Press Release

Gafcon, Inc. Announces Appointment of Heather Skaife to Direct Project/Construction Management Business Lines


Skaife Brings Experience in Large-Scale Construction Programs and Oversight of Project Teams.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (June 1, 2022)

Gafcon, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Skaife as Director of PM/CM within the company’s industry-leading program, project, and construction management services for owners seeking real estate advisory, support and PM/CM services.

Skaife is a construction and operations executive with over 17 years of industry experience. In previous roles, she has served as a Program Director and Director of Operations overseeing project teams and all phases of large-scale construction and development programs.

“Heather produces excellent results as she combines industry expertise with leadership by example – and genuinely seeks to help others succeed,” said Gafcon CEO Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen. “Heather is a professional leader who inspires her colleagues to take on challenges and create value for our clients. She is an integral to Gafcon’s growth strategy within our core business lines by expanding our leadership team into new market sectors.”

Heather Skaife Director of Project Management/Construction Management

Skaife will report to Robin Duveen, Gafcon President and Chief Operation Officer.

Skaife holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Alaska and a Master of Science in Executive Construction Management from Northwestern University. Heather is Design Build Institute of America certified. Active in the community, she serves as Board Secretary for the Construction Management Association of America San Diego Chapter and as Chair for their Student Outreach Committee, as well as being a CMAA Foundation Board Member. Additionally, Heather is active in California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC).

“It’s an honor to be tapped to lead Gafcon’s core business lines in project management and construction management, and I can’t wait to explore innovative ways to serve our clients to achieve exemplary project results,” Skaife said. “From public bond-funded construction and infrastructure to mixed-use mega-projects, Gafcon’s ever-growing portfolio of dynamic projects provides incredible breadth and opportunities to stretch our capabilities as a team.”

Gafcon, which has been recognized as a national leader in the construction management industry, has welcomed students over the years to learn from its team members through various mentoring programs. The company provides comprehensive services in program, project, construction and development management, with a diverse portfolio including projects from the educational, residential, governmental, public works and commercial sectors.

Gafcon, Inc. provides comprehensive services in construction, development, program and project management, as well as development and construction consulting support. The company’s techniques and methodology were developed as a response to increasing client demand for more effective controls, focusing on controlling cost, time and quality. Gafcon’s diverse portfolio includes projects from the educational, residential, governmental, public works and commercial sectors. As an award-winning firm, Gafcon has been recognized in Engineering News-Record's Top 50 Program Management and Top 100 Construction Management Firm lists and has been named among the fastest-growing architectural, engineering and environmental consulting firms in the United States. Gafcon has also received numerous awards applauding its application of technology in its business practices, namely Gold and Silver Constructech Vision Awards. Learn more at

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