Gary Lencioni

Gary Lencioni

Founder & CEO

Upon graduating from San Jose State University in 1970 with a degree in aeronautical engineering and business, Gary found there were no available jobs in his field. Therefore, he decided to give his passion for construction a try. He bought a spec home, renovated it in what would become his signature style, and sold it at a profit. Then he repeated the process. It wasn’t long before Gary’s homes gained the attention of perspective customers who wanted him to build their homes from the ground up. This led to the incorporation of Lencioni Construction Company in 1980.

More than forty years later, Gary remains as passionate about the construction business as he was in the 1970’s. He believes that Lencioni Construction Company’s  success is driven by hard work, a commitment to quality and customer service, and – most of all – delivering homes that exceed all of his clients’ expectations.

Chad Lencioni

Chad Lencioni

President

Co-owner of Lencioni Construction with his father Gary, Chad was literally raised in the business of home building. Starting out as a laborer and rising through the ranks to carpenter, assistant project manager, project manager and now co-owner, Chad uses his abundant experience in the field to inspire his teams to achieve the best possible results in their work. He takes great pleasure in collaborating with his clients to ensure they end up in the home of their dreams. On weekends, you’ll find him spending time with his wife and two boys, having fun on two wheels, or just enjoying the outdoors. Chad holds a BS in Business Administration Finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Ron Ortiz

Ron Ortiz

VP of Operations, Project Manager

Ron grew up in a construction family, building homes and additions for family members as a teenager. Ron continued to hone his skills at the University of New Mexico. While pursing a program in Theatrical Design, Ron was the supervisor for the university fabrication shop. To assist in paying for his studies he then took his skills outside the theatre and began remodeling several of his professor’s homes. After graduation Ron continued the expansion of his construction knowledge at UCLA, where he completed their Construction Management certification program. Ron immediately excelled and began to be noticed. Prior to completing the program, he was recruited by a top High-End builder, and then again recruited to yet another top builder. Ron has led projects on both coasts, from 40,000 sqft residential homes, to educational facilities at CalTech University. Ron has a diverse background, is a natural leader, and can step into any project and immediately bring value. Among several private homes for confidential clients, Ron has also completed projects for the Altadena Town & Country Club, the Los Angeles Archdiocese, commercial showrooms such as Ann Sacks and Tips N Trends, as well as being construction advisor and On-Air carpenter for HGTV’s Color Correction television show for 3 seasons. Ron believes strongly in giving back to the community and has served on the Cal-Tech Children’s Center board of trustees, is a member of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, a member of the Westside Urban Forum, a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, a recipient of the 2005 United States President’s Volunteer Service Award, and a former board director for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

Project Manager

Mike has worked in residential construction off and on since high school, beginning as a laborer in the summers. After a 10 year career in hotel management, he returned to construction and apprenticed with a general contractor in Vermont for several years learning all aspects of carpentry from framing to finish. He moved to the Bay Area in 2001 and worked his way up from lead carpenter to project manager. Mike has worked for several of the premier custom home builders on the peninsula successfully managing complex projects from demolition to move in. He truly enjoys the relationships that form during these projects and takes great pride in helping clients realize their dreams. In his free time, he can be found at the beach, on the ski trails of Tahoe with his two daughters or biking the roads/trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Cynthia Oatman

Cynthia Oatman

Project Engineer

Cynthia began her career in the construction industry when in high school. She earned a certificate in Residential Construction Management back in 2005 and has since spent her time playing an integral role in project management. Her dedication, attention to detail and ability to multi-task are some of the factors that have made Cynthia successful over the years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at home with her family and working in the garden.

Andy Decker

Andy Decker

Superintendent

Andy got his start in construction working as a carpenter while studying project management at CSU Chico. Known for running an efficient jobsite, Andy skillfully coordinates tradesmen and his own staff to keep his projects on time and on budget, all while maintaining Lencioni’s highest quality standards.

Mark Crawford

Mark Crawford

Superintendent

Mark has worked in the Bay Area’s high-end residential construction industry for almost 30 years, getting his start as an apprentice. His work includes several new, architecturally significant, estates, as well as historical restorations. Mark is a true team leader. He combines his years of experience with an eagerness to implement new products, methods and technologies to enable the successful completion or his projects. He loves the Bay Area and the many interesting people it attracts.

Richard Popejoy

Richard Popejoy

Superintendent

Richard joined Lencioni in 2014, bringing with him an abundance of experience in the industry. His roots in carpentry give him a deep appreciation for the complexity and finish level of the details that are the hallmarks of our projects. His favorite part of his job is seeing the houses he builds become homes once the customers have moved in. A native of the South Bay, his time off is filled with family, kids, sports, and a Great Dane.

