Divison of Construction


Dispute Resolution Advisor Candidates List

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Name Brief Summary of Experience Job Locations willing to Travel to: Telephone No. E-mail Resume
Aaro, John 40 yrs experience, 35 with Caltrans. Over 150 projects as RE including $200 Million Interstate 680/24 Fwy Interchange. Jobs include major freeway realignment, structures, retaining walls, drainage, lighting systems, slide repair, & pavement rehab District 4, 10 and the Sacramento Area 925-933-3277 loralyn2000@aol.com Yes
Anderson, Norman DRB member or project neutral on over 80 projects in the western USA. Also, served as either the Contractor's or Agency's representative in dispute resolution. Anywhere in California (360)754-3819 normananderson@msn.com Yes
Baker, Bill Civil Engineer: Arbitrator/Mediator in construction industry for nearly 40 years. DRB Member on more that 40 projects, over 20 as Chair on Caltrans projects. Anywhere in California (707) 253-8221 wbbaker1@comcast.net Yes
Brown, Rolland J. 39 1/2 years with Caltrans as Resident Engineer and Senior Construction Engineer on heavy grading and multi-stage highway projects including bridges. Handled CCO's and Claim Reports. Member of the DRB Foundation and actively working on DRB boards. Anywhere in California except LA Proper (805) 466-1900 brown5690@sbcglobal.net Yes
Carlson, William J. 40+ years heavy/highway experience. DRBF Presidents list. 25+ DRBs both owner & contractor appointee, 13 as chair. Member of the DRBF. Participated in dozens of dispute hearings. Anywhere in California (760) 742-3702 wjccal@aolcomglobal.net Yes
Davila, Hector A licensed Civil Engineer with over 20 years of Caltrans Construction experience. I was the District 8 Constuction Deputy providing direction on all aspects of Highway/Transportation and structure projects. As a member of the statewide construction management board I provided construction expertise, dispute prevention and claim resolution on a multitude of projects ranging from $50,000 to $400 million. Anywhere in California (909) 677-8888 davila_clan@verizon.net Yes
Davis, Terry A. Licensed CA Civil Engineer with broad construction experience with Caltrans and other public agencies. As Caltrans Construction Manager, involved with many DRBs/DRAs, negotiated claims settlements, held claims hearings, involved in many Partnering contracts, used CPM schedules on many projects. Anywhere in California (707) 601-6113 terry@tjdavis.us Yes
Fichtelman, R. Troy 27 yrs experience in Public Works contracting. This experience includes contract administration and management, financial management, Arbitrator, Mediator, DRB Member or Chair for Government agencies and private firms. Kern, Orange, Kings, San Bernardino, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Inyo, Los Angeles (760) 212-8487 troy.fichtelman@cox.net Yes
Foley, James W. 50+ years experience: arbitrations, mediations, Dispute Resolution Boards, and Project Neutral (DRA). Licensed Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, Engineer; General Contractor (A&B). 38+ years experience: engineering/construction. Anywhere in California (408) 777-9917 jim@jimfoley.com Yes
George, Phil Multiple DRB's & DRA's (all decisions accepted); Partnering Facilitator (>200 sessions on > 60 projects), Contractor/Engineer since '76 on private, Local, CA, NV & Federal (FHWA, BuRec, BIA, USFS, NRCS, COE) General & Heavy Engineering Projects (dams, bridges, fwys, airports & matl's prod'n) in 10 Western States. Focus on claims avoidance & early resolution via DRB and Partnering to enable good working relations between the parties. Anywhere in California (530) 949-8768 phil.grg@gmail.com Yes
Goode, John W. 40+ years experience in heavy, highway and marine construction. Anywhere in California (858) 699-5355 (cell) jonybgd1@gmail.com Yes
Harris, Guy G. Professional Civil Engineer, Expert Witness, CPM Scheduler, Construction Claims Resolver, Contract Administrator, Specifications Writer, Farmer, Mechanic, Fabricator. Anywhere in California (530) 701-2360 guygharris@yahoo.com Yes
Hegab, Mohamed Over 20 years’ experience in construction industry mainly in claims management, CPM scheduling analysis, and forensic cost analysis. Professor and head of the CM program at CSUN. PE, PMP, CCM, and chartered quantity surveyor. Special experience and knowledge of Design-Build and Public Private Partnership (PPP) (P3) delivery methods. Currently on DRB of one of Caltrans’ biggest projects. Anywhere in California (818) 441-1055 mhegab@capmc.net Yes
