At Marcus Construction we look at every project as a great opportunity
to satisfy our customers. Each one is different in scope, but the same
in importance. For you this means direct access and communication with
our highly skilled team. We are committed to the success of your project
and we look forward to sharing that opportunity with you.
Our talented superintendents and field crew are the face of Marcus on your
project every day from start to finish. These guys combined have over 300
years service with Marcus Construction. They live for months on end going
from project to project, they are dedicated employees who are deeply
respected by the rest of our team.
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Being blessed with a great wife, who loves life, loves me and
loves our four amazing kids
Having the opportunity to work on construction projects all
across this great nation of ours
Having the opportunity to work with the wonderful people we
have in our organization
Strength With the great group of employees
that I have been blessed with my main focus is to keep the team all
pulling in the same direction because we can accomplish a lot when
we work at it together.
B.A. in Business Administration - Bethel University
Worked for my father Carl Marcus here at Marcus Construction
since I graduated
My wife Judy and I celebrated 30 years of marriage (in 2012)
and have raised two beautiful daughters that have both completed
college and are on their way to finding their place in this crazy
world we live in. That is a Great Achievement!
I have been in Agriculture all my life, and whether you are
talking to the CEO of a large National Corporation or the Agronomy
Manager of a Coop Elevator in central Minnesota, the people are
very well grounded and that is a Great Inspiration, not only for
me, but also to all young people entering this industry.
I am very proud of being instrumental in selling the largest
inland Urea Storage Facility in the country (Lange Stegmann - St.
Strength Building relationships and
having the people skills that it takes to build a solid following of
Mechanical Drafting Degree - Willmar Technical College
Over 25 years experience in Sales for the Agricultural industry
Wright Business Development With Marcus
There are two types of people in this world - those who are
humble and those who are about to be. Try not to become an
"about to be."
Strength Have the desire and an
attitude to "do it right." It is not about buildings or
concrete and wood - it is about treating people right. Give a
customer exactly what they want, then find a way to give them a
little bit more.
AAS Civil Engineering Technology - Purdue University
B.S. Construction Technology - Purdue University
MBA Management & Administration - Indiana University
6 years experience, Civil Engineering including surveying,
photogrammetry and site development
5 years experience, Retail Management - Lumber & Hardware
6 years experience, Construction Management
10 years experience, Outside Sales - Construction
Strack Business Development With Marcus
Living life on life's terms! Happy, Joyous and Free
Making a difference. I enjoy traveling to job sites, working
with all employees, contractors and customers alike
Developing a world-class safety program that will be
sustainable with our growth
Strength Safety is JOB #1 for me. As an
asset for Marcus Construction and the entire community at large, it
is my personal mission to eliminate hazards, educate and change
unsafe behaviors. I deliver leadership and approachability to all.
I've also been called BRILLIANT; intelligent, handsome and funny
with a wonderful personality... I am also very humble.
Strength I have a strong knowledge of
architectural design and coordination skills.
B.S. in Environmental Design and Master's in Architecture -
North Dakota State University
I started with Marcus in February 2006 as a draftsman working
summers and winter breaks during college. Upon graduating in May
2010, I became full-time. I am currently working on fulfilling my
Architecture licensure requirements
Kleist Intern Architect With Marcus since
Being active throughout my life with different charities,
groups and organizations and continuing to strive to become more
active in my community
The opportunity to learn the Construction Management industry
through large-scale projects across the United States
Having the ability to work back in the community I grew up in,
doing exactly what I wanted to do since I graduated college
Strength I have a drive to continue to
be successful in the field of Construction Management / Estimating,
willingness to learn, and experiences in multiple areas of
construction throughout my short time in the industry.
B.S. Construction Management - North Dakota State University
two years, graduated from Minnesota State University
Managed Civil projects across the U.S. before starting with
Project Engineer on a Large Civil project between Phoenix and
Worked for a large Sewer and Water Contractor in St. Cloud, MN,
assisted in management of multiple large-scale projects in Phoenix
Worked with one of the largest Drywall subcontractors in the
United States working on multiple projects throughout the
Washington D.C metro area
Completed an internship with one of the largest Civil
Contractors working on a $1.7 billion Light Rail and Road
Improvement Project on the south side of Denver
I have been married for 25 years and have two fantastic
The best advice I have been given is "You decide your
mood. Get up in the morning and decide whether it's going to be a
good day or a bad one." It's something I need to remind
myself of every once in a while but I have been known to pass this
on to others.
