About Us

Building the Future

Since 1997, Starrett Construction, Inc. has earned an exceptional reputation that is built on a history of quality construction work, outstanding client service, and a passion for creating beautiful, well-built buildings. With a proven track record and continued commitment to excellence, Starrett’s client and partner relationships are built on communication and trust, with an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. 

Let’s build something beautiful together! Call us today.

Honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and accountability are all key ingredients that allow us to exceed client expectations.

Starrett Construction, Inc. has a wide range of commercial and residential expertise.

Our experience includes the successful completion of car dealerships, commercial offices, financial institutions, retail and tenant improvements. We have grown consistently throughout our twenty plus years in the construction industry and have worked with high-level clients including Helen Woodward, City National Bank, and San Diego County Credit Union. 

As a result of our experience, we have been able to amass a wide subcontractor base, which enables us to provide quality workmanship at a competitive cost. We are proud of our portfolio, which is built from over 90% repeat clients. We are consistently chosen by previous clients because we deliver. We have an outstanding performance history and a solid reputation for completing projects ahead of schedule and below budget.

We are committed to excellence from concept to completion!

Executive Team

Chris Pichardo

Company President (Co-Owner)
Chris has more than 20 years experience in the construction industry. Graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Construction Management, he always knew he wanted to work in construction. Chris has been with Starrett Construction since 2009, taking co-ownership in 2015. Prior, he worked as a consultant for various construction companies. Born and raised in San Diego, he is a proud father of two boys and when he isn’t working, he enjoys being active and relaxing with friends.

Karen Lizarraga

Project Coordinator/Engineer
Karen started working with Starrett Construction in 2005. She works primarily with subcontractors, preparing and tracking subcontracts, change orders, insurance and monthly progress billings; she also helps with estimating and sends out the bid invitations and organizes the bids as they come in. Karen is married and spends most of her free time with her husband and two daughters.

Andrew Darnelle

Field Superintendent
Andrew lives in Alpine with his wife Lindsay, and 2 children, Jake (3) and Olivia (2).  Andrew has previous experience in construction running his own small business as a GC.  He has also worked as a cable installer, general manager, and is, pretty much, a jack-of-all trades.  Andrew has been working side by side with Scott at CNB UTC 7th floor and is currently working at Pasha Residence completing punch list items.  In his free time, Andrew likes spending his time with his family in Lake Havasu.

Lisa Gosnell

Executive Vice President (Co-Owner)
Lisa has handled many roles in her 30+ years in the industry, including Controller, Project Engineer, Project Manager and Project Administrator. She completed the Construction Practices Certificate program at SDSU in 1999. She has been with Starrett since 1999, taking co-ownership in 2015. In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and relaxing by the lake with her family.

Carl Starrett

Company Founder/Advisor
Carl founded Starrett Construction in 1997, and since selling the company in 2015, has taken on the role of Senior Advisor. With over 50 years in the construction industry, he utilizes his experience to nurture ongoing relationships with some of Starrett Construction’s long-standing clients.  Carl also makes himself available to consult on construction challenges, pre-construction efforts and corporate strategies and growth.

Troy LaCoursiere

Project Manager
Troy completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management at Cal Poly in 1998. Troy has spent the past 20 years working all phases of construction, from budgeting conceptual designs and estimating, to management of field activities, project execution and completion.  Troy will be working in the office estimating and managing projects, starting with Frazier Farms Market and SDCCU Yorba Linda. Troy and his wife, Saliha have two amazing and energetic boys, Ezra (11) and Asher (8). Troy is a big sports fan and loves rooting for his San Francisco 49ers.

Scott Troncone

Project Manager/Estimator
Scott joined the Starrett team in 2009. He received his degree in Construction Engineering from San Diego State University. In addition, he has also worked as a Project Engineer and Superintendent. Previously, Scott honorably served active duty in the United States Coast Guard for 8 years. A San Diego native, Scott has two young boys and a dog named Lucy.

Carl H. Starrett II

Corporate Counsel
Carl H. Starrett II has been the attorney for Starrett Construction, Inc. since it was founded in 1997. In addition to his background in construction law, Carl Jr. maintains his own law practice where he handles a wide variety of matters, including bankruptcy, business law, and civil litigation.

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Starrett Advantages

  • Starrett Construction is a financially stable builder in Southern California with a strong bonding capacity and A+ Superior Rating.
  • 90% of our work comes from satisfied, repeat clients.
  • Safety is paramount at Starrett Construction – incident rate is lower than the industry average.
  • Our people are our primary asset – Starrett employs highly experienced qualified construction professionals with extensive experience and expertise.
  • Zero litigation with any Owner or Architect on any of our projects.
  • Most cost efficient services that provide high level of quality and expedited schedules.
  • Lower general conditions and operating costs than our competitors.

Community Involvement

Supporting the communities in which we work and live is important to Starrett Construction. Besides contributions to many of our clients, the Starrett team contributes to the following organizations:

New Construction

Site & Civil


Animal Care
Food & Beverage


Custom Homes
Multi Family

How Can We Help?

Starrett Construction, Inc. offers a variety of construction services to accommodate any project and any size. For more information, please fill out our form, or feel free to call us directly. We look forward to hearing from you.

3077 North Park Way
Suite 107
San Diego, CA  92104