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Company Introduction
Services Overview
Team Profile
Awards & Accolades
Client Perspective

Gary Lohman

Gary Lohman studied architecture and physics in college and began working at an architecture firm in Hawaii in the early 1970’s. During his college years Gary worked in the concrete and masonry trades on luxury homes. Gary went on as a project manager building high-rise condominiums, before relocating to the desert in 1976 as a project manager for commercial construction. Gary was a project manager for the Vintage Club in Indian Wells between 1981-1986 overseeing site-development, clubhouse construction, the tennis club, and infrastructure. Gary built custom homes within the Vintage Club from 1986-1991. He holds a California General Contractor’s license and is the RMO for Andrew Pierce Corporation.
Tad Smyth

Tad Smyth graduated from University of Southern California in 1979 and received his Masters in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 198. He began work for Smith Barney Harris Upham in New York City before returning to real estate in 1986 to work for Berkus Group Architects in Santa Barbara. He has been involved in many aspects of real estate ownership, development, management, and sales including; multi-tenant residential, hotel, office, commercial, storage, and resort projects. In addition to being a principal in Andrew Pierce Corporation, he serves on the board of directors of Lanoga Corporation, a Seattle based owner of retail lumber and construction supply yards; and InfoGenesis, a Santa Barbara based point of sale software company. He holds a California Real Estate Broker’s license.
Doug Ferguson

Doug has been the Controller of Andrew Pierce Corporation since 1995. He is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a BS degree in Accounting. His work experience consists of 4 years in public accounting, 4 years with a small handicraft manufacturer, and 14 years in commercial real estate development, leasing and property management. He has been a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and is currently a member of Desert Hospitality Accountants Association. He has held director positions in each organization.
Dave Muth
Project Manager

After working as a draftsman for an architectural firm and attending college for two years, Dave Muth joined the Chicago District Council of Carpenters. During his 16-year tenure as a journeyman carpenter, 9 of those were spent running his own firm specializing in the installation of finish carpentry and architectural millwork.

In 2002, Dave and his family relocated to the Coachella Valley. Shortly after moving to the Desert, Dave met Gary Lohman and was impressed that he also shared his passion for design excellence and the desire to execute it to perfection. Recognizing this, Gary created a project management position for Dave at the Andrew Pierce Corporation.

In this capacity, Dave is responsible for the coordination of plans through the permitting process, budgeting, value engineering, and contract negotiation, the oversight of construction managers as well as quality control.

Dave has a very good design sense and a vast technical knowledge and is able to execute them both simultaneously in harmony. He has very good people skills and is able to communicate effectively with homeowners, consultants and tradesmen to achieve the desired goal.

Custom homebuilding requires the ability to identify and resolve problems quickly and efficiently; Dave rises to this occasion and welcomes the challenges that they bring. He looks forward to bringing your dream to reality.
Nate Rucker
Project Manager

Nate Rucker started in the building industry at the age of 16 working in the construction trades. Upon high school graduation he worked as a finish carpenter and as an electrician for four years in the Coachella Valley.

He moved to Utah and continued working in the trades while he attended the Construction Management program at Utah Valley University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management in addition to his 10 years of field experience before joining the Andrew Pierce Corporation as a superintendent and project manager in 2007.

Nate has a great ability to visualize the end product and has the experience to know how to get results. Nate says he joined APC because he shares the same commitment to quality work.
Andrew Pierce Corporation / 44835 Deep Canyon Road / Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.346.3228 / / copyright 2009