Skyline Construction, as we know it today, would not exist without David Hayes.

Before joining Skyline, David admired the construction industry from afar through his participation in BOMA and through working with general contractors as a vendor. “I noticed the people in the construction industry seemed to be having a lot of fun, while doing some really large and expensive projects in marquee high rise locations in downtown SF, so when I was approached by the founders of Skyline to join them as a partner, I was excited to enter this business.” In 1996, David restructured Skyline into a 100% employee-owned entity which changed the direction and culture of the company forever.



David is respected as a skilled businessman, leader and innovator, but if you ask him what his talents are, he would boast about his abilities to spin plates and create his own parody versions of popular songs—skills he crafted during his down time while waiting tables in college.

In his free time he likes to ski, “sometimes backwards, and sometimes on purpose,” skates, plays golf and travels, “Being an immigrant from Europe I have family all over the world, which makes for fun travel experiences.”