Starrett News

April 24, 2015


Starrett Construction Incorporated Launches Rebrand: New Look, Same Great Company


EL CAJON, CA, APRIL 24, 2015 -  Starrett Construction Incorporated, a General Contractor specializing in a wide range of commercial and residential construction announced today it has undergone a company rebrand, which includes a new company logo and website.

“When we began moving forward with the rebrand, it was important our original company identity was not lost,” said Carl Starrett, Founder of Starrett Construction. “It’s our goal to move Starrett Construction into the next generation of contracting while maintaining the connections and relationships we have built in the process.”

Starrett Construction offers Pre-Construction, Construction Management, Design-Build, General Contracting, LEED and Building Information Modeling services. The company’s new website will offer information for clients, subcontractors and prospective employees.

“We’re extremely happy with the outcome of our rebranding efforts,” Chris Pichardo, President of Starrett Construction stated.  “The new look is strong, modern, clean and distinctive. It’s the perfect complement to the quality and capabilities of Starrett Construction.”

The Starrett Construction rebranding process started in November of 2014 and took more than 6 months of careful planning.

“We’ve been working diligently over the past 18-years to become the financially stable and respected contractor we are today,” said Lisa Gosnell, Executive Vice President and Controller of Starrett Construction.  “Particular attention in the new design honors the legacy earned by Carl Starrett and our portfolio of projects which is built from over 90% repeat clients.”  Gosnell has been with Starrett Construction since the beginning and played an integral role in bridging the history of Starrett to the strategic vision of the organization.


April 24, 2015


Starrett Construction Names New Executive Team


EL CAJON, CA, APRIL 24, 2015 -  Starrett Construction Incorporated, a General Contractor specializing in a wide range of commercial and residential construction announced today it has promoted within to name Chris Pichardo as the company’s President and Lisa Gosnell as the company’s Executive Vice President/Controller.


“This is a milestone in the evolution of Starrett Construction,” said Carl Starrett, Founder of Starrett Construction. “This executive leadership transition plan will ensure excellent company management for years to come. Chris and Lisa’s strategic vision and understanding of our business will provide great value to the future of Starrett and all of our customers.”

With a Construction Management Degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and 18 years of experience working with some of San Diego’s largest general contractors, Chris Pichardo has worked for Starrett Construction since 2010 and was promoted to President of Starrett Construction in January of 2015.  “To follow in the footsteps of Carl Starrett is both humbling and challenging,” said Pichardo. “My training since an intern in college has been by established, seasoned BUILDERS in our industry.  Carl is one of those builders and has been an outstanding leader and mentor to me.”  Starrett’s very large and diverse resume combined with Pichardo’s range of commercial, industrial, medical, hospitality, entertainment and custom residential experience create an operational synergy for the company.

Lisa Gosnell, an employee of Starrett Construction since its inception, has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry dating back to R.E. Hazard Jr. where she and Carl Starrett worked together in 1985.  “Carl’s passion for quality construction has earned Starrett a strong name in the industry,” said Gosnell.  “Good teamwork has always been at the heart of Starrett’s consistent delivery of quality work. With our senior leadership team squarely in place, we reaffirm our commitment to excellence for current and future clients.”

Well known architecture and engineering firms as well as developers, building owners and public jurisdictions contribute to the very large network of resources that Pichardo and Gosnell bring to the Starrett portfolio.  Working together to build some of San Diego’s finest projects are at the heart of the Starrett vision.

May 28, 2015


Starrett Construction is proud to support the Corks for Critters Fundraiser for the Helen Woodward Animal Center




March 15, 2015


Starrett Construction Participates in the Helen Woodward Puppy Love 5k


On Sunday, March 15, Starrett joined nearly 900 paw-some animal lovers at the Helen Woodward 6th Annual Puppy Love 5K.  Participants took on and conquered the hills and canyons, all for the best cause: the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center that save thousands of animal lives and impact so many families in our community!





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