Our Team

At RJM, we think outside the structure. We see the big picture even before the plans are drafted. Our employees are intuitive listeners, grand thinkers and problem solvers. The RJM difference is the ability to seamlessly guide our clients through the entire construction process and beyond, making the experience memorable long after the project’s completion.

  • Brandon Abrahamson

    Sr. Project Manager

    Brandon Abrahamson

    Sr. Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    The challenges each project brings and the people I get to work with.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Treat everyone fairly. You never know when you will need their help in the future.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I took out my first loan from the bank when I was 10 years old to buy a lawn tractor to start my lawn care business. By the time I graduated High School I had 34 clients.
  • Hanika Alemayehu

    Sr. Construction Accountant

    Hanika Alemayehu

    Sr. Construction Accountant

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I get to work a little bit with everyone.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I learned what ICRA means.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I love science fiction movies.
  • Deonna Anderson

    Estimating Assistant

    Deonna Anderson

    Estimating Assistant

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy talking with people at all levels inside and outside the organization and have built many good relationships.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    The construction industry is both very large and very small at the same time. A lot of people move around and come back around.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I've been to Sturgis 26 times.
  • Stacy Arnold

    Project Manager

    Stacy Arnold

    Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Every day I have the opportunity to work with new people on new projects. No job is ever the same and I enjoy the challenge of having the opportunity to work through that with my clients.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    One thing I’ve learned since being in the construction industry is that you never know everything. This industry is constantly changing and evolving, and there is never just one way to get it done.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I spent the first half of my professional life in architectural design.
  • Ross Babcock

    Project Manager

    Ross Babcock

    Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the team atmosphere of working through the many phases of a project towards a common goal, with my RJM coworkers and the larger project team. I enjoy building relationships with the owners, architects, and subcontractors involved in a project.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    This industry has taught me there is always a lot to learn. A construction project has many moving parts, and every one comes with a unique set of challenges.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    One of my favorite hobbies is woodworking. I spend a fair amount of free time in the shop.
  • Brad Barickman

    Vice President, Community

    Brad Barickman

    Vice President, Community

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    The number one reason I enjoy working at RJM is the people. We have a great group of enthusiastic, hardworking people, all with the same goal in mind. This makes it fun to come to work.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Success and failure in this business is all based on communication. Good communication leads to success and poor or lack of communication results in failure. It’s all about communication.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    In 1991 I was the International Karting Federation Grand National Champion for 8-11 year old's in the United States. Many of the competitors went on to careers in NASCAR, Indy Car, and other professional forms of motorsports.
  • Laura Barmore

    Marketing Communications Specialist

    Laura Barmore

    Marketing Communications Specialist

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the culture and team here. RJM has been very intentional about investing in our employees and their futures which I really appreciate.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Each project has a story to tell. Creativity and collaboration is key to successfully communicate those stories.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    While in Africa I went cage diving with sharks and went on a four-day camping safari.
  • Ted Beckman

    Senior Vice President

    Ted Beckman

    Senior Vice President

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    The people are the best part about this business. I’m lucky to have such great co-workers and clients.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Always push yourself outside of your comfort zone and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    When I was in high school, I spent the summers traveling through rural Wisconsin searching for antique gas pumps and gas station memorabilia, just like the show American Pickers. I bought and sold over 100 gas pumps and I saved up enough money to pay for my first two years of college.
  • Scott Beckrich

    Superintendent

    Scott Beckrich

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I like working with the people at RJM, it’s a great organization. I also like the diversity of projects.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I have learned there are many ways of doing things to obtain the same outcome. Doing as much as you can today will help with the curveballs that come at you tomorrow.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I love to go to swap meets and garage sales early on the weekends, even if I don’t buy anything. I'm in constant search of the rare finds.
  • Matt Bergerson

    Superintendent

    Matt Bergerson

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working with clients and user groups while exceeding their expectations by delivering a quality product in an efficient manner. Leaving a client meeting with smiles on faces makes for a good day! Having the craftsmen mentality and caring about what I do is what keeps me going.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Means and methods on how we operate in the construction industry are ever changing but one point stands above all and that is there is always a way to get difficult tasks completed by thinking outside the normal methods. Nothing is impossible; it just may take some critical thinking and planning to complete.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    There is no television in my home. I skijor with 1, 2 and 3 dogs weekly when we have a winter with good snow conditions.
  • Ross Bertelsen

