ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

COO/Partner

JESSE ROWDEN

Hometown: Shady Cove, OR. 

Interests/Hobbies: Fly-fishing, music, work, family (not in that order), and exploring spirituality

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  I enjoy offering a service to the community that I am passionate about.  I also love the human development aspect of growing an amazing team

Proudest Accomplishment:  Convincing Tabby it was a good idea to marry me!  Watching my two beautiful children grow into delightful and loving young humans

Most Sentimental Possession: My Mind-without it, I am nothing.  My dearest and closest family and friends-without them I am alone.  It is hard to find sentiment in material items

Favorite Quote: “When we build, let us think that we build forever.  Let it not be for present delight nor present use alone” – John Ruskin

CFO/Partner

CHARLEY ROBERTS

Hometown: Texas

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Book Collecting, Oil Painting, and Cooking

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Growing a team that enjoys working together.  Finding creative ways to do things differently-and better- in the construction field

Proudest Accomplishment:  Marrying my wife

Most Sentimental Possession: Hand-made gifts from my kids and some of my rare books

Favorite Libation: A vintage Cabernet or Bordeaux 

Marketing & Development

NGAN LE

Hometown:  A-town, Oklahoma

Interests/Hobbies: Being in the backcountry away from the masses. Backpacking, making music, and fly-fishing when nobody's watching

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: Inspiring people to be their best, and implementing a grassroots culture of involvement

Proudest Accomplishment:  Teaching myself how to play stringed instruments

Most Sentimental Possession: My grandfather’s ivory Buddha pendant

Favorite Libation: Blanton’s Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon

Book/Gate Keeper

TABBY ROWDEN

Hometown: Belgrade, MT

Interests/Hobbies: Horses-Liberty Horsemanship & Riding, Reading, and my Family

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The people 

Proudest Accomplishment:  My two kids

Most Sentimental Possession: My wedding ring

Favorite Quote: “Liberty is the right to choose, Freedom is the result of the right choice” -Renard

Senior Project Manager - Remodel Dept.

JASON GILLIHAN

Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Marathon runner, 80's movies, and foil burritos 

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Creating long lasting relationships and making clients happy

Proudest Accomplishment:  Being happily married for 11 years with two healthy kiddos

Most Sentimental Possession:  I don't hold sentiment for material possessions.  Huge fan of Goodwill and the dump  

Favorite Quote:  "Back off, man.  I'm a scientist" - Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters 1984

Licensed Architect 

IAN BURGESS 

Hometown: Montana

Interests/Hobbies: Surfing, Snowboarding, Fly-Fishing, Backpacking, and working on my van so that I can get outside and do all the above 

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The culture and diversity of work

Proudest Accomplishment:  Riding a motorcycle from Alaska to Argentina through 16 countries

Most Sentimental Possession:  My drift boat that's been in my family for over 30 years

Favorite Quote:  "Less is More" - Mies van der Rohe

Designer, Senior Project Manager - Remodel Dept.

ERICH HOHENGARTEN

Hometown: Bend, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Traveling with my family, going to Burning Man, and dancing with friends

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: Making customers happy 

Proudest Accomplishment:  Growing my marriage and raising my two boys

Most Sentimental Possession: Our custom stick-built travel trailer

Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Reading too much

Project Manager - Remodel Dept.

JASON SMITH

Hometown: Salem, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Any and all sorts of “fun-having” in the great outdoors

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: The genuine family dynamic we cultivate here

Proudest Accomplishment:  Having and guiding two incredible little boys

Most Sentimental Possession: A photo of my father & grandfather

 

Favorite Quote: “Everything in moderation…even moderation”

Project Coordinator - Remodel Dept.

LISA PRICE

Hometown: Kodiak, AK

Interests/Hobbies: Live Music, Camping, Fishing, Archery, Travel, Bonfires with friends, and very competitive game nights with my family

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The impromptu jam sessions are pretty rad!

Proudest Accomplishment:  I once memorized a full deck of Trivial Pursuit cards so that I could beat my know-it-all sister

Most Sentimental Possession: My modest collection of Harry Potter Legos

 

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Binge watching anime with my daughter until 3 in the morning

Superintendent 

Rick Gulliford

Hometown: Traverse City, MI

Interests/Hobbies: Fishing, Travel, making stuff...a lot of stuff

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The culture and friendly people

Proudest Accomplishment:  Being in the Antarctic Circle on the longest day of the year in the southern hemisphere, and 6 months later being in the Arctic Circle on the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere  

Most Sentimental Possession: All of my dad's stuff.. Aka my shop.  Also, my dog and my wife

 

Favorite Libation Pearl IPA

Estimator/Project Manager

FRANK DREJKA

Hometown: New Castle, DE

Interests/Hobbies: Enjoying life with my amazing wife, Amanda. Whether it's indoor/outdoor activities or just spending quality time at home

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  True family environment that exemplifies a genuine concern for our client's disaster restoration or construction needs to make them feel like an extended member of the family and not just another number

Proudest Accomplishment:  Serving & supporting this country as a veteran of the United States Army

Most Sentimental Possession: My Grandfather's shadow box with memorabilia from his service with the US Army during WWII

Favorite Quote: "Success is when Preparation meets Opportunity!"

Project Manager - Repair Dept.

MIKE THOMAS

Hometown: Parts Unknown

Interests/Hobbies: Snowboarding, golfing, making music, WW2 History

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: Having my experience and opinion valued and appreciated 

Proudest Accomplishment:  Building a strong, love-centered family

Most Sentimental Possession: Anything that was my Dad's

 

Favorite Quote: “Do remember to forget anger, worry and regret. Live while you have life to live.  Love while you have love to give”

Project & Development Coordinator

Laurel Davis

Hometown: Decorah, IA

Interests/Hobbies: Gardening, Fishing, Camping, Surfing, and anything with my dog, Walker.

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Hearing everyone's self-banter around the office, it's very funny and strangely comforting

Proudest Accomplishment:  Learning to be a coach.  It was born out of personal curiosity and turned into something much bigger but was my first chance to give back  

Most Sentimental Possession: A bamboo pyramid shaped clock given to me from my friend Dow.  It wakes me up slowly and very zen-like. His mantra was "slow your roll"

 

Favorite Quote "When you see them be successful, no matter how small, you say to yourself, wow.  And everything becomes possible"

Project & Development Coordinator, Operations

CONSTANCE BOTELHO

Hometown: Taunton, Mass.

Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, yoga, reading, meditation and spending time with our 8-year-old daughter, Alice

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: Friendly atmosphere and team approach

Proudest Accomplishment:  The amazing community of friends and family I am so lucky to have

Most Sentimental Possession: My sense of humor – I would be lost without it

 

Favorite Quote: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”

Mitigation Manager

JIM RAWLINGS

Hometown: Eugene, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, Camping, and Wine Tasting!

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The People - We all work together to accomplish one goal: Happy customers and doing the job correctly

Proudest Accomplishment:  My two children - watching them become great adults

Most Sentimental Possession: The numerous high school plaques throughout my coaching career

Favorite Quote: "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up"  -V. Lombardi

Mitigation - Project Manager

BRETT HARPHAM

Hometown: Eureka, CA

Interests/Hobbies: Fishing, shootin' (Bows & Guns), gardening, cooking, exercising, reading, and hiking

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  To continue to do what I enjoy and build up the mitigation department.  I also enjoy working with and crossing paths with former/current co-workers

Proudest Accomplishment:  Raising three fine young gentlemen

Most Sentimental Possession: A signed Nolan Ryan baseball

Favorite Quote: "Rub dirt on it!" 

Mitigation - Estimator

THOMAS BAKER

Hometown: Wyoming

Interests/Hobbies: Long-distance adventure motorcycle touring and auto racing

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The opportunity to work with a company that is becoming an integral part of the local community

Proudest Accomplishment:  Was part of a team that developed the first live test for Chronic Wasting Disease in dear and elk

Most Sentimental Possession: The experiences I have had and will have

Favorite Quote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, all foes to true understanding.  Likewise tolerance, or broad, wholesome charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in our little corner of the Earth all one's lifetime" -M. Twain

Lead Carpenter

JARROD RADEMACHER

Hometown: North Dakota

Interests/Hobbies: Fishing and other outdoor activities

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Working with a supportive team, and helping customers

Proudest Accomplishment:  Crowned Champion of my 7th grade Spelling Bee

Most Sentimental Possession: My awesome boat!

 

Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Escaping into the wilderness

Lead Carpenter

RICK HEINE

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Interests/Hobbies: Woodworking, Hockey, and chicken wings!

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The family friendly culture and environment

Proudest Accomplishment:  Paid off my student loans

Most Sentimental Possession: A sharp Japanese chisel

 

Favorite Quote: “Forget about style; worry about results” -Bobby Orr

Mitigation Crew Chief

SCOTT JONES

Hometown: Logan, UT

Interests/Hobbies: Snowboarding, traveling and music festivals 

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The family atmosphere

Proudest Accomplishment:  The places I've traveled to go snowboarding

Most Sentimental Possession: A snowboard 'Home Mountain' sign I found

Favorite Quote: "The mountains are calling and I must go" -J. Muir

Mitigation Technician

MICHAEL BRYDGES

Hometown: Shoreline, WA

Interests/Hobbies: Cross-country skiing, dual sport motorcycles, basketball, and crossword puzzles

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  I get to solve a new problem everyday

Proudest Accomplishment: I have never had a cavity in my adult teeth!

Most Sentimental Possession: My 1984 Schwinn Worldsport.  I bought it for $100 about 10 years ago and I've put thousands of miles on it, including a ride from Bend to Phoenix via the coast

 

Favorite Libation:  Bourbon, over a big cube

Mitigation Technician

HECTOR JIMENEZ

Hometown: Bend, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Movies, Music, Camping, and Fishing

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The good reputation of the company, and great people to work with!

Proudest Accomplishment: My Kids.  They are the world to me

Most Sentimental Possession: My sweet car

 

Favorite Quote:  "You get what you deserve, and you deserve the best!"

Mitigation Technician

JANSEN WOELZ

Hometown: Duvall, WA

Interests/Hobbies: Fly-fishing, Golf, and Snowboarding

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Helping people in need while working with a great team

Proudest Accomplishment: Winning a State Championship with my high school baseball team

Most Sentimental Possession: My dog Nash, I don't know what I'd do without him

 

Favorite Libation:  Rye Old Fashioned 

Mitigation Technician

MICHAEL MEDLEY

Hometown: Oshkosh, WI

Interests/Hobbies: Going on adventures with my dog, mountain biking, and watching movies

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  My coworkers

Proudest Accomplishment: Moving across the country to live in another state

Most Sentimental Possession: My dog

 

Favorite Quote:  "A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance" -Hunter S. Thompson

Office Dog

ODIE

Hometown: Bend, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Playing with kids, chasing toys & balls.  Chasing Deer!

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Playing with employees, begging for scraps, and barking at newcomers 

Proudest Accomplishment:  Playing dead and begging for food (humans are such suckers)

Most Sentimental Possession: All my toys and bones

 

Favorite Guilty Pleasure: People Food

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