Pankow Builders Promotes JR Gunter to Vice President of Operational Planning

Pasadena, California (January 7, 2019) – Pankow is pleased to announce the promotion of JR Gunter, to Vice President of Operational Planning for Pankow Builders. Pankow has over half a century of continuous presence in the Los Angeles and Bay Area regions.

In this role, JR will enhance synergies amongst Preconstruction Planning, MEP Coordination, Safety, Virtual Design and Construction, Lean and Quality to bring complete efficiency to the forefront of the project. JR will provide leadership for full and early collaboration as well as ensure continuous flow of information sharing between Preconstruction and Operations to realize efficiencies and cost savings in constructability.

“JR has provided meaningful leadership and a commitment to operational excellence on three pressure-filled projects in the Ford Theatre and the Edition Hotel in Hollywood and the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building. His ability to listen and establish trusting relationships will greatly enhance and streamline the way we set our projects to support client success,” says Dave Eichten, Chief Operation Officer.

JR joined Pankow in 2014 with nearly 30 years of experience in the industry and decades of knowledge as the former CEO/President of the modular company, GV Modular Construction. He brings to Pankow a passion for seeing waste, eliminating waste and continuously improving. As Pankow’s Director of Lean, JR played a critical role leading the company towards the achievement of its Lean goals, helping the company advance and embrace Lean tools and concepts such as Last Planner and Pull Scheduling. He tirelessly travels the state on behalf of Pankow to collaborate with project teams and aid in their journey of all things Lean. JR partners with clients, project teams, subcontractors and trades people in the field to help them improve their projects.

About Pankow
Since 1963, Pankow has benefited clients through creative problem-solving, engineering expertise and construction innovation. Pioneers of design-build and integrated project delivery, Pankow provides design-build, design-assist, general contracting and tenant improvement services. Pankow specializes in complex projects and work in occupied facilities on a diverse range of markets and building types. The company adds value to project teams with their expertise in design management, sustainable design and construction, virtual design and construction and lean construction practices. Pankow has over half a century of continuous presence in the Los Angeles and Bay Area regions. Notable projects include the Metropolis Residential Tower in Downtown LA, the San Francisco Public Safety Building and the CPMC Van Ness Medical Office Building in San Francisco. For more information, please visit

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