Ken London, CEO
Few people can claim that they started a company upon graduating from college that they built to $28 Million dollars in revenue. After doing just this, Ken London turned his passion for marketing, people and business to the Construction industry. Along with his brother Jonathan, Kenneth purchased a small maintenance company that became Workright Property Services in 2001.
Today, Ken and Jonathan have grown Workright into a mid-size construction company and Plumbing Contractor servicing Southern California. Workright offers the full range of tenant improvement and contracting services, and has gained distinction for its accomplishments with apartment renovations. With nearly two decades of construction knowledge, Ken continues to apply his passion for real estate investing to understand his client’s needs and expand Workright’s offerings to meet them.
Ken holds a degree from University of Arizona. Ken spends his free time with his wife and two kids as well as mountain biking, skiing, and playing tennis.
Jonathan London, CFO/COO
Jonathan brings years of financial experience to his oversight of Workright’s operations. His career began in banking in Texas, where he was an auditor and accountant before moving to New York, where he was an Executive Vice President in the family clothing business. During this time, he partnered with his brother Ken to build one of the nation’s largest apartment relocation businesses. Following other pursuits including a number of jointly-owned properties, Jonathan and Ken joined forces to create Workright Construction. Today, he oversees the technology and all financial aspects of the company while continuing to contribute to the ongoing growth of Workright’s distinguished client base. In his spare time, Jonathan loves to golf, ski, and travel.
Brian Swope, President
Brian started out in the construction industry in 2004 after graduating high school. He started out working with a general contractor building large custom homes from the ground up where he quickly became proficient in several trades. Brian then joined a large commercial and structural concrete company. During his time at this company Brian managed to go through two apprenticeship programs (Cement masonry and Carpentry). He also was able to obtain his heavy equipment certification, OSHA 30 certificate, Red Cross first aid and CPR certifications. Brian held many positions with this company; apprentice, foreman, construction yard supervisor and purchasing manager. After leaving, Brian went back to building custom homes, remodels and TI’s. Brian also enrolled in school part time for Architecture. In 2013 Brian became part of the Workright team where he has steadily worked his way up to President where he oversees all aspects of Workright’s operations. Brian currently lives in Poway, CA with his two young kids and wife.
Joel (J.T.) Van Nuis, COO
J.T. grew up in a construction family working hands on at a young age. He began as a laborer in the field and came up in the trades learning all facets of construction along the way. After High school JT began running his own crew of framers for a residential home developer in San Diego building custom homes. He then took a position as a Project Manager for Metco Engineering in Mammoth, CA managing a large-scale construction development through harsh weather and challenging deadlines. After returning to San Diego, he decided to obtain his class B license and start his own Contracting company called Concept General Contractors which he successfully operated for over seven years. Working with Workright as a Sub-contractor JT was recruited by Workright which he quickly accepted. JT is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and now runs operations for the organization with a focus on producing projects on time and on budget.
George Gomez, Plumbing Manager
George was literally born into plumbing. Coming from a long line of plumbers George’s plumbing career started at the dinner table and took off after High School where he started in service plumbing for a large San Diego Plumbing company. He is passionate about learning and has received formal training courses in Plumbing 1 and 2 as well as other accreditations through the years. George started at Workight shortly after it’s inception in 2002 as a plumber and has steadily risen the ranks to where he is today overseeing all of Workright’s plumbing operations. His 25 years plus of plumbing and managerial experience make him a valuable asset to our management team. George’s son now works as a plumber for Workright continuing the family tradition.
Laura Harper, Office Manager
A member of the Workright team since 2008, Laura provides daily office oversight, including management of the accounting team. Prior to joining Workright, Laura worked with the London brothers for almost a decade in their real estate rental business.