About

Dedicated to uniting our team our partners and our community:

Built on service

A letter from our president and CEO,
glenn torrez

When I first began Prava Construction Services, Inc. back in 2005, I wanted to run my business with the same values my wife Denise and I have always used to run our family: integrity, partnership, dedication, fairness, respect, and good old-fashioned hard work. Having worked in the construction industry my entire life, I was excited to lead my own projects again and was able to hit the ground running with a headquarters remodel project for Sempra Energy Utilities.

My experience working with Sempra Energy perfectly exemplifies the greatness that can come from strong values and committed partnership over the years. Our relationship began back in the mid-90s during my time working for Nielson Dillingham Builders, who ended up closing their doors about a decade later. When the company dissolved, Sempra asked me to manage a project for them independently, and I was able to continue our engagement under my new company name, PRAVA Construction Services, Inc.

As PRAVA Construction Services, Inc. has grown into a larger team that includes Denise and my son, Nolan, as well as other experienced building professionals, we have continued to model our business around the principal that our work should reflect this core value of deep, ongoing partnership. With a strong spirit of collaboration, open communication on all fronts, and going above and beyond to accommodate schedules and expectations, we are proud to help each one of our clients realize their visions.

For PRAVA Construction Services, Inc., another huge part of realizing these values was also realizing what they mean when it comes to building a strong partnership with our community. As an MBE-certified Business, we have been very active with the Southern California & Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Councils over the years and strive to hire MBE-certified business on every project — as well as to encourage other minority-owned businesses to become certified. We have also developed a company-wide spirit of social responsibility within our company by leading support campaigns for new charities each month of the year and hosting networking events that benefit local charities.

Throughout all of these efforts, the involvement of our employees, subcontractors, and fellow industry leaders in these efforts has humbled us greatly and brought us closer to the region where we live and work. We are proud to be part of the fabric of the San Diego community.

Whether you’re interested in partnering with us as a new client, beginning a relationship with us as a subcontractor, or participating in our next community event, we invite you to reach out and introduce yourself.

We look forward to building a better future together!

– Glenn Torrez

Meet The Team

Get to know the many faces that make up our incredible PRAVA construction management team.

Glenn Torrez

President/CEO

Andre Ramirez

Chief Operations Officer

Nolan Torrez

Director of Field Operations

Anne Marie Mowatt

Business Development

Denise Maiorano Torrez

CFO/Secretary

Kalina Torrez

Office Manager

Glenn Torrez

President/CEO

Andre Ramirez

Chief Operations Officer

Nolan Torrez

Director of Field Operations

Anne Marie Mowatt

Business Development

Denise Maiorano Torrez

CFO/Secretary

Kalina Torrez

Office Manager

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Diversity Awards 
throughout the years

We’re proud to provide excellence in small and minority-owned business ownership in the San Diego area.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Awards:

2008 – Class I Supplier of the Year, Council for Supplier Diversity San Diego

  • 2008 – Nominated Class I Supplier of the Year, Southern California Minority Business Development Council
  • 2011 – Class II Supplier of the Year, Southern California Minority Business Development Council
  • 2012 – Class II Supplier of the Year, Council for Supplier Diversity San Diego
  • 2015 – MBE Magazine “MBE’s Who Rock!”
  • 2016 – (Nominated) Class II Supplier of the Year, Southern California Minority Business Development Council
  • 2016 – (Nominated) Class III Supplier of the Year for the Pacific Southwest Minority Business Development Council

Other Awards:

  • 2008, 2010 & 2014 – Family Owned & Closely-Held Business Award, San Diego Business Journal
  • 2012 – Excellence in Customer Service Award, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012 & 2014 – Fastest Growing Private Company Award, San Diego Business Journal
  • 2013 – Helping Hand Award, Boys and Girls Clubs of North County San Diego
  • 2013 – Most Admired CEO Award, San Diego Business Journal
  • 2016 – NSDBCC Business Leader of the Year
  • 2018 – North County Philanthropic Council “Corporate Partner of the Year”
  • 2018 – North County Business Chamber of Commerce Business Differentiator
  • 2018 – ABC San Diego Chapter- Excellence in Construction Awards: Merit Award: Gold Family Clinic

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Glenn Torrez

President/CEO

After becoming a licensed contractor in 1988, Glenn Torrez opened GT Construction and operated the business for eight years before moving to San Diego and taking a position with Nielsen Dillingham Builders as a project manager. There, he worked on several key high-profile projects throughout San Diego and country for the company. After leaving Nielsen Dillingham he was asked if he’d be interested in Managing Sempra Energy’s Headquarters remodel, which he agreed to, and this is where PRAVA Construction started in January 2005. Glenn takes pride in the fact that PRAVA has grown to support many families and provides him and their TEAM the opportunity to give back to local organizations that need support. In his free time, Glenn enjoys working on his ranch, riding his Harley, hunting, camping, traveling, and spending time with his Grandkids, family and friends.

