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Our History

1892

In 1892, Fred Hoffman and his brother Herman founded Hoffmann Brothers Construction Company.

One of their first projects was Columbus Elementary School in Appleton, Wisconsin. The school was built to last and is still fully operational today.

The Hoffmann family’s construction tradition continued with Fred’s sons, Paul and Fred, and the company’s name changed to The Hoffmann Construction Company. Following World War II, Paul’s children Gerald, Carl, and Betty assumed leadership roles in the company, whose name was then modified to The Hoffman Company, Incorporated.

1954

In 1954, the company conceived, built, and owned the nation’s first all-enclosed mall, Valley Fair Shopping Center in Appleton, Wisconsin.

By the 1970s, The Hoffman Company, Inc. was one of the largest, most well-respected general contractors in Wisconsin.

1977

In 1977, Paul J. Hoffman became the fourth generation of Hoffman leaders in the construction industry and had a different idea to continue the family’s legacy.

Paul started a new business which combined planning, design, and construction services. It created a relationship with the owner that began at the very earliest stage of a project, enhanced the competitive bid process, and provided a single source of responsibility as the owner’s partner from beginning to end. Paul hired professionals that possessed a diverse range of design and construction experience and a passion for outstanding client service.

1986

By 1986, the Hoffman Corporation had evolved into a thriving business which provided significant benefits and value to its clients.

As the firm continued to innovate and grow, this integrated project delivery method became known as Total Project Management (TPM), providing clients with planning, design, and construction services as well as responsible business solutions.

2012

In August 2012, Paul passed the family tradition on to what he referred to as the “fifth Hoffman generation.”

A management team lead by Miles Girouard formed Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. to continue offering TPM and delivering the same innovation and superior value clients have come to appreciate since 1892.

2017

In 2017, the company celebrated 125 years of Hoffman tradition—a tradition of serving those that serve others.

Driven by their mission statement, “We make a positive impact on people’s lives and their environment by providing creative ideas and responsible solutions”, Hoffman employees proudly carry out this tradition every day.

In June 2017, after more than 35 years in the design and construction profession, Miles retired from Hoffman. Sam Statz assumed the role of president/majority owner and leads a diverse management team dedicated to continuing Hoffman’s 130+ years of tradition.

OUR VALUES

Our company culture, which is represented in a graphic affectionately called “The Hoffman Wheel”, is built on six tenets—Quality, Innovation, Fun, Community, Collaboration, and Integrity. It is our belief that these tenets, each holding equal value and importance, are critical to creating the Hoffman culture as we see and enjoy it as employees and as our clients see and appreciate it as our partners in business.

Steve Wille AIA LEED AP PMP

Vice President of Business Development | Senior Project Manager/Architect | Owner

A member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Steve brings more than 35 years of design and construction experience to his role as Hoffman’s vice president of business development. Working collaboratively with Hoffman’s planning, design, and construction professionals, Steve plays an integral role in the advancement of the company’s overall sales initiatives and business relationships, focusing his expertise in the areas of target market assessment, intelligence gathering, lead generation, and business development strategies. Steve offers a unique perspective to his clients’ projects, having provided project management, architecture, and construction management services while serving in numerous positions throughout his career. Having served as an architectural designer, senior project architect, field superintendent, senior project manager, project executive, design director, team leader, and now vice president of business development, it’s clear that Steve truly enjoys all aspects of the design and construction process and profession. Expertly skilled in project management, programming, master planning, complete design services, cost estimating, construction supervision, and life cycle cost analysis, Steve works in close collaboration with clients to deliver a facility ideally suited to meet their unique product requirements and processes. A graduate of Milwaukee Area Technical College with an Associate degree in Applied Science with a concentration in Architectural Design, as well as continuing his bachelor degree coursework in project management through Capella University, it’s obvious Steve has a thirst for learning. Steve is a registered architect, a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional, and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). When relaxing away from the office, Steve is a robust DIY enthusiast who can be found making wood art (a hobby he’s enjoyed since he can remember) or indulging in his favorite sport of baseball (either playing or watching it).

Phil Vandewettering

Manufacturing Account Manager

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a degree in Business, Phil brings 12 years of experience supporting and working within the manufacturing industry to his position as Hoffman’s Manufacturing Account Manager. In his role, Phil is focused on supporting manufacturers of all sizes navigate through growth with facilities and operational needs, including but not limited to repositioning, ROI studies, renovations, expansions, and new construction. Drawing on his expertise in relationship building, problem solving, and account management, Phil partners with his clients in their search for the ideal facility or process solution, whatever shape those may take. Collaborating with Hoffman’s planning, design, and construction professionals, Phil is driven to ensure his clients receive a solution that will strengthen their business and provide them with the greatest impact and value. Outside of work, Phil can mostly likely be found spending time with his wife and their two small children, hitting the links as much as possible, and cheering on his favorite teams—the Packers, Badgers, and Cubs. Yes, we said the Cubs.

AJ Weiskopf Assoc. AIA

Senior Project Designer

Serving as a senior project designer with Hoffman, AJ is an integral member of any project team he joins. With more than five years of experience in the design profession, AJ is responsible for assisting Hoffman project architects during the various stages of planning and design through project completion. In addition to helping produce all design documents and coordinating their review, AJ is involved in the development of conceptual designs and space planning as well as 2D and 3D photorealistic renderings and representations. AJ earned both his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (with an Urban Planning minor) and his Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Always up for learning a new skill from someone or sharing insight and expertise he’s gained, AJ appreciates teachable moments, regardless of if they happen at work or outside the office. As a form of relaxation, AJ enjoys listening to 80’s music such as Def Leppard, A-ha, and everything in between.

