Board Of Directors

Yung Kao - President

The Architech Group

Mr. Kao is an architect and an ADA consultant. He is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), and currently serves on the Board of Certified Access Specialist Institute. His access consulting services include CASp Inspection Report for existing facilities, peer plan review for access compliance, UFAS-compliance certification for public housing and expert witness in ADA litigation. Yung received his Master’s Degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning from U.C. Berkley.

Yung brings unique expertise to the field of access compliance from his multi-track career as a design professional and a code administrator. During his 20 years managing a local building department, Yung authored many code amendments to the UBC and IBC. He served on ICBO’s national committee that oversaw ICBO’s Special Inspectors certification nationwide. He chaired several L.A. basin chapters’ code committees, and was recognized in 2001 for his efforts in promoting code uniformity in the region.

Yung’s architectural practice spans nearly 30 years, and covers such diverse projects as high-rise office buildings, hotels, custom homes, senior housing, mixed-use projects and renovation of shopping centers, banks and restaurants.

Yung is a long-time community volunteer with charity and professional organizations and city commissions.

Hank Chang - Immediate Past President

HYC Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Mr. Chang is a professional engineer registered with licenses from multiple states, including California, Nevada, Texas, Oregon, and Idaho. He has received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan University and also a Master’s degree in Building System Design from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Chang founded HYC Consulting Engineers, Inc. in 1994. His company provides complete design service of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and energy demands. Mr. Chang is also a licensed contractor for the state of California.

Fong Liu - Vice-President (Architect), President Elect

Gensler

Gensler(www.gensler.com)

Graduated from USC, school of architecture, Fong Liu is licensed architect in California and Arizona.  As a design director for the hospitality practice area in Gensler, Fong has vast experience in different project types which include hospitality, master planning, retail, mixed-use, and entertainment.

Fong’s design sensibility is influenced by the classical gardens of his native Suzhou in Southern China, which instilled in him a respect for the balance between architecture and its surroundings to enhance the experience. A complete designer skilled from concept through construction, Fong employs his superb creative ability, comprehensive technical knowledge, and extensive practical experience to every project and client.

Chih-Shen (Jason) Chen - Vice-President, Contractor

J&F Service Company

Jason Chen is the owner of J&F Service Company and is a licensed general contractor in California. He specializes in both residential and commercial construction for more than 20 years. He has been actively involved with CACP for many years and serving on the board for more than two years. He is honored to continue to serve on the board again this year.​

Andy Jiang - Vice-President (Contractor)

AJ Construction Co.

Andy Jiang is a California licensed General Contractor and proud to continually serve CACP as director.  With a bachelor degree in Engineering and Science, he had been a designer and engineer of automobiles before he started designing and building for properties.  Up to now, he has over 20 years of experience in construction industry.

Mr. Jiang is the owner of AJ Construction Co which provides a full range of construction services for both commercial and residential buildings, as well as remodeling services including room addition, kitchen/bathroom, plumbing, and electricity, etc.  To his clients’ satisfactions, on time and within budgets, he has successfully completed numerous projects covering single family houses, apartments, restaurants, offices, and warehouses.  Mr. Jiang is passionate about the construction industry and looking to build long term relationship with his clients.

Lawrence Ho - Vice-President (Engineer)

Englekirk Structural Engineers

Lawrence Ho, PE, SE, is a Principal with Englekirk Structural Engineers in downtown Los Angeles with offices in Orange County, San Diego, Honolulu, Guam and China. Lawrence has been in responsible charge on numerous projects in both the private and public sectors over the past 35+ years as a structural engineer. His projects range in breadth from high-rise buildings and large regional retail mixed-use complexes to seismic rehabilitation projects.

Mr. Ho is instrumental in the advancement of concrete technology in cast-in-place and precast concrete to fulfill the structural demands and architectural vision of the design team.

Mr. Ho authoring and co-authoring technical papers published in professional journals and conference proceedings throughout the world, he has also been recognized with numerous building awards and industry accolades.

Mr. Ho received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston, Texas. He is a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer in California, as well as 9 other states.

Karen Yu - Vice President (Associate)

Royal Service Air Conditioning

Karen Yu is the Vice President of Royal Service Air Conditioning Corporation in San Gabriel, a family owned and operated company since 1975.  She oversees the business operations of the Los Angeles corporate office.   Karen manages all aspects of administration, contract negotiations, and construction management.  She graduated receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Cal Poly Pomona.  During her career, she has continued her education through the School of Industrial and labor Relations at Cornell University, earning a certificate in Human Resources Studies in 2005.  Karen also completed the Financial Success for Diverse Businesses program with USC Marshall School of Business in 2010.  Along with her duties as a board of director for CACP, Karen also serves as a board member for the William H. Parker Los Angeles Police Foundation.  Her goals have always been positive and strong, and she continues to strive for success within the industry with new approach and ideas.