My job highlight has to be that I like the people I work for.
They are like family.
Strength I have a strong sense of what
is fair and I am stubborn. Yes, being stubborn is a strength
Business Administration - Dordt College (private Christian
college in Sioux Center, Iowa)
I spent six years in Retail and two years with another
construction company prior to joining the Marcus team
Swart Accounts Payable Clerk & Payroll
Administrator With Marcus since 1997
Church - and -Family: - have a wonderful husband and three
children (Lindsey, Kevin and Mark), four brothers and five
sisters, and a lot of nieces and nephews!
Strength I bring organization, hard
work and a good-natured attitude to Marcus Construction.
Graduate - Granite Falls Technical School
Various college courses and work-related training courses
throughout the years
Secretary at Allstate Hatchery and two nursing homes (Willmar),
Connaught Laboratories in the Viral Vaccine Research, Diabetic,
and Rabies Vaccine Departments (Toronto, Canada)
Manage Marcus Mini-storage and bookkeeper for various Marcus
entities: Marcus Properties, West Central Aviation, West Central
Equipment, Point Lake Development and American Pastime Barbeque
& Sports Tavern
Conboy Receptionist / Bookkeeper With
Marcus since 2000
Live everyday to the fullest, learn from the bad news and
rejoice with the good
Worked 25 years in engineering and management positions within
a very diverse background
What I like about working for Marcus is the great group of hard
working people that still know how to have fun at the end of the
Strength I bring strong leadership and
people skills to Marcus that provide for an energized and open
environment to introduce sound processes, new technology and
talented people to contribute to the efficient and accurate
fulfillment of each customers project.
B.S. in Industrial Engineering – University of Minnesota,
5 years in the Glass Industry
15 years Agricultural Equipment Manufacturing
5 years Medical Device Component Manufacturing
Hayden Director of Design & Estimating With
Marcus since 2013
I am happily married to my high school sweetheart and have
three wonderful boys.
Served on two highly successful combat deployments to Iraq and
Afghanistan as a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot and MEDEVAC Commander.
Enjoy working for a great company where family values and
community development are integrated into all operations.
Strength I bring a wide variety of
experiences specializing in solving complex operational issues. I am
also formally trained in threat/hazard identification and risk
mitigation procedures used to enhance personal and organizational
Education & career history
Master's Degree in Business Management - Liberty University
Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Management - Minnesota State
FAA Certified Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor
Over 21 years of military experience as a Senior Army Officer
Worked construction for several years throughout college
O'Meara Pilot / Safety Compliance Officer With
Marcus since 2013
Birth of my daughter. I'm very grateful that I have such a
wonderful family life.
I got to work on the I-40 rest stop project that Marcus built
in Amarillo Texas in 2002. It was my first experience working on a
project that large and first time working out of Minnesota.
As a superintendent I ran the Rice Home Medical project in
Redwood Falls. Before that project most of my experience was in
Agriculture and Industrial construction. I enjoyed the scheduling
and paying attention to the fine details on this project as well
as the people from Rice.
Strength My 15+ years of field
experience helps me visualize and understand how things work and fit
together on the job site.
B.S. in Construction Management - Mankato State University
Worked 4 summers for Marcus while in college
Worked at Riggs Brothers Concrete for 9 years as a concrete and
Superintendent at Marcus for one year working on Friendship
Homes in Montevideo, Rice Home Medical in Redwood Falls and CDS in
Jacobs Project Manager With Marcus since
Thankful for the gift of my beautiful wife Amy and the years of commitment and encouragement she has given for our family.
Completed the ACI Field Testing Course.
Attended an International Conference on Ecology and Transportation where engineers, biologist, planners and project managers shared information for best design and construction practices to protect our environment.
Strength I have a diverse background in both Agriculture and Construction.
Education & career history
AAS in Construction Management - Vatterott College, Omaha, NE
Over 20 years in Agricultural Business and Operations
10 years experience in construction engineering and quality control.
Jason Freidrichs Project Manager With Marcus since 2014
"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and most important, LIVE." - Dalai Lama
I have been blessed with three awesome kids. Teenagers teach a parent patience and compromise and sometimes we have to learn to "let go."
Working for Marcus Construction, I enjoy that we all work hard but also are able to share laughs along the way to complete our projects.
Strength I believe in teamwork and communication. When you enjoy your job is it really called work?
Education & career history
10+ years experience procuring materials for Industrial & Ag Industry
Started as a helper and worked my way to corporate procurement. I established policies and procedures currently executed by former employers