We’re here to redefine the construction experience by inspiring people to build together.
Our team is made up of passionate, high-character, intentional leaders who have what it takes to make a meaningful difference.
Meet our Team
We believe strong support and high challenge make for exceptional work.
Adam LainRead Bio
Adam is a seasoned Superintendent with more than 15 years of construction experience. His background lies in overseeing all aspects of construction operations for a variety of commercial and residential projects including; estimating, pre-planning, project buyout, contracts, submittals, RFIs, project scheduling, and field operations management.
He earned an associate degree in Construction Technology from Houston Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cal State San Marcos.
Andy JamesRead Bio
Attitude Determines Altitude.
Andy is one of Align’s OSHPD Superintendents with vast experience in OSHPD projects throughout San Diego County. Andy has a strong background in Doors, Frames, and Hardware including door Automation. Andy is DBIA Professional Certified and Enjoys working in the Healthcare Environment. Andy enjoys building relationships of trust, that help with current and future projects.
Austin HousleyRead Bio
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.
After graduating from San Diego State University, Austin began a career in law enforcement working locally in the county of San Diego. Austin was drawn to the construction industry because it provided an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively as a team to find solutions and make a difference in the community. Since making the transition into the construction industry, Austin has thrived on the daily challenges that arise on fast paced projects. He enjoys building relationships and finding solutions to ensure each project is a success for the client and all of Align’s trade partners.
Outside of work, Austin enjoys golfing, traveling, and going to the beach.
Ben HorakRead Bio
All things are possible.
Coming from several years in the estate planning, investing, tax planning world required a full throttle approach to learn and adapt to the construction world. Now with the Align Builders team, the decision to move to a new industry couldn’t have worked out better by being a part of the challenging and meaningful projects we have built and currently in process of building. Helping deliver (2) 60,000 sq. ft. healthcare builds has been a personal highlight with hopefully more to come as we continue to work hard and set our sights high at Align Builders. Our empowering team environment, visionary and practical leadership team, combined with a company culture and structure that encourages excellence, people first, and forward thinking is the fuel that makes it all go at Align.
Bob VincentRead Bio
Bob is a husband and father of two littles; surfer, fisherman, and musician, there’s no shortage of things that capture his interest and keep him energized. Construction has always brought a lot of fulfillment to Bob. It’s provided him with the chance to point out a real, tangible thing to friends and family and take pride in being a part of the team that accomplished their goals. That fulfillment comes from a shared sense of bringing value to the clients and accomplishing something as a team. He’s so grateful to have the opportunity to be part of this epic group of folks pulling together!
Brandon MendiolaRead Bio
If you want to be successful, you have to surround yourself with successful people
Brandon is passionate about building trust in relationships which he sees as the cornerstone of successful projects. After graduating from Texas Tech University, Brandon began a career in construction, moving to San Diego in 2006 and working almost exclusively on healthcare projects of various sizes. Brandon was drawn to Align Builders after working with them as a client at a major healthcare system in San Diego. “Working with Align Builders through complex and challenging issues in the healthcare environment gave me the opportunity to see what Align is made of. It made me want to be a part of this team.” Outside of work, Brandon loves cycling, offshore fishing, snowboarding, and cooking for his family. He stays busy with three teenage boys!
Brennan BurrowsRead Bio
My hope is that someday people won’t talk about servant leadership, because that will be the only type of leadership that exists.
Brennan is one of our Project Engineers – passionate about keeping a project’s document control organized and the information flow between all parties effective. After graduating from Wheaton College in Chicago, Brennan was especially drawn to Align Builders’ deeply held commitment to organizational health and its inspiring mission to raise the bar of the broader construction environment by bringing people together. Before Align, Brennan had not imagined himself operating in the construction industry but has found the unique aspects of construction to be an arena in which his passion for leadership and creating clarity can be stretched toward continuous improvement and growth. Outside of work, Brennan loves to play guitar and lead worship at church, camp, hike, surf, and travel with friends and family.
