Each of the team members at the Black Diamond Paving & Concrete strives to take initiative, make good decisions, and make things happen. We hope all of this, combined with a passion for our work and pride in a job well done, results in very happy customers. Take a moment to learn a little about each of us and find out what makes us tick. Besides paving.

Megan Reger

OWNER

Jeff Reger

PRESIDENT

I joined Black Diamond Paving & Concrete in 2000 as Sales Mananger after spending 17 years in the hi-tech industry with companies like IBM and Philips Electronics. I think my Bachelors Degree from San Jose State plus my experience in technical sales and manufacturing for large corporations gave me some great tools that translate well to the small business world. Obviously, the construction world is a very different environment from what I was used to but I love the energy and passion that you see every day in this business. When I became President of the company in 2004 I thought we could harness that energy to move away from the traditional idea of what a pavement maintenance company should be. Although this is still a work in progress, I’m excited by the prospect of continuing to build a great company and provide a great experience for our customers, our employees and their families.

On the personal side, our whole family is very passionate about Ice Hockey with both me and my two kids, Kurt and Bayley playing the sport. Kurt is a member of the Santa Clara Blackhawks Bantam A Travel Team and Bayley plays for both the Junior Sharks travel team and the girls in-house team. My other passions are photography, travel and riding my Harley when I can. Finally, we are big San Jose Sharks and San Francisco Giants fans and go as often as we can.

Dan Garson

Chief Operations Officer

In early 2016, we hired Dan Garson—Chief Operations Officer. Dan was attracted to Black Diamond because we’re not broken—but instead this is an opportunity to take a business that’s already prosperous and help guide its growth.

Originally hailing from Arizona, Dan’s post-college years have taken him all over the US. With a background in engineering and business, most of Dan’s experience is in the “creating stuff” sector—wallboard, steel, and decorative building products. He gained lots of experience saving companies; helping them get turned around by reassessing their capabilities and resizing them to match their infrastructures.

In his spare time, Dan and his wife have begun navigating their new lives as empty-nesters. When he’s at home, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife & two daughters, cooking, wine, and beer, and has recently gotten into gourmet grilling.

Tim Cheney

Operations Manager

Tim joined our team in April 2005 as our Operations Manager. He has been in construction all his life. With a Building Designer/Builder for a father and a Developer/General Contractor for an older brother, you could say construction simply runs in his blood.

Tim manages all of our crews, paving, concrete & sealcoating, and oversees all of our projects. On any given day, we can have up to 8 projects running all over the Bay Area. He also juggles the management of all our equipment, managing our mechanic and bidding difficult jobs. He is a fountain of wisdom and experience the entire Black Diamond team pulls from on a daily basis.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys taking advantage of the temperate California weather by camping, BBQing and motorcycle riding with his wife, as well as spending time with all kids, grandkids and other family & friends.

Dawn Launer

Office/Human Resources Manager

Dawn started with BDP in February 2005. Her title is Office Manager/Human Resources Manager, but her job entails much more than that. She works closely with the owners of BDP and our Sales and Operations teams, our work crews, marketing, job costing, safety management, insurance policies & such… so she knows just about every nook and cranny of this business.

Prior to joining BDP, she spent 20 years in the trade show/event planning industry, managing staff & coordinating shows all across the country.

When she’s not busy putting out fires here, Dawn can typically be found with her husband & daughter, spending time with her nieces and nephews, or whizzing around town and through the beautiful Northern California hillsides with her husband on his motorcycle. She’s also a big fan of spending time outdoors, exercising, cooking, gardening, traveling, reading and sports. In any given season, you’ll find her cheering on the San Francisco 49ers and Giants, the Warriors and the San Jose Sharks.

Dann Maienza

Controller

Dann joined our team in October, 2014. As Controller, Dann runs Black Diamond’s accounting team with the precision and detail one might expect from a born and bred mathematician. He almost missed his calling, though—Dann’s original major was in Elementary Education. After school, he jumped into the accounting biz and hasn’t looked back.

His past experience in accounting started in the construction field. He then switched industries to a supervisor position for a credit union. Then returned to the construction industry by joining BDP!

Originally from the great state of Ohio, Dann has been in California for over a decade and has fallen in love with the Bay Area. He’s converted to our local sports teams and is a diehard fan of the Giants and the Warriors. Dann is a budding gourmet chef, so when not at work you can typically find him in the kitchen, glued to Food Network.

Kris Karr

Senior Project Consultant

Kristina arrived at Black Diamond Paving in November 2004. Kris worked for several industries in the past, retail, construction etc., in a sales role so she has a lot of background on how to treat her customers. Her customer-first mentality matches up perfectly with Black Diamond’s ethos. If Kris is on your job, you know that she’ll always do what’s best for you—for your needs and budget. If that means a smaller job than expected, that’s what she’ll recommend. If it means waiting on a job that doesn’t need to be done immediately, or advising against work that’s not needed at all, Kris will always be direct and honest about the best course of action.

