ABOUT PORTER CONSULTING LLC
Specializing in construction and project management, Porter Consulting has been working with clients throughout California to simplify and streamline complex construction projects since 2006. We are comprised of a small and agile team of Project Managers with unmatched experience in the market areas of healthcare, commercial, education, and light industrial. Based in Sacramento, our team has completed a wide range of projects in the region while expanding to the Bay Area, Central Valley, Southern California, and beyond.
We recognize that each client requires a unique and specific plan to achieve success. We begin each project by understanding the client’s goals and expectations in order to appropriately set up the project and determine the method by which the design, budget, and schedule will be managed.
Our goal is to give our clients accurate information to enable them to make confident decisions at the appropriate time, saving them time and money while achieving their project goals.
- Project Management
- Constructability Review
- Value Engineering
- Asset / Infrastructure Assessment
- Cost Estimating
- ADA Compliance (CASp)
- Quality Assurance (QA)
- Facility Management Consulting
- Licensing & Regulatory Compliance
- Inspector of Record (IOR)
An Innovative Approach to Our Client’s Vision
Our team brings decades of combined experience to your projects. Together with the key stakeholders from your facility we will determine the project goals and deliverables so the team hired to design and construct your project will have clear and precise deliverables. These deliverables will be reviewed and tracked over the course of your project, and, together as a team, we will steer your project through design, permitting, construction, commissioning and project closeout to ensure your construction experience is a positive one.
Scheduling is more than just activities used for construction; it is a map to success. At the onset of your project, a schedule will be established showing all key deliverables and dates as well as key decisions that will need to be made in order to meet your deadlines and reach your project goals.
This is the cornerstone of the cost control process. We include in-house reviews as well as consultant reviews, when appropriate, to detect any issues that have the potential to cost the client additional time and money.
Providing common sense value engineering is a difficult task. We work with our clients to understand the key deliverables and where alterations can be made without affecting performance, quality and long term maintenance costs. In addition, we will provide cost savings measures to ensure your project stays on budget while maintaining the original intent of the project.
Asset / Infrastructure Assessment
We provide a thorough and cost-effective assessment of your existing building infrastructure and systems to determine the current condition, efficiency and remaining effective life of the equipment to determine the appropriate course of action. In conjunction with the facility, we develop a plan of maintenance or replacement that meets your needs and budget while continuing to provide the environment and services your employees and patients require.
Our team will use up-to-date historical pricing and analytics to ensure our clients have honest budgets that are attainable and accurate. While most firms utilize general contractors to provide budget services, we utilize our in-house staff to create and maintain independent, 3rd party project budgets.
From small tenant improvements to ground-up projects, our LEED Accredited Professionals will help certify your project while improving your building's energy consumption, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, and indoor environmental quality. By applying our knowledge of the U.S. Green Building Council’s certification process we will assist you in determining which credits will apply while meeting your facilities goals of sustainability.
ADA Compliance (CASp)
We specialize in assisting facilities in achieving compliance with the intricate Federal Codes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the complex California State Accessibility laws. Our team will assist you in determining where your facility is not in compliance with applicable codes and assist you in putting together a plan to mitigate your non-conforming issues.
Quality Assurance (QA)
We work closely with our clients to ensure that the product or service being developed is installed in compliance with the plans, specifications, and other project requirements at regular intervals and to minimize any defects before they go into the final product.
Facility Management Consulting
Our approach is centered on working in partnership with our clients to identify any deficiencies in their maintenance program which will help decrease repair costs, increase the life of their equipment, keep our clients within regulatory compliance (Joint Commission/CMS), reduce unnecessary repairs, and minimize downtime.
Licensing & Regulatory Compliance
We maintain strong relationships with OSHPD, CDHP, the Joint Commission and CMS to assist our clients in managing the code and regulatory aspects of healthcare compliance.
Inspector of Record
Our OSHPD Inspectors play a key role in the management, planning, and successful execution of projects which require working with decision-makers, project managers, architects, and owners on facility development. We will provide personal supervision of sub-consultants, special inspectors and/or material field testing technicians.
Tyler has 20 years of experience in construction, managing a wide variety of projects in occupied healthcare, new hospital expansions, medical office buildings, office, retail, multi-use residential, light industrial, and heavy civil. Founding Porter Consulting in 2006, Tyler built the company by approaching every project as if it was his own. As the owners’ representative and construction manager, he takes personal responsibility for the quality of the project from the design to the final product.
Ryan has 15 years of professional experience in construction, managing a wide variety of projects in occupied healthcare, new hospital expansions, medical office buildings, office, retail, hospitality, life science, light industrial and higher education work ranging in value from $50,000 to $500,000,000. Ryan has a proven track record of successfully completing projects using varied delivery methods (Design-Build, CM-At Risk, CM-Multi Prime, Design-Bid-Build) and knows that the success of any project relies on the team, the working relationships they develop and not simply the delivery method. Ryan’s strengths include creating and fostering relationships of all types and working through challenges while respecting individual needs and bringing out the best in each member of the team.
