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