The Team

Thomas R. Hulton Erickson
Founder and President

Thomas has over 28 years of experience in the residential construction industry. Prior to forming the company, he served as president of Luca Properties in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., which built prestigious properties from 3,000 to 20,000 square feet throughout the U.S., with construction costs ranging from $2 million to $30 million.

Thomas' previous experience includes serving as vice president of construction for Palm Springs Modern Homes in Palm Desert, Calif.; senior project manager for Charter Construction in Seattle; president of Hulton Homes in Silverdale, Wash.; and vice president of Erickson Custom Homes in Silverdale, Wash.

He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Idaho and completed small business management courses at Olympic College. Prior to that, Thomas worked in his family’s construction business from the time he was 11 years old, as his father did for his father’s construction company. He started out as a laborer and worked through most of the trades to where he is today.

A sample of Thomas' completed projects includes:

- Completing construction of a 30,000-square-foot estate in Rancho Santa Fe, after three other builders started the project, so the owners could move in
- Construction of a 20,000-square-foot guest facility and development of a full-service equestrian facility in Rancho Santa Fe
- Restoration of a 2,500-square-foot penthouse in San Francisco
- Coordination of the design-build team that developed plans to renovate 10,000 square feet at the Ritz Carlton in New York
- Coordination of the design-build team for a remodel of an existing vacation home and the development of a 10,000-square-foot vacation estate in Maui

Dan Gonzales
General Superintendent

Dan joined Hulton Development in December 2015, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a recognized industry leader and the recipient of several construction awards.

At Hulton Development, Dan is responsible for coordinating all work in the field, which includes scheduling labor and material deliveries, quality and cost control, and ensuring projects are built in accordance with contract documents.

He is passionate about capturing and executing clients’ visions and does so via excellent customer service, an exceptional attention to details, maintaining immaculate job sites, and strict adherence to budget and deadlines.

Prior to joining Hulton Development, Dan served as the General Superintendent for a private California company responsible for high-end residential projects.

He worked previously with President Thomas Hulton Erickson on projects for an international billionaire client up to $30 million.

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