Brittany ArmstrongRead Bio
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Brittany is an experienced project manager who loves one-of-kind projects. Brittany thrives on owner-client relationships and making projects fun and memorable. Brittany started her construction career on the business development side before moving to the bay area and becoming a project manager for an electrical contractor. Her background in electrical allows her to be creative in complex situations. Brittany has been on multiple unique projects that are impactful to our environment such as; Scripps Ocean Atmosphere Research Simulator (SOARS) that will mimic the ocean with unprecedented accuracy, capturing the interactions of wind, waves, microbial marine life, and chemistry at the sea surface in a laboratory setting, and the Allen Lab at UCSD whose research combines scanning probe microscopy with electronic transport measurements to study quantum materials and utilize them for emerging technologies, such as quantum computing, and includes installation of a Faraday cage. On the Healthcare side, Brittany has completed a pharmacy, nuclear scanner room, and the Center of the Future of Surgery at UCSD which is the first of its kind to improve and expand surgical options using emerging technology, and to disseminate knowledge to future and practicing clinicians. Brittany is always ready for a new challenge and does it with a smile on her face!
Brittney WooldridgeRead Bio
Life is not about what happens to us, but what we make happen through us.
Brittney has been in the construction industry for several years starting out at Richard & Richard Construction based out of San Marcos. Her unexpected love for the industry and her coordinating role led her to pursue a permanent career in the field. She has had the opportunity to be on project management teams for projects ranging from custom homes, small tenant improvements and restaurants to multi-million-dollar ground ups! Brittney’s passion was ignited even further since jumping on board with Align Builders. Her ability to expand her role into Align’s Corporate and Personal Success & Development teams has been one of the highlights of her career and she believes the best is still yet to come!
Bryan EvansRead Bio
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Bryan Evans comes to Align with a passion for the future of Construction. With a love of 3D BIM Modeling, Robotic Automation, and Prefab Construction coupled with a desire to stay up to date on the best techniques of the trade, Bryan brings a new level of technical expertise to the Align Estimator Team. Graduating from National University with a Bachelor’s in Management and an Associate degree in Construction Management, Bryan started in the commercial estimating world 14 years ago before moving into Residential work. Seeking a company and an industry that supported his passion for a new way of doing construction, Bryan found Align Builders and was drawn in by their technical and human excellence. Outside of work, you can find Bryan doing projects around his home, playing with his dogs, farm-to-table cooking, and smoking high quality meats.
Chad CoonsRead Bio
Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself but is thinking about yourself less.
Chad Coons is one of Align Builders Project Engineers. His attention to detail and ability to connect with others are what makes Align Builders standout among the rest. Chad shares the commonality of graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University alongside fellow alumni at the company. He is excited to see how Align will be difference makers in the construction industry. Chad desires to be a leader that elevates others and be someone that’s trusted.
Chris HamptonRead Bio
With over 18 years of construction experience on multiple types of projects including OSHPD and Life Sciences, Chris Hampton has been responsible for managing multiple OSHPD 1 projects (Acute) concurrently with 3 direct reports (Superintendents) in occupied hospitals. He has a strong understanding of all trades in construction including fire sprinklers and MEP systems. His strong client service skills have accounted for multiple projects being awarded to keep him working for their hospital. His understanding of architectural and engineering plans and specifications, including building codes and quality control allows for his projects to run as seamlessly as possible. He understands the demands and challenges of working in occupied hospitals where construction is an ancillary service and how to manage staff expectations. Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with governing agencies and job specific inspectors keeps the project on schedule. With previous experience as a project manager and possessing estimating skills, he provides additional outlooks and projections. Having managed all facets of construction schedule, this ensures that all milestones are met.
Chris HuchelRead Bio
Discipline succeeds where motivation fails.
Chris Huchel is a Project Engineer at Align Builders. He is driven by excellence and enjoys getting the opportunity to work alongside others. Graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Business Administration degree, Chris is excited to dive deep into what the construction industry has to offer. He views each day as an opportunity to grow in the craft and could not have found a better place to do this than Align Builders.
Dan StarkRead Bio
Daniel’s a born and raised San Diegan who loves the community he works in. He comes from a long lineage of contractors that stems back to his great grandfather who specialized in finish carpentry. Having grown up in the construction industry Daniel spent his teen years working in various trades including concrete, framing, and roofing. He has worked in both residential and commercial construction and holds a degree in business administration.
Daniel joined the Align Builders team as a project engineer. With the support of some great mentors, Daniel became a Project Manager that has tackled some challenging projects under the jurisdiction of OSHPD and DSA. Daniel’s passion for improving the construction environment has driven him to pursue a new role that will bring the organization back to its roots. He is now leading Align Builders Special Services Group that will expand Align Builders construction services to smaller projects to better service our customer’s needs.
When Daniel’s not working, his primary focus is his family. Daniel enjoys every moment of being a father to his three children. Daniel is an active supporter of his daughter’s dance dreams, a coach to his son’s motocross aspirations and a superhero in his toddlers eyes.
