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WHAT WE BUILD

WHAT WE BUILD

UCR Genomics Building. Riverside, CA

We Are California Strong

We build labs and academic learning centers that promote science and education

We build civic and infrastructure improvements to better the community we live in

We Build California

We build hospitals and nursing facilities that save lives

We build safe living spaces for students, families, and the elderly

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Santa Barbara, CA.

MEET THE LEADERSHIP

MEET THE
LEADERSHIP

PROWEST Founder, Owner, President

Hometown:

Houston, Texas

Joined PROWEST:

1987

What makes PROWEST unique?

Graduated from Stanford University in 1984 with a Master of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management. Graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, With Highest Honors, in Architectural Engineering. While at UT, Randy was a section leader in the Longhorn Band, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Architectural Engineering, and was elected to Mortar Board. Randy attended both schools on scholarships and has taught construction related courses at Stanford University, San Diego State University, and San Diego Mesa College.

"We are very flexible, and quickly adapt to the ever-changing needs of our clients."

Randy Craig

PROWEST Owner, Executive Vice President

Hometown:

Chicago, Illinois

Joined PROWEST:

2007

What makes PROWEST unique?

Graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.

"We have the financial capability and the expertise of a large company but provide services to our clients that serve THEIR needs led by one of the Owners of PROWEST."

Joe Linden

PROWEST Owner, VP, Chief Operating Officer

Hometown:

Chicago, Illinois

Joined PROWEST:

2017

What makes PROWEST unique?

Graduated from University of Phoenix in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Graduated from the University of Phoenix in 1999 with a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management. Graduated from University of Santa Monica in 2000 with a Master of Arts Degree in Spiritual Psychology.

“Financial strength and expertise of the ENR Top 10 companies, yet honoring our values and commitments to our clients."

Mike DeMarie

PROWEST Owner, VP, Construction

Hometown:

Cape Town, South Africa

Joined PROWEST:

1997

What makes PROWEST unique?

Graduated from The University of Cape Town in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management. David became a U.S. Citizen in 2000.

"We are a group of talented and committed individuals striving to provide the highest quality of work possible."

David Saacks

PROWEST Owner, VP, Business Development

Hometown:

Rowland Heights, California

Joined PROWEST:

1998

What makes PROWEST unique?

Graduated from California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1987 with an Associate of Science Degree in Construction Management.

"Our willingness to put our clients first at all costs."

Dan Polen

PROWEST Owner, VP, Program Executive

Hometown:

Sebeka, Minnesota

Joined PROWEST:

1998

What makes PROWEST unique?

"Direct owner involvement in every project with a focus on customer service."

Jeff Rising

PROWEST Owner, Assistant Chief Financial Officer

Hometown:

Middletown, New York

Joined PROWEST:

2000

What makes PROWEST unique?

Graduated from Palomar College in 1993 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.

"We compete with some of the largest general contractors in the country."

Sharon Bishop

PROWEST Owner, Preconstruction Services Manager

Hometown:

El Cajon, California

Joined PROWEST:

1999

What makes PROWEST unique?

"It’s a company that makes you feel like you are a family."

Howard Pray

PROWEST Owner, Senior Construction Manager

Hometown:

Glendora, California

Joined PROWEST:

2007

What makes PROWEST unique?

"PROWEST provides proficient value added construction management services in an unparalleled fashion."

Khris Drake

Office and Employee Relations Manager

Hometown:

Riverside, California

Joined PROWEST:

1998

What makes PROWEST unique?

“Employee Loyalty and Dedication, with many employees staying 10, 15, and 20+ years with PROWEST.”

Leah Burch

Senior Executive Project Manager

Hometown:

Newport Beach, CA

Joined PROWEST:

2018

What makes PROWEST unique?

Graduated from University Of California Santa Barbara in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts Dual Degree in Geology and Environmental Studies.

"PROWEST cares about its people & provides challenging career growth opportunities."

Paul Santangelo

Director of Accounting

Hometown:

Santee, California

Joined PROWEST:

2019

What makes PROWEST unique?

"It’s refreshing to see the hands-on approach from the owner/leadership team."

Sandra Brown

HERE'S OUR STORY

HERE'S OUR STORY

Back in 1987, Randy Craig and Earl Rush founded ProWest

After having met each other for the first time in August of 1984, while both were working for the M.H. Golden Company in San Diego, Randy and Earl began a friendship that would lead to a rock-solid partnership that spanned almost three decades and lasted until Earl's passing in 2015. They discovered much common ground - an appetite for risk, an eye for innovation, a desire to control their destiny, and most importantly, the bond of trust.

Their dream was to build big buildings and compete against the largest companies in the world.

After spending many entrepreneurial brainstorming sessions on the concrete picnic benches in Live Oak Park near Fallbrook, they solidified their written business plan and embarked upon their dream. The date was September 18, 1987. Randy had just turned 26 years old, and Earl was about to turn 41. They each invested $2500 in cash and then "took the road less traveled."

So began their struggle for survival, the search for opportunity, the quest for knowledge, and the never-ending belief in their future. They never quit. They never wavered. They never questioned their choice for independence. They worked together, in mutual trust, in pursuit of their dream. It became the journey of a lifetime.

As we begin our 34th year of this adventure, we continue to appreciate the opportunities that have been bestowed upon us, and pledge that we will do everything in our power to honor the trust placed in us by our clients, our employees, and our partners.

Long live the dream.

Randy Craig

Earl Rush

Earl Rush

ProWest Co-Founder

Mr. Rush co-founded ProWest in 1987. Prior to his career at ProWest, he attended San Diego Mesa College, and he served as a submariner in the U.S. Navy. His forty plus years of experience in the construction industry included over one hundred completed projects. His work as a project executive encompassed industrial buildings, university student housing, high-rise office buildings, hospitals, medical and dental offices, and custom homes. Mr. Rush was well respected in the industry, he was a friend to all, and he is greatly missed by the ProWest team.

Earl Rush

Director of Preconstruction Services

Mr. Quinn was with ProWest for over seventeen years and he was a principal owner. With over twenty-seven years in the construction industry, his background was diverse in student housing, higher education, hospitals, and airports. Prior to joining ProWest, he owned and operated a plastering and wood siding business. Mr. Quinn started with ProWest as a laborer, then quickly moved up to project superintendent on complex healthcare projects, and utimately found his niche as director of preconstruction services.