Quality. Service. Excellence.
All One Safe Team
WE TELL IT STRAIGHT
WE SET THE STANDARD
PASSIONATE FOR WHAT WE DO
Elevating Together: Our Promise Beyond Construction
We’re more than construction; we’re partners in progress. Through the unity of “one team”, we blend talents and purpose seamlessly, creating not just buildings but lasting relationships built on trust, transparency, and shared achievement
Five Trades, One Team
Our commitment is demonstrated through our expertise in five key disciplines: drywall, specialties, plaster, acoustical ceilings, and painting and wallcoverings. Through each of these trades, we are dedicated to creating spaces that expertly blend precision, character, authenticity, functionality, and elegance.
Built Your Way to Your Schedule
Magnum stands as a testament to the synergy of its five divisions, perfectly unified within one organization, balanced to effectively engineer custom solutions based on our clients’ preferred timeframes. This fusion resonates with our central values of timeliness and unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction.
All One Safe Team
Safety First. Team Respect & Collaboration. Family Outlook. Flexibility to Fit the Need.
We hope that each team member has a long, rewarding career with us. Magnum supports a strong and balanced personal family life. Our team promotes a healthy work-life balance and performs at the highest level possible through team support, respect, and collaboration.
We Tell It Straight
Honesty. Transparency. Own It! “You can count on me.”
“We do it right.” On Time. Without Complaint.
We Set The Standard
We Complete the Seemingly Impossible. Earn It Daily. Overcome Roadblocks. Empowered Employees.
Passionate For What We Do
Welcoming Opportunities. Positive & Upbeat. Proactive Problem Solvers. Pursuit of Knowledge.
Our passion is rooted in our efforts at flawless executions of our work and the appreciation expressed by our customers. We approach every project and relationship with a positive attitude and eagerness to exceed all expectations. Our obsession with staying current on industry trends, materials, technology, and training fuels our creative problem-solving. With great success comes the extraordinary ability to share the rewards of our success by providing personal and professional growth opportunities to all our team members.
Our Leadership Team
CONTROLLER / HR / OFFICE MANAGER
ANABELA DA SILVA
PROJECT ASSISTANT MANAGER /
VICE PRESIDENT PAINTING AND WALLCOVERING DIVISION
DRYWALL/ PLASTER/ WOOD FRAMING DIVISION MANAGER
ACOUSTICAL CEILING DIVISION MANAGER
SPECIALTIES DIVISION MANAGER
David holds a Master’s degree in taxation and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting, both earned from San Jose State University. He is also a certified public accountant in the state of California.
Within two years, Brian’s exceptional work ethic earned him a promotion to the position of Estimator/Foreman. In this role, he bid on projects and led a crew in completing various construction tasks, ranging from landscaping to roofing and everything in between. This experience provided Brian with a comprehensive background and extensive knowledge in different areas of construction. In the late 1990s, Brian established his own residential and commercial construction company before transitioning to manage a design and construction firm specializing in residential and commercial projects in the Oakland Hills.
In 2014, Brian joined Magnum as a Drywall Project Manager and has since risen through the ranks to his current position as the Division Head for Drywall, Plaster, and Wood Framing. Apart from his work at Magnum, Brian loves spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He also enjoys pursuing outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, as well as watching baseball, football, and various motorsports.
Within five years of joining Magnum, Jeff was invited to become one of the company’s shareholders. Soon after, he became Magnum’s first Vice President. Over the following two decades, Jeff played a crucial role in overseeing numerous large-scale projects in the field, contributing significantly to Magnum’s reputation and success as a company known for handling challenging projects with tight schedules. Jeff demonstrated excellent customer relations skills while also mentoring many of Magnum’s top field workers.
As Magnum expanded, Jeff’s expertise was increasingly required for mentoring and management responsibilities. From 2013 to 2018, he supervised Magnum’s Southern California office, regularly traveling between Southern and Northern California. Today, Jeff continues to train, oversee, and manage field personnel while also taking on special leadership projects. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife Teresa, their children, and grandchildren.
In 2009, Reka joined Magnum as an intern in the accounting department. However, when an opportunity arose due to a vacancy in accounts payable, she eagerly stepped into that role. Later, when the economy faced further recession and Magnum’s CFO position became vacant, Reka stepped up to fill the position and provide assistance. Despite her limited experience, she compensated with a strong work ethic and exceptional ability to quickly grasp new concepts, helping Magnum navigate through that challenging period. Today, she serves as Magnum’s Controller reporting to David Kirst, the company’s CFO. Reka proves to be an invaluable asset in various areas within Magnum.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Reka loves spending quality time with her husband and two children.
