Ted has over 33 years of experience in the field of construction management, over 18 years of experience as a testifying expert witness and has been designated in over 600 construction litigation cases. He is a former President of the San Diego Chapter of the Forensic Expert Witness Association and serves on the organization’s National Board of Directors. Ted also serves on the advisory board of NoteVault, a construction technology company that provides documentation services for the construction industry. He teaches a graduate course in Construction Management at San Diego State University.
Director of Corporate Services, House Counsel
Ron Whitehead received his B.S. Degree in Economics from the University of Utah in 1988 and began working as a claims adjuster for Farmers Insurance handling personal injury, property, commercial liability, and workers’ compensation claims in California and Colorado. He received his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1999 and thereafter the U.S. District Court, Southern Central District. As an attorney, he has been primarily involved in construction defect litigation and also practiced in areas of mechanic lien, personal injury, insurance coverage, and real estate law. He has taken over 500 depositions and has been in over 100 trials and arbitration. He has served as an arbitrator for Arbitration Forums since 1998.
Brian L. Hill
Director of Marketing & Technology
For over 25 years, Mr. Hill has been helping buildings and businesses achieve more from less: improving quality and adding value, while reducing wasted energy, effort and expense. Most of his work over the past 16 years has involved evaluating, analyzing and improving quality at more than 10,000 building units. A Certified Quality Assurance Practitioner (CQAP), Hill is a recognized author and speaker on quality and risk management strategies for every phase of the building lifecycle, with an emphasis on sustainable and high performance projects.
President, Xpera CM
Mr. Pallinger has a proven and successful record managing all aspects of the development and construction of hospitality, resort, gaming, and specialty public and private projects from inception to completion, or as needed at any point through the entitlement, design, or construction process. Projects have included new construction as well as renovations and included vertical, civil, infrastructure, and commercial components. With over 20-years of experience, Mr. Pallinger possesses an extensive understanding of construction standards and practices with competence in every facet of project and construction management
Director of Construction Services
Steven Grimes has over 30 years in experience in the construction industry and has held positions such as sales manager and vice president. Mr. Grimes has been an industry leader serving on the Board of Directors for the Associated General Contractors and the San Diego chapter of the Building Industry Association for six years since 2003. He also has served as a member of the Board for CBIA in 2003-2004 and was an active member of their Risk Management and Insurance Subcommittee.
Principal Building Envelope Consultant
Expert in the fields of lath, plaster, drywall, dimensional stone, handset applications, prefab installations, light-gauge metal stud, fireproofing, architectural pre-cast concrete, and EIFS for all types of facilities. Steve is experienced in virtually every aspect of fenestration and lath/plaster issues. His skills and experience include estimating, material take-offs, site inspection, corrective construction detail, scheduling, subcontractor and field crew coordination, contract execution, safety, etc.
Director of Quality Assurance
Active in the construction industry since 1978, with emphasis on carpentry and general contracting; expertise gained through work in both commercial and residential construction, range from rough framing, to finish cabinetry, and mill work; as a claims inspector and reconstruction manager in the 1990s, inspected over 7,000 dwellings that had experienced defects with polyethylene plumbing systems, managing the resultant copper retrofits along with the preparation of detailed water damage reports and property damage estimates, and as an expert at inspection documentation, analysis, and preparation of cost estimates pursuant to insurance and litigated case work.
This combination of experience as a competent contractor; inspector of construction defects, and third party new construction combination inspector has led to the current position as Director of Quality Assurance Services. Is licensed as General Contractor and is certified Combination Dwelling Inspector, Residential Combination Inspector, and Building Inspector by the International Code Council. Also certified CHEERS HERS Rater and EPA 608 Technician.
Director of Economic and Market Research
Mr. Nevin has an extensive background in real estate economics, lending and market analysis. He serves the development, investment, legal and public agency communities with residential and commercial real estate valuation, feasibility and real estate advisory services and litigation support.