Tamela Reese co-founded Barnhart-Reese Construction, Inc. with her father and husband after the sale of Douglas Barnhart’s flagship company, Douglas E. Barnhart, Inc. While at Barnhart’s former company, Mrs. Reese actively participated on the company Board of Directors and jointly managed the marketing and business development departments with the president. She also directed and oversaw the public relations and advertising activities of the multi-million dollar corporation. Other duties included the development and execution of employee and client relations programs and events for a variety of public works and private sector clientele over fourteen years.
As president of Barnhart-Reese, Tamela has expanded her duties and manages much of the daily business operations of the burgeoning organization. Department oversight includes Marketing, Accounting, Legal, Insurance, Human Resources and Safety. Tamela and her staff are experienced in federal and state prevailing wage requirements as well as California mechanic’s lien laws. She is hands-on and instrumental in the development of new programs, policies and procedures as needed for the organization.
In addition, Mrs. Reese assists her father with various other business entities, including joint venture, real estate and property management, construction consulting and development companies.
Prior to her career in construction, Mrs. Reese focused on public relations and event planning for two local public relations firms. As an account executive, clients included Lockheed Martin, Stichler Design Group, Episcopal Community Services, County of San Diego, Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, and Zagat Guides, among others.