My passion for construction has grown immensely in the past 11 years through the relationships developed, new opportunities and knowledge gained. I spent my early years in construction as a general laborer/carpenter. Through my education in Construction Management at UW-Stout, I was able to take on more management responsibilities. After graduating I spent 5 years as a project manager at a large General Contractor, managing Healthcare construction projects ranging from a few thousand dollars to $10+ million. During that time I was able to increase my technical knowledge of construction while at the same time growing my interpersonal skills, two areas that are critical to success in construction. With the founding of Leading Edge Contracting, LLC I was able start a new path in construction with new opportunities, roles, and a stronger passion for construction. I reside in Hudson, WI with my wife, Liz, and can be found on most summer weekends enjoying all that the St. Croix river has to offer.
I got my start in the construction industry at 15 yr old as an employee of a drywall company, helping out during my winter and summer breaks. It sparked an interest in pursuing a career in the industry. Through my college years, I continued to work in the masonry sector whenever I could. This led to 8 years of full-time experience as a stone mason where I refined my craft and knowledge of the construction process. One of the great joys in founding Leading Edge has been having the ability to understand a customer’s vision for a project, and bring it to reality. I live in North Hudson with my wife Jeanna and son Benjamin. I enjoy golfing and spending time with friends in my free time.
I first started in construction around 13 years old helping my father finish concrete and masonry. Since then I have been involved in the construction industry, both residential and commercial. I was able to gain a lot of skills throughout those years. After high school I joined the carpenters union, and graduated school at UW-Stout with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management. Upon graduation I worked as a project coordinator for Shafer Contracting in the “Highway & Heavy” division in Minnesota, and then as a Project Manager for O’Keefe Inc. All of this industry experience has brought me to where I am today.
My passion for the construction industry started in high school where I got my first experience with home building. I attended UW-Stout where I earned degrees in Construction Management and Mechanical Design Engineering. Throughout my time going to Stout I continued to work in the field and gain valuable experience in both residential and commercial construction. Prior to Leading Edge I worked as an Engineering Project Manager for a design-build firm based out of Western Wisconsin. As an owner of Leading Edge I have been able to draw on my past experiences, both hands on field work and project management, to help provide our customers with top quality craftsmanship and customer service. In my free time you will find me out on the water with my family and friends; boating, skiing, and soaking up all the fun summertime has to offer.