Chief Executive Officer and President of GHA Companies, Mario J. Gonzales, has built one of the largest privately owned residential development companies in the desert. A Chicago native, Mario began as a laborer in the industry at the age of sixteen. After having learned the trades and established valuable alliances, he formed Gonzales Construction where he not only oversaw the construction of single and multi-family homes, but acted as the general contractor for development companies. In 1997 he founded GHA Companies, which encompasses several GHA entities specializing in land acquisition and entitlement; commercial investments, construction and development; residential development and construction; and custom home construction. Mario partners with and is the managing member of several LLC corporations dedicated to individual residential and commercial developments.
Mario has carved a niche in the residential market with his ability to provide exceptional value and reliable customer service at every price point. Whether it is an entry-level community or a multi-million dollar home, he remains actively engaged in the construction process.
Alex R. Gonzales is Vice President of GHA Companies, but is most readily known as the “man wearing many hats.” Not only does he act as Superintendent for all commercial and residential projects, but he is also responsible for costing out jobs and acts as the primary liaison with cities, engineers and other municipalities on behalf of the company. His career spans over a decade, and began with the build out of a housing tract when he was only eighteen years of age. Alex’s drive and diverse background continues to maintain GHA Companies an industry leader.
Joe Martinez is Vice President of Operations for GHA Companies. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing construction activities for all commercial and residential projects and is a recognized expert in the concrete field, underground infrastructure, and site improvements. His roots with GHA began when he was only thirteen years of age and was hired by Mario (GHA's Principal) to maintain his residential landscaping. That encounter sparked a successful career that has spanned over thirty years. The success and reputation of GHA's product relies heavily on Joe’s efficiency, work ethic and commitment to perfection.