Our Team

Our Team

Scott Umhoefer

President
Scott was born and raised in North Mankato, MN, "which was and is a great place to grow up in," he states. He and his wife Kim have been married since 1979. They have three sons and one grandson. Two of their sons work for RWC. Scott enjoyed being a volunteer fireman with the City of North Mankato for 21 years. He's been in the construction industry for 30 years, starting with RWC in April 1998 as Project Manager. In 2004 he became President and co-owner. "Working for this company has been very rewarding. I've had the honor to work with so many talented coworkers, trades people, designers, and owners. I have many interests and hobbies including woodworking, playing the guitar, spending time outdoors, and staying at our cabin. Life is never boring!"

Jeremy Hatlevig

Vice-President of Operations
Jeremy was born and raised in Winona, MN, by parents Don and Barb Hatlevig, and he has two older sisters, Heidi and Amy. He graduated from Winona Senior High School in 1999. Jeremy moved to Mankato in 1999 to attend Mankato State University where he studied Construction Management at MSU and Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management in 2003. In May of 2003, Jeremy started an internship at R.W. Carlstrom and accepted a full-time position as a project manager soon after. In 2011 he became Vice-President of Operations. Married to his wife Kelsie since in 2004, they have four children including three boys-Dylan, Jackson, and Cameron, and one girl-Avery. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports with his children, running a commercial lawn care business on the side, collecting John Deere two-cylinder tractors, woodworking, and watching the Minnesota Vikings.

Dan Gjerde

Project Manager/Estimator
After graduating from Mankato State College in 1975, Dan worked for a steel supplier as their fabrication manager until 2003. In February 2003, he joined Robert W. Carlstrom Co. as a Project Manager/Estimator. He and his wife have two grown children and five grandchildren. In Dan's spare time, he enjoys boating, water skiing, fishing, pheasant and deer hunting, traveling, and scuba diving.

Danny Umhoefer

Project Manager / Estimator
Danny has been with RW Carlstrom full-time since 2007 as a Project Manager and Estimator. He works on building relationships with all different kinds of owners and stakeholders and helping them with all of their construction needs from the conceptual stages of a project to the completion of each project. Some of the things he enjoys most about the company is RWC's commitment to integrity, honesty, quality craftsmanship, and timely completion of the projects undertaken. Danny's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in Business Management from Augsburg College and a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Construction Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Danny grew up in North Mankato and currently lives there with his fiance Ashley. In his free time he enjoys coaching youth hockey for MAHA, playing recreational sports (hockey, softball, and volleyball), and spending time with family and friends.

Keith Haff

Project Manager
Keith has lived in the Mankato area for the last 30 plus years and was previously employed with I & S Engineering and Paulsen Architects. His responsibilities at RW Carlstrom are to provide simple plans for pricing purposes as well as detailing for structural fabrication. Keith is also a Project Manager involved with estimating, takeoff, scheduling, and helping with the Safety Committee.

Chris Huck

Estimator/Project Manager
Chris started in residential construction in 1990 and in commercial construction in 1999. He is a graduate of Mankato Technical College in Architectural Drafting. He estimates and manages multiple small and large projects at Mayo in Mankato and surrounding clinics. Chris processes these orders meeting time lines and budget.

Eric Baarts

Estimator/Project Manager
Eric was hired in 2005 as a Project Manager/Estimator. After a brief absence, he rejoined our company in 2016. He is valued by our firm for his meticulous approach to projects, whether they be small remodels or complex additions.

Nicholas Guentzel

Assistant Project Manager
Nick is a lifelong resident of the Southern Minnesota area with a background in building maintenance and construction. Since he was young, the sounds of construction set his disposition and passion, leading him to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management from Minnesota State University-Mankato. In Nick's free time he enjoys skiing, fishing, and playing foosball.

Bob Umhoefer

Safety Director
Bob has been with RWC since 2005, starting as a carpenter and moving to full-time Safety Director in 2014. As Safety Director, he ensures that all workers on site are in compliance with our safety policy and procedures. With Bob's experience in the field, the transition to overseeing the safety of our sites has been a natural fit.

Keith Furst

Superintendent
Keith is a lifelong resident of Mankato, married and has two children attending college. He graduated from Mankato West High School and South Central College, Faribault, in the Carpentry and Cabinetry program. Keith started his career in the field in 1987 as a carpenter, working in commercial carpentry. He joined RWC in 2003 and has been primarily located in healthcare facilities since 2006 coordinating and supervising multiple projects.

Keith Pankratz

Superintendent
Keith is a 1993 graduate of Butterfield-Odin High School. He also attended South Central College, Mankato, where he was enrolled in the machine tool careers program. Metal machining and fabrication is something he has always enjoyed and still does in his spare time. In July of 2000, Keith decided to go into commercial construction as a carpenter. He has been part of a wide variety of building and remodeling projects including hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes, retail business buildings, and manufacturing plants. He joined the RWC team in December 2015.

