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Meet The Team

Adroit's leadership team consists of some of the industry's most highly regarded and experienced commercial construction professionals. And while their "CVs" and work history are impressive, it's their down-to-earth, client-focused approach, and ability to deliver on the project that earns them the most praise. This team is accomplished, resourceful, inventive, and agile. In a word.... they are adroit.

“Adroit Construction’s competitive edge lies in our talented team’s ability to effectively evaluate client needs, integrate design and construction teams, budget based on available funds, and construct quality facilities - on time.”

Tom WalkerCEO
Owner, Chief Executive Officer

Tom Walker

Tom joined the Adroit Construction team in 2003 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2017.  In his role as CEO, Tom oversees operations of the entire organization, working closely with Adroit’s leadership team to develop and implement strategic initiatives in support of Adroit’s continued growth and standing as a leader in the industry. Under Tom’s leadership and as a result of his tireless work ethic, Adroit Construction’s annual revenues have quadrupled.

A natural leader, Tom brings nearly three decades of experience in commercial construction to his role along with an unparalleled commitment to client satisfaction. He possesses the unique ability to see each project’s ‘big picture view’ complemented by the technical knowledge of the minutiae necessary to bring it to fruition. His passion for continuous improvement comes from the disciplined training garnered during his years as an Officer and Project Manager in the United States Air Force.

A graduate of the USAF Academy, Tom holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University, and an M.B.A. from Wright State University. Tom is a licensed Civil Engineer and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional.

Owner, President

Jason Stranberg

Serving as President of Adroit Construction since 2017, Jason is the executive responsible for leading the company’s relentless pursuit of quality and contract performance  –  both in terms of the quality end product delivered to our clients and also in our teams’ conformance to schedules and project resource allocation. As a seasoned leader, Jason understands that Adroit’s positive reputation and continued growth is the result of our success in both of these key performance measures.

Jason possesses the unique ability to foster collaborative synergy amongst the many and varied stakeholders involved in commercial construction projects. From clients to architects, engineers, and subcontracted skilled trades, his signature down-to-earth style can be counted on to align project goals and priorities to achieve success.

Since joining the Adroit team, Jason has served as Project Executive for many of the firm’s largest and most technical projects in the healthcare, education, and student housing industries. His keen problem-solving skills, uncompromising commitment to quality, exceptional project management acumen, and constructability expertise make him a highly sought after leader in the industry.

Jason holds a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University and is also a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE).

Early in his career, Jason gained invaluable experience working for Peter Kiewit & Sons, one of the largest heavy/highway/civil general contractors in the world.

Vice President

Travis Christian

Travis has worked for Adroit Construction for nearly two decades and currently serves as one of the firm’s three vice presidents. He brings a unique combination of deft people skills coupled with extensive knowledge of construction and the construction industry that make him an invaluable member of our leadership team.
Travis is responsible for Adroit’s human resource functions, new business development, and manages Adroit’s industry-leading warranty program to ensure client satisfaction post construction.
Travis holds degrees in both Communications and Business from Lewis & Clark College.

Vice President, Project Manager

Dave Ross

Dave has served as a leader in construction project management and estimating for over 30 years. He possesses broad-based, hands-on experience in all aspects of the commercial construction, successfully managing projects of virtually every size and scope. Dave is continually praised by our clients for his “go get ’em” attitude and is always up for tackling a challenge.

Since joining the Adroit team nearly a decade ago, Dave has been the lead on multiple multi-million dollar projects, including those on Rogue Valley Manor’s occupied campus, Oregon Institute of Technology’s occupied campus, and back-to-back design-build projects for Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Most recently he completed the $40+ million Heimann Cancer Center for Asante Health System.

Prior to working at Adroit, Dave spent much of his career working in heavy highway and civil construction. He holds a B.S. degree in Construction Management from Texas A&M University and has served on Oregon’s Board for the Association of General Contractors.

Vice President, Project Manager

Mike Crennen

Mike brings an invaluable four decades of construction management experience to the Adroit team and is one of our most accomplished construction professionals. Since joining the firm nearly a decade ago, Mike has led the successful completion of multiple and diverse projects across the region – most recently completing Evergreen Family Medicine’s new, state-of-the-art, Urgent Care in Sutherlin, OR.

Mike holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Mon-tana State University, and an M.B.A. from University of Washington. His exceptional project management skills have found him at the helm of major projects from Hawaii to Alaska, and from California to Wyoming. Prior to joining our team, Mike spent much of his career working for Knife River Materials, serving first as Vice President & General Manager in Roseburg and then as the President of their Southern Oregon Division.

Director of Project Billings & IT

Debbie Martin

Debbie brings 39 years of construction industry knowledge to her role, with over 33 years of dedicated service here at Adroit! Her meticulous attention to detail and exceptional work ethic keep our billing, accounts receivable, and IT departments humming.

Debbie is proud to be an integral part of Adroit Construction’s team of professionals. Since day one (nearly 40 years ago!), she has been committed to and invested in Adroit’s mission to be the best we can be for our clients, co-workers, and the company’s success as a whole.

Project Manager

Blain Rennels

A graduate of Oregon State University’s Construction Engineering Management program, Blain is one of Adroit’s most accomplished and highly-regarded Project Managers. During his nearly decade-long tenure with our company, Blain has led the successful completion of dozens of projects, specializing in healthcare and hospital projects of virtually every size and scope. In fact, for our clients seeking construction project management in the healthcare arena, there is likely no one in the region more qualified to be at the helm than Blain.

