Our Team


Bob Lyshorn

Bob Lyshorn

Principal/Owner

I  thrive on the challenge of running my own business!

On a typical day, up early, hit the road running, then before you know it, it's time to head home for a different type of work!  I have a great family, Andy & I enjoy our home near Half Moon Bay; a working ranch. Lots of projects, animals that include horses, dogs, cats. I'm a self starter in everything I do, so projects keep me busy!

I'm also a problem fixer. Our client projects are large and multi-faceted. I am glad when General Contractors come to us with special requests, that can even be out of the norm. If it can be done, we will find a way to make it happen!  I also enjoy projects from beginning to end. I want to always be certain we have done the best we can do for our client.  As a company, the Modern Pacific team feels the same way as I do.

I'd like our General Contractors and customers to know we care about what we do, we care about our quality of work.  We are experts in the product, delivery  production needs of the projects we take on. We will complete it with excellence no matter what; they can count on us to do it right.

Dave and I have worked together for years! We know each other's strengths and put that to good use, with all the type of jobs we work on together. We put our individual strengths together, come up with solutions that consider the details of the project thoroughly.

We appreciate our contractors and customers and thank them for their business.


Andy Lyshorn

Andy Lyshorn

Finance Manager

When the owners of Modern Drapery Inc. (one of which was my husband Bob) decided to go their separate ways, Bob and I chose to carry on the work Bob has been doing for 25 years. A new and updated version of the business was created. Modern Pacific was born Jan 1, 2005.

I enjoy multiple responsibilities but mostly I enjoy the helpful nature of our company and how everyone works so well together for the common goal. It is truly a family in the office as well as in the field. Everyone is willing to do what it takes to complete the job and ultimately to have a happy client! I am so grateful for having the right people and opportunities to help others benefit from what we have to offer at Modern Pacific.

Probably the most interesting part of my job is the variety of work and the abundance of professions I get to interact with.

I love to travel and read - most enjoyably on a beach in Central America! I enjoy live music and spending time with family and friends, and I love, love animals and do what I can to help animals in need.


Dave Charos

Dave Charos

Senior Estimator

I moved to the Bay Area from Southern California in '96 after spending 14 years in the hospitality industry. A friend referred me to Moderne Drapery where Bob was at the time. I loved the job right away despite it not being my area of expertise. It was a great fit with my background.

My typical day is non- stop, interesting!  Multitasking, emails, phone communications throughout the day, takeoffs from plans, assembling proposals, shop drawings for submittals, ordering product, requesting quotes from manufacturers, creating change orders, writing up installation instructions. I often spend time on revision of proposals. We always want it right for our clients.

A poorly written set of plans and specifications can be frustrating but I'll turn things around with my excellent people skills and the appropriate humor needed, so we work through the situation correctly!

I'd like our General Contractors and customers to know I want to work with them friendly and accommodating. I'll go that extra mile to ensure success for them and I am loyal.  We're" not just a one job and done company", we want our customers to all be repeat customers!  This is what we would like them to know. This is what we work towards every day. A relationship of trust and competence to do what is in their best interests.

Bob and I are a team; we collaborate on large projects, share each other’s knowledge of products, installation techniques and competitive pricing strategies.

What about you personally? I'm fun, outgoing, adventurous, love outdoor activities of all kinds.   Prefer comedy over drama.


Sharon Leano

Sharon Leano

Project Manager

I find most interesting the unpredictability of projects during execution. No matter how much planning we do for the project, something will come up and change the direction! Flexibility and attention to detail is my course of action. I find that leading to keep the project moving through the stages is always a challenge, but I do it with a sense of great satisfaction.

People make projects. Not only am I meeting project deadlines but I also need to pay attention to my staff’s needs and expectations.

Being in the project management role at Modern Pacific makes me appreciate our niche - General Contractors (GC’s). Most competitors in the Bay Area don’t have the capability to meet clients’ large project requirements as we do. I find that important and concentrate on delivering services that work for our GC’s.

In business you see the enthusiasm I have for project management, but after hours you will find me enjoying theater, film and my Polynesian dancing!


Ylaine Umipig

Ylaine Umipig

Project Coordinator

I’ve worked with several General Contractors and understand the needs and expectations of our main customers here at Modern Pacific. From setting up the job to the project closeout, working to meet customer’s requests and satisfy their requirements in all stages of the project is self-fulfilling.

The challenges are similar - to keep deadlines a priority and put in action plans to complete all project tasks and stay responsive to customer’s needs.

I believe I am always representing Modern Pacific, but after hours I enjoy dancing, singing, playing sports, and watching a good movie!


Jennifer Lai

Jennifer Lai

Accounts Manager

I joined Modern Pacific as Staff Accountant in 2005 and this is the first subcontractor company that I have been worked for in my working experience. I did not realize that as a subcontractor there are so many aspects to cover in accounting and dealing with so many entities until I started working in Modern Pacific. It is a family owned business. My employers, Bob and Andy, are very knowledgeable and resourceful. I enjoy the working environment and the co-workers are helping each other like family members. I am thankful that Modern Pacific gives me every opportunity to learn new software and applications to advance my career. In conclusion, I love my job!