Braden Sandahl - General Foreman
PPM General Foreman Braden Sandahl (pictured left) exemplifies our company mission statement each day. He has been a part of the Pan-Pacific team since 2010, and is a Local 582 member.
Braden is General Foreman on the Cal State University Dominguez Hills project, a four-story student housing building and single-story amenity building. CSUDH is one of the Southern California projects which includes all three PPM trades and is currently setting finish and introducing gas to the project. The team has won multiple monthly safety awards through their pledge to safety and hard work.
“I apply the mission statement to my job by fostering quality relationships with the GC and subs alike, fulfilling the promises I’ve made, producing superior work and adhering to PPM’s high safety standards.”
Braden loves the family atmosphere, epic Christmas parties, golf tournaments, and the hard working peers that motivate and inspire people around them to expand their growth and knowledge in the industry at PPM. He says, “With hard work and dedication, PPM always delivers on our mission statement to our clients.”
Braden’s goal is to become a Superintendent and expand his knowledge of the mechanical aspects of the company.
Braden lives in Rancho Santa Margarita with his beautiful wife of seven years, Ingrid, daughter Brenda (6), and son Troy (4). He enjoys golfing, fishing and spending quality time with family and friends.
Keith Fitzpatrick - General Foreman
Keith Fitzpatrick (pictured center) is a 7-year employee of Pan-Pacific and 20-year member of Local 467 San Mateo County. He is on the Local 467 Examining Board and contributes to the written exam testing for incoming members. Keith takes pride in being a strong part of his union and being able to ensure that the plumbers they send to the workforce are capable of delivering exceptional work for any hiring company.
Keith is currently the General Foreman on the Kaiser Permanente SMOB project, a four-story SMOB with full hospital capabilites. His crew roughed in through Level 4 and is currently working in the Penthouse Mechanical Room. Keith has played a key role on several of the Kaiser Permanente Redwood City projects including the KP RWC Hospital, KP RWC Parking Garage, KP RWC Make Ready and the most recent Kaiser Permanente RWC Tower Repurposing Project for COVID-19 occupancy. He has also led crews at Maple Street Correctional, Genentech B40 & B44, Menlo Gateway, AbbVie and SF Block One.
“Our group from Local 467 has worked with each other for several years and been successful on a number of projects together. My crew treats each other as family. Many crew members have been working with me for years. Some have started as first period apprentices and become Foremen. We view each other as more than just coworkers. We are a team. We are loyal to one another and take an interest in the well-being of each colleague and their families,” says Keith.
Pan-Pacific’s Mission Statement is a driving factor in how Keith approaches any job. “I strive to satisfy the needs of the project and the client by making sure Pan-Pacific is always viewed as a contractor willing to go above and beyond with a team first mentality. We take the time to do high-quality work and are always available to be part of the solution. We view each job as a partnership with the customer and take a collaborative approach to resolving issues.”
Outside of work, you can find Keith coaching and playing baseball with his sons, Keith Jr. (11), and Ryder (5). He enjoys dirt biking with his boys and family boating trips on the weekend. He is a hunter, a fisherman and has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 13 years. When asked if there was anything further he wanted his Pan-Pacific family to know, he smirked, “Business as usual.”
Josh Delos Santos - Plumbing Superintendent
Josh Delos Santos (pictured right) currently oversees the entire plumbing division for our Hawai‘i branch. He joined our Hawai‘i team four years ago, when he was working with CPI in a joint venture with Pan-Pacific on the Kapi‘olani Hospital in downtown Honolulu. Ross Tawata recognized him as someone who lives and breathes the Pan-Pacific mission statement and convinced him to join the Hawai‘i team.
When asked how our company mission statement applies to his job, Josh said, “We are ‘Ohana (family) and we portray that in the safety and training of our men in the field. Most of my guys have children and grandchildren that we love spending time with. We practice safety to not only provide for them, but also to be able to return home to them at the end of the day. Hawai‘i is a very family based and tight knit community. We somehow know each other in one way or another and take care of each other as though we were directly related.”
An advantage for Josh joining Pan was the introduction of many new technologies which he had never been exposed to before, including the Portal, trimble and D&F. But Josh has also had to overcome some challenges in his time with PPM. He says, “As the state’s biggest mechanical company buyout, PPM acquired CPI (Critchfield Pacific, Inc.) in 2018, and obtained every pro and con of the company which meant a lot of 40% - 50% completed jobs. This was personally my biggest feat in completing and closing out jobs that had many issues with missing documentation and material.”
Josh lives in Miliani, HI, and is engaged to his fiancé, Rusti. He has two boys; Jayden (9), who is the quarterback for his football team, and Ashton (5). They enjoy visiting family in Maui, going to the beach, hiking, hanging out and doing outdoor activities such as football, baseball, flying kites and riding bicycles in their two-acre backyard.
Braden Sandahl - General Foreman