Eric is joining the Coastal team as a well-respected member of the San Luis Obispo community. He is the owner of Newton Construction, which does about $40 million in government contracts from Oxnard to San Jose. Eric started Newton Construction on his own in 2000 and built the company to employ 50 to 70 people. The majority of his employees make over the median income in San Luis Obispo.
Newton Construction performs projects from water treatment plants to school renovations. The company self-performs concrete, demolition, framing, electrical, steel, grading utilities, and other construction services. Newton Construction is a signatory to local electrical unions and cement masons. The company is considered one of the premier government contractor in the Central Coast, whose performance and quality is unmatched.
Newton Construction has and has had contracts which are either competitively bid or negotiated locally with the City of SLO, City of Paso Robles, City of Atascadero, City of Pismo Beach, City of Arroyo Grande, Cal Poly, Cal Poly Corporation, Cuesta College, California State Parks, SLO RTA, Mindbody, County of SLO, UCSB, SLO Sheriff’s Department, Camp Roberts – CA Military Department, Camp SLO – CA Military Department, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Department of the Army, Navy, Paso Robles Unified School District, SLO Office of Education, and the County of Santa Barbara. Notably, Newton Construction was contracted for the Santa Maria Airport to build a new TSA Security System and complete perimeter, which required special security clearances.
Eric, along with his wife Rodessa, is also an owner of California Coastal Investments, LLC, which owns and manages several commercial and residential properties across the Central Coast. Currently, the company has 19 tenants. With his company, Eric has designed and developed many projects in San Luis Obispo and is familiar with the process of getting a new project through City Departments. With his local resources of architects, engineers, subcontractors, and employees, Eric will be able to fast-track Coastal’s project through entitlement and construction.
Additionally, Eric and his wife are partners in SLO Kind, LLC, a cannabis microbusiness that will concentrate on manufacturing of edible and beverage products. The company is almost through the approval process and will commence the building renovations soon.
Eric also owns Libertine Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo. Started in 2014 in Morro Bay, the business since expanded to a manufacturing and packaging location in Santa Maria, a full-service brewery and restaurant in San Luis Obispo,, and a tasting room in Avila Beach. Libertine employs over 80 people across all locations. Eric holds multiple liquor licenses under these businesses and has never had any complaints or violations.
Outside of his career, Eric is a private pilot, Certified Rescue Diver, and past Chapter Advisor for Delta Tau Delta fraternity