Our People

Hardworking, dependable and fun, our team rises to the challenge and exceeds expectations.

We take our work seriously, but our people make it matter.

Our work starts and ends with people. From the front desk to the field, our team is the heart and soul behind Brester. They work hard for their families, communities and each other, and we’re proud to call each one of these people part of the Brester family.

Nancy Barrow

Nancy Barrow

Accounting Manager

Brester Employee since : 1986

  • Power tool of choice : Gas Grill
  • Favorite place to visit : Disney World
  • Go-to beverage : White Zin/Moscato/Margarita

Tom Steinbach

Tom Steinbach

Superintendent

Brester Employee since : 1983

  • Power tool of choice : Cordless screw driver
  • Favorite place to visit : Pittsburgh PA
  • Go-to beverage : Sam Adams summer ale or October fest depending on the time of year

Rod Teten

Rod Teten

Superintendant

Brester Employee since : 1993

  • Power tool of choice : Ryobi
  • Favorite place to visit : Wyoming
  • Go-to beverage : Crown and 7

Trevor Herter

Trevor Herter

Project Manager

Brester Employee since : 2015

  • Power tool of choice : Impact Driver
  • Favorite place to visit : Beach
  • Go-to beverage : Busch Light

Shaq Mayes

Brester Employee since : 

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Troy Kaisershot

Brester Employee since : 

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Todd Fallon

Todd Fallon

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2018

  • Power tool of choice : Cordless Impact
  • Favorite place to visit : Vietnam
  • Go-to beverage : Coconut Water

Tim Alberts

Tim Alberts

Project Manager

Brester Employee since : 2004

  • Power tool of choice : Compound Miter Saw
  • Favorite place to visit : Any Fishing Lake
  • Go-to beverage : Gold Peak Iced Tea

Ryan Pellatz

Ryan Pellatz

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2017

  • Power tool of choice : Dewalt drill
  • Favorite place to visit : The Rocky Mountains
  • Go-to beverage : Orange Juice

Valentin Meza

Brester Employee since : 

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Tony Pelan

Tony Pelan

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 1996

  • Power tool of choice : Impact driver
  • Favorite place to visit : Most any Zoo
  • Go-to beverage : Cherry Coke

Rick Keller

Rick Keller

Superintendant

Brester Employee since : 1987

  • Power tool of choice : Screw gun
  • Favorite place to visit : Wilmington NC
  • Go-to beverage : Ice Tea

Nestor Hernandez

Nestor Hernandez

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2007

  • Power tool of choice : Skill Saw
  • Favorite place to visit : Worlds/Oceans Of Fun
  • Go-to beverage : Kick- Start

Keenan Henning

Keenan Henning

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2014

  • Power tool of choice : Cordless miterbox
  • Favorite place to visit : Florida
  • Go-to beverage : Ice Tea

Reason Garcia

Reason Garcia

Project Engineer

Brester Employee since : 2017

  • Power tool of choice : Skilsaw
  • Favorite place to visit : Rocky Mountains
  • Go-to beverage : Budweiser

Pat Folds

Pat Folds

Receptionist

Brester Employee since : 2018

  • Power tool of choice : Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • Favorite place to visit : The beach
  • Go-to beverage : Dr Pepper

Kurt Daberkow

Kurt Daberkow

Project Manager

Brester Employee since : 1990

  • Power tool of choice : Cordless Impact Driver
  • Favorite place to visit : Rome
  • Go-to beverage : Diet Coke

Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2015

  • Power tool of choice : Anything cordless
  • Favorite place to visit : Eagle Raceway
  • Go-to beverage : Dr. Pepper

Morse Pace

Brester Employee since : 

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Luke Renken

Luke Renken

Job site Superintendent

Brester Employee since : 2002

  • Power tool of choice : Impact
  • Favorite place to visit : Kansas City
  • Go-to beverage : Bud Light

Justin Sanley

Justin Sanley

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2011

  • Power tool of choice : Skill saw
  • Favorite place to visit : Any Lake
  • Go-to beverage : Ice Tea or Busch light

Kelly Steckelberg

Kelly Steckelberg

Superintendent

Brester Employee since : 1990

  • Power tool of choice : Miter box
  • Favorite place to visit : Horse track
  • Go-to beverage : Busch light

Kirk Wilke

Brester Employee since : 2008

  • Power tool of choice : Cordless drill
  • Favorite place to visit : The farm during harvest
  • Go-to beverage : Iced caramel coffee