    Sr. Project Manager

    Ross Bertelsen

    Sr. Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working on a variety of project types and building a relationship with project owners.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Being flexible is a must. Often there are things out of your control that need to be addressed quickly.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I enjoy home projects. I find small remodeling, woodworking and even yard work relaxing.
  • Curtis Blank

    Superintendent

    Curtis Blank

    Superintendent

  • Tara Blotske

    Sr. Project Manager

    Tara Blotske

    Sr. Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working in the community market. It is fun to work on projects that bring the community together. Everyone is grateful for all the work that takes place to make the project a success for the entire project team and community.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I’ve learned that you can’t let the little things bog you down. Take time to enjoy a good laugh and move on.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I've lived in Minnesota my entire life and have never been on ice skates. Kind of ironic since I build ice arenas.
  • John Boben

    Vice President, Safety

    John Boben

    Vice President, Safety

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Being able to teach younger people what I know about construction and safety.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    When someone yells run…RUN!
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I’m actually a nice person.
  • Mindy Bohumolski

    Director, Marketing

    Mindy Bohumolski

    Director, Marketing

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    As a marketer in the construction industry, we can create an impact by applying marketing skillsets to multiple pieces of the business. This offers variety, creativity and learning every day.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Construction is about making things work better. Complexities are scalable, but the basic premise never changes.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I took a hiatus early in my career to be a couture bridal gown buyer for Marshall Field’s. An amazing experience in all aspects.
  • Tom Carlson

    General Superintendent

    Tom Carlson

    General Superintendent

  • Keith Clark

    Project Engineer

    Keith Clark

    Project Engineer

  • Christopher Cohoe

    Superintendent

    Christopher Cohoe

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Every day is a new challenge. I started as a carpenter and now I’m running our biggest project to date. Our whole staff sees the importance of completing a project as fast and as perfect as we can.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Always have a plan and then three more. So when the first blows up in your face you have another for backup.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I have three daughters and am a bee keeper.
  • Erin Crocker

    Sr. Construction Accountant

    Erin Crocker

    Sr. Construction Accountant

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I like the variety and challenges that my job brings.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    You have to adapt to different ways of doing things for different buildings. Nothing is the same.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I like to grow different fruit and vegetables and try new things.
  • Andy Dembroski

    Project Manager

    Andy Dembroski

    Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy finding solutions to issues as they arise on projects.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I’ve learned that I don’t know it all and never will. There are always new products, new methods, new ideas in the construction industry.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I was a journeyman carpenter before moving into the office.
  • Charles Deniger

    Superintendent

    Charles Deniger

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy seeing people that worked with you continue to grow in the industry and create the new generation of builders.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Nothing stays the same and you have to be able to think on your feet to find resolution to unique problems.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    My wife and I have the Brady bunch for a family. Three girls three boys, but no Alice.
  • Mark Dongoske

    Superintendent

    Mark Dongoske

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    It is great to work in a job where things come up daily that challenge your knowledge and allow you to utilize the lessons learned over many years in this industry.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Construction is not a good choice for the weak hearted.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I really enjoy gardening as a way to escape the daily grind.
  • Tom Druk

    Project Engineer

    Tom Druk

    Project Engineer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working in the healthcare market. It’s rewarding to see how our work impacts hundreds, if not thousands, of staff and patients that use each facility every year.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Deer and fishing season openers may as well be treated as an official holiday.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    My parents build new residential homes and I lived in about 15 different houses growing up.
  • Jedidiah Field

    Director, MEP

    Jedidiah Field

    Director, MEP

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Collaborative and critical thinking culture.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    The overall goal is always to provide best value solutions for the client. Critical thinking and collaboration with all team members, subcontractors and suppliers from the concept phase of a project through occupancy is what makes this possible.
  • Jacob Fisher

    BIM Specialist

    Jacob Fisher

    BIM Specialist

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the opportunity to solve problems with new and creative solutions.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    People and connections are the most important aspect of the industry. It truly is a team environment. We all have specialties, but we need everyone to construct these buildings.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I co-founded a charity golf tournament to raise funds for Hope, Inc. They help mobility challenged children receive specialized sporting equipment.
  • Darcy Futrell

