Meet the Team

 

Joseph O. Oltmans II Chairman of the Board / CEO

With Oltmans Since 1964
USC, Los Angeles, B.S. Real Estate

Joseph O. Oltmans II, a third generation builder, has been with Oltmans Construction Co. for nearly 50-years, serving in a variety of management positions, including Project Manager and Vice President. He assumed the position of President in 1982, adding the title of Chief Executive Officer in 1993. Today he serves as both Chairman of the Board, an appointment made in 2003, and Chief Executive Officer. His leadership style reflects strength in the continuance of the long-standing solid core of the Company built on a foundation of high values of integrity, dependability and responsibility as set by his late father, O. H. "Bud" Oltmans, and his late grandfather and Company founder, J. O. Oltmans.

John Gormly President

With Oltmans Since 1975
California State University, Long Beach, B.S. Construction Technology

John Gormly, President, oversees all corporate operations and divisions and is responsible for building long-term partnerships, developing new market areas, and advancing safety and quality programs. John built his nearly 40-year construction career with Oltmans Construction Co. starting as an estimator-trainee in 1975. He quickly rose through the various ranks of estimator positions, followed by project /construction manager positions, and later moved into the business development arena. John earned the title of Vice President /Director of Sales and Marketing in 1984. He was Senior Vice President of the Company in 1988, a position he held until 2005 when he was named President.

John is a member of FMI, a national leading construction executives peer group.

Charles Roy Senior Vice President

With Oltmans Since 1984 University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. Economics Charles Roy (“Charlie”) joined the Oltmans Construction Co. team of professionals in 1984 and has over 34 years of construction experience. In 2018, Charlie was named Senior Vice President and he will take a leadership role in managing the company’s overall operations, resources, and assets. In addition to his current role, Charles continues to oversee Oltmans’ Real Estate Services division, which has been managing, investing and developing real estate dating back to the 1960s.

James Woodside Vice President, Production

With Oltmans Since 1988
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, B.S. Business Management Pepperdine University, Malibu, MBA Course Work

With over 30 years of construction experience, James "Jim" Woodside is responsible for all executive management and strategic planning efforts of the Oltmans Production Department. He leads a staff of over 25 Project Managers, Quality Control Managers, and Engineers. In addition to his work at Oltmans, Jim actively participates in a wide variety of charitable and non-profit organizations. He currently is the Chairman of the Board for Olive Crest, a nationally recognized organization that is dedicated to preventing child abuse as well as treating at-risk children by providing them with safe homes, sustenance, healthcare, and education.

Gerald Singh Vice President, Business Development

With Oltmans Since 1994
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, B.S. Real Estate

Gerald Singh joined the Oltmans Construction Co. team of professionals in 1994. As a Business Development Executive for the firm for nearly two decades, Gerald has earned his well-respected niche in the industry as a highly regarded expert in the business development community specializing in the commercial and industrial marketplaces. Further known for his high set of standards and ethical business practices, Gerald keeps vigilant with a primary focus on his ultimate goal to create long-lasting client relationships while initiating new business opportunities in the commercial, office and industrial arenas of the southwestern region of the United States.

Tony Perez Vice President, Sales & Solar Energy Systems

With Oltmans Since 1983
California State University, Long Beach, California, Bachelor of Science/Construction Management

Tony Perez has 36 years of experience in providing preconstruction and construction services. He oversees all phases of the estimating services that the Oltmans’ preconstruction team provides including pre-construction services, conceptual budget estimating, concrete and general estimating services and offers not only his valuable expertise, but his keen awareness of current market conditions.

Greg Grupp, CPA, MBT Vice President, Real Estate Services

With Oltmans Since 1989
California State University, Northridge, B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Masters in Business Taxation, Real Estate
CPA, State of California
CDRE License No. 01906770 Broker

Greg has over 30 years of experience in real estate, accounting and finance. As Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Real Estate Services Group, Greg Grupp is responsible for maintaining, at the highest level, the cash management of all partnerships, investments, budgets, investor relations and financial reporting. His team also provides client services such as tax returns as well as structuring real estate acquisitions, dispositions and tax-deferred exchanges.

Greg also volunteers as Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and has been involved with the organization for 12 years.

James Bogle, MBA Vice President, Estimating

With Oltmans Since 2011

University of Southern California Los Angeles, MBA Concentration in Real Estate Finance

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, B.S. Construction Engineering & Management

Riverside Community College Riverside, A.S. Engineering


As Vice President of Estimating at Oltmans Construction Co., James assumes the vital role in overseeing the company’s preconstruction and estimating services and staff. James’ role is to understand any special requirements relative to the client’s needs and expectations per sector and environment. This understanding enables him to formulate comprehensive cost proposals for clients, either on a Construction Management, Negotiated or Hard Bid Basis.

