Building Andersen's Future

Meet our Leadership Team


David Andersen

David Andersen

CEO & Chairman of the Board

David grew up around construction, working his teen years in the summer for the contracting business his father started in 1950. But, instead of heading for a construction job-site following high school he spent the next five years traveling the Northwest playing bass in a rock ‘n’ roll band. Realizing rock ‘n’ roll stardom wasn’t his calling; he enrolled at Oregon State University in the Construction Engineering Management Program (CEM). After graduating from OSU in 1980, he joined Andersen Construction full time. At that time Andersen was mainly an industrial and retail contractor. After becoming President in 1988, the business expanded into healthcare, high-tech, and multi-family housing markets, and today leads Andersen Construction as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.  

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Joel Andersen

Joel Andersen

President

As the grandson of Andersen’s founder, Joel Andersen has grown up with construction throughout his entire life. Joel’s passion and energy are contagious in his role as President. Inspired by the possible, he loves the process of construction because it elicits the very best of what a team can do working together. He respects the ability to take an empty site or abandoned building and transform a neighborhood or community, turning someone’s dream into reality in the process.

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Travis Baker

Travis Baker

Vice President

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Travis is a builder at heart and is most fulfilled by building relationships. Travis is passionate about Andersen’s people and our clients and strives for Andersen to deliver best-in-class projects every time, such that our clients would choose us again and again. Travis began his career with Andersen in 1999 and has served in several operations roles before becoming the Regional Vice President in Oregon in 2012. His current focus includes leading the Oregon business unit and developing long term organizational strategies that keep Andersen moving and growing in the right direction. Travis graduated from George Fox University in Newberg, OR with a B.A. in Business and holds a MBA in Management & Organizational Leadership.

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Joel Rohrs

Joel Rohrs

Vice President

Joel is driven to create high performing teams and is a passionate leader. His motivation comes from the feeling of a TEAM win or success. His 25 years in construction management has provided him the needed expertise to lead Andersen’s Washington Region while attending to core markets of healthcare, higher-education, hi-tech and housing. Since joining Andersen in 2010, he has been instrumental in client relations, business development as well as business strategy implementation cross regionally. He has been leading the Washington region of Andersen since 2012. Challenging the Status Quo and finding smarter, faster ways to achieve company and performance related goals, is what he is known for.

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Todd Duwe

Todd Duwe

Vice President

Todd Duwe doesn’t look at his role as Andersen Construction’s VP of Business Development as “sales”, but rather as a collaborator. 20 years of previous project management experience has taught Todd how to clue into a client’s goals and turn them into reality. His reputation of being genuine, along with his past construction management experience make Todd a natural fit for Andersen Construction. Whether it’s a large or small project, Todd values the customer experience and approaches every project as an opportunity to build a relationship.

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Kristina Ewing

Kristina Ewing

Controller

Kristina Ewing is a native Oregonian who started her career in retail management. After joining Andersen Construction in 2004 as an Accounts Payable Specialist, she has grown and advanced alongside the company. In her current role as Controller, she oversees the Assistant Controller, Accounting, and Payroll departments. Incorporating her customer service background, she strives to continuously improve her team’s attentiveness to the needs of the company and its partners.

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Brian Knudsen

Brian Knudsen

Chief Estimator

Brian Knudsen grew up in construction. On weekends as a child, he'd visit jobsites alongside his dad, a carpenter. Then throughout college, Brian worked summers framing houses and helping with remodels. Understanding this way of life has helped Brian since he joined Andersen Construction in 2000 as Chief Estimator. Brian has a genuine feel for what it takes to be a builder. After graduating from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Construction Engineering, Brian worked his way through Project Engineer, Project Manager and Project Estimator to become Vice President of Estimating at Andersen Construction. Brian’s passion for details and the analysis of a project during preconstruction - together with his team-first attitude, has helped Andersen’s preconstruction efforts. With four children and one grandson, Brian appreciates Andersen’s family culture.

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Bill Eckhardt

Bill Eckhardt

CFO

Bill began his career in 1985 as an auditor with a national accounting firm. In 1994, he joined Andersen as their CFO and since has been responsible for upholding strong financial management and accountability while providing timely, accurate, and reliable financial information and enhancing internal controls. Bill is committed to a high level of integrity and transparency for which Andersen is known. He enjoys the chance to combine accounting talents with his love for construction and is particularly grateful for the relationships made along the way. Bill is married with four daughters and holds a BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

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Martin Cloe

Martin Cloe

COO & Boise Regional Manager

Martin Cloe utilizes his past experience as a Project Engineer, Superintendent and Project Manager in his current role as the Vice President of Operations and Boise Regional Manager. After 35 years working in construction, Martin is still fascinated watching a structure rise from nothing into its final form. He has great respect for the process of building, from the perspective of every role. Martin is dedicated to ensuring all projects are completed successfully and safely. Growing up in the construction industry, Martin understands the value that comes from a team willing to do "whatever it takes" to meet a challenge. 

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Kimberly Gamble

Kimberly Gamble

Safety Director

Kimberly Gamble was hired by Andersen Construction in 1986 and now serves as the Safety & Health Director. Kimberly believes that safety on the job is more than just compliance with rules; safety and health is treating people as individuals who are worthy of our trust, our respect and a safe and healthy place of employment. She has always believed that employees of an organization deserve to be protected at work. She has had her CHST Certification since 1998. Kimberly serves as the co-chair of the Construction Industry Drug Free Workplace Program and the Oregon – Southern Idaho Laborers Training Trust; is a Board Member of the NW Laborers - Employers Cooperation Education Trust and is a member of the Oregon Laborers Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. She spends most of her free time attending her children’s sporting events or camping off the grid.

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Vicky Elkin

Vicky Elkin

Risk Manager

Vicky Elkin brings nearly two decades of litigation experience to Andersen in her current role as Corporate Risk Manager. Vicky represents and directs the representation of Andersen in all legal matters. She advises Senior Management on issues of policy and procedure, supports the Project Management Teams, and works to mitigate company risk. Andersen’s Core Value “We Take Responsibility” drives Vicky in her role, as Andersen not only takes responsibility as a company but expects its employees to do the same. Beyond her commitment to continuing education and maintaining current industry legal knowledge, Vicky is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, state and local bar associations in Idaho and Oregon, National Safety Council, and the National Association of Women in Construction. After growing up on a 3rd generation farm in Idaho, Vicky attended University of Idaho College of Law for her legal education.

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