Rick Martin is the founder and President of Mid-Valley Commercial Construction, Inc. He has an extensive background as a union framing and drywall subcontractor in every role from estimator and project manager, to controller, operations officer and CEO, and he has estimated and managed projects from $25,000 to $3,000,000. Rick started in the construction industry in Salem in 1995, and has worked in offices in Salem, Eugene, Tigard and Seattle, advancing to the CEO of a $100m company before leaving to start this venture. Rick has estimated and/or project managed over $60 million in work in Oregon, Washington and California. Because Rick is also a CPA and MBA, he brings a well-rounded perspective to the management of projects and business.
Jesse Vigil is the Vice President of Operations at Mid-Valley Commercial Construction. As a third generation Exterior Interior Systems (EIS) Carpenter and having worked in the industry for over 25 years, Jesse has expertise in all facets of the EIS trade including drywall, metal stud framing, acoustical ceilings, wood ceilings, computer floors and drywall. He has held positions in the industry ranging from Utility /Laborer Journeyman Carpenter, Foreman, Superintendent and General Superintendent working for companies as large as $150M and as small as $1M. Jesse’s professional development includes two years at Linn Benton Community College studying business as well as intensive industry related training programs including Union Carpenter Mentoring, Superintendent and Apprenticeship Training, OSHA 30 Certificate, Best Practices in Health Care and ASHE training. When Jesse isn’t working, he enjoys hunting, fishing and attending OSU Beaver sporting events.
Eric is the Senior Project Manager and Estimator at Mid-Valley Commercial Construction, Inc. Eric started his career in the commercial construction industry in 1998 and has held positions in the industry ranging from inside sales, estimator and project manager, department manager, business development and senior project manager. Eric has estimated and managed projects ranging from $15,000 to $3M and was instrumental in leading a department within a well-known local subcontractor that exceeded $3.5M in sales before his departure. Eric’s vast knowledge of drywall assemblies, doors, frames and hardware, acoustical ceilings, wood ceilings, metal stud framing and structural steel makes him a valuable team member and resource for Mid-Valley’s customers. Eric also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Linfield College. When Eric is not working he enjoys hunting, fishing and attending his daughter’s sporting events.
Jeniffer Johnson runs the accounting department at Mid-Valley Commercial Construction and joined our team in September 2016. Jeniffer handles the payroll, construction billing, accounts receivable and accounts payable for the company. Jeniffer is a CPA and has an extensive background in finance and accounting, but is new to the construction industry. Jeniffer has worked in public accounting, private industry and municipal government. Jeniffer and her husband recently moved back to the Willamette Valley after living in Newport, Oregon for the past 10 years. In her spare time, Jeniffer enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and scrapbooking.
Dez grew up in construction with roofing and drywall in the family. As a teenager he worked with his father doing residential drywall. After graduating high school, he moved to California and worked for his grandfather doing commercial roofing. He moved back to Oregon and went back to work with his father doing residential drywall. After getting married he decided to start a drywall company. He ran his drywall company for 15 years. In 2007 he went to work for a commercial framing and drywall company. After 8 years working in the field and as a Foreman, he joined Mid-Valley Commercial Construction in 2015.
As a teenager Justin started working for his uncle’s drywall company at the Oregon coast learning how to tape. He worked summers and many weekends doing drywall. After graduating high school, he moved to Wilsonville and worked for a residential production drywall company. Leaving there he worked for L&M drywall which moved him back to the Oregon coast, where they were opening up a new branch. There he learned to bid residential work and managed the Lincoln City office. Soon after he started a company doing residential and small commercial tenant improvement work for nine years. In 2007 he left construction and bought a small pizza parlor in Sun River, Oregon which he operated until 2010. In 2010 he joined the Tapers Union and started working in Portland for the large contractors. Justin started working for Mid-Valley Commercial Construction in 2015 as the first company taper.
Sam has been working in construction for the past 22 years. The first 5 were in residential cabinetry and finish carpentry while the last 17 have been in the commercial EIS field. He has been in a leadership role for the past 10 years running jobs from as small as $2,500 to as large as $12,000,000. The jobs include hospitals, schools, tenant improvements, condos and government buildings in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. While not working Sam enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids and coaching youth wrestling.
Dennis Cox is responsible for advancing the MVCC’s safety culture to the next level. He brings over forty years of construction field and management experience to MVCC. He completed his Lather’s apprenticeship before moving from Eugene to Atlanta Ga. While in Atlanta, he had the opportunity to work in various types of construction, including residential, multifamily, commercial, industrial, and eventually High Tech projects. During this time he advanced to a field management position. After returning to the Eugene area, he started pursuing a career in Construction Safety. He has received secondary training in Management, Human Resource, and Safety Management. Currently he holds a CHST accreditation, OSHA 500 certification, and Construction Safety/Health Professional Accreditation. He is certified as a trainer and competent person for Fall Protection. He also holds certifications as Scaffold Erector, Rigging/Signaling, Best Practices in Health Care, Lead Abatement, and other various safety certifications. He enjoys woodworking, restoring cars, camping and attending Oregon football in his free time.
Bob Sherrod is a third-generation carpenter. He started his career in 1978 in Albany, OR. In the early 80’s he traveled to Alaska and spent 4 years learning all aspects of the construction trade, from Anchorage to Fairbanks. His work led him to San Francisco where he met his wife of 26 years. In 1993 he returned to Albany where started a family. Bob has three sons two of which are carpenters and one in the security field. During Bobs 40 years of experience he has ran many projects, and is currently in the Carpenters Union superintendent training. Bob joined Mid-Valley Commercial Construction in 2015. He enjoys his work and takes pride in his projects. In his off time, he enjoys motorcycle riding camping fishing and spending time with his family.