Paris Phillips

Brester Employee since : 

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Mitch Linder

Brester Employee since : 2017

  • Power tool of choice : Cell Phone
  • Favorite place to visit : West Palm Beach, FL
  • Go-to beverage : Diet Coke, Diet Coke & more Diet Coke

Phil Johnson

Brester Employee since : 

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Melanie Peterson

Melanie Peterson

Administrative Assistant

Brester Employee since : 2015

  • Power tool of choice : Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • Favorite place to visit : Oregon
  • Go-to beverage : Scooterdoodle coffee-black

Michael Tracy

Michael Tracy

Jobsite Superintendent

Brester Employee since : 2000

  • Power tool of choice : Ryobi
  • Favorite place to visit : A resort in Cancun, Mexico
  • Go-to beverage : Crown and Coke

Neil Thiltgen

Neil Thiltgen

Pre-Construction Manager

Brester Employee since : 2002

  • Power tool of choice : Router
  • Favorite place to visit : Somewhere in the mountains or on a beach
  • Go-to beverage : Dr. Pepper

Joe Kouma

Brester Employee since : 

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Eli Keller

Brester Employee since : 

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Joel Barrow

Joel Barrow

Job superintendent

Brester Employee since : 1994

  • Power tool of choice : Anything but a circular saw
  • Favorite place to visit : Colorado Rocky Mountains
  • Go-to beverage : Coke Zero or Jim Beam

Jim Brester

Jim Brester

Project Manager

Brester Employee since : 1987

  • Power tool of choice : Circular Saw
  • Favorite place to visit : The Rockies
  • Go-to beverage : Water

Gary Counts

Gary Counts

Superintendent

Brester Employee since : 2014

  • Power tool of choice : Demo saw
  • Favorite place to visit : Back home
  • Go-to beverage : Pepsi

Jeffrey Fallon

Jeffrey Fallon

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2017

  • Power tool of choice : Impact
  • Favorite place to visit : Family farm
  • Go-to beverage : 80 acres boulevard

Joey Isaacson

Joey Isaacson

Project Engineer

Brester Employee since : 2015

  • Power tool of choice : Cordless drill
  • Favorite place to visit : Cancun
  • Go-to beverage : Mountain Dew

Greg Kouma

Greg Kouma

Director of Field Operations

Brester Employee since : 1984

  • Power tool of choice : Dewalt
  • Favorite place to visit : Family fishing pond
  • Go-to beverage : Black Coffee

Jeff Marr

Jeff Marr

Construction superintendent

Brester Employee since : 1991

  • Power tool of choice : Any trim tool
  • Favorite place to visit : Table Rock Lake
  • Go-to beverage : Zip Line Copper Ale

Jon Peterson

Jon Peterson

Project Manager

Brester Employee since : 2016

  • Power tool of choice : Router
  • Favorite place to visit : Grand Turk – Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Go-to beverage : Lipton Diet Green Tea

John Popple

John Popple

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2018

  • Power tool of choice : Anything Milwaukee
  • Favorite place to visit : Milford lake, Kansas
  • Go-to beverage : Coor’s banquet

Jeff Druba

Jeff Druba

Project Manager

Brester Employee since : 

  • Power tool of choice : Impact drill
  • Favorite place to visit : A lake when the walleye are biting!
  • Go-to beverage : Miller Lite

Elijah Vinson Sr

Elijah Vinson Sr

Laborer

Brester Employee since : 2018

  • Power tool of choice : Impact
  • Favorite place to visit : Louisiana
  • Go-to beverage : Water

Joshua Vinson

Joshua Vinson

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2017

  • Power tool of choice : Worm drive
  • Favorite place to visit : Louisiana
  • Go-to beverage : Corona Extra

Heather Spivey

Heather Spivey

Project Coordinator

Brester Employee since : 2016

  • Power tool of choice : Confetti Poppers
  • Favorite place to visit : Disney
  • Go-to beverage : Diet Dr. Pepper

Joe Recker

Joe Recker

Superintendent

Brester Employee since : 1990

  • Power tool of choice : Skilsaw
  • Favorite place to visit : Florida
  • Go-to beverage : Water

Dave Lockridge

Dave Lockridge

CFO

Brester Employee since : 2001

  • Power tool of choice : Mower
  • Favorite place to visit : Montana
  • Go-to beverage : coffee

