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A team of professionals focused on project control.
In 1980, Project Control, Inc. (PCI) was created with the sole purpose to assist Owners in developing their projects. PCI began assembling a staff with specialized skills in both design and construction who could assist the Owner in being able to effectively manage the architect and contractor. PCI originated from a cost estimating company which has continued to provide the foundation for managing projects to their successful conclusion. We are a consultant technical staff to the owner in the careful management and coordination of the players required to develop a facility suitable to the owner’s requirements. Project Control, Inc. has successfully accomplished this with over $3.0 Billion in successful project contracts.
The late Mr. Franklin Child was the founder of Project Control, Inc. and had a vision of truly impacting the design and construction industry by relentlessly striving to find win-win-win solutions. He understood that all too often the challenges and reputation of the construction industry were a result of poor communication and a lack of teamwork; so, his vision was to change this perception and deliver successful projects by creating an environment where each member of the team was valued, recognized, appreciated, and held accountable. Frank saw every member of the design and construction team as a valuable contributor and whose role was vital to a successful project. He knew that accountability was essential to performance; so, he developed controls that maintained cost, quality and schedule controls that aligned contractual responsibility with actual performance. As a result of Frank’s vision and early adoption of technology, PCI had an office computer long before most other companies knew what a computer was and developed software in the early 1980’s to support successful project management.
DOUGLAS JOHNSON, PE
Mr. Doug Johnson has over 35 years experience in the design and construction of complicated projects. Doug has been able to provide leadership in the planning, programming, design and construction of projects that range from major hospital projects to industrial and commercial projects in both the private and public sector. He has hands-on experience in both the design and construction of water treatment facilities. As a licensed engineer, Doug has an understanding of what will be required to make a project successful. He has been instrumental in implementing Project Control’s project management philosophies, which has allowed Project Control, Inc. to be a leader in providing project and program management services.
RYAN JOHNSON, CCM
President / Senior Project Director
Since 1999 Mr. Johnson has been representing owner’s and managing design and construction projects. Over the past several years his focus has been on refining PCI services and expanding into new markets. Ryan has spent his career involved in a number of high-profile medical projects around the region, heading up teams and producing award-winning results. With an engineering educational background, Mr. Johnson has played a major role in problem solving and leading PCI to new levels.
Mr. Johnson is a member of several associations including the Construction Management Association of America, American Society of Healthcare Engineering, and American Society of Civil Engineers and is actively engaged in these associations. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family at ball-games, at the lake, or in the mountains on the back of a horse.
GARRETT JOHNSON, CCE, CCM, PSP
Vice President / Senior Project Director
Garrett has assisted owners in delivering quality projects on-time and within budget. This success has been a result of paying attention to details while implementing PCI’s controls and philosophies. Garrett understands the importance of kicking the project off with the right team, budget and schedule … then following through on these commitments. He has implemented Project Control’s project delivery approach resulting in on-time projects, fewer changes, more competitive change order pricing, and project team accountability.
Garrett is a member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACEi).
In his free time, Garrett enjoys just about anything active that he can do with his family, including horse back riding, camping, boating, hiking, biking, and just about any sport.
Senior Project Manager
Lisa Millar has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry as a field engineer, construction manager, project manager, senior project manager, project director with primary focus on public contracts including higher education, education, water/wastewater, detention, transportation, recreation and healthcare projects. Over the past 30 years, she has managed construction projects on the Central Coast of California totaling over $850 million. Lisa holds CCM and LEED AP certifications.
Lisa enjoys anything outdoors including golf, cycling, boating, skiing and camping.
Chad started his career in architecture and would follow his projects closely during construction to constantly improve his work. He quickly learned that having a well-defined project scope, prior to starting design, resulted in a much cleaner design and construction process. He became driven to find other ways to improve the overall process and went back to school to get a Masters of Construction Management and move toward overall project management. He has now successfully managed over $1 billion worth of complex projects for building owners and public municipalities by defining the project goals early, and then implementing the right tools to control the project to the end.
While not working, Chad is usually skiing in the winter and biking, hiking, boating, and camping in the summer with his family.
Mr. Dunaway brings to PCI an extensive experience handling the many facets of commercial construction. Prior to joining PCI, he was a partner at one of the largest law firms in Arizona which consistently ranks as the number one real estate firm in the state. With this experience Mr. Dunaway can advise clients to understand, anticipate, and address pitfalls that may arise during a project.
Mr. Dunaway received a B.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University prior to receiving his juris doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. In his free-time he loves spending time outdoors, exploring new restaurants, and cheering on the Dayton Flyers basketball team.
Mr. Charley Alger has been in the construction industry since 2004 and has a strong understanding of construction processes which stems from his time working with different General Contractors prior to his time at PCI. He helps get the right people involved in a project through managing the RFP process, developing detailed estimates, providing scheduling services, and managing the project. Charley instills confidence in clients through efficiently conducting OAC meetings, keeping accurate and timely meeting minutes, reviewing Change Orders, and tracking the construction schedule. He has the ability to provide projects with Construction, Contract, Baseline, and Master Schedules to ensure the project is delivered on time, under budget, and ensured quality.
Charley is also a dedicated Husband and Father to 4 beautiful girls. Charley also loves to play baseball and softball in his free time when he is not with his family.
