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, he 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, two adorable little 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 is building a timber frame home of his own!

Michael Bakke

Project Manager

Michael brings over 20 years of experience to our team along with a 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 our high level of service we provide. Outside the office, you can find him solving crossword puzzles, reading or traveling.

Trent De Weerd

Project Coordinator

In mid 2016, Trent joined the construction team as a Project Coordinator and brought 15 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dordt College Currently, he is helping keep the construction team’s largest project, The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine, organized and on track.  The team appreciates his hard work ethic, diverse skill set, and willingness to learn.  He enjoys coming to work every day and feeling like you are a part of a family that works well together.  Off the job, he enjoys camping, boating, hunting, and spending time with his wife and kids.

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 our 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 our projects are completed on schedule, within budget, and to a high level of quality.  When he’s not at one of our construction sites, you can find him refereeing high school basketball. 

James Weiss

Superintendent