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.
Gary has over 30 years of experience in construction operations and management. After completing numerous large-scale projects across Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona, he joined Staples Construction to further our strategic reach.
As Director of Construction, Gary sets the company's strategic direction, and oversees all pre-construction and construction operations and administrative processes. He also serves as a liaison to clients for updates, reviews, and issue resolution throughout the life of every project.
Gary has a long-practiced eye for strategy—everything from big-picture items, to the smallest budget details. It's what has led him to more than $1 Billion in completed commercial builds for private, education, municipal, and healthcare organizations.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. He's previously served as President of the Nevada Contractors Association and has held memberships in NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Association, Design-Build Institute of America, Urban Land Institute, and the Construction Management Association of America. He is active with non-profit outreach programs and organizations including the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and Legatus.
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.
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.