    Director, Business Development

    Darcy Futrell

    Director, Business Development

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy meeting and getting to know new people and helping them find the best solution for their construction projects.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    It is a very dynamic industry, and the only thing that is constant is change.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I have been competing in inline skating marathons for 20 years.
  • Marlee Gartner

    Project Engineer

    Marlee Gartner

    Project Engineer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the team atmosphere and fun culture at RJM. I also love that at the end of a project, you can physically see the hard work you’ve put in!
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    There is always something more to learn.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I love gnomes.
  • Kris Hahn

    Senior Project Manager

    Kris Hahn

    Senior Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the atmosphere and genuine camaraderie in the office and also the strong long-term client relationships that RJM has created over the years.  Some of my most enjoyable memories have been through work relationships and activities.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I’ve learned to never make assumptions on anything related to a construction project and always plan ahead and follow-up with detailed commitments.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    In High School, I rode my bicycle 10 miles each way to football practice every day and after practice, unloaded bags of pickles, handpicked during the day, for processing at a local farm until late in the evening as my first job.
  • Amy Halasz

    Office Manager

    Amy Halasz

    Office Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    To have been part of the growth since RJM was first founded.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    You don’t know what the day will bring. Always evolving and interesting.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    Married on the 1980’s Olympic rink in Lake Placid (for those of you who are hockey fans).
  • Jacquelyn Handke

    Accounting Assistant

    Jacquelyn Handke

    Accounting Assistant

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    The teamwork here is astounding! My job consists of working with co-workers as well as customers and clients.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    No job runs like another or as perfectly as planned. When things come up, it’s great to see people team up and work through issues.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I ride motorcycle. I used to model.
  • Kyle Henson

    IT Systems Assistant

    Kyle Henson

    IT Systems Assistant

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I like that my role allows me to be involved with almost all aspects of the company.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    How important a reputation is to be successful.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I enjoy motorcycles and have been riding since I was 16.
  • Rodney Hintz

    Vice President, Healthcare

    Rodney Hintz

    Vice President, Healthcare

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    It’s a rewarding experience to be involved with new technology and healthcare services that have such a big impact the lives of so many, including my personal family members.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    We really become entrenched in the everyday business of our clients and the patients they serve, which offers rewarding experiences. There are a lot of great people in the industry that I have had the opportunity to work with and develop long-term friendships.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I worked on the family tobacco farm in central Minnesota, Eden Valley, as a kid. Yes, they used to grow tobacco in Minnesota, and my grandparents had the largest tobacco farm in the upper Midwest. They retired in 1990.
  • Heather Hoffman

    Sr. Project Manager

    Heather Hoffman

    Sr. Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the challenge of making construction a great experience for everyone involved. I’ve learned that collaboration is the way to get things done, and focusing on the client will always yield results.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Since I grew up around the construction industry my work feels like home, and there’s reward in helping trades people deliver their talent. My project teams tell me I bring a positive communication style, and excel at bringing different types of people together to make it all happen.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    Outside of work, I love music, travel and nature. I’m a scuba diver and sailboat captain! Diversity and inclusion are passions of mine and I hope to influence the construction industry in that regard over the course of my career.
  • Nathan Holasek

    Project Engineer

    Nathan Holasek

    Project Engineer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Every day is different and I enjoy working with the project team to complete projects on time and with high quality.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I have learned the construction industry is a very small world and the connection that you make with clients and subcontractors is very important.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I grew up working in my family's eight-acre greenhouse raising flowers for Target and other retail centers.
  • Sara Holt

    Accounting Manager

    Sara Holt

    Accounting Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    The days are always interesting – something new to learn all the time.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    A great team working together makes all the difference.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I have hiked a fourteener and winter camped in Colorado.
  • Tony Howard

    Superintendent

    Tony Howard

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working and getting to know different clients throughout the process, and then walking through a finished project with them. It is very rewarding to see how they appreciate our hard work.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I've learned how much pre-construction can come into play, and help deliver a successful project.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    My wife and I have four boys at four different schools: UW-LaCrosse, Hudson High School, Shattuck St. Mary's, and Hudson Middle School. All four also play hockey.
  • Thomas Hussong

    Scheduler

    Thomas Hussong

    Scheduler

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy being involved with a project from the very beginning with the estimating group and seeing the project through completion.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    There are many different ways to build a project.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I love waterslides. I try to go to a different waterpark every year and have been to at least 20 different waterparks in my lifetime.
  • Justin Johnson