Chad Amundson

Superintendent
Chad has been with RWC since 1994 and has a 2-year degree in Carpentry and Cabinet Making from South Central Technical College. From the time the first shovel goes in the ground to the time when the keys are handed over to the owner, he operates the job site and supervises the subcontractors. Chad works to keep an efficient and clean job site working with the owners, architects, engineers, and project managers to get the job to the finish line! He has a wife and two daughters and enjoys skiing, camping, grilling, and home brewing.

Tim Domeier

Construction Manager/ Lead Superintendent
Tim has been involved in the construction industry for his entire working career and has been a Construction Manager/Superintendent with RWC since 2008. Tim has received education and training in OSHA and safety classes, supervisory programs, and various construction-related courses.

Matt Walker

Superintendent
Matt was born and raised in Faribault where he attended South Central College and received his Carpentry and Cabinet Making 2 year certificate. He now resides in Owatonna with his family. Matt has worked in all areas of commercial construction since 2005. As a Superintendent with RWC since 2014, he oversees the project throughout all phases of work including managing the schedule, ordering materials, working through change orders, and other tasks to ensure the project meets the needs of the customer.

Bob DeGezelle

Superintendent
With an extensive commercial/industrial background in project supervision and management, Bob has delivered projects from $1M to $100M to the owner, on time and on budget with no loss-time accidents and no OSHA violations, using a variety of approaches including Best Value, Design/Build, and CM at Risk. Responsibilities have included the field coordination, scheduling, documentation, and the job site safety and management of multiple work operations and crews for such projects as the Prime Pork Project, Windom, MN, and the Heartland Ethanol Plant, Winthrop, MN; both of which were very high risk and demanding projects.
His wife, Laurie, and he are long-time residents of Mankato. They enjoy their grand kids, camping, fishing, and spending their time together.


Kirby Loewen

Superintendent
Kirby graduated from Butterfield High School. After high school, he went on to study carpentry at Southwestern Technical College in Jackson, MN. He is currently a job superintendent at RW Carlstrom where he has worked since 1995. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sara, and his daughter, Hannah.

Timothy Clabo

Superintendent
Born in Hutchinson, Tim is Minnesotan through and through. "After enduring the hot summers, winter couldn't come soon enough," he says. "Then once winter hits, I can't wait for summer." Tim spends most of his free time camping, boating, activities with family, or playing in the shop. He has been with RWC since October 2004 and a Superintendent since 2013. He spends most of his work days at Kraft Foods in New Ulm with a few other jobs in between. Tim takes great pride in the completion of every project and looks forward to the excitement of the next.
Brent started with RWC as a laborer and apprentice operator eventually running equipment full-time and becoming a member of the local 49ers. He then joined the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). Brent currently runs the day-to-day operations of the warehouse division which includes maintaining and delivery of all trailers and equipment to various jobs, equipment purchasing, and crane rentals. He is also a Safety Committee member. In his free time, he enjoys spending time on the water in the boat or sitting in a fish house on the ice, fishing for whatever is biting. He also likes chasing pheasants in a field with his dogs and building various projects at home in the shop!

Rachel Dent

Business Manager
Rachel has been with RWC since 2001 starting out as a Marketing/Project Coordinator and then moving through the roles of Project Assistant, Administrative Assistant, and now Business Manager since 2012. She previously worked for a concrete contractor and an electric motor shop. Rachel currently lives in St. Peter with her husband and kids and enjoys anything outdoorsy- hiking, camping, biking, and rollerblading.

Lori Meyer

Accounts Payable/Administrative Assistant
Lori has lived in Southern Minnesota her entire life. She has worked in Accounts Payable in the construction industry since 1999 and joined R.W. Carlstrom in 2011. Along with her accounting duties, she does a variety of office and administrative tasks. She is also the front desk receptionist, so if you come and visit or call our office, she will be the one to greet you.

Megan Murphy

Payroll/Project Assistant
Megan was born and raised in Mankato. After graduating from high school, she went to the College of St. Benedict, majoring in Communications. Since then, she has worked in quite a few different areas giving her the experience needed for her position with RWC when she was hired in 2011. She enters and processes payroll, tracks equipment usage, and assists project managers with contracts, submittals, change orders, and other required paperwork typically for state or federally-funded projects.

Stacey Williams

Human Resources/Administrative Assistant
Stacey is a lifelong resident of the Southern Minnesota area with a background in real estate, sales, marketing, business ownership & administration. She is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Human Resources. She joined RWC in November 2017 to fulfill the role of Human Resources and also as an administrative assistant. She and her husband have three children and one grandson and she enjoys traveling.