By Brandon Pensick, ECA President email: [email protected]
The United States got a new president who will take office January 20, 2017 and the Engineering Contractors’ Association got a new president who started to work November 1st me.
Let me tell you how that happened. Our friend Bill Singleton landed a new job, with a new company, on a $1.8 billion project, in Sacramento in October. By the end of the month he had moved to take his new position, leaving me, ECA’s Vice-President to take over. The Board of Directors said that I will have a term of two years and two months November and December of this year, then a full two-year term starting at our Installation of Officers and Directors banquet January 28th at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena. Whew!
Since this is my first message as president, I thought it might be a good idea to introduce myself. Hi, I’m Brandon Pensick, vice president of operations, California, for Ferreira Coastal Construction Co., (headquartered in New Jersey) working out of our Chino office.
I live in Riverside with my wonderful wife Lisa who has put up with me for 18 years. We have two sons, Matthew, 13 and Mason, 4, so you can guess we have our hands full at home and wouldn’t want it any other way.
You might say I was raised in the construction industry. I was born and raised in Claremont and began working for my father in high school in the summertime, cleaning construction yards and that evolved to working summers as a Teamster while I go- ing to college. I have been in the industry now for 24 years.
Over that 24 years I have worked for several companies (as have many of you) including J. Fletcher Creamer & Sons, ARB Inc., Doty Bros Construction Company, and SE Pipe Line Construction. I joined Ferreira Construction in 2013.
This industry is nothing if not in a constant state of change. With change, there needs to be a constant and the ECA will continue to represent its members, keep them informed and educated on industry issues and continue to grow its membership.
This isn’t just my job, it’s everybody’s job—board, staff and members. We all need to be a part of the effort that makes this association the best choice for people in our business, with the vision to concentrate our efforts on local projects, working with our partners in the construction trades, our affiliate members and all our contractors.
Thank you for the opportunity.