Flagship Builders Inc

In 1979 I completed my second year at Saddleback Junior College. With my two years complete and my baseball career over I was looking for a way to finance the remainder of my college education. I was fortunate enough to land a job with Surfside Builders as an apprentice mason and carpenter. In 1982 I was off to Cal. Poly San Luis Obispo with enough funds for my junior year. Between making sandwiches on campus and weekend construction work I graduated from Cal Poly SLO in 1984. It was my return to Surfside Builders after graduation on a temporary basis that I realized my career and future was within the construction industry. Paul DiGiovanni “ Mr. D” asked me to come back full time, out of the field, and help build his business from the inside. For the next six years my responsibilities included estimating, sales and supervision. I found that I really enjoyed and got a lot of satisfaction out of being a part of building projects to completion. I also found that I enjoyed the client contact and the creativity of the remodeling industry. From Mr. D. I learned first hand how to deliver superior projects while maintaining the highest level of service and integrity. With the support and encouragement of Mr. D. I started Flagship Builders in 1990.

1959 – Born in White Plains N.Y & I have 3 sisters (Kathleen, Marcy & Debbie)
1963-1973 – New Milford and Teaneck N.J ( Jersey Boy years)
1973 – Relocate to Irvine (culture shock)
1977 – Graduate from university High School in Irvine  
- Finish at Saddleback
1979-81 – Working for Surfside Builders
- Graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Go Mustangs)
- Marry my college sweetheart, Kendall (smart move)
1987- We bought our first house in Irvine
- Started Flagship Builders
1991- Kaitlin Erin was born, Irvine High and  now a student at Sonoma State
1995- Madeline Shea born, Irvine High and future Boise State volleyball player
1995- Moved to our present home in Greentree (Irvine)
2010- 20 year anniversary of Flagship Builders
- Kendall and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary