Meet Our Team

Providing Expert Partnerships & Exceptional Service

100% Client Retention Rate Since 2010

CHRISTOS KLAPSIS, CEO

Christos, a first generation Greek American, began his construction career in his early teens working with his father, a mason contractor in Bergen County, NJ. Christos learned early in life the value of hard work and partnerships. He started as a laborer and quickly moved into pre-planning with clients, architects, and engineers where he laid out the processes to deliver their projects on time and in budget.  After college, Christos went on to work for a NYC brokerage firm, where they were responsible for the initial public offerings of 35 companies onto the Nasdaq. Later in life, Christos was able to combine the value-based lessons he learned on the job site with the financial disciplines he learned at the brokerage firm to start Streamline Builders, Inc. Christos’ ability to identify value from his client’s point of view, define their value stream, and seek continuous improvement has rendered his most proud accomplishment, a 100% client retention rate since 2010.

STEVE SUMMERS

SR. PM & ESTIMATOR

Steve is a 30 year + construction veteran with a diverse background of on and offsite construction. Steve began his construction career in The Carpenters Union working his way up through the ranks as journeyman carpenter, foreman and estimator. After a logical transition in his career into development and general contracting, Steve has built & managed several multifamily developments and commercial projects throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada. Steve currently holds the position of Vice President of Streamline Builders, Inc, where he manages the construction department and overseeing the estimating.

Tavo Najera

General Superintendent

Tavo Najera is a USAF Veteran.  After serving our country, he began his construction career in the tilt-up concrete industry.  Tavo brings over 30 years of construction experience in various areas ranging from structural concrete, ground-up construction, structural strengthening and enlargement, tenant improvement, multifamily and residential.  Tavo’s strengths are taking on challenging projects and developing solutions as issues arise.  He prides himself on mentoring and building the team which is very important to his overall leadership. 

Tavo currently holds the position of General Superintendent, where he manages field operations of in-house field staff and subcontractors.

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STEVE SUMMERS, SR. PM & ESTIMATOR

Steve is a 30-year + construction veteran with a diverse background of on and offsite construction. Steve began his construction career in The Carpenters Union, working his way up through the ranks as a journeyman carpenter, foreman, and estimator. After a logical transition in his career into development and general contracting, Steve has built & managed several multifamily developments and commercial projects throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada. Steve currently holds the position of Vice President of Streamline Builders, Inc, where he manages the construction department and oversees the estimating.

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TAVO NAJERA, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT

Tavo Najera is a USAF Veteran.  After serving our country, he began his construction career in the tilt-up concrete industry.  Tavo brings over 30 years of construction experience in various areas ranging from structural concrete, ground-up construction, structural strengthening and enlargement, tenant improvement, multifamily and residential.  Tavo’s strengths are taking on challenging projects and developing solutions as issues arise.  He prides himself on mentoring and building the team which is very important to his overall leadership. 

Tavo currently holds the position of General Superintendent, where he manages field operations of in-house field staff and subcontractors.

Rene Guevara
Superintendent

Rene brings more than 20 years of field experience and is Streamline’s lead foreman onsite. Rene specializes in managing employees in the field to achieve their deadlines and milestones with our company culture of Extreme Ownership. Rene’s ability to keep the work moving, assist his team as needed, work directly with clients and manage expectations is second to none. He has been working with Streamline for over 12 years and is an incredible individual to work for and with.

Hugo Guevara

General Foreman

Hugo brings more than 20 years of field experience and is also Streamline’s lead foreman onsite. He has worked with Streamline for over 12 years and leads our teams of employees and subcontractors with Extreme Ownership and an incredible sense of Team. Hugo started his career as a laborer and quickly moved up into a leadership position as his ability to manage expectations and lead people started to shine. He is an incredible leader, husband, father, and friend.

Lillian Lee
Project Engineer

Lillian is a graduate of Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Management) and a minor in Leadership Studies. Her days in construction began in her family’s glass and glazing business! She rose from an estimator, project coordinator, superintendent, then project manager, developing her knowledge and experience from an early age. Lillian has made valuable contributions in the estimating department and we’re excited that she is a part of our team.

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RENE GUEVARA, SUPERINTENDENT

Rene brings more than 20 years of field experience and is Streamline’s lead superintendent onsite. Rene specializes in managing employees in the field to achieve their deadlines and milestones with our company culture of Extreme Ownership. Rene’s ability to keep the work moving, assist his team as needed, work directly with clients, and manage expectations is second to none. He has been working with Streamline for over 12 years and is an incredible individual to work for and with.

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HUGO GUEVARA, GENERAL FOREMAN

Hugo brings more than 20 years of field experience and is also Streamline’s lead foreman onsite. He has worked with Streamline for over 12 years and leads our teams of employees and subcontractors with Extreme Ownership and an incredible sense of Team. Hugo started his career as a laborer and quickly moved up into a leadership position as his ability to manage expectations, and lead people started to shine. He is an incredible leader, husband, father, and friend.

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LILLIAN LEE, PROJECT ENGINEER

Lillian is a graduate of Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Management) and a minor in Leadership Studies. Her days in construction began in her family’s glass and glazing business. She rose from an estimator, project coordinator, superintendent, then project manager, developing her knowledge and experience from an early age. Lillian has made valuable contributions to the estimating department, and we’re excited that she is a part of our team.

Streamline Builders Team Earleen Chrisman Accounting Manager

Earleen Chrisman
Controller

Earleen has over 30 years in the accounting field with over 20 years as an Accounting Manager, Controller, or Director. She has worked for Profit and Non-Profit companies as well as small and mid-range General Contracting firms. She has supervised up to 13 accounting personnel with leadership qualities that allow everyone around her to shine. Earleen is responsible for overseeing the project accountants and the overall financial health of the company.

Ana Duenas
Accounting Clerk

Ana has worked for Streamline for 8 years. She began as a general office clerk doing menial duties for the entire staff. She was recently promoted to the position of accounting clerk. She is an integral part of our accounting department. She assists the Accounting Manager in a variety of tasks including, processing invoices from our Subcontractors.

Chris Furhman
Information Technology

Chris Fuhrman started his professional career as a music recording engineer in the early 90’s working on projects for major label record companies. As the music business changed, Chris’s path evolved into becoming an Apple technology expert, serving clients not only in the arts but also in architecture, construction, and the health care field. Chris ‘s IT expertise has now branched into Apple, PC, and Cloud-based systems & networks.

Kyle Lucas Sahagún
Client Relations & Business Development

Kyle Lucas Sahagún is Head of Client Relations and Business Development for Streamline Builders. Kyle is key in cultivating new business partnerships and opportunities with institutional Asset Management companies across the United States. Kyle also manages client relations during the construction process to ensure constant contact is available.

Kyle brings 16 years of multifamily real estate operations management working with Asset Managers to oversee $20+M in renovation construction projects over the years. Kyle previously worked for Greystar for almost 10 years before relocating to Mexico. 

As Head of Client Relations and Business Development, Kyle will be your contact for discussing any new projects you would like Streamline to bring to life, as well as your contact during construction to ensure that you are happy with our performance.

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EARLEEN CHRISMAN, CONTROLLER

Earleen has over 30 years in the accounting field, with over 20 years as an Accounting Manager, Controller, and Director. She has worked for Profit and Non-Profit companies as well as small and mid-range General Contracting firms. She has supervised up to 13 accounting personnel with leadership qualities that allow everyone around her to shine. Earleen is responsible for overseeing the project accountants and the company’s overall financial health.

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ANA DUENAS, ACCOUNTING CLERK

Ana has worked for Streamline for 8 years. She began as a general office clerk and has been promoted to project accounting, where she assists the construction department in processing invoices from our vendors and other responsibilities. She is an integral part of our accounting department and works to ensure our clients are operating financially whole during construction.

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CHRIS FURHMAN, IT

Chris Fuhrman started his professional career as a music recording engineer in the early 90s, working on projects for major label record companies. As the music business changed, Chris’s path evolved into becoming an Apple technology expert, serving clients in the arts and architecture, construction, and the healthcare field. Chris‘s IT expertise has now branched into Apple, PC, and Cloud-based systems & networks. He now manages the company’s computing capabilities and performance.

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Kyle Lucas Sahagún
Client Relations & Business Development

Kyle Lucas Sahagún is Head of Client Relations and Business Development for Streamline Builders. Kyle is key in cultivating new business partnerships and opportunities with institutional Asset Management companies across the United States. Kyle also manages client relations during the construction process to ensure constant contact is available.

Kyle brings 16 years of multifamily real estate operations management working with Asset Managers to oversee $20+M in renovation construction projects over the years. Kyle previously worked for Greystar for almost 10 years before relocating to Mexico. 

As Head of Client Relations and Business Development, Kyle will be your contact for discussing any new projects you would like Streamline to bring to life, as well as your contact during construction to ensure that you are happy with our performance.

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