Ron Verhagen

Job Captain

A job captain with Hoffman, Ron works closely with the architect and designer from a project’s beginning through completion of construction. Ron’s primary responsibilities include collaborating on the development of design documents and coordinating those with the civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering disciplines. Ron, who began his career at Hoffman as an intern with the firm’s design staff, is a graduate of Northwest Wisconsin Technical College’s Architectural Technology program. When enjoying his free time outside of the office, Ron likes to paint (pictures, not walls and ceilings) as well as play board games with friends and family, with Catan and Warhammer being two of his favorites.

Chad Ulman AIA NCARB LEED AP BD+C

Vice President of Architecture | Owner

As vice president of architecture with nearly 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry, Chad is responsible for managing Hoffman’s team of more than 20 architects, designers, and job captains. Throughout his career, Chad has continually designed projects that are economically and ecologically responsible, from new construction to extensive renovations. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with both a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Chad is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), as well as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional. Chad has served as an officer at all levels of the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of AIA as well as being elected by his peers to be an at-large director for two consecutive terms on the AIA Wisconsin State Board of Directors. Drawing on his design expertise, Chad has also served as a jury member for Environments for the Aging Remodel/Renovation Competition. Outside of work, Chad continues to renovate his 130-year-old Victorian home where he, his wife, and his daughters have lived for nearly 20 years. If you don’t catch him there working in his gardens or on his house, chances are he’s probably up in the Northwoods at their family’s cabin working around the property or roaming the grouse woods with his birddogs Dottie and Rue.

Joe Truehart

Vice President of Development | Owner

Hoffman’s vice president of development, Joe is responsible for identifying opportunities and growing the firm’s development projects that ultimately transition into design and construction efforts. In addition, Joe serves as a project consultant to Hoffman design and construction staff members. Detailed and focused, Joe takes a holistic approach to clients’ projects, working with them to ensure that conceptual plans balance their programmatic, phasing, and financial considerations. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Joe has nearly 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry. A core trait that drives Joe personally—and benefits him professionally—is his love of learning new things. Through the years, he has taken up woodworking, learned how to play the guitar (which expanded into learning how to build guitars), and discovered the science behind sausage making. Dedicated to supporting his community and serving those in need, Joe has been involved since 2018 with the non-profit organization, Rebuilding Together Fox Valley (RTFV). A cause close to his heart, Joe started with RTFV as a volunteer, became a board member, and then served as both vice president and president.

Brian Sternberg AIA

Project Architect

With nearly 15 years of experience in design, Brian serves as a project architect at Hoffman. His role encompasses a wide range of design-focused responsibilities, including planning and programming, design development, and overseeing construction documents and administration. He actively engages with clients from the inception to the completion of their projects. Known for his sharp vision and innovative approach, Brian plays a significant part in conceptual design by producing both 2D drawings and 3D photorealistic renderings. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Outside of work, Brian is passionate about water-related activities. An enthusiastic sailor, he competes in keelboat races on Lake Winnebago. He is also an avid trout fisherman, with Waupaca and Vernon counties being among his preferred fishing destinations.

Sam Statz LEED AP

President | Owner

Sam Statz is president and majority owner of Hoffman Planning, Design, & Construction, Inc., a Total Project Management (TPM) firm that provides clients with commercial planning, design, and construction services integrated with a high level of sustainability. Sam brings more than 30 years of industry experience and a wealth of expertise in construction services and project management. A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional, Sam is a member of the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin. Sam has built a successful career in the design and construction profession, leading teams for more than two decades in delivering innovative and quality built facility projects and ensuring client satisfaction. Sam’s vast project experience is highlighted by his work with River Crest Elementary School (Hudson, WI), the first LEED for Schools Gold certified public elementary school in Wisconsin, and the Cenacle Sisters convent and retreat center in Long Island, New York, which was awarded LEED Gold certification. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a sustainable design and construction expert, Sam has been invited to speak and write on the subject many times. Sam and his wife Marta, who have been married for nearly 25 years, are parents to Maddy (20), Jack (18), Clay (13), and Cecelia (10). Active his entire life, Sam loves to compete, whether that’s in card games, board games, sports, or something as trivial as being the first one to scoop out the ice cream at home. If you’re around Sam, you need to be on your game! He’s also ready at a moment’s notice with a “dad joke”.

Justin Smith

Associate Project Manager

An associate project manager with Hoffman, Justin’s day-to-day responsibilities center around assisting the project manager or senior project manager with all aspects of a construction project, including estimating, bidding, submittals, monthly project accounting, and closeout efforts. Tasked with the same goals as the project managers, Justin is focused on ensuring a project run smoothly and meets the client’s expectations in regards to schedule and budget. A graduate of Fox Valley Technical College with an Associate degree in Construction Management, Justin began his career at Hoffman as an intern on the construction staff prior to moving to a full-time position. A naturally active person, Justin spends much of his free time at the Wisconsin International Raceway, where he helps run the racetrack in addition to racing himself. If Justin’s not at the racetrack, it’s a good bet you can find him on a football field in Kimberly, where he serves as a coach for the football team for Kimberly High School.

Ryan Schleihs

Field Project Manager

A field project manager with more than 30 years of construction experience, Ryan is responsible for coordinating daily activities at the project site and delivering a quality facility to Hoffman clients. Serving on their behalf, Ryan responsibilities include maintaining a safe job site, overseeing the work and quality of subcontractors, and ensuring the project is adhering to the construction schedule. A diligent employee, Ryan takes great pride in his construction sites and continually strives to exceed his clients’ expectations with their finished facility. Ensuring his clients’ satisfaction is a top priority for Ryan at work, as is spending time with his family away from the job site. Family gatherings are a common occurrence, as is traveling and engaging in various recreational activities, specifically pickleball and volleyball.

