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.
Adam started his journey in renewable engergy in 2014. He’s been on a total of 18 projects since then. Eleven (11) solar and seven (7) wind. He has done many different tasks, ran many different pieces of machineray and has ran projects with up to 150 men and women in all facets of construction. He was a tower climber and has had the pleasure and opportunity to be able to learn and run a ROC T-15 and ROC D-65 drill rigs. He has over seen both DC and AC trenching and cable installation. In 2017 he received his NCCCO R/T Craine certification.
Out of everything he has learned over the years he says safety is the most important. He enjoys being able to share th knowledge he has obatined over the years with employees and fellow co-workers. But safety will always be his number one priority.