Building Andersen's Future

Meet our Leadership Team


David Andersen

David Andersen

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 guides Andersen Construction’s overall vision as Chairman of the Board.

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Joel Andersen

Joel Andersen

Chief Executive Officer

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 Chief Executive Officer, directing the organization’s long-term vision and focus. 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

President & COO

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 first “non-Andersen” president. He is responsible for guiding our four regions and leading the company’s vision at all levels of decision-making. 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

Executive 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 operational consistency among Andersen’s four regions. Joel additionally oversees all aspects of managing the Washington Region in our Seattle office. Since joining Andersen in 2010, he has been instrumental in client relations, business development as well as business strategy implementation cross regionally. 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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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

Senior Vice President, Boise

Martin Cloe has 35 years of construction experience with 29 of those being with Andersen.  As Senior Vice President of Andersen’s Boise operation, he manages all facets of the business operations and continues to contribute at a corporate level with his vast knowledge and experience. 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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Brian Knudsen

Brian Knudsen

Vice President, Portland

Brian Knudsen grew up in construction and has a genuine feel for what it takes to be a builder. 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. 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, eventually serving as Andersen’s Chief Estimator for 18 years. His passion for details and team-first attitude is demonstrated in his new role, overseeing all Portland operations as Regional Vice President. With four children and one grandson, Brian appreciates Andersen’s family culture.

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Jack Rae

Jack Rae

Regional Vice President, Mid-Willamette Valley

Jack Rae has been with Andersen for 19 years, having started as a Project Engineer and working his way up to be the Senior Project Manager in charge of Andersen’s Oregon Sustaining Projects Division. Now based in Andersen’s Eugene office, he brings 29 years of widely varied construction experience and team leadership to support long term relationships with Andersen’s Mid-Willamette Valley clients. Jack oversees all operations within the Mid-Willamette Valley region in Oregon.

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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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