Hughes, Ed 40 years of construction experience, Dillingham, Kasler, Washington Construction and Morrison Knudsen. Construction Consultant 1998-2007. Participant in 15 DRB's, 2 as chairman BSCE Southern California, San Francisco, and Sacramento (602) 300-3364 EDHUGHES4@msn.com Yes
Jones, Jeff 35 years of experience in the construction industry, 29 years as the owner of a General Engineering Construction Company. Specializing in structural concrete and infrastructure construction. Have served on or am currently serving on 12 DRB's, with 2 of those being as Chairman. All of California (408) 858-7714 jeffjonesbros@aol.com Yes
Kayser, Ken 36 yrs experience in the construction of roads, interchanges, and bridges. Have held a wide variety of management positions from Project Manager to Company President. Focus on early claims resolution and avoidance. All of California (916) 296-6554l kenakayser@gmail.com Yes
Keating, Joseph M 40 yrs experience working for engineers/contractors in all phases of heavy construction work. Since 1973 have worked as a consulting engineer in estimating, project planning, design, value engineering. 12 DRBs as member/chairman (22 disputes). Trainer for DRB Foundation. Northern California and Eastern Sierras (530) 622-9013
(530) 305-1370 cell
joekeating@sbcglobal.net Yes
Konrath, Joseph "Paul" 46 years in the Construction Industry, including 30 years in management and supervisory positions. Served on numerous DRB boards and DRA. DRBF and DRA Certified. All of California (661) 477-2201 jpk1940@sbcglobal.net No
Merle Larrabee 41+ total years with Caltrans. 28+ in Hwy. Const. (Surveys to Div. Chief). Participant in numerous DRBF Workshops. Served or serving on 31 DRB’s - Chairman of 9 - Numerous hearings. Districts 1 through 6, 9 and 10 (916) 685-5825 larrabee@surewest.net Yes
Leja, Mark Three years consulting and serving on DRBs. 31 years with Caltrans in various engineering, management, and leadership positions. Former Chief of Construction, Chief of Design, and District 10 Director. Encourages Partnering and collaborative dispute resolution that is timely and fair. Anywhere in California (530) 329-4668 markleja530@gmail.com Yes
Lewis, Richard (Dick) 32 yrs. with Granite Construction's Heavy Construction Division as Project Manager, Area Manager, and Vice President. An advocate of DRB's and Partnering since their inception. Have served on 40 DRB's and DRA's, more that 15 as chairman. Southern California (760) 839-0859 dicklewis1@cox.net Yes
Martin, Jerry Forty-two years with Caltrans. Registered Civil Engineer. Construction Division Chief Headquarters’ Construction Coordinator. Construction Engineer. Chaired many Caltrans’ Boards of Resolution. Member several DRBs. Anywhere in California, except remote areas of Districts 8 and 11 (916) 988-9243 j_m_martin95630@yahoo.com Yes
McCracken, David L Forty five years construction experience, from laborer to company president. Served on 34 DRB’s, seven as chairman. Currently work as consultant, nationally, to DOT’s and design engineers on project construct ability and costs. Anywhere in California (707) 253-8707 mccnapa@att.net Yes
McGowan, Matthew (Tim) Has served on over 24 DRBs, including the Carquinez Suspension Bridge, new Benicia Segmental Bridge, Devil's Slide Bridge and Highway 205 Widening, near Tracy. Life Member - American Society of Civil Engineers. Northern California (415) 453-8013 phmmbm@comcast.net Yes
Meler, Ron Over 35 years experience in the construction industry, laborer to VP Operations Sundt Construction. Held management positions for general contractors for over 26 years. Currently provides construction operations consulting, dispute resolution and scheduling services. Teaches Construction Ethics, Law and Contracts at SDSU. Anywhere in California (619) 540-6502 rmeler@rwmconsult.com Yes
Murphy, Jay Twenty-six years experience as a Steel Bridge Fabricator and Erector. Chairperson of Dispute Resolution Boards. Former Arbitrator on California Public Works Contracts Anywhere in California (510) 652-9264 jp.murphy@sbcglobal.net Yes
Nelson, John 40 years experience in heavy civil engineering projects including earthwork, underground, CIP and cable suspension bridges, and light rail. I have served as a superintendent, project manager, operations manager, vice president and president. Districts 7, 8, 11, 12 and San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Kern Counties (619) 520-9344 nelsonjohn411@yahoo.com Yes
