Sundt Adds Four in San Diego


Ferdinand Benito

Ferdinand Benito

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (January 7, 2019) – Sundt Construction, Inc. ( has added Ferdinand Benito, Martin O’Brien, Lamia Porter and Frank Vega to the company’s Building Group, California District’s San Diego office.

“Ferdinand, Martin, Lamia and Frank all bring a skillset that will help us as we continue to grow our office,” said Ryan Nessen, Sundt’s Vice President and San Diego Regional Director for the Building Group, California District. “With many projects underway or about to start in San Diego, all four will play a crucial role in our continued success.”

Martin O'Brien

Martin O’Brien

Benito joins Sundt as a quality control manager with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has successfully supervised and managed various multimillion-dollar construction projects in commercial, educational, mixed use, healthcare and government. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York in electromechanical engineering technology.

O’Brien rejoins the operations team in San Diego as senior project manager. With over 20 years of experience improving financial performance through estimating, designing, budgeting, reporting and strategic planning, O’Brien has knowledge of military, hospitality, office building and education market sectors. He holds a degree from West London Polytechnic, Hammersmith College of Building in London, England.

Lamia Porter

Lamia Porter

Porter will serve as an estimator for the company. She previously worked for companies in both Arizona and Texas in similar roles. Her market knowledge extends to commercial, healthcare and multifamily projects. Porter has previous experience in concrete estimation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Montana Tech University in Butte, Montana.

Vega brings over 14 years of experience in construction cost estimating and quantity surveying. Prior to working in estimating, Vega started his career as a Navy Seabee and spent time in the field as a lead carpenter in concrete forming and framing. He has market experience in commercial, hospitality, government, healthcare, education technology and industrial projects.

Frank Vega

Frank Vega

Sundt has over 70 years of diverse project experience throughout the state of California and nearly 130 years throughout the US. The company just broke ground on the San Diego International Airport Support Facilities project. The company has offices in San Diego, Irvine and Sacramento.


About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 129-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is owned entirely by its 2,000 employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in 13 major trades. Half of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 65th largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.






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