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Our Team

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Traditional Values + Modern Thinking = Powerful Execution

Family owned and operated since it was founded in 1955, Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. is dedicated to its core values of Safety, Truth, Quality and People in both its client and employee relationships.


Bringing together traditional values with modern thinking and advanced technology, our leaders empower their teams to deliver powerful execution that is focused on a relentless and deliberate pursuit of safety and excellence. 


With long-term relationships built on superior service, many of our clients have worked with the company since its inception, safely building exceptional structures and buildings.

Our Dogs of War Crew

Casey Wend, VP of Operations

“When you need to count on getting the job done right, the Joseph J. Albanese team consistently comes through.”

— Casey Wend, Vice President, Operations, Level10 Construction

Leadership Team

Phillip Albanese

Phillip Albanese

President and CEO

As president and CEO of Joseph J. Albanese, Inc., Phillip Albanese is following in the footsteps of his father John Albanese and his grandfather Joe Albanese, who founded the company in 1955.  Phillip took the reins in 2020 following the transition of leadership from Kevin Albanese. 


Focused on the mission of “getting it done safely,” Phillip is dedicated to living his company’s core values of safety, people, quality and truth.  Phillip believes that success is much more than the buildings and structures the company builds. He is committed to continuing to generate opportunities for his talented team while creating value for the company’s clients and society overall.


Phillip has worked in many positions throughout the organization. Most importantly was his experience working in the field during the summers while growing up. He still credits this experience as the foundation for both his passion and admiration for the talent of the Joseph J. Albanese team.  Since 2009, Phillip has led system and process development and implementations that have been the cornerstone to the responsible growth the organization has enjoyed. He looks to keep the organization’s energy on creating opportunities for his team and clients.  

Phillip graduated from Boston College in 2008 and currently serves on the Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School board of directors. He actively supports causes relating to education, conservation of the outdoors and rugby in the United States. He and his wife Lindsey have two daughters and a son.

Filemon Calderon

Filemon Calderon

Executive Vice President, Field Operations

Filemon Calderon joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. as a mason in 1980 and quickly rose to superintendent. As John Albanese’s right-hand man for more than 30 years, Filemon has been integral to the company’s success, bringing passion and experience to continuing the company’s growth. As the executive vice president of Field Operations, Filemon oversees the company’s entire field operations, consisting of more than 800 craftsmen and craftswomen. The ultimate problem solver, Filemon embodies the company’s motto of “Getting It Done Safely” by motivating and supporting his field workers with the belief that anything can be accomplished.

Dan Dryden

Dan Dryden
Chief Financial Officer

Dan Dryden joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 2007 as an assistant controller, moving up to director of Finance in 2012 and taking on the role of chief financial officer in 2016. Now as CFO, he is responsible for all financial operations, including general accounting, treasury management, tax and compliance, payroll and financial reporting as well as maximizing operational efficiencies throughout the company. Dan earned a B.A. in Business Economics with an emphasis on accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2001. He is an active California CPA and a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.

Dave Alaimo

Dave Alaimo

Executive Vice President

Dave Alaimo joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 1991 as the chief financial officer. Working alongside John Albanese, he was instrumental in the company’s high-powered growth during the Silicon Valley construction boom. Today, as executive vice president, he leads the strategic execution of the company’s growth plans. In addition to having extensive business experience, including owning his own business, Dave earned an MBA and a B.S. in Business/Finance and Real Estate from San Jose State University. 

Jeff Jacobs

Jeff Jacobs
Executive Vice President, Sales

Jeff Jacobs joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. as a part-time construction worker while he was still in college. After college graduation, he worked with company founder Joe and his son John Albanese where he learned the business from the ground up. Today, as the executive vice president of Business Development, Project Management and Estimating, Jeff oversees and mentors the company’s many estimators and project managers, helping ensure accurate bids that deliver on-time, on-budget projects. Jeff earned a B.A. degree from Santa Clara University. 

John Franich

John Franich

Executive Vice President and General Manager

John Franich joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 2015. With extensive construction industry field and office experience, John oversees the company’s operations, management, project performance, safety, quality and environmental concerns. A catalyst for driving exceptional performance, John is focused on strategic objectives and operational best practices. He has served in founding and leadership positions in many industry organizations, including The Beavers; the International Partnering Institute; Transportation California; Associated General Contractors of California; and the Cal-Trans Partnering Steering Committee. John holds a B.S. in Business/Finance from California State University, Chico.  

