From the start of a project you begin with the team at Parker Brown, Inc., there is a calm, confident feeling. The team members operating out of our offices in Canoga Park are experienced at what they do, love what they do, and have your complete satisfaction in mind.
The company has regularly been named one of the best places to work in the San Fernando Valley. Your project will be completed on time, within budget …. And most of our customers have some fun too. Let’s meet the team at PBI.
John Parker, Executive Officer & Co-Founder Email
Ireland’s loss was Southern California’s gain. The co-founder of our company is the garrulous Irishman John Parker. On the surface, he is an easy-going gentleman. On the job, he is all business.
John Parker co-founded Parker Brown, Inc. in 1994 with Scott Brown. The two set the “get the job done” tone for the company’s construction operations and corporate management.
Leaving Ireland for the U.S. in 1989, John owned and operated John Parker Building Ltd., a residential remodeling firm. After relocating his family to Los Angeles, John was the construction manager at a Los Angeles area commercial construction company until the inception of Parker Brown, Inc. in 1994.
John and Scott are personally involved in every project that Parker Brown, Inc. is awarded. They provide oversight from the job site or from the corporate office, and, in a lot of cases, from both.
John is deeply involved in the communities he serves. He is the past president of the Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce, former president of the Canoga Park Improvement Association, a past member of the Oversight Committee on the Bond Program of Pierce College, and executive vice president of the Women’s Odyssey, a residential drug and alcohol recovery program. Currently, he is a commissioner serving on the Los Angeles County Building Rehabilitation & Appeals Board, and is presently the president of the United Chamber of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley.
Scott Brown, Executive Officer & Co-Founder Email
Scott Brown is one of those guys it seems you hardly ever meet in Southern California – a businessman who grew up in the Los Angeles area, went to school here, started work here and built a successful business here. (Although, of course, his partner is from the other side of the world.)
Scott’s keen knowledge of the building industry has been honed since he started working in the field in 1978. The dry wit and creativity he picked up along the way. Hit Scott with a tough problem during construction and watch his mind go to work until he comes up with an innovative solution.
He opened “Accent Interior Systems” in 1979, providing commercial framing, drywall, and acoustical ceiling services for many of Southern California’s top tenant improvement contractors.
He joined with John Parker in August of 1993, before co-founding Parker Brown, Inc., in 1994.
Both partners get personally involved with clients on their projects and pay close attention to the details. Through Scott’s direction of the construction activities for the company, Parker Brown, Inc., has become known for its high quality finishes along with its reliable and timely performance.
Scott lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife and four children. He is a member of the Building Industry Association, and the Building Owners and Managers Association.
Christopher Collier, Project Manager Email
Christopher joined the team in the fall of 2010, while pursuing a degree in Construction Management from the California State University Northridge. His family background in construction and development has provided him firsthand knowledge of the business. At Parker Brown, Inc., he has been using his skills to assist in project management and the estimating process. At Parker Brown, Inc., he has worked on tenant improvement projects ranging from $15,000 to $2 million, and has assisted in estimating ground up projects of more than $8 million.
Mark Bray, Project Manager Email
When you talk about a project manager who has “seen it all, you are talking about Mark Bray. Mark started as a field superintendent with Parker Brown, Inc., at its inception in 1994. Working through Los Angeles and Ventura counties and Santa Clarita, Mark has managed construction at numerous commercial offices, medical and bank projects. He headed the ground up building and tenant improvement for the Point Mugu Credit Union Building in Camarillo.
Mark has been involved in every facet of construction since he started his career in 1977. And he has done it all, including custom and tract housing, commercial tilt up, industrial buildings, restaurant construction, hazardous waste containment systems, water storage tank construction and steel buildings. His attention to detail makes for many successful projects. He was born in the Los Angeles area and lives with his family in Santa Clarita.
