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Staff Category: Construction Management

Vince Hartzler

Vince began his career in construction in 1996 as a laborer for a commercial construction company where he worked on various aspects of a construction project from sitework to steel erection.

He graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in Construction Engineering Technology.  He took a position as a Project Manager/Estimator where he ran projects including grocery store renovations, schools and various government projects.

Vince returned to college taking classes in the evenings and earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance through Walsh University.  It was during this time that he focused his career on estimating.  He has been involved in the estimating of projects ranging from pre-engineered manufacturing facilities, offices, renovations, medical office facilities and multi-phase school district projects.

In 2016, Vince joined Simonson Construction Services, Inc. as part of our estimating department.  His education and experiences will be put to good use and we are excited to have him as a part of our team!

Dan Smith

Dan’s experience in construction began when he was facility and construction manager for Wil Research Laboratories in Ashland, Ohio. During their Facility Improvement Program in the early 1990’s, Dan oversaw the 13 million-dollar expansion program on behalf of Wil Research. This experience convinced Dan to pursue a career in the construction industry.

In 1997, Dan left Wil Research and joined Jennings and Churella Construction Company in Wellington, Ohio as a Project Manager. While at Jennings and Churella, Dan managed various commercial projects totaling more than 50 million dollars.

In 2000, Dan joined the Simonson Companies as a project manager in the Builders Division. His successful management of several large industrial projects proved that he had the skills Mr. Simonson was looking for to head up the management of the Excavation Division. In 2002, Dan became Senior Manager of the Excavation Division where he oversee’s all estimating, project management and scheduling activities. In 2004, he was promoted to Vice President and became a partner in the firm.

Chad Emmons

From an early age, Chad knew he wanted to be in construction and came to work part time for Simonson Construction Company in 1999. As a field laborer, he attended The Ohio State University and graduated in 2004 with a degree in construction.

In January 2005, he became assistant superintendent and quickly moved into the position of a field superintendent. Through all his hard work and dedication, Chad moved into the Project Manager position in April, 2017.

With a vast amount of experience from the field and his superintendent skills, he has a promising future and is an asset to Simonson Construction Services, Inc.

Mark Hawley

Mark’s construction experience began at a young age working for a family-owned business part-time through high school. Following high school he attended Ohio State University’s Agriculture Management, Associate Degree Program in 1987-1988. After completing the program and working in its related field for five years, in 1993, he returned to the Ashland area and started working full-time in the family contracting business.

In March of 1994, he joined Simonson Construction Services, Inc. as a finish carpenter. In the winter months of 1997 and 1998, Mark continued his education through evening classes at North Central Technical College in Mansfield, Ohio, studying business management and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). In January 1999, he accepted the promotion to job superintendent and was given the task of constructing our largest and most challenging residential project to date. In October 2001, Mark accepted the promotion to Project Manager.

With all of Mark’s experience in the field, his education, and superior management skills, he’ll only continue to improve in his current role as Project Manager.

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