Jason Kakimoto Vice President, CFO

With Oltmans Since 1996 University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A. Business Economics Jason Kakimoto was named Vice President and Member of the Board in February 2018. Jason Kakimoto also holds a key position in the Company’s accounting operations as Controller. His main responsibility includes managing the Accounting Department’s daily operations such as, preparation of all project billings and disbursements of subcontractor and material draws, monitoring the preparation of the final cost summary reports on all projects. Jason is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics. Following his college graduation, his career began as an auditor with the firm of Ernst & Young LLP in Los Angeles. Jason joined the Oltmans Construction Co. team in June 1996 as an Assistant Controller and was promoted to his current position of Controller in 2001.

Chris Bell Senior Director, Production Management

With Oltmans Since 1997
California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, Bachelor of Science, Construction Management

With 30 years of construction experience, Chris Bell has overseen over 10 million s.f. of construction product valued at over $300 million. As Senior Director of Production Management, Chris now provides assistance to Vice President of Production & Field Operation, Jim Woodside on project management issues including project manager job assignments, review of project forecasts and other ancillary assignments.

Jackson Miller Senior Director, Special Projects

With Oltmans Since 1988
California State University, Long Beach, B.S. Construction Management

Jackson "Jack" Miller manages and leads the Oltmans’ Special Projects Division (SPD). Jack holds responsibility for all aspects of sales, estimating, project management and field operations in connection with the division. SPD’s staff has served our clients for over 30 years and consists of a team of highly qualified project managers, estimators and field employees. The SPD portfolio encompasses high-end tenant improvements, tenant build-outs, remodels, renovations and additions, historical restorations and seismic upgrades as well as new construction of specialized projects such as creative offices, retail, religious and educational facilities. Jack oversees approximately 150 projects annually representing a volume of $60-$80 million dollars. Find out more about Special Projects.

Joanne Robinette-Cruz Senior Director, Human Resources

With Oltmans Since 1997
California State University, Fullerton, California, B.A. Accounting

As Senior Director of Human Resources at Oltmans Construction Co., her main responsibilities include administering employee benefit & retirement plans, coordinating new employee/applicant offer letters, background screening, orientations and employee on-boarding. She also ensures company compliance with government laws and regulations, and with collective bargaining agreements, prepares all governmental reports, resolves personnel issues, maintains company policy & procedures and coordinates all personnel required training.

Joe Pike Senior Director, Field Operations

With Oltmans Since 1983
Carpenters Training Center, 4-Years

Joe Pike has over 35 years of construction experience beginning in 1983 as a carpenter apprentice working alongside some of the most experienced superintendents in the industry. Over the course of his career, Joe has maintained a perfect record of delivering projects on schedule. With his appointment to Senior Director of Field Operations, Joe brings this outstanding track record and construction expertise to all of Oltmans Construction Co.’s future projects, providing invaluable oversight and advice in the areas of construction scheduling.

Joshua Boswell Director, Preconstruction

With Oltmans Since 1997
Ventura Community College
State of California, Department of Real Estate Practice and Appraisal

Director Preconstruction Services, Josh Boswell is headquartered out of the Oltmans Northern California Regional Office. As director, Joshua “Josh” Boswell's responsibilities include tracking potential opportunities in the Northern California market, preparing conceptual cost analysis, feasibility studies, providing value engineering considerations, assisting in the design-build team selection, contract negotiation and project buy-out. He continues to establish innovative procedures in our Preconstruction Department, working closely with our clients, consultants, and the subcontractor community to bring conceptual designs to the ultimate construction for our Company’s unique project portfolio.

Karen Okerlund Director, Marketing

With Oltmans Since 2012
University of California, Los Angeles, California,Bachelor of Arts,Business Economics & Spanish Minor

Upon joining Oltmans as the firm’s Marketing Director, her initial primary focus was to rebrand the company as well as establish the firm’s presence in new and emerging markets. Recently, her responsibilities include: overseeing all aspects of Oltmans’ corporate marketing, branding and identity strategy, directing and managing marketing assistants, sales/business development, acts as the company culture captain; in charge of creating a fun and dynamic work environment for the Oltmans' staff, is also responsible for every proposal/qualification package that is issued and in charge of company’s Philanthropy/Community Outreach program.

Mark Hill Director, Business Development

With Oltmans Since 2012
University of San Diego, California, Business and International Relations

Mark utilizes his industry experience in bridging existing relationships to create new avenues of business. Through his industry relationships and diligent deal sourcing, he has directly contributed to new opportunities for the firm and he has helped to expand the company’s marketing efforts.

Mark has been in the commercial real estate industry since the mid-2000s. Before specializing in the construction side of the industry, Mark was a broker for CBRE, where he specialized in assembling land and selling it to developers in the Inland Empire. His strong work ethic and aggressive cold calling played an integral role in his success at CBRE. Mark studied Business and International Relations at the University of San Diego.