Tom Reid has been with Colombo Construction for more than 40 years and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. He oversees and manages the overall operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results consistent with Colombo’s overall strategies and mission. Tom’s leadership and ability to advance employee engagement has proven instrumental in developing a high performing managerial team to ensure alignment with the Company’s short and long-term objectives. Tom has overseen virtually every aspect of the business serving in past years as President, Vice President of Operations, Project Manager and Field Superintendent.
Tom received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco, a Juris Doctorate degree from California Pacific School of Law and he is a LEED accredited professional. He is a member of the California Bar Association. Tom’s construction law knowledge and understanding of the legal rights and responsibilities of all parties under contract has proven to be beneficial to many of our clients in their efforts to sort through the increasing number of laws and regulations governing publicly funded projects.
Tom and wife Jean enjoy traveling and spending quality time in Wisconsin with their two sons and two granddaughters. The Reid family are all HUGE Green Bay Packer fans!
Joe Colombo, Vice President of Special Projects, is the son of Founder Joe Colombo. At the age of two, he would enjoy wearing a hard-hat and visiting the different job sites.
Joe received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco in 1972. Upon graduation from college, he spent two years working for New York Life Insurance Company. He then returned to his hometown of Bakersfield and began full time work with Colombo Construction Company. He started as a yard supervisor and then worked as an apprentice carpenter. Joe later moved into a pre-engineered metal building systems salesman position and has since performed as an Estimator and Project Manager. For 34 years Joe worked as Principal-in-Charge and Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Having been with the company for approximately 45 years, Joe now oversees special projects.
Joe enjoys spending his leisure time on the golf course and traveling. He delights in spending time with his two children. America’s Pastime is an all time favorite for him. He wouldn’t hesitate to tell you that nothing beats sitting in his favorite ballpark overlooking the San Francisco Bay, watching his favorite team on a warm summer day.
Christine Hettinger serves as Colombo Construction’s Controller and Secretary Treasurer to the Board of Directors. She is responsible for oversight of Colombo’s accounting operations and matters related to financial analysis and reporting. She manages and directs the Accounting Department staff and operations. Christine was instrumental in instituting a new accounting system to interface with Colombo’s new construction management software Procore.
Christine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting/Business Administrations from the University of Phoenix. She possesses 30 years of diversified accounting/finance experience serving nine years in public accounting and 20 years as a Corporate Controller working predominately in the construction industry.
Christine volunteers with several local Rotary clubs helping to organize fundraising events which benefit Kern County children. She spends her free time traveling to distant places around the globe, always in search of the perfect tropical getaway. Christine and son Cole enjoy scuba diving, hiking and cycling as they explore new and exciting vacation destinations.
Leonard Zasoski, Jr. has been with Colombo Construction for more than 40 years and is currently the Vice President of Construction Operations and the Director of Safety.
Leonard exhibits a strong ability to develop, motivate and guide a team with a goal of maintaining an incident free workplace / jobsite. Leonard oversees all Colombo field operations, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. He confirms that projects are constructed with integrity and professionalism by managing all aspects of construction from project creation to acceptance. Leonard provides direct supervision, training and hiring of Project Managers, Project Superintendents and Project Engineers. His dedication to cultivating rising talent has helped the company build a strong and stable work force.
As Colombo’s Director of Safety, Leonard successfully maintains and instills Colombo’s culture of safety first. He demands the highest level of safety standards, training and methods which are used to prevent accidents and injuries both in-house and on-site.
Leonard exemplifies the definition of “humanitarian”. As an eight-and-a-half-year prostate cancer survivor, Leonard volunteers a great deal of his time as an advocate to educate men and their families on the facts, risks, and importance of early detection of prostate cancer. In 2018, he was instrumental in organizing Bakersfield’s first successful ZERO to End Prostate Cancer Run/Walk fundraiser to benefit prostate cancer research. Leonard has served on the USC Cancer Survivorship Advisory Council and he was named the American Cancer Society’s 2015 Hero of Hope.
Leonard and his wife BG have two sons and a lovely daughter-in-law. They all enjoy traveling and spending quality time together.
As Colombo Construction’s President, Ryan represents the third generation of family leadership. He is committed to aligning the company’s strategies, goals and core values in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
Ryan started his career with Colombo in 2005 as a Project Engineer and was quickly promoted to Estimator. Throughout the years his positive contributions to the Colombo team advanced him into a variety of management positions including Project Manager, Chief Estimator and Vice President of Estimating. In these roles he gained further expertise in project coordination, contract and budget development. Today, Ryan is responsible for budget development on all Colombo projects including schools, universities, city and public works, hospitals, healthcare, agricultural, commercial and industrial entities.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from San Diego State University. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys the outdoors, golf, spending quality time with his wife Tina, their two children and a large extended family.