About Western States Construction Management Group

Scott Lawrence, founder worked the first half of his career in the grocery store anchor side of the business and most recently on the property owner side of the business.

After 30 years of combined experience it was time to make the final connection of utilizing those years of experience to create a Company with high standards for customer service and blend the experiences gained to service property owners, tenants, and customers.

Western States Construction Management Group has a talented group of professionals that provides our customers a tremendous sense of urgency and every effort to bring in a project on time and on budget.

Our Team

Experienced & Professional

Scott Lawrence

President & Founder

Scott Lawrence serves as Western States Construction Management Group’s President.  He was previously a Senior Vice President of Design & Construction for Donahue Schriber Realty Group.  In this role, his teams were responsible for pre-development and acquisition due diligence, environmental standards, construction administration, entitlement and government approvals, design and engineering, and overall construction management. 

He has 30 years of industry experience and holds the following designations: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate accreditation and Certified Development, and Design and Construction Professional (CDP) through International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Prior to joining Donahue Schriber, he was Vice President of Construction for Ralphs/Food 4 Less and was involved in the construction of over 100 new stores, 25 expansions, and 500 remodels. He completed his undergraduate work at Point Loma Nazarene University and holds his Master of Business Administration from National University.  He is an active member of ICSC and serves on the ULI Retail Platinum Council.

Cindy Johnson

Director of Construction

Cindy Johnson serves as the Director of Construction in the Pacific Northwest for Western States Construction Management Group. 

She is responsible for all Construction related activity in the region, including pre-development and acquisition due diligence, environmental standards, construction administration, entitlement and government approvals, design and engineering, and overall construction management.

Cindy has over 25 years of industry experience and holds professional designations with LEED Green Associate and CDP through ICSC.

Prior to joining Western States Construction Management Group, she was Director of Construction for Donahue Schriber managing construction activity for the Bay Area and more recently for the Pacific Northwest.

Before joining Donahue Schriber, she was a Construction Manager for CVS Health, responsible for all CVS new store builds and remodels in five states including California, Utah, Nevada, Washington and Hawaii.  Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

Dave Murray

Director of Construction

Dave Murray serves as Director of Construction in the Northern California Region for Western States Construction Management Group. He is responsible for all Construction related activity in the region, including pre-development and acquisition due diligence, environmental standards, construction administration, entitlement and government approvals, design and engineering, and overall construction management.

Dave has over 20 years of industry experience and holds the following designations: LEED Accredited Professional, CDP, and CCRP through ICSC.

Prior to joining Western States Construction Management Group, he was a Construction Manager for Donahue Schriber, managing construction activity in the Sacramento area. Before joining Donahue Schriber, he was a Construction Manager for Ralphs/Food 4 Less, Home Depot, Whole Foods, and Raley’s.

He has been involved in all aspects of countless retail construction projects throughout his career. He received his formal education from National University’s Construction Management BS Degree program.  He is an active member in the community as a member of Natomas Park’s Architectural Control Committee, and currently President of North Natomas Little League.

 

Don Armstrong

Director of Construction

Don Armstrong serves as a Director of Construction in the San Diego and Bay regions for Western States Construction Management Group.

He is responsible for all Construction related activity in the region, including pre-development and acquisition due diligence, environmental standards, construction administration, entitlement and government approvals, design and engineering, and overall construction management. 

Don has over 20 years of industry experience and holds the following designations: LEED Green Associate and CDP through ICSC.

Before joining Western States Construction Management Group, he was Director of Construction for Donahue Schriber, managing the construction activity in the San Diego region. Prior to Donahue Schriber, he was a Project Manager for Home Depot and Ralphs/Food 4 Less and was involved with several conversions, expansions, remodels, and new construction throughout California and Nevada. 

Michael Osborne

Director of Construction

Michael Osborne serves as a Director of Construction in the Southern and Central California regions, Western States Construction Management Group.

He is responsible for all Construction related activity in the Central Californian region, including pre-development and acquisition due diligence, environmental standards, construction administration, entitlement and government approvals, design and engineering, and overall construction management. He has 25 years of industry experience and holds the following designations: LEED Green Associate and CDP through ICSC.

Prior to Western States Construction Management Group, he was a Construction Manager for Donahue Schriber Realty Group managing the construction activity in the Southern and Central California regions.

Before joining Donahue Schriber, he was a Construction Manager for Ralphs/Food 4 Less of the Kroger Companies and was involved in the construction of dozens of new stores, multiple expansions, and hundreds of remodels. He is a Military Veteran who served honorably in the United States Marine Corps up until his career in construction.

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