Don CanonizadoRead Bio
“Luck is what happens when preparation meet opportunity”
Don Canonizado has centered his career on client satisfaction. Before entering the general contracting industry, Don worked as a design engineer for an MEP consulting company. In this role he found it lacked real construction knowledge and was not enough to prepare excellent construction drawings. Don left that role and decided to join a small GC to experience how things are actually built in the field. It has been over 10 years since Don made this move and we are excited for him to now make his way to Align Builders. He comes to Align with an expertise in document control and an extensive knowledge of HCAI Projects.
Elizabeth RichRead Bio
The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness
Lizzy’s background is in everything marketing, design, and business development. Starting as a small business photographer and then moving into her own boutique marketing and coaching firm, her first passion is spreading beauty, goodness and truth. While she never saw herself working within the construction industry, Lizzy was drawn in by Align Builder’s incredible values, excellence, and focus on human dignity and she has come to love working in this industry. Outside of work, Lizzy loves to mentor women to become the best versions of themselves, kickbox, travel, and surf.
Ellis GeisRead Bio
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Ellis is new to the construction industry, recently having graduated from the University of Denver where he studied property development and played Division I lacrosse. His brother, Owenn Geis (who also works at Align) introduced him to Align Builders. Ellis was drawn to Align’s unique approach to construction and the collaborative and positive environment that they promote. Ellis enjoys problem solving complex issues and collaborating with others to achieve a common and tangible goal. Ellis is excited to begin his career with Align and learn as much as he can along the way.
Eric CoffinRead Bio
My favorite on-the-job quote – I don’t know where that is.
Married 29 years. Hard to believe she stuck with me this long.
So, I thought I was an expert at most things, but as it turns out, I’m just real good at building stuff. However, my lovely wife continues to let me know I am not an expert at “most things”.
Ethan UnderwoodRead Bio
Sometimes working harder is smarter.
Ethan is passionate about cultivating relationship and providing a uniquely personal experience within the construction industry. Graduating with a degree in international business from John Brown University, Ethan was seeking a company that understood the importance of combining personalized relationships with extreme technical skill. After choosing to pursue a career in construction, Ethan discovered Align Builders and was drawn by our ability to execute construction in a way that provides clarity for all parties involved within a healthy organization. Ethan comes to Align with experience in TI’s in the biotech world and is excited to continue growing in his technical and construction expertise here at Align.
Gary GassawayRead Bio
You have to play the game to win game.
For as long as he can remember, Gary has been around construction projects. As a young kid going to work with his dad and grandfather on Saturdays and helping with jobsite clean ups. To getting his first job at age 17 as a laborer with a General Contractor. He knew quickly that he wanted to be involved and establish his career in the construction industry. He’s moved his way up the construction ladder throughout the years to currently as field superintendent and loving every minute.
When not at work, Gary loves spending time with his amazing wife and four awesome kids. They love being outside from camping, to hiking, to fishing.
Greg KlostermanRead Bio
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Greg has a strong understanding of all contract documents and excels with client and construction team services, ensuring that all parties always have full situational awareness of the project and further ensures that projects are running efficiently. He has spent most of his career managing ground up construction, focusing on structural concrete and the trade partners that are supported while the physical building is being built. He also has extensive knowledge and focus in on-site construction and project logistics. He understands the demands and challenges of large projects with multiple phases, extensive demolition, and unique conditions and he excels. He is very effective at forecasting for unforeseen conditions and potential issues that can and will arise during a project. Greg takes a very humble approach to leading a project and ensures that all parties involved are fulfilled.
Hayden GunsonRead Bio
There are two days in my calendar: this day and that day
After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in history, Hayden joined the team at Align as a project Engineer. While many cease to find a correlation between history and construction, Hayden seeks to use the past as a foundation to build for the future. At Align, Hayden enjoys the collaborative work environment and feels privileged to be a part of a team that strives to make a positive impact in the San Diego community. Hayden loves to surf and can always be seen with a smile on his face
Hernan ValdiviaRead Bio
If every decision and choice you make is just about you, at a certain time point you’re going to hit something that’s a lot tougher than you, that is going to make you quit because you don’t have a driving force for what you do – Inky Johnson
Hernan is driven by the desire to build the best version of himself. He loves to fish, play sports, watch the Lakers and Green Bay Packers and be at the beach. Growing up in Wilmington, CA, Hernan comes from humble beginnings, starting in construction at 16 years old doing drywall/finishes with his father to make a living. He continued to grow within the industry, going to school and developing a love for construction, allowing him to rise into new leadership positions. Hernan is always looking to improve and surround himself with those similar hardworking “go-getters” which lead him to join the Align Builders team. He is dedicated to learning everyday how to be better in all aspects of his life, but most importantly, as a builder and as a family man.
