Construction Group President & Board Director
Justin began his career in environmental consulting armed with a promising biology degree, a strong background in the construction industry, and a faint hope that one could get paid to look for butterflies and toads. Arriving at HELIX Environmental Planning (HELIX) as an intern, he embraced the mentoring he received from colleagues, and became involved in an expansive array of activities.
Justin served in various capacities, including installation supervisor, estimator, and vice president, before taking over as president of HELIX’s wholly owned subsidiary, HELIX Environmental Construction Group, in 2008. Over his tenure, he acquired extensive experience with endangered species surveys, environmental permitting, and habitat restoration planning and monitoring. Ultimately, he found himself most drawn to habitat restoration and the opportunity to create healthy ecological environments that would continue to have impact long into the future. Justin now specializes in the creation of wetlands, waterways, and habitat for endangered and threatened species, as well as providing clients with solutions to construction- or development-related water quality issues. His expertise also extends to gabion design and installation, trails, and drought-tolerant landscape conversion projects.
As with all HELIX senior leaders, Justin remains “hands-on” with projects, and relishes innovating with clients during every phase from initial design and regulatory permitting to implementation and long-term management.
Justin holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego. He is the Responsible Managing Officer for HELIX’s A-General Engineering and C-27 Landscaping licenses, and he is also a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP). Justin is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA).
You can reach Justin at JustinF@helixepi.com.