Optimus Construction Inc., Glendale, California
In 2007 Mr. Boysen started Optimus Construction Inc., a general contracting company that specializes in developing quality affordable housing. These projects include multi-family and senior apartments. In the general contracting roll Optimus provides: hiring knowledge of industry and process, meeting and exceeding expectations; foresee the unforeseeable; assurance of value; continuous and active communication with project participants; and balancing the Owners interest with the project interest.
Building Solutions, Inc., Glendale, California
In 2000, Mr. Boysen established this firm to assist owners, developers and institutions to better manage their projects. The company provides a varied list of construction and entitlement related services including due diligence programs, project and feasibility analyses, cost estimating and project pro forma, asset management, field inspections and reports, funding control services, value engineering, construction documentation review, contractor negotiations and selection, project scheduling, construction management, systems and operations evaluations, loss prevention programs and competitive bidding programs. Clients include cities, churches, private developers and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Acting in the capacity of Construction Managers / General Contractors the firm has managed and/or built commercial, multi-family, production housing, condominiums and custom residential projects. These projects include market rate as well as subsidized projects, rental and senior housing projects.
VICE PRESIDENT – PARTNER
BMC, Inc., Toluca Lake, California
Joined BMC as a Vice President in the fall of 1997. Primary responsibilities included the project management of specific projects, contract administration for all projects, new business development, and the day to day management of the cash flow for the corporation. Acting as the Prime General Contractor BMC completed many projects during this period. Some of the projects Mr. Boysen was specifically in charge of were a 10,000 S.F., 7.5 million dollar custom home in Beverly Hills, CA, the rehabilitation of over 800 existing apartment units, located on seven separate sites, including the construction of new community centers with a total contract value of in excess of 10 million dollars, and a 15 unit condominium in Pasadena, CA, consisting of one layer of subterranean parking, one on-grade level of parking, and four floors of residential, project sales exceeded 6 million dollars.
CONSTRUCTION PLANNING & MANAGEMENT COMPANY (CPM), Burbank, California
Established and headed firm to assist lenders, owners and developers to successfully complete a wide variety of commercial and residential construction projects. Oversaw the interest of the building and lending communities by providing due diligence programs, project and feasibility analysis, cost estimating and project pro forma, asset management, general contracting services, field inspections and reports, funding control services, value engineering, construction documentation review, contractor negotiations and selection, project scheduling, construction management, systems and operations evaluations, loss prevention programs and competitive bidding programs.
From 1995 to 1997 one of the hall mark projects Mr. Boysen was personally responsible for was Saint James’ Village, located in Reno, Nevada. Serving in the capacity of Construction Manager / Owner Representative, Mr. Boysen was accountable for the overall development, sales, marketing and all construction activities for both St. James’ Village and St. James’ Resort. The project encompassed 522 one acre home sites, coordination of the design and entitlements for an 18-hole Tom Fazio golf course, 350 unit hotel, 150 villas, club house, spa and equestrian center. Mr. Boysen was also an ex officio member of the Architectural & Landscape Committee and was the founding President of the Homeowners’ Association.
U.S. HOUSING CORPORATION, Burbank, California
The Responsible Managing Officer, accountable for all design development, entitlement processing and construction activities for $35 million per year company. Directly impacted growth by initiating and implementing controls and procedures which brought the activities up from $500,000. Introduced and developed computer assisted systems to improve project performance. Supervised over 45 employees including: project managers, superintendents, administrative assistants, accounting personnel, clerical, and field personnel. Directly managed day-to-day cash management, successfully processed and obtained entitlements from over 50 jurisdictional agencies, including the California Coastal Commission, OSHPOD, Office of State Architect, Cal Trans, Department for Toxic Substance Control, EPA, and Department of Federal Highways.
J.P. BOYSEN CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, Lake Tahoe, California
Owned and operated framing company. Additionally, developed and built, on a spec basis, several custom homes and duplexes, including buying the land, obtaining financing, construction and managing the sales effort. Managed eight full-time employees.