Jason CardilloRead Bio
Measure twice cut once.
Jason is a Superintendent focused on delivering solutions in the technical & demanding markets of Healthcare, Life Sciences, Higher Education and Corporate construction. His expertise lies in planning and onsite team engagement to drive solutions. He also has solid OSHPD experience. Jason is passionate about planning, finding solutions, and bringing people together to make things happen!
Jesse GeislerRead Bio
Do or do not, there is no try.
Jesse has been working in the healthcare and life sciences sector of construction since 2009. He holds a Professional Engineering license in the State of California and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Jesse got his start in construction in 2008 working at a Civil Engineering Firm. He attended Purdue University where he obtained a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structural Engineering. Since his first time on a construction site in 2008 he was hooked on the fast pace nature of construction. He enjoys tackling problems as a team with all the different stakeholders of any given project. During his time at Purdue he was able to work as a full-time year-round intern at Kiewit Power and Turner Construction. Following completion of his degree at Purdue he headed west to start a career in California working within the Healthcare Division of Turner Construction. After 5 years with Turner he made the transition to Align Builders where he has been employed since 2017. In 2017 Jesse became a registered and licensed Civil Engineer in the State of California. He also obtained a Masters in Business Administration in 2020 from Louisiana State University – Shreveport. Jesse’s career has been focused primarily on projects within the healthcare and life sciences industry. He has worked on projects worth $250M and been the Project Manager for jobs ranging in size from $1M-$20M. Outside of work Jesse enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He loves the outdoors and spends his time at the beach or in the mountains whenever possible. He enjoys surfing, running, biking, camping, hiking and has even completed an Ironman Triathlon!
John HillRead Bio
John is an experienced project manager with over 27 years in leadership positions across a wide spectrum of industries. John has spent his entire construction career with Align Builders, starting as a Quality Control inspector and progressing to Project Manager. His specialties include OSHPD/healthcare, research laboratories, and life science. Prior to joining Align, he helped lead the US Navy contractor team for Submarine Rescue and Recovery where he participated in numerous worldwide rescue exercises and was instrumental in the certification of the Navy’s only submarine rescue asset.
John began his professional life after graduating from the University of Missouri with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and being commissioned an Ensign in the Navy. Following nuclear power training, he served aboard the USS Pennsylvania and as the Quality Assurance Officer at Deep Submergence Unit. After separating from active service, John helped the County of San Diego develop the Disaster Service Worker program in which healthcare professionals were trained in providing disaster response and triage care following natural disasters or terrorist type events, including pandemic flu planning. He continued his Navy service in the Reserves, retiring in 2014.
In his spare time John is actively involved in little league baseball, coaching and serving on the board of his local league. After his son moved on to high school, he took up umpiring to stay connected with the baseball community. He also enjoys taking his daughter to the beach and watching her learn to surf.
Jon HustedtRead Bio
Every one of us has so much more potential than we know, but most have settled into the rut of everyday living while our view of ourselves has dissipated in the tasks of everyday work. As leaders it is crucial to reconnect our people with their dreams of what they could be – to expand their horizons and look upward.
Jon is on a mission to help people become the kind of leaders who make a lasting positive impact on the construction industry. For him, fulfillment lies in seeing others thrive in a healthy work environment. A place where they love contributing their time, talents, and energy because they are inspired by a clear, shared mission. A place where they feel genuinely known and cared for.
Jon’s primary role involves driving clarity and excellence at all levels of the organization – pushing Align closer to its ambitions of being the premier technical builder in our markets.
Jon is a husband to an amazing wife, and proud father to two little ones. He loves to surf, fish, and snowboard when time allows. He and his family are deeply invested in their community.
Justin HendersonRead Bio
Attitude is the source of beauty, self-confidence, success and happiness.
Justin Henderson is a culture driven person who seeks to learn and grow. He is a recent graduate from the University of San Diego, majoring in Business Administration and Real Estate. As a veteran of the United States Navy, he understands the necessity of having a strong culture, which is what drew him to Align Builders. He believes in what we are building here and wants to be a part of redefining the construction experience with an incredible team. When he is not a full time project engineer, he is a full time husband and father, spending each day enjoying watching his family grow.
Luke WoodworthRead Bio
The measure of a man’s greatness is not the number of servants he has, but the number of people he serves.
