James Black

JAMES BLACK
CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

James serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Under James’ leadership, ALBD has built strong credit relationships with suppliers and lenders, developed advanced reporting capabilities for job costing, and expanded ALBD’s work in the commercial market.

Prior to his partnership with ALBD, James served as a Territory Finance Manager for Toyota Financial Services and also as the Manager for CAST Management Consultants in Los Angeles. James earned his Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of California, San Diego.

CHAD LAMBERT
CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

Chad focuses primarily on ALBD’s extensive commercial division. Chad began his career as an electrician in 1991 and is considered an expert in both commercial and residential electrical construction. Chad’s diverse background in business, architecture and electricity provides ALBD with a unique blend of management expertise in all areas of the construction process. Under Chad’s leadership, ALBD has developed a strong staff of well-trained electricians.
Prior to his involvement in electrical contracting, Chad studied architecture at the University of Nebraska  while working as a draftsman for a national architectural firm. He later became a Division Operations Manager for Entex Information Services, a technology management group.

Chad Lambert
Julia Kompara

JULIA KOMPARA
CONTROLLER

Julia is an accomplished financial executive with an extensive background in finance and operations. Julia began her work with ALBD 10 years ago as a part-time accountant and, in that time, she has seen the company grow from its humble beginnings into a multimillion-dollar corporation. Julia has 20+ years of experience in public and private accounting spanning financial planning and analysis, cash management/budgeting, construction accounting, staff management and development, external audits and system conversions. She also loves scuba diving, her senior league softball club, and spending time with her daughters. Julia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, and also earned a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a Single Subject Supplement in Business.

LILLY LEFEBER
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Lilly is a human resources professional with more than seven years of experience in a diverse range of industries. Lilly received her B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources from University of California, Riverside and also has a certificate in Human Resources Management from Cal State Fullerton Extension. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and enjoys hiking and exploring new places in her free time. Lilly is currently studying for her Certificate in Professional Human Resources (PHR).

Lilly Lefeber
Lain Vaught

LAIN VAUGHT
DIRECTOR OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION

Lain has been with ALBD since 2017 and has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of the electrical field. Lain drives the business development side of the company and is responsible for sales and account management. Passionate about surfing and the outdoors, Lain is ALBD’s inspirational leader and resident people person.

DANNY DUTCH
PROJECT MANAGER

A second-generation electrician, Danny is a dedicated Project Manager with over 14 years of experience with ground-up projects, tenant improvements, and design-build projects. His extensive field experience includes work with commercial, residential, and industrial settings, managing projects with budgets up to $2M. Danny is OSHA 30 certified, an active state-certified journeyman electrician, and an impressive dirt biker. His hands-on electrical experience and business training has made him a highly sought-after project manager since 2006.

Daniel Dutch

JOHN LASZLO
PROJECT MANAGER

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, John’s extensive career spans more than 45 years, including 25 years as a Project Manager. He holds numerous certifications including a C-10 Electrical License, MSHA, OSHA 30 Hr. Certified, 40 Hr. Certified, and OSHA HAZWOPER certified. John’s experience also includes design-build, motor controls, electrical power (hydro-electric, steam, gas turbine), environmental reclamation systems, OSHPD experience, and much more. He is a graduate of Chaffey College and CSU Fullerton, and loves coaching youth baseball and football.

BROOKE SEVERNS
PURCHASING MANAGER

Brooke is a passionate administrator – her warmth, focus, and disciplined demeanor make her a tremendous asset to ALBD. She received her B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development as well as her Paralegal Certificate from University of California, Irvine.
She spends her free time canvas painting, camping, and spending quality time with her three dogs as well as her fiancé.

Brooke Severns
Erika Clark

ERIKA CLARK
PROJECT ENGINEER/SERVICE MANAGER

Erika has been working as a project coordinator in the construction field since 2017. Her greatest passion is seeing projects through from initial concept to final completion. Erika loves fishing and boating and received her B.A. in Liberal Studies from Cal State Fullerton.

MARTY VALENZUELA
LEAD ESTIMATOR

Marty has been working in the field of electrical project management since 2016 and in estimating since 2004. He is currently enrolled in ABC Electrician Certification Program as well as BBSI leadership development courses. Marty received his B.A. from CSU Long Beach as well as a Certificate of Completion in NECA Advance Estimating. Marty loves deep sea fishing, baseball, and managing his softball team.

Martin Valenzuela

JOSH PICENO
ELECTRICAL ESTIMATOR

Josh has over five years of experience as an Electrical Estimator. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Construction Management and is a team player who enjoys helping others get the job done right. Josh loves skateboarding, drawings and reading.

MAYRA OLIVA
JR. ESTIMATOR

Mayra has over 20 years of construction industry experience as a Project Coordinator and Project Engineer. In addition to her extensive experience, Mayra has attended technical schools for courses in construction and AutoCAD. During her leisure time, Mayra enjoys hiking, cooking, and yoga.

Mayra Oliva
La’Zarus Flournoy

LA’ZARUS FLOURNOY
LOGISTICS MANAGER

La’Zarus is responsible for all things shipping and receiving to and from ALBD. He manages ordering, rentals, warehouse inventory and staffing, and deliveries to work sites. Prior to his work with ALBD, La’Zarus maintained a 99% Inventory Efficiency Rate with Schneider Electric. A recipient of CLTD Certification in Logistics and an AA Degree in Business Management, La’Zarus loves golf, football (Go Steelers!), basketball, and good people.

GABRIEL VASQUEZ
GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT

Growing up right here in Southern California, Gabriel’s passion for electrical contracting began at an early age. After becoming certified by American Builders and Contractors, he has spent the last 15 years as an electrician, enjoying the challenge of his constantly evolving industry. Gabriel enjoys deep sea fishing, reading, and attending live sporting events.

Gabriel Vasquez
Jonathan Calderon

JONATHAN CALDERON
SUPERINTENDENT

Jonathan joined the ALBD team in 2015 and has worked his way up to his current position after first serving as a journeyman and then a foreman. He is a Certified Electrician (C-10 license) and has been working in the field since 2010.

JORGE LAGUNAS
SUPERINTENDENT

Jorge has worked in the electrical trade for the past eight years. He is an experienced heavy equipment operator and also has five years of underground electrical work under his belt. He has also spent five years as an Electrical Trainee at Long Beach City College. Jorge is a huge fan of both soccer and basketball.

Jorge Lagunas

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