Montbleau

Superior
Craftsmanship

built on a legacy of exceptional quality and partnership

Founded in 1979, Montbleau has grown from a one-person shop to a leading provider of high-quality architectural finishes. We specialize in working with a range of materials creating customized spaces for a diverse set of clients and industries, including luxury hospitality, corporate headquarters, healthcare, higher education facilities, and common spaces & building amenities.

Our sustainable practices, exceptional craftsmanship and modern technology have earned us recognition throughout the industry. We operate facilities in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Mexico, employing over 180 skilled professionals.

KEY MILESTONES

Established in 1979

Expanded into new markets like Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Las Vegas

Pioneered sustainable woodworking practices

Opened custom manufacturing plant in Mexico

our commitment

  • Delivering exceptional craftsmanship and
    personalized service
  • Utilizing sustainable materials and practices, and
    modern technology
  • Building long-term relationships with clients and
    partners

our values

Balance: Creating and understanding balance inside and outside the workplace is critical to our personal and professional development.

Learn: Always be open to learning something new. Be willing to gain new insights, even if you don't agree with the situation.

Empower: Through consistency, flexibility, active listening & teaching, we empower one another to excel in not only our individual roles, but also in our collective work.

Ask: By continuing to ask, we will continue to learn. Our ability to ask questions of others opens the door to better communication as a company.

Unity: Having a shared sense of unity in our goals creates a positive and productive atmosphere where collaboration thrives.

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our team

CHRIS GIOIA

President

Chris Gioia embarked on his professional odyssey with a focus on custom yacht interiors and luxury residential projects. Over the course of 15+ years, his expertise in Architectural Millwork has left an indelible mark on a diverse array of projects. A visionary at the helm, Chris collaborates closely with executive and senior management, charting the course for future success. His strategic intelligence comes to the fore as he meticulously establishes short and long-term goals, formulates budgets, and crafts comprehensive plans and strategies for continued growth. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the woodworking industry, Chris received the prestigious 40 Under 40 award by the Woodworking Network in 2022. This accolade stands as a testament to Chris' unparalleled excellence and commitment to advancing the industry. In addition to Chris's roles and responsibilities within the Montbleau & Associates LLC organization, Chris also serves as the Montbleau Holdings CEO which owns and operates Montbleau & Associates LLC, Northwest Woodworks LLC, and Buda Woodworks LLC.

LAURA EVERDS

CFO

As the CFO of Montbleau since 2015, Laura Everds has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Laura began as an auditor for Deloitte and has consulted as a CFO for various construction companies throughout her career. As CFO, Laura handles a vast range of tasks; she is responsible for Montbleau’s bonding, as well as all insurance negotiations (both job specific and internal). Laura also oversees the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable departments, and is responsible for both monthly Work in Progress reports and yearly budgeting reports.

ANA ROTHMAN

VP of Sales and Estimating

Ana Rothman joined Montbleau in 2007 with extensive experience in interior design and architecture. Initially, she acted as a bridge between the Architecture & Design community and Montbleau's internal departments, including Marketing and Business Development. Today, Ana leads the Estimating department, while also overseeing Business Development and Sales. Her strong interpersonal skills make her a valuable asset, fostering close collaboration with Montbleau's executive management and across all company departments. Ana's commitment extends to both existing and potential clients, and she also plays a key role in managing marketing and social media content, company events, and maintaining a strong connection with Montbleau's Mexico facility. With her degree in Architecture from Texas A&M University, Ana offers a unique perspective and a passion for building relationships that contribute to Montbleau's success.

OMAR GAITAN

Vice President

Omar Gaitan, Montbleau's Vice President, has been with the company since 2009. With a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership, Omar manages and supports Montbleau's Business Operations. Omar's background in finish carpentry, field installation and project management has allowed him to oversee projects of all levels of complexity. In addition to his leadership, Omar directs the implementation, development, and improvement of company procedures.

JAMES DEL RIO

VP of Operations

As an employee of Monbleau since 2020, James Del Rio, Vice President of Operations, has over 24 years of experience in the Architectural Millwork industry. James is a LEED Accredited Professional who holds specialized credentials in Interior Design and Construction. Additionally, James is a Certified Millwork Professional through the Woodworking Institute. In his day-to-day, James oversees the operational activities of Montbleau's Planning, Production & Facility focused departments.

RACHEL ARNOLD

Human Resources Manager

Rachel began her journey at Montbleau in August 2015 as an accounting temp. Recognizing her potential, she transitioned into the HR department in April 2016 as an HR Administrator. Through dedication and a passion for people, Rachel has steadily grown into the HR Manager role, taking ownership of a wide range of responsibilities. These include developing and maintaining company policies, ensuring legal compliance, managing compensation and benefits, overseeing recruitment and employee onboarding/offboarding, and payroll processing. Rachel also manages employee relations and has a passion for developing employee engagement initiatives.

from design to installation: your trusted partner for every step

Beyond exceptional craftsmanship, Montbleau distinguishes itself through our proven Project Path™ process and personalized client service. We understand the unique needs of each project, and our dedicated team guides you seamlessly through every step, from initial design consultations to final installation.

Learn about our one-of-a-kind Project Path™ process, and how it can benefit you.

NATIONAL COVERAGE
Three Office Locations
90,000 sq ft Production Facility

AWARDS

  • Woodworking Network “40 under 40” Awards:
    • Chris Gioia – 2022
    • Thomas Sanchez – 2023
  • Architectural Woodwork Institute Award of
    Excellence:
    • 2023 Manchester Grand Hyatt
    • 2022 Viva Restaurant
    • 2015 Procopio Law Office
    • 2012 Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • 2010 Pelican Hill Resort
    • 2009 Grand Del Mar Hotel
  • Woodworking Network Market Leader (Founder – 2018)

LICENSES

  • California License #1113823
  • Nevada License #0091633
  • Arizona License #271237

AFFILIATIONS

  • Woodworking Network
  • Architectural Woodwork Institute
  • Woodwork Institute

our client partners