Jon Rynish

Senior Project Architect

A senior project architect with Hoffman, Jon has more than 15 years of industry experience. Jon enjoys collaborating with clients through passionate and thoughtful discussions to uncover the core of their specific needs. Jon is responsible for managing various design-related activities, including planning and programming, design development, and construction administration. His involvement from a project’s inception through completion helps deliver a responsible design solution. Jon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional. When he’s outside of the office and not focusing on his clients, Jon greatly cherishes his free time with his wife and two children. He also loves the sense of accomplishment in completing ‘Do It Yourself’ projects around the house and tinkering with things, especially when they involve the outdoors or wilderness!

Scott Pigeon

Director of Marketing

Serving as director of marketing, Scott is responsible for all aspects of Hoffman’s overall branding, from marketing and advertising to public relations and social media. A marketing professional with more than 25 years of experience, Scott helped lead the team that received a 2010 IABC Dallas Quill Award of Excellence for their work on the Holy Wisdom Monastery public relations strategy. Prior to joining Hoffman, Scott served in various marketing roles with a national health insurance provider. Scott is a graduate of both St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with an Associate degree in Applied Science, Marketing. Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids as they travel, take in a movie, or play a competitive game of cards. In his eyes, an ideal afternoon is sitting at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario in downtown Cleveland with a beer and hot dog watching his favorite baseball team.

Jon Morehouse

Project Manager

A project manager for Hoffman, Jon brings ten years of experience in the design and construction industry to every project he oversees. In his role, Jon is responsible for overall project coordination, ranging from managing the construction process to ensuring complete customer satisfaction with budget, schedule, and quality of the work. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering (with an emphasis in Structural Design), Jon provides expert input on topics such as cost estimating, feasibility, industry trends, and constructability when collaborating with design professionals during pre-construction. In his spare time, Jon can be found spending time with his family, most likely relaxing at their cabin in upper Michigan or cheering on his daughters at their travel softball tournaments. Jon lists whitetail deer hunting and enjoying a glass of good bourbon among his hobbies (when he’s not busy working on a construction project at his house or cabin).

Beth Piepkorn

Senior Project Administrator

A senior project administrator with Hoffman, Beth is an integral member of the project team. Beth works closely with Hoffman design and construction personnel and our clients to help ensure their projects run smoothly. Her responsibilities include maintaining and tracking contracts, purchase orders, change orders, bonds, and insurance certificates; project accounting (invoicing and processing of payments); distributing bidding documents; coordinating all project submittals for approval; and preparing client operations and maintenance information upon project completion. A graduate of both Fox Valley Technical College with an Associate degree in Business Administration and Lakeland College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing, Beth received her MBA with a dual emphasis in Project Management and Human Resources from Lakeland College. Beth has nearly 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry. If you catch up with Beth outside of the office, she’s most likely spending time with family and friends making memories or traveling. An avid learner, Beth loves to read, listen to podcasts, and watch documentaries when she has some down time.

Chris Peterson

Education Specialist

A former superintendent, principal, and educator for 29 years, Chris serves as Hoffman’s education specialist. In his role, Chris is tasked with cultivating relationships in the education field as well as using his expertise to guide school districts through the entire referendum process. Having led the districts in Howards Grove and Southern Door respectively since 2009, Chris’ professional expertise includes areas such as operations management, training and development, strategic planning and execution, continuous process improvement, and revenue/fund generation. Prior to transitioning to the superintendent role, Chris served as principal in the Kimberly, Manitowoc, and Wausaukee school districts, as well as spending time as a third-grade teacher for Little Chute Public Schools. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, his Masters in Educational Administration from Marian College in Fond du Lac (as well as his doctoral work), and his superintendent certification from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Chris is a member of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) and the WASDA Child Advocacy Committee. Chris and his wife, Jada, are parents to five kids, including seven-year-old twins. The Peterson family is passionate about the Green Bay Packers and enjoy many outdoor activities together, most notably golfing and attending training camp and going to games at Lambeau Field.

Kurt Peeters AIA WELL AP

Senior Project Architect

A senior project architect with Hoffman, Kurt collaborates with clients from their project’s inception through completion. With nearly 15 years of architecture and field experience, he is responsible for overseeing design-related activities, and specializes in 4-12 education design, childcare design, and has experience with a full range of commercial project types from hospitality and religious all the way to sports stadiums. Kurt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies. A registered architect in Wisconsin and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Kurt was involved with the AIA Architect Mentor Program. Kurt is also a WELL Accredited Professional with a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities. Outside of the office, Kurt and his wife stay busy parenting and spending time with their five daughters. When Kurt finds himself with a little alone time, he makes use of it by hopping in his kayak and going fishing.

Dan Pecor

Senior Job Captain

A senior job captain with nearly 40 years of design experience, Dan works closely with the architect and designer from project inception through completion, where he is primarily responsible for the development of architectural contract documents and interdisciplinary consultant coordination. Dan received his Associate degree in Architecture and Industrial Models and Technology from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. As an avid cyclist and spiritual seeker, Dan has always been drawn to the beautiful scenery and miles of paved roads our state has to offer. Bike touring has become a meditation practice, allowing him to be fully present in the moment riding the rolling farmlands. Exploring the world on a bike never fails to remind him of the beauty and interconnectedness of all things. Dan is also a member of the local Dao community.

