What truly differentiates C.W. Driver Companies from the competition is our people. We hire people that love what they do. All of our employees are charged with bringing integrity, commitment, and intellectual precision to each project resulting in excellent customer satisfaction. We have high expectations of each other and work as a team to build projects we are all proud of. That attitude, along with our performance, has allowed C.W. Driver Companies to become a leader in the construction industry.

Executive Team

Dana Roberts

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dana Roberts

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

“My first job in 1970 was alongside my father here at C.W. Driver. Looking back over the years, I’m amazed at how the company has grown as one of the oldest Southern California based construction firms. I come to work every day extremely proud of our history and look forward to our continued growth and success.”

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dana maintains an active role in the day-to-day operations of C.W. Driver Companies. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the construction business including estimating, fieldwork and project management. Dana has devoted over 50 years to building the company while maintaining the founding principles of quality, workmanship and the commitment to client satisfaction.

 

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  • Masters, Civil Engineering
    Bachelor of Science, Economics

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Karl Kreutziger

President

Karl Kreutziger

President

“I always strive to cultivate a unique work environment that emphasizes personal development and involvement in the local community. I want to inspire our teams to not only successfully deliver complex projects, but also be a part of our community’s growth and development.”

As President, Karl is responsible for the administration and execution of all projects executed by C.W. Driver Companies. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and throughout his career has focused on client satisfaction while building relationships that result in repeat business.

 

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Richard Freeark

Vice-Chairman

Richard Freeark

Vice-Chairman

“I enjoy the interaction I have with both our architect partners and our clients. I pride myself on being open-minded and solution-oriented. I am committed to ensuring each project is delivered on budget and on schedule.”

As Vice-Chairman, Rich is responsible for operational oversight, including safety management and business plan initiatives for C.W. Driver Companies.

 

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  • Bachelor of Science, Construction Management

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Carl Lowman

Chief Financial Officer

Carl Lowman

Chief Financial Officer

“I firmly believe that ensuring the highest standards of business ethics, exercising good financial management, and managing risks can protect the company’s assets and reputation, as well as provide a solid foundation for continuous, profitable growth.”

As Chief Financial Officer, Carl oversees all aspects of the company’s financial operations – including accounting, financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, tax, audit, and treasury – as well as management of financial risks.  With over 30 years of financial and management experience, including 18 years in the engineering consulting and construction management services industries, he is responsible for execution of the financial strategy supporting C.W. Driver’s growth and business plans, and providing leadership to the finance team.

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Colorado State University

    Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst

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Brent Hughes

Chief Operations Officer

Brent Hughes

Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer, Brent is responsible for the operational oversight and client satisfaction, including contract negotiations, staffing, scheduling, financial controls, reporting, and close-out for all projects throughout California.

 

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  • Bachelor of Science, Construction Management

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Steve Nelson

Senior Vice President, Estimating & Preconstruction

Steve Nelson

Senior Vice President, Estimating & Preconstruction

“I’m interested in ensuring that our clients get the very best service and value for their dollar. It’s important we provide a detailed cost analysis up front, guiding the design to the client’s best advantage. Our diligent controls during preconstruction will help us deliver the project on budget and on time.”

As Senior Vice President of Estimating & Preconstruction, Steve is responsible for the estimating functions company-wide, which includes conceptual estimating, budgets, negotiated, hard bid, value engineering and design/build estimates.

 

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  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

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Robb Good

Vice President, Corporate Services

Robb Good

Vice President, Corporate Services

“I work closely with my teams to promote an environment where members respect each other, embrace diversity and take on new challenges while consistently delivering results.”

As Vice President of Corporate Services, Robb is responsible for internal and external support services including Information Technology, Human Resources, Training and Professional Development, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and Constructability Reviews. He ensures these services are in alignment with the companies’ strategic objectives and that services are delivered in compliance with their stated Service Level Agreements and Customer Satisfaction requirements.

