Construction firm promotes team members


Jamerson Ries. Courtesy Wolverine Building Group

A local construction firm has promoted a group of employees.

Wolverine Building Group said the changes will occur over the course of the next few months.

Jamerson Ries has been promoted to vice president of operations, and Paul McGuire has been promoted to vice president of field operations.

Wolverine presidents and co-owners Aaron Jonker and Curt Mulder said the reorganization will help manage the company’s existing business and provide opportunities for team growth.

“We spent a lot of time and energy into putting the right people in the right seats. We have so much talent sitting at our table,” Mulder said. “These changes have allowed us to provide more opportunities for our team, which will also help us better serve our clients.”

Ries has been with Wolverine since 2012. He joined the Wolverine team as a project manager and was promoted to a vice president in 2017. In his new role, Ries will oversee the entire project management team for all market segments.

“Over the past few years, Jamerson has consistently exceeded our expectations,” Jonker said. “He has demonstrated the ability to not only manage his projects at an exceptionally high standard, but is also a strong leader that not only embraces but lives out our core values.”

McGuire joined Wolverine in August 2018 as a senior project manager. Prior to joining Wolverine, he was a senior project executive with the Gilbane Building Company. In his new role, he will be responsible for Wolverine’s superintendents, field, general trades and steel crews. He has over 24 years of experience in the construction industry.

“In Paul’s last role at Gilbane, he was managing project teams that had more members than our entire company,” Jonker said. “Paul has demonstrated that he has the ability to take his training and knowledge from one of the country’s construction giants and adapt it to help our team and operations.”

Ries and McGuire will serve on Wolverine’s leadership team along with Jonker and Mulder, as well as Tim Gabrielse, CFO; Deborah Guyton, vice president of human resources; and Kim McLaughlin, vice president of marketing and community engagement.

Wolverine also appointed Michael Beuschel, Scott Linder and Randy Baker to the director of construction position. Steve Achram and Adam Tuffs were also promoted to the director of sales and pre-construction position.

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