Mr. Downs brings extensive knowledge in public works, hospitals, and educational institutions.
Newport Beach, CA –JOA, a leading provider of project and construction management in Southern California, is pleased to announce the addition of Dennis Downs to its executive team. With over twenty-five years of construction-related experience, Mr. Downs possesses a broad knowledge and expertise in both project and construction management.
Mr. Downs has managed multimillion-dollar projects for public works, hospitals, and educational institutions among others. His experience includes OSHPD, DSA, and GSA requirements, as well as contract administration, cost control, critical path delivery methods, job order contracting, material selection, and various project management control software programs.
Mr. Downs’ first role at JOA will be to work with John Wayne Airport, managing ongoing maintenance projects for the airport facility.
Prior to joining JOA, Mr. Downs was a Senior Program Manager for The Gordian Group where he was responsible for managing client and project performance, client relationships, and ensuring program retention. Mr. Downs also provided comprehensive external and internal communication to facilitate positive relations, conflict resolution, and contract negotiation between clients, agencies, and contracting firms.
“Dennis Downs will be a tremendous addition to our company,” said Jeff Oviedo, President of JOA. “Our customers will greatly benefit from his background, skill, and experience in many areas of construction management.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the team,” Mr. Downs stated. “I have worked in conjunction with JOA’s project and construction managers in the past and have always been impressed with their level of professionalism, creativity, and care for the clients.”
JOA is a leading expert in project and construction management for public, private, and institutional clients in Southern California. With a focus on capital improvement, infrastructure, industrial, retail and office structures, JOA has over 20 years of experience managing large, complex projects across multiple sites and locations.
Known for its collaborative approach, JOA relies on active communication to build and maintain relationships with contractors, sub-consultants, and other key stakeholders. JOA’s enthusiastic, efficient work style and distinguished design capabilities enable the company to deliver extraordinary results that meet and exceed their clients’ expectations.