Adam joined Venture as Project Manager after 10 years of experience in the industry. After graduating from University of Puget Sound with a BA in Business & Public Administration, he received a Certificate in Construction Management from the University of Washington. His strong background includes work as a Project Engineer for Sellen Construction, Senior PE/PM at Skanska USA Building, Inc., and VP of Construction/Operations at TW Vance Co. Working predominately in special project groups/commercial TI, he also has experience with commercial office, healthcare, military, aerospace, entertainment, education, public and private projects! He is excited for the opportunity to grow personally and professionally with Venture.
Outside of work, Adam enjoys supporting the local Seattle sport teams – Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners & Huskies.
BJ joined the Venture General Contracting team in the fall of 2014, and brings nearly a decade of commercial construction experience in the Seattle area to his role as Superintendent. Having grown up in a construction family where he was baptized to the jobsite at an early age, he has worked on such iconic Seattle projects as the Pike Place Market Renovation, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Cancer Care Expansion, and the 24-story Viktoria Apartments on 2nd Avenue.
His former roles have included MEP Engineer, Project Manager, Project Engineer and BIM Coordinator, and his hands-on nature eventually led him to his current role as Superintendent. He enjoys being part of a team and working towards a greater goal; embracing the challenges and roles involved in construction projects; and building relationships along the way.BJ earned a bachelor’s in science from the Michigan State University Construction Management Program and moved to the great Pacific Northwest shortly afterwards.
When he is not working he divides his time between his 110-year old house renovation and relaxing along the Teanaway River with his wife and family. He is a rabid Michigan State fan and believes that March Madness should be a national holiday. Sparty On!
Brian joined Venture General Contracting as an Assistant Superintendent in May 2014. With a strong background in construction project management, he has more than fifteen years’ experience including light commercial and wood-framed residential construction, environmental and field engineering. At the age of 24, he became owner of his own construction company and subcontractor for many companies located in Western Washington. His skills have allowed him to travel to several areas of the state for seismic upgrading on schools; to eastern Washington where he built concrete, wood and steel framed structures for the U.S. Army; and to serve as project manager building new residential wood-framed structures at Joint Base Lewis McChord.Brian is also a proud father of two girls and has been happily married for eleven years. In his free time, he loves to river fish for steelhead and salmon. His favorite quote is: “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking the rules, making mistakes and having fun.”
Brian has been in the construction industry for ten years and with Venture since May 2013. With an undergraduate Bachelor’s in Management from Purdue University he focused on Spanish and Manufacturing. Brian went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration from Walden University with a focus in Project Management. Starting out as an Assistant Superintendent in single family residential, Brian then moved to Project Engineer role in mixed use buildings before taking on the estimator position with Venture. He loves the fast paced variety with tangible results.
Brian’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, kayaking, rafting and traveling the globe to appreciate architecture from Doric to Post Modern.
Brian joined Venture General Contracting in September 2014 as Superintendent. With more than 25 years’ construction industry experience, he started in framing houses and hotels and in 1989, when he moved from Spokane to Seattle, Wash. and became a member of the local carpenters union. In 2000 he joined Turner Construction Company, becoming a superintendent on tenant improvement, healthcare and historic renovations throughout the greater Seattle area.Brian and his wife Shelly have been married for 23 years and have two children who are both in college; one attends the University of Alaska and the other attends the University of Idaho. In his spare time, Brian and his wife love taking their RV all over the Puget Sound to camp and hike. Before joining the construction industry, Brian played professional soccer after high school in Ecuador, South America, then joined the Marine Corp where he was assigned to VMAQ-4 an EA-6 Squadron on Whidbey Island. He still dabbles in soccer as both a coach and a referee.
