Partnerships that Last

Building Ventura 

Who We Are

Project Executive Dennis Kuykendall is best in class in school construction

When it comes to building schools and managing district programs, Project Executive Dennis Kuykendall, “aces it” each and every time. With his 25-plus years in construction, Dennis is deeply entrenched within local school communities located along California’s southernmost Central Coast. In fact, he has developed trusted advisor relationships with over 25-percent of all Ventura County School Districts.


Search Dog Foundation National Training Center

The dogs and first responders being trained at this state-of-the-art facility are jumping into action when disaster strikes. We are proud to have helped build the facility, which is the first stop of many heroic journeys.

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Rio School District K-8 S.T.E.A.M. Academy

This is the Rio School District’s first fully designed Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) school. The 78,000-square-foot academy includes classrooms with S.T.E.A.M. centers, a library, administration, and multi-purpose facilities.

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Our Leadership

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Brian Cahill

President, California

Relentless Ally since 1993

A 40-year construction industry veteran, Brian Cahill joined Balfour Beatty in 1993 when it was known as Barnhart, Inc. in San Diego, California. In 2015, Brian was promoted to his current position as president of California, overseeing operations and business acquisitions throughout California and Arizona.

Throughout his career, Brian’s leadership skills and industry expertise have been acknowledged through several avenues including recently being named one of San Diego’s 500 Most Influential Leaders by the San Diego Business Journal for his leadership, dedication to our Zero Harm safety culture and continuous commitment to the communities where we build. He has also co-authored a book, Humanizing the Education Machine, which explores the many challenges facing public education today.

Brian is a Certified Construction Manager and a LEED® Accredited Professional: he holds a degree in aviation science from San Diego Mesa College and attended San Diego State University. He is also a certified flight instructor and served for five years in the U.S. Navy as a deep-sea diver, having graduated from the U.S. Navy Deep Sea Diver School in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

In his free time, Brian is active on several Boards including Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. He enjoys anything aviation related including flying the backcountry airstrips in Idaho and Montana and training his two Labrador retrievers.

Contact Us

300 E. Esplanade Drive, #1120
Oxnard, CA 93036


License No. 979126

General Information

John Bernardy, CCM, EVP, Business Unit Leader
Dennis Kuykendall, Project Executive