Webcor 50 Year Anniversary https://webcor50.webcor.com/ Celebrating 50 years of Building Solutions and Bettering Lives Mon, 14 Jun 2021 22:23:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://webcor50.webcor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/cropped-webcor50-site-icon-32x32.png Webcor 50 Year Anniversary https://webcor50.webcor.com/ 32 32 Celebrating 50 years of Building Solutions and Bettering Lives Webcor Construction LP clean episodic Webcor Construction LP sholtz@webcor.com sholtz@webcor.com (Webcor Construction LP) Copyright © 2020 Webcor Construction LP Celebrating 50 years of Building Solutions and Bettering Lives Webcor 50 Year Anniversary https://webcor50.webcor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/webcorat50-albumart-final-1.png https://webcor50.webcor.com/anniversary-podcast/ An Update on Webcor’s DEI Journey https://webcor50.webcor.com/an-update-on-webcors-dei-journey/ Mon, 14 Jun 2021 22:21:46 +0000 https://webcor50.webcor.com/?p=1478 Diversity is not a new initiative at Webcor but during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company was inspired to revisit its approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This led to a solicitation of employee feedback through a series of listening sessions, followed by goal-setting and planning.

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Clockwise from upper left: Jes Pedersen, Mei Lin Wolff, Brittany Williams, Natalie Fakhreddine

Diversity is not a new initiative at Webcor but during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company was inspired to revisit its approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This led to a solicitation of employee feedback through a series of listening sessions, followed by goal-setting and planning. In this update, you will hear from President and CEO Jes Pedersen and Chief People Officer Mei Lin Wolff about the structure developed to support our DEI efforts along with some of the activities that are in the works to drive DEI goals into the fabric of the organization.

One of the aspects of the DEI effort has been the introduction of a formal process for establishing Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Representatives from Webcor’s two existing ERGs also participated in the conversation: From Women of Webcor (WOW), Internal Communications Manager, and from The Collective (the Black employee’s ERG), Senior Design Manager Brittany Williams.

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Diversity is not a new initiative at Webcor but during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company was inspired to revisit its approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This led to a solicitation of employee feedback through a series of listening sess... Clockwise from upper left: Jes Pedersen, Mei Lin Wolff, Brittany Williams, Natalie Fakhreddine



Diversity is not a new initiative at Webcor but during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company was inspired to revisit its approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This led to a solicitation of employee feedback through a series of listening sessions, followed by goal-setting and planning. In this update, you will hear from President and CEO Jes Pedersen and Chief People Officer Mei Lin Wolff about the structure developed to support our DEI efforts along with some of the activities that are in the works to drive DEI goals into the fabric of the organization.



One of the aspects of the DEI effort has been the introduction of a formal process for establishing Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Representatives from Webcor's two existing ERGs also participated in the conversation: From Women of Webcor (WOW), Internal Communications Manager, and from The Collective (the Black employee's ERG), Senior Design Manager Brittany Williams.
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Construction Manager Pat Reidy https://webcor50.webcor.com/construction-manager-pat-reidy/ Tue, 01 Jun 2021 17:04:03 +0000 https://webcor50.webcor.com/?p=1473 Pat Reidy has been a Webcorian for more than half of the company's existence. In this podcast interview, Pat recounts memorable episodes from his tenure at Webcor and shares his perspectives on what has changed since he joined the company and what has stayed the same.

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Pat Reidy
Pat Reidy

Pat Reidy has been a Webcorian for more than half of the company’s existence. In this podcast interview, Pat recounts memorable episodes from his tenure at Webcor and shares his perspectives on what has changed since he joined the company and what has stayed the same.

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Pat Reidy has been a Webcorian for more than half of the company's existence. In this podcast interview, Pat recounts memorable episodes from his tenure at Webcor and shares his perspectives on what has changed since he joined the company and what has ... Pat Reidy



Pat Reidy has been a Webcorian for more than half of the company's existence. In this podcast interview, Pat recounts memorable episodes from his tenure at Webcor and shares his perspectives on what has changed since he joined the company and what has stayed the same.
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Ron Hanneman, Webcor Concrete Specialist https://webcor50.webcor.com/ron-hanneman-webcor-concrete-specialist/ Mon, 17 May 2021 22:50:33 +0000 https://webcor50.webcor.com/?p=1470 Ron Hanneman has been at Webcor for nearly half of the company's existence, starting as a laborer during the days when one could walk onto a project site and get a job. Today, Ron travels from project to project in a unique role within Webcor, one he recognized was needed but never expected to have himself.

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Ron Hanneman
Ron Hanneman

Ron Hanneman has been at Webcor for nearly half of the company’s existence, starting as a laborer during the days when one could walk onto a project site and get a job. Today, Ron travels from project to project in a unique role within Webcor, one he recognized was needed but never expected to have himself.

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Ron Hanneman has been at Webcor for nearly half of the company's existence, starting as a laborer during the days when one could walk onto a project site and get a job. Today, Ron travels from project to project in a unique role within Webcor,
Ron Hanneman




Ron Hanneman has been at Webcor for nearly half of the company's existence, starting as a laborer during the days when one could walk onto a project site and get a job. Today, Ron travels from project to project in a unique role within Webcor, one he recognized was needed but never expected to have himself.
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Webcor Introduces CSR Strategy https://webcor50.webcor.com/webcor-introduces-csr-strategy/ Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0000 https://webcor50.webcor.com/?p=1459 In this special episode of the Webcor@50 podcast, President and CEO Jes Pedersen joins the leaders in charge of the three categories of the company's new Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. The framework for the strategy is Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance (ESG), with 14 goals and 35 targets spread across the People, Planet, and Performance categories. The discussion covers the genesis of the CSR plan, the reason for the approach taken, and examples of goals and targets in each of the categories. In the photo, clockwise from upper left, are Pedersen, COO Matt Rossie (leading the Performance effort), Sustainability Director Jenelle Shapiro (responsible for the Planet category), and HR Sr. VP Mei Lin Wolff (accountable for the People goals).

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Jes Pedersen and CSR Category Leads

In this special episode of the Webcor@50 podcast, President and CEO Jes Pedersen joins the leaders in charge of the three categories of the company’s new Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. The framework for the strategy is Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance (ESG), with 14 goals and 35 targets spread across the People, Planet, and Performance categories. The discussion covers the genesis of the CSR plan, the reason for the approach taken, and examples of goals and targets in each of the categories. In the photo, clockwise from upper left, are Pedersen, COO Matt Rossie (leading the Performance effort), Sustainability Director Jenelle Shapiro (responsible for the Planet category), and HR Sr. VP Mei Lin Wolff (accountable for the People goals).

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In this special episode of the Webcor@50 podcast, President and CEO Jes Pedersen joins the leaders in charge of the three categories of the company's new Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. The framework for the strategy is Environmental,



In this special episode of the Webcor@50 podcast, President and CEO Jes Pedersen joins the leaders in charge of the three categories of the company's new Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. The framework for the strategy is Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance (ESG), with 14 goals and 35 targets spread across the People, Planet, and Performance categories. The discussion covers the genesis of the CSR plan, the reason for the approach taken, and examples of goals and targets in each of the categories. In the photo, clockwise from upper left, are Pedersen, COO Matt Rossie (leading the Performance effort), Sustainability Director Jenelle Shapiro (responsible for the Planet category), and HR Sr. VP Mei Lin Wolff (accountable for the People goals).
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Jim Sammon, Construction Manager https://webcor50.webcor.com/jim-sammon-construction-manager/ Wed, 07 Apr 2021 18:25:14 +0000 https://webcor50.webcor.com/?p=1454 Jim Sammon Jim Sammon is a Webcor Construction Manager, currently working at the 195-room Citizen M Hotel project in San Francisco. Jim joined Webcor in 1998 and has seen a lot of changes in the organization. Having worked for others and as an independent contractor before he joined the company, Jim is able to draw […]

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Jim Sammon
Jim Sammon

Jim Sammon is a Webcor Construction Manager, currently working at the 195-room Citizen M Hotel project in San Francisco. Jim joined Webcor in 1998 and has seen a lot of changes in the organization. Having worked for others and as an independent contractor before he joined the company, Jim is able to draw on his long experience in his discussion of Webcor’s growth.

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Jim Sammon Jim Sammon is a Webcor Construction Manager, currently working at the 195-room Citizen M Hotel project in San Francisco. Jim joined Webcor in 1998 and has seen a lot of changes in the organization.
Jim Sammon




Jim Sammon is a Webcor Construction Manager, currently working at the 195-room Citizen M Hotel project in San Francisco. Jim joined Webcor in 1998 and has seen a lot of changes in the organization. Having worked for others and as an independent contractor before he joined the company, Jim is able to draw on his long experience in his discussion of Webcor's growth.
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Tom Soohoo, VP, Marketing and Business Development https://webcor50.webcor.com/tom-soohoo-vp-marketing-and-business-development/ Thu, 18 Mar 2021 22:29:29 +0000 https://webcor50.webcor.com/?p=1445 Tom Soohoo worked in software consulting and design for nine years before making a career change into the construction industry in 2004 with Webcor. The last 10 years of his Webcor career have been focused on business acquisition: both the strategy and execution of winning projects. He currently leads the Marketing Department at Webcor where the focus is attracting new work and driving the Webcor brand to external markets.