Brian Welsh grew up in a construction family in Southern California and found his love for the industry in high school working as a draftsman and shop hand. Upon graduating from Oregon State University in 2007 with a degree in Construction Engineering Management, Brian moved to Seattle to begin his professional career. With project experience from commercial buildings, tenant improvements, retail and repair work, Brian has a varied skill set and adapts easily to project needs. Brian enjoys spending his time outside of work with his wife, 2 kids, and dog. He is an avid flag football player, spending two days a week playing, and enjoys snowboarding, golfing and being outside. Brian is a fan of the Seahawks and all things Oregon State.
Cheryl joined Venture in January of 2014 after over 10 years in the legal field, transitioning into construction. She first worked within Howard S. Wright Construction with their internal lawyer and Regional Safety Manager. Cheryl was a Contract Administrator for Triad Development, managing all aspects of negotiated contracts with Subcontractors. Working with the special projects group at MacDonald Miller under the direction of Reis Tietge, she transitioned Johnson Barrow, to a 32 product line rep for commercial HVAC products working with Project Managers, Technicians and customers on factory installation, warranty and product support.Cheryl enjoys working in V.G.C.’s team environment where she can contribute her expertise to the success of each project. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places as well as spending time with her two children, friends. A pet lover, she shares her home with 2 dogs and 2 cats.
As a project engineer, Crystal brings more than 10 years of commercial real estate experience to her role at Venture General Contracting. With an expansive background in tenant improvement project management and renovations throughout the greater Seattle area, she has developed a passion for working with commercial historical properties. Her unwavering commitment to superior customer service has created long-standing relationships with landlords, tenants, brokers and architects throughout her career. When not working, Crystal enjoys spending time with her dog, running and enjoying the beautiful outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, a region she has called home her entire life.
Don began at Venture in October 2015, bringing over 30 years of experience to his position as Project Manager in the Multifamily department. Starting as a laborer, and working as a carpenter and concrete mason, Don then earned his B.S. in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Upon graduating college, he worked as a Project Engineer, Estimator, and Project Manager on residential, commercial, military, local government and federal government projects.
Don brings over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. His work history includes vast experience in both mixed-use and tenant improvement projects throughout the state of Washington. Prior to getting into commercial construction, Don owned his own framing company and worked as a foreman/carpenter, giving him the hands-on experience needed to take a job from start to successful completion. Don joined Venture for the growth opportunities and to be consistently challenged. Outside of work, he enjoys hunting and racing motocross.
Erica joined Venture in February of 2015 and brings to the team fifteen years of financial experience in the construction industry. Prior to Venture, Erica was employed by a top national general contractor. Within that organization she held positions in project accounting, corporate audit, and managed the accounting department of the company’s Seattle office. Through those roles, Erica has experience with the intricate details of accounting for individual projects, evaluating policies, financial practices, and risk management at a companywide level, and the responsibilities of leading the day-to-day operations of a construction company finance department.Erica moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington and has called Seattle home ever since. She is a proud Husky and Seattleite. Currently, Erica resides in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood with her husband. When not at the office Erica can be found enjoying the parks and beaches near her home. She enjoys cooking and entertaining, particularly in the summer when those activities can take place outdoors.
Erin joined the Venture team in February 2015. She graduated from Washington State University in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, and brings experience from an engineering internship at an aerospace company. Erin was drawn to the construction industry because of the fast-paced, dynamic work environment, and is excited to be a part of the Venture group.Erin was raised in Spokane, and has family in both Seattle and Montana. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her Golden Retriever-Chloe, snowboarding, visiting family and friends, and time on the lake.
Erin joined Venture General Contracting as the HR & Training Manager in Fall of 2015. Her background includes 15 years of HR experience across a variety of industries. Erin hails from Washington State University and has Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.
Greg brings to Venture an impressive 35 years of experience in the construction industry. This experience includes 20 years as a general contractor that specialized in home building, remodeling, and custom millwork; and over 15 years as a Superintendent working in both the multi-family and Commercial TI market segments. His vast knowledge and passion in the field make him an integral part of the team. Greg joined Venture because he is excited for the opportunity to be a part of a growing leader in the industry, and he loves a company that highlights a team work approach.
