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Posted by John Biggs, September, 2018
“One of our greatest strengths is our culture of teamwork and integrity. We treat each other with trust and respect, at all levels of the company. Everyone is encouraged to follow their ideas and passions. We are constantly growing together as a team.”
Mike leads Disney’s accounting, finance, risk management, human resources, and information technology functions. He has over 10 years’ experience leading support teams in construction. Prior to this, Mike worked in the assurance and taxation fields at an accounting firm and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mike is an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association.
“We believe in building positive relationships with all project stakeholders. Contract types don’t create collaboration within project teams – people do. Our projects succeed only when everyone is working toward shared goals.”
Tim is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of construction experience. He has lead major civil projects throughout California including highways, bridges, airports, concrete paving, underground pipeline, and flood control.
Tim lead Disney’s first project in Southern California – the Laurel Street Overcrossing. This technically demanding project was built on a highly compressed schedule and garnered awards from AGC California, AGC San Diego, and Caltrans.
Tim holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of California Berkeley and an M.S. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Stanford.
“Almost all construction companies recognize this business is all about people. The question is what are you doing to help your people reach their full potential? At Disney, you’ll find a teaching organization where your managers and peers are as invested in your success as you are.”
Tim is a 25-year construction industry veteran and provides executive-level oversight of Disney’s projects. Prior to entering construction, Tim worked as a design engineer and is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.
Tim has deep technical experience and has successfully delivered a variety of civil works projects including water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, bridges, large diameter pipelines, mass transit facilities, marine, shoring, and foundation work.
Tim holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Rick is our Founder and President. He started Disney in 2005 with the award-winning Devil’s Slide Bridges project. Prior to Disney, Rick spent over 20 years estimating and managing major civil works projects using both traditional and alternative delivery methods.
Rick guides Disney’s culture and oversees estimating, business development, strategic planning, and external stakeholder relationships.
Rick is a Director of The Beavers, member of the University of California Berkeley Civil Engineering Advisory Board, and a member of the Caltrans Construction Partnering Steering Committee.
Rick holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Civil Engineering and Construction Management both from the University of California Berkeley.
“We succeed or fail at the workface. Our whole organization exists to support the success of the women and men who build our projects.”
Peter grew up in a construction family and gained first-hand field experience building alongside talented craftspeople. He has held a variety of positions including laborer, equipment operator, project engineer, project manager, senior estimator, and sponsor.
As Vice President, Peter is responsible for supporting Disney’s field operations including safety, employee development, project controls, and technology.
Peter serves as a committee member in the Beavers and the International Partnering Institute. He is also a guest speaker and industry coach in Stanford’s Sustainable Design and Construction Program.
Peter holds a double major B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Fairfield University, completed graduate work in Economics (Corporate Finance) at Trinity College, and holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Stanford.