Dave began his career as a laborer in 1988. His first project was working on a 180-mile railroad right of way project for Sprint. He was hired as a laborer and finished the job as a foreman. Dave spent several years traveling, doing long line fiber for AT&T and other major carriers and then hired on with Volt out of Silverton, OR as a plow foreman for the Contel unit contract.
One year later Dave transferred to NORAM to accept a plow foreman position on the GTE contract in Northern Idaho. He continued his career and over time managed multi-million dollar projects throughout the West & became Operations Manager of the Inland Northwest Division. After the sale of NORAM, Dave took a position with USI as a project manager and traveled throughout the west on fiber and copper projects as a project manager. Dave formed DerMac Construction in 2006, placing aerial and buried utilities and maintained his position there as VP while working as a sub-contractor for Robinson Brothers Construction. His relationship with RBC evolved into Dave becoming a full-time employee at RBC in 2013. Dave currently works in the capacity of Senior Project Manager and oversees large projects in Alaska and the NW.
In 2008, Joe Bergren brought his safety-first mentality to Robinson Brothers Construction, excited to join a team of professionals who shared experiences similar to his own. As the company’s employee safety certification instructor, he handles inspections and all aspects of safe work operations. Joe’s also been involved with many of RBC’s wind farm projects in the western United States, overseeing safety regulation compliance, accident investigations, and quality control.
William McCoy came to Robinson Brothers Construction in 1997 to oversee the company’s projects in southwest Washington. His family’s history in construction and a path for advancement led him to a career in the industry. He looks forward to the unique challenges of each build and opportunities to travel to different parts of the country for work.
Project Manager – Renewable Energy Division
Glen started his career in 1995 with a rural water supply company running back hoes, digging trenches, installing water mains and backfilling ditches. After 2 years he moved on to start his own business doing the samething including septic systems and waste water mainlines for the next 11 years. In 2009 he went back home to Texas and began running dozers and excavators building ponds and small lakes for 6 years. He then went back on the road to work for RES Americas and when RES started doing solar energy, he moved to their solar projects where he managed collections and civil teams. He was then hired by Cash Construction, owned by Mastec, to help build and manage collections/cable divisions that was subcontracting for Wanzek wind and solar projects. Currently he is RBC’s Project Manager for the Renewable (Wind and Solar) branch.
Toland Severson joined Robinson Brothers Construction’s project controls and scheduling group in 2013. His responsibilities include managing risk assessment and PM training. Toland’s education and his ability to master various project software are critical to our project scheduling and tracking processes. He’s found that RBC’s team mentality and dedication match its reputation, and he’s excited for the company’s future.
Don came to Robinson Brothers Construction in 2018, with over 40 years’ experience in the OSP construction industry, including 3 (three) years in Texas and Oklahoma working as a welder/pipe fitter on gas and oil rigs. He has worked as a laborer, equipment operator, construction foreman, estimator, and project manager during these past 40 years. He has also estimated and managed HDD projects for the oil and gas pipeline industry. He has managed multiple large scale projects while training employees to develop their skills.
John started in utility construction in 1986 working with Henkel’s & McCoy as a laborer and then up to foreman. There he operated drop plows, backhoes, CAT plows, 600 & 800 Vermeer Track Rock-Saws and trenchers. Most of his time with Henkel’s & McCoy, he worked for GTE, Pacific Northwest Bell and CP National.
He met his wife in 1990 and they started their family in 1992. 1992 he also started working with XL-Cable as a foreman and worked up to supervisor. As a supervisor he was involved in rebuilding TV plants in Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, Grants Pass areas. In 2002 he took over managing the Southern Oregon/Northern California area where he started a maintenance contract with TCI Communication, FCI Communications, Charter Communications. When XL-Cable shut their doors in 2017, John came to work for Robinson Brothers Construction as an area manager. He in turn hired his crew back and has built up the Medford area.
In 2003 Hope started working with Volt Telecommunications Group where she managed and coordinated the operations for telecommunications construction and maintenance for over 5 (five) northwestern states and 2 (two) Canadian providences. She oversaw over 100 personnel, created, and implemented critical business processes as well as labor relations. She also managed back-office support staff for both finance and human resources, worked closely with corporate concerning strategic direction on RFP responses and contract management.
In 2015, Hope joined Robinson Brothers Construction as a project manager assistant doing billing and currently runs our contract for the San Juan Islands placing and splicing aerial and buried utilities. She also assists senior management with large projects across Washington and Idaho.