Scott L. Buckles, AIA, President
Scott Buckles, AIA has been a practicing architect for over 30 years and has specialized in the area of construction defect consulting for over 20 years. He is a licensed architect in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Washington and a licensed residential designer in Nevada. Scott also has his general contractor license in four states and has managed numerous construction projects throughout the Southern California area. Over the years, Scott has established a reputation as a professional with a solid knowledge base in all areas of forensic architecture and construction management. Working within the construction defect industry with attorneys, insurance carriers, development firms and homeowners, Scott has been designated as an expert witness on over 800 cases and has provided testimony for numerous arbitrations and trials.
1979 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Bachelor of Science Architecture Studies
Associate of Applied Science
NV: # 160-RD/2002
AZ: KB1 #ROC241540/2008
Architecture, Construction, Construction Defects, Expert Witness
Chris Buckles Larson, AIA, Partner, LEED, AP
Chris Buckles Larson, AIA – Partner. Chris has over 30 years of experience as an Architect and is licensed in Washington, California, Nevada and Colorado. Chris has broad-based experience in the analysis of building construction issues, code compliance and the project management of design/build projects. Her expertise includes: Architectural Design, Architectural Project Management, Construction Defects, Forensic Architecture, and she is LEED Certified. Chris has been performing construction defect investigations for B&A for 10 years.
1976 Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Fine Arts
1979 Texas A&M University, Master of Architecture
Architect and Project Manager experience since 1982
Architectural Design, Architectural Project Management, Construction Defects, Forensic Architecture, LEED Certified
(Pictured, Top: Kevin Clark, Joe Diaz, Rick Reeves. Bottom: Joe Kane, Troy Cox, and Dreux Dubois.)
Rick Reeves, AIA
Rick Reeves, AIA, has been a registered Architect, licensed in California, for over 30 years, and is a senior architect in the Escondido office. His varied experience includes work on projects ranging from single and multi-family homes to public schools and shopping centers. Rick has spent 10 years in the forensic architecture field, and eight years as an architect for disaster recovery in Federal and State governments. Rick has earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Architecture from Cal. Poly, Pomona.
1978 California Polytechnic University, Pomona
1975 California State University, San Bernardino, Furniture Design and Art Studios
Architecture, Construction Defect Inspection, Project Management, Disaster Recovery
Data Analysis, Repair Recommendation, Disaster Related Damage Assessment, Cost Estimating, Architectural Construction Document Preparation and Contract Administration
Joseph M. Kane, Project Manager, General Contractor
Joe Kane is a licensed General Contractor. He has supervised many Buckles Construction, Inc. projects including the Condor Breeding Facility at the San Diego Safari Park, construction of a concrete deck reconstruction project for 39 building in Chandler, Arizona, and repairs of over 250 single family homes throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, and San Diego counties. Joe has been performing construction defect investigations for B&A for over 10 years.
1990 Palomar College, San Marcos CA – Construction Management
1988 Practical Schools, Anaheim CA – Construction Management
1986 Santa Ana College, Santa Ana CA- Architecture
1984 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa CA – Architecture, Land Development, Construction Management
Construction Industry Management since 1987
Construction Project Management, Home Owner Warranty Service
Dreux C. DuBois, Project Manager, General Contractor
Dreux DuBois is a Project Manager for B&A in the San Diego County office. He is a Class B, licensed General Contractor, and has been with B&A since graduating from the University of California Irvine in 2007. With over 9 years experience within the construction defect industry, Dreux has risen through the ranks and has taken lead on projects through the alternative dispute resolution process, including attending dozens of mediations. Dreux has been an integral part of B&A due to his innovative ideas, collaborative mentally and positive energy.
2007 UC Irvine, Irvine CA – Bachelor of Arts
CA: B1 #956228
Real Estate Sales License
Real Estate and Construction Industry experience since 2007
Construction Defect Site Inspections & Forensics
Kevin Clark, Project Manager, General Contractor
Kevin Clark is a licensed General Contractor and law school graduate. He has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, previously holding positions ranging from assistant field superintendent to a management position at national residential developer to the owner of his own construction company. Kevin’s knowledge of construction, processes, materials combined with his experience and education have provided valuable input in the analysis in many construction defect cases. Kevin has been performing defect investigations for B&A for over 10 years.
