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Design-Build General Contractor
Engineering, Planning & Architecture

If you develop apartments or attached homes, 
or are thinking about it, we should talk.

Capture market share, increase your chances of Accelerated NOI and IRR, eliminate the uncertainties that prevent long-range planning, and position your company as a dominant developer by being first to market. That's what Pacific West design-build, engineering and construction can do for you. We've proven it.

 

 


We've built 10,000 apartments and attached homes and never gone over budget.
You're never left paying bank loans or overages for a project that runs long.

We've also never missed a deadline, and can finish the same job to the same standards from 3 to 6 months sooner than any other GC. That gives us time to secure 35% to 65% lease-up (subject to market absorbtion). By the time you take the keys you already have a stronger NOI then when you started.

By getting to market first, while occupancy rates are up to 98% in some markets, you have a chance to become one of the market's dominant companies, forcing the competition into a reactive business position.

How A Design-Build, Engineering and Contracting Team, Operations & Systems Can Increase A Developer's IRR and NOI While Reducing Uncertainties

By changing the traditional business model, we've been able to build 10,000 apartments and attached homes without ever going over budget or missing a deadline. That's the frosting.

The ultimate benefit is that it allows Pacific West to finish a  200- to 400-unit project in 12 months. That's 6 months faster than other GCs, and it's built to the same or higher construction standards.

By using Pacific West your project can have a 35% to 65% lease-up (depending on market absorption), before another GC is finished with construction.

Because we've never gone over budget or missed a deadline, we can also eliminate two of a developer's most worrisome uncertainties. Time and cost. You can schedule a long-range business plan with confidence.

We had tO start by  Redesigning the Traditional GC Process

you CAN make a long-range Schedule that you know you'll be able to meet.

Getting an industry to change the way it's been doing business since the beginning of time, caused people to think we were crazy. Crazy like a fox.

Our system works because everyone involved in a project, from the supers to the framers crew, and the subs to the material suppliers, are willing to forget about egos and habits and work as a team. We always keep in mind that we're building a project for someone who has put their trust in us.

Because we eliminate construction uncertainties before we even begin, we're able to meet the agreed on deadline 100% of the time. That's not a claim from our marketing team. We've proven it by  building more than 10,000 apartments and attached homes without ever missing a  deadline.

the approach is mutually beneficial for the workers

To the developer it eliminates one of the industry's  biggest risks.

We bring everyone together and provide them with all the information that could affect their final charge. We're able to provide such detailed scopes of work that subs and suppliers are confident in signing a final charge contract before the project has even started.

That allows us to inform the developer/investor what the final cost will be. After more than 25 years and 10,000 units built, we've never exceeded that initial figure. We don't provide guesstimates, which eliminates one of development's most crippling uncertainties.

 

Key Personnel of the Pacific West Design-Build, General Contracting Team

William Pennington

President

Strategic Planning, Company Oversight

A real estate development and construction professional since 1983, Bill founded Pacific West in 1991.

Focusing on increasing efficiency and reducing the typical uncertainties associated with contracting, Bill has established Pacific West as the dominant force in Northern California and Northern Nevada for Garden Style Apartments.

He led the company into the Attached Home market, becoming one of county's top housing providers.

Bill pulled Pacific West out of the development business to return to design-build engineering and contracting, which has always been the company's overwhelming strength.

Bill expanded the company's in-house resources, providing clients with a single-source solution to a seamless building experience,

Bill continues to use the industry's leading software and when necessary, create additional programs to assemble the most effective technological assets toward even more efficient construction and risk management, unequaled accountability and total client access to up-to-the-minute project information. Clients can even watch their projects construction through live video streaming.

In summary, Bill is responsible for tying everything together to further improve the design-build, engineering and contracting process by ensuring superior project management and the highest standards in Risk Management & Quality Assurance, which minimizes legal exposure for the company and its clients.

 williamdpennington@gmail.com

Direct line: (775) 750-8580

John Burkett

Senior Vice President

Planning and Risk Management

Over the last 25 years, John has managed the construction and risk management of more than 10,000 apartments and attached homes.

His experience with acquisition, design, entitlement, permitting, estimating, cost control and construction management enabled him to successfully complete more than $2 billion in residential building without ever once exceeding a project budget or deadline.

John works with clients, designers, architects, engineers, financial experts, and anyone else who might influence a project's outcome.

He is obsessed with designing the perfect community and the most efficient construction process. Using that never-ending drive, John and his team developed risk management procedures that deflect and mitigate attempts at unfounded construction defect litigation.

johnburkett@pacificwestcompanies.com

Direct line: (775) 745-0056

Bret Dowty

Senior Vice President

Construction

More than two decades of experience in residential and commercial construction experience, has given  Bret the rare ability to oversee all our construction work. Bret is the hub to our contracting system. It's his job to make sure the team overcomes any obstacles (and they do), which is testament to his work ethic and goal-driven passion.

