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.

James Mitchell

James Mitchell
General Superintendent

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.

Mark Garriga

Mark Garriga
Superintendent

Jamie Nelson

Jamie Nelson
Senior Project Manager

I joined DPC in 2017 as an Assistant Project Manager, while earning my Certificate in Construction Management from Laney College. I am now a Senior Project Manager and I am responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of an entire project through budgeting, hiring team members, sourcing suppliers and planning the project release. My duties include setting deadlines, providing feedback and communicating with clients about the status of their project. A Bay Area native, I grew up in a family who has a background in construction, spending a lot of time on construction sites. Before pursuing my construction career, I received my Certificate in Interior Design from Canada College in Redwood City.

Andrew Wiertella

Andrew Wiertella
Project Manager

As a project manager at Dijeau Poage Construction, I feel my job is to make sure the projects land on time and within budget. I started at Dijeau Poage Construction in November of 2021. My responsibilities include budgets and schedules for specific projects, as well as high level management of projects as a whole. Dijeau Poage Construction is a fantastic company to work for, with an incredible staff, who are all knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. The level of quality produced is second to none, and it shows throughout the staff and crew. Building has always been a passion of mine, starting at an early age. I was fortunate enough to take woodshop all 4 years of highschool, which started me in the construction field. I started my career as a laborer/carpenter apprentice and worked my way up to a project management role. I went back to school and studied Construction Management at the UC Berkeley Extension, as well as Project Management.

Anthony Kastelic

Anthony Kastelic
Assistant Project Manager

I joined DPC in 2021 as a Project Assistant. Today as an Assistant Project Manager my day to day includes working directly with our Project Managers and Superintendents to help ensure that projects run smoothly, perform administrative tasks such as reviewing invoices, writing subcontracts, and projecting performance reports. The DPC team creates a very collaborative atmosphere where I am motivated to go to work every day.

My career in construction started as an apprentice where I learned the fundamentals for framing and finishishing carpentry. I expanded my knowledge at the University of Arizona where I majored in Urban Development and shaped my passion for the management side of construction. One of my favorite parts of construction is taking a client’s dream from paper to reality.

Solesne La Rock

Solesne La Rock
Assistant Project Manager

I joined DPC as an Assistant Project Manager in the summer of 2022. I support our PMs and Site Superintendents with maintaining project schedules and budgets, and oversee day-to-day tasks including field communication, generating subcontracts and change orders, coordinating logistics, overseeing RFIs, submittals, and O&M closeouts. I have 10 years’ experience in the construction and renewable energy industry – solar, fuel cells, desalination, DSA public works, and PG&E design-build projects. Result driven and collaborative, I thoroughly enjoy fostering positive working relationships with subcontractors, architects, and design professionals to meet project goals for cost, schedule, and quality. As a passionate enthusiast for construction and sustainability, I am OSHA 30 certified, LEED GA accredited, and hold a Bachelor of Sciences from UC Davis.

Myhanh Nguyen

Myhanh Nguyen
Controller

As Controller, I work with owners James Dijeau and Andy Poage to manage the company’s finances, as well as all aspects of our accounting, contracts and subcontracts.

I was first hired at DPC as a Contracts Administrator in 2015, then was promoted in mid-2021 to my current role. I welcomed the challenge to evolve with the company, and am honored to be in an environment that upholds such a significant level of professionalism in support of our clients’ projects, while creating such a compassionate place to work. Our team is a talented, witty and outgoing group of individuals who value hard work, but who know to have fun at the same time.

Prior to joining relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area and joining DPC I lived in Sacramento, where I spent two years working as a Pharmacy Technician after graduating from Carrington College California in Pharmacy Technology.

Susana Barrios

Susana Barrios
Administrative Manager

I joined Dijeau Poage Construction in 2018 as an AP clerk and progress into Administrative Manager where I handle HR and payroll. I also assist our Accounting department for any project-related needs. Prior to joining DPC, I worked for 16 years with a small family-owned residential construction company fulfilling various tasks in accounting and office management.

Victor Vasquez

Victor Vasquez
Director of Preconstruction

I concentrate on helping clients define and realize their construction projects—offering them estimating expertise and information throughout their preconstruction and project development process. Construction is a collaborative team effort, and I enjoy working closely with the design professionals, engineers, consultants, subcontractors, vendors and craftsmen on DPC jobs.

My role 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. A San Francisco native, I have been building and remodeling homes and commercial spaces throughout the Bay Area since 1988.

 

Tristan Dijeau

Tristan Dijeau
Estimator

When I started at Dijeau Poage Construction I was an Administration and Assistant Contract Administrator. I started my DPC journey in January of 2022. I joined Victor Vazquez and became an Estimator where we develop a wide budget in the pre-construction phase of projects. My responsibilities are to look over plans and specs, as well as takeoff items on said plans, set up and organize job walks with key subcontractor’s, gather subcontractor’s proposals to build a projected budget, and attending meetings involving project development. I grew up around construction my whole life. I found a passion for construction early on. I enjoy the process of project development and seeing things come together. The organization and atmosphere of Dijeau Poage Construction is one of my favorite aspects of the company. I received my small business management diploma from DVC Junior college, Pleasant Hill.

Alana Dijeau

Alana Dijeau
Personal Assistant
I joined Dijeau Poage Construction in 2022 as the owner’s personal assistant. My responsibilities are to prepare travel schedules, adjust calendars as needed, assist with visa requirements, running errands, helping out anyone else that needs assistance at the time, updating the Dijeau Poage website and more. I also help out the project management team with submitting subcontracts and take meeting minutes whenever they need. My favorite part about working with Dijeau Poage Construction is how welcoming and helpful everyone is. We are one big family and I quickly learned that I am supported by all my colleagues.