2016 Construction Hall of Fame Inductees

John Barella, A long-time construction industry leader in the region, John Barella was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of North Bay Construction, Inc., a General Engineering construction company established in 1976. North Bay Construction was regarded as one of the premier construction companies in Northern California specializing in grading, paving, and underground utility construction, with annual revenues in excess of $100 million. North Bay Construction, Inc. was sold to Ghilotti Construction Company in 2010. John serves on the Board of Directors for GCC and he continues to stay active in the community.

Al Nelson Born and raised in Sebastopol, Al Nelson enjoyed a long and distinguished career in construction in the North Bay. After graduating from College and working in the Bay Area, Al moved to Santa Rosa in 1962 to become a builder and land developer with Wikiup Development until 1972. He was then hired by Feature Homes, Inc. as V.P. of development and construction for five years. In 1977, Al was hired by Condiotti Enterprises and served as V.P. from 1977-1992. He retired that year, but continued as a consultant until 1995. In addition to numerous local civic accomplishments, he served as President of the North Coast Builders Exchange in 1987.

Past Construction Hall of Fame Inductees

2015 Gene Amato, Richard Schieberl, Jim Brecht (posthumous), Rich Peterson (posthumous)

2014 Todd Cowan, Gene Karas, Guenter Meiburg, Bill Simpson (posthumous)

2013 George Cinquini, Bill Dowd, John Lowry

2012 Doug Crane, Tom LeDuc, Len Silva

2011 Joe Cox, Jerry Eddinger, Don Roberts

2010 Jere Giblin, Jim Morris, Jim Westrich, Elie Destruel (posthumous)

2009 Leroy Carlenzoli ,Dave Koch, Ralph Locke, John Ramatici (posthumous)

2008 Richard Ghilotti, Joe Keith, Sid Lipton, Don Morton

2007 Richard Carlile, Charlotte Franklin, Lawrence Simons

2006 Sid Behler, George Drady, Jim Pacatte, Max Cerini (posthumous)

2005 Jack Macy, Wendell Nordby, Ben Oretsky, Clyde Smith (posthumous)

2004 Cass Bly, Dick Colombini, Dusty Destruel, Frank Crane (posthumous)

2003 Dick Caletti, Marv Soiland, Paul Wright, Jim Ghilotti (posthumous)

2002 Silas Boden, Dick Dowd, Roger Hermsmeyer

2001 Art Condiotti, Hugh Codding , Benny Friedman