Lynn Chen - Secretary

EARL Security Inc.

Lynn Chen is the founder/President of EARL Security, Inc., a CA licensed contractor (C7, C10, ACO) that provides building safety security solutions, UL Certified Fire Alarms, Burglar Alarms, and CCTV Camera Surveillance.  The company is certified as WBE, MBE, DBE, SBE. 

Lynn is a strong supporter of continued education. She has attended the Turner Construction Management class, the Clark Construction Strategic Partnership Program, LAUSD, LACCD Boot Camp, UCLA Anderson School MED, etc.

Lynn volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America, Center for the Pacific Asian Family, SCMSDC, WBEC–West, Small Business Council at Caltrans, SCG-SCORE, LAUSD, LACCD, etc.  Lynn is currently the President of Crescenta Canada Rotary Club and serves as a board member for the CACP. Lynn encourages and welcomes construction professionals to join the CACP. Together we can build a stronger, safer community.

Eric Chang - Director

Nucon Group, Inc.

Mr. Chang graduated from the Chung – Yuan University, Taiwan with a Bachelor of Architecture and went on to obtain his Masters of Architecture in the United States from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Architecture and Urban Planning in 1987. He is a licensed Architect and General Contractor in the State of California. He is currently the principal of Nucon Group, Inc. since 1996, a Construction and Development company in Los Angeles. He is a current board of director of CACP, was past president from 2004-05. He also served as member of the Design Review Board in City of Monterey Park from 2004 to 2007. Recently, Mr. Chang joined the William Parker Foundation as their Board of Director.

Henry Woo - Director

Henry Woo Architects, Inc.

Henry Woo is the founder and President of Henry Woo Architects, Inc. Henry graduated with both a Bachelors and Masters of Architecture degree from Cal Poly Pomona and has worked at many prestigious architectural firms prior to starting his own practice in the mid-eighties.  His firm provides comprehensive architectural services, ranging from needs assessment, programming, planning and design, to construction management support for a variety of projects. His experience and design management abilities in construction, through his hands on experience with many notable municipal, educational, institutional projects, allowing him to effectively resolve issues with solutions that are practical, cost effective, and highly aesthetic for his clients.

In addition, Mr. Woo has been involved with environmentally responsive (sustainable) design since the late 70s, after the first energy crisis in the United States. He has designed a solar energy related buildings and has been consistently training in energy conservation design. Henry is a LEED Accredited Professional for sustainable design.

Mr. Woo is a strong advocate for service in both the professional industry and the communities he work in. He is an active member in organizations such as the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Public Works Association (APWA), Chinese American Construction Professionals, and Construction Specification Institute (CSI).  For his own community, he serves on the board of the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council (RHCCC) and support numerous local community events.

Mark Lai - Director

MTC Engineering, Inc.

Mr. Mark Lai has been in the businesses of geotechnical and environmental engineering for 27 years. He co-found the MTC Engineering, Inc. (MTC), a geotechnical and environment firm and served as president since 1989.

He had been in charge of business operations, field explorations, various inspections of geotechnical and environmental projects. It is worthy to mention that MTC had been awarded as Builder (Engineering category) of the Year in 2007 by Chinese American Construction Professionals (CACP) in the year of 2007 as the perfection of engineering services in the communities. He was also involving in local charity projects, such as Rebuilding Together (previous Christmas In April), building Twin Dragons Monument in Los Angeles China, Shi Lai Temple, Rose Hills second phase Expansion, Alhambra YMCA expansion, Irwindale Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe Expansion, and etc..  Mr. Lai’s goals of his career are using his professional knowledge to serve and help the communities while taking care of his family.

Leo Yao - Director

R.I.C.E.

Leo Yao is the founder of Residential Industrial Construction Enterprise, also known as R.I.C.E., a general construction company.  He earned his Bachelor's Degree of Science in Civil Engineering with a major in Structrual Civil Engineering, and a minor in Construction.  

His experience in the construction field began in college, starting first as manual labor, and then progressing to hands on, field training from a veteran carpenter.  From there, Leo has over ten years of experience with private development companies on projects such as tile-up warehouses, custom houses, and tract houses.  

Leo has served two years, actively providing assistance to the Tibet-China geothermal project, with the United Nations, and another twelve years as a California License General Contractor. Throughout his years, Leo has acquired a multitude of first-hand experience and wisdom in the multifarious field of construction

Lucia Tam - Director

Huntington Realty Group, Inc.

A licensed Realtor® for over 30 years, Lucia is currently active and has extensive real estate, management and construction experience.  As an event consultant for over 25 years, she has  produced many major expositions, meeting events, festivals and parades.  She is a mother of four and is devoted to her children. She also contributes immensely towards the advancement of the Chinese community, working along with local, state and federal elected officials, as well as in public and private sectors. Lucia is currently on her third term as Chair of the Los Angeles County METRO Transportation Business Advisory Council (TBAC), third term as President of the Chinese American Real Estate Professionals Association (CAREPA), Past President and current Vice-President of Chinese American Construction Professionals (CACP), and Board Secretary of the Chinese Catholic Association of Los Angeles (CCALA).  She advocates for diversity and equal opportunity for all.

