Gary McDonald Homes Production Associates
An outstanding athelete at Clovis West High School, Brad Hertel was drafted following graduation by the Texas Rangers baseball team. Electing to further his education first, he attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on a baseball scholarship. Transferring to Missouri Valley State College, also on a baseball scholarship, he earned a degree in business finance there in June of 2004. Returning to Fresno from Florida where he played minor league basesball, Brad joined Gary McDonald Homes where he has steadily advanced in the construction and land development end of the business. He and his wife, Melany, have two sons and live in Clovis.
Construction superintendent Jon Pacini brings an extensive background in finish caarpentry, home remodeling, and custom homes to his position at Gary McDonald Homes. Prior to joining our team he was the owner/builder of Merit Construction for four years. A Fresno native, Jon has over 25 years in the building industry and a California State Contractors License. When not on the job, he is very active in outdoor pursuits and agriculture. For nine years, he has been a 4-H leader and is currently on the Livestock Committee for the Fresno Fair. Graduation from Madera High School, he lists fishing, camping, gardening and spending time with his family as favorite things to do. Additionally, he’s a great Fresno State sports fan and joined our team in September, 2013.
Assistant Superintendent Wes Pacini became a member of the Gary McDonald Homes’ team in February, 2014. Also a native of Fresno, Wes began learning his trade in the building industry with his dad, Jon, in Merit Construction for five years. Following graduation from Buchanan High School in Clovis, he began as a finish carpenter for Merit. He, too, has a lifelong interest in agriculture having been a 4-H member for nine years in the swine unit. Baseball was also a big part of school years for him from Centruy Elementary, Alta Sierra and into Buchanan. He enjoys the outdoor lfe like the rest of his famly as well as being a college fooball fan.
The newest member of the Gary McDonald Homes construction division is Jose Sermeno, production supervisor for front end operations during the building process. After joining us in August of 2014, he oversees the beginning phases of custom home constructin from the lay out to rough plumbing, electricity and framing. A San Jose, CA native, Jose has over 14 years in new home construction including foreman responsibilities for such valley companies as Besmer/Varian Construction which has framed many of the homes at Copper River Ranch and Morgan Run. A graduate of Madera and Furman High Schools (both in Madera), Jose enjoys coaching his sons’ little league teams. He and his wife of ten years (they were high school sweethearts) have two sons.