Oscar Zavaleta, founder of the Montez Group, has over two decades of experience in Civil Construction and Engineering. His background includes materials testing and inspection, management of large heavy civil projects, and commercial buildings construction. Mr. Zavaleta is also extremely involved in the local Bay Area business community as a board member of the Northern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the Oakland Latino Chamber of Commerce (OLCC), and member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).
Oscar Perez-Forero, Business Development Coordinator at the Montez Group, is a proven community and business development professional with experience in developing strategic partnerships along multiple different sectors and markets. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Political Science, he represented large and small business alike at two major businesses advocacy groups in Oakland; The Jobs and Housing Coalition and The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. At the Montez Group he serves as a link to state, county, and city agencies as well as other potential prime and sub-contractors for opportunities to collaborate and work together.
Sam Bucher, PMP, leads our Business Development efforts in the Southern California and Texas regions, and serves as a Project Manager for several contracts. Sam is an experienced heavy civil project management professional. After graduating from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, he spent 5 years working as a prime contractor on numerous highway, rail, and water control projects doing business with various transportation and water agencies. Sam volunteers his time with CMAA’s Southern CA chapter as a member of the CODE (Creating Opportunities for Diversity and Equality) and Awards Committees.
Tommy Nguyen, Quality Manager with Montez Group, is a licensed Professional Engineer in California with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineer and 8 years of experience in construction quality. His experience includes heavy civil projects that span Rail, Aviation, Vertical Building and Roadway projects. He is currently working as the Quality Manager for the Mission Rock Horizontal Project and Multiple BART projects.
Steffanie Sunga, Office Engineer with Montez Group, is a San Francisco native with a decade of experience in the Construction Field as Document Control/Office Engineer. She performs quality checks and transmit files to Subs and Clients, and manages all technical files logs for the Caltrain Electrification Project. Outside of work she enjoys nature and fun in the sun with her family.
Mayra Rodriguez, Project Engineer at Montez Group Inc., attended California State University of Chico where she graduated with a mechanical engineering degree and is working towards her EIT certification. After graduation she joined the construction industry to work alongside one of our clients at the SF Westside Recycled Water Treatment Facility project. Mayra has gained experience with BIM Coordination and navigating through Navisworks. She continues on the project assisting with the MEP coordination and As-builts of the project. Mayra will continue to provide her expertise and knowledge and build relations to achieve the client’s project goals.
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