The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

Jeffrey Harper

Owner/President, Harper Construction Co.

Jeffrey Harper is the owner of Harper Construction Co., a design-build firm founded in 1974 by his father, Ron. He has been with the firm for 23 years and has overseen many of its projects, several of them defense-related. He came to San Diego in 2000 as vice president of operations before becoming owner and president. He is a director of Daylight Solutions Inc., a local technology firm. The privately held company ranked 10th in gross revenues in 2015, taking in $153 million. In 2017, Engineering News-Record named Harper Construction in the Top 100 Green Contractors in the United State, including 61th on the Top California and Hawaii Contracting Firms.

ALMA MATER: University of California, Los Angeles

CIVIC: Company made a $115,000 gift to endow a chair of construction management at San Diego State University.