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
President Glen Ghilotti, 55, started this general engineering contracting company in 2007, the fourth Ghilotti family business in the North Bay. He is the son of Henry "Babe" Ghilotti, co-founder of San Rafael-based general engineering contracting company Magiorra & Ghilotti and what is now Petaluma-based Shamrock Materials.Jim MurphyJim Murphy & Associates, 464 Kenwood Ct., Ste. B, Santa Rosa 95407; 707-576-7337; j-m-a.com; 46 employees; '12 revenues: North Bay $4.1 million, companywide $33.1 million
President Jim Murphy, 71, started the company in 1968. It specializes in design-build, hospitality, private-school, custom-home and wine-related projects.