From Hat Creek Construction’s management team through all ranks of our personnel, you will find a team with a wealth of expertise and experience and common commitment to satisfied customers.
President, Robert Thompson
After attending California State University, Chico, Bob co-founded and became an owner of HCC&M, Inc. Bob is involved in all areas of the business; including estimating, managing and scheduling projects, dispatching equipment and employees, and coordinating subcontractors. Bob also has a hand on the Human Resources department, and Accounting Department. On a daily basis, Bob visits job-sites, and keeps in close contact with the foremen and their crews. Strong leadership from Bob is one of the key reasons for the excellent reputation the company has earned.
Vice President, Perry Thompson
With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management, and a minor in Business, at California State University, Chico in 1992, Perry went to work with Teichert Construction for five years. At Teichert, Perry served as an Estimator and Project Manager through phases of General Engineering projects, ranging in size from $500,000 to $10 million. The annual work volume directly managed by Perry exceeded $18 million. Since coming to HCC&M, Inc. in 1997, Perry has managed daily operations including: bidding, general construction, development of Aggregate products & sales, and supervision of office staff. Perry has served as project manager on jobs that included site work, road building, bridge construction, paving and concrete work, and has taken the lead in the strategic planning and growth of the company.
Operations Manager, Weston Hutchings
In 2001, Weston completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management, at California State University, Chico and went to work for Granite Construction Company in Reno, NV. Focusing on heavy-highway construction and privately held commercial projects in the Reno/Tahoe basin, he managed projects in excess of 15 million per year. Then, in 2007, Weston was hired as a project manager for Sierra Nevada Construction focusing on heavy-highway construction and airport runway reconstructs in the Reno/Tahoe basin. In 2009, Weston assumed the role of operations manager at HCC&M, with an emphasis on continuing to grow the estimating, project management, and material sales of the company.
Chief Estimator, James Folsom
After completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management, at California State University, Chico in 2001, he worked with Granite Construction Company in Reno, NV. While in Reno, James managed a wide variety of environmental restoration, site construction and heavy-highway projects for private developers, state & local agencies and the Army Corps of Engineers. In 2005, James transferred with Granite Construction of Oroville, CA in the capacity of Estimator/Project Manager. Focusing primarily on heavy- highway construction in the northern Sacramento Valley bidding and building 8 to 15 million annually. James joined HCC&M in 2011 as Chief Estimator to help grow and strengthen our estimating and project management capabilities.
Project Manager/Estimator, John Hutchings
John completed his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management at California State University Chico in the spring of 2004. After Graduation he went to work as a project engineer for Granite Construction in Sacramento working in their takeoff and GPS modeling department. After 13 months of working in Sacramento, John transferred to the Reno branch and continued working as an estimator/project engineer. His primary focus was on bidding and building large commercial/residential site work projects ranging from $500,000 to $8,000,000. He then went to work for Sierra Nevada Construction continuing to bid and build private work, while also gaining experience on public works projects.
Aggregates Manager/Safety Manager, Kevin Pereira
Kevin Pereira has 16 years experience in management and 6 years experience with Hat Creek Construction. Kevin is in charge of dispatching equipment, trucking and concrete. He is also head of our sales department for asphalt, aggregates and concrete. Most importantly, Kevin is responsible for the overall Health and Safety of the company and has extensive training in safety compliance, operator safety, trench safety, MSHA and CPR.
Project Coordinator, Lauren Hutchings
In 2002, Lauren completed her Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at California State University, Chico and worked for a commercial contractor in the Reno area for over five years. Lauren assisted in managing the construction of schools, shopping centers and high rises. Before moving to the Fall River Mills area, Lauren estimated a number of projects, including modernizations, tenant improvements and new construction. As Project Coordinator at Hat Creek Construction, Lauren assists our estimators & project managers with bid documents, project schedules, managing the bid schedule, ordering bonds & insurance certificates for projects, subcontractor management, quality control compliance, on-site safety program management and execution. She also researches and procures projects, orders & prints bid documents, prepares technical proposals, fire & safety plans, subcontracts & purchase orders.
