Our Proven Team

Experienced leadership team with 65 combined years of demonstrated history of working in the power utility construction industry. Have provided management and oversight on projects varying in both type and sizes in all facets of transmission, distribution and substation. Major customers worked with have included Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, Bonneville Power Authority, Hawaiian Electric and Portland General Electric. Areas of expertise include business development, cost estimating, contract negotiation, construction management, project management, project controls, scheduling and resource planning. The team possess the in-depth knowledge and understanding of power operations in relation to market needs; proven ability to successfully manage and oversee a team; results-oriented; ability to manage projects on time and within budget.

Nelson Ferreira
President / CEO

Our CEO, Nelson Ferreira, is an exceptional visionary. Ferreira Construction, which has grown to be a premier contractor in New Jersey, New York, Florida, California and the New England Area; developed as a direct result of his first business endeavor over 30 years ago. With a vision for diversity and growth, Nelson has added to the Ferreira Family of Companies over the years. These additions include Vanguard Energy Partners, American Pile and Foundation, Valiant Power Group, Ferreira Power, and most recently, Valiant Energy Service.

Daniel Ashmore
VP of Operations

Dan Ashmore has over 25 years of experience in the power line industry. As Vice President of Operations, Dan manages and grows our power line business group. With a strong operational track record and leader in the industry, he provides management and oversight on distribution, transmission, substation, foundation, and T & D underground projects for Ferreira Power West. Dan has expertise in construction management, project management, business development, estimating, contract administration, project controls, and resource planning. Dan manages the financial and business development aspects of the power transmission, distribution and substation construction projects and utility customer power distribution network maintenance/upgrade program work within the Ferreira Power West.

Charles “Tray” Roper
Director of Operations

Tray Roper has over 26 years of experience in the power line industry. Tray oversees our operations for our distribution, transmission, substation, foundations, and underground transmission and distribution projects. As a current member and journey lineman with the IBEW, Tray’s experience in the power line industry and hands-on expertise is unparalleled. As the Director of Operations, Tray provides leadership for both technical and administrative functions involving short and long-range planning for Ferreira Power West. His role involves interfacing with assigned construction project/program leaders and for all aspects of the projects from initial budgeting, planning and development.

Brian Will
Operations Manager

Brian has more than 12 years of experience related to major multi-year programs as well as substation, transmission and distribution projects. His responsibilities include overall project safety, quality control and schedule adherence as well as coordinating and reporting project status on a routine basis. Brian’s sound project management experience demonstrates his value as a dependable and highly proficient operations manager on any project or program in which he is associated.