Fairn Foshay

Fairn Foshay

Superintendent

Fairn began his construction career as a roofer in 1978, eventually rising through the ranks to the role of Superintendent. An avid athlete, Fairn credits his experiences as a coach, marathon and ultra-marathon runner and triathlete to his success as a manager. He says the best part of his job is helping his clients to realize their wishes and dreams for their projects.

Max Kogan

Max Kogan

Superintendent

A native of Ukraine, Max began his construction career as a carpenter in 1985, after earning a degree in architecture. He joined Lencioni as a Superintendent in 2004. Max aims for perfection on every project he is given, with a commitment to always deliver on schedule and on budget. As his boss, Chad says, “No one can drive a schedule like Max.”

Mike Zinnanti

Mike Zinnanti

Superintendent

Mike has deep roots in the construction business – he’s been “hands on and feet in” for more than 36 years. Getting his start as as a carpenter and eventual journeyman, he has risen through the ranks to his present role as Superintendent. Mike prides himself on his collaborations with customers and subcontractors to achieve the highest quality results, and takes a great deal of satisfaction from seeing his clients happy in their fine new homes. When he’s not on the job, you’ll find him unwinding on the golf course.

Joe Domier

Joe Domier

Superintendent

Joe’s well-rounded knowledge of construction is the result of the 20 years he spent on the job with his dad. Together they worked on everything from custom homes to commercial and industrial buildings. He prides himself on his meticulous attention to detailand responsiveness to his client’s needs. His passions include fishing, hiking, trail running, and the San Jose Sharks.

Mike Donath

Mike Donath

Superintendent

Mike’s career in construction spans more than 40 years. He joined Lencioni as a carpenter in 1982, and now is one of our most experienced Superintendents. Mike is a great manager, with a knack for bringing all parties involved on a project together for a smooth, successful collaboration. Not just a job, construction is also one of his favorite hobbies, in addition to golf, kayaking, fishing, and watching the Giants.

Dan Francesconi

Dan Francesconi

Superintendent

Dan has worked in construction for more than 40 years, joining Lencioni in 1987. A contemporary home specialist and master mechanic whose skills are unmatched in the industry, Dan is proud of his work on many fine homes in the Bay Area. He plays a key role in facilitating the transformation of projects from design to high-quality construction.

Tony Victorino

Tony Victorino

Superintendent

For nearly 15 years, Tony and his crew have been the driving force behind some of the most beautifully constructed homes in the Bay Area. As superintendent and working foreman, Tony oversees and collaborates with his team to bring custom construction details to life, while ensuring all work meets our high standards. In his free time, he enjoys camping, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Lisa Volpe

Lisa Volpe

Superintendent

Construction has always been part of Lisa’s life, from working in her family’s construction business as a teenager, to obtaining a degree in Architecture and Construction Management, and now as a Superintendent working on high-end custom homes for more than a decade. While managing the day-to-day operations at the job site continually provides her with interesting challenges, she says it’s hard to beat the thrill of turning a finished home over to an ecstatic client.

Dennis Melvin

Dennis Melvin

Foreman

Dennis has vast experience building high-end custom homes, and has worked on projects with budgets ranging from 10 to 60 million dollars. The safety of his team is always his first priority, and his conscientious nature is evident by the high quality of his work. His favorite part of his job is seeing the reactions of his customers when they are finally able to move into their dream home. In his time off, he enjoys motorcycles, scuba diving, and craft beer.

Jeff Pauley

Jeff Pauley

Foreman

A veteran of the Bay Area construction industry, Jeff joined Lencioni as a foreman in 2003. Adept at managing the finest details with the utmost professionalism, he likens his job to being a pinch hitter or closing pitcher – brought in to bring his projects to successful completion. He is proud of his work and truly loves what he does. Jeff is also a huge music fan, and enjoys seeing live shows at any of the many unique venues around the Bay Area.

Geza Paulovits

Geza Paulovits

CFO

As Controller and CFO, Geza is the backbone of Lencioni Construction Company. A veteran of the construction industry, Geza’s experience in accounting and finance and kind, helpful nature keeps our operations running smoothly. He loves spending time outdoors, especially at the ocean or in the mountains.

Jessica Garcia

Jessica Garcia

Office Manager

As Office Manager, Jessica makes everything we do here at Lencioni possible. From ensuring all documentation is in place, to contracts, billing and payroll, her work here is indispensible. Jessica’s eagerness to learn and commitment to creating a positive working environment keeps us all smiling, day in and day out.