James Black

JAMES BLACK
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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 & PRESIDENT

Chad is dynamic and passionate, often seen sitting behind home plate at your favorite baseball stadium or shooting for a hole-in-one on the golf course. As President, he oversees the extensive commercial, underground, service & maintenance divisions and overall operations here at ALBD. Chad began his career as an electrician back in 1991, and is recognized today as an authority in electrical construction.

Prior to his involvement in electrical contracting, Chad studied architecture at the University of Nebraska. He attributes his recent hair loss to his school’s struggling football team. Chad’s powerful and motivating personality and diverse background in business, architecture and electrical provides ALBD with a unique blend of management expertise in all areas of the construction process. Under Chad’s leadership, ALBD has developed a team of highly skilled, dedicated, and passionate electricians who deliver exceptional electrical, day in and day out.

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 in 2011 as a part-time accountant.  Since then, her role has grown as she supported ALBD’s growth 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 joined ALBD in 2019 and compassionately serves as our Human Resources Manager and generalist bringing more than 15 years of experience from a diverse range of industries including property management, lending, and construction.  Lilly found her true passion for human resources in 2006 while working in hospitality.  It was then that she tenaciously pursued her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources.  Lilly received her degree from the University of California, Riverside, has her Human Resources Management Certificate from Cal State Fullerton and is a participating member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).  While Lilly lives and breathes ALBD and human resources, she cherishes her time hiking and exploring new places, is a lover of fine wines, and revels into that 8 year-old little girl at the Happiest Place on Earth every chance she gets!

Team ALBD rallies behind Lilly as she pursues her Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR) with a plan for completion in 2022!  Our ALBD family is honored to have Lilly as one of us!

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 15 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 upwards of $3M. Danny is OSHA 30 certified, an active state-certified journeyman electrician, and an impressive dirt biker. His hands-on electrical experience and business background has made him a highly sought-after project manager since 2006.

Daniel Dutch
Jorge Lagunas

JORGE LAGUNAS
PROJECT MANAGER

Jorge craves knowledge, is always eager to develop himself, and strives to be better than he was yesterday.  His discipline and dedication to the electrical craft is proven by his ambitious path.  Jorge began his electrical journey in 2006; he brings years of field experience and mastery of underground electrical work and heavy equipment operation to a strong, well-rounded perspective while managing projects of all sizes.  As a life-long learner, Jorge attends Long Beach City College and is a student at Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. as he continues to pursue his undergraduate degree and journeyman’s electrical certification. When he’s not expanding his brain power, Jorge is an active soccer and basketball player and fan.

ALBD is thrilled to have Jorge as part of our family.

BROOKE (SEVERNS) GIBAS
PURCHASING MANAGER

Brooke’s first days with ALBD began in 2018 as a Project Engineer.  Her warmth, focus, and disciplined demeanor quickly launched her into her new role as Purchasing Manager where our in-house and field teams rely on her foresight, planning, and commitment.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development and her Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Irvine.  When joining ALBD, Brooke changed her path. Brooke is thrilled to be a newlywed and loves spending time canvas painting, camping, and hiking with her husband and three dogs, Khaleesi, Nonnie, and Hazel!

ALBD’s future is even brighter with Brooke on our team!

Brooke Severns

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.

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
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 16 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
COMMERCIAL SUPERINTENDENT

Jonathan was born and raised in the construction industry where his family showed skill in every trade.  Eager from a young age as he watched and worked with his father and uncles, Jonathan’s construction career began in 2008 and while framing, he was captivated by the intensity of electrical.  His drive and potential were visible, and he was soon asked to join the ALBD Family in 2015.  Never complacent, Jonathan yearned for as much electrical knowledge & theory as he could find. While an apprentice, Jonathan pursued and received his Journeyman’s Certification and ultimately his own C-10 License.  During his tenure with ALBD, Jonathan’s strong work ethic and leadership qualities have led him from his first position as an apprentice, to being a journeyman, then foreman, and is now Commercial Superintendent.  ALBD couldn’t be any prouder to be part of Jonathan’s development and we look forward to seeing where his journey continues to take him.

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