Kevin McLean, Project Manager Email
Kevin McLean joined Parker Brown in early 2003 as a Project Manager. He brought with him construction experience ranging from working as a carpenter to owning and operating a successful construction / millwork company to project manager. Over this time, Kevin has been involved in numerous ground up commercial and retail structures, historical restorations and countless tenant improvements from 2,000 square feet to more than 200,000 square feet giving him a great level of expertise in the field of commercial construction.
Drew Ryan, Project Manager Email
Born and raised in Sacramento, Drew currently lives in Valencia with his wife Amy and two children, Charlie (3) and Colt (10 months). He attended Humboldt State University, where he played soccer for four years while studying exercise science. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, and being active outdoors, wakeboarding, golfing and fishing. Prior to joining PBI, he worked for Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt as a Real Estate and Development Leader where he managed over 20 million dollars in construction management. He managed more than 70 franchises through the real estate and construction process and opened over 50 locations worldwide. He also led the growth and development of the Menchie’s brand on the West Coast, focusing on Southern California.
Tony Coffey, Project Manager Email
Tony has lived all over California, but he has settled in since coming to work for Parker Brown, Inc., as an estimator/project manager in 2007.
After living in Missouri and around the Golden State, Tony began college and a career in construction in 2001. Starting as a laborer for a residential construction company, he eventually moved up to quality control, managing deadlines as homes were readied for their new owners. Later he began work for a commercial contractor where he took up framing and drywall, and eventually took on the role of a field superintendent. At Parker Brown, Inc., he manages projects throughout the LA and Ventura Counties.
Through continued education, hard work, and determination, Tony is always looking to improve and to take on the next challenge.
Scott Bennett, Project Superintendent Email
One of our newest project superintendents at Parker Brown is Scott Bennett. But he is not new to the industry, having been a superintendent for about 30 years. He previously worked at Staples Construction.
Scott lives in Simi Valley with his wife and youngest daughter. He and his wife have two other children who are in school or working.
Scott plays Pickleball as a hobby, “pretty competitively.” His wife plays as well.
John O’Connor, Assistant Project Manager Email
John O’Connor joined the Parker Brown team in 2012. He earned a degree in political science from California State University, Northridge in 2007. John comes to Parker Brown after working as an estimator in the insurance industry, and he is using his experience to assist Parker Brown in project management and in the estimating process. John is a Southern California native who has lived abroad in Ireland, and currently resides in Northridge. In his time away from work, John likes to coach youth football and basketball.
Eddie Castañeda, Construction Superintendent Email
Eddie began his construction career in 1992. He joined the Parker Brown, Inc., team in 1998 and has proven himself with the company and has become a job supervisor. Eddie was born in the U.S. and raised in Mexico. He moved back to the states and currently resides in Mission Hills, where he enjoys riding dirt bikes in his spare time. Eddie is an efficient supervisor because he can perform almost any operation in the construction field. He became a father in 2005, and has experienced what fatherhood brings to life. Eddie works on projects throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Dante Pugeda, Project Superintendent Email
One of the newer, talented superintendents to join the team at Parker Brown is Dante Pugeda. He started with us in November 2016 after working for several general contractors throughout the state.
Dante moved to the San Fernando Valley in 2008 from San Diego. He lives in Sherman Oaks. In his spare time, he likes to ride his Harley Davidson.
Rodrigo Fernandez, Project Superintendent Email
Rodrigo Fernandez has been a part of the Parker Brown team since 2009.
Rodrigo had a lot of experience in the industry in drywall, taping, texture, framing and painting. At Highland Manufacturing, he was the supervisor in charge of the drywall department.
Born in Mexico and raised in Minnesota, Rodrigo moved to California to join Parker Brown. He worked in the field for a few years doing framing, painting, drywall, and door installation before becoming a superintendent.
Rodrigo lives in Port Hueneme with his wife and three children. His hobbies are spending quality time with my family, bike riding with his children, and coaching and playing soccer.