Eric has been in the construction industry for 15 years and has a breadth and depth of experience in all phases of construction. He possesses a scope of knowledge ranging from design, pre-construction, construction, to project closeout. With an eye for organization and detail, Eric has had success with numerous and varied building types including public and private labs, public buildings, assisted living facilities, multi-use residential buildings, CSU & UC projects, and more.
Eric’s focus on creating personal relationships and bringing out the best through solid teamwork produces an efficient and successful working environment for everyone.
As a Senior Project Manager, Joe oversees project commitments, behaviors and goal achievement early in design and through to occupancy. With over 15 years of experience as a construction project manager, Joe specializes in large, complex healthcare projects. Joe has succeeded with design-bid-build, design-assist, design-build, GMP, integrated project delivery and cost-driven design projects. As an early creator of quality control methods, he brings a passion for value with real field experience. He has managed self-perform staffs of 20 to healthcare teams of 100 utilizing a personal approach with team accountability while maximizing community involvement and local builders.
Joe thrives in tight schedules identifying priorities with facilities requirements and desires creating a collaborative atmosphere focused on budget and deadlines. His expertise in construction types and code knowledge makes him a perfect partner for planning campus or project phases. Phased occupancies, temp facilities and incremental construction are specialties.
As Project Manager, Zach has responsibility to oversee the entire design and construction process. With over 15 years of experience as both a design professional and a construction project manager, Zach has both the training and practical experience to understand the unique perspectives of all project stakeholders, enabling him to ensure adherence to the owner’s budget, schedule, quality and safety expectations. He has expertise in the healthcare, mission critical and infrastructure upgrade markets, along with experience managing all key project delivery methods, including Design-Bid-Build, GMP, Design-Build, CM at Risk and Integrated Project Delivery. Zach is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California and a member of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA).
Michael has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He is responsible for co-managing the daily operations for Porter’s projects and cost management groups, including its portfolio of more than 50 current education, hospitality, healthcare, and other public and private sector projects. A legal confidant and superintendent by trade, Michael has a thorough knowledge of all contact law, cost management concepts and field practices. In addition to legal and field management, Michael is well-versed in all areas of project management and consulting, including master planning, project controls, contract management, and expert witness testimony.
Dave has over 40 years of design and construction experience. After 8 years of structural design, Dave joined OSHPD as a senior structural engineer reviewing plans for healthcare facilities before his 24 years as Supervisor, Health Facilities Review over seeing architects and engineers to ensure reasonable, timely reviews with proper code interpretations. He also supervised construction observation for nearly 4 years. While approving alternate method of compliance requests he developed a good working relationship with Licensing and Certification often guiding them on difficult issues. As the primary author of Policy Intent Notice (PIN) 50, Dave’s expertise has contributed to the success of many complex hospital projects utilizing Incremental, Phased and Collaborative Reviews considering LEAN and Integrated Project Delivery principles. Dave has designed and constructed many projects where the need to quickly resolve design and construction challenges made him aware that ensuring reasonable, timely reviews with proper code interpretations was important. Recognizing California’s healthcare needs, Dave’s common-sense approach and good judgement while enforcing regulations through his OSHPD tenure have made him highly respected within the hospital industry as a valued team player.
Todd started his thirty year construction career as a cabinet maker, finisher, and carpenter. He eventually parlayed his construction experience into a California General Contractors license and expanded his portfolio to high end residential work; however he has spent the last twenty years focused on the healthcare industry in facilities management. In 2005 Todd moved to Dignity Health as the Facilities Manager for St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, San Martin Campus, in Las Vegas. He was successful in coordinating with the contractor the construction and commissioning of the new 480,000 square foot hospital, which was successfully opened in 2007. Upon completion Todd transferred to Saint Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco where he served as Director of Facilities and was responsible for the daily physical operation of the hospital as well as numerous infrastructure improvement projects.
Larry has over 30 years of construction and commercial real estate experience. Having been an senior executive for two national design-build firms leading teams that were responsible for site selection, securing entitlements, architecture and engineering and construction, Larry has a deep and thorough knowledge of all aspect of project development and project management. These projects areas included the following vertical markets: Financial, Healthcare and Education. The projects in these three verticals ranged in project size from $50,000 to $75,000,000. Those projects have included corporate headquarters, retail installations, critical care facilities, state of the art educational facilities and a myriad of commercial tenant improvement projects. Along with his extensive experience, Larry has a proven track record of representing his client’s needs and fulfilling their budget and schedule expectations.
