40 Under 40: Adam Avila – The Alvarado Group/Highlands Energy Services

Jan 29, 2013 No Comments by

Adam Avila is the CEO of The Alvarado Group.  It is a coalition of companies that includes civil engineering and construction company Vanguard Construction Services, general contracting company Highlands Diversified, and Highlands Energy Services, which focuses on energy conservation.

Adam Avila

Vanguard’s major projects include the Fresno veterans home and the dam endeavor at Shaver Lake.  Highlands Diversified develops USDA housing and has three subdivisions:  one in Parlier, one in Orange Cove, and another in Lindsay.  Highlands Energy Services provides or installs energy efficiency upgrades in low-income households.  It has two major contracts, with PG&E and Southern California Gas Company.

Avila joined Highlands Energy Services in 2008 as a project manager, and has turned the organization into a $3 million company since then.  He spends workdays developing more business for HES and Vanguard, doing research and providing direction.  Avila works hard to develop the company’s culture.

Avila spends much of his time away from work golfing, playing video games, and doing activities with his wife, Vanessa, and their 3-year-old son, Adam Josiah.


Favorite Movie:  “The Kite Runner”

Favorite Music Artist/Band:  Michael Gungor

Last Book Read:  “Leading Change” by John Kotter


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