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?
John spent 24 years in the printing industry, specializing in Financials and Human Resources, prior to joining Skold Companies in 2021. John is married to his wife, Jenny, and they have 2 grown children. In his free time, John enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, and Iowa Hawkeye Football.
After receiving her A.A.S. from DMACC, Angie worked in accounting for a few different companies. Prior to landing at Skold in 2017, Angie worked for Hy-Vee, Artcraft Inc., and Millennium Therapy. She’s worked with numbers in all sorts of industries; with Skold being her first experience in the construction industry. She has two sons and a dog named Nash. When she is not working, she loves the outdoors— hiking and camping are two of her favorite activities. Angie also enjoys going to concerts in her free time; because after all, live music sounds the best!
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.
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 daughters and 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.
Upon receiving his BS in Business Management from Kirkwood Community College, Levi joined our team as an Assistant Project Manager/Estimator in 2018. Spending his first year in the field learning how to install doors and finish epoxy floors gives Levi an advantage when estimating and managing jobs. Lucky for Levi, we have a pet-friendly office that allows him to bring his black labradoodle, Archie, to work with him on occasion. Levi enjoys spending his free time playing slow-pitch softball, fishing, going to Chicago Cubs games and enjoying the outdoors.
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.
Brian earned his B.A. in Fine Art with an emphasis in Woodworking and Metalworking from Iowa State University. After spending nearly three years as a jeweler, Brian decided to make the move to sales. From selling beer to selling residential windows, Brian has spent the bulk of his career on the road talking to customers. When he’s not talking to customers about our specialty door service offerings, Brian enjoys spending time with his German Shorthair, Kona, as well as hunting, woodworking, sports and being outdoors.
Prior to graduating from Drake University, Isaac began his career at Skold as a Marketing & Sales intern. Upon graduation, Isaac was hired full-time as a Project Engineer for Skold Door Company. When he’s not working, Isaac enjoys baseball, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
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 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.
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.
Ken joined our Skold Specialty Contracting Minnesota office in August of 2019. As a resident of Minnesota, it is his second nature to root for the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings. Ken likes hiking and biking in the great outdoors. He loves to fish on quiet lakes, which are bountiful in his state. To top off all these outdoor activities, he enjoys campfires on summer evenings. Ken also likes to travel and spend time with his two daughters, Ellie and Jules. Ken enjoys the diverse set of tasks within his job and how each day brings a new activity. A fun fact about Ken is that he used to be taller, but as we grow older, life tends to take a couple inches of our height back from us.