Nathan has 36 years of construction experience. His formative professional years were spent building custom homes, followed by commercial projects like parking structures and hospitals. He brings a unique perspective to hospital projects, having been an orderly on the Code team early in his career, and then having remodeled hospitals while still in his tool-carrying years. Extremely well versed in the needs of patients and users within the facility during the actual construction phase, for the past nine years he has managed construction work effectively with all stakeholders as they continue the vital work of diagnosis and treatment. With his understanding of the language of healthcare, construction, and design, he cultivates and inspires confidence in the team as they pursue even the most audacious endeavors.
Jessica has over 13 years of commercial construction experience and has worked on a variety of projects from medical office buildings, occupied healthcare facilities, higher education, and multiple tenant improvements. Jessica is the construction point person working directly as part of the consultant and owner project team. Jessica is a LEED® Accredited Professional and is responsible for obtaining LEED® Certification on multiple projects from Major Renovations to Commercial Interiors.
Tom started his construction career as a 10 year old little boy with his father and brothers in the family business. Working his way through the field as a laborer, foreman, and superintendent, Tom has acquired an attention to detail which have become crucial as he oversees quality control for our clients. In 2015, Tom oversaw the complete interior renovation of the Sutter Solano Medical Center.
Daniel has 19 years of experience in commercial real estate as an executive overseeing operations comprising of acquisition, construction and property management. He is a versatile and entrepreneurial project manager with a proven track record of providing industry expertise and leadership to institutional investors and owners on various assets. Dan has worked on occupied healthcare, medical office buildings, mix-use multi family, assisted living facilities and offices that range in value from $10k to $90 Mil. His success is accomplished through his abilities to provide expense control strategies, organization, creative and efficient operational/project management as well as strategic relationship building.
Caitlin is new to the Construction Industry and is currently studying Construction Management Technology. She brings a fresh perspective to the projects she assists on and possesses excellent attention to detail. Caitlin is a solutions-oriented team player and enjoys the process of bringing a project to fruition. Seizing the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at Porter Consulting, she enthusiastically supports our Project Managers to keep things running at full steam. Caitlin functions as Tyler’s right hand and is excited to grow with Porter Consulting.
Chris Calvert has been actively involved in the General Contracting side of construction for the last 22 years before coming to Porter Consulting LLC. He has extensive multi-disciplinary experience in commercial, mixed use developments, civil infrastructure improvements, Department of General Services (DGS), public works facilities and commercial building construction. He has managed projects of all sizes from smaller Tenant Improvements to 20+ acre ground up job sites to ground up hospitals. His experience as a General Contractor gives his clients a real-world perspective of potential risks. Well versed in multiple project delivery methods including: Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Assist, GMP and Lease/Lease Back.
Berke has more than 20 years of real estate development, construction, and design-build experience. He holds a Masters in Construction Management from USC, and an MBA from UCLA. Having delivered over a combined value of $2 billion in construction projects in Southern California, Berke’s prime focus has been maximizing land value, structuring development deals and building project teams to bring success to medical, institutional, and mixed-use commercial projects.
Prior to joining Porter Management, Berke developed and sold his own condo development projects. Berke has also worked with UCLA faculty and industry leaders on legislation for streamlining development processes and procedures in Los Angeles.
New to the Construction Industry, Morgan has a background in Real Estate Marketing. While part of her focus is to elevate and grow PORTER’s brand, her role expands beyond to offer support on several projects in the SoCal region. She thrives in environments that challenge her, using an analytical and thoughtful approach when communicating with and contributing to the project team. She has worked on a diverse group of projects thus far with PORTER in the areas of healthcare, education, and supportive housing. Morgan looks forward to helping expand the PORTER footprint in SoCal and beyond.
“Porter Consulting has been providing construction management services for the Wong Family for over ten years. They are incredibly responsive and have a team of experts to handle any challenge that comes their way. They have been a valued partner to our family and have provided the excellent customer service one would expect.”
“Working with Porter Consulting was an exceptional experience. I was fortunate to have a firm that was skilled, professional, and flexible, guiding me through a completely new process. I was impressed with the collegial relationship they demonstrated with the subcontractors which made the entire process seamless. My office is truly amazing and exactly what imagined. I would recommend Porter without reservation and still call them to this day for advice.”
“We have found Larry Gandelman to be an experienced professional who brings a sense of urgency and critical thinking to all real estate development opportunities.”
“Larry was prompt and diligent in handling any issues brought to his attention. He followed through on any commitments that he made and proved he was a person of his word. In my dealings with Larry, I found him to always be a complete professional and committed to providing the highest level of service to his clients.”
“Larry is very client-centric in his approach to business. He displays a genuine caring attitude about the client’s needs that engenders trust in the relationship. He is a pleasure to work with and I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional, results-driven, trustworthy business partner.”
“Our entire team has come to rely and trust in Larry’s word. We are confident that he will always go the “extra mile” to honor his commitment and that his integrity is beyond reproach. When faced with difficult decisions, Larry has demonstrated unwavering adherence to his promise to protect, serve and support me and ARHCU.”
Simplifying and streamlining complex
construction projects since 2006
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