The Emergent Story


Emergent was founded in 2019 as a way to help with the Carr Fire rebuilding efforts in Northern California.

One of Emergent's biggest desires is to see more families housed. In recent years it has been reported that the U.S. has a deficit of 3.8 million homes, according to Fannie Mae. Whether the need for a home is due to disaster recovery, the housing crisis, or a dream home coming to life, we want to partner with you to help solve a problem that should not exist in modern society.

In addition to the housing shortage, the construction trade has seen a dramatic decline in workers over the last several decades. For every five baby boomers leaving the trade, only one millennial is entering to repopulate the industry. As a company utilizing 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) technology, our vision is to be a solution to the housing crisis and reinforce the construction industry by reducing the number of homes needed, creating jobs in partnership with LiUNA!, employing all generations, cutting time costs, and offering rapid build time for clients.



Every great vision needs excellent talent. Simply put, they’re the makers restoring hope and creating a future. Because of our exceptional talent, we can bring years of strategy and vision to life.

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Don Ajamian

Chief Executive Officer

Don Ajamian started in construction as a laborer with his dad’s construction company. He became a licensed general contractor in 1990 and, until 2004, focused on framing projects in Northern California and Southern Oregon, growing his company to over 100 employees. In 2004, Don founded Don Ajamian Construction, Inc., and has completed numerous commercial and residential projects, including custom homes, multi-unit developments, and church facilities all over California and Oregon.

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Joe Chimenti

Director of Community Development

Joe Chimenti grew up in a law enforcement family and began his professional life as a police officer. After earning his MBA, Mr. Chimenti joined the private sector, where he spent 25 years in business development, working with entrepreneurial companies in North America and Europe. He later joined the Shasta Builders’ Exchange and Trade School as their Executive Director and served four years on the Shasta County Board of Supervisors before joining Emergent.

Dustin Phillips

Construction Manager

Dustin is the Construction Manager of Emergent Construction where he manages all aspects of construction from project development through completion. He began his construction career in 2005 after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Dustin has played a key role in the successful completion of the first on-site, 3-D concrete printed homes in California. Dustin manages all aspects of construction from project development through project completion and is excited to be on the forefront of the technological advancements within the construction industry.

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