In 1979, Jann embarked on his career as a painting & wallcovering estimator at a commercial firm in San Jose. Over the next three decades, he held positions as Chief or Head Estimator at several prominent finishing contractors in the Bay Area. Since 2010, he has served as the head of the Painting & Wallcovering Division at Magnum, commuting weekly from his residence in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout his 43 years in the industry, Jann has successfully managed some of the largest and most notable projects in the Bay Area. At Magnum, he takes on the responsibilities of training and mentoring the estimating staff while overseeing the division. Jann and his wife Kathy split their time between Phoenix, Arizona, and Florida, where one of their daughters and grandchildren reside.
Gary began his career in the drywall industry, conducting fieldwork and providing estimates. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from San Jose State University and founded Magnum Drywall, Inc. in 1991.
Driven by his passion for flying, Gary decided to pursue a pilot’s license. He utilized this license to attend classes at Pepperdine University in Southern California, where he obtained his Master’s Degree. As Magnum experienced growth and expanded its divisions to include ceiling, painting, specialties, and plaster, Gary continued to develop diverse interests. He acquired the San Martin Airport and established Magnum Aviation, while also taking ownership of the Saddle Rack, the largest western bar in the western United States. Gary successfully managed both Magnum Aviation and The Saddle Rack alongside his leadership role in Magnum Drywall for many years. However, he recently divested himself of the airport and the western bar. Currently, Gary continues to lead Magnum while prioritizing his family, including his wife TJ, his daughter, and four grandchildren. Throughout his career, Gary has earned tremendous respect from the industry, employees, and customers. This is evident from the fact that many of Magnum’s employees and customers have remained loyal for over 30 years.
Eddie began his career working alongside his father at Magnum while still in high school, during the summers of 1992-1993. After completing his high school education, Eddie continued to gain experience by leading taping crews for several years. In 2002, he was promoted to the position of Superintendent, a role he attributed to both his fluency in three languages (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) and his straightforward nature.
In the midst of the dot-com slowdown in 2001, Eddie found himself compelled to learn the skill of estimating drywall on commercial projects out of necessity. Then, in 2006, at the request of some of Magnum’s clients, he established Magnum’s Painting and Wallcovering Division. Once again, driven by necessity, Eddie taught himself how to estimate painting. His responsibilities grew as Magnum continued to expand its services, incorporating ceilings, painting & wallcoverings, specialties, and plaster. He successfully managed a workforce of over 700 union field personnel and currently works in collaboration with division heads to oversee a thriving company that has remained true to its original roots and core values.
Outside of his professional life, Eddie finds joy in raising cattle, farming, hunting, and spending quality time with his wife Suzie and their two sons.
In 1992, Sean worked with a family member doing installations for their school equipment company during evenings and weekends. In 1995,he obtained his general contractor’s license and became a partner in the family business, which expanded into commercial construction. In 2006, Sean took a significant step in his career by establishing his own commercial subcontracting company specializing in “Division 10” services. This allowed him to serve clients across California, with offices located in the Bay Area and on the Central Coast.
Since joining Magnum in 2014, Sean has taken on a leadership role as the Division Head of the Specialties Division. Through his efforts, Magnum has established itself as a major Division 10 subcontractor and expanded its collaborative finishing capabilities. Sean resides on the Central Coast while also working in San Jose.. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending quality time with his wife of 25 years, two children, and their two French Bulldogs.
In 2010, Anabela transitioned to IBM, where she took on the responsibility of managing equipment across 32 centers worldwide, specifically within IBM IIC (IBM Innovation Centers). Her work focused on enhancing the performance of both existing and unreleased equipment. At the same time, Anabela continued her education, earning an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management.
Anabela joined Magnum in 2013, filling many roles and responsibilities, including managing the front desk, processing payroll, coordinating bids, and managing project assistants across all divisions. Currently, she plays a collaborative role on the Leadership Team, with a primary focus on bid coordination, evolving technology, and process innovation. She continues to serve as the Bid Coordinator and Manager for Project Assistants. During her free time, Anabela loves raising cattle with her husband, and spending time on the ranch with her husband, children, four grandchildren and extended family.
In 2016, Bret joined Magnum as an Estimator/Project Manager. Over time, he assumed the role of Ceiling Division Head, overseeing a team and providing valuable mentorship and training. Bret’s contributions extend beyond his division, actively participating in Magnum’s Leadership Team. While Bret dedicates himself to his work at Magnum, his primary focus is spending quality time with his wife, children, and two small grandsons. They enjoy fishing, boating, and spending time at their mountain cabin.
We Are Family
At Magnum, you aren’t just on the team; you’re family, and family comes first. We strive for our employees to enjoy long and healthy careers. Through our “can-do” culture and staying on top of the latest trends and technologies, we supply our employees with the tools necessary to build a lasting, rewarding career. Each employee is empowered to make an impact on every project.