Dennis Dizon Appointed President

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Dennis Dizon Appointed President


Watkins Landmark Construction Announces Appointment of Dennis Dizon as President

Carlsbad, CA (November 9th, 2020) – Watkins Landmark Construction proudly announces the promotion of Dennis Dizon as the company’s new President. Dennis joined Watkins as COO/Vice President of Operations in 2015 and helped steer the company through the completion of many successful “Landmark’ projects. As of October 2020, his new role as President replaced the duties previously held by Founder Jody James Watkins. Jody’s strategic move in handing off the President role allows for him in his position as CEO / Founder to focus his efforts and energy on strategy, company growth, vision, and business development with new and existing clients.
As a San Diego native and graduate of San Diego State University Dennis is passionate about building in his hometown and throughout Southern California. At SDSU he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and kicked off his construction career at Nielsen Dillingham Builders working on notable expansion and renovation projects.

Dennis’s career path led him to be part of the project team at Petco Park in 2000 as a Project Manager and the site is now considered to be the best ballpark in baseball. The Petco Park project team also included Jody James Watkins, which kicked off Jody and Dennis’ now 20-year working relationship and friendship.

“When I started my own company, I always knew that I needed Dennis to be a part of the team. When the time was right, we were able to bring him on board and it was one of the best hires the company has made.” – Jody James Watkins

Dennis’s 25 years of experience in the construction industry include many more notable projects like the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Qualcomm Stadium Expansion, and Shipwreck Rapids SeaWorld San Diego to name a few. The vast variety of different project types and experience in successfully troubleshooting the array of different challenges is what makes Dennis so valuable to the company and places him as the perfect fit to lead the Watkins team.

“My friendship with Jody goes back almost 20 years and our vision to build “landmark” projects while having a little fun along the way, remains unchanged. I am very excited about my new role and I look forward to the future of Watkins.” – Dennis Dizon

Dennis also says that he sees this as a tremendous opportunity to help Watkins Landmark push through current challenges in the construction industry with Covid-19 and uncertainty for some developers and investors. Through this challenging time, the Watkins team is completing several projects at the Hotel Del Coronado and ramping up to start a 170-unit multifamily project in Chula Vista this month.

About Watkins Landmark Construction
Watkins Landmark Construction was formed in the fall of 2004 with the goal to build a construction company that specializes in cutting edge projects that leave a lasting impression on the client, users, and surrounding community…Hence the term “Landmark” in the name. As a General Contractor, our project experience ranges from small tenant improvements to large multifamily developments, hotels, and sporting facilities. Our presence in Southern California includes offices in Carlsbad and Indian Wells. We are most interested in learning how we can be of assistance to your upcoming projects. Whether it is providing assistance in developing an initial budget, or a comprehensive bid for construction, we are confident you will find our knowledge and service invaluable. For more information about our experience and services please contact our Director of Business Development John Gonzalez at [email protected] or call (858) 259-1240