Founded in 2003 with 75-years of combined construction experience and more than 21,000,000 SF of collective project experience valued in excess of 1.7 billion dollars

Since then WEST Builders has continued to grow year over year, successfully completing challenging projects for our growing number of satisfied clients.  


Market Segments:

Office Buildings
Interior Improvements
Manufacturing & Warehouse Facilities
Parking Structures


Customers Include:

LBA Realty
Lincoln Property Company
Wald Realty Advisors
Madison Park Financial
Strada Investments
Watson Setzer
Wilson Meany Sullivan
Levin Menzies
Integrated Development Company
Anderson Pacific
Simeon Properties


Expertise Areas:

Construction Services
Pre-Construction Services
Seismic Upgrades
Renovation – Retrofit
Leed Certification
Entitlement and Permit Support
Design-Build Delivery
Development Management

At WEST we believe in setting a higher standard and strive to exceed our customers expectations

WEST Builders is customer driven providing general contracting, design build & design assist services and development management on behalf of its private sector commercial customers. These customers include Development and Property Management firms, Pension Fund Advisory Companies that specialize in real estate and in recent years, WEST has applied its unique expertise in helping Banks and Receivers to complete, re-position and sell their distressed assets.

WEST Builders’ success continues to evolve with its growing list of new and repeat clientele fueled by its core dedication to performing well beyond customer expectations through effort, engineering expertise and intelligence. The company is based from two offices; one in Northern California (Point Richmond) and one in Southern California (Culver City).

At WEST Builders, our vision is to recruit highly capable engineers and train them in our comprehensive project delivery system. We seek to challenge ourselves by taking on sophisticated, high performance projects. We aim to avoid the “hard-bid” mentality and the adversarial profit motivations that often accompany it instead utilizing transparent contract formats and design-build principles to develop lasting client relationships and ensure project success from conception to close out.

Executives & Partners

Todd Whitlock
Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner

Todd Whitlock is WEST Builders’ CEO and co-founded the company in 2003. Mr. Whitlock began his career in 1986 at Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. where he spent over fifteen years and rose to the position of Senior Vice President. He held a corporate executive management position beginning in 1990 and was involved in overall company steering and management. In the three years prior to founding WEST, he was one of three corporate executives sharing direct responsibility for the nine operating divisions of a $300M design-build engineering firm. Mr. Whitlock graduated from UC Berkeley and holds the DBIA designation from the Design-Build Institute of America.

Michael Beckler
Senior Vice President

Michael Beckler has over thirty years of construction experience ranging from high- rise, mixed-use, advanced tech, medical, multi-residential, structural building enhancements, office tenant improvements, civil/site infrastructure and retail. As Vice President of the Northern California Division he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of projects from marketing, estimating, design, contract negotiations, and managing construction teams. Prior to joining WEST, Michael was the Senior Vice President of a major design build mechanical company. His responsibilities included the managing of four area divisions and overseeing all project management teams.

Todd Whyte
Chief Financial Officer

Todd Whyte is West Builders’ Chief Financial Officer and joined the firm in 2008. He is responsible for the financial reporting and controls within the company and works extensively with the partners on the company forecast, HR and Insurance issues. Mr. Whyte has over two decades of experience in the Real Estate industry and before joining West he worked for some of the most well known and respected property management and asset management firms in the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Mark Temple
Senior Vice President

Mark Temple is Vice President and Operations Manager for the Southern California office responsible for the operations of both the office and jobsites in the region by coordinating staffing, safety programs, jobsite setup, project close-out and contributes to the business development side with support on scheduling, site planning and preconstruction assessments. He has worked in California for over 20 years with experience in multi-family residential, mixed-use commercial projects, high-rise, medical (OSHPD), parking structures and TI build-outs. With 5 years working in Northern California and 15 years working in the Los Angeles area, Mark has worked on and managed over $350 million worth of construction projects and has a diverse background and experience in many types of construction projects. Mark has a degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Management from the University of Michigan

Ricardo Zamorano
Senior Vice President

Ricardo Zamorano has over sixteen years of construction experience from large scale commercial office, residential, and mixed-use projects to small tenant improvement (TI's) projects. Ricardo has managed these projects at each level of the construction process from the field to the corporate level. As Vice President, he continues to estimate and manage project pre-construction, construction, and post-construction. Prior to joining WEST, Ricardo was Senior Project Engineer with a large national design-build firm. Ricardo holds a Civil Engineering degree from the California Polytechnic University.

Nick Mirkovich
Vice President Construction Operations

Mr. Mirkovich began his career with WEST Builders in 2003 as an intern and immediately joined the company permanently in 2005 upon graduation from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo’s acclaimed Construction Management Program.  Nick has deservedly advanced to a strong leadership role on the field and project management side of WEST.  He has been involved in a variety of challenging projects since 2003.  Project types range from apartment buildings, to seismic upgrades of existing structures, to high-end luxury condominiums.