Steve earned his B.S. in Business with a Finance concentration and a minor in Construction Management from Colorado State University in 1982. He spent many years working as an Estimator, Project Engineer and Project Manager for a general contractor who brought him to Iowa in 1988 to build the 801 Grand tower. After taking on the role of Project Manager for Swanson Gentleman, Inc. in 1990, he purchased part of their assets and started Skold Construction Services in 1992. Throughout his years, Steve has been very active in the Construction community; serving on the boards of numerous organizations, including Master Builders of Iowa and the Iowa Construction Specifications Institute. In his spare time Steve enjoys traveling, and spending time with his wife, Sue, and twin daughters.
Sue is responsible for the administrative functions for all of our office locations; including contract documents, human resources and financial management. Her incredible organizational skills are the glue that keeps our offices together and running smoothly. After a long day at office, Sue looks forward to curling up on the couch with a good book and a glass wine. In the rare instance she chooses to take time away from the office, Sue takes full advantage of it with her husband, Steve, and twin daughters, Megan and Laura. Traveling to places like Ireland, Spain and Africa, Sue is always up for the next adventure!
Part Rockstar and part Bookkeeper, Shanna has been keeping the Skold staff organized, upbeat and moving at the speed of light since 2006! She is that smiling face you are greeted with when you come through our front door and that happy voice on the other end of your phone call. In her free time she loves motorcycle rides, reading, camping and simply enjoying life with her family and friends. With her bubbly, outgoing personality, it’s no surprise Shanna’s favorite day of the year is St. Patrick’s Day. Getting all decked out in green attire, watching the parade and sipping on some green beers – Does life get any better?
Simply put, Kelli is detailed and organized. She excels in listening and communicating with architects, owners and general contractors to help design and build the projects they desire. Whether it’s reviewing plans, consulting on a project or visiting a jobsite, Kelli enjoys being involved in all phases of the design and construction processes. Earning her degree in Marketing from Buena Vista University, Kelli has experience in all phases of marketing, sales, business planning and strategy execution. Actively involved in the architectural and construction communities, Kelli is the AIA Allied Director, on the board of the Central Iowa Construction Specification Institute, and is an active member of both Master Builders of Iowa and the Design-Build Institute of America. When she’s not in the office, Kelli enjoys boating, traveling and spending time with her husband, Luke, and two children, Brooklyn and Aiden.
Deb’s love of traveling makes her the perfect Sales Associate for Skold. She spends her days traveling throughout the Midwest visiting General Contractors and Architects. Although most of her days are spent on the road, she still manages to squeeze in Zumba, Yoga, knitting and a good game of golf whenever possible. One interesting fact that most people don’t know about Deb is that she has her motorcycle license. Deb and her husband, Steve, have seven children – Risa, Brent, Cara, Brianna, Jennifer, Rebecca and Molly. In addition to her large family, Deb has two cats, Scout and Jem. It’s hard to imagine Deb having a moment of free time; but when she does, her true passion is remodeling homes.
When Jon took a part-time summer job mixing epoxy floors for us in 2006 he never imagined he’d eventually become an Estimator/Project Manager for Skold Door Company. Jon is our resident specialty door guru. If you’ve got an open space you need to close off, Jon’s your guy. Earning his B.A. from Iowa State University, Jon is one of the many Cyclone fans here at Skold. Jon spends his free time with his wife, Jesse, his daughter and his yellow lab, Aris, and enjoys running, fly fishing and traveling to his favorite place on earth, Colorado. Jon is also known to brew a pretty mean beer and will never turn down a good IPA.
Brett is excited to be back in the construction industry after a six year break working in transportation. From operable walls to sectional doors. Brett manages the service crew that is available to service your doors 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Although he graduated from Simpson College, Brett is an avid Hawkeye fan – never missing an opportunity to attend a Hawkeye football game. With four kids – Jaxon, Kaia, Kwyn and Kacyn – Brett and his wife, Melissa, don’t know the meaning of down-time. When he’s not at one of his kids’ sporting activities, Brett can be found riding bikes, boating or showing off his cooking skills.
While earning his degree in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University, Shamus joined our team as a summer intern and we’ve been stuck with him ever since! Now as the Vice President of Skold Construction Services and Skold Specialty Contracting, Shamus has extensive knowledge on both floors and doors; making him a valuable resource for Owners, Contractors and Architects. An Iowa farm boy at heart, Shamus still has a passion for helping out with extended families’ farms and raising, riding and showing horses. When Shamus isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, and three children, Colten, Gracie and Ross.
With over 30 years of construction, industrial maintenance, pharmaceutical plant operations and industrial supervisory experience, Jeff is an invaluable asset to our team. On any given day, Jeff can be found on a jobsite supervising Skold Construction field operations – from gypcrete to polished concrete. Outside of work he enjoys competing in BBQ competitions with his father, hunting, fishing and camping with his wife, Melissa, and good friends. Jeff has two children, Heather and Tyler, along with a German Shepard, Sully.
Originally from Eastern Iowa, Jason is a die-hard Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan. After earning his degree from the University of Iowa in Management Information Systems, Jason quickly knew corporate America wasn’t for him. He entered the construction industry in 1998 and hasn’t looked back since. When it comes to floor coatings, caulking or grouting, Jason’s got you covered. It’s a safe bet Jason will be the first person in the office every morning – usually before the sun comes up - but come Friday afternoon, he’s ready to get his boat out and fish in the next walleye tournament. When he’s not tournament walleye fishing, he spends his weekends with his wife, Rebecca, and daughter, Emma, at their cottage on the Mississippi River.
After nearly 30 years of coating floors, in 2007 Scott sold his company and moved with his wife, Lisa, and dog, Ziggy, to Breckenridge, Colorado. His five year Colorado adventure included jeeping, ATV riding, hiking, camping and fishing. Now, back in Des Moines and closer to their kids, Tom and Katey, Scott is lending his floor coating expertise to Skold Commercial Contracting.
Since joining our team in 1999, Kelly has had one goal: Make every client’s project look good and perform great. From caulking to grouting to epoxy floors, Kelly spends his time on the jobsite making sure we’re consistently exceeding our clients’ expectations. When not on the jobsite, Kelly can be found working on his farm, hunting or spending time with his wife and three children.
A native of Northwest Iowa, Mitch now manages our office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Like many other Skold employees, Mitch started with us as an intern while earning his Construction Engineering degree from Iowa State University. Throughout his years at Skold, Mitch has become an expert in both floor underlayments and specialty doors. When not working, Mitch can be found officiating football, coaching, grilling and spending time with his wife and children. Fun fact about Mitch: he holds the 100 meter dash record at Pocahontas Area High School!
Native to Minnesota, Craig was the perfect fit to run our Rogers, Minnesota office. In true Minnesotan fashion, he has a passion for hockey – so much so that he played junior hockey in West Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland. Craig has a B.S. in Management from St. John’s University and has been in the construction industry since 1998. He and his wife, Wendy, have three children, Quinten, Mikalyn and Carsten. When not working, Craig enjoys hunting, fishing, sports and traveling.
Gavin is a graduate of South Dakota State University, earning his B.S. in Construction Management. Assisting both the South Dakota and Minnesota offices has given Gavin the opportunity to learn about both floor underlayments and specialty doors. Outside of work, Gavin enjoys hunting, riding snowmobiles and motorcycles, shooting his bow, camping and hiking. A fun fact about Gavin is that at the young age of 12, he backpacked 40 miles through the Grand Teton Mountains with his parents and older brother.