    Chief Estimator

    Justin Johnson

    Chief Estimator

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I love the people at RJM . In preconstruction I enjoy all the various project types I have worked on throughout the years.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    The construction industry is a smaller group than I realized. It is great to build relationships with our industry partners, get to know them, and work through all of the project fun!
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    In college I worked at Mariucci Arena as a Zamboni driver.
  • Mike Johnson

    Superintendent

    Mike Johnson

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy interacting with all of project teams and helping them plan successful projects. Then seeing customers be amazed at what our teams do.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    If you do not lead people they will fail you every time. If you help them you will have successful projects.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    A bucket list item is to hike across Isle Royale, short or long way just to get to the island would be great.
  • Robert Jossart

    Chief Executive Officer

    Robert Jossart

    Chief Executive Officer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Participating in the growth of the team which has led to the growth of the business, both in depth and project complexity. I marvel at where we are today and the team we have.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    As the general contractor we are responsible for everything that happens over the life of a project. We must be vigilant in our decision making process to make sure every detail is done correctly.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I grew up in a small town in west central Minnesota; lived in town but my friends were all farmers. I can milk a cow by hand and drive a 1949 combine.
  • Jodi Kilian

    HR/Payroll Administrator

    Jodi Kilian

    HR/Payroll Administrator

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    My role gives me the opportunity to be a resource and help others. There are so many ways this can be done which is what I enjoy most.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I’ve learned there are many hands that assist in the office and on the jobsite taking a project from start to finish.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I enjoy weekends at the lake fishing with family.
  • Justin King

    Sr. Construction Accountant

    Justin King

    Sr. Construction Accountant

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    My role allows me to interact with all departments here at RJM.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    That there is a constant change. All jobs have their own set of requirements.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I grew up racing motocross.
  • Doug Kissick

    Superintendent

    Doug Kissick

    Superintendent

  • Ed Klenotich

    Superintendent

    Ed Klenotich

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy solving the day-to-day challenges that come up.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I have learned that you can get more accomplished when a team works together to solve any problem that comes up.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I love to get out fishing.
  • Brett Klun

    Project Engineer

    Brett Klun

    Project Engineer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    The best thing about RJM is the people I work with. We have a great group of individuals who make days feel a little less like work.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Since being in the construction industry, no day has been the same. Every project presents new challenges and you never stop learning.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I enjoy outdoor activities including golf, softball, fishing, and hunting on my family’s property in Southwestern Minnesota.
  • Eric Kobeska

    Vice President

    Eric Kobeska

    Vice President

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Every day is an exciting adventure!
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    No matter how much experience you have, you always have a lot to learn.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I’m always a glass half-full guy.
  • Melissa Kostka

    Project Assistant

    Melissa Kostka

    Project Assistant

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy all the people I work with and the variety of things I get to do.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    No day is ever the same and there is always something new to learn.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I have two full-grown labs that think they are lap dogs.
  • Dave Larson

    Superintendent

    Dave Larson

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    The satisfaction of completing a successful project and being asked to do another project for the same client.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Patience.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    My mancave is the one place I don’t have to explain anything.
  • Joe Maddy

    Chief Operating Officer

    Joe Maddy

    Chief Operating Officer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I really enjoy the team interaction at RJM. Simply a great group of people to work with.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I have learned that you never stop learning.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    In a much younger life, I was a weatherman on an aircraft carrier in the US Navy.
  • Matt Manders

    Project Engineer

    Matt Manders

    Project Engineer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the camaraderie between our teams.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I have learned that spending extra effort and time on preconstruction makes a job more successful.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I have many outdoor hobbies. My favorites are during the winter: snowmobiling and hockey.
  • Maria Manske

    Proposal Coordinator

    Maria Manske

    Proposal Coordinator

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Doing my part to help win exciting projects.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Successful projects are the product of teamwork, innovative thinking and problem solving. Some of the most talented people I’ve ever worked with are in the construction industry.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I lived in London for nearly ten years. I am also a mixed media artist and illustrator.
  • Simon Mark

    Project Engineer

    Simon Mark

    Project Engineer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the fact that I get to do a little bit of everything in my role, and I appreciate the people. Everyone is willing to work toward the betterment of the company as a team and we all have fun along the way.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I have learned the importance of being flexible as everyday something changes.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I enjoy riding just about anything with a motor.
  • Jeff Mauder

