Ardent General, Inc. was founded in 2011 as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. Although we were a new company at the time, we were not new to construction.

From our years working in many different areas of construction, including Class-A offices, institutional complexes, and sewage treatment facilities, we’ve picked up a few things. We promise to go beyond the typical construction mantras by utilizing our strong work ethic, diverse experience, and endless drive to be better than our competitors. The best reflection of this is in our name, which was specifically chosen to reflect who we are as a company. We are ardent workers, passionate about each and every project. Building is not just what we do, but who we are. It is a lifestyle choice for us. It’s why we work Saturdays, why we attend seminars, and why we constantly strive for improvement. We truly love what we do.

ar dent



Enthusiastic, passionate, intensely devoted; more dedicated than others.

When Ardent general was founded by its illustrious leader, James Myers, his goal was simple: be anything other than the “typical” contractor. That same mentality has guided the team into what we are today. Long on experience and quick with solutions, our team is highly qualified, passionate, enthusiastic, and devoted to being better than any other contractor. We believe in hard work, integrity, and getting our boots dirty. When it comes to building your big ideas, you’ll see that our service is second to none.

- James Myers

Owner of Ardent General


Our team is made up of highly qualified individuals who believe in hard work, honesty and integrity.


Our Leadership Team

James Myers


James has 22 years of industry experience with 14 successful years in business as owner of SJV Empire Glass.

Christian Defher

Operations Manager

Christian has a well-rounded construction skillset after 18 years in the industry, with industry experience spanning distribution, logistics, engineering, commissioning, general construction, and project management.

Matt Grabowski

Sr. Project Manager

Coming Soon

Nicholas Gonzales


A Fresno native, Nick has three years of industry experience working in estimating, drafting, and project management.

Marc Lopez

Superintendent and Safety Officer

Marc has 32 years of industry experience and 18 years of industrial and public works project experience.

Dave Haratunian

Chief Superintendent

Coming Soon


Passionate, devoted, and hard-working.

Our culture defines who we are as a company and how we relate to those we work with. We’re proud of the business that we’ve become, and our culture plays a crucial role in our development. Get to know us—you won’t regret it.