Meet our Executive Team
Robert Cantu - President of Western Builders
Born and raised in Santa Rosa, Robert Cantu learned about construction projects from every angle, by working with local builders from the time he was 14-years-old. After realizing he had the unique gift of looking down at a set of blue prints or listening to a description, and visualizing a finished, 3-Dimensional building, he knew that he wanted more from his career.
Robert received his degree in Construction Management from California State University Fresno's School of Engineering, and spent several more years gaining industry experience before founding Western Builders in 2002.
As Chair of The Construction Coalition, Robert continues to contribute to the industry at large, while maintaining involvement in every project, big or small that Western Builders takes on. Community leadership, a founding principle of Western Builders, is also prominent in Robert's daily life, as he volunteers his time, talent, and resources to several non-profit organizations in the Santa Rosa community.
Tera Pearce - Office Manager at Western Builders
Tera Pearce has been with Western Builders since 2005, and has been credited with maintaining cohesive business operations ever since. From accounting and payroll to initiating contracts and serving as an intermediary for licensing, sub-contractors, and all other construction inquiries, Tera's strong organizational and management skills are without a doubt a valuable asset to Western Builders.
Having been at the center of business operations for so many years, Tera has been able to witness countless projects develop from start to finish. Tera finds participating in groundbreaking ceremonies for new buildings and handing clients their keys after a construction project is complete to be especially rewarding.
Tera also appreciates working for a general contractor that emphasizes job safety and fair bidding because in her daily operations, she never has to manage complaints or unsatisfied customers. Tera also enjoys the high standards for community involvement and sustainability set by Robert Cantu for his business and employees.
Western Builders welcomed Sean MacRae to the team in February of 2014. Sean joins Western Builders as project manager and head of design. Formally with Waters MacRae Architects, Sean brings 25 years of experience in project design and management in the construction industry including winery, hospitality, commercial, residential and tenant improvement work.