MEET OUR TEAM
Building ONE Consulting employs qualified and capable professionals who are highly experienced in construction consulting, owner’s representation, drawing and specification review, budgeting, estimating, scheduling, contract administration, construction management, and quality assurance.
Kevin W. Harkins, RA
Kevin Harkins has been involved in the construction industry for over twenty-six (26) years providing a wide variety of owner representation, construction, and property acquisition and ownership consulting services to property owners, investors, and developers.
Kevin has extensive experience involving owner representation during new construction projects and renovations to existing properties. During the past twenty years (20), he has completed numerous property condition assessments of existing facilities. Kevin has also been involved in completing a multitude of accessibility compliance reviews for multifamily and commercial properties throughout the United States. Kevin has experience negotiating settlement agreements for accessibility violations with HUD and the Department of Justice.
Throughout his involvement on a multitude of projects, Kevin has developed broad knowledge and experience in aspects of building technology, construction, and real estate development. He also has specific technical expertise in building envelope systems, roofing, structural systems, and accessibility compliance.
Kevin has been a guest speaker at yearly corporate meetings for institutional investors including Prudential Financial, GE Capital, and JP Morgan and national developers including Trammell Crow Residential, at educational seminars for an abundance of construction and design firms nationwide, and was an invited presenter at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) conference. Kevin has presented sessions at the 2013 and 2014 AIA National Convention on the ADA and FHA.
Kevin graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture. Kevin has completed post-graduate work in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering.
Chad Stinnett, RA, LEED AP
Chad Stinnett has twenty (20) years of experience in the design and construction industries. During this period he gained experience with residential, commercial, health care, institutional, hospitality, education, and gaming projects. He has served as an owner’s representative and has performed on-site quality assurance services for multifamily residential projects. Chad was involved in construction defect litigation with a focus on multifamily residential projects for over three (3) years, specializing in roofing, waterproofing, exterior cladding materials, and window assemblies. Chad also served as owner's representative to litigation related repair projects which were occupied during construction. Chad currently performs on-site quality assurance services for general construction, as well as, waterproofing, building envelope systems, and roofing.
Chad’s specialty has always been on the technical side of buildings. Throughout his involvement with design production, he has focused on construction detailing. He has been involved with writing technical manuals and developing construction detail standards. He has also served as a quality assurance leader.
Chad is a graduate of Kansas State University with an NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture. He is a licensed architect in the state of Colorado. Chad's professional credentials include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation and National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) certification.
Jose Torres, MBA, LEED Green Associate
Jose Torres has been involved in the real estate industry for over eleven (11) years, specifically in the commercial and residential sectors. He has a background in real estate development, construction management, and finance.
Jose has developed financial feasibility studies for commercial and residential real estate projects. He has managed the entire development process for these types of projects. He has planned, supervised, and administered construction projects including single-family, multifamily, shopping centers, supermarkets, offices, and logistic centers.
Kevin Wiegand, RA
Kevin has always been a hands-on architect and makes sure that the projects he has worked on not only look good but that are also built and perform correctly. He takes pride in his ability to work with all members of a project team, from on-site contractors to the investors, and from architects to city officials. Whether as the team leader or a team member, Kevin knows the key to a successful project is that all team members of the project team work together.
Kevin received his BA in Studio Arts (Sculpture) from the University if Illinois at Chicago and after a few years of working as a carpenter and a general contractor, he returned to the University of Colorado at Denver to get his Masters of Architecture.
Kevin Grace, RA
Kevin is a licensed architect and Certified Accessibility Specialist (CASp). Kevin has worked in accessibility consulting, architecture, and construction for over thirteen (13) years. His career focus on accessibility stems from an innate desire to apply his knowledge and experience to the better-built environment for the end-user.
His experience in architecture spans the profession, with past projects in commercial, hospitality, multifamily, and single-family residential development. Throughout his career, Kevin has had a strong focus on building codes and accessibility standards. His experience over many project types provides him with a deep knowledge of various codes and standards and their application. He has worked on many renovation projects which provides him with a greater ability to provide solutions when unknown factors come into play.
