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


Jeff Reger


I joined Black Diamond Paving & Concrete in 2000 as Sales Manager 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.

Tim Cheney

Director of Operations

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

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


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.

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.

Alex Sarandinaki

Senior Project Consultant

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 spent a few years in our San Diego office. He has recently returned to the Bay Area where his family is and is currently working in our main office in Hayward. 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.

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.

Jeff Collins

Project Consultant

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.

Brian Lisko

Operations Project Manager

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

Senior 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

Project Coordinator

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.

Ryan Bishop

Branch Manager – San Diego

Tyler Haskell

Project Consultant – San Diego

Tyler is the newest additional to the BDP San Diego team. He enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 18 and served as an Arabic Linguist and Intelligence Analyst. Afterwards, he continued his intelligence career in the private sector. He then went on to graduate with a degree in Business Administration and joined a family construction firm. He and his family relocated in mid-2018, and he now calls San Diego home.

Tyler attributes his successes to his analytical and detail-oriented abilities, as well as his customer centered approach to consulting and problem solving. He is a strong believer in bringing his passion with him everywhere and focuses on lifelong personal and professional growth.

In his spare time, Tyler enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and daughter. He also is an avid golfer and has a passion for real estate investing.

Brandon Berger

Project Consultant – San Diego