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Company Values

SFCC strives to create a Positive Work Environment that encourages commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism. We foster open communication throughout the organization and solicit a can do attitude to get the job done.

We provide Quality Services for Quality Clients. We adhere to the highest business principles and all industry standards. We strive for nothing short of outstanding when it comes to satisfying our client’s needs. Every interaction will be courteous, informative and highly responsive. We endeavor for long term relationships and repeat customers.

We promote Personal Growth through continuous training and education. We recognize effort and achievement and encourage all staff to grow beyond their personal and professional goals. We believe that honesty and loyalty are the foundation of enduring relationships.
We insist on Integrity in the Workplace. We conduct ourselves in a manner that promotes fairness, respect, honesty and trust toward our clients, employees and subcontractors.

Meet the Team

With a combined experience of over 150 years,
Sierra Foothills Construction is here to help you every step of the way.

Keoni Allen
Keoni AllenPresident

Keoni Allen formed Sierra Foothills Construction Company in 1986 as Nevada County’s first true design/build firm. Since that time, Sierra Foothills Construction Company has helped many local, national, and international clients realize their facilities needs Western Nevada County and the surrounding region.

Keoni and Sierra Foothills Construction Company have been vocal advocates of mentoring local subcontractors. Our expertise in construction administration, quality control and budget control systems has been instrumental in maintaining our clients budget, while engaging our excellent local subcontractors to build our local economy.

• Licensed CA General Contractor 1983 – Present

• Nevada County Contractors’ Association; Past President 2003-08
• NCCA Board Member 2000-Present
• Nevada County Resource Conservation District
• Nevada County Economic Resource Council
• Keoni has been with Sierra Foothills Construction since 1986.

Jeff Johnson
Jeff JohnsonLEED AP, Project Engineer

Jeff Johnson, Project Engineer for Sierra Foothills Construction Company, has overseen the completion of many large projects. With over 20 years experience, Jeff maintains a diligent work ethic and extraordinary professionalism in dealing with owners, architects, and subcontractors. He is efficient and detail oriented in the execution of daily problem solving and is very skilled at building and maintaining a cohesive team with the various on-site subcontractors.

Jeff achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional designation from the U.S. Green Building Council and possesses a thorough understanding of green building principles and familiarity with the LEED requirements and certification process. This accreditation adds a very important and valuable skill set to the Sierra Foothills Construction Company Team.

As Project Engineer, Jeff will act as a liaison, focusing on integrating operations and subcontractors into the gross maximum price process ensuring owner and architect satisfaction.

• B.S. Business Admin., CSU Chico, Minor Engineering CSU Chico

• LEED Accredited Professional, Nevada County Contractors’ Association
• Licensed CA Real Estate Broker
• Nevada County Economic Resource Council
• Jeff has been with Sierra Foothills Construction since 1996

Wendy Schutt
Wendy SchuttOperations Manager

Wendy Schutt brings years of business operations and administration experience to the management team. She has held key positions in civil engineering, land development, construction and design/ build firms. Her current responsibilities include contract administration, acquisition of permits, utilities coordination, purchasing, project cost accounting, project billing, project close-out, and warranty.

Wendy contributes essential organizational and communication skills to the Sierra Foothills Construction team.

• B.S. CSU Fresno

• Notary Public for the State of CA

• Nevada County Contractors’ Association
• Nevada County Economic Resource Council
• Wendy has been with Sierra Foothills Construction since 1991

Ken Porter
Ken PorterProject Superintendent

Ken Porter is Project Superintendent for Sierra Foothills Construction Company. Ken has over 30 years of construction experience, we were fortunate to have him join our team at Sierra Foothills Construction in 2017. Ken’s ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and to motivate his subcontractors and employees is key to success.

As Superintendent, Ken provides full professional and personal attention to every project. His years of experience in the construction industry has given Ken the skills to foresee potential problems in advance and develop pro-active solutions to maintain the projects schedule and budget.

• Licensed CA General Contractor 2001

• Nevada County Contractors’ Association
• Ken has been with Sierra Foothills Construction since 2017

Heather Early
Heather EarlyOffice Manager

Heather has become an integral part of Sierra Foothills Construction Company. Her relentless attention to detail and quest for perfection are vital to our successful project management process. Heather’s previous 8 years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant at construction and property management firms, has been instrumental in her role here as our Office Manager.

As Office Manager, Heather’s duties include document control, RFI and submittal management, accounts payable, and meeting agenda and minutes. Our subcontractors and clients all love working with Heather.

• Nevada County Contractors’ Association
• Heather has been with Sierra Foothills Construction since 2019

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