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Tom Soohoo

Tom Soohoo grew up in San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1995. After graduation, Tom worked in software consulting and design for nine years before making a career change into the construction industry in 2004 with Webcor. He says, “I originally thought I would just complete one building and head off to business school, but 17 years later, here I still am. I fell in love with the camaraderie of the people and the product that we build in this business. I find nothing more fulfilling than both leading and participating in teams that build something that another person can use to live, work, play, worship, rest, heal, and enjoy.” The last 10 years of his Webcor career have been focused on business acquisition: both the strategy and execution of winning projects. He currently leads the Marketing Department at Webcor where the focus is attracting new work and driving the Webcor brand to external markets.

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Tom Soohoo worked in software consulting and design for nine years before making a career change into the construction industry in 2004 with Webcor. The last 10 years of his Webcor career have been focused on business acquisition: both the strategy and... Tom Soohoo



Tom Soohoo grew up in San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1995. After graduation, Tom worked in software consulting and design for nine years before making a career change into the construction industry in 2004 with Webcor. He says, "I originally thought I would just complete one building and head off to business school, but 17 years later, here I still am. I fell in love with the camaraderie of the people and the product that we build in this business. I find nothing more fulfilling than both leading and participating in teams that build something that another person can use to live, work, play, worship, rest, heal, and enjoy." The last 10 years of his Webcor career have been focused on business acquisition: both the strategy and execution of winning projects. He currently leads the Marketing Department at Webcor where the focus is attracting new work and driving the Webcor brand to external markets.
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Andy Ball, former President and CEO https://webcor50.webcor.com/andy-ball-former-president-and-ceo/ Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:38:37 +0000 https://webcor50.webcor.com/?p=1438 Andy Ball is currently the president of oWow, an Oakland, California-based vertically integrated housing company that designs, develops, and builds net new housing. Andy was CEO of Webcor until his departure in 2012 after spending 18 years with the company. He joined when his company, A.J. Ball Construction, was acquired by Webcor. When he left, […]

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Andy Ball
Andy Ball

Andy Ball is currently the president of oWow, an Oakland, California-based vertically integrated housing company that designs, develops, and builds net new housing. Andy was CEO of Webcor until his departure in 2012 after spending 18 years with the company. He joined when his company, A.J. Ball Construction, was acquired by Webcor. When he left, he joined Suffolk as president of the West Region for four years, then spend two years as a partner at RAD Urban, a unified group of architects, engineers, builders, manufacturers, and real estate developers working together under one roof. For the Webcor at 50 podcast, Andy was interviewed by Webcor Marketing VP Tom Soohoo.

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Andy Ball Andy Ball is currently the president of oWow, an Oakland, California-based vertically integrated housing company that designs, develops, and builds net new housing. Andy was CEO of Webcor until his departure in 2012 after spending 18 years... Andy Ball



Andy Ball is currently the president of oWow, an Oakland, California-based vertically integrated housing company that designs, develops, and builds net new housing. Andy was CEO of Webcor until his departure in 2012 after spending 18 years with the company. He joined when his company, A.J. Ball Construction, was acquired by Webcor. When he left, he joined Suffolk as president of the West Region for four years, then spend two years as a partner at RAD Urban, a unified group of architects, engineers, builders, manufacturers, and real estate developers working together under one roof. For the Webcor at 50 podcast, Andy was interviewed by Webcor Marketing VP Tom Soohoo.
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Sue Keating, Accounting Manager https://webcor50.webcor.com/sue-keating-accounting-manager/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 18:32:36 +0000 https://webcor50.webcor.com/?p=1432 Sue Keating joined Webcor in 1996 in a role that was entirely different than her Accounting Manager position today. Webcor's recognition of talent and willingness to create positions that leverage that talent made her pivot possible.

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Sue Keating
Sue Keating

After attending Skyline College and honing her skills for 10 years at other companies, Sue Keating joined Webcor in 1996. In her current role, she manages the Accounts Payable staff, the company’s credit card process, and journal entries for cost control. She also maintains the policies and procedures for the AP department, reviews preliminary notices and certificates of insurance for all subcontractors for contract compliance, and serves as an ISO internal auditor, a role she has had since 2013. Sue also remains involved as a volunteer with Toastmasters International, which she has served since 2010 and where she currently serves as president of her local club.

