Joe Simile named President and COO
of Simile Construction Service, Inc.
MODESTO, Calif. – Joe Simile has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Simile Construction Service, Inc., taking over day-to-day management from his father, Guy.
Guy Simile started the company with his wife Gina in 1999. Since that time, Simile Construction has achieved steady year-over-year revenue growth and now has 41 employees. Guy Simile remains as Chairman of the Board and CEO, but will shift his focus to long-term strategic development and nurturing key client relationships.
“I will remain active in the firm, but Gina and I welcome the opportunity to take a step back,” Guy Simile said. “Joe has worked hard to prepare himself for this moment. He has our complete trust and confidence as well as that of our entire management team. He is the right man to lead our company forward.”
Joe Simile first began shadowing his father on job sites when he was 11 years old and now represents the second generation of leadership for the family owned business. He earned a degree in construction management from Fresno State University before he joined the company full time in 2005. He has filled all the construction roles over the years, most recently as vice president of operations.
“I am proud of and humbled by the responsibility that has been entrusted to me,” Joe Simile said. “I have learned so much from my parents. I’ve watched how hard they have worked to build this company, create a culture and a workplace that respects our employees, and most of all produce high-quality projects that consistently meet all of our clients’ expectations.”
Simile Construction has completed hundreds of projects across California over the past two decades. Among its signature achievements in the Modesto area are the stylish Scenic Oaks business park, the renovation of the historic State Theatre and many of the car dealerships along north McHenry Avenue as well as health and fitness clubs, churches, and medical and dental offices. Currently under construction are a new Mazda auto dealership and the new Warden’s Office Supply facility.
Simile Construction’s team is proficient in the design-build process, which offers flexibility and greater coordination from start to finish. It also has experience in all kinds of construction – wood-framed, structural steel and concrete tilt-up – and has built single- and multiple-story buildings, complete shopping centers and office parks.
“We’ve worked up and down the state,” said Guy Simile, “but the relationships we cherish the most are the ones we’ve created locally. This is our home and we’re proud to have assisted other local businesses in realizing their own dreams.”
The Christian values of Simile Construction – honesty, integrity and quality — are rooted in Guy and Gina Simile’s faith and vision for the type of company they wanted to create. Those values will be carried forward with their son at the helm.
“By offering our time, talent and treasure, and operating a business that gives back unconditionally and in a manner that is pleasing to God,” Guy Simile said, “we have been blessed with an abundance of work and clients who stay with us, knowing that everyone at Simile Construction Service will take care of them with honesty and integrity while delivering the highest quality on their construction projects.”