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ABOUT US

KCM Group is a full-service construction management company and construction consulting firm founded in San Diego on 2000 by Gordon Kovtun. Over his 25 years in the industry, Gordon has become known for his versatility and uncompromising representation on behalf of his clients.

MEET THE TEAM

GORDON KOVTUN

PRINCIPAL

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Gordon Kovtun founded KCM Group in 2000 on the strength of his versatile work as a sole practitioner representing Southern California owners. Since then, he has expanded the company’s capabilities to serve residential, commercial and institutional clients— both large and small. Kovtun developed KCM Group’s culture of quality service and client satisfaction and built a dynamic team of dedicated professionals. Along the way, he led the company toward high-profile construction management and consulting projects involving prominent businesses and organizations.

Gordon has more than 25 years of experience in various construction-related arenas. He maintains an active leadership role in each project and relishes opportunities to monitor project progress, mentor project owners, assist with budgeting and accounting matters, and manage scheduling and timing issues—he is involved from the start of pre-construction through the closeout process.

Gordon earned a Master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern California and holds licensure for both general building and general engineering disciplines. He is active in the San Diego community, serving as treasurer for both the San Diego Museum of Man and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Additionally, Gordon has served as chairman of the Facilities Committee for the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. In 2004, Gordon was appointed the consul to Norway for San Diego County.

TONY NORTON

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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Tony Norton is Chief Operating Officer of KCM Group. As COO, Tony is active in all aspects of the firm, including the financial management and performance of all client projects, client management and relations, staff training and development, hiring and recruiting programs, strategic planning and business development, IT planning and operations, and the overall financial health and advancement of the organization.

Tony joined KCM Group in 2013 and has over 20 years of experience as a business and transactional lawyer. Prior to joining KCM Group, Tony served as legal counsel to the Native American community highlighted by the strategic planning and stewardship adding over 1,700-acres to tribal reservations through the Federal regulatory process.

Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Tony graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in economics followed by a law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Tony is licensed to practice law in the State of California and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

JULIE ROBSON

Director of Business Development

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Growing up in a family of construction industry professionals, Julie started her career working with builders and developers as an escrow officer for an independent escrow firm in San Diego. Over the next 10 years she gained extensive knowledge in navigating real estate transactions while building strong relationships with key industry professionals. Eventually finding her passion in business development, marketing and customer service, Julie worked as an account executive for a national title and escrow company bringing along her experience, expertise and long standing relationships.

In 2015 she joined KCM group as the Director of Business Development where she’s responsible for developing and implementing strategic business goals as well as managing existing client relationships and creating new strategic alliances.

She is actively involved with the Building Industry Association, Downtown San Diego Partnership, Urban Land Institute, Bisnow and is a member of the Southern California Leads Group.

STEVE KISS

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

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With over 24 years of experience in architecture and construction, Steve has participated in the design and development of educational facilities, health care facilities, libraries, recreational facilities, industrial, residential and commercial properties. His broad experience in different areas of construction, combined with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture and an architectural license from the State of California gives him a broad foundation from which to draw.

At KCM Group, Steve is responsible for managing custom high-end residential construction projects. His experience in the construction industry and architectural knowledge have helped him work successfully with a number of owners on projects that are very personal to them. Steve understands that each custom home project is unique and is adept at customizing project management to meet the needs of each individual owner.

Steve has also served as the lead on several water intrusion forensic assignments. He manages the investigative teams, and develops forensics reports to substantiate the findings. These reports have led to expedited resolution of issues with all parties involved, avoiding costly litigation.

He supports his industry and the local community through involvement in organizations such as the Mission Valley Design Advisory Board, Construction Specification Institute, Mission Valley Unified Planning Group, the Cerro De Alcala Homeowners’ Association, San Diego Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding San Diego Together.

BRIDGET BLACK

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

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Bridget began her career with KCM Group after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Construction Management, from Michigan State University. Bridget has more than ten years of experience as a lead Project Manager. She has managed all aspects of design and construction on road and underground utility projects, infrastructure development and construction, and reconstruction of commercial and residential properties. She is proficient in project accounting, contract administration, contractor quality control, estimating, scheduling, and serving as a liaison between owner and contractor. Her experience has been fast-paced and broad in scope and has demonstrated her ability to multi-task and handle new challenges.

CHRIS BOATTINI

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

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Chris joined KCM Group in 2012 bringing 11 years of experience in multiple areas of construction project management. Graduating from Northeastern University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Geology, Chris has spent more than a decade managing commercial, residential, multifamily, hotel and gaming projects. He has a unique perspective in construction and land development having worked in collaboration with general contractors, owners, developers, designers and consultants. His diverse experience allows him to see projects from different perspectives which are essential when managing complex and distressed projects. As a Senior Project manager at KCM Group, Chris has worked as owner’s representative providing expertise in land development, specialty consulting services, project estimating and scheduling. He is an active member in the Urban Land Institute and currently pursuing his LEED certification.

ERIKA HORN

SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE MANAGER

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Erika is an experienced environmental compliance manager who specializes in environmental compliance programs for land development. With over a decade of experience, Erika has developed and coordinated environmental compliance programs that are tailored to a client’s specific needs, are cost effective, and are feasible for field implementation. Her programs have an excellent compliance record with local, state and federal agencies. In addition, Erika coordinates and provides specialized storm water training for land development personnel, construction superintendents and sub-contractors.

Erika is a Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP), a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD), a Certified Erosion Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) and a Certified Professional of Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). She has a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from Southern Illinois University. Erika is active in the California Storm Water Quality Association (CASQA), the Building Industry Association (BIA) and the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). She currently serves on the San Diego BIA’s Storm Water Task Force.

JOSH MCKEOWN

PROJECT MANAGER

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Josh started out his construction career in the United States Navy as a Pipefitter/Welder.  Since then he has accrued more than a decade of experience working on a wide range of commercial, residential, infrastructure, and industrial projects.  Prior to KCM Group, Josh worked for various large commercial general contractors in Texas and San Diego.  Since joining KCM Group in 2009 he has managed all aspects of a wide variety of design and construction projects. He has a proven capability with a number of construction management skills, including project accounting, estimating, scheduling, contractor coordination, contract administration and other aspects of the construction management process.

Josh earned a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Texas with double minor’s in corporate finance and real estate development.   In addition to his formal education Josh is a LEED Accredited Professional as well as a Licensed Real Estate Broker and General Contractor.

THE KCM ADVANTAGE

Unified Vision

With the owner’s interests always at the forefront, our project approach identifies objectives and creates a unified vision. KCM is committed to protecting owner’s interests and assuring they are independently represented throughout the life cycle of the project.

Diverse Experience

With experience ranging from commercial buildings, land development, civic projects, custom estates and institutional facilities; our clients are assured an experienced project manager capable of guiding projects in every discipline.

Proven Solutions

Our diversity of experience allows us to utilize the best practices from each discipline to the benefit of our clients. We are proud of our demonstrated track record as a results-oriented owners representative on all aspects of the project from conception to occupancy.