Construction Team

Vice President of Construction, Project Manager—Roger Beuster

Growing up on a rural farm in Illinois, Roger learned the importance of building sound structures that would withstand the elements and tests of time. He remains true to these tenets in both his professional and personal journeys.

Roger attended Arizona State University, where between school terms he worked for a general contractor learning the many facets of residential construction. In 1978, he ventured to Lake Tahoe to become an accomplished skier and mountain biker. In an effort to fund his passions, Roger began working with Gerry Langlois as a carpenter.  From carpenter to project manager, Roger continues what has become a life-long working relationship with Gerry Langlois.

"The beautiful mountain homes Gerry was building in Tahoe at the time rekindled my construction interests. Thirty three years later and counting, I consider myself fortunate to have been an integral part of many G. O. Langlois masterpieces of construction, architecture, and design. The beauty and complexity of the homes we build is astounding."

With his rare and highly specialized ability to interpret architectural drawings and translate them into construction speak; Roger effectively bridges the gap between design and construction. Additionally, he is a skilled photographer, credited with many of the photos used on this website, as well as other promotional materials.

An adventurer who loves to travel, Roger is grateful for his wife of 20 years, Kathy, who is afflicted with the same "travel bug." Together they have journeyed across the United States, Europe, Africa, South America, New Zealand, and Australia.  The couple also enjoys scuba diving and has joined Gerry Langlois on diving adventures in the Caribbean and Micronesia

Project Manager, Superintendent—Mike Casaday

Growing up in La Mesa, California, Mike worked alongside his father on multiple home projects, including forming and pouring concrete slabs and structures, building brick and block walls, and constructing small additions. As a teenager, Mike spent summers with his grandfather and uncle in the family plumbing business. Then, from 1972 to 1977 he became a heavy industrial equipment operator, including erection, excavation, and grading machinery. In running these various machines, Mike developed a deep appreciation for working outdoors, in addition to gaining a valuable education on the complex aspects of underground construction. 

In 1978, Mike moved to Rancho Mirage, California, and began his education in carpentry. Within a few years, he knew that carpentry and custom home construction was his calling. G. O. Langlois Construction hired Mike in 1988, where he continues to develop and appreciate the attention to detail that renders superior results. 

“For over 25 years I have been proud to be a part of a team that produces stunningly beautiful homes. I enjoy the creative process working with architects, designers, co-workers, contractors, and tradesmen to achieve our company’s end result.”

Vice President of Administration, Controller, Human Resource Manager—Arline Titone

Originally from Orange County, California, Arline took an avid interest in business, taking every high school course available in an effort to cultivate her affinity for accounting. As a sophomore she practically applied her recently acquired skills while working for her father’s company, International Plastics. Arline continued her education at Orange Coast College, before transferring to College of the Desert in 1979 when her father and mother moved to Rancho Mirage, California. 

Arline joined forces with G. O. Langlois Construction, Inc. in 1990 as the Controller and Vice President of Administration. She loves meeting the challenges of accuracy and perfection that are requisites of any good accounting program, especially a complex construction accounting system. Her knowledge of the intricacies of contract accounting are vast, while extremely adept with MAS 90 accounting software as well as AIA contract software. Arline works intimately with the company CPA, who together have created custom reports and procedures that have facilitated much of the financial success of G. O. Langlois Construction.  

With a love of horses and all things western, Arline met Mike Titone while Country Western Dancing in 1984. They married in 1987 and six years later, Mike joined the team at G.O. Langlois Construction as the Property Maintenance Manager. 

Construction Crew

John Brantl — 43 years construction experience, with 17 years at G.O. Langlois Construction

Worked with contractors straight out of high school in Louisiana, North Dakota and Minnesota before moving to the Coachella Valley in 1983 to work for custom home contractors throughout the valley.

Specialty: door and cabinet hardware and casework construction

Dave Pickard — 33 years construction experience, with 10 years at G.O. Langlois Construction

An interest that began with carpentry in high school woodshop, developed into a career in cabinetry, and casework and finishing.

Specialty:  woodworking and finishes

Dennis Clevenger — 15 years construction experience, with 5 years at G.O. Langlois Construction

Began his construction career as a roof truss fabricator, before moving on to framing, and eventually into framing custom homes.

Specialty:  framing and finish carpentry

Dave Welk — 39 years construction experience, having worked  at G.O. Langlois Construction off and on over the last 14 years

Started in construction because he “just likes to build things.”

Specialty:  structural framing and blue prints

Last updated October, 2013