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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
Greg Nielson has a broad range of experience in managing the process of design and construction for education facilities, multi-story office buildings, hospitals/healthcare facilities and retail stores. Greg’s hands on experience in developing and managing construction schedules, contracts and cost estimates makes him uniquely qualified to represent the owner, when dealing with tough design and construction issues. Greg has great skills in conducting project meetings and developing meeting minutes that defend the owner. His construction experience also gives him great insight in reviewing change orders and protecting the owner regarding design and construction issues.
Senior Project Manager
Rick Darling – Senior Project Manager Rick is a licensed General Contractor with decades of commercial, industrial, medical, educational and retail building experience. As an Owner’s Project and Construction Representative since 1998, he has successfully managed and completed projects totaling more than $750,000,000 in value. Previous assignments include projects for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Los Angeles Community College District, the Simi Valley Unified School District, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and HNTB Design Build. Rick holds CCM, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C and ASHRAE Cx certifications and is a keen follower of the latest practices in both sustainability and Design Build.
A Los Angeles native, Rick is married with 3 children and lives in Santa Clarita. He enjoys anything with a motor in it and can be found with his family on the water in the summer and out in the desert during the winter.
Senior Project Manager
Rebecca grew up in a family-owned construction company in Santa Barbara County, and has over 25 years of experience working in the general contracting and construction management fields. As an Owner’s Representative, she has successfully managed all phases of construction from pre-design through construction. Her professional experience includes, healthcare, K-12, federally funded, correctional facilities, public facilities, office buildings, historical preservation, private facilities, and residential projects. Rebecca had the honor of being a member of the Program Management Team for the $13 billion Capital Healthcare Program for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Statewide in CA, and the $300 million Prop C, Bond Program for Mount Diablo School District in Contra Costa County, CA. Other clients have been, the Veterans Affairs, Dignity Health, Department of General Services (DGS) and a number of school districts. Rebecca is a proud member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
When Rebecca is not working, she enjoys gardening and being outdoors hiking, camping and exploring the beautiful Central Coast.
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. 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 a 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.
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.
Assistant Project Manager
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 enjoy 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.
Assistant Project Manager
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.
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.
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 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.