Andre Ramirez

Chief Operations Officer

With 30 years of industry experience, Andre Ramirez brings not only industry expertise, but a wide range of contacts that enhance our subcontractor and client base. During his five plus years as PRAVA’s COO, he has worked to meet and exceed client expectations while cultivating a great company culture, as well as co-produced and implemented standard operating procedures that increase daily team efficiency. Andre holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Construction Management from San Diego State University and enjoys volunteering with his family at PRAVA events as well as for his kids’ organizations. In his free time, Andre can be found camping with his family, golfing, surfing, and soaking up the Southern California sunshine.

Nolan Torrez

Director of Field Operations

Nolan Torrez has been with PRAVA shortly after its foundation in 2005, where he started as a Project Coordinator on the Sempra Utility Headquarters Remodel. After 3 years as a PC he became a superintendent as he wanted to learn more about working in the field. He spent 4 years in this role before joining the office TEAM as a Project Manager and now has worked his way up to his current position as Project Manager / Director of Field Operations. As a team leader, he is dedicated to continuing education for himself and his team regarding safety, industry trends, and best practices. Nolan possesses a Project Management Certification from AGC and continues to further his knowledge through specialized coursework related to topics such as lean construction, lien laws, and stormwater training, Green and LEED Building. Nolan works well in the office and in the field and has used his strong communication skills to develop lasting relationships with owners, architects, and subcontractors alike. When not working, Nolan enjoys volunteering alongside his family at PRAVA volunteer events, snowboarding, dirt bike riding, and playing golf.

Anne Marie Mowatt

Business Development

PRAVA’s Regional Business Development Manager Anne Marie Mowatt comes to the TEAM from a long career working in business development and regional programming with many of the company’s existing clients and stakeholders, such as Disney, SDIA, SDG&E, So Cal Edison, and SCMSDC. As a contributing author for MBE Magazine, recipient of the Rosa Parks Diversity Award from the San Diego Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, and Director of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer/Border Region — to name just a few accolades — Anne Marie is an accomplished keynote speaker and champion of supplier diversity. She is known as a “connector” who has contributed significantly to the growth of the company and helped build lasting relationships with private and nonprofit PRAVA clients alike. When not working, Anne Marie enjoys exploring her neighborhood (Little Italy), wine tasting, traveling, yoga, producing orchid arrangements, non-profit work, and spending time with family and friends.

DENISE MAIORANO TORREZ

CFO/Secretary

Denise Maiorano Torrez began her career as an import coordinator for Alltrade Tools in Long Beach, CA, and worked her way up over a nine-year period as Master Scheduler/Buyer in charge of over $25 million in inventory. As PRAVA’s CFO, Denise brings an invaluable skill set to the table, including accounting, job costing, and contract management expertise. She is proud of the family environment at PRAVA, and feels blessed to work with everyone on the team. In addition to working for PRAVA, Denise also manages a small publishing company called Ammie Enterprises.  Giving back is a very important part of Denise’s life.  She believes in always paying it forward. Denise and her daughter were members of the National Charity League from 2002 thru 2006 and then a member of Las Madres from 2006 thru 2010. She also volunteered at North Coast Church Sunday School’s program for special needs children. Denise has also taken part in fundraising activities for the Boys and Girls Club of North County as well as Autism Speaks.

Kalina Torrez

Office Manager

Kalina Torrez began working with PRAVA in 2010 and has served in various roles, including administrative assistant, project coordinator, and marketing coordinator. She now serves as the company’s office manager and accounting assistant. With a degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Long Beach, Kalina brings strong communication skills to the team, working to develop lasting relationships with clients and subcontractors. She enjoys giving back to the community with the PRAVA team and has volunteered and/or fundraised for Autism Speaks San Diego, the 9/11 Stair Climb, SD Food Bank, SD Blood Bank, and Outreach for Humanity Backpack Drive. Kalina currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Boys & Girls Club of North Country Annual Dinner and Auction. When not working, Kalina enjoys being outside, traveling, hiking, and snowboarding with her husband, Nolan, her son, Hunter, and her dog, Colt.