When not working hard at Venture, Greg enjoys spending time with his friends and family and traveling/fishing whenever he can get away.
With 10 years in the construction industry, Jake’s experience includes starting as a laborer working his way into Project Manager. Jake’s experience is in commercial construction overseeing projects for GSA, US Army/Air Force, US Marshalls, Pike Place PDA, and the Washington State Convention Center. Most recently he worked on the remodel of The Meydenbauer Center for The Bellevue Convention Center Authority. Jake holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Western Washington University and is certified in Construction Management and Lean Six Sigma Management. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, hiking, and reading.
Justin’s diverse and creative background makes him a great fit as Carpenter Foreman for Venture. Initially beginning his work in the construction industry at the age of 17, he attended Cornish College of the Arts to study painting and print making, while continuing to work in the field during summers. In 2002, he received his teaching certificate, and brought both his teaching and construction experience to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit. After moving back to Seattle, Justin spent time remodeling houses – including his own – before transitioning into cabinet making, and joining Venture in April 2015.
Kimberly joined the Venture team in June 2016. She graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Interior Design and a minor in Construction Management, and brings experience from an internship with a residential construction company and work as a technical assistant in a fabrication lab. Kimberly was drawn to Venture because of the team atmosphere, the great location, and the growth opportunities. Outside of the office, Kimberly loves to ski, camp, and travel to warmer places.
Lonnie began his construction career in Colorado where he founded his own full-service general contracting company. The company self-performed excavation, concrete work, masonry, framing and finish carpentry, steel studs and steel erection of pre-engineered metal structures as well as structural steel fabrication and erection. Lonnie has a diverse 35 year career in construction management. He prides himself on being a “craftsman builder” gaining his knowledge through hands-on experience in the trades.Lonnie brings to Venture General Contractors more than 13 years of recent multi-family supervisory experience on projects ranging up to $95 million with successful completions of schedule and budget
Matt has been with Venture General Contracting since Spring of 2012 after spending 27 years in the building industry. He started out working for 12 years on hospitals, parking garages, kidney centers and all sorts of commercial buildings. He has also built Super Wall Marts, grocery stores, a city block of Broadway and Pike retail stores, casinos in and out of the state as well as dorm rooms at Green River Community College and strip malls. Matt likes to build things and see how everything comes together at the finish.Matt enjoys travel, outdoors, working, building my next home and helping others.
Matt joined Venture in November 2015, bringing 10 years of industry experience and 8 years in project management to the role of Assistant Project Manager. He received his Construction Management certificate from the University of Washington and is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD&C). Matt’s background is well-rounded with involvement in multifamily, commercial, tenant interiors, and high-end residential market segments. He is passionate about environmental and financial concerns, and his experience with LEED-certified and HUD-financed projects reflects this.
When not quickly solving problems and keeping his team motivated, you’ll likely find Matt outside skiing, hiking, biking, or camping.
Matt joined Venture General Contracting in February of 2014. He earned his Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration with emphasis in Management Information Systems from Washington State University. During his summer and winter breaks, he worked for W. G. Clark Construction as a laborer. After graduating, he became a project manager for American Interiors, a local door and hardware supplier. Throughout his time there he was actively involved in The Puget Sound Chapter of the Door and Hardware Institute and in 2010 was elected to serve on the board. In 2013 Matt went back to W. G. Clark, this time as a carpenter, and began coursework at The University of Washington for a Certificate in Construction Management.In his free time, Matt enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, home brewing, cooking and playing golf.
Megan joined the Venture team in the summer of 2015. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structural Engineering. In addition to her schooling, Megan brings experience as an Engineering Intern for King County and Coughlin Porter Lundeen. Her education and internships ultimately led to her interest in construction, working with concrete, steel and timber designs, and learning how to review and edit project drawings.
