General Counsel

David Bergquist

My husband and I love the Bay Area with its climate and mix of energy, innovation, creativity, and diversity.

One of the favorite parts of my job is to work with a team to educate ourselves as to how we can be more accurate, efficient, and clear in our communications with our partners in this industry.

Truebeck is a values and relationship driven organization. We are focused on recognizing and retaining talent and in nurturing relationships with our clients, trade partners, suppliers, and designers.

Construction is a primary catalyst for innovation, education, and technology, and nowhere is that more evident than the West Coast of the Country. The design and construction teams actually build the spaces which allow dreams and innovation to thrive.

I am a big believer in striving for constant improvement. Part of that is conducting lessons learned, both on what went well and what we could have done better.

I love to problem solve. I am most happy when I can work on something productive, create options and solve problems which in the end creates value. This could be anything from working out solutions with a client to clearing up ambiguities in a contract to developing a more efficient delivery model.

I spent my first 18 years of life on farms in North Dakota every summer. From that I learned the power of hard work, resilience, and of keeping things in perspective.

I like to travel, garden, hike with my husband and dog, and to explore the diverse neighborhoods and restaurants on the West Coast. My dog is the boss in our house and so far, he is the only one that has not been bit by a venomous snake.

Truebeck is committed to getting it right. And making decisions after soliciting a wide range of varying positions from diverse players.

I love to be outdoors, which is easy on the West Coast. My favorite expression is the one most often used in Norway. “There is no such thing as bad weather. Just bad clothes.”

I have spent my whole adult life in the construction industry representing all of the diverse players which make a construction project work. This has given me a good perspective on the various perspectives of each party so we can come up with productive solutions.

My parents and much of my family are and were educators. And I spent 20 years working for what I believe is the best system of public higher education in the world. Education is in my DNA.

From my grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles, I learned that hard work, integrity and your word mean everything.