Luke draws his inspiration and motivation from the opportunity to collaborate with likeminded individuals in the construction environment. Construction has been a part of Luke’s background for many years. Growing up, Luke learned what it meant to be a servant leader by watching his father work as a residential general contractor. Then, while earning an Associate Degree from MiraCosta College, Luke joined a small GC in North County San Diego, where he discovered his own passion for the industry. Since then, he has worked for multiple companies, seeking one that stands apart from the rest. When Luke found Align Builders’ commitment to organizational health, positively changing the construction environment, and the continuous pursuit of personal growth and improvement he chose to settle here. Outside of work, Luke enjoys connecting with his family and community, surfing, playing music, and doing home projects
Mark CasillasRead Bio
The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.
At the age of 20 was when Mark found his passion in the Construction Building Industry. Mark believes in never giving up and always seeing projects, tasks, and activities to the end. One thing that hits home for Mark is when people see the end result for the first time, and they say “wow” or “this is amazing”, with sincere gratitude in their hearts. There is something that clicks deep down inside him when he feels like he’s making a difference in people’s lives.
Mentally, he always focuses on…for his team and crew. Over his years in construction, he has grown in self-control, doing his best to not get caught off-guard, and always being positive. Mark has a natural charisma which he leverages to foster teamwork in the diverse and potentially divisive construction environment.
Monica JohnsonRead Bio
You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
Monica is one of our project coordinators and is excited to learn all about the world of construction and everything that goes into working on a big project. After graduating from California State University of Fullerton, Monica worked in the medical field in administration and insurance. She learned so much about organization, being a dedicated employee, the power of active listening, and how to be a problem solver to help those get the treatment they needed as quickly as possible. Monica is passionate about creating a positive work environment where people can come together and work effortlessly as a team. While she never thought she’d join the construction industry, she is so happy to be a part of such a great company that encourages her growth as an individual and a team member.
Owenn GeisRead Bio
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
After working in Architecture his first few years out of college, Owenn decided to make the switch over to construction to be more engaged in the building process. He enjoys collaborating with the trades to solve problems and has found there is something new to learn every day on a construction site.
Francisco J Moreno “Paco”Read Bio
The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.
Francisco J Moreno “Paco”
Paco is a bilingual (English / Spanish) energetic and charismatic Superintendent who is always looking for easier solutions to complex problems. Paco can engage subs into building camaraderie on the job sites, which creates better communication and coordination between trades, less incidents on the job sites, less errors in the field, better workflow, and better project finishes.
From a young age, Paco was curious and liked to take apart his toys just to figure out how they were built. As he got older, he fixed things around the house and became known as a ‘handy-man’, able to fix anything from a VCR to a broken window. Paco completed a 5-year bachelor’s degree in Information technology and graduated in 2001 He worked in the IT help desk for several years. He also worked as a network administrator for an eye surgery center where he fell in love with the Science and Healthcare environment.
After several years in IT, he decided to make a big career move to the construction industry. His strong customer service experience, along with his dedication, vision, and hunger for knowledge motivated Paco to make a successful shift into this new field. His biggest motivation being his amazing wife and kids.
Today, Pacos has successfully accomplished several hospital projects under OSHPD including; UCSD Thornton EVS and Material Management storehouse renovation, UCSD Thornton L2 North Renovation, UCSD Thornton IT Workrooms, Scripps Encinitas Nuclear Medicine scanner room, and Scripps Encinitas pharmacy relocation.
To this day, Paco still remembers his early passion for building and his curious nature which serves him well on the Align Builders team.
Roberto V. OrtegaRead Bio
You will face many defeats, but never let yourself be defeated.
Roberto V. Ortega
I’m a dad to 3 children, I am a brother to 11 siblings, and I have been married 18 years. I have an OSHA 30 card, ICRA Certification, HILTI Fire penetration certificate, reach forklift certificate, Genie Lift Pro certification, and a vocational certificate for superintendent and estimating .journeyman carpenter. I am a well experienced assistant superintendent. I help with scheduling. I’ve worked in the construction industry for over 30 years, working several of those years as an assistant superintendent. My specialties include, infectious control and prevention, MRI and office buildouts, and designing hospital spaces.
Samantha SeapkerRead Bio
Originally from England, Sam started her career in HR for a large hospital group just outside of London. After moving to San Diego with her husband she switched gears and began working in construction accounting and administration. With 20+ years’ experience in both residential and commercial construction, Sam joined Align in 2020 during what can only be described as a crazy year!