Megan enjoys the challenges and obstacles of construction, and the supportive team that Venture provides. Outside of work you’ll find her playing soccer, cooking, snowboarding, watching the Food Network, and hanging out with friends.
Mike joined the Venture team in the summer of 2015, bringing over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. Graduating with a BS in Construction Management from the University of Washington, Mike has filled a variety of roles, including Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Superintendent. As Project Manager with a national general contractor, Mike worked on both ground-up construction and renovation projects for commercial and mixed-use buildings.
When not working, Mike enjoys spending as much time as he can outside.
Mike has been with Venture since the beginning, working at the Compass/Edmonds way project.He has been working in construction for over 20 years working starting in summers as a laborer. Mike has worked for Titan construction, Longitude 122 and Point Edwards. He enjoys learning new things and there is always something new to learn. Mike likes all the stages of the construction process and is proud of the completed project and he especially like that the process keeps him on his toes. Mike enjoys golfing occasionally but mostly enjoys time with his wife Stefanie and daughters Alyson and Aubrey as well as their Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Bridget.
Nick joined Venture as an Assistant Project Manager in February 2016. He brings to Venture 5 years of experience in project management, working in market segments that include federal, multi-family, hospitality and education. Nick graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Construction Engineering and brings both people and technical skills to the team. When not at Venture, Nick can be found in the great outdoors either surfing, wakeboarding, or skiing!
Paula started with Venture in November 2013. She attended both Scottsdale and Bellevue colleges, majoring in business/accounting and has done accounting in the Property Management, Real Estate and Construction industry since 1986 . She worked with a Property Management/Development Company in Bellevue, doing property management accounting, construction accounting and corporate accounting until she came to work with us at Venture.Paula has lived in Maple Valley since 1997 with her husband, two daughters and two dogs. She loves being outdoors, sunny days, good friends and family. Most of her free time from Spring through Fall finds her involved with her daughter’s barrel racing competitions. Paula and her husband also enjoy riding motorcycles and exploring new areas whenever they can.
Rob joined the Venture team in the spring of 2016 and brings a total of 9 years of construction experience. He is currently finishing classes for a CAPM and is excited to further his career with a company like Venture. Rob’s hard working attitude and attention to detail make him an asset to the team. When not working, Rob enjoys playing his guitar and hiking in the beautiful PNW.
Prior to joining Venture, Sam’s innovative spirit led him to start two small companies of his own within the construction industry. He spent eight years in residential renovation, including drywall, paint, tile, cabinets, finish carpentry, and much more. Sam also dedicated two years to renovating smaller apartment buildings, doing TI updates and focusing on energy efficiencies. Outside of his businesses, Sam consulted for a variety of companies, from painting contractors to restauranteurs, with an emphasis on accurate stream-lined estimating and growing sales.Sam is a Seattle native and attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, double majoring in Economics and English. In his free time, he enjoys music, travelling, water activities, and movies.
Scott has been a carpenter for 28 years, and was a Superintendent for 10 years prior to joining Venture General Contracting in the fall of 2015. He began his career in new single-family home construction, moving into high-end residential remodeling, and eventually moving into the commercial construction market. In 2001 Scott began working in the construction defect repair industry, quickly working his way up to the position of Field Superintendent. Since then he has run projects upwards of $10 million, and also worked as an Assistant Superintendent on a large commercial project worth $26 million.
As a Superintendent, Scott strives to provide a quality product for clients, while surpassing the projected profit margin. He enjoys building relationships with the people he works with – within the company and outside contractors. Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, and sharing with them his hobbies of snowboarding and playing music. He played music professionally for many years, and also taught both of his sons to snowboard at the age of four. Getting outdoors and riding together keeps his family unit firmly bonded.
Seth has been in the construction industry for twelve years and with Venture since May 2015. Prior to receiving his BS in Construction Management from the University of Washington, Seth began his career as a Network Communications Data Technician, managing installation of hardware and services on construction projects for Microsoft, Boeing, and Virginia Mason Medical Center. Most recently Seth filled the role of Project Manager / Assistant Superintendent for Spartan Concrete, where he specialized in mixed-use and multifamily concrete construction projects in the Seattle area.
