The following are profiles of top executives of the highest-ranking companies on the following lists: Commercial General Contractors, published on March 18; Commercial Landscape Contractors, Sept. 9; Electrical Contractors, Feb. 11; HVAC Contractors, Sept. 9; licensed contractors on the Solar Companies list, June 17.Commercial general contractorsRichard GhilottiGhilotti Construction Co., 246 Ghilotti Ave., Santa Rosa 95407; 707-585-1221; ghilotti.com; 387 employees; '12 revenues: North Bay $99.0 million, companywide $152.0 million
President and Chief Executive Officer Dick Ghilotti, 66, co-founded the general engineering contracting company in 1992. The company has established offices in Marin and Napa counties and the East Bay and acquired North Bay Construction in 2010.
A major current job is a $28.7 million contract to expand the Airport Boulevard interchange on Highway 101 north of Santa Rosa. Big jobs in the past 12 months include $23.2 million for the Old Redwood Highway interchange on that freeway in north Petaluma, $22.9 million in upgrades to the "Novato Narrows" on Highway 101 between Petaluma and Novato and $19 million in site work for the new Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa hospital.Mike GhilottiGhilotti Bros., 525 Jacoby St., San Rafael 94901; 415-454-7011; ghilottibros.com; 83 employees; '12 revenue: North Bay $59.3 million, companywide $90.1 million
Mike Ghilotti, 51, became president in 2000 of the general engineering contracting company his grandfather James Ghilotti started in 1914.
A large job for the company now is $66.3 million for the expanded Petaluma Boulevard South interchange on Highway 101. Large recent jobs have been $44 million for widening of that freeway and expanding the Wilfred Avenue interchange in Rohnert Park, $20 million for widening Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon Road south of Napa and $20 million for paving Highway 101 from Golden Gate Bridge to Corte Madera.Jon FoadRudolph and Sletten, 1504 Eureka Rd., Ste. 200, Roseville 95661; 916-781-8001; rsconstruction.com; 67 employees; '12 revenues: North Bay $27.0 million, companywide $841.0 million
Jon Foad has been with the Redwood City-based company since the late 1980s and became vice president of operations for the Sacramento region in 2007.
A major North Bay job for the company is $182 million to build Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park. The facility is set to open in early November and cost $800 million when fully outfitted with 3,000 slot machines and other items as well as several restaurants.
The company was involved with $90 million in contracts for phases 1--10 on the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center, which opened in Rohnert Park for concerts a year ago.Roger NelsonMidstate Construction, 1180 Holm Rd., Petaluma 94954; 707-762-3200; midstateconstruction.com; 65 employees; '12 revenues: North Bay $46.1 million, companywide $97.4 million
Roger Nelson, 67, has been owner and president of 78-year-old Midstate for 36 years.
A major North Bay contract being finished is $30.6 million from Regency Centers to build the East Washington Place regional mall in Petaluma. Large recent projects have been $25 million for an expansion of The Meritage Resort & Spa in south Napa and $13 million for modernizing the performing arts center at the College of Marin campus.Kelly KolanderO.C. Jones & Sons, 930 Shiloh Rd., Bldg. 46, Windsor 95492; 510-526-3424; ocjones.com; 65 employees; '12 revenues: North Bay $23.1 million, companywide $145.1 million
Kelly Kolander is president and chief executive officer of the Berkeley-based general engineering contractor founded in 1924.
A large current North Bay project has been $100 million for Fairfield truck scales on Interstate 80. Recent big North Bay jobs have been $16 million for work on Highway 101 in Novato and $5 million for infrastructure at Green Music Center at Sonoma State University.Glen GhilottiTeam Ghilotti, 2531 S. Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma 94952; 707-763-8700; teamghilotti.com; 35 employees; '12 revenues: $17.0 million