PPM Opens Office In Oakland To Service Northern California Clients
After more than twelve successful years serving the local architecture and design community in Southern California, I am thrilled to announce that we at PPM now offer our complete range of services in Northern California as well. As of August 1st, we have opened a permanent office in Oakland. Our As-Built survey crews are now accepting new projects in San Francisco, Marin County, Silicon Valley, Sacramento and beyond.
This expansion is a long time in the making. As a 3rd generation UC Berkeley graduate, I have long held a love for the Bay Area (don’t tell our LA clients but I am a huge SF Giants fan!), and often dreamed of opening a PPM office up there. PPM has been providing As-Built plans in Nor Cal, on a limited basis, for over 5 years – starting with our survey of over 30 (formerly) Long’s Drugstores in 2009. Ever since then we have received consistent inquiries, and even taken on over 100 Bay Area projects, whenever our workload and travel costs have allowed. But this was always an incomplete solution. What has been missing is an experienced PPM manager to lead our efforts in the Bay Area.
Enter Colin Maloney. Colin started working at PPM in March 2011, as an As-Built CAD drafter. Prior to that he completed over 3,000 residential AsBuilt field surveys for a company called MeasureComp. In January of this year, Colin informed me that he was moving with his girlfriend to the Bay Area, so that she could pursue a new job. I think we both knew immediately that this was the opportunity we were looking for. We starting making plans right away.
At PPM, Colin has distinguished himself as not only a talented As-Built surveyor, but as a confident leader. In addition to his field surveying and drafting responsibilities, Colin has developed our latest As-Built training program, trained 2 new surveyors, given client presentations, and most recently he was our residential Project Manager for the 6 months prior to his move north. In May, he let us know that his girlfriend was now his fiancé – they will be married in 2015. I am so excited for Colin as he begins the next phase of his life. His stated goal is to make PPM the best As-Built measuring company in Northern California – I wouldn’t bet against him.
Please contact PPM if you are anyone you know can benefit from our professional As-Built services in the Bay Area. Thanks for reading!