Laughlin "Loc" E. Waters


Laughlin “Loc” E. Waters established L.E. Waters Construction in 1992. He offers over thirty years of construction experience beginning in 1978 when he joined Dinwiddie Construction in San Francisco. Over the past three decades, Loc has worked in all facets of construction, from labor, supervision, and project management in the field. He has taken several projects from the conceptual stage through due diligence, budgets, and valuation prior to purchase or renovation. Prior to starting his own company, Loc ran TMLC Construction Services as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. TMLC was actively involved in construction management, estimate analysis, bid/cost comparisons, seismic analysis, contract reconciliations and architectural drafting services.  A proud owner and leader, Loc is actively engaged in every aspect of the construction process from architecture and design, to construction contracts, management, TI and asset turnaround for the owner. Loc attended the University of Southern California. He is a licensed General Contractor (“B” License) and General Engineer (“A” License) in the state of California. Loc serves on the Board of Directors for Maryvale orphanage. 


Elizabeth Perry has over twenty eight years of construction industry experience. Beth participated in the acquisition of TMLC and has spent the last twenty years as Vice President of L.E. Waters Construction. She runs and coordinates all aspects of the company’s business operations which include accounting, finance, marketing, and business development. Beth manages the financial portions of many of the company’s major projects, including several large retrofit and renovation projects. Beth coordinates communication between ownership, asset management, property management, tenants and designers. Beth is the core financial and reporting liaison between L.E. Waters Construction and its intuitional and corporate clients. Beth earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. 


Alex Sledge has more than nineteen years of construction experience to bring to L.E. Waters. He joined the company just two years after it was founded and runs many of the company’s larger projects with tenant improvement and capital renovations being his specialties. Alex’s job experience is vast, including the $3.6 million build out for the law firm of Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones and the $12 million radio station for KPCC in Pasadena, California. By understanding the current building systems and existing conditions, Alex is able to evaluate existing building systems and materials to best determine what can be re-used and what must be repaired and replaced. He has established good relationship with city inspectors and the building departments of the cities he has worked in.