Jerry Allen, President
Jerry Allen is the Owner and President of Solex Contracting Inc. Jerry, who established the company in 2004, brings with him over 30 years of experience and expertise in the construction industry. Having started in the trenches as a laborer, Jerry moved on to roles in estimating, project management, Vice President and C.O.O. for previous companies. As President of Solex, Jerry is proud to be in a position to provide Solex employees with a similar pathway to success in the retail and telecommunications industries.
Jerry came up with the name Solex by combining the first names of his daughters Sophia and Alexa. When not at the office or job site, Jerry enjoys outdoor sports such as hunting, fishing and working with horses.
"Our reputation is everything."
Keith Schultz, Vice President of Operations
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Keith Schultz graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor's in Construction Management. Since that time, he has worked and gained experience in a wide variety of construction-related fields, including commercial management, development, sales, and marketing. Keith has worked in his current capacity as Vice President of Operations since 2016 and has been with Solex since 2009.
With his extensive background in construction management, it should come as no surprise that collaboration is central to his personal philosophy.
"Surround yourself with people who have related goals, and who will support you in achieving them."
Peter Baldwin, Telecommunications Director
Peter is a graduate of Palomar College and has been working in the telecommunications industry for 25 years. Never one to be content with mediocrity, Peter has a diverse work history that includes time as a head chef for the renowned restaurant 301 and media consultant for the X Games. Having since found his place in the contracting industry, Peter continued to excel and work his way up to his current role as Director of Telecommunications at Solex.
As a team leader, Peter is inspired by great leaders of the past.
"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things."
— Ronald Reagan
Sandy Hart, Human Resources
Sandra Hart is a Certified Professional in Human Resources and has been working with Solex in that capacity since 2008. Sandy brings the experience of both 19 years in the construction industry and 25 years in human resources to provide a wide array of oversight and support to the Solex team. Sandy's personal philosophy applies to her work with Solex and in her personal life as a wife and mother.
"Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything."
Andrea Clements, Controller
Andrea has been with Solex since 2014 and currently serves as the company's Controller. She graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004 with a Bachelor's in Psychology as well as her Paralegal Certification in Business Law. Before coming to Solex, Andrea had worked in the construction industry in accounting for 20 years. During this time, she acquired a vast knowledge of accounting in all aspects. Andrea has been married for 18 years and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to concerts.
"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."
Chris Imperati, Senior Project Manager
Chris has a well-rounded background in construction supervision, including experience in the plumbing industry. Chris joined the Solex team in 2011 as a superintendent and has since moved up to Lead Retail Project Manager. Chris is known as a demanding project manager who has the hands-on knowledge and drive necessary to lead a team.
Chris is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and even applies inspirational head coach Chuck Noll in his work with Solex. Chris doesn't buckle under pressure because according to coach Noll,
"Pressure is what you feel when you don't know what's going on."
Brandy Powell, Tenant Improvement Estimator
Brandy grew up as the daughter of a mason. She often accompanied her father on job sites, where she developed an early interest in construction. Prior to joining Solex, Brandy worked in retail construction as an Operations Manager in Las Vegas. She has since moved to California and continues her career as Solex's Retail Estimating Manager.
Outside of work, Brandy enjoys spending her time with her family and has a passion for travel.
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around for a while, you could miss it."
— Ferris Bueller
Andrew Finney, Telecommunications Chief Estimator
Andrew finney has been in the Telecommunications Industry for over 15 years. In that time he’s worked his way up from a Installer, to a foreman, and now as a the senior Estimator with Solex’s Telecom division. Andrew brings his extensive field experience and knowledge to Estimating. Throughout his career, Andrew has worked with major clients including Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, LA RIC'S Projects, and specialized trouble shooting projects
Andrew thrives to find the most technical jobs to bid on because his fellow managers share the same passion as him as always succeeding and not accepting failure.
In Andrew's spare time he likes ocean fishing and camping,hunting and spending time with his wife and three children
"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed."
-- Ray Goforth
Tony Granados, Telecommunications Project Manager
Tony Granados serves as Project Manager for Solex's Telecommunications Division. Tony has been with Solex since 2005 and brings his hands-on experience and passion to work with him every day.
When he's not in the field, Tony enjoys spending his time at the beach with friends and family. Unless, of course, there's a Cowboys game on...
"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."
— Jimmy Johnson
Craig McMillian, Telecommunications Senior Project Manager
Craig McMillian has been in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. In that time, he's worked as an Estimator, Installer, and now as a Senior Project Manager with Solex's Telecommunications Division. Throughout his career, Craig has worked with major clients, including Verizon, Sprint, and Pac Bell.
Craig not only drives his team forward, but also enjoys fast cars, off-road bikes, and sport bikes in his free time.
"The most complicated skill is to be simple."
Matt Sievert, Telecommunications Project Manager
Mr. Sievert has been with Solex since 2015 and currently serves as the Project Manager for AT&T. Prior to joining the team, he has worked in the industry for 20 years, starting as a tower hand and working up to construction manager at various turf vendors.
Mr. Sievert enjoys spending time with his family and taking his Harley for a ride. And Matt is a big fan of the Anaheim Ducks!
"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."
— Johnny Cash
Mike Saavedra, Project Manager
Mike has been with Solex Contracting since 2015 and is currently serving as a Jr project manager for the retail division. Mike was a site superintendent for Solex until 2018 when he assumed his current role as a Jr project manager.
Mike is an avid car enthusiast and also enjoys anything to do with the outdoors.
“Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they're not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.” - Jordan Belfort
Rafael Gonzalez Jr, Telecommunications Project Manager