Pinkard’s best-in-class employee retention and robust development plan allows promotion to be the principal driver in our staffing strategy. Having a viable internal promotion program allows consistency in project delivery, strong project teams, and long-standing relationships with client, design partners, and subcontractors. We have the teams and resources to creatively rise to your unique challenges.
Tony Burke, President
A Pinkard employee since 1999, Tony Started as a project engineer. He has moved through the ranks as senior engineer, project manager, senior project manager, and construction manager. Tony has a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management from Purdue University and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Jose Amaya, Chief Business Development Officer
Jose has recently served in executive-level business development roles at companies like JE Dunn Construction, Cumming Corporation, and Select Building Group Commercial. He has identified opportunities and built relationships with Owners, Developers, General Contractors, and Architectural/Engineering firms for the last 25 years.
Mike Warns, Director of Risk Management
Mike’s career at Pinkard began immediately following his return to Colorado in 1992. In 2012, Mike took on the full-time role of Director of Risk Management. As the Risk Management Department head, he oversees and manages Pinkard’s safety, quality control & defect prevention, trade partner prequalification, and claims management.
Leighton Neff, Chief Preconstruction Manager
Leighton’s experience as a project manager and superintendent allows him to make budget and constructability decisions with the same unique perspective as supers and project managers. Thanks to his insight, this practical knowledge means your budget and design will align “that much closer,” thanks to his insight.
Jeff Kessler, Director of Human Resources
Jeff is a Human Resources leader with MBA. He has strong employee relations and HR strategy, and leadership approach. He focuses on leadership development, process improvement, HR project management, and people/culture/process change. Jeff joined Pinkard in 2016.
Odette Bent-Buckles, Chief Financial Officer
Odette joined Pinkard Construction as Chief Financial Officer in 2014. With a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from UCCS, Odette oversees Pinkard’s accounting, human resources, and information technology departments. She has been in the construction industry since 1994.
Jess Becerra, Construction Manager
Jess’s client-first approach has earned him a long list of repeat customers, including Denver Housing Authority (seven projects) and Loveland Housing Authority (seven projects). His approach has produced exceptional projects that have won national awards for quality, budget, schedule, safety, and client satisfaction.
Jessica Nichols, Director of Marketing
Jessica came to Pinkard Construction in 2002 right out of Vanderbilt University with a degree in computer science. Her leadership was so evident that she was promoted to Dir of Marketing in 2017 and invited to be a part of the leadership team. She earned her CPSM certification in 2017.
Eric Schmeer, Director of Technology
Eric joined Pinkard almost eight years ago and has been working to increase the company's technical sophistication. He manages all office and field technology and software solutions allowing Pinkard employees to serve its clients better and deliver award-winning, quality construction projects.
Blake Chambliss, Chief Operations Officer
Construction Manager Blake Chambliss has been with Pinkard for almost 40 years. His list of successful projects spans just about the entire gamut of project types, from satellite uplink facilities to recreation centers, multi-family, senior housing, fire training centers, healthcare, and Class A office buildings.