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 Expert  725102

Expert in All Construction Related Issues: Defects, Standards of Care, Water Intrusion, Cost to Remedy

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's expertise in construction dating to 1976 has afforded him the ability to successfully testify competently and factually in many arbitration's since 1996. His abilities to sift through discovery documents in combination with his review of the completed project and combine the physical characteristics with the stated claims result in favorable arbitration settlements thereby avoiding costly and time consuming court trials.

In a specific case Expert illustrated to the judge that the claims involving faulty building components , the contractor, were erroneous and in fact they had not installed a single faulty building component during the course of his contracted work. As a result of careful analysis of photo's provided by opposing councils expert and review of job, purchase and contract logs provided by defendant Expert clearly illustrated that the faults resulted from unaffiliated workers and, in several circumstances, the claims were simply unsubstantiated.

Expert has a pedigree in building construction in the Southern California area dating to 1921. Expert's grandfather and father both are noted Architects and builders and he began his own career in construction in 1976 and founded Expert's Firm 1984.

Expert's expertise in construction includes commercial, industrial, manufacturing, institutional, all aspects of residential, and period authentic renovations.

In determining material damages related to faulty work or poor scheduling it is a prerequisite to have the many years of construction cost estimating that Expert possesses.

Harold, as a contracted builder, acted in a dual capacity on behalf of his industrial and manufacturing clientele to oversee construction project management on multi year multi phased projects involving the need to coordinate complex relocations of personnel and processes. In concert with facility representatives, subcontractors and materialsmen he has performed and managed critical path methods as well as budgets and forecasts that enabled the manufacturer to make seamless transitions from aged facilities to new facilities.

Expert has been a licensed general contractor since 1990 and has testified in construction and real estate related issues since 1997. Within his organization he has available the expertise of an Architect, Structural Engineer, retired building inspector, professional home inspector, and myriad licensed trade contractors.

For the last decade Expert has been focused on old house construction. These endeavors have provided great insight into residential construction techniques in the Southern California region spanning more than 100 years. In performing interface work between the old and the new he has had the opportunity to observe and correct failures and shortcomings in the building process. This has greatly contributed to his testimony and fact finding abilities.




arbitration testimony


insurance arbitration


forensic construction


construction contract


construction claim


construction deficiency


building component


gypsum board


defective construction


defect analysis


construction defect


building construction


residential building construction


private construction


finishing material


commercial construction


professional construction


pilot plant construction


industrial plant construction


construction cost estimation


construction cost


construction project management


construction schedule


general contracting



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   High School   College Preparatory   Flintridge Preparatory School  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1984 to







Expert is President of a design build corporation specializing in projects ranging from commercial, industrial, manufacturing & food processing to quality residential work including new, remodel, renovation & additions on period home in the Pasadena, California region.

Expert has conducted construction forensics since 1996

1981 to 1984


P.H. Cox General Construction




Superintendent/Project Manager


Project Manager for large commercial/industrial builder

1980 to 1981


Westerner Resort Hotel



Facilities Engineer


Facilities Engineer with oversight for restoration of aging facilities and suites.

1978 to 1980


Ross Industries



Installation/Service Manager


Western Region Installation and Service Manager. Specialized in high production meat packing and processing facilities and production equipment.

1977 to 1978


Beverly Pacific Corp.



Electrician/Fluid Power Specialist


Electrician, fluid power specialist, steel fabricator, installation technician for commercial refrigeration and sterilizing equipment manufacturer. Union.

1976 to 1977


Tri Corporation





Structural steel erector, fabricator, electrician, fluid powers technician, and draftsman for a design/build company specializing in high-volume material handling and processing equipment.

Career Accomplishments:

Personal license #591704 Corporate license #468118

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1996 to   Altadena Town Council   Vice Chair   Surrogate for Chair. Assemble and manage Subcommittees and communication
2012 to   San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and vector Control District   Trustee   Oversee management and budget for District as Trustee representing Los Angeles County

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Construction chemicals expert to participate in a roundtable discussion.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Case History & Testimony for Expert as of 10/20/2012: Deposition-15 Mediation-14 Designated expert-24 Arbitration-7 Consultation/Analysis-All Testimony bench-3 Total cases: 42 Plaintiff: 21 Defense: 21

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Metallurgist corrosion for consulting on Pipeline Corrosion.
  • Expert in survey reading & interpretation for consulting on property damage inspection, structural engineering, litigation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Ongoing seminar attendance of Pasadena Bar Association forums and seminars

Other Skills and Services

A third generation California builder providing all aspects of construction expertise necessary to advance a case for Plaintiff/Defendant; Property Owner/Contractor; Insurance Defense or Subrogation. Expert's expertise as a general contractor and forensic expert is augmented by the many specialists he works with and the cases he's encountered. Investigation as to the veracity of claims leads to a preliminary report, photo narrative, document analysis, compilation of details in lay terms as well as issue specific citations and 'as needed' engagement of experts versed in the specifics of trade claims. Mock ups/models, diagrams/drawings all lead to the final report for presentation to opposing counsel to compel settlement. Well versed in Deposition/ Mediation/Arbitration/Testimony Expert lends prefiling support in affirming or refuting the veracity of issues. Capable, concise, comprehensible: Expert endeavors to fully satisfy the needs of both counsel and client where the often obscure facts support their positions.


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