Kevin was also a Quality Control Manager for the construction side of a design-build firm. He reviewed the construction process in order to ensure that the project was being built per the construction documents and to reduce any potential liabilities that present themselves through the construction process.
Kevin graduated from the University of Kansas State with a NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture. He has also studied post-graduate work in Fine Woodworking at Red Rocks Community College.
Jonathan Price, RA
Regional Manager Associate
Jonathan Price has practiced architecture for over twenty-five years (25), spending most of his time in Oregon. His work has involved every aspect of architectural services, from facility management and budget planning, to design and construction administration. Most of his work was performed for commercial and public clients, including school districts and higher education institutions across the state. During his last several years in Oregon, work carried him to the Pacific Northwest coast for several years to complete additions and upgrades to school sites in Lincoln City and Newport. While working on the coast, Jonathan was introduced to the extreme weather conditions and unique weatherproofing requirements of the climate. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has led teams to complete several complex additions and ground-up projects.
Jonathan is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He has been a licensed Architect in Oregon since 2006.
Nancy Meister, MA
Nancy has worked in office and property management for over thirty-one (31) years. Her multifamily management experience ranges from timeshares and condominiums to apartment homes and regional offices. In addition, she has a strong background in recruiting, human resources and travel management. Nancy has managed offices and departments ranging in size from five to one hundred employees.
Nancy was awarded a Bachelor and Masters of Degrees in Social Science from the University of New York.
Nick Barry has had over thirty (30) years of experience in the construction, real estate development and project finance for upscale residential and large-scale commercial projects. Nick received his Bachelor of Construction Management degree from Deakin University in Australia after spending ten (10) years in the industry as a laborer, carpenter, and a site foreman. Since receiving his degree Nick has worked for large scale contractors and construction cost consultants in Australia before moving permanently to the United States in 2006. Since 2006 Nick has worked for both a high-end residential builder and a construction consultant, both located in Colorado.
Nick is proficient in building estimating and construction scheduling and has represented various developers in post-construction negotiations pertaining to cost overruns and schedule delays. His on-site experience gives him a unique insight into issues related to trade co-ordination, process and quality control and construction methodology. His experience as a construction cost estimator has given skills in value engineering, pre-construction cost planning, and ongoing cost management.
Rocio Sosa has worked in various aspects of the real estate and construction world including valuation and appraisal, property tax consulting, construction estimating and project management. She has focused primarily on single-family and multifamily projects.
Rocio completed her studies at the University of Denver and was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Construction.
Carlena has a Bachelor of Business Administration and diverse background with experience in all aspects of office administration, coordinating operations, event planning, marketing, and property management. She also has a proven track record of success in areas of investigative research and financial analytics, where she has spent most of her professional career.
Renate has over ten (10) years of experience managing projects in construction, design, real estate investment, and business. Prior to joining building ONE, she led a variety of successful ventures in the U.S., Germany, and Costa Rica, primarily in high-end residential real estate and the hospitality industry. With a driving interest in analyzing details and making things work, Renate is well-versed in both the design elements and technical aspects of construction, as well as coordinating broader operational efficiency and process improvement of projects. Her professional background also includes social science research and statistical analysis.
Renate graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Master’s degree in Public Policy, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona.
Tom Watson, AIA, LEED AP
Tom has been a licensed architect for more than thirty-years (30). He has a track record exhibiting a thorough understanding and application of the management concepts required for successful project execution, including leading project teams, ensuring quality control, and achieving project goals while maintaining the client’s project program, budget and schedule. He has a thorough understanding of building envelope design and MEP systems integration, including sustainable design strategies, and energy conservation requirements, as well as, review of construction documents for Building Code and ADA compliance. Also, he understands all aspects of Construction Administration and field observation of projects during construction and through tenant occupation, including organizing and directing Owner-Architect-Contractor (OAC) meetings, negotiation of Change Requests, and review and approval of Applications for Payment.
Tom is a LEED Accredited Professional with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Architecture from Rice University. Tom also attended graduate school at the University of Colorado at Denver and the University of Denver where he furthered his study of architecture and business.