John Hardisty Juan Cruz

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John Hardisty

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

Hardisty Construction, LLC.

  • President—Construction Defect Litigation Consulting and Expert Witness Services
  • San Diego, California 1990—Present
  • Phoenix, Arizona 1999—2010
  • Denver, Colorado 2001—2012
  • Las Vegas, Nevada 2001—2012

Melhorn Construction, Inc.

  • Chief Operation Officer—Commercial General Contractor 2004—Present
  • Project Manager Commercial Construction 1987—1988
  • Superintendent Commercial Construction 1980—1987 San Diego, California

Hardisty, Inc.

  • 1983—2010
  • President—Commercial Drywall—Steel Studs/Tenant Improvements San Diego, California

Munson Hardisty, LLC

  • 2007—2010
  • Partner—Commercial/Residential General Contractor Knoxville, Tennessee

Legacy Pointe, LLC

  • 2007—2010
  • Developer/Owner—252 unit development Knoxville, Tennessee

North American Environmental dba Great American Drywall

  • 1997—1999
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • President

Mission Hills Development

  • 1989—1993
  • San Diego, California
  • General Partner Residential Construction and Land Development

Rancho Homes

  • 1989—1991
  • San Diego, California
  • General Partner Residential Construction and Land Development

Western Development Corporation

  • 1988—1989
  • San Diego, California
  • Project Manager Commercial and Residential Construction and Land Development


  • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • 1973—1978
  • Double Major: Economics, Political Science
  • Mesa College, San Diego, California
  • 1980—1985
  • Courses Included: Building Codes & Enforcement, Structural Concrete Inspection, Commercial Estimating, Residential Building Inspection, Surveying, Construction Law, Real Estate Law, and Residential Drafting and Design.


Journeyman in all phases of carpentry, framing, cabinet making, residential sheet metal, roofing, stucco, waterproofing, concrete, masonry, drywall and insulation.

General Contractor—Low-rise commercial, residential construction, residential land/subdivision development, structural concrete, formwork, pools, custom landscape/structures.

Estimating—Low-rise commercial and residential, tenant improvements, retrofit, remodeling, and construction litigation.

Forensic Consultant Residential and commercial construction regarding building codes, standard of care, sequencing, work product and product performance, contracts, building products, quality, installation and estimates. Develop potential surety exposure evaluations. Provide analysis of subcontracts/suppliers cost to complete. Supply general contracting, project management and superintendents to complete projects.

Court Certified Expert Trial testimony in the following areas: estimating and standard of care for subcontractors, developers and homeowners; General Contractor representing developers and homeowners; standard of care for architects, plans, details and specifications; and general contractor representing the following subcontract trades: framing, sheet metal, roofing, stucco, mechanical and HVAC, prefab fireplaces, decks, waterproofing, masonry and personal injury.


  • CBO—Member since 1990
  • NFPA—Member since 1998
  • NRCA—Member since 1998
  • ACI—Member since 1998


Custom Homes Featured In: San Diego Magazine and San Diego Decorating

General Contractor Licenses

  • California B-1 #444653 (1983-Present)
  • Additional Classifications: C-35 Plastering, C-9 Drywall Colorado #20011173181 (1997-2012)
  • Nevada #0053960 (1999-2012)
  • Tennessee BC-A, B #16728 (2007-2010)
  • Arizona B-1 #144740 (1999-2006), B-1 #238359 (2007-2010)
  • Virginia (1973-1983)
  • North Carolina (1975-1980)


  • Building Inspector UBC (ICBO)
  • Certified Building Inspector #1003601-10 Building Inspection (ICBO)
  • Mechanical Inspection (ICBO) Plumbing Inspection (ICBO)
  • Ceramic Tile Consultant and Inspector (CTI) AAMA Certified (ID #700004541)

Real Estate

  • Agent, Virginia (1976-1980)
  • Agent, California (1983-1988) Agent, North Carolina (1976-1980)

Summary Of Experience

Construction Litigation Consultant: 3080 cases
Trials: 47 cases
Arbitrations: 22 cases

Cabinets 26
Carpet 4
Concrete 113
Commercial Property Owner 29
Construction Manager 7
Corporate Entity 3
Cost Analysis 29
Curb and/or Gutters 7
Decks 21
Design Professional 1
Developer 53
Doors 35
Dry Utilities 3
Drywall 99
Electrical 42
Equipment Company 3
Excavation 5
Fence 50
Final Clean Up 5
Finish Carpentry 51
Fireplaces 48
Fire Alarm Systems 1
Fire Sprinklers 4
Flooring 52
Flood Damage 2
Foundations and Slabs 19
Framing 128
Garage Doors 15

Juan Cruz

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

Hardisty Construction Management & Consulting, Inc.
San Diego, California
Inspector Construction Defect Litigation Designer

Building Workshop Architects
San Diego, California
Freelance Designer


Experience on: AutoCad, Illustrator, Photoshop, Rhino, Revit, Microsoft Programs.


New School of Architecture and Design
San Diego, California

Southwestern College
Chula Vista, California

Morse High School
San Diego, California


Design Village Winner 2013