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Hank Withaar

Vice President, Operations

Hank Withaar

Vice President, Operations

As the Vice President of Operations, Hank provides management, oversight, and leadership for select projects throughout the San Diego region. Through his leadership and close interface with the project team, he ensures that the team has the necessary support and resources to meet all obligations and to provide the best experience possible.

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

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Jennifer Vasquez

Vice President, Business Development & Corporate Communications

Jennifer Vasquez

Vice President, Business Development & Corporate Communications

“My passion lies in relationship building, team development, and creative idea generation. I am motivated by the firm’s longevity and stellar reputation in the industry; These qualities drive C.W. Driver Cos.’ solutions-based and client-focused approach.”

As the Vice President of Business Development & Corporate Communications, Jennifer works closely with the leadership team to guide the company’s marketing strategy and ensure business development goals are met.

 

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Joe Grosshart

President, Good & Roberts

Joe Grosshart

President, Good & Roberts

“Throughout my 30+ years in the industry I have found that the most successful projects are ones in which the owner/architect/builder work hand-in-hand. Whether the project is a small renovation or a complex laboratory build-out, I strive to ensure that in the end the client is happy and looks to G&R for the next project.”

As President of Good & Roberts, Joe’s responsibilities include overall management for Good & Roberts, LLC (G&R).  Through his leadership and direct interface with the Owner and design team, he ensures that projects are delivered beyond all expectations.

  • Masters of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

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Aimee Siemianowski

Senior Vice President, Driver SPG

Aimee Siemianowski

Senior Vice President, Driver SPG

“One of my top priorities is to ensure the project team has everything they need to meet and exceed each Owner’s expectations.  Providing guidance to the team to look ahead and truly listening to their concerns and challenges is one of my primary efforts.  This is key to creating a successful project for everyone involved.”

As Senior Vice President of Driver SPG, Aimee is responsible for operational oversight and client satisfaction, including contract negotiations, staffing, scheduling, financial controls, reporting, and close-out for all Driver SPG projects.

 

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Additional Key Decision Makers

Blaine Crawford

Director of Information Technology

Blaine Crawford

Director of Information Technology

2014 – 2016 San Diego Top Technology Executive Award Nominee by San Diego Magazine

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Brett Perkins

Director of Project Development

Brett Perkins

Director of Project Development
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Dave Pintar

Director of Project Development

Dave Pintar

Director of Project Development
  • 949.387.3400

Eric Moody

Director of Field Operations, G&R

Eric Moody

Director of Field Operations, G&R
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Jamie Macartney

Project Director

Jamie Macartney

Project Director
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Jared Dowdee

Director of Operations, Driver SPG

Jared Dowdee

Director of Operations, Driver SPG
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Jeff Canfield

Project Executive

Jeff Canfield

Project Executive
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Jeff Gay

Director of Estimating, G&R

Jeff Gay

Director of Estimating, G&R
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John Kately

Project Executive

John Kately

Project Executive
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Judd Reas

Project Executive

Judd Reas

Project Executive
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Keith Kauffman

Project Executive

Keith Kauffman

Project Executive
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Leo O'Brien

General Superintendent

Leo O'Brien

General Superintendent
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Lynda Hauke

Director of Human Resources & Training

Lynda Hauke

Director of Human Resources & Training
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Matt Moser

General Superintendent, Driver SPG

Matt Moser

General Superintendent, Driver SPG
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Mike Sosa

Director of Project Development, Driver SPG

Mike Sosa

Director of Project Development, Driver SPG
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Peter Kovacs

Director of Consulting Services

Peter Kovacs

Director of Consulting Services
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Ryan Stichler

Director of Project Development

Ryan Stichler

Director of Project Development
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Sam Myovich

Project Director

Sam Myovich

Project Director
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Tim Wingfield

Director of Field Operations, Driver SPG

Tim Wingfield

Director of Field Operations, Driver SPG
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Todd Rider

Director of Operations, G&R

Todd Rider

Director of Operations, G&R
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Tom Zaczyk

Director of Project Planning

Tom Zaczyk

Director of Project Planning
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Valerie Thornburg

Director of Marketing

Valerie Thornburg

Director of Marketing
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