Michael Floyd purchased the company with James Caragher in January of 2000 from Douglas Rieder, the son of the company’s founder. As the company’s C.E.O., Michael has overall executive responsibility for the company with a specific focus on the Sales, Estimating, Administration and Accounting functions. Under Floyd’s leadership the company’s revenues and employment have grown substantially since 2000.
Michael has personally led several large and successful projects for the company including the renovation of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, The Wynn & Encore Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, several Harrah’s Casinos in the U.S. and the hurricane restoration of The Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Michael is a 1987 graduate of Marquette University.
James Caragher serves as C.O.O. and General Counsel of the company. He has been an owner of the company since January of 2000. Prior to joining the company full time in 2007, James was a partner in the Litigation Department at the law firm of Foley & Lardner for 18 years.
James is responsible for all of the company’s manufacturing and field operations as well as legal, environmental, contractual and insurance matters. He has directed the company’s efforts on several large projects including The Wynn Encore in Las Vegas, MGM City Center, Las Vegas, The Hyatt Andaz Hotel in New York City and Eckstein Hall at Marquette University.
James is a 1984 graduate of Marquette University and a 1987 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Law.
Nicholas Willems joined the company in September 2012. His previous experience includes a Principal role at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, as well as his most recent responsibilities as the Director of Finance for Continental Properties, a national commercial real estate developer.
As the company’s CFO, Nicholas is responsible for overseeing the Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, and IT departments.
Nicholas is a 2000 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2010 and also a CFA charter holder.
Vice President of Preconstruction Services
Dan Carey joined the company in May 2009. Dan is responsible for overseeing the company’s Estimating Department. Dan comes to the company with extensive experience in business management and global sourcing. Prior to joining the team, Dan was General Manager for Milwaukee Operations at Master Lock Company and was also a member of the leadership team at GE Healthcare for seven years. Dan is a former US Army Officer and a 1993 graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.
Dan also received an M.B.A. in Finance from Marquette University in 2001.
Vice President of Project Management
Benjamin Gover joined the company in April, 2018, and serves as the VP of Project Management. Prior to joining our company, Ben worked for Modine Manufacturing Company for 21 years. In his roles at Modine, he held multiple positions of increasing authority with a background in engineering, project management, operations, sales, acquisitions, and business management.
Benjamin has a Bachelors’ of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, as well as, a Masters’ of Science degree in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Rader School of Business and holds a USGBC LEED Green Associate credential.
Senior Vice President Business Development
Matt Lundahl joined the team in May 2016, where he serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Matt is responsible for driving business development activities throughout the company and assisting the sales team. Prior to coming to our company, Matt grew up in and around the millwork plant, learning at a very young age the trade of woodworking from a European master craftsman that included his German grandfather. Matt earned his BS in Construction Management at Arizona State University. While attending college, he worked as a Draftsman, Project Manager, and then spent 25 years running and growing the family business Meyer and Lundahl Manufacturing. Matt is heavily involved in the leadership of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) for many years to include serving as the AWI president in 2012.
Vice President-Southeast Region
Bruce leads our Florida Office, overseeing the Southeast United States. In preconstruction, sales and operations Bruce leads and works closely with the entire project team and draws from his vast experience and insight for design assist, value engineering, scheduling and project delivery with high levels of customer satisfaction and attention to every detail. He started his career in 1990 as a Union Carpenter in Reno, Nevada and has since supervised and managed hundreds of multi-million dollar projects. Such notable projects as Post Oak Hotel, Rivers Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Casino, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Revel Hotel & Casino and Aria Hotel & Casino.
General Manager and Sales, Las Vegas
Pat Murphy joined the company in 2005 as General Manager and Sales Executive for our Las Vegas, Nevada facility.
He has over 44 years of overall construction experience working for general contractors, construction managers and subcontractors focusing on architectural millwork. Pat has been involved in the project management and/or field operations of almost every large hotel/casino project in Las Vegas and California, including The Mirage, Treasure Island, Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, Bellagio, Paris, MGM, The Venetian, Wynn Resorts, Mandalay Bay, MGM City Center and the Agua Caliente properties in Palm Desert, CA. He has also worked on many Hard Rock properties including Hollywood, Tampa, Northfield Ohio and Sioux City, Iowa.
Director of Projects/General Manager, San Diego Office
Rick Dempsey joined the company in 1987 as a Journeyman Cabinetmaker after serving eight years in the U.S. Navy as a builder in the Naval Seabee division. In 1994, he was instrumental in integrating CNC technology into the manufacturing facility, and in 1998 he helped integrate CNC software into the existing AutoCAD software. In 2006, he became the Director of Engineering with overall responsibility for ensuring projects were properly engineered and drawn to meet customers’ needs. He has led the company’s engineering and shop drawing efforts on numerous projects, including The Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Queen of Angels Church in Newport Beach, multiple Four Seasons Resorts, Hyatt and St. Regis Hotels, Trinity Yachts, various Disney projects and Trump Towers. In 2018 Rick was named General Manager of the San Diego office.
Director of Engineering
Tom Siehr joined the company as a Draftsman in 1989 and was promoted to Project Engineer in 1996 and to Director of Engineering in 2003. In the early 1990s, Tom introduced CAD software. Tom has led the company’s engineering and shop drawing efforts on numerous projects including The Wynn and Encore Hotels and Casinos, multiple venues at MGM’s City Center, over ten Harrah’s Casino projects along with many major hotel properties for such brands as Hyatt, Marriott, Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton.
Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Director of Manufacturing
Gary joined the company in 2018 as Director of Manufacturing and is currently responsible for all production activities at the company’s new facility. Gary has been in the industry since 1993 after discovering a passion for the trade while pursuing a BS in mathematics. He later founded a cabinetry business which led into architectural millwork. Gary progressed into various leadership roles as Project Manager, Plant Manager, Director of Projects, and most recently was the General Manager of a millwork company near Chicago. Gary has worked on several prestigious projects, including the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, the White House, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, and several high-end hotel and restaurant venues throughout the country. Gary is well experienced in the critical path management required to meet today’s increasingly urgent schedules.
Production Manager (Mexico)
Mark Wunderlich has over 44 years of cabinet making experience. Mark started with the company in 1985 and has operated as the Production Manager in Mexico since 2006. Mark is an outstanding craftsman whose extensive high-end woodworking experience allows him to solve any manufacturing challenges.
Plant Manager (Mexico)
Steve Scheet started with the company in 1983. He has worked his way through the ranks from a ground level Union Apprentice Cabinet Maker to his current position as the company’s Plant Manager, responsible for managing finishing, trim, and shipping. Steve also handles all of the shop scheduling, tracking, and trucking for the Mexico plant. His experience allows him to be comfortable with any projects undertaken, from small box jobs to multi-million dollar museum grade yacht millwork. He strives for 100% client satisfaction through on-time deliveries and total quality control.