Mike McGregor

Field Project Manager

As a field project manager for Hoffman with nearly 45 years in the construction industry, there aren’t many project challenges that Mike hasn’t already faced and solved. In his position, Mike is responsible for coordinating on-site schedules and activities, overseeing subcontractors’ trade work, conducting quality control, maintaining a safe work site, and working with our clients to ensure their satisfaction with their project’s progress. Acting on our client’s behalf and driven to exceed their expectations, Mike brings complete objectivity to the project and excels at ensuring quality throughout the construction process by listening intently and providing honest feedback. Well versed in sustainable design and delivery, Mike was the field project manager for both the construction of Holy Wisdom Monastery, the highest-rated LEED-New Construction building in the United States, and the responsible deconstruction of its predecessor, Benedict House. An avid outdoors man, Mike is truly in his element overseeing a construction site. When he’s not managing the construction of the latest Hoffman project, Mike is most likely traveling or enjoying his favorite outdoor activities of hunting, fishing, and forestry.

Matt McGregor

Director of Project Management

Hoffman’s director of project management, Matt is responsible for the oversight of all internal project management efforts as well as mentoring and training Hoffman’s project management group. When appropriate, Matt works closely with the project’s design and sustainability professionals to provide construction cost estimates and valuable construction perspective on topics such as infrastructure, constructability, material selection, impact to schedule, and cost saving options. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stout with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Matt has nearly 20 years of construction industry experience. An expert in the construction profession, Matt has written several articles—most for publications in the education market—on topics such as the various construction delivery methods, managing a safe construction site, and integrated project delivery. Not someone who likes to sit still, Matt prefers to be active and on the go, regardless of if he’s at work or taking advantage of some free time. Matt also can’t get enough of the Wisconsin outdoors, and enjoys every opportunity he gets to hunt or fish.

Mary MacNab

Senior Project Administrator

A senior project administrator with Hoffman, Mary is an integral member of the project team. Mary works closely with Hoffman design and construction personnel and clients to help ensure their projects run smoothly. Her responsibilities include maintaining and tracking contracts, purchase orders, change orders, bonds, and insurance certificates; project accounting (invoicing and processing of payments); distributing bidding documents; coordinating project submittals for approval; and preparing client operations and maintenance information upon project completion. Mary is a graduate of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business Language Area Studies. Mary has more than 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry, all with Hoffman. Someone who likes to get out and go, Mary counts antiquing and traveling among her favorite things to do, with her trip to Europe at the top of her list.

Sam Long

Job Captain

A job captain with Hoffman, Sam works closely with the architect and designer from a project’s beginning through construction and beyond. His main responsibilities include collaborating on the development of all design documents and coordinating those with the civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering disciplines. A graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with an Associate degree in Architectural Technology who has nearly five years of experience in the design and construction field, Sam is currently pursuing his architectural license and LEED Green Associate certification. A talented musician who can play multiple instruments—but primarily the guitar and keyboard—Sam loves to spend his free time enjoying outdoor activities with his family, especially hiking, kayaking, and biking.

Doug Krueger

Field Project Manager

A Hoffman project superintendent with more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Doug is responsible for the coordination of daily activities at a job site, especially maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to the construction schedule. Collaborating with our clients and serving on their behalf on site, Doug ensures that subcontractors are performing as required in accordance with the project requirements and plans. Driven by a passion for working closely with people, Doug is clearly in his element on a construction site as he’s able to help others and watch as their thoughts, visions, and solutions become reality. When he’s not on the job, Doug’s hobbies include fishing and most water-related sports. He also enjoys photography, motorcycles, and cooking, listing chicken and caprese salads, baked caprese appetizers, and fresh pesto dishes as some of his favorites to whip up in the kitchen.

Mitch Kroll

Job Captain

A job captain with Hoffman, Mitch works closely with the architect and designer from a project’s beginning through completion. His primary responsibilities include collaborating on the development of all design documents and coordinating those with the various engineering disciplines. A graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Architectural Technology, Mitch is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and has more than five years of experience in the design profession. Outside of the office, Mitch finds most of his free time consumed by sports. In addition to serving as a youth hockey coach (something he’s done for the past three years), Mitch enjoys playing hockey himself as well as the one-on-one challenge of a tennis match.

Kelly Kozak

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Hoffman’s vice president of finance and administration, Kelly is responsible for operations within Hoffman’s administrative area, including accounting, risk management, human resources, and office management. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Marketing, Kelly has more than ten years of accounting experience (seven in public accounting and three in construction). Prior to joining Hoffman, Kelly served in various accounting positions with Schenck (and later ClilftonLarsonAllen) and served as a controller of a construction company in the Fox Valley. A former volleyball player for the Fighting Phoenix, Kelly has a great passion for travel. Her excursions have taken her all over the United States and to the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Spain, Italy, France, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Aruba, and the Dominican Republic.

Kit Kouveras

Graphic Designer

Hoffman’s in-house graphic designer and photographer, Kit is responsible for developing all of the firm’s graphic design efforts in addition to helping set various marketing strategies as well as assisting on various pre and post project marketing and business development efforts. Prior to joining Hoffman, Kit worked in the restaurant industry as a graphic designer, creating a wide variety of marketing materials, from menus and postcards to email campaigns to billboards, and everything in-between. Kit graduated from the University of the Arts of Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, with a Graphic Design focus. Being an East Coast native in Wisconsin, Kit has swapped sand for snow and Wawa for Kwik Trip. In her spare time, she can be found tending to her plants, doing woodworking projects, or raising two cats—Nicolas Cage and Beanz—with her husband.

