James Carpenetti

Sr. Superintendent

James Carpenetti, a Milpitas, California native, grew up a wood framer during the boom years of Silicone Valley. Jim worked his way up from framer to Superintendent during the 80s and early 90s, building residential and light commercial projects. He gained valuable experience with general construction and layout practices that serve him well today. Jim attended San Jose City College and was awarded a two year technical degree in Construction Technology and then joined the San Francisco Ironworkers Local 378 and learned the steel business with his boots on. Jim has maintained his California General Building License #B578465 since 1990 and added a C-51 Structural Steel License in 2010.

Jim joined the Iron Workers in 1995 and completed a three year apprenticeship that included training in Structural Erection, Crane and Rigging, Welding Certificates, Safety Training and Concrete Reinforcing. Jim has been instrumental in completion of projects of magnitude such as the San Mateo Bridge Earthquake Retrofit project, a joint venture between Traylor, Morrison Knudsen and Weeks Marine and the Clean Fuel Project Shell Refinery in Martinez, California for Bechtel. Jim has completed several high profile projects up and down the west coast ranging from the UCLA Medical Center for Hensel Phelps to the Pasadena Convention Center for Clark Construction in Pasadena, California. Jim joined Bragg Crane, also known locally as Peninsula Crane and Rigging, and enjoyed the heavy picks and rigging challenges that commitment brought. One memorable project was the Disney Cars Land Project with Bratton Steel and Clark Construction in Anaheim, California.

Jim is also an accomplished musician, so if you call and he won’t answer, it is likely he has a guitar or banjo under one arm with a pick in his hand.