• Board of Directors Leadership

    Board members serve 3 year staggered terms
    Clayton Fraser
    Thompson Builders Corporation
    Clayton has served on the Board since 2013.  Clayton has built his 22-year career with Thompson Builders Corp. and is currently Vice President of Business Development. His construction experience encompasses new construction, modernizations and seismic improvements of schools, public buildings, housing developments, and other large-scale general building and engineering projects.  Clayton oversees Project Managers on large scale projects to ensure the project progresses according to schedule and budget and is responsible for all aspects of bidding and pre-construction for alternative delivery type projects.
    Rick Wells
    Chief Executive Officer
    Marin Builders Association
    Chief Executive Officer
    Along with the Board of Directors, Rick is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Marin Builders Association. He manages all business planning, program development and financial operations. Rick specializes in building organizational structure, policy and advocacy. Rick has served as President and CEO of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and President of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce. He serves on several local volunteer Boards. You can reach Rick directly at 415 462-1220.
    Daniel McLennon
    Vice President
    Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP
    Daniel F. McLennon is managing Partner of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP’s San Francisco office. He has over 30 years of experience as Counsel to the construction industry. His services include contract drafting and review, work-outs, mediations, arbitrations, and lawsuits involving license and discipline issues, etc. Dan frequently serves as arbitrator and mediator for the courts of San Francisco and Marin County and is a frequent author and speaker. He is active in numerous trade associations.
    John Busick
    Past President
    Bob Kunst Painting, Inc.
    John Busick is a 5th generation painter and CEO of Bob Kunst Painting Inc., a premiere residential and small-commercial painting company headquartered in San Rafael. John is also Co-Founder of Workglue.com, an All-in-one field service management software platform.  John serves on the Board of Directors of The Down Syndrome Association North Bay (DSANB). He is also professionally involved with other organizations.
    John Pope
    Old Town Glass
    John ended up working in the family glass and window business 10+ years ago on a whim, after spending 5 years at Charles Schwab & Co, Inc. in Retail and then International Finance. As CFO he handles all estimating and sales.

    Old Town Glass offers expert advice, whether you are an architect, contractor, homeowner, or designer. They frequently work with clients on the design, specification, and installation. Their expertise includes AAMA Installation Master’s Trained Installers. Old Town Glass is a licensed C-17 Glazing Contractor, offering both domestic and European glass window and door systems.

    John's diverse experience from working in Community Development for the City of Novato while in high school, software development at Autodesk and international financial services at Schwab, lends a unique skill set that applies well to the construction industry.
    Diane Henderson
    DMH Land Use Planning
    Diane Henderson is the principal of DMH Land Use Planning. Over the course of her 30-year career Diane has helped guide land use projects for both public and private interests throughout California. She currently serves as the Interim Director of Planning for the Town of San Anselmo and has previously provided interim planning services to local cities including Novato, San Rafael, Larkspur, Tiburon, Mill Valley and Sausalito along with other Bay Area communities.
    Tom Barr
    Past President
    Ghilotti Bros., Inc.
    With over 25 years of construction and estimating experience, Tom has been Vice President of Estimating with Ghilotti Bros., Inc. since 2006. Tom is responsible for overseeing the preparation of all estimates from takeoff and conceptual estimates through the finalization of the projects being awarded. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer since 1992 and was the President of the Association of Engineering Construction Employers in 2010.
    Mary Birch
    Contractors Business Centers
    Business Development Manager
    Mary joined the Board in 2017. Mary has worked at Contractors State License Schools for 23 years in all capacities helping students further their construction careers. Her many professional accomplishments include Presidents Club Member at CSLS for the past 20 years, Certified RRP, Mentor of the Year Award, and Student Counselor of the Year. Mary volunteers for Contractors Caring for Kids and American Cancer Society Race for the Cure. Mary attended Diablo Valley College where she studied business.

    Mary's first love is her family. She has been married to her best friend, Ken for 31 years. They are parents to two wonderful adult children- son Adam and daughter Ashley who just had a daughter, Amelia Rose. She is their first grandbaby and the apple of their eye!
    Mendy Calegari
    Marin Roto-Rooter
    Mendy supervises all daily business operations including overseeing managers and administrative staff. She ensures the timeliness and efficiency of all business decisions and helps the company achieve its mission statement of always putting customers first and providing excellent service. Mendy strongly believes and emulates the philosophy of giving back to her community. She supports and participates in fundraisers for many local organizations.
    Danny Della-Santina
    Golden State Lumber, Inc.
    Vice President of Operations
    Danny is Vice President of Operations at Golden State Lumber in San Rafael.  He grew up working in the restaurant industry in Marin both catering, and at his family’s restaurant.  After graduating from Saint Mary’s College he began his career at Golden State Lumber in 2002.  Over time he has learned the business through many different roles within the organization.  Danny currently resides in Petaluma with his wife and two children.
    Oliver Dibble
    Dibble & Company
    Oliver has over 30 years in the building trades in roles from Apprentice to Project Executive. With early experience in his family's contracting business, he has been associated with a number of high profile projects throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Oliver has been a licensed general contractor since 1980, member of the Marin Builders Association since 1986 and is a past President of the Board of Directors (2003).
    Joe Enes
    Shamrock Materials, Inc.
    Professional Duties: As an Assistant Sales Manager, Joe is responsible for meeting sales goals and objectives both in revenue and profitability. The position requires a high level of product knowledge and professional selling skills. He aims to build long-term relationships with his customers and understand their business in an effort to mold their service and products to their needs. Joe has been in the building materials industry for over 30 years.
    Ben Goldberg
    Simply Solar
    Sales Development Director
    Ben joined the Board of Directors in 2017 - As a lifelong resident of Sonoma County, Ben always puts his community first. Local values with a global impact is an ideology that he has championed throughout his career in sales and clean energy. As a top professional in the solar industry, Ben ensures Simply Solar's, industry-leading, sales and customer service process – one that is driven by a true passion for solar power and the benefits it provides to communities.
    Brad Hubbell
    Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design
    From an early age, Brad had his sights on becoming an Architect. After school Brad returned to California to begin his career with the firm of Michael Rex Architects where he learned the value of detailing, design and materials.
    In his 25+ years of architectural design, Brad has worked on projects from San Francisco Victorians to contemporary modern homes and is drawn to projects that demand creative solutions to meeting clients’ style. He enjoys a collaborative approach to projects, working closely with other trades and the clients to achieve creative and unique solutions to every project.
    Brad Hubbell and his wife and designer, Suzanne Daily, incorporated Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design in 2003.  They have enjoyed taking on residential projects ranging in size from moderate and whole-house remodels to new homes. HDA has a growing body of projects throughout the Bay Area.
    Sean Kelly
    Lamperti Contracting & Design
    Sean Kelly is the owner of Lamperti Contracting and Design.  Lamperti has been in Marin since 1965. Sean was first involved with Lamperti as a sub contractor and then took over ownership in 2005.  Lamperti is very well known as a high end Kitchen and Bath remodeling company and Sean works very hard to maintain that reputation.  He has been in the construction business in Marin since starting his first company, Elite Builders in 1990.  He is actively involved in every aspect of the business. Sean Kelly is excited to be a part of the board so that he can provide needed services to other builders in this community.
    Brian McLeran
    McLeran Roofing Co.
    Brian has owned and operated McLeran Roofing Company for over 40 years. His father, Charles E. McLeran adopted the motto, “Dependable Roofing Service” when he established McLeran Roofing in Larkspur in 1929. Charles’ simple motto has been the guiding principle of the company since its early days. Brian learned the trade from his father and took over daily operation in 1978. McLeran Roofing has grown over the years under Brian's leadership,but the core belief in quality workmanship, product knowledge and customer service remains a company tradition. McLeran Roofing is a charter member of the Marin Builders Exchange.

    Brian worked with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Sanitary Service to establish the Roof to Roads recycling program for roofing materials.
    Linda Palermo
    Sandler Training
    Linda joined the Board of Directors in 2017. She has over 20 years of selling, leadership and training experience, Linda is a passionate, experienced leader who loves to work with people to help them dramatically improve their results.