Office Manager, Jill Neuenschwander
After graduating from Chico State with a M.A. in Physiology/Physical Education. Jill returned to Susanville where she was born and raised. Jill found a calling in the construction industry for over five years, Jill worked for Miller’s Custom Work and Superior Ready Mix, which was then acquired by Hat Creek Construction & Materials, Inc. Being responsible for sales, customer sevice, dispatch and accounts receivable, she enjoys supporting our Susanville location.
The Project Superintendents at HCC&M, Inc. are responsible for the daily activities on the job site. They personally supervise employees on their jobs, approve employee time cards and project invoices, provide proper safety training and education, and coordinate crews & sub-contractors with work schedules designed around the customer’s project goals.
Mike Jackson has more than 35 years experience in the construction industry. He has completed projects for a wide array of owners including the USFS, Caltrans, Roseburg, Sierra Pacific Industries, Shasta County, etc. He completed our $10 Million Hwy 44 Road Rehabilitation Project & many other large projects for Hat Creek. He is currently working on our $1.2 Million Redding VA Site work project.
Craig Logan has more than 30 years experience in a wide array of construction work. He has worked for Hat Creek for 16+ years. Craig has been the superintendent on many projects where he completed work for the Forest Service, Caltrans, Shasta County etc. and has extensive knowledge in the construction industry. Craig was superintendent many of our large USFS projects & recently completed our $775,000 Karuk Tribe Parking lot Reconstruct project.
Vern Thorberg possesses 20+ years of experience in building construction. He personally managed and supervised the successful construction and completion of the $10 million Cottonwood Elementary School Project. He has completed numerous projects for a wide array of owners. He completed our $3 million Alturas Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Project, Hayfork High School Shop Building & Chester Helibase.
Tim Copperthite possesses 15+ years of construction experience. He specializes in complex building projects and has been a foreman for Hat Creek for more than 8 years. He has extensive experience in complicated buildings and most recently successfully completed the construction of our $2.9 million Bogard Rest Area project, the $831,000 Trammell Building & was superintendent on the Chester Helibase Facility for Lassen National Forest. He is currently the superintendent on our $1.8 Million Department of General Services Communications Towers Project on Big Valley & Likely Mountains.
Martin Davey was the underground and grading foreman for Spencer/ Healy heavy-highway division, in 1986-1987, on state projects on I-80 and Imperial Highway, those jobs ranging between $3- $6 million. In 1988 he came back to Truckee to be the grading foreman for a four year $40 million highway and structure job on I-80 with Ball Ball & Brosamer. Traveling with Brosamer from 1991-1996, up and down California and into Arizona, he worked on massive $40-$50 million earth moving and canal jobs until in 1996. He was then transferred to a new growing company, Serrano and Cone where he was the Supt watching over bridge retrofits and slab replacements on all major highways. Along with that, Martin also worked at both the San Francisco and San Jose Airport slip form concrete paving. In 2003 he was offered a job with Granite Construction in Reno, NV as a grading foreman for jobs $20 -$30 million. It was in 2005 when he then went to work with Summit Builders, a large commercial builder in Truckee, as the underground/ grading Supt. for a five year project $12 million after competition in 2010 he was contracted by Hat Creek Construction & Materials to join forces to help grow their heavy highway division as a Foreman/ Supt.
Kurt Emerald has worked for Hat Creek as a superintendent for more than 10 years. He has successfully completed numerous projects for a wide array of owners such as Caltrans, Shasta County, Roseberg Resources, USDA Forest Service, Sierra Pacific Industries, etc. Kurt was superintendent on our $1.2 Million Dolly Creek Diversion Channel for the USFS & he recently completed our $8.5 Million Windfarm Project in Burney, CA for RES Americas.
Floyd Parker has worked for Hat Creek as a superintendent for more than 8 years. He has completed numerous projects for the USDA Forest Service. He has successfully completed projects for Hat Creek ranging from a few thousand dollars up to multi-million dollar contracts. Floyd Parker was the superintendent on our $3 Million Mohave Windfarm Project.