Ariel Rios, Project Superintendent Email
Ariel Rios is on the job at Parker Brown as a construction superintendent after earning experience at three other general contractors. He started with us in 2015.
He lives in South Gate with his wife. His hobbies include sports, computers and “anything related to my work field.”
Bob Fitzgerald, Construction Superintendent Email
Bob began his construction career in 1986. He attended Los Angeles Trade Technical College for two years, then Pasadena City College for an additional two years. In 1990, Bob joined the Plumbers Union, where he worked in the plumbing field for 10 years. During that period he attended an additional five years of schooling for plumbers. In 2000, he became a project manager for a plumbing contractor, overseeing ground-up projects, tilt-up construction and tenant improvement projects.
It was during this period that he was introduced to Parker Brown, Inc., and joined us in 2003 as a construction superintendent overseeing both tenant improvement work and new construction. His background and education have proved invaluable over the years in resolving construction related issues. He lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and three children, where he is active in youth sports, including football and soccer. Bob is also an avid golfer.
Mark Salter, Construction Superintendent Email
Mark has experience is in all phases of the construction process. Maybe that’s why he is trusted implicitly by inspectors and property managers alike. In more than 35 years, he has successfully completed hundreds of projects. Coming to work for Parker Brown, Inc., in 2000, he has proven himself invaluable.
He began his work in construction as a commercial framer and has worked his way up the construction ladder to job supervisor. Mark has been responsible for many projects throughout Ventura County. He is well-known amongst the area’s city inspectors and officials, and has developed relationships with the local property managers and owners.
Mark has lived in Camarillo since 1979 where he enjoys hunting and being outdoors with his dog. Mark also enjoys riding dirt bikes with his kids and spending time with his grandchildren.
Jesus Hernandez, Project Superintendent Email
Jesus is one of our valuable, longtime superintendents. He has been with Parker Brown since 2003. Before joining Parker Brown, he worked elsewhere in the construction industry.
Jesus and his wife live in West Hills and have two children, a boy and a girl. In his spare time, Jesus has two hobbies – fishing and dancing.
Herbert Mitchell, Superintendent Email
Herb is a third generation contractor with more than 35 years of experience in construction management. He was once named the apprentice carpenter of the year and has managed over 150 million dollars in commercial construction work.
Debbie Osmeña, Office Manager / Accounting Email
Debbie emigrated from the Philippines and has lived in the San Fernando Valley ever since. After earning several business certificates in office administration, data entry, and accounting from the West Valley Occupational Center, she moved from the retail field into office support environment. She joined Parker Brown, Inc., in February 1998 as a receptionist and accounts payable clerk. Through hard work and dedication, she’s moved up to accounts receivable, and now to the position of office manager. She is responsible for the accounting and operations of the Parker Brown, Inc., office.
Ashley Schubert, Accounting Email
Ashley was born and raised in Southern California. She lived in Palmdale most of her life, moving to Woodland Hills in 2004. Mrs. Schubert joined the Parker Brown, Inc., team in early 2005, where she has undertaken billing and managing two properties for John Parker and Scott Brown. Ashley became a certified Notary Public in 2005 and notarizes all documents for Parker Brown, Inc. With her knowledge of computers and years of customer service, she has proven to be a true asset to the office staff.
Beatriz Gaspar, Administrator Email
Beatriz is a key player on the Parker Brown team and has worked in customer service for eight years. She is currently attending school and studying psychology and child development. Beatriz is married and has one child.
Fred McGinn, Site Superintendent Email
For 25 years, Fred has specialized in flooring and has done everything from running his own outfit to being an operations manager for a national flooring company. When he’s not working, he enjoys riding his bike, coaching his three kids in soccer or spending time with his wife of 26 years.
Jeff Myers, Superintendent Email
Jeff has held a concrete and masonry license for 20 years and has been a deputy inspector for five years. He has served under the role of Superintendent for Parker Brown, Inc. for the past three and a half years.