Calvin Kittell

Calvin Kittell

Project Engineer

Brester Employee since : 2016

  • Power tool of choice : Circular saw
  • Favorite place to visit : Anywhere with mountains
  • Go-to beverage : Lemon-lime Gatorade

Earl Johnson

Earl Johnson

Shop Manager

Brester Employee since : 2010

  • Power tool of choice : Pneumatic impact
  • Favorite place to visit : My hunting grounds
  • Go-to beverage : Whiskey and Coke

Cory Day

Cory Day

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 1998

  • Power tool of choice : Cordless Drill
  • Favorite place to visit : Kansas City
  • Go-to beverage : Pepsi

Dave Critser

Dave Critser

Project Manager

Brester Employee since : 2017

  • Power tool of choice : Mitre Saw
  • Favorite place to visit : The Gulf Coast
  • Go-to beverage : Ice Tea with Lemon

Austin Campbell

Austin Campbell

Project Engineer

Brester Employee since : 2013

  • Power tool of choice : My Arms
  • Favorite place to visit : Not Canada
  • Go-to beverage : Dilly Dilly

Chris Brester

Chris Brester

President

Brester Employee since : 1997

  • Power tool of choice : Dewalt
  • Favorite place to visit : Colorado
  • Go-to beverage : Latte in the morning, Monster or Rock Star for a pick me up, and an Old Fashioned if we are out. Other than that a huge jug of water!

Ben Berry

Ben Berry

Project Engineer/Manager

Brester Employee since : 2016

  • Power tool of choice : Impact Driver
  • Favorite place to visit : The Rocky Mountains
  • Go-to beverage : Coffee and Craft Beers

Austin Barnts

Austin Barnts

Carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2015

  • Power tool of choice : Chordless nailers
  • Favorite place to visit : Northern Rockies
  • Go-to beverage : Dr Pepper

Ed Zastera

Ed Zastera

Project Manager

Brester Employee since : 

  • Power tool of choice : Sawzall
  • Favorite place to visit : The beach
  • Go-to beverage : Captain and Diet

Chris “Mac” McInerny

Chris “Mac” McInerny

General Superintendent

Brester Employee since : 1998

  • Power tool of choice : Skilsaw
  • Favorite place to visit : South Dakota
  • Go-to beverage : Black Coffee

Britton Harris

Britton Harris

Field Superintendent

Brester Employee since : 2015

  • Power tool of choice : Makita
  • Favorite place to visit : Colorado
  • Go-to beverage : Coors Light

Bruce Petersen

Bruce Petersen

carpenter

Brester Employee since : 2001

  • Power tool of choice : router
  • Favorite place to visit : Hawaii
  • Go-to beverage : Propel (grape)

Brian Dose

Brester Employee since : 

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Brett Druba

Brett Druba

Project manager

Brester Employee since : 

  • Power tool of choice : Chop Saw
  • Favorite place to visit : The Lake
  • Go-to beverage : Ice Tea or Diet Mtn Dew

Dave Krumland

Brester Employee since : 2000

  • Power tool of choice : Makita
  • Favorite place to visit : Anywhere outdoors
  • Go-to beverage : Busch light or Cherry Pepsi

Anthony Mahood

Brester Employee since : 

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Donte Jackson

Brester Employee since :

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Zebadiah Barta

Brester Employee since : 2018

  • Power tool of choice : Impact drill
  • Favorite place to visit : Rocky mountains in Colorado
  • Go-to beverage : Cherry Pepsi

Tyrel Vorderstrasse

Brester Employee since :

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Carson Hoover

Brester Employee since : 2018

  • Power tool of choice : Impact driver
  • Favorite place to visit : Minnesota or Colorado
  • Go-to beverage : Chocolate milk

Kurt Rathman

Brester Employee since : 2018

  • Power tool of choice : Compound Miter Saw
  • Favorite place to visit : Black Hills of South Dakota
  • Go-to beverage : Busch Light or iced tea

Billy Cates

Brester Employee since : 1986

  • Power tool of choice : Gas Grill
  • Favorite place to visit : Disney World
  • Go-to beverage : White Zin/Moscato/Margarita

James Tweedy

Brester Employee since :

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Zack Hestermann

Brester Employee since : 2018

  • Power tool of choice : Miter Saw
  • Favorite place to visit : The beach
  • Go-to beverage : Pepsi