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.
Duane Schoeneck started at Robinson Brothers Construction in 2016, managing its crews and the financial responsibilities of its shop. He takes pride in his team’s work and seeing RBC’s finished projects. Duane’s telecommunications career started in 1999 and spans both telephone and cable; he also did restoration work after Hurricane Floyd hit North Carolina. Duane enjoys building in his spare time, too, as well as camping, hiking, fishing and hunting.
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.
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.