Management Team at Staples Construction

Management at Staples Construction

Meet the Senior Management of Staples Construction. When it's time to build your next project, these are the people who will ensure that Staples exceeds your expectations.
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David Staples, Founder and President of Staples Construction

David Staples

Founder and President

David is the architect of the Staples story. As our Founder and President, David has over 30 years of experience in general contracting, project design, and construction management. He began Staples Construction in 1995 and has completed over $600 million in construction projects in California, and across the United States. Projects range from commercial, industrial, transportation, public works, and educational institutions to retail, mixed use, and hotels/resorts.

David pioneered the Staples work management model—investing in extensive pre-construction planning and the latest technology. That work model has become the envied Staples brand and has driven his team to great success.  David demonstrates the Staples quality standard on every project. He asks the questions that need to be asked, empowers his team to do their best work, and makes sure projects complete on time, on budget, and at the value level each client deserves.

David’s training in Civil Engineering and Construction Management includes a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin. He is a licensed General Contractor, whose memberships include the U.S. Green Building Council, the Santa Barbara Contractors Association, the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, the Building Trades Association, and the Ventura County Economic Development Association.

In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and hunting for an elk that has (so far) eluded him in 7 states.

Lori Sayles

Director of Construction

Lori graduated cum laude from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Human Resources. She’s worked in the construction industry ever since. Lori joined Staples Construction in 2001 as an Estimator and Project Manager. Now she’s our Director of Construction.

Lori plans and oversees design development, bidding, contract negotiations, and construction turn-key. Her experience covers every type of construction project imaginable—from apartments to vehicle processing complexes. Medical clinics to movie theaters. Restaurants to large-site infrastructure. Museums to high-end car dealerships. Chapels to crematories. Concrete tilt-up buildings to metal processing centers. Under her direction, Staples has constructed over $200 million in projects.

Lori's greatest strengths are her versatility, her “win-win” negotiation approach, her skill at resolving construction issues, and her enduring relationships with clients, architects, and subcontractors within our local construction community.

Successfully directing our clients’ projects takes experience and meticulous planning. Not only does Lori have both, she also takes care of project design management, scheduling, contract negotiations, subcontract management, employee training, and, of course, estimating.

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Lori Sayles, Director of Construction
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Mark Hodge, Director of Construction, Job Order Contracting (JOC)

Mark Hodge

Director of Construction, Job Order Contracting

Mark has worked in the construction industry since 2001. In 2011, he joined Staples and became Regional Manager for the Sacramento region, leading design-build projects, estimating, and managing Job Order Contracts. In 2014, we promoted him to Director of Construction for Job Order Contracting (JOC).

During his time at Staples, he served in the Army National Guard as a Team Leader with the 1-184 Infantry Battalion, Charlie Company.

Mark leads all of our JOC projects company wide, as well as our Northern California design-build projects. Projects under his management include construction on 7 California State University campuses, 7 counties throughout California, and improvements to his own alma mater, the California Maritime Academy (where he studied Mechanical Engineering).

When not at work, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, serving his community, riding his Harley, and competing in powerlifting.

Sue Pyne

Director of Finance

The Staples story would end fast without Sue! Our Director of Finance, Sue Pyne ensures a solid financial foundation for the company today and in the future.

Sue oversees accounting, finance, and human resources activities across Staples Construction. To keep our accounting and project finances on track, Sue deals directly with the company CPA, banking, bonding, and insurance entities. Project budgets, cash flow management, notarization, financial data monitoring, compliance procedures, Sue stays on top of it all. She also works with our Directors of Construction on their budgets and forecasts. You can see why the Staples’ success story has arrows pointing to Sue!

Sue graduated from Cal State Northridge with a B.S. in Business Administration. Since coming on board with Staples in 2003, she’s proven herself an outstanding financial manager. She transitioned the company to a new accounting system, and has helped us grow every year since her arrival. Despite all that, she still finds time to spend with her husband Ron (our General Superintendent) and their twin grandsons.

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Sue Pyne, Director of Finance