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RAO Construction and Development was established in 1997 and has built strong client relationships over a 20 year period.  Our owners and management team have built large projects in cities like Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.  With over 60 years of construction management experience Rao Construction and Development is the right fit for any future builder or developer.  Our strength lies in our ability to look ahead to resolve construction issues before they happen.    

Richard Offley
President of Construction

Richard Offley is an accomplished and dynamic leader with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. As the President of Construction at Rao Construction and Development, he has played a pivotal role in driving the company's growth and success through his strategic vision and exceptional management skills. With a strong background in construction management, Richard has a proven track record of delivering complex projects on time and within budget.


His expertise spans across various sectors including commercial, residential, industrial, and infrastructure projects, and he has consistently demonstrated a keen ability to navigate the challenges of the construction industry while maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety.

Under his leadership, RAO Construction and Development has achieved significant milestones, expanded its portfolio, and established a reputation for excellence in the construction market.


Richard Offley is known for fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the construction division, empowering his team to achieve remarkable results and exceed client expectations. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Richard Offley is deeply committed to sustainable and environmentally responsible construction practices, and he actively promotes the adoption of green building technologies and materials.


A respected figure in the industry, Richard is sought after for his expertise and has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and industry events. He is also actively involved in mentorship and professional development initiatives, nurturing the next generation of construction professionals. Richard Offley holds a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management from San Diego St. University and is a member of several prestigious construction and engineering associations. As the President of Construction, Richard Offley continues to drive Rao Construction and Development towards new heights of success, delivering innovative and transformative construction solutions that shape the built environment and leave a lasting impact on communities.

Jesse Jaramillo
Vice President of Operations 

With a proven track record of operational excellence and strategic leadership, Jesse Jaramillo serves as the Vice President of Operations at Rao Construction and Development, where he oversees the seamless execution of construction projects and drives organizational efficiency. Boasting over 15 years of experience in the construction sector, he has consistently demonstrated his ability to optimize processes, enhance productivity, and deliver exceptional results.


Throughout his career, Jesse has played a pivotal role in shaping the operational framework of construction projects, ensuring that they are executed with precision, on schedule, and within budget. His keen attention to detail, coupled with his adept problem-solving skills, has enabled his to navigate complex logistical challenges and deliver quality outcomes that exceed client expectations. As the Vice President of Operations, Jesse Jaramillo has been instrumental in implementing best practices, streamlining workflows, and fostering a culture of safety and compliance within the organization.


His commitment to upholding the highest standards of quality and efficiency has been integral to the company's success in delivering a diverse portfolio of construction projects across multiple sectors. Recognized for his strategic acumen and ability to drive continuous improvement, Jesse has led initiatives to integrate technology, enhance project management methodologies, and optimize resource allocation, resulting in tangible gains in operational effectiveness and profitability.


Jesse Jaramillo has continued to pursue professional development in operations management and construction methodologies. He is also actively involved in industry associations and is dedicated to staying at the forefront of industry trends and innovations. As the Vice President of Operations, Jesse Jaramillo remains committed to advancing Rao Construction and Development's operational objectives, fostering a culture of excellence, and driving the successful execution of construction projects that uphold the company's reputation for delivering superior quality and reliability.

Jennifer Durazo
Vice President of Business Development

As the Vice President of Business Development at Rao Construction and Development, Jennifer is a seasoned professional with a passion for driving growth and creating strategic opportunities in the construction industry. With over 15 years of experience, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to cultivate strong client relationships, identify new business prospects, and lead successful initiatives to expand the company's market presence.


Throughout her career, Jennifer has been instrumental in forging partnerships, securing major contracts, and implementing innovative business strategies that have significantly contributed to the company's success. Her profound understanding of the construction landscape, combined with her adept negotiation skills, has enabled her to navigate intricate market dynamics and deliver sustainable business outcomes. Recognized for her exceptional leadership and vision, Jennifer Durazo has been pivotal in diversifying the company's client base, driving revenue growth, and spearheading impactful marketing and sales campaigns. Her commitment to excellence and client satisfaction has established her as a trusted advisor within the industry, and she is renowned for her ability to align business objectives with client needs seamlessly.


In addition to her professional achievements, Jennifer is a proactive advocate for diversity and inclusion in the construction sector, and she actively supports initiatives aimed at promoting women in construction and leadership roles. Jennifer continues to engage in ongoing professional development to stay abreast of the latest trends and best practices in the construction and business development domains. As the Vice President of Business Development, Jennifer Durazo remains dedicated to advancing Rao Construction and Development strategic objectives, identifying growth opportunities, and fostering a culture of innovation and client-centric solutions that propel the company to new heights of success.

Jay Weber
Senior Project Manager

Rao Construction and Development is proud to have Jay Weber as our esteemed Senior Project Manager, bringing over five decades of unparalleled expertise and leadership in the construction sector. With an illustrious career spanning half a century, Jay Weber embodies a wealth of knowledge, a deep understanding of construction methodologies, and a steadfast commitment to delivering excellence in every project undertaken. Throughout his extensive career, Jay has overseen a diverse range of construction initiatives, including landmark infrastructure projects, commercial developments, and residential complexes.


His remarkable tenure in the industry has been defined by his unwavering dedication to precision, quality, and safety, which has earned him a sterling reputation as a visionary leader and a trusted authority in construction management. As the Senior Project Manager at Rao Construction and Development, Jay brings invaluable insights and a seasoned perspective to every project, ensuring that the highest standards of craftsmanship and efficiency are upheld. His comprehensive understanding of project lifecycles, coupled with his exceptional problem-solving skills, has consistently resulted in the successful completion of complex and large-scale endeavors, earning him the admiration and respect of peers and clients alike.


Jay Weber's vast experience and mentorship have been instrumental in shaping the next generation of construction professionals, and his commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement is a cornerstone of his leadership approach. With a distinguished career that spans a half-century, Jay continues to embody the ethos of excellence, integrity, and unwavering dedication to the craft of construction. Rao Construction and Development is honored to have him as an integral part of our team, driving the successful delivery of projects that leave a lasting mark on the built environment and communities we serve.

Abel Avilla
General Superintendent

Abel Avilla is a distinguished leader and construction professional with an exemplary track record of over 20 years in the industry. As the General Superintendent at Rao Construction and Development, he plays a pivotal role in overseeing the successful execution of construction projects, ensuring adherence to the highest standards of quality, safety, and efficiency.


Throughout his career, Abel has exhibited an unwavering commitment to excellence and a keen understanding of the intricacies involved in managing complex construction endeavors. His wealth of experience spans a diverse range of projects, including commercial developments, residential complexes, and infrastructure undertakings, where his meticulous attention to detail and astute project management skills have consistently delivered exceptional results.


Abel's leadership has been instrumental in fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within Rao Construction and Development. His ability to motivate and guide teams has been pivotal in driving operational excellence and achieving project milestones in a timely and cost-effective manner.


With a deep-rooted commitment to safety and compliance, Abel ensures that all construction activities align with regulatory standards and best practices, prioritizing the well-being of both the construction team and the surrounding community.


An advocate for professional development, Abel has actively mentored and cultivated the next generation of construction professionals, instilling in them the values of integrity, diligence, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.


Abel Avilla's dedication to upholding the highest standards of craftsmanship and project delivery has been integral to Rao Construction and Development's continued success and reputation for excellence in the construction industry.

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