– Founder / President
As Founder and President of Expert Design & Construction, Harry is the driving force behind Expert’s unparalleled quality, service and professionalism. He and his brother Jeff grew up in a constant residential remodel.
Many people are now familiar with residential “flipping” or the industry of finding a run down or otherwise de-valued house, fixing it and selling it at a profit. Cable TV shows chronicle the up and down adventures of investors and contractors.
Harry’s father, who was in real estate for thirty years, moved the family to nineteen different houses in eighteen years. The adventure occurred long before the widespread term “flipping” was probably coined. Each house had a different level of repair necessary and presented a new opportunity for Harry and Jeff to learn residential construction. Harry started painting rooms at age eight, and steadily gained a wider exposure to an industry he has grown to love.
After several years in the Carpenter’s Union, running large crews on commercial projects, Harry wanted a new challenge and a return to residential projects. He explains his return to residential by saying, “The problem with commercial projects is that six months after you pour your heart into a project, they turn it into a Starbuck’s. With residential remodels, you have the chance to create something that is loved and valued for generations.”
In his spare time, Harry loves to be active, whether it’s training for a Spartan race, ultramarathon or lifting weights, he has to move! He has a passion for coaching and is currently the Head Coach of the Cross Country and Track teams at Capital Christian High School.
– General Manager
Jeff and Harry have been a team their whole lives. Though he may look like Harry, the two couldn’t have more different personalities. Jeff’s laser focus and fanatical attention to even the smallest details made him Expert’s most requested foreman and uniquely qualified to oversee the entire production department. Jeff is a leader and an organizer who instills confidence in our employees, sub-contractors and clients through both his words and his actions. When Harry first started the company, Jeff left an established Union Foreman position to help build the company we have today
– Project Coordinator
When you call our office, the friendly voice you will most likely hear is that of Taffy Soper, our Project Coordinator and Harry’s sister. As the “glue” of the Production Department, Taffy works hard to keep our various systems running smoothly. She double checks the schedules, makes sure all the orders have been placed, follows up with vendors, suppliers and sub-contractors and tracks the change orders, punch lists, and job walk action forms. Harry tried for three years to get Taffy to move to the Sacramento area and lend her 12 years of bookkeeping experience and organizational skills to further the company. The opportunity finally presented itself in 2005, and she has been a star member of the team ever since. No matter how complicated the situation, Taffy is always the calm, helpful voice on the other end of the line, ready to address any administrative issue.