Bret works with Bill in determining the best time management strategies, which include instant online access to all our superintendents, and subs. Through live video streaming, Bret is able to be in two places at once, so nothing escapes his attention. Bret makes sure all jobs are run efficiently and with the highest-possible regard for risk management and quality assurance.

Bret has worked with most of our superintendents for more than 20 years, and has guided the production of more than 10,000 residential units. Bret flies his own personal aircraft so he can be on site at every job, every week.

bretdowty@pacificwestcompanies.com

Direct line: (775) 745-8198

 

Alan Goldman

CFO

Pacific West Contractors & The Design Group

Goldman was a key member of a top 10 multi-family developer that built more than 10,000 residential units. He was the controller and handled all cash management, accounting, and both internal and external financial reporting required for all entities and projects. The rather extensive corporate structure included entities such as construction, development, brokerage, investment, and warranty companies.

alangoldman@sierrawestcompanies.com

Direct Line: ( 530) 526-4488

 

Key Personnel of The Pacific West Design Group - Design, Engineering & Build Services

This year, we've separated construction and pre-construction services into two equal divisions. The Design Group handles architecture, land planning, engineering, and community design. We felt creating an autonomous division would allow pre-construction more freedom and objectivity, and would encourage innovations that might not happen with "someone looking over their shoulder."

John Burkett

Senior Vice President

Planning and Risk Management

Over the last 25 years, John has managed the construction and risk management of more than 10,000 apartments and attached homes.

His experience with acquisition, design, entitlement, permitting, estimating, cost control and construction management enabled him to successfully complete more than $2 billion in residential building without ever once exceeding a project budget or deadline.

John works with clients, designers, architects, engineers, financial experts, and anyone else who might influence a project's outcome.

He is obsessed with designing the perfect community and the most efficient construction process. Using that never-ending drive, John and his team developed risk management procedures that deflect and mitigate attempts at unfounded construction defect litigation.

johnburkett@pacificwestcompanies.com

Direct line: (775) 745-0056

Donald J. Burke.

Vice President

Architecture

Don Burke Sr. has been a licensed architect since 1972 and a principal architect in private practice since 1975.  Don Sr. joined Pacific West in 2004 as the company’s in-house architect.

 In addition to his extensive design and construction observation experience, Don Sr. has an in-depth knowledge of the building codes, how building official interpret code requirements, and the practical expectations of construction compliance.  Specializing in multi-family projects since 1980, Mr. Burke has numerous copyrighted unit and building designs, and is the author of the BURKE CONCEPT, a patented multi-family building concept applicable to garden style apartments.

Direct line: (775) 745-1020

Don W. Burke

Vice President

Project Documents & Permitting

Don Burke Jr. has been in charge of all Burke Architecture document preparation since 1985.  Don Jr. joined Pacific West in 2004, along with his father, to provide in-house architectural services for the company.

In addition to being a prolific CAD operator, Don Jr. has an in-depth knowledge of architectural detailing and construction procedures.  He generates the design and construction documents for all of Pacific West’s in-house design/build projects, and assists in the process of securing project approvals and permits.

donburkejr@pacificwestcompanies.com

Direct line: (775) 745-0926

Mike Daniels

Vice President

Land Planning & Engineering

A licensed Civil Engineer, Mike works closely with the design team, develops initial site plans, coordinates the site development and utility designs, and assists in revolving issues during site construc­tion. Mike joined Pacific West in 2004.

He has more than 35 years of experience in civil design, special­izing in various types of land development, including attached and detached residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Before joining Pacific West, Mike Daniels was a vice president with Summit Engineering.

mikedaniels@pacificwestcompanies.com

Direct line: (775) 745-3949

Our Services

We specialize in building mid-sized 2- to 4-story garden style apartments, E-Urban, and Podium projects. We are also the the most efficient, dependable GC in all types of attached home projects, We also do work on 15- to 50-unit turnkey apartment projects, such as the   inner-city renewal projects in West Sacramento and Mid-Town City renovation areas.

We focusing primarily on markets in Northern Nevada and Northern California, on markets near the I-80 corridor to just outside the Bay Area, and along the I-5 corridor south past Fresno.

We are also licensed in Utah, Oregon and Idaho, and have the resources for projects in all three states.

NOTE: Pacific West has been constructing apartments and attached homes for 25 years. We have delivered all of our 10,000 units on time and budget, both are industry standards and were done without bonding.

Because bonds typically add 13% to construction costs, we don't feel it's in our client's best interest to do bonding work. Instead we rely on our trades, performance, track records, accounting, lender controls, and other “Assurances” to keep construction costs down.

