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Sue Distaso - Director of Operations


With the company since 1988, Sue brings to the team an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry. As Director of Operations, Sue manages project scheduling, subcontractor partnerships and the crew on a daily basis. She also works one-on-one with each client to assist with decisions for interior home features such as carpeting, tile and appliances. In addition, Sue manages all office operations form book-keeping, human resource management to receptionist. 

You'll recognize Sue's smiling face as she welcomes you to your first appointment to discuss your dream of a new home in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills and surrounding areas.


Mike Newitt - Journeyman Carpenter

Mike teamLawsonJourneyman Carpenter Mike started in 2013 with the company and brings a wealth of experience in the construction trade. He continues to add to his skill set and is becoming a well rounded journeyman carpenter. Mike also brings to the table a lot of enthusiasm and a can do attitude.


Kim Lawson - Marketing

Kim3Kim has been a Lawson Team member through out the years. As a young girl she would accompany her father, Dave Lawson to on site meetings with clients. During her high school career she began assisting with office duties and later she worked a year in the field framing houses and assisting the heavy equipments operator. She left Lawson Construction to pursue a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Today she has returned with her degree and a wealth of experience in marketing from her time with a professional NASCAR Sprint Cup Team and Grand AM Racing Team as well as her time working in marketing for Bauman College, a holistic nutrition and culinary arts school. 

Kim manages public relations, online social media campaigns, advertising partnerships and is always seeking out new opportunities for the company. 

When she is not tracking down marketing opportunities for Lawson Construction, she can be found exploring the sierras with her dog Kona, tackling some white water or hitting some high speeds on a race track. 


Leigh Brown - Cabinet Shop Foreman

leigh brown2Leigh, a Lawson team member since 1986, is the master cabinet maker as well as the lead finish man. Leigh’s extensive knowledge in wood working, trouble shooting and creative problem solving skills allow him to develop stunning cabinet design and layouts for your new home. Leigh will work with you to personalize each custom finish piece. Ask us about custom finish options for your new home.  


Josh McClure - Carpenter

Josh webLCJosh, with Lawson since 2010, specializes in framing carpentry. Josh works with the journeyman carpenter and foreman to interpret drawings and build the supporting structures of each new home. In addition to framing, Josh is experienced in finish carpentry and often shifts gears to assist the finish team in completing a project. His experience in handling a range of construction tools to complete an array of different construction tasks makes him a valuable Lawson team member.

In his free time Josh can be found wrenching on one of his derby cars preparing it for the next big smashing event.