About Us

Our Team

Crestline is defined by its people: honest, experienced, forward-thinking, professional and hard-working. Our team members – from office management and technical support, to our full-time Safety Director, to equipment operators and laborers – form collaborative relationships with owners, developers, design teams, subcontractors and others to assist in delivering the most desirable and economical solution to the construction goal. Throughout our history we have never been to litigation or arbitration, or even incurred liquidated damages on a project. Crestline Construction Company’s business philosophy is dedicated to trusting relationships, excellent service, workmanship that has enduring character and meeting or exceeding customer expectations every time.

KEY STAFF

Our office team fills the many complementary roles that take projects from initial planning stages to implementation to final wrap-up. State-of-the-art GPS technology, a friendly, personable account management staff, strict adherence to the most up-to-date safety standards, and a commitment to supporting field staff define Crestline’s office culture.

The Key Staff that manage Crestline’s pre-construction and construction services for all projects include Erik Kerr as Principal Manager, Bill Ketchum as Operations Manager, Yani Vaivoda as Chief Estimator, Kenny Kempf as Senior Project Manager, Alan Easling as Field Engineer, Glenn Richmond as Field Engineer, Nick Jacob as Field Engineer, Greg Jensen as Safety Director and Bob Whitefield as Shop Manager. These gentlemen have a full compliment of resources to call upon in serving you, including a wide variety of pre-construction and construction support. These resources will ensure not only that the work is completed on schedule, but to the quality you expect.

ERIK KERR

General Manager

Erik is the General Manager for Crestline Construction, Co. His responsibilities include safety oversight, subcontracting, scheduling, resource management, cost tracking, value engineering, staff supervision, financial review and oversight, and construction project management. Erik’s expertise includes over 26 years in the heavy civil construction industry, including 10 years as a foreman and superintendent and over 12 years as a project manager on various types of construction projects. His experience includes public utility and roadway infrastructure construction, pipelines of all types and site developments such as retail centers and industrial and manufacturing facilities for both public and private sector clients. He specializes in highway and street construction and reconstruction, large diameter water and sewer distribution systems and other underground utilities, development of innovative construction techniques, management of complex, fast track construction projects, value engineering and client relations.

BILL KETCHUM

Operations Manager

Bill is the Operations Manager for Crestline Construction. His responsibilities include management of field operations, project construction oversight, subcontracting, estimating, safety oversight, scheduling personnel supervision, cost tracking and value engineering. Bill has a hands on approach to project implementation. He brings twenty years of experience in heavy civil contracting to the Crestline team. He specializes in water and sewer distribution systems, resource management and management of complex, fast track construction projects, value engineering and client relations.

KENNY KEMPF

Project Manager / Estimating / Equipment Dispatch

Kenny began his career working throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah in the paving industry, overseeing one of the largest portable hot plants in the region.
He has been working with Crestline since 1995. He began working as Crestline’s general superintendent for several years before moving his talents indoors to the estimating arena. Kenny currently splits his time between estimating, project management and equipment dispatch, making sure the right tools arrive at our projects at the right time.

ALAN EASLING

Field Engineer

Alan is a Project Engineer for Crestline Construction. His responsibilities include operation planning and management, scheduling, QA/QC/field engineering, material procurement, subcontract management, safety and environmental regulation, cost control and oversight, field supervision, and survey support. Alan has experience working on both the engineering and construction side of things, and he brings a variety of skills to the table. His background with large public works projects is paramount for keeping projects on schedule, on budget, and in compliance with the contract specifications.

GLENN RICHMOND

Field Engineer

Glenn began his career in the heavy civil construction industry at Crestline Construction in June of 2013. Before coming to Crestline he worked construction to pay for his education in several different fields including residential & commercial carpentry as a general laborer and foreman. During his time at Crestline he has filled many different roles as needed by the company including field engineer, superintendent, foreman, construction surveyor, operator and laborer. His responsibilities include subcontracting, field supervision, cost tracking, project management, GPS system management, erosion control & project safety.

NICK JACOB

Field Engineer

Nick is a Field Engineer for Crestline Construction. His responsibilities include operation planning and management, scheduling, QA/QC/field engineering, material procurement, subcontract management, safety and environmental regulation, cost control and oversight, field supervision, and survey support. He has experience working on both the engineering and construction side of things, and he brings a variety of skills to the table. His background with complicated public works projects is paramount for keeping projects on schedule, on budget, and in compliance with the contract specifications.

YANI VAIVODA

Chief Estimator

Yani is Project Manager and Estimator for Crestline Construction. His responsibilities include subcontracting, estimating, safety oversight, scheduling, cost tracking, value engineering, staff supervision, and construction project management. Yani has a hands on approach to project implementation. He brings sixteen years of experience in heavy civil contracting to the Crestline team, including over eight years as an equipment operator and foreman on numerous construction projects. He specializes in water and sewer distribution systems, resource management and management of complex, fast track construction projects, value engineering and client relations.

GREG JENSEN

Safety Director & Environmental Compliance Manager

Greg is the Safety Director and Environmental Compliance Manager for Crestline Construction. His responsibilities include developing training and programs to promote an effective company wide safety culture, collaborating with Supervisors and Foremen to ensure safe production that meets or exceeds OROSHA standards, and reporting directly to the owners and upper management regarding safety in the field. Greg also manages Crestline’s workers compensation claims and performs various other duties such as traffic control plans, jobsite preparation work or communications, as needed.

BOB WHITEFIELD

Shop Manager

Bob is the Shop Manager for Crestline Construction. He brings over 30 years of heavy equipment repair, truck repair and shop management to the Crestline Team. His responsibilities include scheduling of all equipment maintenance and repair, hiring and training of mechanics/shop assistants, programming of plasma cutting table, ordering of repair and stock parts and organization/maintenance of our shop and shop yard. Bob also maintains our fuel stock and fueling system including ordering and tracking of all required fuels and additives. He works closely with our field managers to ensure the equipment they need is ready and in top working condition.

About Us

field staff

Everything boils down to making things happen in a timely, safe manner in the field. That’s why we strive to retain the best field managers, operators and laborers in the Gorge. We’re proud to offer long-term, well-paid staff positions and to work with a consistent group of sub-contractors whom we know and trust.