Local firm BNBuilders, a general contractor that specializes in highly technical construction projects, has expanded their team to support the firm’s continued growth.
Jim Charpentier, principal of BNBuilders’ Seattle office, is providing business development leadership in San Diego and leading strategic partnerships in the firm’s core markets, including commercial, health care, education, technology, mission critical and life science. Charpentier will continue the expansion of clients and market sectors in Southern California, on the strength of BNBuilders’ exceptional service and collaborative, client-focused culture.
Jamie Awford, a 24-year construction industry veteran, has joined BNBuilders as principal in the San Diego office. As part of BNBuilders’ senior management team, Awford will help lead the strategic growth in Southern California, manage select projects, and help oversee the operations and financial success of the firm.
“We are excited to have Jamie join our talented management team,” Charpentier said. “He will be an integral part of the team to increase our portfolio and sustain significant growth. His strategic management expertise will help drive the best solutions for BNBuilders and our clients.”
BNBuilders’ San Diego office opened in 2010 and has experienced strong growth, which it attributes to progressive leadership, investing in talented people and technology, and providing a high level of service. The firm was founded on the principle of quality service to establish trusted partnerships along the West Coast. By successfully delivering regional projects for multiregional clients, BNBuilders has achieved long-term West Coast clients over the past two decades.
Gilead Sciences is one of those clients -- most recently, BNBuilders won its Pilot Plant and Lab Expansion project in Oceanside. Working with Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects, BNBuilders is providing preconstruction and construction services for the 34,000-square-foot lab and office tenant improvement, which is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2014. BNBuilders delivered the first phase for Gilead last year. Life science clients in this region include Celgene, Inception Sciences, BioLegend, Calibr and Amgen.
“Clients like Gilead are exactly why our company was founded. We've done work for them in Seattle, in the Bay Area and in our San Diego office," said Jay Ingram, project executive at BNBuilders.
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