Meet Our Team

With more than 200 employees in peak season, our executive and senior leadership teams play a crucial role in maintaining the culture of Gerding Companies in each of the respective companies/divisions. As an employee-owned company, every employee is a valued stakeholder in our growth and success, and our leadership team is integral in pushing us forward daily.

Executive Team

Monte Smith

Chief Executive Officer,
Gerding Companies, Inc

Monte is an accredited Certified Management Accountant with more than 25 years of management and business operations experience in various industries. He is an expert fiscal manager who provides strong leadership and a keen ability to align financial operations with company strategy. Monte brings his business acumen, strategic mindset, and leadership capacity to the companies united under Gerding Companies as Chief Executive Officer. His charge is to continue growth initiatives and provide fiscal leadership while maintaining the company cohesiveness especially important in an employee-owned company.

Ryan McAlister

President, Gerding Builders

Ryan provides executive leadership and oversight to teams working on projects across multiple sectors, and is involved in every aspect of the operations of the company. Ryan is responsible for strategic planning, ongoing customer relations management and providing resources and solutions to meet the cost, quality, and schedule requirements of clients. He personally finalizes bid numbers, oversees weekly staff meetings, handles negotiations, monitors client satisfaction, and determines the management team for each project. His focus on pre-construction planning and broad oversight of complex projects from concept to completion allows him to utilize his vast experience to provide maximum positive impact on projects.

Meet the Gerding Builders Team

Nate Gerding

President, TGC Structural

With an in-depth understanding of field work combined with his estimating experience and formal education, Nate excels in the details of pre-construction; planning, value engineering, constructability reviews, and systems analysis. Nate has been involved in all phases of commercial construction since 1996. After attending college in Virginia at George Mason University, he moved to Oregon to work for T. Gerding Construction. Nate entered the Carpenters’ Apprenticeship Program and later attained Journeyman level. With advancements in the field, he was later transferred to the TGC home office in the estimating department, project management, Vice President, and then on to President.

Meet the TGC Structural team

Senior Leadership

Todd McIntyre

Vice President, Gerding Builders

With over 20 years of construction experience, Todd possesses experience in all phases of the construction process, from pre-construction and estimating to project management and close-out. Todd has extensive experience managing construction projects, and is an accomplished construction management professional with a successful track record leading the buildout of capital projects, commercial structures, and mixed-use facilities—in addition to serving in consulting and owner’s representative roles. Todd is recognized for his exceptional communication and team leadership skills, a comprehensive understanding of modern construction methods, and a consistent history of on-time, on-budget delivery.

Scott Staten

General Superintendent, Gerding Builders

Scott is one of Gerding Builders’ senior superintendents and is a primary asset to any project. He began his career with Gerding Builders in 1998 as a carpenter, quickly moving his way up the field as he excelled in problem-solving and communication. Scott has extensive knowledge of the trades and effective leadership skills, resolving complications before critical problems arise. His strong communication skills and schedule management techniques have been vital assets to the successful completion and owner satisfaction of complicated projects.

Brian Zeller

General Superintendent, TGC Structural

Brian is an organized and diligent construction leader with almost 30 years of experience, all of them with TGC Structural. He has managed a wide variety of construction including concrete walls/foundations, structural steel buildings, wood framed structures, and insulated concrete forms. Brian has supervised new construction and renovations as well as additions to occupied structures. He is conscientious in his management style around owners and the general public to communicate construction activities and minimize disruptions. Brian currently operates as the General Superintendent, providing oversight and support to all Superintendents and Foreman.

Jason Lewis

General Manager, Hughes Excavation

Jason Lewis has been in the construction industry for nearly two decades. Running heavy equipment is something he enjoys; bulldozers, excavators, front end wheel loaders, cranes, dump trucks, rock crushers, and more! Before coming to Hughes Excavation, he traveled frequently for work across the Northwest on dirt projects, railroad maintenance projects and train derailments, even getting to fly on a private jet to and from some of the bigger projects. During that time, he was part of cleaning up the biggest natural disaster in railroad history while working on the Frazier mudslide in 2008, an event published in Trains Magazine. He found much success in his former job, ranked as the #2 (out of 60!) Finish Equipment Operator in the company. Jason came to Hughes Excavation after deciding to settle down, grow his family, and spend more time with his sons.

Meet the Hughes Excavation Team

Corporate Employees

Jessica Dibble

Project Accountant

Melissa Fraizer

Staff Accountant

Andrea Hernandez

Project Accountant

Adrienne Hamada

Accounting Clerk

Delia Llinas

Office Manager

Connor McKinnon

Project Accountant
& IT Coordinator

Karen Olson

Executive Assistant

Roy Shawgo

Corporate Safety Manager

Michael Shults


Connor Smith

Project Accountant
& Payroll