TEAM PROFILES

Bill Jetton
Robert Lee
Michael Van Lokeren
Steve Klucharich

Bill Jetton | President and Founder
Bill Jetton grew up in a small town on the gulf coast of Texas.  He earned his BA in economics from the University of Houston in 1973. He left for California shortly after graduation and began apprenticing as a carpenter in Mendocino. “As a young man, I was drawn to carpentry because I liked working with my hands and being part of a team.  Building my company has been exciting and fulfilling in both respects.  Once I started building I never wanted to stop.”

 

Robert Lee | Senior Project Manager
Robert Lee, a native of the East Bay, has worked in high quality remodeling since 1988. Having extensively re-built his own home, Robert knows first-hand what it is like to be on the customer side of the construction project.  “I take great pleasure in working with our clients to ensure that they achieve their remodeling dreams.” Beyond work he can be found enjoying his family and writing songs.

 

Michael Van Lokeren | Senior Project Manager
Michael studied languages at Middlebury College in Vermont and is fluent in Spanish and French. He developed his expertise as a builder and supervisor working alongside his brother for over a decade in Santa Monica, CA. Michael is a LEED AP and has certification in Construction Management from UCLA.  In his free time, Michael surfs the Pacific coast and is a member of the US Tennis Association. He is most happy spending time with his family and watching his two daughters grow.

 

Steve Klucharich | Project Manager
Steve, our estimator, is an LEED Green Associate. He draws on a wealth of experience as a finish carpenter and project manager.  His skill at finding the highest quality at the best value makes him essential to the Jetton Team.  He is excited to have the privilege of working with some of the most talented architects, designers and craftspeople in the Bay Area. When not immersed in spreadsheets, he likes to cook, garden and coach his daughter’s softball team.

Jim Williams

Jim Williams | Senior Project Supervisor
Jim Williams was born in New York City, but gained his gentlemanly ways from a childhood spent in the south. A licensed contractor with over thirty years of experience, Jim has been in a lead position at Jetton Construction since 1987.  He also has a B.A. in dance and enjoys “choreographing” the many elements within each project.

Steve Weaver

Steve Weaver | Project Supervisor
Steve Weaver earned a B.A. in anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. His interest in vernacular architecture and ruins gives him a unique perspective on the remodeling business. As he sums it up “I am fascinated by new uses for old structures.” Steve has been working in construction since 1984. He is committed to craftsmanship, enjoys the process of building and appreciates a well-designed architectural space.

Randall Cline | Project Supervisor
Randy went into construction at an early age and has grown to enjoy the complexity and creativity of building not just the structures themselves but also the team that makes it happen. He has extensive experience in managing all aspects of high-end residential projects in the Bay Area. Randy is a native of San Rafael and happily resides there with his family of four.  With any free time he enjoys surfing, running and reading.  He earned his BA in International Business at the Dominican University and studied project management at UC Berkeley.

John Lancaster
Galen Pimentel

John Lancaster | Journey Carpenter
John has been interested in construction since the age of four when he built his first tree fort with his mother. As a carpenter, he believes that there is a certain amount of respect that one attains from others as well as pride from within. John also devotes his time as a volunteer each year with Habitat for Humanity; he and his family volunteered in Nepal to help rebuild after the recent earthquake damage. John is an active participant in his daughter's Girl Scout Troop, an enthusiastic volunteer within the city of Oakland.

Galen Pimentel | Journey Carpenter
Galen grew up in Oakland and was immersed in the construction trades at an early age.  He has worked at Jetton since 2006 and has  established himself as an excellent carpentry artisan and appreciates the continued team effort construction requires.

Heladio Mendez

Heladio Mendez | Journey Carpenter
Heladio Began working in construction in 1998.  Coming out of high school, he was immediately intrigued with the art of carpentry.  He began with pieces of scrap wood to get familiar with the contouring of the wood and within three months he was making miter joints, casing, and painting his creations. He lives in Marin with his family and enjoys playing soccer with his son. His dream is to build a home for his family.

Lisa Suardana

Lisa Suardana | Office Manager
Lisa has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, Lisa enjoys being a part of the integrated team effort that is involved in every construction project Jetton undertakes. She is committed to implementing systems to smoothly manage the financial details of the building process. When not at the office, Lisa can be found in her garden. As a transplant to Berkeley from New England, Lisa enjoys spring in February and growing California native plants year round.