Jeff Doyle 

I grew up in rural California, a town of 7,000.  It was a blessing, but I did not fully appreciate it at the time. I dreamed of being an architect and followed that dream to a life full of adventure.

September 1973 delivered an eye-opening experience when I moved into the college dorm. It was a housing complex with more residents than the population of my hometown. It was a miniature town in an urban city filled with many temptations.

I was raised in a small business household surrounded by cattle ranches and timber land. But I chose to study architecture. A profession with no family history or experience. I was a pioneer. I was carving a new path and in just eight years, at the age of 26, I found myself responsible for a federal contract valued at $2M managing dozens of workers. By age 30, I started my own design-build company and went on to employ nearly fifty people working across Northern California and into Oregon. For over ten years we provided excellent customer care, enjoyed new challenges and prospered beyond our dreams. But within weeks in 1995, we were mired by financial fallout spurred by a regional economic slowdown.

Our family endured dozens of legal cases. I tried different lines of work including teaching, manufacturing, food sales, marketing, writing and internet applications. But in the end, I returned to architecture and construction where I led teams to build public schools for a dozen years.

Then, in 2011, I discovered financial irregularities in the school district where I worked. This chapter would again change my life. I began to workout at the gym, became a Christian and pursued art to cope with the stress of being a key witness to a large criminal investigation.


I retired from the day job in 2014 at age 58.

Jeff is a Mayflower descendant with English and Irish ancestors who served in the American Revolution and settled to California in 1846. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon, School of Architecture, and lives in Northern California, near the heart of the 49er gold country.

Art Exhibitions / Charity Paintings

2018                  Studio 381 - Granite Bay, CA

2017                  Rotary Club -Annual Crab Feed

2016                  Agape Girl - Child Trafficking

2015                  Placer Arts - Annual Fall Studio Tour

2014                  Power Right - Granite Gay High School State Champions

2013                  Kayak - Cancer Research

2012                  Inspire Children's Program - Learning Enrichment

Author / Biographer

2018                  Ingram and Doyle Our Family Biography

2015                  Boone Boggs Doyle Eleven Generations

2006-2008   Construction Claims - Speaker / Panelist

2006                 Irresistible Leverage - Novel

2004                 Silver Lining - Novel

Public & Community Service

2015-2018       Sons of the American Revolution

2016-2017       Sierra Community College

2015-2016       Habitat for Humanity

2007 - 2013    Twin Rivers Unified School District

1992-2011         Various Youth Programs & Organizations

Design Build

1978-2013         Project Director Architecture & Construction

Thirty five year career delivering nearly seven hundred projects worth $500 million.

    Residential – Placer, Sacramento & Lassen Counties

    Public Schools –Sacramento & Contra Costa Counties

    Bank of America – California & Oregon

    US Bureau of Reclamation – Central Valley, CA


2013                   Public Agency Claims Recovery

2008                 Calif State Architect Commission

2007                  PG&E Energy Savings Design

2003                  Legal Malpractice Recovery

1997                    Construction Claims Recovery

1991                     UC Davis Fast Track 25

Education / Registrations

2007-2013      School of Hard Knocks - PhD Public Administration

2002                 Fails Management Institute (FMI) - Construction Claims

1996-2001       School of Hard Knocks - MBA

1986                   Calif Architect #C 16897 / Calif Contractor #487803

1983                   Fails Management Institute (FMI) - Construction Marketing

1976-1978        University of Oregon - Bachelor of Architecture

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