The Passion to Build Better
Jason Rhees, CEO, has over 25 years of experience in the building materials industry in executive level roles throughout Oldcastle Inc. and CRH. Oldcastle, established in 1978, has become the largest building materials company in the US.
Ken Ritzman, COO, was an executive with SC Design, Inc., operating design centers and installing products for residential home builders. He started his career with RSM McGladrey and was Managing Partner of the San Diego office.
Greg Garrison, VP of Construction, is a seasoned building industry expert with multi-million dollar commercial and residential project construction experience. He brings extensive construction and value engineering expertise.
Randy Hartwick, Director of Products & Quality, has over 25 years of successful product development experience, including leading multi-national design teams and managing offshore manufacturing in Asia. His experience spans from construction to robotics.
Gabby Zimmerman, Marketing Director, brings a fresh, exciting perspective to the building technology space. She has a passion for marketing a product that was established to disrupt the construction industry for the better. Gabby provides HercuTech with bold and intentional marketing initiatives.
Jay Hofland, Director of Special Projects has over 30 years of manufacturing and construction experience in semi-conductor, aerospace, structural panel design, manufacturing and installation. Jay provides HercuWall projects with onsite installation support. Jay is passionate about coaching, teaching and training our installation partners.
Michael J. Merkle Preconstruction Manager, brings over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. Michaels experience in both commercial and residential, coupled with his hands on construction experience, sales, and design expertise allows Michael to be a valued partner to all of our customers and always focused on providing solutions.
Patrick Van Poppelen, Director of Plant Operations, is a 5th generation in concrete block manufacturing and has over 20 years of manufacturing experience. Passionate for coaching and developing top performers, Patrick has successfully managed multi-million-dollar plant projects from major CAPEX improvements to construction of new facilities.
Jonathan Grant, Director of Design & IT, is a lean leader in offsite, multi-trade, digital fabrication. Jonathan influences the advancement and scalability of HercuTech with his unwavering commitment to quality, safety, and schedule, and his expertise across precon, design, project management, logistics, and construction technology.
Jodi Avianantos, Controller, has over 15 years of experience in finance, operations, real estate, and development. Jodi is a hands-on finance leader, focused on creating value through transformational technologies, process improvements and strategic analysis. She is passionate about innovative and technology-driven companies.
“We saved 2-3 months, while building a better product. HercuWall actually allowed us to increase both density and open spaces. So it’s better for our bottom line and makes us more competitive for tenants.”
“HercuWall gives us a better way to build better. The quality is much higher than stick and you don’t have to worry about labor, materials and all the rework. When you work smarter and safer, everything just goes more smoothly.”
“HercuWall is a differentiator that enables us to develop higher quality units with energy efficiency savings, which increases the desirability to our residents and brings value to all our stakeholders. It’s also integral to mitigating our risk through predictability in pricing, sourcing, quality and labor requirements.“
“HercuWall is one of the highest-quality and energy efficient, panelized exterior and demising wall systems available for the construction industry. HercuWall’s professional collaboration team consisting of industry leading consultants, manufacturers, and suppliers ensure all efforts are made to deliver the most versatile, construction-friendly wall systems available today. ”
Architects and Engineers
Felten Group, Inc.
“Willis Engineering, Inc. has had the pleasure of assisting with the development and utilization of the HercuWall Concrete Panel System for structural designs on numerous home building projects. HercuWall is an innovative and versatile product that offers a unique opportunity to combine structural integrity with economic and energy efficiency. In addition, HercuTech provides excellent service in overseeing the fabrication, delivery, and installation of the HercuWall panels and facilitating the overall construction of a project.”
Architects and Engineers
Willis Engineering, Inc.