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Hoffman Announces New Staff Additions

February 11, 2015

Scott Pigeon
Hoffman Planning, Design, & Construction, Inc. | Director of Marketing
Phone: 920-380-2175 | Email:

Hoffman Announces New Staff Additions

APPLETON, Wis. – Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc., an Appleton-based Total Project Management firm, is proud to announce that Joe Davis, Jason Diem, Aaron Gafner and Keith Van Dera have joined its staff.

Davis, a project manager with more than 30 years construction experience, joins Hoffman from Howard Immel Inc. in Green Bay. His facility experience includes healthcare, educational, industrial, food service and retail construction projects. In his role as project manager, Davis will be responsible for overall project coordination, including managing the construction process and ensuring complete customer satisfaction with budget, schedule and quality of the finished facility.

Diem comes to Hoffman from Miron Construction, where he spent the past eight years as a parts manager & equipment specialist. In his new role as project superintendent, Diem will be responsible for the coordination of daily activities at the project site, including maintaining a safe work environment and adherence to the construction schedule. Diem earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and is currently pursuing his Masters in Construction Management through the University of Wisconsin – Stout.

Gafner and Van Dera have been hired as job captains for Hoffman. Gafner received his Bachelor of Arts and MArch from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Following a stint in Portugal as a design professor at Universidade de Moderna (UMOD) and a project designer & consultant at Lacerda Arquitectos, Gafner was mostly recently a project architect/designer with TEC Architects in Los Angeles.

Van Dera, a graduate of MTI College in Orange, California, with an Associates Degree in Architecture, brings more than 17 years of industry experience to his role at Hoffman. Since moving his career from California to Wisconsin, Van Dera has held design positions with FC Dadson and Omnni Associates. In their job captain roles, Gafner and Van Dera will collaborate with the firm’s architects from the design stage through project completion—from developing drawings at schematic design to ensuring plans are followed during construction.

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Hoffman Planning, Design, & Construction, Inc. is an integrated Total Project Management firm based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Hoffman’s mission is to make a positive impact on people’s lives and their environment by providing creative ideas and responsible solutions. Total Project Management (TPM) is Hoffman’s exclusive process that integrates efficient, healthy, and cost-effective building solutions that respect the environment while enhancing a building’s quality and value and reducing initial and long-term facility costs. Learn more at

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