“We pride ourselves in quality craftsmanship and we love the work that we do. We also believe that outstanding people are the key to our success.”
– Maurice Levitch, AIA
Maurice Levitch, AIA
From the age of 11, Maurice Levitch has played a role in the family business. Many of his school vacations were spent working in the field as a truck driver, laborer, and carpenter.
By the time he was attending the University of California, Berkeley, the decision to pursue a degree in architecture was intrinsic. Maurice graduated from the College of Environmental Design in 1984 and became a licensed architect by 1991. His conviction to take part in the world of Design/Build inspired him to earn his personal general contracting license before finishing his undergraduate studies.
Now as the President of Levitch Associates, Inc., Maurice is the principle architect, primary project manager, and is responsible for sales and estimating new projects. Maurice Levitch and the craft of Levitch Associates, Inc. have been featured in several local publications.
His love for Design/Build is not wholly captured by his responsibilities as the acting president of Levitch Associates, Inc. Maurice enjoys giving presentations about architecture, construction and, sustainable building to a variety of audiences- from elementary school students to professional colleagues.
With the new frontier being sustainable building, Maurice Levitch became a Certified Green Building Professional in 2004. Alongside award-winning green projects, he also promotes sustainable building practices as a Certified GreenPoint Rater and is an active member of Build It Green.
Jeff Levitch, MFA
Vice President, Project Manager
At an early age, Jeff Levitch began partaking in the family business. In his youth he worked with the Levitch Associates construction crew prior to attending college, much like his brother Maurice.
Jeff graduated from San Francisco State University in 1992 and received his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 1998.
As a Project Manager for Levitch Associates, Inc., Jeff divides his time between the various projects in progress. His versatile nature and breadth of skills has made him an invaluable member of the Levitch Associates, Inc. team.
Keeping to his artistic roots, Jeff also teaches Drawing and Painting at Foothill College. Jeff’s artistic merit has earned him the opportunity to exhibit his drawings and paintings in galleries throughout Tucson, AZ, San Francisco, and the greater Bay Area.
Edward J. Levitch, AIA
Founder, Chairman of the Board
A licensed Architect and General Contractor, Edward Levitch is a reflection of Levitch Associates, Inc. and its rich history.
His experience in construction began in 1946 when he joined the apprenticeship program of the AFL/CIO Carpenters and Jointers of America. For the next seven years he worked as a journeyman carpenter, foreman, project manager, and superintendent for a variety of construction companies both here and abroad.
When Mr. Levitch entered the Architectural program at the University of California, Berkeley in 1953, he already understood the building process. This invaluable skill enabled him to design buildings that were innovative yet practical to construct.
Filled with enthusiasm for the craft, Mr. Levitch started his own business before even graduating. When he became a licensed architect, Mr. Levitch undoubtedly wanted his business to reflect his zeal and through education in both architecture and construction. At the time, the design/build process was a radical and innovative way to approach professions that were once separate. Now, Design/Build is the cornerstone of Levitch Associates, Inc.
Aside from running a successful family business, Mr. Levitch has published his autobiography, From Beginning to Beginning, and two poetry and prose books.
For the dramatic story on how Mr. Levitch and his family emigrated among 1,000 refugees to the United States from war torn Europe read Haven by Ruth Gruber.
Assistant Project Manager
Following in the steps of family tradition, Brian Levitch began working for Levitch Associates, Inc. at a young age. During several of his years in high school, he would join the team in whatever capacity he was needed.
After attending Chabot College and Boise State University, Brian returned to the Bay Area as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) ready to get to work. He ultimately decided to join his Grandfather Ed and Uncles Maurice and Jeff in the family business.
As the Assistant Project Manager, Brian handles a wide variety of administrative and project management duties. He is responsible for managing new leads, cost estimating, creating contracts and change orders, coordinating with subcontractors, scheduling inspections, and helping in the field with material selections, ordering and deliveries.
Outside of the office Brian enjoys going on trips with his wife Jasmin, a Design Associate currently on leave, and their son or just spending time together at home. He is also an active Assistant Scoutmaster volunteer with the Boy Scouts, as well as an avid musician for over 20 years.
Bookkeeping and Human Resources
Susan Levitch joined the Levitch Family long before she joined the Levitch Associates, Inc. family in a professional capacity. Susan and Jeff met in the 1990s, fell in love, and have been partners ever since. After the arrival of their second child, Susan decided to change career paths and Levitch Associates, Inc. welcomed her with open arms.
Also a Bay Area native, Susan graduated from San Francisco State University in 1994 with a degree in Liberal Arts.
Since joining Levitch Associates, Inc. in 2007, Susan has acted as Bookkeeper. Today, her role as Bookkeeper has expanded to include various responsibilities and functions within Human Resources.
After all of the ‘number crunching’, Susan enjoys watching her two sons play soccer and Frisbee. In her free time, she relishes sitting with a good book, partaking in gardening at home, and in particular the serenity of taking hikes.