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Leadership Team

David Thurn Valsassina – President

David is the President and founder of Black Canyon Construction. Born in Perth, Western Australia, David grew up in a family with strong work ethics and a love for the great outdoors.

After moving to the States, David began his construction career in single-family home construction as a supervisor in Houston Texas. In his first 15 years started, built, and completed exemplary new subdivisions all over Houston, Sugarland, Stafford, New Territory, Katy, and Pearland.

During the late 90’s David moved his family to the Hill County near San Antonio, TX where as a superintendent of a commercial builder, he built new convenience stores for Exxon, Shell and Valero.

In 2001, David and his wife opened Black Canyon Construction for business in San Antonio Texas. The Company has expanded its services to Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Built on the idea that honesty, hard work, and integrity should be the foundation of all its relationships, Black Canyon has become a preferred Builder for Architects, Retail Clients and Homeowners.

Working closely with each client, having a dedicated quality team, and hiring the best sub-contractors available has elevated Black Canyon above the competition.

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Carol Thurn Valsassina – Vice President

Carol has been with Black Canyon Construction since its’ inception. Her primary focus has been to establish the internal controls and system of financial reporting for the company and set procedures for evaluating project results as to cost, quality, and client relationship by keeping informed of all such activities and performance. She supervises the office staff, interfaces with subcontractors and clients, manages conflicts and problem-solve issues to resolution .

She graduated from TWU with a BS in Business Management and spent the previous 22 years selling High Speed Communications Equipment in Texas and Louisiana.

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Danny Styles – Director of Sales

Danny is the Director of Sales for Black Canyon Construction. Danny joined Black Canyon Construction in 2017 and oversees sales and marketing. Danny is a graduate from Texas State and has over 15 years of sales and marketing experience with a majority of his experience in the construction industry. Danny is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys traveling.

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