    Superintendent

    Jeff Mauder

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working with the RJM project team.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Every day is a new set of challenges; take it one day at a time.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I enjoy working on classic cars.
  • Robert McCulloch

    Estimator

    Robert McCulloch

    Estimator

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the collaborative team atmosphere. Not only do we enjoy working together, but we enjoy each others' company outside of work as well.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I’ve learned that THE NUMBER ALWAYS MATTERS!
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    My educated 18-year-old self got a tattoo of my initials. It happens to be the same initials of the company I work for.
  • John McKenzie

    Superintendent

    John McKenzie

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Working in the field, I get to meet many different people and how you need to adapt quickly to all the different personalities to make a project work smoothly.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Every task is an opportunity. Not a problem.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    Most people don’t know I like model railroading (trains). I have a large model railroad layout under construction in my basement.
  • Dan Mehok

    Project Engineer

    Dan Mehok

    Project Engineer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Every day is different, with obstacles to overcome to successfully achieve the final goal.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Ten percent of the information you learn about construction in college will translate into the real world.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at NDSU.
  • David Mellang

    Service Manager

    David Mellang

    Service Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Working with a variety of different clients to guide them through the construction process and bring their vision to life in the real world.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Everything is constantly growing and changing and we must learn to adapt to the environment and situations as they change and develop.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I am an artist in my free time and have sold paintings to customers all over the world. Australia, Europe, and throughout the United States.
  • Ashley Miller

    Lead Project Assistant

    Ashley Miller

    Lead Project Assistant

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the variety of projects and being able to see a construction project from the ground up. RJM is also a very fun and rewarding place to work.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I have learned just how much work goes into a construction project. It isn’t just the subcontractors and field staff working to physically build the project – there are dozens of other people busy behind the scenes coordinating, envisioning, planning, and managing the entire process.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I love to travel and have been to Ireland twice!
  • Jared Muhonen

    Project Engineer

    Jared Muhonen

    Project Engineer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the continual establishment of new relationships with owners and architects for each new project.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    It doesn’t matter how well a plan is drawn or how well a budget is put together; healthy relationships with the owner, design team and subcontractors contribute the most to a successful project.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I come from a family of 15 (14 siblings plus myself). Of the seven boys who have thus far graduated high school, six are in construction related fields of work.
  • Nathan Muhonen

    Superintendent

    Nathan Muhonen

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Working closely with the client. Turning problems into solutions.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    It is a people business. Clients need to know that we care more about them than ourselves.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I have been blessed with my wife, 15 children and 28 grandkids. They are the joy of our lives!
  • Brittany Navratil

    Project Manager

    Brittany Navratil

    Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy getting a chance to work with an array of owners, architects, project managers and superintendents. I benefit and learn through all of their experiences and knowledge. Each individual gives me a new perspective on the industry and construction process making my job ever changing.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    The construction industry is always adapting to keep up with new trends and technology. I have learned that there is never just one approach for any given situation; each team member can shed new light when problem solving.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    Most people don’t realize that I received dual degrees in Construction Management and Architecture. I enjoy getting to put my creative side to use when working on projects.
  • Cora Rose Nelson

    Project Assistant

    Cora Rose Nelson

    Project Assistant

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working with my co-workers.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I’ve learned how much teamwork goes into a public bid.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    Most people don’t know that I played the violin for twelve years.
  • Kelly Nickell

    Project Engineer

    Kelly Nickell

    Project Engineer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    The people make RJM what it is. I don’t think I could find a more helpful and fun group of coworkers anywhere else.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    The construction industry is very fast paced and keeps you on your toes! Each day I am learning something new.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I’ve had 22 teeth pulled... I still have a few left though.
  • Steven Nickell

    Project Manager

    Steven Nickell

    Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    It’s always a new challenge because no two projects are the same. This keeps my days interesting and rewarding.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    It’s important to maintain consistent communication with the project team. Knowing how to effectively work with others as a team makes life significantly easier for everyone involved.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    My wife and I love camping and backpacking. Our goal is to visit all of the National Parks so almost every vacation we take has at least one National Park visit on the agenda. So far my top recommendation is Acadia National Park, with Zion as a close second.
  • Mark Nielsen

    Superintendent

    Mark Nielsen

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I like to be relied upon for questions to be answered to keep the job in a forward motion.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Patience is critical, timing is key, and knowledge is king.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I love to race motorcycles in Hill Climb Events.
  • Jeff Norling