Tyson has been in construction for 20 years. He was fortunate to start at an early age and has had many great teachers along the way. He worked for my first company for 13 years. After the owner retired, he found himself looking for a new work home. In 2016, he began working for Mid-Valley Commercial Construction.
Ken joined Mid-Valley Commercial Construction in 2018 as a Project Manager. Prior to teaming together with MVCC, Ken joined the industry in 2012 and worked at a well-known sub-contractor in Portland. He’s managed a variety of projects in the past including healthcare, education, and multi-family for some of the largest contractors in Oregon. His projects have ranged from $10,000 tenant improvements to an $11M high-rise condominium. Prior to his professional experience, Ken obtained his Business Degree from the University of Oregon in 2011.
Outside of work, Ken enjoys working on his house, hunting, golfing, and most importantly spending time with his Wife.
Ken’s prior experiences & his driven focus to succeed are what make him a great asset to Mid-Valley Commercial Construction.
David Boatwright began his career with the Carpenters Union in 2003 following high school, and over the years has received education and experience in many areas of the EIS trade. From Jobsite coordination and layout, to welding and exterior work, to interior framing and drywall, to wood ceilings and finish work, he’s been involved in every phase of various commercial projects all over the state of Oregon. David joined the Mid-Valley team in July of 2016, and is continuing to expand his skillset through various Union upgrade training and leadership experience on numerous projects with the company throughout the Willamette Valley. When David isn’t working he enjoys artwork, music, philosophy, literature, and outdoor activities with his teenage son.
Joshua Woodson began working with Mid-Valley in 2017 as a shop employee for several months before moving into the office as a Project Engineer. Josh graduated from Oregon State University in June, 2016 with a sociology major, Spanish minor and a business minor. He enjoys camping, road trips, and going to the local dog park with his dog, Sammie.
Richard Martin started in the Exterior Interior Systems (EIS) Union in 2011 as a utility worker during his summers while attending high school. He has worked on jobs throughout the state of Oregon and in 2015 joined the Mid-Valley Commercial Construction Team as an apprentice. He has since completed the apprentice program earning journeyman carpenter status. In 2018 he accepted a position as a Project Engineer and assists in managing and estimating framing, drywall, finish taping, painting and acoustical ceilings for projects ranging from $25,000 to $3mil. He enjoys reading, history, hunting, strategy-based games and spending time with his wife and dog.
Don is the Painting Estimator and Project Manager at Mid-Valley Commercial Construction.
Having been in the construction industry for over 25 years, he has worked his way through the ranks including Estimator, Sr. Project Manager and Business Development with an extensive background in commercial paint and coatings. Originally from the East Coast, Don has experience working for companies ranging from small commercial contractors to large multi-state companies that exceed $100M annually. Don joined Mid-Valley Commercial Construction in 2018
When Don is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, hunting, riding dirt bikes with his boys and playing guitar.
Scott has been in construction for his entire life. He went through school with the Laborers Union and then went through the Painters Union Apprenticeship Program. Scott became a Journeyman painter in 1989 and has worked all over the United States performing industrial sandblasting and painting. He moved to Oregon permanently in 1994 and started his own commercial and residential painting company in the Willamette Valley. Scott went back into the Painters Union in 2013. He joined Mid-Valley Commercial Construction in 2018.
Tom started painting in 1992 working for a nonunion commercial paining company out of Eugene, Oregon. He was able to learn from some of the best painters in Lane County. He has been painting in the union for 11 years and has been on many projects at University of Oregon and Oregon State University. Since I started in 1992, I have been privileged to paint many buildings in the Eugene area as well as around the state of Oregon. Tom takes great pride in his work and loves to point all of the buildings he has painted.
Mike started in the trade in Las Vegas, working on a crew that has a reputation for their production and quality of work. While Mike relatively new in the trade, he has had the privilege of working with some very highly skilled and experienced carpenters. In 2016 he had the opportunity to work in Southern Oregon for a small Union contractor. Wanting to raise his three girls in a healthier environment, he and his wife decided to relocate to Oregon. He has since worked for several Union contractors of varying sizes, in various roles and started with Mid-Valley Commercial Construction in 2018.
Marcos started working in residential drywall in 1990. Eight years later he went to work for a commercial framing and drywall company in Eugene, Oregon where he soon became a lead guy. He worked as a lead guy for many years and several companies. He has taken advantage of many classes provided by the Carpenters Union such as a 300 hitter, 212 journeyman and foremen classes. These helped him grow in the field and personally. Marcos joined Mid-Valley Commercial Construction in 2015 and became a Foreman in 2018.
Chad grew up in California and became a carpenter when he was 19 years old. Chad joined the Carpenters Union as a first term apprentice in 1999. As an adult he followed his dad’s footsteps as a specialty carpenter. He completed his apprenticeship training and became a Journeyman carpenter three years later. During his first ten years he mastered the basic acoustical ceiling system and specialty ceiling systems including wood systems, aluminum systems, glue up tile systems, and acoustical wall panels. Chad continued to work side by side with some very talented carpenters, some of these carpenters he still works with today. Now Chad has been cross trained into a well-rounded carpenter including metal stud framing, drywall installation, and much more. Chad Joined Mid-Valley Commercial Construction in 2016. When not working Chad enjoys time with his wife and two beautiful daughters.