Don Rodgers

2625 Marsh Creek Road
Brentwood, California 94513


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Construction Manager

  • Multifamily, single-family and commercial construction
  • Grading, infrastructure, public improvements
  • Environmental mitigation and green building certifications

Core competencies

  • Budget development and control
  • Large-scale grading Schedule creation and control
  • Bidding and contract negotiation
  • Public improvements Effective team building

About me

I am an accomplished director who has successfully-managed the large-scale projects of major owners and developers throughout the Bay Area. I am astute at delivering a solid fiscal return. I want to team with an organization that will capitalize on my deep knowledge base, proven skills in operations, motivating teams, meeting deadlines, and exceeding goals.


Director of Construction, Orinda Gateway LLC/Brooks Street, Orinda, Calif. 1997 - 2012

  • By gaining team membership, I was able to lead the effort to acquire a high-barrier project entitlement for 245-lot, 1,600-acre Wilder Project requiring interaction with governing agencies, public utilities, Army Corp of Engineers, Fish and Game, Fish and Wildlife and others
  • Effectively-managed construction including 8 million cubic-yards of grading, building major infrastructure including sewer lift stations, bridges and relocation of over a mile of 115v overhead power lines, migration of endangered species, and creek restoration saving over $10 million in value engineering

Vice President, Yamaoka Builders, Sunnyvale, Calif. 1995 - 1997

  • Delivered three multifamily projects, one podium construction, on schedule and in budget
  • Earned the owner over $4 million by resolving four long-standing, legacy defect claims through astute negotiation with the insurance company

Project Manager, Madsen, Kneppers and Associates, Walnut Creek, Calif. 1991 - 1995

  • Saved clients an estimated $20 million in annual claims by establishing cause, liability and cost, in product and construction defect claims
  • Effectively represented both insurance companies and law firms with regard to resolving disaster claims emanating from the Oakland Hills fire, Hurricane Andrew, and the Northridge earthquake. Managed recovery assistance at a 620-unit Parkwoods Apartments after the Oakland fire.
  • Analyzed and developed accurate construction re-build costs including code upgrades, through to the final stage of settlement

Director of Construction, Dame Construction, San Ramon, Calif. 1989-1991

  • Successfully-managed the construction of 6 major single-family home communities
  • Spearheaded an external team to determine and resolve the Blue Water issue

Project Manager, Lincoln Property Company Foster City, Calif. 1984-1989

  • Successfully-managed the construction of 7 major multifamily communities

Education and certifications

  • Chabot College, Industry Arts
  • California State University, Certificate of Construction Mgmt
  • Diablo Valley College, computer science and business management
  • Regional Water Quality Control Board Seminars
  • American Society of Professional Estimators
  • California Licensed General Contractor
  • Architectural Review Board, Hidden Oaks at Blackhawk