ABOUT FRIESS CONSTRUCTION GROUP

   

MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

KENNETH E. FRIESS
President

Ken has over 45 years experience in the construction and real estate industries, as well as wide practical knowledge and experience in academics, business, politics, and urban planning. He is actively involved in managing projects, construction mediation and arbitration, construction defect research and analysis, conflict resolution, land use management, government relations, and construction litigation.

Ken started a full-service general contracting business in 1981. His knowledge and experience spans academics, business, civic affairs and urban planning. He also has a PhD. in Leadership and Human Behavior. Ken served 17 years as a San Juan Capistrano City Council member; including four terms as Mayor. He has served on many boards of directors; including the San Joaquin Hills and Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agencies, San Juan Capistrano Redevelopment Agency, Capistrano Valley Water District, San Juan Capistrano Housing Corp. and the Orange County Affordable Housing Task Force.

As a past president of Mary Erickson Community Housing, Ken was instrumental in raising awareness for community-supported affordable housing. He is also a past President and founding board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley.

 

 

SUZANNE TYLER
Chief Financial Officer

Initially retained as a consultant to set up the company’s accounting system in August 1995, she also developed its human resources department and is responsible for overseeing all financial and administrative activity. Suzanne grew up in the construction industry and has over 25 years of direct construction accounting experience. Her broad knowledge of computer applications and continuing efforts at self-education provide a strong base for innovation and growth in our company. Suzanne is a California Notary Public and a member of the National Association for Female Executives.

In 1997, as a single parent, she participated in the affordable housing program provided by the City of San Juan Capistrano and managed by Mary Erickson Community Housing. It was with great pride that she was elected to the Board of Directors for Mary Erickson Community Housing and served on their executive board for three years. She is past President of the Board of Directors for the South Orange County School of the Arts and served  on the Board of Directors for the California Conservatory of the Arts.