Top Influentials 2013

San Diego's Top Influentials highlights the Who's Who in San Diego business, profiling some of the top newsmakers of 2012. This year we focus on the leaders in Finance; Business Services; Health, Hospitality & Education; Technology & Energy; Real Estate & Construction.

Armando Flores

Owner

Charco Design & Build

7065 El Cajon Blvd.
San DiegoCA92115
Just about two years ago, Armando Flores set out to start something more personal than just another construction company.
“I wanted to just be a little bit more of a boutique remodeling company,” Flores has said of his passion and the company he owns, Charco Design & Build Inc.
He set the foundations for it years earlier, becoming a key designer at Charco Construction Co. Inc. In 2012, he took his vision and made it a business, separate from Charco Construction but retaining the Charco namesake with the company’s blessing.

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Service distinguishes Charco remodeling company from crowd

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New venture increases focus on design, inside and out

In 2011, Armando Flores set the foundations for a new company. In 2012, he took the new company and made it a business.

Owner, Charco Design & Build

Just about two years ago, Armando Flores set out to start something more personal than just another construction company. “I wanted to just be a little bit more of a boutique remodeling company,” Flores has said of his passion and the company he owns, Charco Design & Build Inc.

Business Services

Madeline Cahill-Boley

Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel

Robert Caplan

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Roger A Denning

Fish & Richardson PC

Matt Garrett

TGG Accounting

Gary Levine

G.S. Levine Insurance Services Inc.

Ricardo Lopez

Shore Total Office

Paul Robinson

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP

Finance

Eric Ellingsen

California Bank & Trust

Stephen Gordon

Opus Bank

Teresa Halleck

San Diego County Credit Union

Jim Horton

AmericanWest Bank

Health, Hospitality & Education

Michael Cunningham

National University

Gary Fybel

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Tom Garfinkel

San Diego Padres

Arthur Gruen

EA Health

Russel Newman

Alliant International University

Anthony Pico

Viejas Casino & Resort

Robert Rauch

HotelGuru.com

Dan Shea

Donovan's Steakhouse

Joan Stafslien

CareFusion Corp.

Real Estate & Construction

Dan Broderick

DTZ (formerly Cassidy Turley San Diego )

Jack Burger

Burger Construction

Craig S. Evanco

Evanco Realty Advisors Inc.

Robert A. Felix, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, RS

Innovia Community Management Cooperative

Mark Filanc

J.R. Filanc Construction Company Inc.

Armando Flores

Charco Design & Build

Brian Galligan

Kilroy Realty Corp.

Jerry Jacquet

Meissner Jacquet Commercial Real Estate Services

Tim McBride

Southern Contracting Company

James Silverwood

Affirmed Housing Group

Technology & Energy

Steven Altman

Qualcomm Inc.

Howard Asher

Abnology

Ted Baker

Baker Electric Inc.

Murray Case

redIT

Tim Caulfield

American Internet Services

Magda Marquet

Althea Technologies Inc.

Debra L. Reed

Sempra Energy/SDG&E

Dale Stein

Voice Smart Networks

Daniel Sullivan

Sullivan Solar Power of California Inc.

Cynthia (C.J.) Warner

Sapphire Energy

Sponsors

Media

2013 Top Influentials: Steve Bernstein

Feb. 4, 2013 -- Reporter Doug Sherwin speaks with Steve Bernstein, president of business banking at Wells Fargo Bank, about whether big banks have learned their lesson after the recession and lending myths.