OUR TEAM

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THE PEOPLE BEHIND OUR SUCCESS

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Our team consists of seasoned professionals with years of experience in the construction industry. We are more than just a group of individuals; we are a family united by a common passion for excellence in framing. Together, we strive to provide exceptional service and exceptional results for every project we undertake.

GERRY RODARTE

Armando Rodarte

SEAN HATCH

JOHN AMBROSE

FABIAN ORTIZ

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We are seeking highly talented individuals who are eager to contribute their expertise and be part of a collaborative and innovative team. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects that push the boundaries of what is possible in construction.

Principal / General Superintendent

GERRY RODARTE

Gerry Rodarte, Principal/General Superintendent of Advanced Framing Structures and Premier Steel Structures. With over 40 years of construction experience, Gerry has worked his way up from being a laborer to establishing himself as a prominent figure in the industry. Gerry initially started as a laborer in Baldwin Park in 1981 with the sole purpose of supporting his family.

Throughout his career, Gerry has gained valuable expertise in various roles such as carpenter, foreman, superintendent, and general superintendent. He possesses a deep understanding of the entire construction process and excels in coordinating materials, equipment, and manpower to ensure projects are completed on time. Gerry’s work ethic is fueled by his core values of hard work, dedication, helping others, and respect.

Within the workplace, Gerry loves working with people, delivering successful projects, and passing on his extensive knowledge to others. He takes pride in his ability to mentor and guide individuals, by sharing the valuable lessons he has learned over the years. His goal is to create a lasting legacy in the industry, leaving a positive impact on future generations.

Outside of work, Gerry enjoys exploring new places and capturing memories through his lens. Spending quality time with family and embarking on relaxing boat trips also holds a special place in Gerry’s heart.

PRESIDENT

ARMANDO RODARTE

Armando Rodarte is the President of Advanced Framing Structures and Premier Steel Structures, leading companies in the field of advanced framing and steel structures. With extensive experience in the industry, Armando began his career in 2008 as a Project Engineer for a General Contractor. Over the past 13 years, he has served as the President of AFS, and for the past 6 years, he has also taken on the role of President at PSS.

As President, Armando is responsible for ensuring the success of both the employees and customers of AFS and PSS. His leadership is driven by a set of core values that guide his decision-making. Caring is one of these values, as he believes in having empathy and seeing each situation through the perspective of others. Continuous improvement is also important to Armando, as he is always listening and learning, aiming to enhance his knowledge and skills. Another key value for him is customer service, where he focuses on providing innovative solutions to any challenges that may arise. Collaboration is another pillar of Armando’s leadership style, recognizing that teamwork is essential for achieving great things.

At AFS and PSS, Armando enjoys setting the pace of the organization and making a positive difference in the lives of others. Outside of work, he cherishes spending time with his beautiful wife and two babies. Armando also prioritizes regular exercise and is constantly envisioning the future, seeking new opportunities and advancements in the industry.

Principal / VP of Sales and Estimating

sean hatch

Sean Hatch is the Principal/VP of Sales and Estimating at Advanced Framing Structures and Premier Steel Structures. With over 25 years of experience in the Rough Carpentry Industry plus 10 years in the Structural Steel Industry, Sean’s journey in construction began at a young age. Initially, he took on construction jobs to support his college education, without realizing that it would shape his entire career.

At AFS and PSS, Sean oversees various departments, including Sales, Estimating, Business Development, and Marketing. He upholds the company’s core values known as the 4 C’s – Collaboration, Caring, Continuous Improvement, and Customer Service – as crucial guiding principles. These values are the foundation of his work ethic and greatly influence the overall success of the company.

Sean finds immense satisfaction in teaching and coaching others, particularly when working with partners to bring projects to fruition. He thrives on finding innovative solutions to construction challenges, aiding in the seamless progression of projects.

Outside of work, Sean devotes his rest days to his family, cherishing quality time with them. He enjoys exploring new places, indulging in his passion for golfing, and finding tranquility while fishing. 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

JOHN AMBROSE

John Ambrose is the Chief Financial Officer at Advanced Framing Structures and Premier Steel Structures. He has over 22 years of experience in Accounting, with a specific focus on Construction Accounting for the past 13 years. In 2010, he relocated to Southern California and initially worked as an abatement subcontractor in North Hollywood.

In his role as CFO, John is responsible for overseeing all financial management for the companies. This includes handling legal matters, managing IT infrastructure, insurance and benefits, banking and investing, real estate, and shareholder reports. He is dedicated to continuous improvement for himself and the company, as well as supporting the teams and customers.

John enjoys using financial data to drive strategic growth for the companies. He reviews various financial aspects on a daily basis, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash, and project financials. He collaborates with an excellent Accounting team, industry-leading Project Managers, and a highly skilled leadership team.

Outside of work, John values spending quality time with his family. He enjoys skiing during the winter months and traveling with his wife and teenage kids. He also likes tinkering with cars and occasionally taking on home improvement projects.

Operations Manager

FABIAN ORTIZ

Fabian Ortiz is an experienced professional with a strong background in construction and operations management. At the age of 16, Fabian was introduced to the construction industry by his father, a seasoned foreman. This early exposure allowed Fabian to not only earn money but also gain valuable insights into the inner workings of job sites.

Working summers in construction proved to be physically demanding, but the sense of accomplishment that came with completing each task fueled Fabian’s passion for the field. He learned the importance of teamwork, perseverance, and attention to detail, which became the foundation of his work ethic.

Driven by curiosity and a desire to explore the construction industry further, Fabian’s journey as a 16-year-old laid the groundwork for his future endeavors. His experiences instilled in him a deep respect for the dedication and skill required to complete projects, as well as a passion for craftsmanship.

With over 5 years of experience as an Operations Manager, Fabian has honed his skills in various areas critical to successful project management. These include strategic planning, budgeting and financial management, process improvement, and risk management. Fabian excels in developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve organizational goals and objectives. He is adept at creating budgets, monitoring expenses, and ensuring efficient resource allocation. His expertise in identifying areas for process improvement has led to enhanced operational efficiency.

As an expert in risk management, Fabian is instrumental in implementing safety protocols, ensuring regulatory compliance, and creating contingency plans to minimize disruptions to operations. He is responsible for project completion, budgets, cost control, customer satisfaction, field management, and field safety.

Fabian is always motivated to improve and continuously strives to provide a level of service to customers that surpasses that of other subcontractors. He values the well-being of his team and is committed to taking care of the people around him.

Outside of work, Fabian enjoys participating in Spartan Races during his time off. These exhilarating challenges not only test his physical endurance but also serve as opportunities for personal growth.

With his extensive experience and unwavering dedication, Fabian Ortiz is a valuable asset to the Advanced Framing Structures team, ensuring successful project execution and delivering exceptional results.