OPC’s Michele Folk, SR/WA, R/W-RAC, R/W-URAC, R/W-NAC, will teach IRWA Course 501 – “Residential Relocation Assistance” at the Metropolitan Water District in downtown L.A. on March 20 and 21, 2019. Topics for this 2-day intermediate course include:
- Replacement housing payments
- Mobile homes
- Last resort housing
- Advisory assistance
- Moving payments
- Filing claims and appeals
OPC welcomes Marty Zvirbulis! Marty was recently appointed Chief Operations Officer for OPC. With extensive experience as a civil engineering and water resources executive, Team OPC is excited that Marty has joined forces with us for the next exciting phase of his career. For the past 20+ years, he directed regional water infrastructure programs and groundwater management for the Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) in the Chino, Cucamonga, and Rialto groundwater basins. Marty held several executive leadership positions over the course of his career at CVWD, most recently serving as General Manager/Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he managed all district operations, including building effective, high-performing leadership teams and organizational alignment through training, coaching, mentoring, and identifying and exceeding organizational metrics.
“We are very excited to welcome Marty to the OPC team,” said Brian Everett, OPC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Marty is a highly-respected water resources engineer with the leadership, vision and people management skills vital to ensuring OPC’s continued operational growth and success for years to come.”
A licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the state of California, Mr. Zvirbulis, his wife and grown children are lifelong residents of Long Beach, CA. He also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at California State University, Long Beach.
Before a highway can be built, before pavement can be laid – land must be chosen, cleared, and prepped. OPC is excited to be part of the team laying the groundwork for our nation’s highways and infrastructure. Together with Parsons, we managed the right of way services for the Centennial Corridor Improvement Project for the City of Bakersfield. OPC handled project management, acquisition, relocation assistance, appraisal review, right of way engineering, environmental investigations, and property management. for the $720 million project. Video credit to KERO-TV (ABC) in Bakersfield, CA. View You Tube Video.
We are very proud to see our CEO, Brian Everett, (3rd from left) on the cover of Right of Way Magazine’s July/August issue. The accompanying article is a fantastic read about the four industry experts pictured here. Industry Roundtable – Leveraging the Value of the Right of Way Professional.
Click to read the Digital Version of July/August IRWA Right of Way Magazine.
OPC team members hit the IRWA 2018 Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, with all new branding. Pictured here in our booth with new (and fantastic) conference goodies – is our team at the IRWA Edmonton Education Conference. (LtoR) Gabe Becerra, Janella Cordova, Jerry Colburn, Maria Brief, and Todd Salvatore (not pictured Darryl Root and Michele Folk). OPC – Enhancing Lives through Infrastructure.
Ready to build a new career on your Survey experience? OPC is seeking a career-driven licensed California PLS with an eye for opportunity. We have an immediate opening for a Project Land Surveyor to provide in-house survey expertise to our project teams. Position manages right of way engineering and land survey services for highly-visible Southern California projects in conjunction with top-level engineering firms. Interested? We are ready to talk. Visit our Careers link to apply.
Notice something different about us? OPC has been in business since 1980, and our old logo came about in 2003. To mark the 15th anniversary of our look and branding, we got a bit of makeover. Actually, our new look is more of a complete transformation. Overland, Pacific & Cutler is now OPC.
Our new look is vibrant and modern, and we are extremely excited about it. We may have a new look but we’re still the same solid and experienced company ready to help you achieve your project objectives.
OPC’s Chad Wakefield and Raj Virk from our Oakland Office were in attendance at PSWRC-NAHRO in Sacramento. This year’s Regional Conference and Exhibition is “SUPER! Conference – Power in Partnerships”. Pacific Southwest Regional Council of NAHRO, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, is a membership organization composed of agencies, businesses, public officials and individuals dedicated to improving the lives of low income families through the management, maintenance, and construction of housing, community facilities, infrastructure improvements and economic redevelopment.