Chris Kiley

Human Resources Manager | Senior Accountant

With more than 25 years of experience, Chris serves as Hoffman’s human resources manager and senior corporate accountant. In her dual role, Chris is responsible for all employee-related matters, including setting and enacting policies, developing benefit packages, assisting in the hiring process, and providing employee guidance and support. From a financial perspective, Chris oversees numerous functions, including accounts payable, employee payroll, overall cash management, budgeting, and month end closings. Chris is a graduate of Lakeland College with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Chris and her family are frequent visitors to Walt Disney World. Annual road trips to Disney and other destinations in the family RV are yearly occurrences that Chris and her husband can’t get enough of.

Jeremy Jansen

Field Engineer

A field engineer with eight years of experience in the construction profession, Jeremy is tasked with assisting the field project manager with all field aspects of operation on the construction site. On a daily basis, Jeremy is responsible for aiding in activities such as the monitoring and implementing of site image requirements and site safety and security measures, conducting and documenting safety inspections and meetings, and handling project documentation, subcontractor management, and overall project communication. A graduate of Fox Valley Technical College with an Associate degree in Construction Management, Jeremy’s Hoffman career began with an internship on the firm’s construction staff. An outdoor enthusiast, Jeremy is truly in his element when hiking with his family or relaxing on the water and fishing.

Shaun Izdepski

Field Project Manager

A Hoffman field project manager with nearly 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Shaun is responsible for the coordination of daily activities at a job site, especially maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to the construction schedule. Working closely with our clients and serving on their behalf on site, Shaun ensures that subcontractors are performing as required in accordance with the project requirements and plans. Shaun’s diverse facility expertise—which is highlighted by his work in the education and women religious markets—includes both new construction projects as well as complex renovations. As much as Shaun dedicates himself to his work, he enjoys his downtime too when he’s away from the construction site. His two favorite activities when he’s looking to relax are watching football and working on woodworking projects in his garage.

Chuck Huss

Field Project Manager

A Hoffman field project manager with more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry, Chuck is responsible for the coordination of daily activities at a job site, especially maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to the construction schedule. Working closely with our clients and serving on their behalf on site, Chuck ensures that subcontractors are performing as required in accordance with the project requirements and plans. When away from work, Chuck loves spending time with his three children and seven grandkids. An avid outdoorsman, Chuck also enjoys many forms of hunting as well as raising his dogs.

Henry Hundt

Sustainability Leader

Henry is a sustainability leader with Hoffman who focuses on renewable energy design and planning and building performance. Henry’s responsibilities center around techno-economic modeling for solar and storage microgrids, net-zero energy building implementation and project management, and full electric building design optimization (including ground source heat pumps for net-zero energy buildings). Henry previously served as a University of Wisconsin Madison’s Office of Sustainability sponsored researcher at the Climate Action Lab and as a renewable energy fellow for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. He holds a master’s degree from UW Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs Energy Analysis and Policy and a bachelor’s from Cornell College in Iowa. When not working on building sustainability, Henry, along with his wife and daughter spend their time working around the family farm, building a house, and cooking for friends and family.

Casey Helmrath AIA

Project Architect

A project architect with Hoffman, Casey works closely with clients from their projects’ beginnings through completion. Bringing nearly 10 years of industry experience to each of his projects, Casey is responsible for managing various design-related activities, including planning and programming, design development, construction documents, and construction administration. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Casey is a registered architect in Wisconsin and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). When he isn’t poring over plans with clients or collaborating with co-workers, Casey enjoys taking advantage of the great Wisconsin outdoors. He routinely engages in numerous sporting activities, with archery being at the top of his list.

Julie Heiberger AIA NCARB LEED AP

Senior Project Architect | Religious & Senior Living Markets Leader | Owner

A senior project architect with more than 30 years of industry experience, Julie leads Hoffman’s religious and senior living market team in their pursuit of design excellence that addresses the latest care models and industry trends. For the past 24 years, Julie has worked with more than 35 religious communities and not-for-profit senior living housing providers in all phases of services, from planning through design and construction. Skilled in facilitation and project management, she has guided many clients through thoughtful planning and programming efforts to arrive at solutions meeting their specific and unique needs. She has presented at past RCRI National Conferences as well as LeadingAge Wisconsin Conferences and specializes in the design and planning of women religious and senior care living environments. A member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Julie received her Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where she also spent time as an adjunct professor of architecture. A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional, Julie has addressed state and national organizations on the topic of integrating sustainability with senior care environments. Sitting idle is not Julie’s nature, and her extracurricular activities would support that claim. When not on the go visiting one client to the next, Julie enjoys the wind in her face of downhill skiing, biking, and driving performance sportscars and motorcycles. She’s been overheard stating that she’s “not the passenger type”!

Joe Harvey

Vice President of Construction

As Hoffman’s vice president of construction, Joe offers clients more than 28 years of industry experience and a wealth of expertise in construction services, project management, school safety, and facilities management. In his position, Joe is responsible for the firm’s project management services, both internal and external. In addition to managing the day-to-day construction efforts, Joe oversees the successful integration of the firm’s construction experts into the planning and design process in order to provide clients and their projects with the greatest value. A Certified Facilities Professional recognized by the Department of Public Instruction of Wisconsin, Joe is also a past member of the Wisconsin Association of School Board Officials (WASBO) and a past Board Member for the Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association (WSSCA). Prior to re-joining Hoffman, Joe served as the Director of Facilities Management and Safety for the Kimberly Area School District and then as the Chief Facilities Officer for the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Throughout his career, Joe has been extremely successful in leading teams for more than two decades in delivering quality educational projects throughout the Midwest. A graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Joe served as a senior project manager during his initial time with Hoffman from 2000 – 2010. A husband and father of three, Joe likes to relax through woodworking, hanging out with his family up north, and partaking in almost anything outdoors that Wisconsin has to offer.

