We know your space is of utmost importance. It’s a client’s first impression. It’s where teams work and customers gather. Our approach to commercial projects is simple. We listen and work in close collaboration with the right partners to create the desired outcome. Whether it’s a new build or remodel of corporate offices, retail space, fitness facilities, restaurants, and more, our commercial team has the proven skills and portfolio to oversee your project.Commercial Projects Commercial Services
With 25+ completed projects in the apartment complex sector, including new construction and improvement work, we continue to be a trusted partner for the building of high-density and mixed-use developments. As a general contractor, we help investors in solving the current affordable housing shortage in our communities.High-Density Projects High-Density Capabilities
We invest in the communities in which we live and work. We work with partners to assess unique and viable opportunities that include the renovation of existing buildings, the purchase of vacant land, or the establishment of new and innovative projects.Asset Development Projects
Vertisee Heights Apartments
Just 700 ft from the Columbia…
Just 700 ft from the Columbia River stand Richland’s newest apartments, the Vertisee Heights located at 1156 Columbia Park Trail. The two-building, 24-unit loft-style complex features one and two-story units…
Alliance Women’s Health and Tri-City Foot and Ankle Center
Off Sandifur Parkway, in Pasco’s newest…
Off Sandifur Parkway, in Pasco’s newest burgeoning corridor, sits the new home of Alliance Women’s Health and Tri-City Foot and Ankle Center. The 9,600 sq ft multi-use medical office took…
Solgen Power HQ
“Coast-to-coast” inspiration is evident in all…
“Coast-to-coast” inspiration is evident in all aspects of Solgen Power’s new headquarters in Pasco, WA. From the Manhattan-inspired main building exterior, architectural trim, and reception desk to the art wall…
Trinidad (Trino) Diaz
Superintendent + Craft Manager
In the beginning, Elite needed enthusiastic and hard-working team members comfortable wearing many hats who could evolve with company growth. At Elite since 2010, Trino’s evolution and growth within the company are a shining example of that philosophy. In his role as Superintendent and Craft Manager, Trino supervises the field construction of Private Division projects including organization, planning, and scheduling to complete the work on time, within budget, and to the quality specified while adhering to safety standards. He also leads, directs, and coordinates the work of subcontractors and Elite’s trade labor. According to him, “Every day is different which makes the job exciting and interesting.” Having won both “Project Manager” and “Employee of the Year” in years past, Trino’s goal is to keep learning and advancing, especially with the amount of unprecedented growth Elite has seen over the last few years.
Born in southeastern Washington, Trino takes satisfaction in watching others enjoy his culinary and grilling skills. As a youth, he learned from his dad how to raise cattle and grow vegetables, so he’s excited to teach his children the same. He’s also a car aficionado preferring classics of the 80’s and early 90’s and a fan of conjunto de arpa grande, a type of Mexican folk music from his parent’s hometown of Coalcomán, Michoacán in Mexico.
Assistant Project Manager
Cielo joined Elite in 2021 as Project Engineer and quickly transitioned into the role of Assistant Project Manager. In her current role, she is responsible for the operational leadership of maintaining cost and contract controls along with participating in the pre-construction process by reviewing estimates and providing feedback on bid packages. Client interface is a major duty in her day-to-day and ensuring the proper implementation of all elements including subcontractor coverage, budget maintenance, and punch list completion, just to name a few. Her favorite part of the job is focusing on communication throughout the project and ensuring that her team has all the resources to deliver “Elite” results.
Being brought up in an environment where construction and high-end custom homes were the main niche has provided Cielo a meticulous eye for detail and unwavering interpersonal skills with clients and stakeholders as they undergo the building process. Before relocating to Tri-Cities, WA, she worked for a commercial Portland contractor where her forte became microunits, public works, and hospitality.
Now with over five years of increasing responsibility within the construction industry, including drafting tech, project engineer, residential project manager, commercial construction and estimating along with a Bachelor’s in Engineering from WSU, Cielo has thrown her name in the hat to relocate in the case that Elite opens a satellite office on the Islands of Hawaii.
When not working, Cielo loves watching the Star Wars franchise and spending time with her family traveling, hiking, camping, working out, and exploring new restaurants. She also enjoys time well-spent with her dogs.View #DayInTheLife Feature
A recent graduate from Eastern Washington University, with a BS in Construction Management and minor in Business Administration, Nathan joined Elite in 2020 as Project Engineer. As PE, Nathan’s primary responsibilities are to manage, evaluate and assess information necessary to construct our projects on time, within budget and to the highest quality.
Being part of the construction industry, in any capacity, was the motivating factor for Nathan’s chosen degree. His enthusiasm, strong work ethic and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done makes him a stellar addition to our commercial and luxury residential division. In fact, Nathan started as a job-site laborer so he could gain a better understanding of the work he would eventually manage.
Nathan is a huge sports fanatic and baseball, both playing and watching, makes the top of his list. His beloved teams include hometown favorites, the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks. When not engaged in this past time, you can find him golfing and fishing.
As an Estimator in our Private Construction Division, Bobby’s primary focus is to provide and coordinate full estimating services on assigned projects as well as construction and pre-construction contracts. At Elite since 2020, Bobby joined as an intern and quickly proved to be a valuable part of our team, hence his immediate employment after his internship concluded. Previously, he spent 6+ years with the U.S. Airforce in positions that included quality assurance, planning, and scheduling. His education slate is also impressive with a BS in Project Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters in Business Administration from Western Governors University.
Bobby’s motto is “family-first.” He loves having BBQs at his home, where he can bring everyone together to enjoy each other’s company over a great meal. He enjoys traveling with his wife and young son. An entrepreneur at heart, with a commitment to continued education, Bobby recently started a new business and keeps plugging away at his educational goal of completing a Doctorate in Business. He’s also devoted to giving back and wants to use sports, specifically wrestling, as a way to develop future leaders.
Luis is the poster child for the company’s motto of “Work Hard. Stay Humble.” Considered part of the “elite eight”, the most tenured employees at Elite Construction and Development, the symbiotic relationship between Luis’ growth and the company’s success is evident. As Estimating Manager, his primary responsibilities are to plan, develop, organize, and supervise estimating and pre-construction efforts for the portfolio of private sector projects pursued by the company. Achieving this involves coordinating efforts of internal and external stakeholders as well as overall management of the preconstruction team and activities.
Having grown up in the construction business, Luis can count as much experience and dedication to craft as a seasoned veteran, making his longevity in this profession impressive. With over 20 years of experience, he’s respected among his peers as someone who is collaborative, communicative, and respectful. He has a great work ethic, commitment to teamwork, and an understated sense of humor. In fact, it’s not uncommon for him to be the butt of his own jokes which usually includes comments about his hair or lack thereof.
Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it, which is what Luis does almost seven days a week. If not at his formal profession, he’s working on maintaining his farm and rental properties and even “working on cars”, his favorite pastime, has the word “work” in it. That said, he will occasionally take his wife’s advice to relax in more traditional ways.