Our greatest strength is the quality of our staff
BCI enjoys an average combined field and management employee retention rate of nine years. Together, the BCI staff works hard to provide a competitively priced product with professional project coordination which is uncommon in the construction industry. The following individuals provide the management for our projects:
Office and Upper Management Staff
John C. Buestad – President
John’s role is to ensure that the project is constructed in a professional and timely manner and in the best interest of the owner and of the project. He personally supervises all projects.
J. Christian Buestad – Project Manager
Christian joined Buestad Construction after receiving a degree in Economics from Hobart College. He worked his way through the ranks of the company serving in a number of field roles and as an assistant project manager before he was placed in full charge of projects. In addition to his current role as a Project Manager he now shares the company management duties with his father John. With generations of family construction history stretching behind him he is committed to upholding the company values and quality standards.
Ken Carvalho – Senior Estimator
Ken is a licensed general contractor in California who graduated from the San Jose State University Graduate Program with a degree in Industrial Arts and has a teaching credential in Industrial Education. He has worked at Buestad Construction, Inc. for over thirty years and is the 4th generation of his family to be in the building business. Ken handles all design coordination, estimating, and pre-construction administration. He is also available throughout the project for consultation and/or problem resolution.
Jeff Reuvekamp – Superintendent
Jeff is a native of Oakland and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Jeff has over 30 years of construction experience in the Bay Area both as a business owner and as part of a large, national concrete builder in both residential and commercial projects. As a second generation contractor and business owner, Jeff understands the value of quality standards, timeliness, and cost control. As a Superintendent Jeff handles both commercial and residential projects.
Gary Whitehead, CGBP – Project Manager
Gary joined Buestad with over thirty years of construction experience in the Bay Area, and has hundreds of connections in the design and construction industries. In addition to his experience as an Owner and President of a general construction company in Berkeley for twenty years, Gary also has refined his experience by working in sales and development, pre-construction, and project management at a number of local high-end remodeling companies in the East Bay. In all his pursuits, Gary strives for excellence and the highest quality, while keeping to budget and schedule commitments. Gary enjoys meeting and consulting with clients, as well as networking with designers, architects, and other remodeling professionals.
Janet Van Klompenburg – Office Manager
Janet coordinates office administration, job tracking, subcontractor insurance, vendor records, and assists with accounting functions. Her experience, training and professionalism ensure that Buestad Construction operates smoothly and efficiently.
Derek Pavlik – Project Manager / Designer
Derek is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture. Over the course of 14+ years practicing in the Bay Area, both as a business owner and as part of another successful local design build company, he has designed numerous residential remodel and addition projects. Derek handles the full spectrum of our in-house design services, from preliminary schematic design, through design development, and into contract document preparation and the associated coordination involved in obtaining the proper approvals and permits for a project. Where necessary he is also available during the building phase to provide construction administration services.
Randy Potter – Business Development / Project Manager
Randy holds a BS in Marketing as well as an MBA from UC Davis and has over 15 years of experience in the Real Estate Design, Construction and Development Industries. In addition to his Project Management duties Randy handles Business Development and Marketing activities at BCI.
Gordon Drake – Superintendent
Gordon has been immersed in the construction industry from a young age, having grown up with a father and brother who are both life-long builders. As a child, he grew up in Marin houses that were remodeled and flipped. During his teen years, Gordon and his family resided on a rural island in British Columbia, and it was here that he helped with the construction of a series of homes that were entirely off-the-grid. After college, Gordon got his contractor’s license and has been working in Marin County ever since. He has twenty years of remodels under his belt, and has built a handful of homes from the ground-up as well.
Our experienced field staff consists of laborers, apprentice carpenters, journeyman carpenters, and lead carpenters.
“Committed To Quality And Enduring Values”