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Kelly Kolander

Executive Vice-President, Peterson Technology & Services Group

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Kelly grew up in California's Central Valley and graduated from Fresno State with a BS in Heavy Civil Construction. He started his career in the heavy construction field while in college, working for a small contractor in Fresno. He worked in the shop, operated equipment, and was a laborer and grade checker during school and summers. After graduation, he started as an estimator then moved to the field as a project engineer and project manager. 

Kelly started at OC Jones and Sons in 1987 as an Estimator, then moved to field operations as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Area Manager. He became Operations Manager in 1994, and added the Equipment department in 1996, where he was responsible for all construction projects and the equipment department. He became an owner in 1999 and served as President and CEO from January 2006 until late 2015. Prior to joining Peterson, Kelly provided consulting services to Bay Area contractors as well as doing work for Peterson Power Systems. He is well-known in the Bay Area construction industry and has been a valued Peterson customer for many years. He knows us well and will be able to provide a customer's perspective to this venture. Kelly and his wife, Charlotte, have been married for 28 years and have four children.