Shea FoleyRead Bio
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Shea started his career in the clothing industry with a few close friends from college (Point Loma Nazarene University) building a business for 10+ years in Los Angeles. Once Shea met his wife, they both had a desire to start their family in San Diego closer to their extended family. He made a career and industry change and joined the Align team and has truly enjoyed being part of the Align family. He appreciates the challenge and support that is fostered by the Align team that has helped fast track his development.
Steve EricksonRead Bio
We are still standing and we are in it to win it.
Steve has extensive knowledge of the construction industry, with over 40 years invested in the trades. His breadth of experience includes several jurisdictions of construction, DOD, OSHDA, multi-city, metal buildings, and car dealerships.
Steve brings deep knowledge and expertise to all of the projects he works on at Align Builders. He has been with our company since the beginning and we are honored to have him on our team.
Steve SherrerRead Bio
No matter how tough life gets (past, present, future), REMEMBER, there is a reason and purpose, and it is for the greater good. Experience will toughen you or soften you……. you pick the direction that will make you the person you want to be!
As the founder of Align Builders, Steve’s sole mission was to create an organization with clear purpose and strong principals that would attract like minded individuals where we could all thrive together. His fulfillment comes from seeing others succeed but above all else, being a part of an organization where regardless of your role, people will challenge you to improve. Steve was raised by an inspiring single mom, he’s a father to three awesome kids, and supported by a rock-solid loving wife.
Steven BoartsRead Bio
The world aint all sunshine and rainbows,
It’s a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to knees and keep you permanently if you let it!
You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as LIFE.
But it aint about how hard you can hit, It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward.
That’s how winning is done!
Steven Boarts is one of our amazing site superintendents that helps us oversee all of Align’s building process, from preplanning to closeouts. Steven started his career in the residential atmosphere, where he would learn and grow into a young superintendent allowing him to apply his knowledge and would allow him to grow with the Align organization. While working as a superintendent, Steven thought it would be fun to enroll into a Culinary Art program where he had always wanted to learn how to cook. Although Steven is a young superintendent, he offers 20 years of construction experience starting his role as a laborer at 17 yrs. old, to now managing multi-million-dollar projects.
Along the way of Steven’s career path, he has become a loving husband and a father to 2 beautiful children.
Tom SpaudlingRead Bio
The bests views come from the hardest climbs.
After receiving is Business degree at San Diego State – Tom found himself gravitating towards the jobsites where he worked as a carpenter over summers rather than the sales offices he had interned in. Since then – Tom has worked in a multitude of projects within the industry – from high end residential where he worked as a site foreman and carpenter to running commercial and OSHPD renovations. His experience in sales and marketing bleeds into how he runs his jobs as he pays special attention to the customer service aspect of the buildout firmly believing “how we build is a vital component to the outcome of what we build.”
Outside of work Tom is an avid mountain biker, camper, golfer and film buff.
Trevor GammelgardRead Bio
Trevor leads preconstruction and estimating at Align Builders. He is passionate about providing value and clarity to Align’s clients during pre construction and delivering project costs and schedules that can be trusted.
He and his department are responsible for providing conceptual budgets, assembling GMPs, prequalifying and selecting subcontractor partners, bid leveling, constructability reviews, preliminary project scheduling, phase/logistics planning, value engineering, and project handoff. He is also responsible for design and preconstruction management on Align’s design/build projects.
Trevor has experience in a wide variety of markets, including: cGMP/pharmaceutical manufacturing, healthcare (both acute care and outpatient), higher education, class A office, R&D laboratories, science & technology, and life sciences. He also has experience in numerous project delivery methods, including: GMP, cost plus, hard bid/lump sum, CMGC/CMAR, and design/build.
He particularly enjoys identifying potential problems (constructability/existing conditions/procurement) and working with the design and ownership/CM teams to resolve them during design development. He also enjoys talking to subcontractors during preconstruction to better understand the reasons behind a particular element of a job’s cost and schedule duration.
In his free time, Trevor loves to spend time with his wife and three sons, go surfing, and organize his garage.
Zach BurtonRead Bio
After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, he determined that the construction industry was where he belonged. Zach was drawn to Align Builders because of their drive to create positive change in the construction industry as well as their healthy business culture. Zach’s strong communication and teamwork skills allow him to collaborate with others in order to efficiently and effectively complete a project. Zach is excited to learn, lead, and grow while building together with Align.
All team members are empowered to take initiative and operate with ownership on their projects.