Outside of work, Seth enjoys spending time with his wife and working on hobbies.
Sim is an experienced project superintendent with 25 years of experience in the construction industry and more than a decade of recent work on mixed use construction projects. Sim takes pride in building relationships with all project stakeholders, and he enjoys the process of seeing an Owner/Architects vision come to life into a building that people will use in their daily lives. With proven leadership, subcontractor performance management, and field experience, Sim is a strong addition to our multifamily team.
Steve brought over 20 years of experience in Network Infrastructure Support and I.T. Management to the Venture team when he joined in May 2015. While performing various Systems and Network Support roles in industries ranging from Hotel and Resorts to Construction he has learned that versatility and value are the key.
Steve’s hobbies include riding motorcycles, racing, and spending time with his family.
Tim has been in the construction industry his entire career. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Washington State University, he started out as an assistant superintendent on an 850 unit multi-family project in Southern California. Working in California, Louisiana, Idaho and Washington, he has sharpened his skills as a construction manager. Tim likes being outdoors in the mud and dirt, rain or shine; he also enjoys the day by day change and challenge of his profession.In his down time, he loves boating, fixing up homes and spending time with his wife, three children and especially his brand new granddaughter.
Todd is not the kind of guy who can sit at a desk – which made him a perfect addition to the Venture team. He was raised in Seattle, born into this field with a carpenter / superintendent father whom he often shadowed on weekends to jobsites. Growing up, Todd learned the value of working hard and honing his craft. In his early twenties he participated in the Renton Technical College Apprenticeship Program and worked closely with masters at their trade, learning everything from concrete to interior finishes to jobsite communication skills. Todd has had the pleasure of working on numerous projects in the Northwest, serving a wide range of the community including schools, offices, medical centers and churches. As a superintendent he enjoys the complexities of managing construction projects and working with a team to accomplish project goals, always keeping a close eye on safety and quality.Todd enjoys his free time with family by heading out into the wilderness, camping in the summer and chasing the ever-elusive snow in the mountains to snowboard with his kids in the winter.
Tyler joined the Venture team as a Project Manager in September 2015. He brings seven years of experience in the construction industry, spending five years with a general contractor in New York City. Tyler has worked as an Assistant Estimator / Bid Coordinator and Project Manager within the commercial and retail market segments. His big city experience has made Tyler accustomed to an accelerated pace and heightened demand to reach, and surpass, project goals.
Matt Parent serves as the President of Venture General Contracting. A 25 year veteran of the construction industry, Matt is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Venture including all processes from site due-diligence through punch-list. Prior to joining Venture General Construction, Matt spent six years with Turner Construction – first as a Project Manager, then as a Senior Project Manager and eventually promoted to Manager of Turner’s office in Bellevue, WA.
Matt exudes energy and a genuine enthusiasm for the building industry, which has always been a big part of his life. He got a taste of the industry working summers for a Seattle-area production homebuilder, and then worked his way up to vice president of a family construction business.
When he is not tackling construction projects head-on, Matt can be found attending his children’s sporting events or boating on Puget Sound.
Jack Beaudoin has very broad experience in the construction industry, privileged to work over the years with many of the prominent developers, end users, tenants, designers, and real estate professionals in our community bringing many challenging projects to successful completion. He has worked throughout the US and Canada, primarily focused in Seattle for the last 30 years. He enjoys getting others involved through his leadership roles and is a known innovator and creative problem solver. Jack brings to Venture the experience gained from his accomplished career at the Seattle office of a large national general contractor.
Darin brings over 18 years in the construction industry, with extensive experience throughout the Puget Sound and Canada. His background includes work in commercial interiors, retail, multifamily, mixed-use, and medical market segments.