Northern California offers opportunities in several of JE Dunn's key markets, including Advanced Industries and Mission Critical. Over the last decade, the company's west region accounts for over half of the revenue in these two key markets, with California being a major contributor. By creating a fixed presence in Silicon Valley, JE Dunn can forge stronger relationships with clients and trade partners through local staff to maximize opportunities. In addition, JE Dunn is leveraging its national experience to pursue work in higher education, federal, health care, biotech, and aviation in the area.
JE Dunn's Northern California office began its venture with five employees and has since expanded to a team of 30, led by Vice President Eddie Parenti, who has over two decades of experience in the construction industry in the Bay Area.
"Having a physical presence in the Northern California market provides us with a local connection to our industry partners and demonstrates that JE Dunn is here for the long term," Parenti said. "Our success is built on long term relationships and establishing physical presence will instill confidence in our clients that JE Dunn is a trusted partner in this market."
The office benefits from a blend of JE Dunn personnel from offices across the country, local experienced talent, and professionals new to the company. Most recently, JE Dunn welcomed Client Solutions Manager and Central Valley native, Tara Kelly, to the Northern California office to aid in the entrance of new markets with enhanced client experience.
"Our blended staffing approach is a strategy that has proven successful for JE Dunn historically," said Mike Tilbury, Vice President based in JE Dunn's Denver office, who served as a key leader in the emergence of the Northern California office. "The Northern California office is already reaping its benefits and experiencing rapid growth. We are extremely excited to have Tara join our Northern California office and fill a key part of our leadership team."