Ken Altergott has been in the construction industry for the past 36 years. He has been President since 1998 and is actively involved in the day-to-day business of the company, including bidding and project management.
Ken’s corporate oversight of every project includes monitoring cost performance, physical progress, subcontract management, change control and quality assurance issues. This hands-on approach ensures that every project receives the resources necessary to be completed in a timely manner.
Ken cites the company's excellent reputation and honesty in dealing with clients as the quality that sets Colombo Construction a step above the others.
Vice President of Sales
Joe Colombo is no stranger to construction. His father, Joe Colombo Sr. founded Colombo Construction Co., Inc. in 1948. Joining Colombo Construction in 1977, Joe has gained diversity of experience ranging from laborer, Project Superintendent, Project Manager and Principal-In-Charge. His experience working with various design teams gives projects the benefit of the most efficient mechanical and electrical systems available. In addition, his knowledge of materials and systems costs brings added value to the design and construction process.
Joe serves on the Board for Golden Empire Gleaners and Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. He is a Fundraiser Co-Chair for the Kern Veteran's Memorial Foundation. In addition, he serves as a member on the CSUB Executive Advisory Council and CSUB Council 100.
Tom Reid, LEED A.P.,
Vice President of Operations
Tom Reid joined Colombo Construction as a carpenter in 1979. He was promoted to Project Superintendent and then to Project Manager. Tom currently serves as the Company’s Vice President of Operations.
In 1998 he received a law degree and is a member of the California State Bar Association. Tom’s legal education has been beneficial in helping many of our clients negotiate the increasing number of laws and regulations governing all construction projects.
Tom currently serves as a Board Member for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Controller / Office Administrator
Steve Fritzen joined Colombo Construction in 2004 as Controller / Office Administrator. He brings over 24 years experience as an Office Administrator and Finance. For 17 years, he served as Chief Financial Officer and later as President and Chairman of the Board for the Westminister Ceramics, Inc., a ceramic tile manufacturer, He was extensively involved in moving Westminister's factory operations from Southern California to Bakersfield in 1987. He is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant and was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPA's for over 30 years.
Leonard Zasoski, Jr.
Vice President of Construction Operations
Leonard Zasoski joined Colombo Construction in 1979. Leonard has worked in several leadership capacities as Carpenter Foreman and Project Superintendent. In 2000, based on his leadership skills, attention to detail and client relations, he was promoted to General Superintendent overseeing all field operations. In April 2010, Leonard was promoted as Colombo's Director of Design-Build Services heading our Pre-Engineered Metal Division Department. In May 2012, Leonard was promoted as Colombo's Vice President of Construction Operations.
Leonard was instrumental in facilitating the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARPs). Colombo Construction is the only commercial recipient in the San Joaquin Valley to receive this prestigious award from the State of California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. He will continue his role as Director of Safety.
Leonard is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 281 at our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and currently serves as Grand 2nd Vice President at the national level, as well as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Bakersfield, and Knights of Columbus #13299, OLPH.