Blain is a keen problem solver, exceptional communicator, and possesses an uncanny ability to manage the myriad details and requests of his time with a positive attitude and his signature smile.

Director of Accounting

Lisa Little

Lisa has worked in the construction industry for nearly two decades, with the last 10 years at Adroit. She is responsible for the firm’s various accounting functions, employee benefits administration, and weekly payroll for our 100+ employees.
Lisa’s excruciating attention to detail and expertise in Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Prevailing Wage rates and regulations (commonly utilized in our industry) make her an invaluable asset to the Adroit team.

Project Manager

Nick Kapphahn

Nick joined Adroit Construction almost five years ago and immediately proved himself to be an invaluable member of our project management team. Nick’s calm, confident demeanor is complemented by his uncanny ability to manage the countless details and demands of his time that are inherent in our line of work. An exceptional problem solver, he consistently and accurately produces results on behalf of Adroit and our clients.

Nick holds a degree in Business Management from Western Oregon University and has served in a variety of leadership roles within the construction industry for 20+ years. Prior to joining Adroit he spent many years working for Knife River Materials performing heavy highway and civil construction. Since joining our team, Nick has proven his ability to manage projects of virtually every size and scope – most recently completing Medford School District’s significant renovation of the historic Medford High School (now the new Oakdale Middle School) and its gymnasium, as well as the replacement of the track at the iconic Spiegelberg Stadium.

Director of Marketing

Lisa Mandell

Lisa is a true people-person and connector who has worked in marketing, communications,  public relations, sponsorships, and events across a variety of industries over the past 20+ years.

A logophile, Lisa believes in the power of story to grow a brand/brand affinity. Her wordsmithing super powers are a true asset to Adroit as she leads the charge on the development of our RFP/RFQ proposal responses, website, and social media content.

Lisa possesses a unique combination of positive energy, creative inspiration and direction, and exceptional work ethic to her role. She holds a B.A. from University of Oregon and is a graduate of the Disney Institute.

Project Manager

Kyle Lumsden

Kyle is one of Adroit Construction’s most highly-regarded Project Managers and Estimators. His results-oriented drive and dedication to each project has resulted in a successful track record of completing multiple multi-million-dollar projects over the last several years.

Kyle’s exceptional work ethic, professionalism, and broad-based construction knowledge is complemented by his ability to align all project stakeholders, from owners, architects, and engineers, to subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers. He instills confidence that the job will get done, get done right, and complete on time. A graduate of Oregon State University, Kyle possesses a B.S. in Construction Engineering Management.

Project Manager

Georg Gold

Georg joined the Adroit team in 2021, bringing with him broad-based  industry experience garnered from ‘boots on the ground’ project leadership while serving as project superintendent for multiple hospital projects in the Willamette Valley, to serving as superintendent for a ten-story, 200,000 sf office core and shell project built in the heart of a busy metropolitan business district.

As a Project Manager at Adroit, Georg’s practical construction experience complements his technical knowledge and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. His calm, kind demeanor make him a natural collaborator and he excels at building team consensus in order to formulate and execute plans. Georg is an adept problem solver and solution developer with a proven track record of ensuring projects are completed timely and with budgetary mindfulness always at the forefront.

Georg holds a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University.

Estimating Coordinator

Rachael Fullenwider

Rachael joined the Adroit team five years ago, bringing 20+ years of construction industry knowledge to this important role. As Estimating Coordinator, she is responsible for the recruitment of subcontractors and suppliers that are essential to our project roster. She also coordinates the myriad details and documents that come with the construction industry’s project bidding process.

Her longstanding and positive  relationships with our trades partners coupled with her grace under pressure demeanor make Rachael an invaluable member of the Adroit team.

Project Manager

Robert Coplen

Robert brings two decades of construction experience to his role as an Adroit Project Manager. His strong attention to detail and exceptional ability to coordinate the tasks, timelines, processes, and teams needed to bring a project to successful completion make him a true asset to our organization and the client-partners whose projects he manages.

He is a champion of innovation and technology, is well versed in Construction Contract Administration, possesses an extensive background in concrete as recognized by ACI's Concrete Technician designation, and brings 8 years of experience as a former Special Inspector. Robert's broad-based project experience includes project management for clinical and hospital clients as well as a multi-family residential, education, and industrial clients.

Safety Director

Josh Johnson

Adroit’s industry leading safety program is coordinated by our full-time Safety Director Josh Johnson. Under Josh’s leadership, Adroit’s jobsites have become among the safest construction sites in the country.
Josh has worked for Adroit Construction for 22 years. Prior to dedicating his career to the safety and wellbeing of his fellow construction professionals he worked as a tradesman himself. Thanks to this hands-on field experience and industry knowledge, Josh understands how to build and how to build safely. His mission mirrors the company’s — and that is ensuring each person working on an Adroit job site goes home safe and healthy at the end of every day!
Josh is currently a member of the local chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the Redwood Safety Association, and is on the Board of Directors for the Oregon SHARP Alliance. Adroit is the only Southern Oregon general contractor to receive the State of Oregon’s SHARP-certified designation, signifying our firm’s proven safety record and leadership in our industry.

Associate Project Manager

Tyler Hogenson

Tyler joined the Adroit team in 2019, bringing with him nearly a decade of practical construction experience. Tyler is a natural leader and enthusiastic learner and has ‘grown through the ranks’ during his time with our firm having  served as Project Engineer and now Associate Project Manager. His broad-based experience includes projects across a variety of industries from healthcare, to multi-family residential, to education, and industrial.

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