When she’s not busy at work, Kris is spending time with her husband and/or thinking about the best interests of our furry, four-legged friends. We call her an “animal angel,” as she goes out of her way for any animal in need. She’s passionate about dog rescue, and has a pack of four or more at home (she has “rescue visitors” from time to time). When we moved Black Diamond’s operations from Fremont to Hayward, Kris & Dawn were adamant that the feral kitties that had become our family at the office came with us to Hayward. Kris oversaw the construction of a kitty condo to keep them safe in their new Hayward home, and when you come to visit, you can see them lazing about the grounds or the equipment, soaking up the California sunshine.

Mike Bowbeer

Senior Project Consultant

Mike began working with us in June 2008 as Project Consultant. After 20 years of working in his family-owned residential concrete business, Mike decided he wanted to branch out and try his hand in a Sales position.

What Mike loves most about his job are the relationships he gets to build with the clients he works with. He derives great satisfaction from knowing his customers are happy and delivered what he promised. You can be sure if Mike is on your job, he’ll take care of you and make the whole process as easy on your end as possible.

In the evenings and weekends, Mike is a family man. He has two daughters and he & his wife enjoy cheering them on in their soccer games. His family also likes to travel and frequently takes little road trips to wine country or to visit friends in San Diego. He’s also quite the entertainer and loves to host friends in his home whenever possible.

Jim Rankin

Senior Project Consultant

Jim has been with us since February 2015. After 10 years working for a construction company in San Jose, Jim decided he was ready for a change. He and one of his foremen started shopping around, ultimately choosing Black Diamond because of our welcoming, customer-first reputation and because of how we treat our employees—like family.

As a Senior Project Consultant, Jim pursues, manages, and consults on many of Black Diamond’s jobs. He clearly enjoys the autonomy this position provides, and because of the open, team-oriented nature of our company—everyone working toward the same goal.

When he’s not at work, Jim is definitely what you might call a “homebody.” He loves nothing more than to keep close to the house, gardening and enjoying the married life of 20 years. Diehard dog-lovers, they have two “kids”. Jim is often suspicious of people who aren’t into animals. He believes dogs, especially, represent the best side of us—they encompass all of our good qualities and very little of our bad.

Chris Soria

Project Consultant

Chris Soria came to Black Diamond in 2008, straight out of the DeVry University Business Management Program. He started supporting the Operations department, then moved down to San Diego office to help coordinate the new office there.

When he’s not working, Chris enjoys the simple things in life: spending time with family and friends; working on his car; cheering for the 49ers, the Warriors, and the A’s. He is a natural-born risk taker—whether he’s ripping around town on his motorcycle or sitting too close to the TV just to see if he’ll actually go blind—Chris continuously throws caution to the wind.

Derek Thomas

Project Consultant

Derek started with BDP in May of 2011. Before he came to us, this California native was employed in the retail industry…and looking for a way out.

Derek’s starting position was supporting our Operations Department. Within a few years he moved into the sales group as a Project Consultant. He finds it incredibly rewarding to see a project through from start to finish, and to see the satisfaction on a client’s face when the job is done well.

When he’s not in the office, Derek enjoys spending time with his fiancé and family & friends. He typically unwinds through sports, playing baseball whenever he can and relaxing at home playing his guitar. An avid golfer, he enjoys making the rounds at the golf course as often as possible.

Brian Lisko

Operations Coordinator

Before joining Black Diamond in 2012, Brian attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Brian started out in sales as a Project Consultant and transitioned to Operations Coordinator in 2015, where he helps to coordinate our crews and subcontractors and makes sure projects go smoothly.

Brian grew up in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. He enjoys wrestling, baseball, soccer, competitive golfing, hiking, working out and traveling.

Jo Baldovino

Administrative Assistant

Jo came on board with us in May of 2014, right before our move to Hayward. Her background is filled with retail & corporate work as well as caretaking at an Alzheimer’s Facility.

Jo supports many of the departments here, HR, Operations, Sales, Accounting and anything else that is thrown her way. Her ability to drop anything and help where ever she can is a huge asset to BDP.

When she’s not working, you can find her hanging out with her daughter & family. I’m always with Evie. She enjoys binge watching cooking shows on Netflix, going to A’s games in the spring/summer, going to concerts, and of course shopping because that’s what her teenage daughter loves to do.

Cecile Aquino

Staff Accountant

Cecile started with us in March of 2015 as a Staff Accountant. She has a degree in Statistics and Economics. After college, Cecile received a full scholarship to attend an American Economic Association summer program at Duke University, which encouraged minority students to get a PhD. She has since spent over a decade in the accounting business, in industries ranging from insurance to engineering to construction.