Diane Wolfe has 30 years of diverse experience in capital construction management on both public and private sector projects. Diane has successfully completed projects totaling more than $2.5 billion and has had the great pleasure to be a part of some of the largest projects in County of Los Angeles’ history including the 600-bed, 1.5 million-sq-ft Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center Replacement Project, the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Surgery/Emergency Replacement Project, several SB-1953 Seismic Retrofit projects, the Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center Project, and most recently, projects at the California State University Long Beach campus and Central Coast hospital project. Diane also has experience on jails, smaller parks, and fire station projects serving as an owner representative in a variety of project roles.
Diane has been involved in the Construction industry her entire life and enjoys all that is involved with construction. Diane was born & raised in Southern California and is happily married for 30 years. She enjoys spending time outdoors with their horses and dogs.
Mr. Jaran Gray has over 10 years of experience managing projects ranging from $1 million to $500 million. He has managed multi-disciplined teams under various delivery methods, including but not limited to: Integrated design/build, design-bid-build, and construction manager-at-risk. Jaran’s proactive approach to project management has resulted in hundreds of successful multi-phased projects in Utah, Nevada, and California. The goal of time, quality, and cost control are always on his mind. Jaran understands the importance of ensuring business operations are not compromised and customer safety/security is maintained at all times. Adding to his experience Mr. Gray has recently received the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification.
When Jaran is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family boating, hiking, or doing anything outdoors.
Mr. Zac Johnson has significant experience in providing project management services that help owners meet budget, schedule and quality goals for their construction projects. Zac has managed a variety of different types of construction projects from “ground up” construction projects to major remodels. The majority of Zac’s experience comes from managing complex remodel construction projects within a functioning hospital or facility. In managing these complex projects he has been able to gain an exceptional amount of experience in reviewing change orders, developing and managing owner schedules, leading and documenting Owner, Architect & Contractor Meetings. Zac understands the importance of maintaining functional teams and providing the necessary leadership to help each team member perform so that each project is considered a successful one. Zac enjoys spending time golfing and vacationing with his family. In his leisure time Zac can be found horseback riding, fishing, or camping up in the mountains.
Brandon has 8 years of experience working in the construction industry. He began developing his skills while working for a General Contractor in Utah. He has an exceptional understanding of the different systems in all facets of construction. Brandon has experience maintaining and tracking project budgets, contracts and providing reports for the project managers. He has assisted many project managers in a variety of markets, this unique ability helps Brandon to be a valuable support to any project.
As a Project Coordinator Mrs. Kristine Simpson wears many hats. Whether she is acting as a project meeting facilitator, ensuring Project Control’s compliance to policies and procedures, or assisting the Project Manager in accomplishing meeting agenda items, Kristine delivers quality at all stages of a project. Kristine also brings to the team a rich knowledge of finance and accounting best practices which she utilizes through Project Control’s Budget/Actual software in order to communicate the project’s budget and overall health to the team.
As a four-time Ironman, Kristine spends her spare time with her husband training, traveling and puttering around in the kitchen and garden.
Lisa is a recent transplant to Utah from California where she enjoyed a career as a real estate agent. Her experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds taught her to be flexible and to always think win win. She believes that if you work together and keep the bigger picture in mind, you can accomplish whatever you set out to do. Through many life experiences, Lisa has learned to overcome challenges with a positive, easy going attitude. She loves to use that skill to help and support others as they work to overcome obstacles and roadblocks of their own. Lisa is looking forward to learning and growing with PCI and contributing to its overall success.
In her spare time, Lisa loves to participate in Crossfit and enjoys the community and friendships that she has developed there. Her greatest joy and accomplishment comes from being the mother to three awesome kids. Lisa has loved the changes that have come from her move to Utah and is excited and optimistic about her future here.
Throughout Patty’s professional experiences she’s been involved with serving others in various supportive roles. She’s worked with a plastic injection-molding company as a production hand, progressing to warehouse materials and inventory manager. With Hewlett Packard she started on the manufacturing lines, stepping through the ranks into lead CD duplicator for the R&D department. The last “large” company she worked with was SA Technology. This business contributed to her knowledge in design and build of robotics decommissioning units. Her tasks as a documentation specialist included tracking, securing, and staging material purchase documents for governmental delivery of the robotic units the company built. Before joining PCI, she was preforming owner/operator duties for her ceramic painting studio, assisting as a caregiver for the “over eighty” crowd and their animals (a humbling undertaking).
Patty was born and raised in California, and moved to Colorado for new experiences in 1980. Working for Copper Mountain Ski Resort, she met her husband and was blessed with two sons. Widowed in 2013, she began venturing between California and Colorado redesigning her work/life balance. In her free time, along with pursuing her degree in psychology, she enjoys lap swimming and bike riding.
Paul has been involved with construction beginning at a very early age. He has proudly held his C2 license for over 30 years and worked extensively on commercial construction projects such as supermarkets, schools, aerospace facilities and other tenant improvements projects. After receiving a request from a childhood friend for help with his company, Paul transitioned into the entertainment industry working within the rigging and lighting departments. He has been involved with projects such as NASCAR, Kentucky Derby and many other horse racing events, ESPN Summer X Games, Red Bull 8 Discipline’s of Flight, and many other television, commercial, movie and music video projects. Desiring more local employment, he was thrilled to be presented with the opportunity to join the PCI family.
As an Executive Assistant, Daunna has over 34 years of experience. She is organized in her thoughts and actions and always looking for ways to improve her workflow and how she can support others. Daunna is very dedicated and willing to learn new tasks. She sets the tone for our office and interacts professionally with each employee and client.
Daunna loves spending time with her family, husband Ron and her two step-children. She enjoys music and plays the violin as a member of Millennial Choirs & Orchestras. Daunna also loves the outdoors, camping, biking, hiking and is the proud Mom of 4 cats.