Architecture

We have what we truly believe is the finest architecture division of any GC in the country. That's a strong statement, but our efficiency, introductory leasing rate, and cost per square foot are a direct reflection of their ability to think both innovatively and pragmatically. There concept of using the same assemblies and all our products has saved millions and greatly reduced risk, Workers, both in-house and subs, know what to expect, allowing them to think of the most efficient ways of getting things done.

This year, we have a new product that is unlike anything on the market, and provides developers with the opportunity to achieve the exact look they want without it affecting costs.

We can also work with an existing product. We'll find the most efficient, cost-effective way to build it.

Site Planning

There's more to site planning than simply trying to position buildings to maximize the number of units you can squeeze in. While we start with that goal, there are several other concerns that can affect the construction budget, affect the lease-up factor, maximize marketing exposure, and more, Site planning is both art and science and our 30-years of experience has given us insights that other GCs simply don't bother with,.

Engineering

By having both architecture and structural  engineering in-house, we're able to ensure that we don;t include features or assemblies that would not pass an engineering inspection or would expose us to risk issues

.Unlike an independent, our engineering division can work alongside architecture to come up with ways to help it  achieve a desired product feature and do it in a way that's structurally sound and wouldn't be flagged upon independent inspection.,

It's one more way Pacific West is able to always come in on or under budget and never miss a deadline.

Permitting

Permitting is the most overlooked step in developing a project. Communities are littered with failed projects simply because the necessary permits were denied, were slow in coming, or required numerous modifications. Yet many GCs continue to treat permitting as afterthought. They put themselves -- and their clients -- into a deep hole before ever breaking ground.

For the past decade, Pacific West has rethought the entire permitting process, studying every variable, looking for new ways to become more efficient. We have found ways to cut weeks -- sometimes months -- off the usual wait times.

 

Construction

We have a 25-year history in construction.  Members of our core team have worked together for two decades.

You can find a great deal of information regarding our construction abilities through out the site.,

Risk Managment

We don't believe you can adequately address Risk Management by assigning one or two employees to oversee such a wide-ranging issue. Risk Management is built into our company culture. Every employee is responsible for Risk Management and Quality Assurance, that includes our subs as well. We also keep meticulous documentation, including video and photo logs, inspection logs, and Special Inspections-ADA/ANSI Compliancy reports.

Key personnel also attend regular seminars and symposiums dealing with new quality assurance issues, and we conduct regular employee Risk Management/Quality Assurance training sessions for all superintendents, key employees, and subcontractors,

 

The Benefits of Pacific West's High-Efficiency, Low-Risk System

Based On A 220-Unit Project In Northern California.

Pacific West Contractors

XYZ Contractors

Pacific West Finishes Construction in 12 Months

Zero overages, zero amount for extended bank loans.

PacWest uses additional time to achieve 35% to 65% lease-up, providing client with IRR and start of NOI

XYZ GC Finishes Construction in 16-18 Months

(Delayed by slow permit approval,  scheduling conflict with subcontractor, shortage of materials, unexpected work orders increase project costs, lease-up slow by being second to market).

Developer's 18-month Profits After Using Pacific West GC.

Developer's 18-month Profits After Using XYZ GC.

A Small Sample Of Our Design-Build Work

This is just a small sample of the 10,000 units we've built over the last 12 years. We'd be happy to provide you with more pictures and any specific information on any of our projects.

Our Primary Markets


We are currently working projects along the I-80 corridor, and are preparing to begin work on a project in Northern Nevada.

Market demand is also strong along I-5 south of the Bay Area past Fresno.

We are also licensed in Utah, Oregon and Idaho and would be willing to work in those states with the right developer.

 

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The Pacific West Design Group

The Most Efficient & Comprehensive Design-Build Contractor In The West,
Featuring the In-house Design Group With Engineering, Planning & Architecture

Pacific West Contractors

William Pennington

President

Business Operations

williampennington@pacificwestcompanies.com

Design Group

Donald Burke Sr.

Vice President

Architecture

donburkesr@pacificwestcompanies.com

IT Collective

Patrick Schriver or Gary Foote
Programming, Tech System
Installation & Support

ITInfo@pacificwestcompanies.com

John Burkett
Vice President
Planning, Risk Management

johnburkett@pacificwestcompanies.com

 

Donald Burke Jr.

Vice President

Architecture

donburkesr@pacificwestcompanies.com

Marketing

Phillip Howard

Creative Director

philliphoward@me.com

Bret Dowty
Vice President

Construction Management

bretdowty@pacificwestcompanies.com

Mike Daniels

Vice President

Land & Engineering

mikedaniels@pacificwestcompanies.com

General Inquiries

(775) 851-6600

870 Technology Way, Suite 50

Reno, Nevada 89511

info@pacificwestcompanies.com

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