Joel Harris

Field Project Manager

A Hoffman field project manager with more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry—which included owning his own home construction company for 20 years—Joel is responsible for the coordination of daily activities at the job site, especially maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to the construction schedule. Working closely with our clients and serving on their behalf on site, Joel provides quality control by ensuring that subcontractors are performing as required in accordance with the project requirements and plans. Joel holds an associate degree in architectural drafting/environmental engineering from ITT Technical Institute. When not busy overseeing a Hoffman construction project, Joel can be found spending time with his wife of 25+ years and family (four kids and four grandkids). They love spending time together going hunting, fishing, or golfing, playing volleyball and softball, or shooting pool, and they live by the motto, “The world may see you as just another person, but to another person you may be the world!”

Jerry Gmeiner

Project Manager

A project manager for Hoffman, Jerry brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry to all of the projects he oversees. Certified in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Jerry is responsible for overall project coordination, ranging from managing the construction process to ensuring complete customer satisfaction with budget, schedule, and quality of the work. A graduate of Fox Valley Technical College, Jerry relies on his years of industry experience to provide expert input on topics such as cost estimating, feasibility, industry trends, and constructability when collaborating with design professionals during pre-construction. When away from the office or job site, Jerry’s enjoyments include spending time with his family and being outdoors as he is an avid sportsman and loves to hunt. Jerry also has a passion for helping others achieve their vision, which is a primary reason why he serves on the board of directors for the local not-for-profit, Rebuilding Together Fox Valley.

Greg Gerbers

Risk Manager

Holding nearly 20 years of experience in the legal profession with expertise in the areas of construction, real estate, and business, Greg serves as Hoffman’s risk manager. Responsible for Hoffman’s day-to-day legal and risk management efforts, Greg is tasked with ensuring the firm is compliant in all business activities and dealings. Prior to joining Hoffman, Greg served in roles as deputy corporate counsel and risk manager for Brown County and as the assistant state public defender in the Office of the State Public Defender. Additionally, Greg ran his own practice, focusing on criminal and civil litigation, and served as an adjunct instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Greg graduated from Marquette University Law School following his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations Management. A sports enthusiast, Greg is a devoted fan of the Milwaukee Brewers (who attends opening day religiously) and a dedicated cyclist, typically putting in anywhere between 20-100 miles a week during the summer. He says the relaxation cycling brings him counters the stress and frustration the Brewers provide.

Aaron Gafner Assoc. AIA

Senior Project Designer

A senior project designer with Hoffman, Aaron has been active in the architecture, design, and construction industry for more than 25 years. His day-to-day responsibilities include assisting the project architects during the various stages of planning and design through project completion. In addition to helping produce all design documents and coordinating their review, Aaron is involved in the development of conceptual designs and space planning and specializes in 2D and 3D visioning, photorealistic rendering and representation. Aaron received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Masters of Architecture from the University of Minnesota, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Following a stint in Portugal as a design professor at Universidade de Moderna and a design architect at Lacerda Arquitectos, Aaron served as a project design lead with Switzerland and Los Angeles-based firm, TEC Architecture and is a member of the Foundation of Swiss Architects and Engineers (Schweiz REG). Having lived and worked in Lisbon for seven years, Aaron translates his international experience into the design-thinking practices that fuel his work on a daily basis. Aaron cherishes time with family, as together they are his North, his muse, and inspiration for all things. In addition to this, he enjoys exploring local gastronomy no matter where he is and recreating fusion dishes brought from all his travels.

Kim Eparvier

Educational Facilities Consultant

Having retired from his long-held position as the District Administrator for the Peshtigo School District in Wisconsin, Kim joined Hoffman to serve as the firm’s educational facilities consultant. With a 35+ year career in the education profession, Kim brings a wealth of experience to his role. He spent 11 years teaching and coaching in the K-12 setting prior to becoming Principal at Arbor Vitae Woodruff Elementary School in the Arbor Vitae Woodruff J1 School District. Following his time at Arbor Vitae, Kim spent 23 years serving as the District Administrator for the Peshtigo School District. During his tenure with Peshtigo, Kim was involved in leading multiple referendum efforts and facility projects, both new construction and renovations. Highly respected by his peers, Kim served as the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) president in 2008-2009. He also served on the WASDA Governing Board for nine years. In addition to continuing his advocacy and support for Pre-K through grade 12 for Wisconsin’s schools, Kim’s interests include spending time with his six grandchildren, playing golf, and maintaining his personal fitness.

Terry Ellenbecker

Director of Field Project Management | Owner

Terry Ellenbecker, Hoffman’s director of field project management (who also serves as a senior project manager), brings nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry to Hoffman clients. A graduate of North Central Technical College with an Associate degree in Architectural Design, Terry’s diverse project expertise includes corporate and professional, women’s religious, health care, and senior living facilities. As the conduit between Hoffman and the client to ensure they have a comprehensive facility upon completion, Terry works closely with Hoffman on-site field project managers, providing mentoring, resources, and equipment to help deliver a successful project. When not at the Hoffman office or on-site at one of our construction projects, Terry can most likely be found outside exercising (probably running), hunting on his property in northern Wisconsin, or training his two yellow Labrador retrievers. A true family man, another favorite pastime for Terry and his wife of 36 years is to get together with their children and grandchildren.

