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 focuses on ALBD’s extensive commercial division and overall operation. 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 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 eager 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 11 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 eight 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. ALBD roots Lilly on as she pursues her Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR) with a plan for completion by early 2022!

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 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
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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