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DAVID TORRES:   Construction Experience

Early Years
David started working in construction at about 7 years of age when his Dad enlisted his help on the family home in the Bernal Heights area of San Francisco patching drywall, building fences and the like. By age 10, he was spending most weekends working with his Dad on residential construction projects. In spite of the fact that he spent almost every weekend of his youth working in construction, he excelled in a variety of other disciplines including music and baseball. His leadership talent surfaced early when he was made battalion commander of the high school ROTC and as captain of the drill team, he took his school to its' only victory in the San Francisco Liberty Bell competition.

Upon graduating from high school, he was awarded a scholarship to pursue architecture. However, he really wanted to work in the field and chose instead to go to work for Plant Builders, a large commercial construction company in San Francisco. His leadership abilities were so obvious early on that he was promoted by the company directly from apprentice carpenter to project foreman.

Work Experience

TOWERS CONSTRUCTION, INC.                                               1994 to Present
Position: Owner/Superintendent

LUCASFILM LTD. (Skywalker Ranch/Nicasio, CA)                 1992 to 1994
Position:  General Superintendent/Owner's Representative

Highlighted Projects:
  • Remodel of the Technical Building Kitchen:   This project in Lucasfilm's Post Production Facility involved a total renovation of a "soup and sandwich" kitchen to a fully equipped restaurant facility for the employees and clients of the Ranch.

  • The Fire House/Security Building:   This attractive wood framed building includes offices and a training room as well as the Reception Area for the Ranch which is finished out with redwood trim and cabinetry and a rustic stone fireplace.

PLANT BUILDERS, INC.  (San Francisco, CA)                          1978 to 1992 
Position:   Foreman/Project Manager  

Highlighted Projects:
  • Kabuki 8 Theaters:   This project was the conversion of an existing 1 room theater into a 8 theater complex (while keeping Kabuki Hot Springs located below in full operation). The project included the seismic upgrade of the building and the addition of 3 mezzanines.

  • The Olympic Club:   This project involved the seismic up-grade and remodel of the existing natatorium which included interior finishes at the swimming pool, hydrotherapy spa and walkways and new mechanical, electrical and pool systems. Also included was the remodel of the existing handball courts and the existing commercial kitchen.

  • 25 Van Ness Avenue (Masonic Temple):   This project consisted of meticulous demolition in an existing building to preserve the existing hand-crafted interior finish work, the complete seismic upgrade of the building and the addition of new interim levels to change this existing 4 story building to an 8 story building.

  • 250 Sutter Street:   This project was the seismic upgrade and remodel of an existing 6 story office building including new mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems and construction of the Les Caux Restaurant designed by Pat Kuleto at the lower level.