Born and raised in the Bay Area.
George’s father had a construction business and George started working summers for his dad at the age of 13. He continued working for his father after he graduated high school. After a few years, George was in put charge of production and also did all the sales.
In 1979, George got his contractor’s license. In 1980, he took over Gayler Construction and grew the company, which now does commercial and residential design/build work.
George met and married Darlene in 1980 and they have been married for 30 years and live in Alamo.
George has always had a passion for aviation and earned his pilot’s license in 1982. He bought his first airplane soon afterwards and has owned an airplane ever since.
George and Darlene love to travel. They also enjoy scuba diving, golf, snow skiing, and are avid walkers. They also enjoy boating and spending a lot of time at their cabin in Groveland with their kids and grandkids.
George is a member of the Danville Chamber and Alamo Chamber. He is a Certified Green Builder.
George has been a Rotarian since 1984.
Darlene is a native Californian and attended college at Chabot and Cal State Hayward. She graduated with her degree in Registered Nursing and worked in ICU/CCU for 8 years. She then changed careers and did sales and marketing, owning her own company for 13 years. In 2000, she joined Gayler Construction as a partner and has been working there ever since.
Darlene met and married George in 1980 and they live in Alamo. Chris, their son, works with them at Gayler Construction.
Darlene “works for travel” and has been traveling the world since she was a child. She also enjoys golf, boating, snow skiing, reading, exercising and spending time with her grandsons.
Darlene is on the Board for the Danville Chamber of Commerce, an Ambassador for the Alamo Chamber of Commerce, an honorary Rotarian and also co-founder of Sustainable Danville Area.
I grew up in Castro Valley and attended UC Santa Barbara College and lived there for 5 years. I met and married my wife Natalie at Santa Barbara. After we married we moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area to start working for the family business.
I have been working side by side with my Dad for the last 8 years as General Manager and at some time in the future, I expect to become the 3rd generation owner. My wife Natalie initially worked for Gayler Construction too but has since become a full time mom taking care of our two boys Ethan and Zach. When I’m not working I enjoy water skiing, snow skiing, reading and being horrible at golf.
Jeff joined Gayler Construction in 1984. He is currently the production manager, responsible for overseeing construction of all projects and bringing jobs in on time and on budget. He has been a licensed contractor since 1997 with specific job skills as a master carpenter and master builder, site development, and is fluent in all aspects of residential building.
Jeff has been married for 15 years with 4 children. He enjoys camping & boating with his family, Disney Land trips, and family game nights.
Hobbies include boat building and racing. He was winner for the 2011 National Champion boat racing and President of the Model Mariers Boat Club for the last 3 years.
Jeff is a musician, drumming since age 11 and still plays today. Jeff spent 4 High School years in the marching band, field show, concert band, award winning Jazz bank, rock band, pit orchestra for Guys & Dolls and Grease Musicals.
Paul J. Panepinto
Paul J. Panepinto joined Gayler Construction in 2003 as a project manager. He is your on-site project manager who evaluates the construction documents, maintains the project schedule and supervises the job-site production. His work ethic is exemplified with his motto of “maintaining communication with the client to achieve high-satisfaction with a zero punch list.” With over 25 years’ experience working in the construction industry he is familiar with all phases of residential construction.
Paul is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, and in 2002, he was inducted into the National Honor Society.
In Paul’s spare time his passions include travel, skiing, motorcycle riding, history and politics.
I am the friendly voice you here when you call Gayler Construction. My name is Jessica Unruh and I’m the Administrative Assistant. I help coordinate correspondence between clients, employees, our affiliates, as well as online social media. I have worked in customer service and in an office environment for over 10 years. My hobbies are hiking, swimming, tennis, BBQ’n and hanging out with friends.