About West Builders                        


Core Culture




Todd Whitlock and Bill Hughes are jointly responsible for corporate management and each of the four additional company officers that work with them on a daily basis, have done so for well over a decade. The company prides itself on its engineering knowledge throughout the team and on its thorough and efficient project management and documentation systems. From estimating, scheduling, project documentation to LEED Certification and Timberline Accounting procedures, the following people manage our Company and represent just a sampling of the strong group of professionals with deep expertise and experience across all of these areas that work at West Builders.


Northern California

Todd Whitlock is WEST Builders’ Chief Executive Officer and co-founded the company in 2003. Mr. Whitlock began his career in 1986 at Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. where he spent over fifteen years and rose to the position of Senior Vice President. He held a corporate executive management position beginning in 1990 and was involved in overall company steering and management. In the three years prior to founding WEST, he was one of three corporate executives sharing direct responsibility for the nine operating divisions of a $300M design-build engineering firm. Mr. Whitlock graduated from UC Berkeley and holds the DBIA designation from the Design-Build Institute of America.


Bill Hughes is WEST Builders' President and cofounded the company in 2003. Mr. Hughes has over two decades of field experience and is a "career project manager". He is widely regarded as an expert at building projects that require demanding schedules, complicated logistics, delicate public relations and complex construction solutions. His diverse hands on project experience has been developed primarily on "at risk" design-build projects.

Ricardo Zamorano has over sixteen years of construction experience from large scale commercial office, residential, and mixed-use projects to small tenant improvement (TI's) projects. Ricardo has managed these projects at each level of the construction process from the field to the corporate level. As Vice President, he continues to estimate and manage project pre-construction, construction, and post-construction. Prior to joining WEST, Ricardo was Senior Project Engineer with a large national design-build firm. Ricardo holds a Civil Engineering degree from the California Polytechnic University.

Michael Beckler has over twenty five years of construction experience ranging from high- rise, mixed-use, advanced tech, medical, multi-residential, structural building enhancements, office tenant improvements, civil/site infrastructure and retail. As Vice President of the Northern California Division he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of projects from marketing, estimating, design, contract negotiations, and managing construction teams. Prior to joining WEST, Michael was the Senior Vice President of a major design build mechanical company. His responsibilities included the managing of four area divisions and overseeing all project management teams.


Todd Whyte is West Builders’ Chief Financial Officer and joined the firm in 2008.  He is responsible for the financial reporting and controls within the company and works extensively with the partners on the company forecast, HR and Insurance issues. Mr. Whyte has over two decades of experience in the Real Estate industry and before joining West he worked for some of the most well known and respected property management and asset management firms in the industry.   He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Southern California

Noyan Uras leads the Southern California office as VP and Regional Manager, overseeing business development, contract structuring and deal negotiations. He has over 12 years of construction and design-build experience with a background in structural engineering. Having managed approximately $450MM worth of construction projects in the Los Angeles area, his prime focus is in commercial and residential multi-family and mixed-use projects. In recent years, he has added distressed (incomplete) multi- family, commercial property assessment and completion services to WEST Builders business portfolio. Noyan holds a BA in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and MA in Construction Management from University of Southern California. In addition he is a green enthusiast and a LEED Accredited Professional with focus on Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C).

Mark Temple is Vice President and Operations Manager for the Southern California office responsible for the operations of both the office and jobsites in the region by coordinating staffing, safety programs, jobsite setup, project close-out and contributes to the business development side with support on scheduling, site planning and preconstruction assessments. He has worked in California for over 14 years with experience in multi-family residential, mixed-use commercial projects, high-rise, medical (OSHPD), parking structures and TI build-outs. With 5 years working in Northern California and 9+ years working in the Los Angeles area, Mark has worked on and managed over $350 million worth of construction projects and has a diverse background and experience in many types of construction projects. Mark has a degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Management from the University of Michigan.