leadership ensures that the entire company brand, and its six main business divisions, represent Build Group’s core values and grow its presence in the marketplace. She directs creative efforts that speak for the company and reinforce an internal culture of innovation and creativity. Among Andrea’s many community commitments, she shares her over 12 years of industry experience as a mentor to young women in the construction and commercial real estate industries.

Alejandro Riofrio

Alejandro Riofrio

Vice President

Alejandro is Vice President with 20 years of US and global experience with a multidisciplinary background in operations, project management, supply chain, business development and sales. He is comfortable working at all levels of internal and external organizations from corporate officers and Business Units leaders to project team members.

Brett Flynn

Brett Flynn

Vice President, Human Resources

Brett has more than 20 years’ experience leading Human Resources both internationally as well as domestically for high-tech and non-tech organizations. His broad experience in all facets of Human Resources helps align our people practices with business objectives to hire, grow and retain the best and brightest at The Build Group of Companies.

Chris Whittell

Chris Whittell

Business Development Manager

As a Business Development Manager for the Silicon Valley Office, Chris is responsible for generating new project opportunities in all commercial and multifamily market sectors.  Our Silicon Valley team has a 30+ year history in the High-Tech sector of cutting edge office, research and manufacturing facilities.  Chris brings over 20 years of construction and over 35 years of overall commercial real estate expertise in the valley.

Chad Krause

Chad Krause

Vice President of Operations

Contributing more than 15 years of construction experience, Chad’s practical understanding of the entire process is a valuable asset to Build Group’s operations. Clients’ projects benefit from his in-depth knowledge of concrete podium, wood, and steel-frame experience, as well as his extensive background constructing commercial, residential, and mixed-use buildings.

“I have the honor to work with the most dedicated, experienced, and innovative people in the industry. Every day, through their force of will and desire to build outstanding projects, another piece of an owner’s vision or dream is brought to life.”
Chad Krause
VP Operations
Michael Savulescu

Michael Savulescu

Project Executive

Michael has worked on numerous residential renovation and redevelopment projects throughout the Bay Area. He has more than 12 years of experience collaborating with some of San Francisco’s largest public and private businesses. With extensive capabilities in Primavera systems, Project Scheduling, BIM coordination, and Value Engineering, Michael’s contributions augment quality on every Build Group project.

Brian Davey

Brian Davey

VP of Preconstruction

As lead of the estimating and preconstruction division, Brian manages clients’ design, performance, aesthetic and cost expectations through all preconstruction stages. Partnering with the architects and owners, he navigates through all jurisdictional and regulatory approval to produce designs and construction documents culminating in increased productivity and cost certainty. His 10 years of industry experience from field employee to Vice President of Preconstruction, uniquely position him to develop and lead a high-performing team that develops innovative logistical approaches and ensures timely project delivery.

Chase Mordy

Chase Mordy

Director of Preconstruction

Chase has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on projects in hospitality, residential and mixed-use residential as well as corporate/commercial tenant fit-ups, interior renovations, additions/expansions, adaptive reuse, historic renovations/restorations, and seismic retrofits. Chase’s experience provides him with the knowledge to be a profound team leader, extremely resourceful and dependable, always providing clear direction while keeping to the goal.

Greg Lafayette

Greg Lafayette

Executive Vice President

Greg is a self-starter with an entrepreneurial business mind, strong background in General Contracting, Cast-in-Place Structural Concrete, and Architectural Precast Concrete. He has significant experience from high-rise residential to libraries and waste water treatment plants. He currently serves as EVP for tenant improvements in our Silicon Valley operation.

Peter Read

Peter Read

Regional Vice President, San Francisco

As Regional Vice President, Peter manages all of Build Group’s San Francisco work. He leverages his 30 years of experience and excellent communication skills to ensure the successful delivery of each project.

Andrew Nolan

Andrew Nolan

Project Director

Andrew has considerable experience running projects throughout the Bay Area. His more than 12 years of industry experience ranges from residential high-rises, to laboratories, health centers, hospitals, and parking structures. Andrew has a proven track record of delivering safety and value to all of his projects.

“We’re proud of our growing team. We develop leaders through the ranks and cultivate a culture where everyone takes ownership, but also knows there is someone there if they need support.”
Ross Edwards, Jr.
Co-Founder and CEO
Steve Howard

Steve Howard

Vice President of Business Development

A respected veteran of the technology industry, Steve is responsible for cultivating client relationships and driving exciting new business initiatives at Build Group. His 33 years of experience at Intel built his reputation of being an innovative thinker and a team player who is focused both on clients and leading teams to achieve results.

Matt Vail

Matt Vail

Director of Recovery

Matt’s career has been in construction consulting services for more than 15 years prior to joining Build Group in 2015. His understanding of compliance and expert advising on complex capital projects strengthens the company, manages risk, and works to resolve any challenges that arise.

Andrea Beard

Andrea Beard

Director of Marketing

Andrea’s leadership ensures that the entire company brand, and its six main business divisions, represent Build Group’s core values and grow its presence in the marketplace. She directs creative efforts that speak for the company and reinforce an internal culture of innovation and creativity. Among Andrea’s many community commitments, she shares her over 12 years of industry experience as a mentor to young women in the construction and commercial real estate industries.

Ron Bullock

Ron Bullock

Director of Safety

Ron’s expertise in safety, logistics, supply chain, and general operations comes from his more than 20 years of management and construction experience at Build Group and Pacific Structures. Bringing essential value to every project he works on, his leadership in implementing training, compliance, and best practices to create a safe building culture, are executed on every Build Group project site.

Brett Flynn

Brett Flynn

Vice President, Human Resources

Brett has more than 20 years’ experience leading Human Resources both internationally as well as domestically for high-tech and non-tech organizations. His broad experience in all facets of Human Resources helps align our people practices with business objectives to hire, grow and retain the best and brightest at The Build Group of Companies.

Alejandro Riofrio

Alejandro Riofrio

Vice President

Alejandro is Vice President with 20 years of US and global experience with a multidisciplinary background in operations, project management, supply chain, business development and sales. He is comfortable working at all levels of internal and external organizations from corporate officers and Business Units leaders to project team members.

Chad Krause

Chad Krause

Vice President of Operations

Contributing more than 15 years of construction experience, Chad’s practical understanding of the entire process is a valuable asset to Build Group’s operations. Clients’ projects benefit from his in-depth knowledge of concrete podium, wood, and steel-frame experience, as well as his extensive background constructing commercial, residential, and mixed-use buildings.

Chris Whittell

Chris Whittell

Business Development Manager

As a Business Development Manager for the Silicon Valley Office, Chris is responsible for generating new project opportunities in all commercial and multifamily market sectors.  Our Silicon Valley team has a 30+ year history in the High-Tech sector of cutting edge office, research and manufacturing facilities.  Chris brings over 20 years of construction and over 35 years of overall commercial real estate expertise in the valley.

“We’re proud of our growing team. We develop leaders through the ranks and cultivate a culture where everyone takes ownership, but also knows there is someone there if they need support.”
Ross Edwards, Jr.
Co-Founder and CEO
Chase Mordy

Chase Mordy

Director of Preconstruction

Chase has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on projects in hospitality, residential and mixed-use residential as well as corporate/commercial tenant fit-ups, interior renovations, additions/expansions, adaptive reuse, historic renovations/restorations, and seismic retrofits. Chase’s experience provides him with the knowledge to be a profound team leader, extremely resourceful and dependable, always providing clear direction while keeping to the goal.

Greg Lafayette

Greg Lafayette

Executive Vice President

Greg is a self-starter with an entrepreneurial business mind, strong background in General Contracting, Cast-in-Place Structural Concrete, and Architectural Precast Concrete. He has significant experience from high-rise residential to libraries and waste water treatment plants. He currently serves as EVP for tenant improvements in our Silicon Valley operation.

Peter Read

Peter Read

Regional Vice President, San Francisco

As Regional Vice President, Peter manages all of Build Group’s San Francisco work. He leverages his 30 years of experience and excellent communication skills to ensure the successful delivery of each project.

Andrew Nolan

Andrew Nolan

Project Director

Andrew has considerable experience running projects throughout the Bay Area. His more than 12 years of industry experience ranges from residential high-rises, to laboratories, health centers, hospitals, and parking structures. Andrew has a proven track record of delivering safety and value to all of his projects.

Steve Howard

Steve Howard

Vice President of Business Development

A respected veteran of the technology industry, Steve is responsible for cultivating client relationships and driving exciting new business initiatives at Build Group. His 33 years of experience at Intel built his reputation of being an innovative thinker and a team player who is focused both on clients and leading teams to achieve results.

Matt Vail

Matt Vail

Director of Recovery

Matt’s career has been in construction consulting services for more than 15 years prior to joining Build Group in 2015. His understanding of compliance and expert advising on complex capital projects strengthens the company, manages risk, and works to resolve any challenges that arise.

Andrea Beard

Andrea Beard

Director of Marketing

Andrea’s leadership ensures that the entire company brand, and its six main business divisions, represent Build Group’s core values and grow its presence in the marketplace. She directs creative efforts that speak for the company and reinforce an internal culture of innovation and creativity. Among Andrea’s many community commitments, she shares her over 12 years of industry experience as a mentor to young women in the construction and commercial real estate industries.

Ron Bullock

Ron Bullock

Director of Safety

Ron’s expertise in safety, logistics, supply chain, and general operations comes from his more than 20 years of management and construction experience at Build Group and Pacific Structures. Bringing essential value to every project he works on, his leadership in implementing training, compliance, and best practices to create a safe building culture, are executed on every Build Group project site.

Brett Flynn

Brett Flynn

Vice President, Human Resources

Brett has more than 20 years’ experience leading Human Resources both internationally as well as domestically for high-tech and non-tech organizations. His broad experience in all facets of Human Resources helps align our people practices with business objectives to hire, grow and retain the best and brightest at The Build Group of Companies.

Alejandro Riofrio

Alejandro Riofrio

Vice President

Alejandro is Vice President with 20 years of US and global experience with a multidisciplinary background in operations, project management, supply chain, business development and sales. He is comfortable working at all levels of internal and external organizations from corporate officers and Business Units leaders to project team members.

“I have the honor to work with the most dedicated, experienced, and innovative people in the industry. Every day, through their force of will and desire to build outstanding projects, another piece of an owner’s vision or dream is brought to life.”
Chad Krause
VP Operations
Chad Krause

Chad Krause

Vice President of Operations

Contributing more than 15 years of construction experience, Chad’s practical understanding of the entire process is a valuable asset to Build Group’s operations. Clients’ projects benefit from his in-depth knowledge of concrete podium, wood, and steel-frame experience, as well as his extensive background constructing commercial, residential, and mixed-use buildings.

Chris Whittell

Chris Whittell

Business Development Manager

As a Business Development Manager for the Silicon Valley Office, Chris is responsible for generating new project opportunities in all commercial and multifamily market sectors.  Our Silicon Valley team has a 30+ year history in the High-Tech sector of cutting edge office, research and manufacturing facilities.  Chris brings over 20 years of construction and over 35 years of overall commercial real estate expertise in the valley.

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P: 415.367.9399

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P: 408.986.8711

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