Recent PB Promotions
  • Promotions
13 Jul 2022

Recent PB Promotions

Melanie Heilig

Melanie Heilig, Project Executive

Melanie Heilig, NCIDQ was named Project Executive and will lead the firm’s custom homes group. Over her career, Heilig has demonstrated her talent and knowledge across a range of unique projects while sharpening her professional set of construction management and communication skills. Team members across all disciplines and construction roles confirm she is an asset to their projects and a pleasure to work with.

Heilig is a well-rounded leader with business and field operations experience in residential and commercial construction. Her background in interior design and early career as a draftsperson gives her insight into the design process unique to a construction manager.

In her new role as Project Executive, Heilig is responsible for guiding strategy, business development, preconstruction, operations, and construction for the firm’s luxury residential portfolio which spans the Reno-Tahoe region. She will manage the custom homes group’s personnel while overseeing several projects directly.

Tobin Basta, Plenium Builders’ President said, “Melanie is an exceptional leader—authentic, focused, and committed to success on behalf of our clients and colleagues. It means a lot to me that we can move her up from within our organization to fill this important role.”

Heilig will be replacing Bob White, the firm’s current custom homes leader, who is retiring after a 34-year career in construction and seven years of service to Plenium Builders. Basta said, “We are grateful for Bob’s leadership and expertise over the years. I am sad to see him go, but I am thrilled for him to start his new chapter.”

Patrick Rucker, Project Executive

Patrick Rucker is now a Plenium Builders Project Executive responsible for overseeing the firm’s industrial projects including plants, laboratories, warehouses, commerce centers, and distribution hubs. His strategic intuition and wisdom gained over 20+ years in construction—in roles on ranging from owner/developer representative to environmental compliance officer to project manager—make him a strong risk manager.

Building solid relationships with repeat clients, including Horiba and CQC, Patrick is a trusted and sought-after project leader. In addition to overseeing multiple projects, he will be responsible for steering the firm’s business development strategy in industrial specialty markets, identifying clients and opportunities that align with PB’s strengths and resources.

We are excited to have this opportunity to further recognize Patrick’s commitment to our firm.

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Steven Chaparro, Assistant Project Manager

Plenium Builders is promoting Steven Chaparro to Assistant Project Manager. He is an enthusiastic, thoughtful leader, energized by the details, with a firm understanding of the bigger goals and their related risks.

Currently assigned to a very large and complex project, Steven is attuned to the morale of his team and drives them to solve challenges together.

His signature sign-off when ending a call or discussion is one of appreciation for his colleagues. At PB, “We appreciate YOU, Steven!”

Patrick Van Epps at Plenium Builders

Patrick Van Epps, Assistant Project Manager

We are pleased to promote Patrick Van Epps to Assistant Project Manager. Unfazed by challenges, you will find this friendly, high-energy multitasker with his sleeves rolled up, volunteering to help the team, client, or stakeholders in any way he can. Every day Patrick leads with empathy and inquisitiveness.

He is currently working with several project teams at once and he deftly switches gears to stay knowledgeable and manage priorities. It is a pleasure to move Patrick up in our organization.