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12 Jul KCM Group provides Construction Management Services for Wakeland Housing’s Talmadge Gateway project

Talmadge Gateway is San Diego’s first permanent supportive housing community designed for seniors who have experienced homelessness and have medical needs that require ongoing support. Developed in partnership with City Heights Community Development Corporation, the community offers 60 affordable homes with on and off-site supportive services that promote stability and greater independence, allowing residents to thrive.

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09 Dec Julie Robson Joins KCM Group as Director of Business Development

Screen shot 2015-12-08 at 4.19.10 PMKCM Group announced today that prominent real estate executive Julie Robson has joined the company as Director of Business Development. Ms. Robson is a well-known real estate professional who will bring a wealth of experience to KCM Group, a leading construction management firm based in San Diego. In her role as Director of Business Development, Ms. Robson will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic business goals for KCM Group, as well as managing key existing client relationships and creating new strategic alliances. “We are elated to have Julie join the KCM team,” said Gordon Kovtun, Principal of KCM Group. “She is a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years in the real estate business. That experience coupled with her energy, superb reputation, and high level of professionalism will be invaluable assets to KCM Group.” Prior to joining KCM Group, Ms. Robson was a business development executive for Chicago Title. She is actively involved with Bisnow, the Building Industry Association, Downtown San Diego Partnership, Urban Land Institute, and is a member of the Southern California Leads Group.

About KCM Group 

KCM Group is a full-service owner’s representative and consulting firm based in San Diego.  Founded in 2000, KCM Group provides comprehensive construction management services for government, commercial, non-profit and residential clients.  KCM Group’s multidisciplinary approach also includes specialized consulting services in the areas of environmental compliance, civil engineering and planning, construction claims (avoidance + resolution), forensic analysis and litigation support.  For more information on KCM Group please call 858-273-5400 or visit www.kcmgroup.net

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On July 9, 2012, The San Diego City Council almost unanimously approved the Plaza de Panama project. After over seven hours of testimony, the City Council members voiced both their strong support of the project, and made clear their appreciation of the efforts of the Plaza de Panama Committee and particularly Dr. Irwin Jacobs for his generous support and tireless efforts through the entitlement of the project. KCM Group is proud to be the Program Manager and our role representing the Committee through the approval process.

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Gordon Kovtun, principal of KCM Group announces Tony Norton has joined the firm as Director of Operations. Mr. Norton was most recently outside counsel to the Sycuan Band of the Kumemaay Nation where he was instrumental in adding 1,700-acres to the Tribal reservation through the Federal regulatory process. Prior to his role at Sycuan, Tony spent 16 years as a business and transactional lawyer in Los Angeles and San Diego. 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.

Gordon stated: “Tony will be instrumental in managing KCM Group’s on-going growth by providing management of day-to-day business operations. We are looking forward to having Tony lead our team of project managers, engineers, and support staff to continue providing the high level of service our clients have come to appreciate from KCM Group. He is known as a resourceful professional able to manage complex projects by bringing people together from diverse backgrounds, making recommendations, and implementing strategies that will support KCM Group’s operations and clients.”

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — JULY 5, 2011 — KCM Group, Inc., project manager for the Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California, has announced the completion of first phase renovations for the popular gaming, dining and entertainment destination. Part of a 200,000 square-foot renovation, this first of two phases involved constructing three new, smoke-free locations: San Diego-area’s largest poker room, an Off Track Betting room and an entire gaming wing for slots and table games. Additionally, Paipa’s Buffet restaurant, a key dining area, was relocated and transformed with a new kitchen and food stations.

Construction of phase one of the project commenced in November 2010 and San Diego-based KCM Group is currently managing its second and final phase, with completion expected in late-August 2011. Sycuan Casino is operated by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and has remained open to guests throughout the renovations. KCM Group represents the tribe and casino management through all facets of the project including programming, budgeting and construction management.

“Phase one has been a great success and this continues to be an exciting project that will provide a greatly enhanced gaming facility for San Diego and the area’s many visitors,” said Gordon Kovtun, principal of KCM Group. “Our entire team looks forward to diligently managing design and construction and delivering the remainder of the project on schedule and under budget.”

The second phase of renovations includes a dynamic grand entrance to the casino featuring specialty lighting designed to create the illusion of water, as well as renovation of the bingo hall, reconstruction of casino restrooms, a new video and promotions stage, and new grand stairway linking the lower-level casino to the new table games area. For dining, final renovations will signal the debut of the GameDay Sports Bar & Grill and the unveiling of makeovers for the Sunset Deli and Bingo Snack Bar.

Swinerton Builders has been instrumental to the success of the project as the general contractor. Subcontractors working with Swinerton include Neal Electric, California Comfort Systems, American Marble, J.F. Duncan Industries, Custom Seating and Upholstery, Component West, Casa Interiors Floor Coverings, Howard’s Rugs and South Bay Welding. The architect is Hnedak Bobo Group of Memphis, Tennessee and the interior designer is Cleo Design of Las Vegas, Nevada.


KCM Group, Inc. is a full-service construction management and consulting firm founded in 2000 by Gordon Kovtun. Through its headquarters in San Diego and branch office in Las Vegas, Nevada, the firm provides construction and development services to both commercial clients and developers, as well project management services to private residential clients. For additional information, visit kcmgroup.net.


Micahel Chalker, MJE Marketing Services, 619.682.3841, michael@mjemarketing.com

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KCM Group, construction management firm for the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians, announced today that they have reached the final phase of construction for the Tribe’s latest project, a new Tribal Government Center Complex. This $4.6 million project includes two buildings totaling 15,000-square-feet that will house the Tribal Council offices, Tribal Council Chambers, legal and administrative offices, and offices for Tribal development, accounting, and support services. The new complex replaces the current government building, which is being demolished to make way for a road and infrastructure upgrade needed to improve access and services to the Reservation.

“The new Tribal Government Center Complex will help us better serve the needs of the Reservation and its residents,” said Daniel Tucker, Chairman of the Sycuan Band. “KCM Group’s involvement has been critical in helping us through design, bidding, and construction and keeping the project on schedule and on budget.”

The new facility is located overlooking the Reservation and includes a parking lot, extensive landscaping, new underground utilities and infrastructure. The main building features a dramatic entrance with stone columns and classic pediment, and a lobby with custom tile flooring and custom Japanese cherry millwork. Green construction methods and LEED design features are being utilized throughout the project. The project will be complete and ready for occupancy in this spring.

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KCM Group is featured in the San Diego Daily Transcript’s article “As land development gains ground, stormwater practices encounter increased scrutiny” as part of their special annual ‘Environmental Innovation’ insert where Senior Environmental Compliance Consultant Erika Horn and Principal Gordon Kovtun were interviewed. Click the Environmental Innovation cover below to access the article!

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