Charles “Buddy” Parks
“We do what other people don’t do. Profitability takes care of itself as long as we take care of the customer.”
It is with this philosophy that Buddy grew his father’s company, Parks Mechanical, from a two-person crew to what it is today- a complete design/build plumbing company employing hundreds of employees.
Buddy started his career as a plumbing and mechanical subcontractor with his father in 1978. From his first job responsibility of digging trenches in the field to now managing the largest plumbing company in California, Buddy has seen and done it all in the plumbing construction industry. With almost 40 years of hands on experience and dedication, he is proud to be a part of the California plumbing community.
Kevin joined AMPAM in May of 2019 and brings over 35 years of experience in the construction business. He moved to Southern California in 2006, became Vice President & Operations Manager for the region in late 2009, and assumed leadership for the overall operations of Turner in Southern California in January 2010. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University.
John has over 35 years of field and management experience. His responsibilities include field operations and field customer service which includes all construction from trenching through groundwork, rough and finish. John started his career as a plumbing and mechanical subcontractor with his father’s company in 1980.
Chief Financial Officer
James joined AMPAM in 1998 and brings over 30 years of financial management experience. He is a licensed CPA by the State of California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. James received his BS in Business Administration from Menlo School of Business and a Master in Public Accounting from Golden Gate University
Chief Operating Officer
Lewis joined AMPAM in 2004 and has over 30 years of management experience in the military, aerospace, technology and construction industries. Lewis received his BA in Mathematics from UCLA, an MS in Systems Management from USC and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
VP of Design Engineering
Jason joined the company in 1997 and manages the design and engineering teams. He oversees the design/build process to make sure everything flows smoothly. Jason recieved his BFA from CSULB.
VP of Customer Service
Jim has been with the company since 2006. He manages AMPAM’s customer service, fireproofing, and insulation departments. Jim started his career with Parks and Sons Plumbing in the early 1980s as a plumber and foreman, and subsequently became VP of Service and Repair. He has also served as President of Super Plumber.
VP of Business Operations
Uzma Khan has almost 20 years of experience in the areas of Finance, HR and Technology Management. Having worked in a number of industries, her expertise is focused on operations, process efficiency and systems. At AMPAM, Uzma is responsible for ensuring the company’s internal operations are running efficiently and effectively. Uzma has a BS in Finance from California State University, Northridge and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Director of Construction Engineering
Don joined the company in 1997. He brings with him over 40 years of plumbing experience and is an expert in plumbing systems constructability best practices. He is responsible for the company’s construction engineering processes.
Director of Material Management
Roland joined the company in 2006 and has over 25 years of materials, manufacturing and warehousing management experience. He is responsible for the company’s material, warehousing, fabrication and distribution processes. Roland received his BS degree in Industrial Engineering from CSULB.
Director of Purchasing
Sonia joined the company in 2012 and possesses over 20 years of purchasing experience in the construction industry. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s purchasing department. Sonia received her undergraduate degree in Construction with a minor in Architecture from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC).
Manager of Design Engineering
José joined the company in 2004 as an apprentice plumber and possesses over 13 years of plumbing experience. He is a licensed journeyman plumber, with an Associate in Mechanical Engineering from LAHC. As a senior plumbing designer with over a decade of experience in engineering constructability best practices, equipment and material specification, José teaches in-house courses on the California Plumbing, Energy and Building Code. He also spearheads our company’s training on plumbing design software. Currently, he’s pursuing his Mechanical Engineering degree at USCLB. José is an active IAPMO and ASPE member.
Manager of Information Technology
Phil joined the company in 2013 and has over 20 years of information technology experience. He is responsible for the company’s IT infrastructure which involves implementing new technologies throughout operations, as well as maintaining a secure and reliable network.
Director of Talent & Human Resources
Judy joined the company in 2015 and possesses over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Talent Management. She is a versatile leader specializing in Talent Acquisition Management while driving HR team efforts to support internal clients.