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Sue Keating joined Webcor in 1996 in a role that was entirely different than her Accounting Manager position today. Webcor's recognition of talent and willingness to create positions that leverage that talent made her pivot possible. Sue Keating



After attending Skyline College and honing her skills for 10 years at other companies, Sue Keating joined Webcor in 1996. In her current role, she manages the Accounts Payable staff, the company's credit card process, and journal entries for cost control. She also maintains the policies and procedures for the AP department, reviews preliminary notices and certificates of insurance for all subcontractors for contract compliance, and serves as an ISO internal auditor, a role she has had since 2013. Sue also remains involved as a volunteer with Toastmasters International, which she has served since 2010 and where she currently serves as president of her local club.
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Jose Ortiz, Construction Manager https://webcor50.webcor.com/jose-ortiz-construction-manager/ Thu, 04 Feb 2021 21:07:45 +0000 https://webcor50.webcor.com/?p=1427 Jose Ortiz is a construction manager in Webcor's Los Angeles region, currently working at our 960 W. 7th Street project, a 56-story tower comprising approximately 780 residences, indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, above- and below-grade parking, and retail.

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Jose Ortiz

Jose Ortiz is a construction manager in Webcor’s Los Angeles region, currently working at our 960 W. 7th Street project, a 56-story tower comprising approximately 780 residences, indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, above- and below-grade parking, and retail. Construction began mid-June 2019 and is ongoing with a scheduled completion of 2022. Construction managers oversee and direct projects from start to finish. Among their duties is reviewing the project in detail to schedule deliverables and estimate costs and ensuring compliance with building and safety regulations. Jose has been with Webcor for 19 years, joining after earning a degree in Construction Engineering Management from California State University, Long Beach.

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Jose Ortiz is a construction manager in Webcor's Los Angeles region, currently working at our 960 W. 7th Street project, a 56-story tower comprising approximately 780 residences, indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, above- and below-grade parking, Jose Ortiz



Jose Ortiz is a construction manager in Webcor's Los Angeles region, currently working at our 960 W. 7th Street project, a 56-story tower comprising approximately 780 residences, indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, above- and below-grade parking, and retail. Construction began mid-June 2019 and is ongoing with a scheduled completion of 2022. Construction managers oversee and direct projects from start to finish. Among their duties is reviewing the project in detail to schedule deliverables and estimate costs and ensuring compliance with building and safety regulations. Jose has been with Webcor for 19 years, joining after earning a degree in Construction Engineering Management from California State University, Long Beach.
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Shelley Doran, Senior Vice President https://webcor50.webcor.com/shelley-doran-senior-vice-president/ Sun, 31 Jan 2021 23:08:59 +0000 https://webcor50.webcor.com/?p=1423 Shelley Doran is Senior Vice President for Webcor Builders and a member of the Webcor Executive Committee. She has led Webcor’s business acquisition, external affairs, and government liaison activities, as well as the company’s philanthropic involvement. Currently, she is focused on development opportunities in San Jose and the South Bay region.

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Shelley Doran
Shelley Doran

Shelley Doran is Senior Vice President for Webcor Builders and a member of the Webcor Executive Committee. She has led Webcor’s business acquisition, external affairs, and government liaison activities, as well as the company’s philanthropic involvement. Currently, she is focused on development opportunities in San Jose and the South Bay region. She has practiced construction management and development for more than 35 years for several nationally recognized companies, including Taubman Company, McDonald’s Corp. and Ford Motor Land Development. She served as a member of the Environmental Design Review Board in the Town of Los Altos Hills and the Los Altos Hills Planning Commission, and ran for Los Altos Hills City Council. Shelley also represented Los Altos Hills on ABAG in Santa Clara County for several years.

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Shelley Doran is Senior Vice President for Webcor Builders and a member of the Webcor Executive Committee. She has led Webcor’s business acquisition, external affairs, and government liaison activities, as well as the company’s philanthropic involvemen... Shelley Doran



Shelley Doran is Senior Vice President for Webcor Builders and a member of the Webcor Executive Committee. She has led Webcor’s business acquisition, external affairs, and government liaison activities, as well as the company’s philanthropic involvement. Currently, she is focused on development opportunities in San Jose and the South Bay region. She has practiced construction management and development for more than 35 years for several nationally recognized companies, including Taubman Company, McDonald’s Corp. and Ford Motor Land Development. She served as a member of the Environmental Design Review Board in the Town of Los Altos Hills and the Los Altos Hills Planning Commission, and ran for Los Altos Hills City Council. Shelley also represented Los Altos Hills on ABAG in Santa Clara County for several years.
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