    Superintendent

    Jeff Norling

    Superintendent

  • John O'Hearn

    Project Manager

    John O'Hearn

    Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Our team. We have a great group of people that work very well together to accomplish a common goal.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Projects really start long before a shovel actually hits the ground. Projects can take months or years of detailed planning before they are ready to go.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    Born and raised in Wisconsin which means I will be a lifelong Badger, Packer, Brewer and Bucks fan. You’ll never catch me wearing purple.
  • Eric Olson

    Project Executive

    Eric Olson

    Project Executive

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    The diversity of construction projects that I am involved with on a daily basis.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Understanding and reducing variability is the most important factor in successful project planning.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    Four children keep me busy. I love football, rugby, ice fishing, the cabin in Nisswa, and Sanibel Island.
  • Becky Ouellette

    Receptionist

    Becky Ouellette

    Receptionist

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the variety each day, never a dull moment.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    There is more to construction than meets the eye.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    The first apartment my husband and I rented had a ghost in it and it got so violent we had to break our lease and move out.
  • Andrew Pelzel

    Estimator

    Andrew Pelzel

    Estimator

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the fast-paced environment in which we work. There is always something new and exciting around the corner.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    The industry is constantly changing and evolving, and if you are not willing to adapt and are not open to finding new ways to perform work, you will never keep up.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I was born in Seattle and lived there until I was 10.
  • Robin Peterson

    Director, IT

    Robin Peterson

    Director, IT

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I love working with everyone at RJM. In my role I have the opportunity to meet and interact with everyone. RJM is truly a family so when we solve a problem is a win all the way around!
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    The construction industry is always changing. The evolution is fascinating and I love being a part of the experience.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I grew up on a dairy farm in Taylors Falls, Minnesota.
  • Wayne Peterson

    Superintendent

    Wayne Peterson

    Superintendent

  • Nathan Plohasz

    Superintendent

    Nathan Plohasz

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working with all the different teams.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Plan, schedule, plan!
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I enjoy hunting, fishing and all outdoor activities.
  • Brian Recker

    President

    Brian Recker

    President

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy the working with our employees as they grow in their career and opportunities to provide insights from the myriad of my personal lessons learned.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    True success in our industry is most often derived from hard work, coupled with solid, trusted relationships.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    During my high school years in Tennessee I worked part-time atop horseback for cattle ranchers.
  • Bryce Rohrer

    Project Manager

    Bryce Rohrer

    Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy seeing the clients reaction when a job is completed as they see the transformation for the first time.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    There is always a way to get a project completed. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box to get the end result.
  • Timothy Ryan

    Project Executive

    Timothy Ryan

    Project Executive

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy sharing work experiences with the younger generation of RJM’ers, while at the same time learning a few things about construction techniques native to Minnesota in return.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Pre-planning, communication, and organization is a must in our industry. But there’s nothing more vital than to be adaptable in your projects when curveballs are thrown your way, because they will come.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I played both football and baseball at Cornell University and got my name forever immortalized in Cooperstown. It’s on a commemorative brick, but that still counts, right?
  • Jarad Schuller

    Superintendent

    Jarad Schuller

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    One thing I like about my role at RJM is working with the trades to get where we need to be on time and have a quality product at the end.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I think the biggest thing that I’ve learned in this industry is that other trades are quick to tell you what you want to hear.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    Something people don’t know about me, I’ve seen Metallica live in concert eight times.
  • Mike Seigley

    Superintendent

    Mike Seigley

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    The everyday challenges.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    How to get along with people.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    That I’m not as mean as I seem.
  • Curt Sell

    Superintendent

    Curt Sell

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    One of the things I like the most about working at RJM is the variety of work that we perform. My first job at RJM was to build a sports dome; nothing like anything I had done before but I was up to the challenge.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    One thing I’ve learned since being in the construction industry is don’t assume anything. Make sure you are communicating your ideas and expectations with everyone involved.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I started my career as an Aircraft Powerplant and Airframe Mechanic working on business jets and helicopters.
  • Curtis Sell Jr.

    Project Manager

    Curtis Sell Jr.

    Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    Having the opportunity to collaborate and work with great clients and team members.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Communication and teamwork is key to succeed on projects.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I enjoy lawncare and gardening. I strive to have the best lawn in the neighborhood.
  • Matthew Severson

    Estimator

    Matthew Severson

    Estimator

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy getting involved in the beginning stages of a project and building a relationship with the owner and architect as the project continues to evolve.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I’ve come to find that you learn something new every day in the construction industry. No two days are the same, which keeps things interesting.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I’m a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan!
  • Sam Sheehan

    Project Manager

    Sam Sheehan

    Project Manager

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    In construction we are consistently provided with opportunities to expand our depth of knowledge, and grow as professionals, simply as a result of our daily experiences and how we choose to overcome obstacles.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    If I have learned one thing, it is that the learning never stops.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I enjoy spending my free time outdoors, typically riding motorcycles, camping, and getting competitive over yard games.
  • Kirk Solmonson

    Superintendent

    Kirk Solmonson

    Superintendent

  • Eric Sonnenberg

    Estimator

    Eric Sonnenberg

    Estimator

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working as a team to creatively solve problems. Each project has unique challenges and insurmountable obstacles can be overcome with cooperation.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    I’ve learned the value of a relationship. Whether it be with an owner, architect or subcontractor, simply making an effort can go a long way in building trust.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    My pet peeve is dawdlers. These are minutes of your life people!
  • Samantha Stone

    Project Engineer

    Samantha Stone

    Project Engineer

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy being a part of a team and company that is committed to what they do. It inspires a person to continue to try harder and harder.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    The challenge of finding new ways to solve problems and deliver a successful project requires a team, not just one talented individual.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I can recite the entire "Sorting Hat" song from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by HEART.
  • Troy Stutz

    Vice President, Business Development

    Troy Stutz

    Vice President, Business Development

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I've enjoyed watching how RJM has grown, from hearing "RJM who?” to “I see your signs and projects everywhere!” It has been very exciting to see the increase in our brand awareness!
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    When inquiring about the status of a project being complete, “done” is different than “done, done."
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I practice yoga four to five times a week. Namaste!
  • Seth Thompson

    Superintendent

    Seth Thompson

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working with people in the field as a team and solving problems together.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    One thing I have learned over the years is that safety is a culture that needs to be embraced by everyone.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    When I am not working I enjoy hunting, fishing, yard work and hanging out with my family in our pool.
  • Joe Tonelli

    Superintendent

    Joe Tonelli

    Superintendent

  • Brenda Tresco

    Accounting Clerk

    Brenda Tresco

    Accounting Clerk

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I like the variety of subs and suppliers that I work with. I also enjoy my co-workers, never a dull moment.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Nothing is black and white. I am always learning something new. Be very careful how you communicate to others, people tend to hear what they want to hear.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    I love to out-fish my husband.
  • Carter Vargo

    Vice President, Corporate

    Carter Vargo

    Vice President, Corporate

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I love that I get to work with such a broad spectrum of great clients. Whether it be a charter school for the deaf or an accounting firm, there is always something unique about our projects.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    The easiest solution is not always the best solution. Using creative and unique approaches to some of our day to day challenges can help our clients receive the best value for their projects.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    In my college days, I was a co-owner of a record label that produced and recorded two records for local bands.
  • Paul Wade

    Vice President, Finance

    Paul Wade

    Vice President, Finance

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I enjoy working with all levels of the organization and the personal and trusted relationships I’ve built with others.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Every project is unique and each takes a special skill set to create. As a non-construction professional, it’s easy to think that buildings are all just the same.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    My wife and I are huge Eric Clapton fans. Our first wedding dance was Wonderful Tonight, our first dog’s name was Layla and we have seen his last four concerts in the Twin Cities.
  • Gary Wikenheiser

    Superintendent

    Gary Wikenheiser

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    While working on large projects it’s nice to meet all the people from different trades.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    After being in the construction industry for over 40 years, every morning things are still changing.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    One of my hobbies is raising honeybees.
  • Todd Zwak

    Superintendent

    Todd Zwak

    Superintendent

    What is one thing you enjoy about your role or working for RJM?
    I am amazed by the quality and professionalism of the superintendents, carpenters and laborers on our team.
    What is one thing you've learned since being in the construction industry?
    Patience.
    What is something most people don't know about you? Or fun fact?
    My English mastiff weighs 195 pounds and thinks he is lap dog. Zed can hold a gallon of water in his mouth until he reaches your lap.