Mr. Ron Meler has been in
the construction industry since 1975. He has held management positions for
general contractors and private developers in the Southern California area for
over twenty-six years. He served as Vice President of Operations for an office
averaging annual revenues in excess of 180 million dollars in commercial
construction. As Vice President of Operations he was directly responsible for
the operations staff and the structural concrete division. The offices
operations department at times exceeded 120 employees.
In October 2006 Ron opened RW Meler Consulting, providing consulting services in construction operations, training and dispute resolution. Clients include owners, general contractors and subcontractors. His services include owner representation, construction operations planning and scheduling, project realignment, project team guidance and construction dispute resolution.
He has worked his way through the ranks and held the position of laborer, carpenter, carpenter foreman, project engineer, superintendent, estimator, project manager, senior project manager, project director and operations manager.
Ron has extensive experience in training workshops for the development of employees in the construction industry. He trains and teaches courses in construction ethics, law, contracts, project preplanning and scheduling, estimating, job cost control, customer relations and closeout. His familiarity with current software packages and strong knowledge of construction operation processes is invaluable.
He has personally managed over 70 commercial construction projects. The projects have been diverse, with noted projects such as the Del Mar Grandstand, Sharp Chula Vista Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sea World Journey to Atlantis, Remington Retirement Club and Skilled Nursing Facility, lab projects for both Diversa and Cancervax and twenty-five commercial office buildings and tenant improvements.
Ron holds a Journeyman Certificate from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, a Certificate in Construction Practices from SDSU and an active State of California General Building Contractors License.
He is currently teaching Construction Ethics, Law and Contracts at San Diego State University. He is often a guest lecturer for the Construction Management Department at Cal Poly San Lois Obispo and the Certificate Management Programs at the Associated General Contractors of America in San Diego.
Because of Rons knowledge and understanding of the industry and construction processes, it allows him to speak from the position of experience.
Pacific Building Group
Starrett Construction Incorporated
Whillock Contracting, Inc.
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American Assets, Inc.
Burroughs & Chapin
Silver Gate Yacht Club
Mckenna and Long
San Diego State University
Associated General Contractors of America
Education, Licenses and Training
Associate of Science Degree, Grossmont Community College, 1974
Journeyman Certificate, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, 1979
Certificate in Construction Practices, San Diego State University, 1983
B-1 General Contractors License, State of California issued 1984
Certificate of Recognition in Effective Speaking and Human Relations, Dale Carnegie Institute , 1989
Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Training Courses, 2008
CDRS Training Courses in Mediation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Panels, 2008
Recent Construction Dispute Experience - Role
County of Skilled Nursing Facility - Contractor Representative to DRB
Londen Residence Mediator - settled defective work dispute
El Cortez Hotel - Contractor Representative in Mediation
Grossmont Hospital Contractor and Owner Representative in Mediation
Buie Office Building Contractor Representative settled defective work dispute
Westridge Office Building - Contractor Representative settled defective work dispute
Professional Associations - Involvement
Associated Builders and Contractors of America, Member Charity Committee
Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego ChapterMember Technology and Education Committees
East County Posse Philanthropic Organization Board Member, Past President
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Member
Centex Golden Construction 1978 to 1982, 1990 to 1995
Koll Construction 1983 to 1988
Mckellar Development 1988 to 1990
Sundt Construction 1995 to 2000, 2003 to 2006
Reno Contracting 2000 to 2003