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Leadership

Leadership

“I truly enjoy the dynamics of the construction industry from planning and estimating to final completion. Improving people’s environments is extremely rewarding. Whether it’s an office build out or an amusement facility, we are always making something better.”

At CBI, our leadership team is passionate about what they do.

Dave McCarthy

Principal

Dave McCarthy - Commercial Builders, Inc.
Dave McCarthy has over 26 years of experience in the construction industry. He grew up in Southern California and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University.

As Principal and Co-Founder of Commercial Builders, Dave pilots the CBI team’s daily operations. His exceptional leadership skills combined with vast knowledge of the construction industry serves as a valuable resource to the company. Dave’s strategic project planning methods, superior management abilities, and enthusiastic outlook make him the perfect motivating force for Commercial Builders.

Prior to starting Commercial Builders, Dave spent 19 years working for another general contractor in San Diego, CA. During his time at there, Dave led the Tenant Improvement division and expanded it to TI/Special Projects. As leader of the TI/Special projects group, Dave utilized his expertise and proved to be a valuable asset to the industry.

Dave has successfully completed numerous construction projects. Among his most noteworthy projects are the LEED Gold Certified Procopio Law Firm in San Diego, the Santaluz Fire Station in San Diego, the Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego, and several GSA projects including the SSA, VBA, and DEA.

Dave lives in San Diego, CA with his wife Susan and their four children, Savannah, Isabelle, Sam and Caden. In his spare time, Dave enjoys surfing, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with family.

Education:

BS, Construction Management – Arizona State University

Professional Affiliations:

ASU – Del E Webb School of Construction Alumni Group
AGC, Associated General Contractors

Community Involvement & Charitable Organizations:

YMCA
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Home Aid
Stars and Stripes


 

Rob Netzer

Principal

Rob Netzer - Commercial Builders , Inc.
Rob Netzer has been in the construction industry for over 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo and became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2009.

As Principal and Co-Founder of Commercial Builder’s, Rob provides leadership on all operational functions of the company and is responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction and successful project delivery. Rob is a strong leader who is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the industry. He is a highly respected and experienced professional who is essential to CBI’s occupational endeavors.

Rob has extensive construction experience including office, retail, and bank facilities and special construction such as water parks and amusement rides. Prior to starting Commercial Builders, Rob spent 16 years working for another San Diego based construction company where he successfully managed numerous projects. Throughout his time at the previous company, Rob advanced from Project Engineer to Senior Project Manager and was responsible for conceptual estimates, value analysis, design development coordination, subcontractor bidding, and CPM scheduling.

Some of Rob’s most notable projects include the LEGOLAND Waterpark in Carlsbad, the LEED Gold Certified Procopio Law Firm in San Diego, Comerica Bank in San Diego, and the Cabrillo Tech Center Phase A & B in San Diego.

Rob lives in Rancho Penasquitos and in his spare time he enjoys off-road motorcycling, surfing, traveling, and snowboarding.

Education:

BS, Construction Management – California Polytechnic State university

Professional Affiliations:

AGC, Associated General Contractors– Safety Committee
Cal Poly SLO Construction Management Alumni Group
LEED Accredited Professional

Community Involvement & Charitable Organizations:

San Diego Food Bank
Susan B Komen Race for the Cure
MS Walk 5k
Home Aid
Stars & Stripes


 

Robert Kay

Principal

Robert Kay - Commercial Builders, Inc.
Robert Kay has been in the construction industry for 30 years and has extensive experience in all types of construction.

As Principal and Co-Founder of Commercial Builders, Robert spearheads all of the company field operations including the development and implementation of the company Safety Plan. In addition, Robert assists the leadership team with any operational decisions and provides expertise in business development and client relations.

Robert began his career as a carpenter and worked his way up to become one of the most valued Superintendents in the industry. He has a unique ability that is truly inspiring to anyone who has the pleasure of working with him. Robert offers a sense of versatility that is extremely valuable in the construction industry. Prior to starting Commercial Builders, Robert spent years overseeing construction projects at two other established construction companies in San Diego, CA. He showed his remarkable ability to successfully lead any type of project.

Throughout his years in the industry, Robert has worked on countless projects from concrete tilt-ups to amusement parks. Some of his notable projects include SEALIFE Aquarium Center’s in 3 cities, the 88,000 SF Pechanga Community Center in Temecula, CA, the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, and the 50,000 SF Conexant Facility Expansion in Mexicali, Mexico.

Robert lives in San Diego, CA with his wife Diana and their son Bobby. His hobbies include golfing, fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and off-roading.

Professional Affiliations:

AGC, Associated General Contractors – Safety Committee

Community Involvement & Charitable Organizations:

Home Aid
Stars & Stripes