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Meet Our
Leadership Team

Butch leads the Pono team, involved in every aspect from design to completion of construction on all of our projects. Butch believes in success based on teamwork, as such he is constantly communicating with all parties of the owner, design team, sub-contractors, and Pono staff to make decisions based on the team’s input. 



  • STEM Classroom Building - 22.5M, 150,000sf - Classrooms, Lecture Halls, Science & Engineering Labs

  • Office Building - 4M, 325,000sf - Four story building containing offices, computer labs, Break rooms and conference rooms

  • Soccer Stadium - 6.2M, 3031 Seat Stadium

  • College of Arts & Sciences - 12.5M 84,000sf of classrooms, offices, science & nursing labs

  • College of Education Classroom Building - 5.3M, 30,000sf. Smart classrooms and offices

  • Agave Apartments - 25M, 242,000sf across six stories of 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. Lobbies, lounges and meeting spaces throughout

  • Engineering Building - 28M, 173,000sf of Classroom, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Labs, Staff Offices

  • Parking Garage - 20M, 800,000sf. Five level, 2,461 space garage with masonry accents

  • Sedona Hall - 12.2M, 140,000sf. A five-story dorm building with offices in the first floor level

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Oversees all aspects of the construction process. Julie interfaces with owners, design team, subcontractors and trade partners to make crucial decisions that will impact the project's ultimate success. Julie oversees projects that range from very small demo projects up to the largest project valued at over $40M.

Project Manager


Julie excels at the technical and minute details that impact the project in a big way. Julie relentlessly pursues excellence in project delivery, especially when given the opportunity to provide input on the design through either design assist, constructability reviews, and/or design-build contracts.

Julie is quick to respond to the needs of the client, proactive in her approach, and innately focused on a successful end result

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Amber has contributed to projects ranging from sports facilities to multifamily projects, including six apartment buildings, a cadaver lab renovation, Engineering Building, and a STEM classroom building.

Director of Operations
& Counsel


Amber's responsiveness and creativity in finding the best possible solution comes out early and often. She intuitively reads situations and people and negotiates a way for all parties to get their needs met while always striving for the best possible solution for the project.

  • Skills & Technical Certifications

  • Licensed attorney in New York, New Jersey, and Arizona.

  • Juris Doctorate, Hoffstra University.

  • Masters in Public Administration, Grand Canyon University.

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Eric handles all financial and administrative aspects of project management from billing and pay applications, subcontractor lien
releases, and ensuring prompt payment of all vendors and subcontractors.



On Grand Canyon University's campus, Eric was involved in: 31st Ave Parking Garage, Antelope, Sonora, Palo Verde Apartments, College of Business Classroom, Club Sports Facility.

At a prior firm, Eric's experience includes the joint-venture, master-planned, residential community Inspirada, in Las Vegas.

Diligence and near obsessive attention to detail has contributed to his success. In addition, he has strong and open communication skills.

Eric always strives to first understand what is needed for the task at hand, asking as many questions of the other party as it takes to fully understand their position and needs. Eric works cooperatively with all of the project team to assist in completing the project on time and efficiently closed out.

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