Construction Team

Thomas Frey

Contract Manager / Safety Manager

As a part of the construction team, Thomas administers the construction contracts, monitors financial aspects of projects and manages the safety program.  On any given day, you can find him walking through project sites, working with the accounting team or editing the latest update to the safety manual. With a background in multiple areas of the construction industry, Tom brings over 11 years of diverse experience to the team. They lean on him for a strong eye to detail, organization and concise communication.  Outside the office, you can find him enjoying time with his wife and kids and their Siberian husky.

Kevin Hustrulid

Project Manager

When Kevin began with Van Buskirk Construction in 2015, he brought thirty seven years of experience in multiple areas of the construction industry. The diverse background gives him the knowledge he needs as a project manager. The day to day finds him reviewing drawings, formulating schedules, approving contracts and visiting job sites for inspections.  His list of VBCC projects include Marketplace at Lake Lorraine, Prairie Creek Pet Hospital, First Adventure Daycare and the Mc Crossan Administration Building.  Life outside the office finds him in his woodworking shop often crafting grandfather clocks and other treasures.  He also enjoys timber framing and built a timber frame home of his own!

Michael Bakke

Project Manager

Michael brings over 20 years of experience to the VBC team, along with an Architecture and Environmental Design degree from North Dakota State University.  While keeping clients’ needs and desires at the forefront, he assists with project design, prepares construction timelines, estimates and coordinates the project from start to finish. His eye for design and communication skills are a key component to the high level of service Van Buskirk provides. Outside the office, you can find him solving crossword puzzles, reading or traveling.

Dean Jaton

Superintendent

Dean joined the construction team in 2003 and worked his way to a superintendent role.  He directs and coordinates the construction field activities, ensuring projects are completed on schedule, within budget and to a high level of quality.

Chad Larson

Superintendent

In 2013, Chad joined the construction team as a field worker and in 2016 was promoted to a superintendent role.  He directs and coordinates the construction field activities, ensuring projects are completed on schedule, within budget and to a high level of quality.  When he’s not at one of the construction sites, you can find him refereeing high school basketball. 

James Weiss

Superintendent