About CGI

Principals & Creed

The Creed of CGI

The Creed of CGI Includes:

  • Safe operation at work site
  • Highest quality work product
  • Skilled and reliable field work crews
  • Company culture that promotes customer service

The Company Goals and Priorities

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Develop large customer base
  • Trained employees
  • Maintain an exemplary reputation in the industry
  • Consistently upgrade technical software systems for administration and construction.

CGI Staff

  • Staff members hold advanced degrees and have years of experience in the industry.
  • Equipment operators are highly skilled and strive to ensure quality and productivity through efficient and safe operating methods.
  • CGI has loyal and dedicated employees that have years of service to the company and its clients.

About Custom Grading, Inc.

Principals

Michael Montoya

President

Michael Montoya has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He currently holds licenses for GB98, GA98 and GF98. His 20 plus years of construction experience ranges from small residential projects to multi-million dollar commercial and industrial projects. His areas of expertise are in logistics, estimating, project management and the daily operations of the business.

Benny Montoya

Vice-President

Benny Montoya has 30 years of invaluable experience as a Project Manager and heavy equipment operator. He has an extensive background in all aspects of site development, paving, road construction, and demolition. He has been involved in countless projects from beginning to end and continually strives for excellence and productivity in all his projects.

Rob Gross

Chief Operating Officer

The scope of Rob’s responsibilities touches all aspects of the business: contract negotiations, project management, schedule coordination, fleet management and customer/client relations. Rob is responsible for communication at all levels of the company, from estimation and bidding to project completion and close out.

Nancy McRae

Office Manager

Nancy is responsible for all administrative functions within the company, including support to all employees and handling of all administrative corporate matters. She is also responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable, including all billing and collections. Nancy maintains all Department of Transportation’s files and programs to keep the company current and up to date. She handles the maintenance of employee files, eligibility of benefits, as well as the maintenance of customer contracts and job files, such as insurance certificates and submittals.

Randy Calderon

Project Manager

As Project Manager, Randy is responsible for all day to day CGI’s activities in the field. He participates in the setup, organization and operation of field crews. This involves dispatching them and determining the equipment needs of each project. He reviews bids that were generated by the office staff and makes sure that projects are running efficiently and match the work that was bid. At times he also bids work for customers and prices out any change orders that may occur during a project. He works to cultivate new relationships with clients and maintains the satisfaction of our current customer base. Randy accomplishes this by completing work on time and through the efficient management and organization of company crews. He also strives to maintain a harmonious relationship with company peers and customers through open communication and timely responses to any needs that they may have.

Philip Ithurria

Paving Supervisor

Philip is the Paving Supervisor at CGI with more than 30 years of experience. He oversees all paving jobs to ensure excellence in quality and customer satisfaction. He has extensive experience in all aspects of paving: commercial, industrial, residential and asphalt maintenance.

Randy Pulliam

Estimator/Project Manager

Randy takes care of estimating and pricing requests for earthwork, paving, demolition and general contracting needs. He coordinates CGI’s work with subcontractors. He also manages the projects from initial site visit to final billing on general contracted projects. He works closely with our suppliers and vendors to obtain the best possible material prices. He also helps with engineering needs and reputable contacts for other trades in association with projects.

Jason Chavez

Estimator

Jason has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management/Engineering from Arizona State University. He handles pricing and in-house estimating and take-offs for all facets of work, ranging from small single family residential to large scale subdivisions and commercial projects. The use of advanced computer software and methods helps to accurately and effectively bid jobs to our vast clientele. He also manages face to face meetings with prospective clients, field measurements, site visits, and verifying plans. Jason attends pre-construction and pre-bid meetings when necessary. His other duties include contract negotiation, along with plan/estimate interpretation and implementation in the field. His certifications include OSHA 10, AGTEK software & First Aid/CPR.

Freddy Olsen

Data Manager

As Data Manager, Freddy’s daily duties include development and maintenance of the company database, document management, desktop/server backups and upkeep, and IT planning. He is also responsible for monitoring of equipment fuel consumption, active line locating on all current and new contract jobs, and company time-card tracking.

Trula Howe

Office Administrator

Trula’s daily duties include supporting project managers, superintendents, and estimators in management of projects. This includes assisting with permits, material pricing, submittals, subcontractors, job costing, lessons learned and project documents. As Office Administrator, her duties include management of accounts payable, billing and collections, employee payroll preparation, customer service, employee incentives, maintenance service records and warranties.

Mario Medina

Program Administrator

Mario has been with the company since 2005. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administrations from the University of New Mexico and Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has worked in all areas of the company, from preparing plan documents for bidding to working in the field setting grades, measuring quantities, and working/supervising crews. He is also responsible for CGI’s Safety Program, OSHA Compliance and Fleet Management. His certifications include OSHA 10, AGTEK software & GHS.

Kimberly Rees

Director of Marketing

Kimberly’s duties and responsibilities include: Developing and implementing strategic marketing plans to achieve managerial objectives; servicing and maintaining existing accounts and relationships, as well as developing and cultivating new ones; monitoring competition by gathering current marketplace information; expediting the resolution of customer inquiries; and contributing to a team effort by accomplishing results as needed. Kimberly’s focus is to provide unmatched customer service for Custom Grading, Inc.

Edward Martinez

Field Operations Manager

Edward has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He coordinates workers’ schedules, ensuring each person completes their work in the correct order for the project to progress efficiently. He enforces safety rules and makes sure all workers have the right tools, equipment and materials to get the job done correctly. He provides day to day oversight and direction to the foremen and project managers assigned to on-site construction projects. He is responsible to protect and promote the interests and values of the company in all matters and to take actions as required to satisfy these responsibilities. Edward brings specialized knowledge and experience in executing projects. He plans and reviews the construction project with the General Superintendent and Project Managers on a weekly basis. He supervises the scheduling and completion of warranty issues and prepares for project startup with the General Superintendent and Project Managers.

 

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