Xpera Group, a San Diego-based construction consulting firm, has opened a new office in Walnut Creek, Calif., the third office for the company, which also has two offices in San Diego County.
Xpera Group also announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Bay Area-based W.E. Lyons Construction, a family-owned and managed general contracting and design-build firm that has specialized in commercial, multifamily, retail, high-tech, manufacturing and industrial construction and management since 1926.
Approximately 25 percent of Xpera Group's current business is in the region. Walnut Creek presented the ideal location for an office to serve the firm's clients, which extend throughout Northern California, from Sacramento to San Francisco and from San Jose to Napa.
Xpera Group was founded in 2009 by President Ted Bumgardner, a 33-year veteran of the construction industry. In April, the firm acquired the assets of Roel Consulting Services Inc., which allowed Xpera to double the size of the firm. The company opened a second office in San Diego County and currently has more than 45 construction, real estate and development specialists covering a wide range of diverse disciplines.
Greg Lyons, a 30-year construction industry veteran, will continue to serve in his role as president of W.E. Lyons Construction. He will also join Xpera Group's team, drawing upon his extensive experience to provide cost of repair and general contractor standard of care evaluation.