Meet the Staff of Alpha Structural
Collectively, our staff comprise over 850 years of combined experience in hard-core foundation/hillside inspection, engineering and repair. That makes us the most qualified foundation engineering and contracting firm in all of Southern California. Click on a name to learn more.
David Tourjé, the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the company, decided to specialize in foundation and hillside repairs due to the increasing demands for this type of work. He began in the construction trade in 1978. His focus was, from the beginning, on hillside construction and structural repair - becoming a journeyman carpenter and formsetter. Mr. Tourjé constructed many high difficulty hillside homes during the 1980s and has underpinned or repaired over 5,000 damaged structures and slopes, inspecting and evaluating over 10,000 properties.
Linda Tourjé is the Owner and Chief Financial Officer of Alpha Structural, Inc. Linda currently oversees all financial and administrative functions of the company and ensures smooth administrative operations.
Charlie Rosenkranz is Vice President of Development of Alpha Structural, Inc. He has over seventeen years’ experience in custom home building, hillside excavation and retaining walls, caissons and grade beam construction, remodeling and foundation replacements. Mr. Rosenkranz has personally inspected and evaluated over several thousand homes and hillsides. He is uniquely qualified to determine what the customer needs and wants and to identify the exact problem and the best solution for the property and the customer. Charlie’s job is to assess our customers’ concerns, provide recommendations and devise solutions for any necessary repairs. Charlie oversees the design of all repairs for the properties he inspects to ensure all projects are executed and constructed to utmost customer satisfaction.
Kyle Tourjé is a Senior Structural Assessor of Alpha Structural, Inc. Kyle grew up in the construction industry and has years of experience in foundation and hillside repair, retaining walls, caissons, grade beam construction and foundation replacements. He started out building various projects and worked his way up to a crew foreman and then became a Structural Assessor. Kyle is uniquely qualified to determine the exact problem and the best solution for the homeowner. Kyle’s job is to assess the customers’ concerns, provide recommendations and devise solutions for any necessary repairs. He oversees the design of all repairs for the properties he assesses to ensure all projects are executed to utmost customer satisfaction.
Brad Nestler is the Senior Structural Assessor for Alpha Structural, Inc. Brad has years of experience in structural repairs/upgrades to homes and specializes in foundations. Brad will inspect the property and design the most efficient solution while looking to save on construction costs. He oversees the design for all repairs and will work with the homeowner to ensure that their own goals for their property are attained.
Erinn Rusnak is a Structural Assessor for Alpha Structural, Inc. Erinn has years of experience in structural repairs/upgrades to foundations, hillside homes, retaining walls, waterproofing, drainage and soft story retrofitting. After being a foreman for years, he was promoted to a Structural Assessor due to his technical skill and ability to analyze the most efficient structural repairs for any given situation.
Dave Schlaich, Alpha Structural, Inc. Vice President Production, project manages all engineering and construction at Alpha Structural, Inc. Mr. Schlaich personally oversees each project from initial engineering and design through final inspection. All of his job supervisors, foremen and carpenters have been personally trained by Dave, Mark and David Tourjé, and are specialists in this difficult trade. Mr. Schlaich is directly responsible for the supervision and completion of all Alpha Structural, Inc. projects.
Steve Ferguson, Vice President Production, has over 30 years of experience in construction and structural framing. Steve spent many years working as a general contractor where he picked up invaluable knowledge on not only the most efficient way to tackle a job, but the most efficient way to run his crew. Steve’s role is to directly oversee the projects construction and quality, all while communicating constantly with the client so they know exactly what is happening.
Evan started working in the construction field in the early 2000s. After working for years as a Laborer in the construction field, he eventually came to Alpha Structural as a Foreman and worked his way up to Job Supervisor and now a Structural Assessor. Having worked in the field as a Laborer, Foreman and Job Supervisor, Evan has experience from each aspect of the job and knows what it takes to design the most efficient, cost-effective solution.
Aaron has years of field experience as both a Laborer and a Foreman. His in the trenches experience is what enables him to design the needed repairs for any structural problems one may experience. He knows what it takes to get the job done and this is how Aaron designs his repairs efficiently and effectively.
Mike is the Soils & Grading Specialist for Alpha Structural. With over 50 years in the soils industry, Mike has worked on everything from residential hillside development to high-rise construction and everything in between. He was the Owner/Operator of Southwest Geotechnical for over 26 years and has made a name for himself as one of Southern California’s best soil experts! After operating under his own license for many decades, Mike decided to join our team and will take on a large role in the production side of Alpha. Additionally, Mike and Alpha’s owner, Dave Tourjé, have been working together for over 35 years!