We are proud to have these amazing people on our team.
Gilbert Valencia, Jr
Jay (Gahum) Algaheim
As the Director of Preconstruction for Quiring General, Jim is an integral member of the executive management team. With over three decades of experience in the construction industry, Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and valuable relationships to his role and clients. His comprehensive grasp of project objectives encompassing cost, schedule, and quality, coupled with his adept management of client, agency, engineer, and architect interactions, consistently empowers project teams for successful project execution. Jim’s expertise spans diverse sectors including healthcare (OSHPD/HCAI), multi-family housing, hospitality, mixed-use developments, senior living, education, office, and general commercial.
As the driving force behind preconstruction initiatives for Quiring General, he leads and nurtures a team of preconstruction managers and estimators, ensuring meticulous budgeting, efficient subcontractor procurement, and scheduling for on-time, within-budget project completion. Guiding Quiring’s preconstruction process, Jim’s leadership aligns the company’s performance with its commitments, values, and dedication to delivering exceptional preconstruction services.
As President & CEO, Josh brings 17+ years of construction and leadership experience to Quiring General, LLC. Under Josh’s leadership, the company has experienced continued, sustainable growth including the expansion of a second office into the Bay Area of California. This expansion has allowed the company to not only grow financially but grow and deepen the experience of the team aligning with Quirings mission of Building What Matters. In Josh’s role, Quiring has expanded its project expertise and key relationships in all service areas including preconstruction, lean construction, design build, design assist, turnkey development and construction management.
In Josh’s role as President & CEO, he leads the company with executive direction to guide the company’s core values, vision and mission. He oversees all company operations, is key liaison between board members and other company executives. Josh has full decision-making power and guides the company to foster healthy, sustainable growth and financial health. He leads the development of all long- and short-term strategies to promote the longevity of the company.
Matt Crandall, the Director of Preconstruction at Quiring General LLC, is a passionate leader with a wealth of experience in the construction industry. With a passion for effective project planning and a wealth of experience in the construction industry, Matt brings a dynamic approach to overseeing preconstruction and estimating operations in the Bay Area. His adept handling of client, agency, engineer, and architect interactions, combined with a thorough understanding of project goals related to cost, schedule, and quality, consistently empowers project teams to achieve successful project execution.
As Director of Preconstruction, Matt emphasizes planning as the cornerstone of success, striving to minimize change orders and deliver projects on time and within budget. His reputation for informed decision-making benefits both projects and clients, reflecting his commitment to excellence. Matt leads the Quiring General team through seamless integration between preconstruction and operations, ensuring the delivery of high-quality projects and exceptional client experiences. With his dedication and collaborative spirit, Matt is set to make a positive impact on Quiring General and the construction industry.
Matt Dietz, the Director of Operations overseeing Quiring General's Bay Area operations, brings a wealth of experience and a passion for excellence to his role. Having worked extensively on various project teams, Matt has developed deep empathy and appreciation for the effort required to achieve project success. His expertise in scheduling, a cornerstone of construction management, enables him to foresee critical project phases and anticipate trends, a skill he believes is fundamental.
As the Director of Operations, Matt is committed to nurturing existing client relationships and forging new ones, fostering enduring connections with clients and trade partners alike. Matt's daily responsibilities involve ensuring project teams meet client needs, uphold safety and quality standards, and fulfill contract obligations. He also dedicates time to business development and hiring, seeking individuals who embrace Quiring's collaborative approach. With a sharp attention to detail and a strategic approach, he manages operational project teams to ensure efficient project execution within budget while upholding the Quiring Experience.
Mike Schussel is a seasoned industry veteran with an impressive 24-year track record in the construction sector. As the Vice President of Quiring General, he plays a pivotal role in steering the company’s operations and strategic initiatives within the Central California Region. His expertise encompasses project management, resource allocation, and cost-effective solutions, making him an invaluable asset to the organization.
Under Mike’s leadership, the company has achieved remarkable growth and success, earning a reputation for reliability, quality, and innovation in the construction industry. He fosters a collaborative work environment, encouraging teamwork and fostering relationships with clients and partners alike. Mike’s dedication to his craft, extensive industry knowledge, and commitment to excellence make him a driving force behind the company’s continued success in Central California and beyond.
With his 19 years of experience in the construction industry and extensive background in executive project management and architecture, Rich has developed relationships with HCAI and other industry leaders. After numerous years with Quiring General, Rich was charged with opening our second office in the Bay Area. He took the company culture and Quiring Experience to the Bay Area to create a start-up/grass roots operation, leading to generating 33% of Quiring Generals corporate revenue with his team in Pleasanton, CA. This expansion has allowed the company to not only grow financially but grow and deepen the experience of the team aligning with Quiring’s mission of Building What Matters.
Rich oversees all Bay Area operations to ensure that Quiring’s performance is consistent with the agreement, our values and our commitment to providing exceptional preconstruction and construction services. He leads and develops new growth directives and ensures the bay area staff has the necessary training and opportunities for growth. Rich partners with our Business Development team to cater to and build relationships with current clients, as well as foster and grow new client relationships in the Bay Area.
Rob Bell is an accomplished financial executive with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Quiring General, LLC, Rob plays a pivotal role in driving financial strategy and ensuring the company's fiscal health. With a strong background in finance, Rob has a proven track record of optimizing financial operations, managing budgets, and enhancing profitability within the construction sector. His expertise includes financial planning, risk management, cost analysis, and strategic decision-making.
Rob is responsible for all financial aspects of Quiring General, including budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, and risk management. He is also responsible for overseeing the company's treasury operations and investments. Rob is a highly skilled and experienced financial executive with a proven track record of success. He is a valuable asset to Quiring General and is committed to helping the company achieve its financial goals.
With a career spanning 20 years, Stevan Garcia has honed his expertise in construction management, cost control, and resource optimization. He possesses a deep understanding of the complexities of construction projects and leverages his knowledge to deliver exceptional results. Through his leadership, Stevan has been instrumental in helping Quiring General achieve its economic goals while maintaining the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction.
Stevan is a results-driven leader with a proven track record in the construction industry. As the Director of Operations at Quiring General, he is dedicated to driving economic success and operational excellence. With a keen eye for detail and a strategic mindset, Stevan oversees operational project teams, ensuring that projects are executed efficiently and within budget delivering the Quiring Experience. Stevan’s ability to establish and nurture professional relationships with Architects, Owners, subcontractors, and team members has not only facilitated smooth project execution but also enhanced client satisfaction and project outcomes.