Workplace Principles . . .
It's no accident that our company is smaller than most of our competitors'. That's because we've chosen to keep it lean and mean. In our opinion, having a large organization just enables other firms to do more work. Entrusting our reputation to a few carefully chosen, highly qualified and experienced team members enables us to do better work.
Like many companies, we could tell you that collectively, we have more than 150 years of experience in the building industry. It's true. But wouldn't you rather know how long each of our employees has been in the building trades? Our management and administrative staff average more than 24 years of industry experience, with almost a decade as team members of Monroe Construction.
Experienced Principals at the Helm
Doug Weitz, President, personally oversees all aspects of the company's operations. A licensed general contractor with over 30 years' experience in construction management, real estate development and property management, he holds a masters degree in business administration with an emphasis on real estate and construction management from the University of Denver. Doug's broad perspective and personal experience in dealing with a full range of property types account for his exceptional ability to find innovative solutions to difficult, project-related problems.
Frank Pecora, Vice President, joined Monroe in 1990 and manages on-site operations, providing a strong link between the office and field. Frank began in the building industry over 35 years ago as an apprentice carpenter. Before joining Monroe, he served as both a superintendent and project manager for other commercial construction firms. His hands-on experience in the trades, coupled with a command of administrative detail - from plan review and permit processing to the hiring and supervision of subcontractors and other personnel - make him a critical member of our management team.
Other Key Team Members
Rick Hernandez, Project Manager, is responsible for pre-construction services, estimating and project management. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Rick began his career in the industry over 30 years ago. During that time, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University. Prior to joining Monroe, Rick spent 14 years with a well respected competitor, starting as a Superintendent and quickly moving his way up to Project Manager. His in-depth experience enables him to contibute significantly to both the success of our projects and relationships with our clients.
Laura Gianficaro, Administration, manages all office, accounting and project administrative activities. Laura brings 15 years of practical experience in commercial real estate development, construction and property management. Skilled in the areas of finance, accounting, job cost analysis, contract administration and human resources, Laura holds a BA from California State University. Prior to joining Monroe Construction, Laura held positions with notable real estate development and management companies, Playa Vista and Trammell Crow Company.