Vice President of Construction & Project Management
As Vice President of Construction and over 18 years of experience, Michael draws on his expertise to guide his clients and project teams with all aspects of construction services, from pre-construction budgeting and estimating, to setting up projects, cost control, scheduling and construction execution. Chavez has been around construction his entire career, even working for a general commercial contractor while going to college by night at Cal State Long Beach where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management.
In his 13 years with the firm, Chavez has managed a diverse range of new construction and renovation projects in the hospitality, retail and mixed-use facility spaces. Recent projects include Chapman’s West Residential Village Student Housing and VPO Packing House, the iconic 15-story Marriott Irvine Spectrum, the state-of-the-art Ladera Sports Center in Ladera Ranch, and currently overseeing construction of AC by Marriott Maui Wailea, and the newest Autograph Collection hotel in Marriott’s portfolio, the Lodge at San Clemente.
Michael consistently gives back to his community, most recently volunteering his time with the remodel of Olive Crest’s residential home in Tustin, CA, participating in the Orange County Food Bank’s CANstruction competition, and serving as President of a local non-profit youth sports organization. Chavez’s integrity in representing R.D. Olson Construction’s core beliefs and values have earned him an outstanding reputation among industry professionals.