Team

At Gannage Design & Construction our team is family (quite literally sometimes). All of our staff have the appropriate paperwork on file and are covered by our General Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance. If you would like to check our business license standing and our insurance, please visit the Contractors License Board website.

MIKHAIL GANNAGE
Master Builder/Owner

Mikhail obtained his General Contractor License in April 2000 but has been in the industry far before that. The Gannage Family has been involved in property development for three generations. His attention to detail, extensive construction knowledge and commitment to excellent, timely communication are some of the things that set him apart from other general contractors. Making smart investment choices is something Mikhail is passionate about and it shows in how he guides his clients.

30 percent of all new construction-related business fail the first year…74 percent fail by the end of the third year. 90- to 96 percent fail by the end of the 10-year cycle” – Michael C. Stone, author.

Mikhail is proud to have been in business for over 19 years and going strong.

Mikhail is the father to 4 children, two are currently attending college. Mikhail understands that helping provide shape to the dreams of our youth changes their reality. He donates his time to several local non-profits like Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation where he is on the board and steering committee for their new building. In Mikhail’s free time he coaches a high school speech and debate team, tends to his ranch and enjoys taking his wife, Keena, on dates.

DENISE KNEESKERN, UDCP
Operations Manager/ Design Consultant

Denise has been with Gannage Design & Construction since 2015. Denise lives with her husband, Michael, of 10 years, two sons and cat Reese. She enjoys camping, fishing, gardening and reading in her spare time. She is a Universal Design
Certified Professional (UDCP). Universal Design, simply put, takes into account all current and potential physical and age specified needs. Such as door openings that can accommodate a double stroller for your children and a walker for you parents. She is also the Operations Manager which means that she makes sure it gets done! If she doesn’t have an answer for you, she will find it. Denise loves to incorporate color into her designs. Designing spaces that are unique, bright and practical are her passion. She has a great eye for design and loves to help our clients turn their dreams into reality. She has a great working relationship with several construction supply companies both locally and online. This allows her to find exactly what you are looking for at the best price point possible. Actually swinging a hammer on the construction site is not something you are likely to see Denise doing, except that one time she built a house in Mexico. But if you can’t decide on flooring or tile, she is your gal!

CAIN BARRAGAN
Project Manager

Cain has 15 years of construction experience and has been apart of Gannage Design & Construction team since 2018. As a Project Manager he is responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. He has a great working relationship with our in house crew and all of our sub-contractors. If you ever have any questions about on site specifics, he will be more than happy to walk you through what is going on.

Cain enjoys kayak fishing on his days off and spending time with his son Alex and husky Shiloh.

Joshua Kneeskern
Safety Officer

Joshua is the Safety Officer for Gannage Design & Construction. A Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring that all rules and regulations are followed on a job site. Josh provides our entire staff with regular safety demonstrations and training. He served in the United States Army from 2010-2015 as a medic. In addition to completing medic school, he has current EMT and OSHA 30 certificates. Prior to Gannage Design & Construction, Josh served as the Safety Specialist on a large local solar project for 3 years, and was an EMT Mobile Tech before that. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. When he is not working or studying, he enjoys exercising with his dog, Sarge, boating, fishing and eating at In-n-Out.

MALISSA PARKS
Bookkeeper

Malissa Parks is our bookkeeper, and started with Gannage in October of 2018. She has a Bachelors in Communication Studies from Indiana University, and an Associates in Business Administration from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa; she is currently working on her MBA through Indiana Wesleyan University. She has 8 years experience working with bookkeeping, payroll, and office management. Malissa is a military spouse of 10 years; her husband Jordan has served actively in the Army for 14 years. They have 2 human children, and 1 large fur baby. They have lived in North Carolina, Florida, Indiana, and came to California in August of 2018. In her free time, you can find her running her boys from sport to sport, reading, or traveling around the area finding the best local hidden hangouts.

COVID-19 Response

We know that current circumstances have impacted everyone and we have all spent quite a bit of time at home lately (that is why you are here, that project just cannot wait any longer!). We want you to know that we are open and here to help. We are very grateful that our entire staff and their families have remained healthy. Supporting our staff and all of our subcontractors by keeping them employed and safe is our top priority. Thank you for considering us for your project and rest assured we are complying fully with all guidelines set forth by the state and OSHA. We look forward to serving you.