Sean Duncanson

Senior Project Manager

As a senior project manager with more than 30 years of experience in design and construction management, Sean is responsible for overall project coordination, ranging from managing the construction process to ensuring client satisfaction with budget, schedule, and quality of the completed facility. Prior to a project moving into construction, Sean works closely with the team’s planning and design professionals to provide construction cost estimates and a valuable construction perspective on topics such as infrastructure, constructability, materials selection, impact to schedule, and cost saving options. His knowledge, skill set, and drive to ensure that projects run as smoothly as possible make Sean a valuable asset to every Hoffman project he’s a part of. Sean is a graduate of Chippewa Valley Technical College in Structural Architecture Design. Family time with his wife of more than 30 years and his two daughters is always important. A true outdoorsman, Sean enjoys hunting and many other outdoor activities. Sean is also an owner of a racing team and enjoys getting behind the wheel of his car, racing at Road America.

Jason Diem

Senior Project Manager

A senior project manager for Hoffman, Jason is responsible for overall project coordination, ranging from managing the construction process to ensuring complete customer satisfaction with budget, schedule, and quality of the completed facility. Jason works closely with Hoffman planning and design professionals to provide expert input on cost estimating, feasibility, and constructability. Having received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and studied Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Jason brings nearly 20 years of experience in the construction industry. As dedicated an employee as there is, Jason works tirelessly to ensure his clients’ satisfaction and peace-of-mind with their project. Outside of work, Jason cherishes his free time with his family. He has a love of Tollers and is an avid Lacrosse fan, even serving as the Youth Director for the Kimberly Area Lacrosse Association.

Therese Davies

Office Manager | Receptionist

As Hoffman’s office manager / receptionist, Therese keeps the Hoffman office humming along! She is the first person you’ll see when visiting our office and the first one you’ll speak with when calling. Whether you’re inquiring about an upcoming building project, scheduling an educational lunch and learn, or looking to get in contact with a specific Hoffman employee, Therese will make sure you’re taken care of. Therese has been in the construction industry for 13 years and receives great enjoyment from assisting others, whether that’s a Hoffman co-worker, subcontractor, client, or visitor. Although she thinks of herself as an uninteresting person, Therese enjoys exploring new places—especially anywhere along the east coast—and spending time with her family and rescue dogs, Maggie, Adaline, and Coco.

Bill Devlin

Field Project Manager

A Hoffman field project manager with nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry—which included owning his own construction company for 13 years—Bill is responsible for the coordination of daily activities at the job site, especially maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to the construction schedule. Working closely with our clients and serving on their behalf on site, Bill provides quality control by ensuring that subcontractors are performing as required in accordance with the project requirements and plans. When away from work, Bill enjoys spending time with his family and perfecting his grilling and smoker recipes (of which they are more than happy to test out for him). And if he’s not on the porch, Bill can most likely be found on his bike enjoying his other passion, road cycling.

Sr. Nancy Conway, CSJ

Facilities & Engagement Specialist

Sr. Nancy Conway, CSJ has been an integral member of the Hoffman Religious Market Team since she joined the firm in 2019. In her role, she supports and assists leaders and their congregations as they deal with the challenges of future planning. Sr. Nancy entered the founding Congregation of Saint Joseph (CSJ) in 1966. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, a Master of Science in Social Administration, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Development. Sr. Nancy’s ministry experience includes teaching at the high school level, social work (both in a hospital and at a women’s agency) and five years of service on the CSJ Cleveland Leadership Team. Sr. Nancy has more than 30 years of experience in organizational consulting/facilitation. In 2007, she was reelected to the Leadership Team (president) of the Congregation of St. Joseph. In that role, she facilitated the Congregation’s movement regarding its buildings and properties across six states. In her spare time, Sr. Nancy likes to cook—especially Mexican and Indian food—and has mentioned that she really enjoys cutting and chopping ingredients as it slows her down. Not only does she enjoy it, but she’s good at it too, as Sr. Nancy is a two-time winner in the Hoffman Chili Cook-Off Contest held each November. Sr. Nancy is also a member of multiple Board of Directors in Cleveland, with her favorite being the high school the sisters sponsor, St. Joseph Academy. She enjoys serving on boards and engaging with motivated and committed Board members.

Todd Bushmaker AIA CDT LEED AP

Project Architect

In his role as a Hoffman project architect, Todd is adept at balancing his clients’ aesthetic, functional, and budgetary needs. With a career of more than 30 years in the design and construction profession—with broad experience across many project types but specializing in K-12 Education—Todd works diligently to educate clients on the benefits of integrating sustainability into the design and construction process and the importance of community involvement to ensure the ideal outcome for all stakeholders. A Milwaukee School of Engineering alum, Todd is a member of the American Institute of Architects, holds a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) certification, and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) accredited professional. In his spare time, Todd loves applying his architectural skills to build out miniature worlds at 1/87 scale in the model railroading hobby, and enjoys camping with his family in Wisconsin’s great outdoors with their 30’ RV.

Logan Burton

Associate Project Manager

An associate project manager with Hoffman, Logan’s day-to-day responsibilities center around assisting the project manager or senior project manager with all aspects of a construction project. Logan’s areas of expertise include estimating, bidding, submittals, and monthly project accounting. Involved starting at the planning stage and running through project close-out and warranty, Logan is tasked with making sure a project runs smoothly and meets the client’s expectations regarding schedule and budget. An eight-year veteran of the design and construction profession, Logan enjoys traveling as much as he can, and lists Estes Park in Colorado as his favorite past destination. When not traveling for personal pleasure or overseeing a Hoffman project, Logan is most likely cheering for one of his favorite teams, the Green Bay Packers, Marquette Golden Eagles, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also mentioned something about wins not being a quarterback stat, but you’ll have to ask him about that!

