Barbara Ramirez: Barbara founded GLR Construction in 2007. She has more than 22 years of project management experience with general contractors throughout California. Barbara has experience in all aspects of construction from administration and submittal processing to billings and subcontract management, from purchasing materials and supplies to serving as a field superintendent. She is highly knowledgeable in construction and has also served as a building permit technician for a local city ensuring she has knowledge of client requirements for building projects and required permits.
Wallace “Fordy” Copp, Operations Manager – Texas Division: Fordy has more than 30 years’ experience in construction including plumbing, HVAC and general construction. He serves as GLR’s primary project manager for all projects in Texas and Arkansas. He has managed day-to-day activities that include project management, subcontractor scheduling, testing and coordination of site meetings as well as supervising projects.
James “Jim” Sparks, Project Manager /Senior Estimator: Jim has worked in construction since 1978 as a carpenter, superintendent and project manager. He has worked on a wide range of projects including high density residential condominiums, high rise office buildings, hospital and medical facilities, educational facilities, and military facilities. He has skillfully managed and laid out projects that are architecturally detailed and others that are highly technical mechanical and electrical projects. He is skilled in quality control and documentation, planning and CPM scheduling, customer relations and the submittal process.
John Close, Superintendent: John has been in the construction industry since 1978, advancing from a laborer, an apprentice carpenter, journeyman carpenter, foreman and now currently a superintendent . John is qualified as a Site Safety & Health Officer as well as a Quality Control Manager. He is experienced in the areas of: safety, quality control, planning and scheduling, submittals, and customer relations. John has completed the 40-hour EM 385-1-1 course.
Randy Grunert, Electrical Superintendent: Randy is a California certified electrician with more than 30 years in the electrical industry including 6 years in the Air Force as an outside plant telephone installer. Since leaving the Air Force in 1981, Randy has worked for a variety of contractors in New Mexico and California starting as an apprentice electrician through journeyman and currently serves as an electrician and electrical superintendent.
Jennifer Jamison, Accounting Department: Jennifer has been in the financial industry for more than 18 years. She is highly proficient in all aspects of Construction Accounting and Human Resources, specializing in Job Costing. She oversees all business and financial duties within GLR Construction, Inc.
Christopher “Chris” Torres, Program Coordinator / Estimator: Chris has been in the construction industry for more than 7 years. He prepares cost estimates and proposals, conceptual models and budgets, and performs quantitative analysis of construction document and project program requirements. He also prepares and reviews submittals for their compliance with contract documentation.