 Phil Roby

Phil Roby

Vice President

An Albanese family friend since childhood, Phil Roby joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. as a young man in the 1980s after attending Santa Clara University. He learned the construction business alongside John Albanese. Today, as vice president, he providers leadership for all areas of the business, including estimating and construction. As the company’s longest tenured employee, Phil helped grow the company 300 times the size it was when he joined. Bringing passion and enthusiasm to every project, Phil exemplifies the core values of the company: safety, people, quality and truth. 

Jim McNinch

Jim McNinch

Vice President, Concrete Structures

Jim McNinch is the vice president of Concrete Structures for Joseph J. Albanese, Inc., where he is responsible for overseeing all of the elevated concrete work the company performs.  Jim brings a tremendous amount of experience and passion to the design, estimating and builds for Joseph J. Albanese’s horizontal concrete work.  Jim is passionate about ensuring that projects are done safely, on time and on budget. Under Jim’s leadership, Joseph J. Albanese elevated concrete work has grown over 300 percent over the last 5 years alone. Jim is a licensed civil engineer in the state of California and earned a B.S in Structural Civil Engineering from California State University, Sacramento. 

Dan McHale

Dan McHale
Vice President, General Engineering

Dan McHale joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 2006, bringing extensive construction industry experience to his role. Today, as vice president of General Engineering, Dan is devoted to ensuring exceptional quality for the organization’s earthwork and demolition projects. Under Dan’s leadership, Joseph J. Albanese has grown over 10 times to performing over $100,000,000 in general engineering activities annually.  Dan is motivated to create opportunities for our talented team.  Dan holds a B.S. in Business/Finance from California State University, Chico.

John Messing

John Messing
Safety Director

John Messing joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 2019, bringing extensive safety performance experience in the construction industry. As executive safety director, he is committed to enabling world-class safety performance by elevating safety leadership skills and empowering all employees in the company’s safety program. A Certified Safety Professional and certified OSHA Outreach Trainer, John is responsible for the development, implementation and management of effective safety and health policies designed to protect the company’s employees. John holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington State University.

Ricardo Rivera
Lead Concrete Estimator

Ricardo Rivera joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 2007. As the lead concrete estimator, Ricardo is responsible for overseeing the company’s concrete estimators and works closely with his team and clients to coordinate scheduling and ensure accuracy. Ricardo received the Engine Room Achievement Award in 2023 and the #63 Dog Mentality Award in May 2021. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University and is a licensed civil engineer.

Bob Rogers
Director of Project Management 

Bob Rogers joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 2008. As the director of Project Management, Bob is responsible for overseeing the company’s project management staff who manage 100 jobs each day. With duties including accurate job costing, production tracking and change order management, he is responsible for helping to ensure an on-scope, on-time, and on-budget delivery by his team. Bob holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.  

Ramiro Contreras joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 2001. As the general superintendent, Ramiro is responsible for the direct supervision of other superintendents. He oversees job assignments and manages key aspects for all projects, including safety, scheduling, quality, and budget management to ensure on-time, on-budget delivery. Ramiro lives by his motto, “When safety is first on every job, everything else will follow.”

Ramiro Contreas
General Superintendent

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Ismael Sandoval
General Superintendent,
Site Concrete & Structural

Ismael Sandoval joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 1999. As the general superintendent of Site Concrete & Structural, Ismael is responsible for managing the company’s largest construction job sites, beginning with demolition, and ending with site concrete and structural. He is devoted to getting jobs done safely and within budget. Among the many awards Ismael has received are the Engineer Room Achievement Award in 2023 and the #63 Dog Mentality Award in 2022. He also completed the Leadership and Management Essential Program in 2022.

Michael A. Pacheco 
Chief Technology Officer

Michael A. Pacheco joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 2021. As the Chief Technology Officer, Michael is responsible for delivering technology-based business transformation solutions to elevate the company’s services and drive exceptional outcomes for its valued clients. As a results-driven IT leader, Michael has a proven track record of building teams and delivering on successful initiatives across a global landscape.  Michael has more than 25 years of IT and technology industry experience and holds a degree in Management Information Systems & Administration from the Masters Institute of Technology.

Dino Calabrese
Equipment Director

Dino Calabrese joined Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in 1999. As equipment director, he is responsible for the company’s extensive fleet of heavy construction equipment, including grading, paving, demolition and concrete pumping as well as shotcrete trucks. He’s the man behind the “Dogs of War” logo on every truck and piece of equipment on every job site, which typically includes more than 100 projects per day. He studied Engineering and Machine Technology at De Anza College.

Joe McCarthy Jr., COO at McCarthy Ranch

“At Joseph J. Albanese, the family culture runs thick through the company. The management team really cares about the workers and what they’re doing for the company. That devotion translates to getting it done for the client.”

— Joe McCarthy Jr., Chief Operating Officer, McCarthy Ranch

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