Shelly Bradley

Project Administrator

A project administrator with more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry, Shelly is an integral member of the project team. Shelly works closely with Hoffman design and construction personnel and clients to help ensure their projects run smoothly. Her responsibilities include maintaining and tracking contracts, purchase orders, change orders, bonds, and insurance certificates; project accounting (invoicing and processing of payments); distributing bidding documents; coordinating project submittals for approval; and preparing client operations and maintenance information upon project completion. Shelly loves variety and activity, which serves her well both in her role with Hoffman, as well as outside the office. When not helping to keep things running smoothly on a project, Shelly enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. One of her favorite places to visit are the beaches in Florida.

Greg Bongers Assoc. AIA

Senior Project Designer

As a senior project designer with Hoffman, Greg’s primary responsibility is to assist the project architect during the various stages of design through project completion. Greg is responsible for producing conceptual and construction documents, creating 3D building information models (BIM) utilizing Revit, producing schematic and photorealistic renderings, and conducting code research and review. In addition to helping produce all design documents and coordinating their review, Greg is involved in cost estimation, site inspection, and construction supervision. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where he earned both his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies as well as his Master of Architecture, Greg has more than 15 years of experience in the architectural field. Greg and his family—his wife and three kids— love being active and spending time outdoors, such as going to their family cottage, taking fishing trips with friends, and making memories at Disney World. Dedicated to his community, Greg spends additional free time volunteering for several area non-profit organizations.

Mark Boehlke ASLA RLA

Senior Land Planner

A senior land planner with Hoffman, Mark has more than 40 years of experience in land planning and landscape architecture. Mark’s project experience encompasses all types of sites and land uses throughout the country. In his role with Hoffman, Mark works extensively in all phases of the design process, from initial site selection and evaluation through final site planning and construction documentation, making sure sustainability is incorporated throughout. His expertise includes site evaluation, design, and approvals, as well as master planning for projects up to 4,000 acres. His involvement ensures that each projects’ site-related issues are identified and thoroughly evaluated. Mark also assists our project teams and clients find, retain, and manage other site consultants to meet the specific needs of each project, such as land survey, civil engineering, landscape architecture, geotechnical, and environmental. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Mark is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. As much as Mark enjoys collaborating with clients and delving into their land planning needs and challenges, he is equally enthusiastic about the outdoors—specifically hiking, fishing, and traveling—and spending time with his wife and their grandchildren.

Kaylee Bertrand

Designer

As Hoffman’s newest designer, Kaylee is tasked with assisting project architects and senior designers during the multiple stages of design through project completion. A valued member of Hoffman’s design staff, Kaylee’s responsibilities also include her involvement in various research and development efforts. A graduate of the Architectural Studies program at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Kaylee’s approach to design has been greatly influenced by her time studying architecture abroad in Paris. In her free time, Kaylee loves getting outside or curling up on the sofa with her dog. She’s also an avid music connoisseur and a proud plant mom. As a lifelong learner, Kaylee likes to stay busy with personal projects outside of the office. Driven to continue her education and career development, Kaylee’s future plans include attending graduate school to pursue her master’s in architecture.

Steve Behrendt

Senior Job Captain

A senior job captain with Hoffman, Steve works closely with the architect from project inception through completion to help ensure the design meets the client’s expectations and then is carried through during construction. Steve is primarily responsible for the development of architectural documents, coordination of those documents with Hoffman’s civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering partners, and providing construction administration services. A graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with an Associate degree in Architectural Technology who has nearly 35 years of experience in the design and construction industry, Steve is often asked to train and mentor new Hoffman job captains and share the insight he’s gathered throughout his career. Happily married and a father to three wonderful children, Steve is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and counts saltwater aquariums, running, camping, and woodworking among his list of hobbies.

Jody Andres AIA LEED AP

Sr. Project Architect | K-12 Market Leader | Owner

K-12 market leader and senior project architect for Hoffman, Jody has more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry, most notably in the evaluating, planning, programming, and design of PreK-12 educational facilities. Throughout his career, Jody has assisted more than 60 school districts in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Wyoming, and Colorado with their various facility needs. Jody’s project portfolio is highlighted by his work as project architect on Northland Pines High School in Wisconsin, the first LEED Gold certified public high school in the country. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Jody is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional, Past President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Wisconsin, and the past regional representative for the North Central States to the AIA Strategic Council. Jody is the current president of the Wisconsin Architects Foundation, the charitable arm of the AIA Wisconsin chapter. An active, lifetime member of his church, Jody is currently the chairperson of Trustees and serves on their virtual ministry, where he operates the sound board and assists in uploading their services online. Jody is also proud to be one of the owners of Titletown Train Show, an annual hobby show that takes place in Green Bay.

Brent Alfredson

Project Manager

A project manager for Hoffman, Brent brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry to all of the projects he oversees. Brent is responsible for overall project coordination, ranging from managing the construction process to ensuring complete customer satisfaction with budget, schedule, and quality of the work. A graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management, Brent relies on his years of industry experience to provide expert input on topics such as cost estimating, feasibility, industry trends, and constructability when collaborating with design professionals during pre-construction. When away from the job site or office, Brent’s favorite activity is raising his two kids. They love working with him to help fix, repair, or build new projects, and they can always make Brent laugh and put a smile on his face. Outside of family time, Brent can be found enjoying his outdoor loves of hunting, fishing, and trapping.