Chuck Palley

Chuck Palley, Vice Chair

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (specialization in Construction Management) - University of Illinois

Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California

LEED Accredited Professional


Chuck Palley has almost 30 years of experience within the building construction industry, over 25 of which have been at Cahill. Chuck served as President of Cahill Contractors from 2005 and has assumed the role of Vice Chair in 2018. Chuck has overseen such projects as the Argonaut Hotel, Oxford Plaza / David Brower Center, The Cecil Williams Glide Community House, and Hilton San Francisco Union Square.  


Chuck has been a leader in the Bay Area construction industry, serving as a past president and current Board Member of the Contractor’s Employers Association (CEA). Chuck also spearheaded the founding of the Construction Industry and Workforce Initiative (CIWI), a young adult workforce initiative intended to provide construction industry internship positions and access to development opportunities for students from under-resourced families and neighborhoods.

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