Our People

Driven by a Common Purpose

Although Korsmo is made up of many unique individuals, we all have one thing in common: we care. From Carpenters to Project Managers, Accountants to Estimators, and Project Engineers to Superintendents, members of the Korsmo team are truly passionate about their trade. We are driven, hard-working people who truly enjoy serving our clients to build lasting relationships. No matter the conditions, our crews will provide a quality finished project you can depend on.

  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Field Supervision
  • Finance
  • Safety
  • Marketing
  • Estimating
  • VDC
  • Support

Amanda Joy Grapenthin

Project Coordinator

Amanda supports Project Managers, Project Engineers and Superintendents to ensure our projects are completed successfully and to our clients’ expectations.

Ben Oaks

Project Engineer

Ben joined Korsmo Construction in 2015. As a Project Engineer, he works with RFI’s, submittals and communicates with our subcontractors.

Brandon Brazas

Project Manager

Brandon started working at Korsmo Construction in 2012 as a Project Engineer and was promoted to a Project Manager in 2016. He graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Construction Management. Brandon is responsible for project buyouts, budget maintenance and the overall delivery of the construction project.

Bryan Ryerse

Project Manager

Bryan joined Korsmo Construction in 2017 as a Project Manager. He graduated from Eastern Washington University with an MS in Communication. He has over 10 years of previous work experience in the construction industry. Bryan is responsible for project buyouts, budget maintenance and the overall delivery of the construction project.

Byron Schmidt

Estimating Manager

Byron joined Korsmo Construction in 2004. He is responsible for developing complete, accurate, and thorough construction estimates from concept through completion.  Byron works closely with other project team members to assist with cost control, budgeting, and value engineering.  He is active in both negotiated and hard-bid markets. Byron’s previous experience as a Project Manager gives him a strong understanding of many building types and delivery methods, including design-build contracts for the federal government and complex GC/CM projects. Major duties include contract management, conceptual design estimates, cost control, budgeting, value engineering, contract compliance, and maintaining positive relations within the project team.

Camron Tipton

Project Accountant

Camron joined Korsmo Construction in 2015 as a Project Accountant. She graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix with an AA in Accounting, and she will graduate in May 2018 with a BS in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has over 10 years of experience in the construction industry. As a Project Accountant, she is responsible for all project related transactions, client billings, subcontractor billings/payments, and compliance. She is involved with AGC’s Future Leader Forum and the CFMA.

Chad Wirth

Project Manager

Chad joined Korsmo Construction in 2006 as a Project Manager. Before coming to Korsmo he earned his MBA in Project Management and worked several years in the mobile and modular building industry. As a Project Manager he is responsible for project buyouts, budget maintenance and the overall delivery of the construction project. Chad enjoys volunteering in the community and works with his church, the Tacoma Rescue Mission and he lectures at a local college to help prepare students for a career in construction management.

 

 

Connor Pierce

Project Engineer

Connor joined Korsmo Construction in 2016 as a Project Engineer. He graduated from California Baptist University with a BS degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structures. He worked as a structural engineer for three years before joining Korsmo. Connor is responsible for the management of RFI’s and submittals to ensure proper coordination among trades on site.

 

Dave Hale

Estimator

Dave joined Korsmo Construction in 2015 as a Project Engineer, and he became an Estimator in 2016. He graduated from Philadelphia University with a BS degree in Construction Management and moved to the NW a few years after graduation. As an Estimator, he assists project team members with cost control, budgeting, value engineering and schedule analysis.

Don Coovert

Safety Director

Don joined Korsmo Construction in 2003. He brings over 13 years of field experience as a carpenter to his role as Safety Director. His passion to provide safety awareness to all personnel on and off-site has helped promote our company-wide Accident Prevention Program. Don is a current member and past President of the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board, and Past Chairman of the AGC of Washington’s Safety Committee. Don is also responsible for our environmental policies and procedures including SWPPP, CESCL, and EPA Regulations.

Evan Haines

Project Engineer

Evan joined Korsmo Construction in 2013 as a Project Engineer. He has a BS degree in Economics from Westmont College and he studied construction management online while working at his first construction position out of college. Evan is responsible for managing and maintaining all critical jobsite documents (RFI’s, Quality Control, Submittals, ASI’s Live Plans) and ensuring that all project information is coordinated between owner, architect and subcontractors.

 

Greg Menefee

Summer Intern

Greg has joined Korsmo Construction as a Summer Intern. He is working on the Eastside Community Center project and some of his duties will include: quality control walks, helping with submittals, RFI’s, meeting minutes and taking project photos.

Greg Primm

Vice President

Greg joined Korsmo Construction in 2007 as a VP/Senior Project Manager. He is responsible for providing oversight and leads our project management teams, both in the preconstruction and construction phases of our projects. Greg has over 16 years of experience in the construction industry and is an active member of NAIOP.

James Abel

Superintendent

Year joined Korsmo Construction: 2004

John S. Korsmo Jr.