When she isn’t in the office crunching numbers, Cecile enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. Her hobbies include dancing, reading, playing the piano, listening to music, and volunteering at her oldest son’s school and T-ball league. Cecile is also a bit of a sports nut—her favorite teams are the Giants and the Warriors.

Rolando Carrillo

Operations Assistant

Rolando started with BDP in April of 2014 as an assistant with our Operations team. He spends his work days notifying customers of upcoming projects, preparing sites with signage, and basic set up for the upcoming work week for all our crews.

In his spare time, Rolando enjoys spending time with his family and girlfriend. He enjoys sports, nice cars, and traveling.

Antinette Ornelas

Accounting Specialist

Antinette joined our team in February of 2016. Prior to Black Diamond Paving, she worked for 10 years in accounting for Chevron. She grew up around construction crews and is happy to return to the familiar culture of the construction industry.

As a 10th generation Californian and lifelong Hayward resident she is proud to be a part of a company that’s investing in the town she lives in and loves. When she’s not at work, Antinette enjoys spending time with her family. She loves gardening, playing with her two Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mixes, and indulging in her passion for fitness.

Jeff Collins

Project Coordinator

Jeff is one of the most recent additions to our team. Prior to transitioning to Black Diamond Paving, he spent 5 years working as a manager in the Retail Industry and was ready to find a job that provided a work life balance.

Jeff has embraced the paving and concrete industry. He continues to learn more every day in his position as a Project Coordinator, working closely with the Project Consultants to soak up all the knowledge he can.

Jeff is “addicted” to golf, you may say, and tries to play 18 holes at least once a week. He also enjoys playing guitar & singing, is a die-hard sports fanatic and loves to travel and gamble—most likely why his favorite destination is Las Vegas.

Jimmy Hill

Project Coordinator

Jimmy Hill began his journey with us in January of 2017 as a Project Coordinator. He is a local guy, born in Walnut Creek. He started in the Oil Refining business working as an Operator with crude oil and asphalt from 2003 through 2016. He then switched over to working with hot mix and paving as a Foreman of a hot mix plant and a Foreman of a paving crew.

When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids, going fishing or camping or just hanging out. He’s a Raider fan, likes working on old cars with his dad as well as coaching his kids in soccer .

Liz Caralos

Sales Administrator

Liz is a new addition to Black Diamond Paving, joining our sales team as a Sales Administrator, helping to support the team in every way possible. She brings with her over 9 years of experience in the real estate and software industry.

She is originally from the Bay Area but lived in Hawaii for about 6 years. In her spare time, she loves to cook and host get-togethers in her home. When she’s not in the kitchen, she enjoys spending time with her family and 3 kids. Some of the trips they love most are to Hawaii and Disneyland and are always looking for fun new destinations to visit.

Alex Sarandinaki

Senior Project Consultant – San Diego Office

Alex came on board with us in March of 2010. He grew up on the East Coast (New York and New Jersey) and enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school. After he completed his service, he worked as a commercial and retail property manager.

Alex left our HQ office a few years ago to help open a San Diego division. He and another team member developed leads and began to grow the business in the SoCal area. The office has added a few more new team members now and is off and running. He enjoys guiding customers and providing solutions based on their priorities, financial hurdles, and unique situations.

As far as his personal life is concerned, he keeps very busy with his wife and 4 children. They are very involved with their Russian Orthodox Church. Alex also enjoys tending to his reef aquarium, hockey, and home projects.

Mike Deal

Project Consultant – San Diego Office

Mike Deal joined our San Diego office in August of 2016 as Project Consultant after serving just under 16 years in the Marine Corps (both as an enlisted Marine and a Marine Officer). He also spent some time providing in-depth cost analysis for Marine aviation. During this time, he also earned his Masters in Organizational Leadership and obtained a real estate license.

Although finding a great deal of success in both consulting and real estate, he decided to “change it up” and started working with BDP. This position has provided an enriching and exciting new opportunity for Mike. He looks forward to providing insight and problem solving skills to his customers, and is very enthusiastic about the growth of such a strong organization.

He and his wife and two daughters have planted their roots in Temecula and enjoy Southern California and all that it has to offer.

Jimmy Klein

Project Coordinator – San Diego Office

Jimmy Klein joined our San Diego team in October of 2016. Prior to living in the SoCal area, he lived in Texas, Nebraska, Nevada, and Germany.

Before he came on board, Jimmy served twelve years’ active duty in the United States Marine Corps. He completed two tours to Iraq in the Al Anbar Provence as a Motor Transport Maintenance Chief, three years as a Drill Instructor, and Two years as a Swim Instructor. Jimmy is currently studying for a Bachelors in Construction Management.

When not on the jobsite, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his 6 children and wife January, and picking up heavy things and putting them down. Jimmy’s Quote: There is no reason to live if you cannot deadlift.