1986 California Southern Law, School Riverside CA – Juris Doctor Degree
CA: B #56189/1989
Construction, Construction Defect Investigations
General Construction, Construction Project Manager, Construction Defect Site Inspector, Home Owner Warranty Service
Troy Cox, Project Manager, General Contractor
Troy Cox is a licensed Class B General Contractor and a Project Manager for B&A. Troy has been with B&A since 2006 where he started as an Assistant Superintendent with Buckles Construction, Inc. He has over 15 years of general construction experience and 8 years within the construction defect industry. Troy prepares cost estimates, repair recommendations, forensic analysis and has attended numerous mediations. In 2010, Troy spearheaded B&A’s SB800 inspection protocol and repair recommendation development, resulting in an efficient analysis and response report system.
2012 Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA
Construction Defect investigations experience since 2009
Construction Defect Site Inspections, Computer Drafting/Drawing, Cost Estimating
Joseph Diaz, Project Manager, General Contractor
Joe Diaz is a Project Manager for B&A, he is a licensed C-17 Glazing and Class B General Contractor. He has 30 years of construction experience with a focus on window systems. Joe has served as RME and PMK for Milgard Windows and has authored many installation instructions for windows and doors. He has taught AAMA Installation Master classes and certified approximately 500 people. Joe has been performing construction defect investigations for 8 years and also has deposition experience. Joe has trial testimony for window issues with a successful outcome for our client.
1988 Grossmont Community College, El Cajon, CA
CA: B #954334/2010
CA: C-17 #954334/2010
Glazing and Construction experience
Construction Defect Site Inspections & Forensics, Cost Estimating, Window Systems
(Pictured, Top: Deborah Hartley, Rina Smith, Maria Hommel. Bottom: Taylor Buckles, Therese Buckles.)
Therese Buckles, Corporate Secretary
Therese is co-owner of Buckles & Associates, Inc. and Buckles Construction, Inc. She and Scott founded the companies in 2004. Therese provides technical support and manages the operations of the office.
Rina Smith, Project Manager
Rina is Buckles & Associates, Inc. most senior employee. She worked as a paralegal for 17 years prior to joining Buckles & Associates, Inc. She is in charge of the overall project management of all projects and ensures an efficient processing of all project documentation.
Maria Hommel, Accounts Representative
Maria has been with Buckles & Associates since 2006. Maria is in charge of all bookkeeping, and HR duties. She processes all invoices and accounts receivables. She earned her degree from the School of Hard Knocks and is currently continuing her education through the ups & downs of life. She is Google certified and has stayed at a Holiday Inn Express a time or two. She does have a particular set of skills, skills that she has acquired over her career that make her a nightmare for people avoiding payment of Buckles & Associates services. Maria is in charge of HR and financial duties including Account Receivables and Account Payable. She is the favorite in the office on payday.
Deborah Hartley, Construction Estimator
Deborah Hartley is a Construction Estimator for Buckles & Associates, Inc. and Buckles Construction, Inc. Deborah started in construction in 1999 as a Service Coordinator for a San Diego based General Contractor. She worked her way up to Project Manager, where she performed estimating and supervised tenant improvements, construction defect litigation repair work and property insurance loss restoration. She is a certified EPA Renovator and holds certificates from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, applied Microbial Remediation, Fire & Smoke Restoration and Odor Control. Deborah has been with B&A for over 10 years and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.
Taylor Buckles, Technical Support
Taylor Buckles has been with B&A for over 7 years providing technical support in the San Diego County office located in Escondido. She holds a paralegal certificate from MiraMar College. Her experience combined with her education is a valuable asset for B&A work on construction defect cases. With an advanced skill set in Microsoft Office and legal research, Taylor assists the architects and project managers of B&A in the analysis and preparation of our reports.