Born in Carmel in 1939 to a fishing family during the heyday of the sardine industry, Bart’s family moved to the Sacramento delta area in the mid 1940’s where his grandfather, an Italian immigrant, settled in the late 1800’s. Upon graduation from high school, Bart attended U.C. Berkeley where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering while working at the family business. Bart served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was honorably discharged in 1965 as a first class petty officer.
Bart worked for heavy construction contractors for the next 17 years building major highways and dam projects throughout California, and became a State of California Registered Civil Engineer.
Bart returned to the Central Coast in 1977 to construct one of the first stages of the massive MRWPCA sewer project and decided to stay. In 1980 Bart founded Monterey Peninsula Engineering a Marina based general engineering contracting company; he remains president of the company. Over the last 30 years MPE has constructed projects throughout the central coast, done a major portion of California American waterline projects, as well as Marina Coast Water District work, numerous Pebble Beach Community Services District projects and various local city and County road, storm drain and sewers.
Bart developed, built and has owned the Holiday Inn Express in Marina, and built and still owns the Monterey Bay Boatworks and Breakwater Cove Marina, a 100 slip marina, dry-dock and marine fueling station in Monterey. In addition he is involved with various housing developments in the Monterey area.
Bart and his wife Dianne will celebrate their 52nd anniversary in February. They have resided in Pebble Beach for 16 years and have 3 children and eight grandchildren. He presently serves on the water advisory committee of MPCC. His family has contributed to numerous local charities and community activity groups both personally and through Monterey Peninsula Engineering.