Projects run seamlessly due to multiple layers of management. Our Site Superintendents and Foremen have been with the company for decades, ably managing the staff on site to ensure a smooth progression of the project. Our office staff manage bureaucratic requirements, schedules, appropriating materials, vetting and contracting with subcontractors, customer relations, billings, payments, and many other requirements of the project.
Our estimating team's experience shows in its ability to give accurate estimates and innovative ways to come up with multiple possibilities in value engineering a project.
The diversity of Architects we work with, including those who specialize in LEED homes, have allowed us to be proudly featured in various outlets for the individual projects’ commitment to sustainability. These experiences have given us the tools to provide a project with efficiency and dependability.
President & Owner
Bart Elmer has been in the construction business for over 35 years and has been a sole owner or partner for over 31 years. He has been the general contractor for construction contracts totaling over 95 million dollars, which include a wide range of commercial projects, banking institutions, recreation facilities, restaurants, historic restorations, seismic retrofits senior housing renovations, private schools, custom homes and remodels. His responsibilities include:
His affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, East Bay Chapter, Professional Affiliate and the National Federation of Independent Business. He received an M.C.P. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley (1974) and a B.A. in Physics from Eastern Michigan University (1969). When not on the job, you'll find Bart on the ice hockey rink.
Cost Estimator, Project Manager
David Bartke is a licensed General Contractor and has been with W.B. Elmer & Company for over 32 years. His experience includes a wide variety of projects: commercial work, tenant improvements, seismic retrofits, historic restorations, recreation facilities, restaurants, custom designed homes and residential remodels. He is responsible for:
David received a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley (1974) and a Masters Divinity from Trinity Seminary (1978). David likes to spend his free time cycling and hiking.
Alix Emery has worked in all aspects of the construction industry for over 30 years, from Apprentice Carpenter and Pipefitter to General Partner in a commercial construction firm. Her field and full charge administrative experience has been an asset to W.B. Elmer & Company for over 20 years. Her experience allows her to efficiently interface with clients, lenders, Architects, Engineers, subcontractors, employees, government and local authorities, and other business professionals. She is responsible for: