Robert Hartelust Joins BNBuilders as a Project Executive

Los Angeles, CA, May 9, 2022 – This month, BNBuilders welcomed Robert Hartelust to the team as a Senior Project Executive serving the LA/OC region. Mr. Hartelust brings over 20 years of experience in operations, full-site construction management, and land development. His portfolio spans a wide range of projects from stadiums and malls to large-scale residential buildings. In recent years, he has led numerous healthcare projects. At BNB, Mr. Hartelust will focus on expanding BNBuilders’ healthcare portfolio.  

Jim Charpentier, Principal at BNBuilders, states, “We are happy to have Robert join the BNB team in Los Angeles. As BNB looks to diversify our market sectors in LA/OC, healthcare projects will be a focus in the coming years. Robert’s years of experience executing technical projects in this market for many clients will be instrumental in achieving our goals.”

In his previous role at Skanska, Mr. Hartelust led the project team for the HMPC Acute Care Tower in Los Angles, California, and the RCH Acute Care Tower in Riverside, California. Each project exceeded $200 million, and both were just shy of 200,000 SF of new construction.  Just prior to moving to the Los Angeles market, Robert led a construction team in San Juan, Puerto Rico building a $230 million, award-winning retail center for the Taubman Company. 

Hartelust explains, “The people and culture at BNBuilders are the main reason I chose to come here. Once I met with leadership and saw firsthand the way that the people at this company interacted, I knew this was a place I wanted to be. They have people here who are friendly, energetic, and passionate, and they are great builders. I’ve been at larger companies where the culture shifts as they grow, and BNB has made it a priority to keep that part of the company intact no matter how big they become.”

About BNBuilders

Founded in 2000 in Seattle, BNBuilders is a 100% employee-owned general contractor specializing in complex projects for clients in the life sciences, education, healthcare, public, and technology sectors. They are known for their innovative solutions to highly technical issues, comprehensive preconstruction services, passion for sustainable construction practices, and commitment to the communities in which they do business. With five offices, 1,000+ employees, and a strong presence in the California, Colorado, and Washington construction markets, BNBuilders is a leader and preferred contractor for some of the most recognizable and respected companies in the world.