    Prior to Sandler Training, Linda was the Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer for Commune Hotels and Resorts, overseeing sales, marketing, PR and revenue management for over 40 hotels, spas and restaurants. Her experience also includes digital marketing and technology organizations with teams up to 100 people. Linda is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

    Linda grew up in the Philippines, loves travel, dogs, puzzles and the beach. She is an occasional musician and is a mom, sister, aunt and great aunt. She lives in San Rafael.
    Dan Ross
    Ross Painting
    New to the Board of Directors in 2017-
    Dan is the owner/ president of Ross Painting where he is responsible for the administration and marketing of the company. He began painting in 1972 and founded Ross Painting in 1986. He has been a member of MBA since the late 1980s and an early member of North Bay NARI where he is presently co-president. Dan has been a member of Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) since 1986 and is currently on the national board of directors.

    As a great supporter of the schools, Dan has donated painting services to several over the years. His favorite charity is the Marin Food Bank.

    Dan graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese History. He married Dina Spadini in 1982. He has two beautiful daughters and one gorgeous granddaughter.
    Jim Schalich
    Schalich Bros. Construction, Inc.
    Jim was born and raised in Marin and graduated from Chico State University with a degree in Industrial Technology. He is the co-owner and Vice President of Schalich Bros. Construction, Inc. For over 30 years he has been building high end residential homes, and doing extensive residential and commercial remodeling in Marin and Sonoma Counties. He is highly thought of by those he is closely associated with in the community.
    Kim Scheibly
    Marin Sanitary Service
    Kim is the Municipal Contracts & Communications Manager at Marin Sanitary Service. She is responsible for: contract compliance, program development, permitting, internal and external communications, customer and public relations, supervision of education and outreach staff. For the past 5 years, Kim has worked at MSS with jurisdictions on zero waste program planning and implementation and oversight of the residential and commercial recycling and organics education and outreach programs. She has experience with service work in El Salvador, volunteering in her children's schools, and participates in many community events and committees.
    David Trahan
    Patriot Mechanical Inc.
    Dave Trahan was born in Paris, France, son of a US Army officer. His family relocated to Marin County in 1966 and he has been a resident of Marin County ever since. Dave is a product of our local public schools, graduating from Sacramento State University. Dave, along with his brother Jeff Trahan, are the owners of Patriot Mechanical, Inc., a heating, air conditioning and sheet metal business. They have been in business together for over 25 years. Their business serves all of the San Francisco Bay Area. Dave has also served on the City of Novato Design Review Board. He is a past president of the Marin Builders Association, as well.
    Joshua Townsend
    Craig Communications, Inc.
    Director of Community and Client Affairs
    Joshua Townsend is the Director of Community and Client Affairs for Craig Communications, Inc. He specialized in strategic planning, economic growth, government affairs and business relations. He has mentored staff to be innovative in their community involvement and to increase their problem solving abilities while cultivating relationships through collaborations with non-profit organizations, local governments and corporate clients. Joshua has served on a number of business organization's board of directors. In his free time, he enjoys a variety of sports and coaches youth.
    Michelle Whiteside
    Whiteside Construction Corporation
    Michelle was born in San Francisco, moved to Novato and attended Novato High School. She is active with Helping Hands of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato, Marin Catholic High School and the Board of Directors of the Marin Builders Association. She and her husband Dave reside in Novato with their three children. She was founder and designer of Grazie Restaurant in Novato, and has enjoyed working as a mortgage broker and realtor for many years. Five years ago she was appointed Director of Operations at Whiteside Concrete Construction Corporation. Michelle has enjoyed working in construction with her husband who started the company over 25 years ago. The Marin Builders Association is an important part of their foundation in the community. Michelle is a strong believer in networking and always exemplifies a cooperative spirit.
    Danny Della Santina
    Golden State Lumber
    Danny is Vice President of Operations at Golden State Lumber in San Rafael.  He grew up working in the restaurant industry in Marin. He worked in both catering and at his family’s restaurant.  After graduating from Saint Mary’s College he began his career at Golden State Lumber in 2002.  Over time he has learned the business through many different roles within the organization.  Danny currently resides in Petaluma with his wife and two children.
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