PEOPLE

We know how to build; we love what we do.

Our company enjoys a tight knit, familial culture. We value integrity, candor and fairness, and instinctually go above and beyond our job descriptions to provide top-notch service.

Your project is in the hands of some of the best builders in the industry, who care a great deal about our craft.

James Dijeau and Andy Poage brought hard work and experience in all aspects of construction to the formation of their partnership in 2004.

You will discover that James and Andy are articulate, knowledgeable and deeply service oriented, and have instilled those attributes in their company. They can be found on job sites collaborating with their team as readily as overseeing project meetings.

DPC is dedicated to taking a leadership role in the industry regarding the importance of excellent customer service, high standards, and the art of fine building.

James Dijeau

 

I started working in construction with my Uncle the summer of 1987 and was immediately hooked. I loved working with tools, putting in an honest day’s work, and being able to say “I built that.” I enrolled in a Regional Occupation Program’s construction division, after which I did a 4-year apprenticeship with some of the best production builders in the industry in the Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

In 1994 I began work as a union journeyman carpenter, and then lead carpenter, with a company specializing in commercial renovations, architectural concrete projects and high-end custom homes. My experience deepened further with a move to a San Francisco builder in 1996, where I ran substantial high-end residential and high-rise projects for seven years before founding DPC with Andy in 2004.

Andy Poage

 

My professional life has been dedicated to fine building. I have worked in all facets of general contracting construction: jobsite supervision, project management, estimating, rough and finish carpentry. Over the years I apprenticed in most trades, gaining detailed knowledge of the pieces and parts of building—iron work, welding, plumbing, structural and architectural concrete, HVAC and electrical. As a Master Carpenter I have experience in furniture and cabinetry design, fabrication, finish and installation.

Born and raised in the East Bay, I worked for many years on residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects before founding DPC with James in 2004. My experience taught me standards of excellence, and to provide a balance between attentive client care and the highest quality of workmanship.

Ann Thai

Ann Thai
Controller

Ann is DPC’s Controller, leveraging her years of experience in construction accounting administration on multi-million dollar projects. She manages all aspects of DPC’s accounting, project contracts and subcontracts, assists Project Managers with financial management of projects, establishes project-related procedures and processes, and helps with business planning.

Ann also manages the company’s marketing and social media. She has great respect for the talent of her co-workers and the myriad possibilities in custom homes, personally being drawn to modern architectural projects and those that reference the natural beauty of her native California. Prior to joining DPC in 2013 as a Contract Administrator, Ann graduated from CSU, Sacramento with a B.S. in Business Management, and enjoys traveling, hiking and good food.

Brian Blackford

Brian Blackford
Project Manager

Dan Robles

Dan Robles
Superintendent

Doug Arthur

Doug Arthur
Superintendent

Jaimie Lenzini

Jaimie Lenzini
Office Administrator

Jaimie manages DPC’s office—assisting with administrative and Human Resources responsibilities, supporting field staff requests, and planning and coordinating company events. She joined DPC in 2015 with 10 years of office supervision experience in the transportation and medical industries.

A California Native, Jaimie grew up in a family of tradesmen and is happy to have come full circle to be part of a tight-knit group who are focused on craftsmanship. Personal interests include great food, hiking, fashion and interior design.

 

James Mitchell

James Mitchell
General Superintendent

Certified Green Building Professional

As DPC’s General Superintendent I oversee the field operations for all of our jobs. My responsibilities include manpower, logistics, jobsite quality control, safety, and field staff training. I consult with our superintendents and foremen on the most challenging, unique aspects of each project, providing technical and engineering expertise.

While at DPC I have also had the pleasure of designing and executing many custom furniture pieces and antique furniture restoration projects. As a second generation high-end residential remodeling Superintendent, I have spent decades learning and mastering this trade from the bottom up. I thrive on the intricacies of construction, and especially love the projects that are truly one-of-a-kind in design, drawing on our deep knowledge of building and demanding the best of our creative skills.

Jessica Mathieson

Jessica Mathieson
Assistant Project Manager

Jon McPherson

Jon McPherson
Project Manager

Jon is a Project Manager who has been working in construction as a builder, designer and craftsman since 1978. His knowledge and experience encompass project supervision and management of both residential and commercial work.

In his role on DPC projects, Jon is responsible for budget and schedule management, cost analysis, project team oversight, as well as subcontractor and vendor selection/coordination and large material orders.

He interfaces with clients and architects throughout his projects, managing job progress, submittals, transmittals and RFPs, compiling RFIs, facilitating drawing clarifications, and supporting design development and estimating as needed.

Kelvin Burdeau

Kelvin Burdeau
Assistant Estimator

Luis Zuniga

Luis Zuniga
Project Assistant

Mark Garriga

Mark Garriga
Superintendent

Matt Jones

Matt Jones
Project Manager

Advanced Certified Green Building Professional, BuildIt Green

Matt joined DPC in 2010, having worked in construction as a painter, carpenter and project manager since 1996. As Project Manager he has run a broad range of projects—from small, designer-led specialty scopes to multi-million dollar high-end renovations.

Matt brings an interest in and knowledge about green building methods and materials to benefit all his projects. In 2012 he took an opportunity to live in Rwanda, East Africa for two years, where he ran an international sales office for solar powered lanterns and water purification products, rejoining to DPC upon his return.

Prior to his construction career, Matt taught studio art and technical theater construction for 12 years to middle and high school students in California, Colorado and Texas. He holds a BA from Wake Forest University, where he was a double major in Studio Art and German.

Michael Dedmon

Michael Dedmon
Project Manager

Michael Jones

Michael Jones
Superintendent

Mike Hartig

Mike Hartig
Superintendent

Myhanh Nguyen

Myhanh Nguyen
Contracts Administrator

Myhanh works with DPC’s project teams to manage and administer documents and contracts, and to provide project accounting support.

She is grateful to be part of a company culture that demonstrates a significant level of professionalism and compassion for their employees and clients, and enjoys working with DPC’s talented, witty, outgoing group of individuals who value hard work.

Prior to joining DPC in 2015 Myhanh lived in Sacramento, where she spent two years working as a Pharmacy Technician after graduating from Carrington College California in Pharmacy Technology. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, fishing, being outdoors and traveling, and shares her co-workers’ great passion for food.

Sam Hardy

Sam Hardy
Superintendent

Sam is known for his focus on precision, rigorous attention to detail and conscientious approach to client service. He has supervised job sites of all sizes throughout the Bay Area, and has considerable experience with high-end residential remodeling.

In general contracting construction since 1997, Sam’s main expertise is in rough and finish carpentry, project management and concrete work, but he is skilled in all facets of building and finish work.

Because of his intense commitment to quality, Sam brings the same level of dedication and accountability to each project regardless of budget or scope. Outside of work he enjoys the jazz flute.

Todd Kennedy

Todd Kennedy
Superintendent

Victor Vasques

Victor Vasques
Chief Estimator

Victor concentrates on helping clients define and realize their construction projects with estimating expertise throughout the preconstruction and project development process—collaborating with design professionals, engineers, consultants, subcontractors, vendors and craftsmen. A San Francisco native, he has been building and remodeling homes and commercial spaces throughout the Bay Area since 1988.

Victor manages projects during early phases of development as well as collaborating during construction. His role at DPC includes feasibility studies based on the client’s program, budget development from schematic drawings, site condition inspection and analysis, design development cost analysis, construction estimates and schedule projections.

Wolfgang Schilling

Wolfgang Schilling
Project Manager