Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 7/15/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Nizar Katbi

Wrong Nizar Katbi?
 
Background

Employment History

17 Total References
Web References
March 15, 2012 (MMD Newswire) -- ...
www.mmdnewswire.com, 13 Mar 2012 [cached]
March 15, 2012 (MMD Newswire) -- In a ruling issued late on March 13, 2012, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson issued a detailed 17-page order directing the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to throw out its February 8, 2012 order debarring FTR International, Inc. and its President, Nizar Katbi, from "bidding, contracting, subcontracting, or performing work on any District project for a period of five (5) years.
...
Based on a thorough review of the evidence considered by the Board, Judge Johnson found that the Board abused its discretion in debarring FTR and Katbi because the evidence did not support the charges against them.
...
Judge Johnson also found that the Board violated the constitutional rights of FTR and Katbi by refusing to rule on any of their defenses, and by rejecting FTR and Katbi's request that the debarment hearing be held before a neutral arbitrator, rather than a committee of the Board.
...
In so ruling, Judge Johnson specifically found that the Board harbored an "unacceptable probability of actual bias" against FTR and Katbi.
...
On October 17, 2011, the Board issued three charges against FTR and Katbi, accusing them of submitting a "false and fraudulent" pay application in August, 2008, providing a "false and fraudulent" form in June 2009, and performing substandard construction on the Allied Health and Science Building at LACCD's Valley College, which was occupied in 2008.
...
FTR's President, Nizar Katbi, said of the Court's ruling, "I feel very pleased and vindicated by the judge's powerful ruling in favor of FTR.
...
FTR and Mr. Katbi have filed a lawsuit against LACCD's Board seeking damages for their unlawful efforts and violation of constitutional rights. The action is currently pending the final ruling from the Los Angeles Superior Court.
A spokesman for Nizar Katbi, ...
www.opencompca.com, 19 Oct 2011 [cached]
A spokesman for Nizar Katbi, FTR's owner and chief executive, had no immediate comment. The college district has awarded FTR $232 million in construction contracts.
FTR's owner, Nizar ...
www.latimes.com, 22 Jan 2012 [cached]
FTR's owner, Nizar Katbi, declined requests for an interview.
FTR's owner, Nizar ...
www.opencompca.com, 21 Jan 2012 [cached]
FTR's owner, Nizar Katbi, declined requests for an interview.
In a recent letter to the trustees, Katbi said FTR made "full disclosure" to the district about its consulting payments to Gateway.
"FTR has done NOTHING unethical," he wrote.
...
Katbi, too, has been a top donor to the trustees. FTR, which he founded in 1984, has built school buildings, police stations and athletic facilities across Southern California. Overall, it has won $232 million in contracts with the district construction program.
...
In December 2007, Katbi sought speedy payment of a $1.4-million bill for concrete and steel framing work, along with installation of water pipes, air ducts and electrical cables.
...
At a meeting at the Mission campus, Katbi, who is of Middle Eastern descent, screamed at the inspector, called him a racist and threatened to sue him, according to a complaint McCarthy filed with the district and written reports from witnesses.
...
In both cases, records show, Katbi negotiated a price directly with Gateway's Quintanilla: $960,000 for the pipeline work and $1 million for the trenching.
...
Nine months after FTR received the money, Katbi acknowledged that his firm had actually performed just $30,000 in survey work for the pipeline, according to a summary of a meeting attended by Katbi and Gateway managers.
...
Gastelum said Katbi included Gateway in his proposal in the hope of improving FTR's chances of getting the job.
Nizar Katbi, founder and ...
enr.construction.com, 1 Mar 2011 [cached]
Nizar Katbi, founder and president of FTR, defended his company's performance. In an interview, he said FTR met its obligations even though architectural plans were often vague and energy-conservation features posed difficult challenges.
"Every problem brought to our attention has been addressed and taken care of," Katbi said.
...
When Katbi became embroiled in a dispute with an inspector who had documented numerous flaws, Eisenberg urged subordinates to consider transferring the inspector, records show.
...
Two years after construction began, and after inspectors and architects had cited the company for hundreds of instances of substandard work, Sohn sent Katbi a letter thanking FTR for a "job well done.
...
Katbi, a Syrian immigrant, founded the company in 1984 after earning a master's degree in engineering at the University of Iowa. Since then, FTR has built school buildings, police stations and athletic facilities across Southern California.
...
But Payinda's frequent citations angered Katbi, who regarded him as a nitpicker. In a letter to one of the district's top construction supervisors, Katbi accused the inspector of "sabotaging the job and causing unnecessary cost and delays for the college."
...
Katbi took his case to Eisenberg and Sohn, who favored a gentler approach.
...
The district had paid a law firm nearly $18,000 to document FTR's alleged deficiencies, but Eisenberg joined Katbi in arguing that a lawsuit would be a waste of money.
...
"We understand that LACCD has an army of lawyers as you have indicated in our meeting," Katbi told Sohn in an August 2007 letter.
...
Katbi asked project managers to stop the inspector's "harassment. He also complained that the architects who designed the complex were taking too long to respond to requests for design clarifications. The latest delays, Katbi wrote, were not FTR's fault, and the contractor needed money.
...
While the inspector and architects cranked out reports demanding repairs, Sohn sent Katbi the admiring letter that FTR posted on its website.
...
Katbi blamed the latest delays on the district's change in its choice of carpeting and its slow pace in resolving troubles with water and gas lines, among other things. "The settlement agreement does not require FTR to perform miracles," he wrote.
...
"Your firm is not close to finishing the project," construction manager Jim Rogers of URS told Katbi in response to the contractor's latest request for money.
Other People with the name "Katbi":
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.
zirhbt201304