Dorothy Bi - Director

Crown Electrical Corp.

Dorothy Bi has been an electrical engineer in one of top 500 enterprises in China and joined steel plate mills, power stations… construction. With a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from North East University in China and Master Degree in computer science from Cal State University, San Bernardino in 2002, she started her career in NFU as an electrical engineer and project manager from 2003. She has managed projects including Sheriff’s station, Fire stations, City Halls, Libraries, Museum, schools, office buildings, apartments, custom house etc.  

As a C-10 Licensed contractor, the founder and president of Crown Electrical Corp.  She leads her company to provide high quality construction products with good reputation, excellent service, and broad charity to reward our society.

David Fryar - Director

Tonka Consulting Service LLC

David Fryar has served in Law Enforcement for 35 years in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He is the Vice President of the William H. Parker Los Angeles Police Foundation. He is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles. David has a B.S. in Business Administration, and 25 years of experience in sales and marketing. Currently, he’s a Property Services, Commercial & Industrial consultant for Roofing, Painting & Flooring construction projects.

Crescente De Los Reyes - Director

Mr. De Los Reyes is a proud member of the Chinese-American Construction Professionals. His other affiliations include the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Quality, Engineers Without Borders, California Resource Recovery Association, Society of Concurrent Engineering and Building Performance Institute (BPI). Mr. De Los Reyes is a Professional Engineer registered in the State of California and the Philippines as Civil Engineer. He is also a Geodetic Engineer, a Building Analyst Professional and an Envelope Professional. His varied multi-disciplinary experience encompass public infrastructures (railroads, highways, bridges, international seaport, schools), transmission lines, military airfields, tunnels. Among Mr. de los Reyes’ interesting project experiences are: shore to ship power (QA); pre-construction field work on Navy runways during touch & go operations (PE); heavy rail subway station and tunneling (QC); 500 KVA Underground Renewable Transmission (PE); horizontal directional drilling for school power line (CM), multi-species habitat conservation plan (PM); hydraulic dredging, deep soil stabilization & test works for coastal financial center & freeway; commercial & residential PV installation (CM); solar & agricultural farm (developing); and NASA-JPL’s Cassini Mission engineering drawings. As Exec. Director of CDWoB, Mr. De Los Reyes’ business plan, “Let the Last Be First: The Poor as Vanguard of Solar Energy”, was judged as one of five finalists (among 94 international entries) by the Breakthrough Innovation Grant Project. A sequel to this plan would hopefully address the question/vision—will Constructors & Designers Without Borders’ creation of or affiliation with socially-responsible for-profit organizations hasten the proliferation of renewable energies and affordable electricity for the masses in the islands of the far east?

David Sito - Director

Archi Plus

David Sito studied Graphic Design at The School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand. He worked as a graphic designer for HK-TVB in Hong Kong for two years. In 1978, he graduated from Environmental Design and Architecture in Toronto, Canada. David started his design/construction career in Southern California since 1980. He has successfully completed many design and construction projects throughout this region. His company specializes in construction field management for various companies.

David is also very active in cultural and local community events. He has served CACP as director/secretary/treasurer since 2004. In 2005, he started a new dragon boat team for CACP at the annual Long Beach Dragon Boat Tournament. CACP team is a First Place winner in 2010 in Mixed Division race.

David Tsau - Director

City of Los Angeles

David has been with the City of Los Angeles for the past twelve years, most recently as a Senior Building Inspector. Prior to joining the City, David was owner of a construction and development company. David’s lengthy experience in real estate development includes planning, design, construction, management and inspection.

David received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University in Louisiana and always in pursuit of expanding his knowledge. David takes what he has learned to also benefit the community including 18 years of active involvement with CACP, Christmas in April/Rebuilding Together-West San Gabriel Valley Chapter and other professional and community service organizations.

Pauline Ghim - Treasurer

Champion Character

Graduated from Pepperdine University with a MBA degree in dual major of Global Business and Finance, Pauline has over twenty years of global business experiences specializing in international settlement, negotiation, product development, marketing, brand management and also real estate investment. As a full time Realtor and investment consultant, Pauline is highly proficient at negotiating contracts, evaluating projects, developing partnerships, and also working with high net worth investors and developers. 2011 she served as Chairman of AAR (Arcadia Association of Realtors) Global Business Alliance Committee. Pauline joined CACP (Chinese American Construction Professionals) as their Board of Director in 2014 and voted as Secretary for 2015. She also recently joined the William H Parker Los Angeles Police Foundation as their Board of Director.