President

John has been leading the family business since 1986. He is involved in all aspects of Korsmo Construction on a daily basis and provides overall guidance and leadership to the entire Korsmo Construction team. John is a member of numerous boards including the AGC of Washington, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, PLU School of Business Executive Advisory Board, and he serves as a Lakewood Water Commissioner.

Karin Hill

Office Manager

Karen joined Korsmo Construction in 2017 as Office Manager. She manages the Project Coordinators and the Receptionist. She also manages portions of the IT responsibilities, works with bid and bond documents, and is currently working on creating new training materials and process manuals.

Kevin Tinsley

Superintendent

Year joined Korsmo Construction: 2011

Kim Kolzow

Marketing Coordinator

Kim joined Korsmo Construction in 2017. She has a BS degree in Journalism from Oregon Sate University, and has over 20 years of experience in the marketing industry. She coordinates the RFP proposal process, creates marketing materials and keeps the website and social media updated.

Lee Hoffman

Project Engineer

Lee joined Korsmo Construction in 2017 as a Project Engineer. He has over 10 years of field experience as a project manager for various trades on the subcontractor level. Lee works with RFI’s, submittals, communicates with our subcontractors, and assists the project manager and superintendent in maintaining a productive and safe work site.

Lee Litvinenko

Director of Field Operations

Lee joined Korsmo Construction in 2012. He is a veteran in the construction industry, bringing over 35 years of experience. He provides overall supervision to tradesmen, subcontractors and suppliers, making sure that codes are met, schedules are maintained and materials are available. Lee works collaboratively with all project team members to complete a successful project.

Pat Riggs

Director of Finance

Year joined Korsmo Construction: 2015

Pat joined Korsmo Construction in 2015. He has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, holding various financial, administrative and managerial roles ranging from analyst to COO. As Director of Finance at Korsmo Construction, Pat is responsible for all financial elements of the business including cash management, accounting, forecasting, administrative functions, banking and communication with outside advisors. He stays active in the industry as Director of South Sound CFMA and as a member of IMA. Pat is also highly involved in his community through youth soccer programs and teaching science, art and woodshop to home-schooled students.

Phyllis Higgins

Accounts Payable Accountant

Phyllis joined Korsmo Construction in 2014 as an Accounts Payable Accountant. Before joining Korsmo she owned her own management business and graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. Phyllis is responsible for the daily financial interactions between vendors and the Korsmo field operations teams.

 

Rachael Pease

Project Coordinator

Rachael supports Project Managers, Project Engineers and Superintendents to ensure our projects are completed successfully and to our clients’ expectations.

Roberta Cellini

Executive Assistant

Year joined Korsmo Construction: 2009

Scott Ramsey

Director of Marketing & Business Development

Scott joined Korsmo Construction in 2010. He oversees Marketing and Business Development initiatives for Korsmo across all markets. Scott is active in the greater Tacoma community; serving on the UW-Tacoma Urban Studies Advisory Board and as a member of the City of Tacoma’s Fiscal Sustainability Task Force and Tacoma 2025 Advisory Committee. A graduate (85) of Pacific Lutheran University, Scott also sits on the School of the Arts and Communication Advisory Board.

Seth Coombs

Project Engineer

Seth joined Korsmo Construction in 2017 as a Project Engineer. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BS degree in Construction Management. As Project Engineer, he works with RFI’s, submittals and communicates with our subcontractors.

Shannon Miller

Payroll Specialist

Shannon joined Korsmo Construction in 2017 as a Payroll Specialist. She is responsible for processing the weekly payroll, processing new hires/terminations, and handling payments for benefits and tax payments.

Sherry Eshenbaugh

Virtual Design and Construction Manager

Year joined Korsmo Construction: 2014

Steve Rich

Senior Preconstruction Manager

Steve joined Korsmo Construction in 2013 as a Senior Preconstruction Manager.  Steve leads Korsmo’s preconstruction and design-build efforts. He focuses on achieving our clients goals and objectives while maintaining the project constraints of budget, quality and schedule. His experience includes over 25 years in the construction industry and over 250M in design-build & design-assist projects. Steve holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. He is certified as a Designated Design-Build Professional (DBIA) by the Design-Build Institute of America, a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the United States Green Building Council.

Tasheena Housman

Project Accountant

Tasheena joined Korsmo Construction in 2017 as a Project Accountant. She has a B.S. degree from the University of Wyoming and has over 10 years of experience in project accounting. As a Project Accountant, she is responsible for all project related transactions, client billings, subcontractor billings/payments, and compliance.

Tisha Bamba

Project Coordinator

Tisha joined Korsmo Construction in 2017 as a Project Coordinator. She supports Project Managers, Project Engineers and Superintendents to ensure our projects are completed successfully and to our clients’ expectations.

Wayne Knoll

Director of Small Projects

Year joined Korsmo Construction: 2011

Will Floyd

Estimator

Will joined Korsmo Construction in 2011. He graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Construction Management. Will is responsible for hard-bid and negotiated cost estimating, conceptual estimating, cost control, value engineering, preconstruction services and schedule analysis.

 

 

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