it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a
meaningful life without meaningful work" - Jim Collins, Good to Great
Founded in 1998, Molinar Construction has developed a multi-faceted expertise in a broad range of industry market sectors including hospitality, restaurant, commercial, urban living, and religious facilities, and national retail and food service chains.
Molinar Construction has been on the forefront of delivering traditional construction methods and project information in a sophisticated and technological means. All of Molinar Construction projects are managed via a cloud-based management system allowing both clients and the extended project team of architects, consultants, and sub-contractors to access and execute project information and documents in real time and from a computer anywhere in the world.
Aaron J. Molinar
chief executive officer
Since its inception in 1998, Aaron has maintained a hands-on approach toward every facet of the company’s operations and strategic growth and leads a staff of nearly 50 employees. He frequently oversees complex projects in the pre-construction phases and works directly with developers during due diligence on acquisitions by providing and overseeing property condition assessments and the creation of schematic development budgets for developers.
Aaron serves on the board of directors for A4J, a non-profit organization that provides at-need middle school children with scholarships to four-year Christian high schools.
Chris A. Molinar
Chris Molinar began his career in construction in 1982 and has developed an expertise in nearly all phases of the construction process. As co-founder and president, Chris directly leads Molinar Construction’s internal construction teams and is responsible for the oversight of projects overall deliverability and success. Chris is RMO and holds the company’s licenses in all states including California, Hawaii, and Tennessee. Chris has supported and participated in several Christian missionary trips including trips to Kosovo and Albania assisting in the building of living environments in those countries.
Regional General Manager
David Pelbath joined the Molinar team in 2013 and he brought a different and unique skill set. His back round was in national retail logistics and that experience is proved to be very beneficial in coordinating and navigating through difficult construction projects. David takes a very hands on approach on his projects including oversight of OAC Meetings, RFI’s, Change Orders right through to close out and warranty issues should they arise. David has extensive commercial structural renovation experience and has successfully managed high profile projects including, but not limited to:
Credit Union of Southern California corporate office – Complete removal and replacement of entire brick facade of a fully occupied professional building.
Eight 80 – Renovation of 1,500 Occupied residential units and ancillary buildings in Irvine, California
Ritz Carlton – Renovation of residences in Lake Tahoe
Janell Adams joined our team in 2014 and brings over 18 years of construction and Project Management experience. Her project experience includes the renovation of the 23 Million Dollar Grand Naniloa Hotel – A Hilton by DoubleTree, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Grand Theatre, Citrix San Francisco Head Quarters, Lumosity Headquarters, and supported countless Tenant Improvement projects as a Project Accountant and Engineer.
Carly served as Project Engineer on the renovation of the Double Tree by Hilton in Hilo Hawaii for the duration of the project. Since then, she has relocated to San Diego where she has managed many tenant improvement projects throughout the county. Prior to entering the construction industry, Carly received her Real Estate license in Hawaii and her Bachelors Degree from Hawaii Pacific University.
Kelley Ross has spent her entire professional career in the construction industry and has as extensive and diverse background in many facets of construction within commercial and residential sectors. She is skilled in contract management, job cost project accounting, insurance administration as well as general coordination and project facilitation which spans more than 20+ years. Over her years in the industry she has been a key team player for projects specifically related to the religious sector for companies such as Harper Construction Company.
Assistant Project Manager
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Ben began his career as a project manager for a waterproofing/restoration contractor, where he managed multiple large projects in the Bay Area. He has since moved to San Diego and joined the Molinar team, assisting on the daily management and coordination of multiple commercial projects.