Nugteren, Bill Fields of expertise are Tunnels, Bridges, Roads, Earthworks, Utility work and Mechanical. Well acquainted with contracts, contractual obligations, changed conditions, entitlement, time matters and cost. Within 150 miles from Palo Alto, CA unless special arrangements are made (650) 493-8177 wnugteren@aol.com *
Pastorius, Bruce Retired in 2015 with over 20 years as a Senior Construction Engineer and ten years as a Resident Engineer. Worked as Senior Resident Engineer and supervisor responsible for coordinating dispute resolution/partnering as well as the resolution of claims.  Partnering Coordinator and trainer in Central Region. Anywhere in California (805) 536-9428 BEP53@outlook.com Yes
Peterson, Dan 10 years, State of California, Division of Highways; 18 years, General Engineering Contractor, highway projects; and 22 years, Construction Consultant - highway projects and Dispute Resolution Boards. All of central and southern California from San Luis Obispo to Mono County - south to San Diego County (626) 446-3117 djpco@earthlink.net Yes
Preston, Guy C. Caltrans Structure Representative, Senior RE, and Area CE on over 150 projects. Projects include SFOBB Seismic Retrofit, I-680/Hwy24 Interchange, Noyo River bridge in Ft. Bragg, CA. Extensive experience in constructability issues, environmental permits and project scheduling. Anywhere in California (831) 226-6766 iguypreston@gmail.com Yes
Reading, Ron 40 years of progressive experience in heavy civil engineering construction with an extensive background in project management. Anywhere in California (925) 820-9131 r-mreading@msn.com Yes
Rice, Clifford Over 18 yrs in Construction - 3-1/2 yrs as RE, 15 yrs as Senior Construction Engineer. 2 yrs in charge of Caltrans Materials Lab. Experienced in all types of construction claims evaluation and dispute resolution. Anywhere in California (209) 373-0874 luvmybuick@yahoo.com Yes
Roberts, Nian B.S. in CE, A &B Contractors Licenses and RE. 36 years with Teichert Organization. VP experienced in construction as well as Aggregate, Asphalt, and RMC Operations. Served on over 45 DRBs and chaired over one half of them. Central or Northern California (916) 489-8247 nian@dslextreme.com Yes
Sarkela, Eric 38+ yrs with CALTRANS in the Const. Dept. 15+ yrs as Resident Engineer on many types of projects: major freeway, emergency contracts, bridge retrofit, widening, pavement rehab, chip seal, ovelay, mitigation, landscape, etc. Instructor and SME for Earthwork, Drainage, Asphalt Concrete, and Statewide contract change order courses. Member & Chairperson on DRBs since 2008. Districts 8 and 11, and Fresno, San Luis Obispo, and Napa (619) 447-1268 webejamn1@cox.net Yes
Slattery, R.P. (Dick) 50 Years diversified experience in Heavy Construction, 14 years in executive positions, including Corporate Officer. Former member DRBF & SCCA Board of Directors. Participated in 19 DRBs, 2 as Chairman and 1 DRA. Attended Caltrans sponsored DRB member seminars and DRBF Chairman's seminar. Anywhere in California (562) 822-5715 peaqup9@yahoo.com Yes
St.Martin, Jim Over 40 years experience in Heavy Highway Construction with Bridge Department, Heavy Highway Contractor and Industry Trade Association. Registered Civil Engineer and Licensed California Contractor. Anywhere in California (949) 933-3905 stmartin.jim@gmail.com Yes
Wang, Chia-Chi Over 23 years of highway construction experience with Caltrans; served as Resident Engineer, Construction Engineer, and Construction Manager; Specialized in contract administration and claim resolution. Districts 7, 8, 11, and 12 (951) 892-1420 ccwangdrb@gmail.com Yes
Warrener, Douglas 46 years experience working in most phases of the construction of freeways, interchanges, bridges, AC & PCCP paving, airports, dams and consulting on the above. Anywhere in California (916) 987-6783
(916)205-1081 (cell)
warrenerdn@comcast.net Yes
Wilde, Monty Licensed contractor with 30 years of experience in general engineering estimating, project management, and as VP/General Manager doing road construction, HMA,(asphalt paving), subgrade compaction, aggregate base, asphalt emulsion seals, chip seals, slurry seals. Anywhere in California (619) 994-6558 montywilde@gmail.com Yes