Our Team

  • Tim Schowalter

    President & Chief Executive Officer
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    Tim is the President & CEO of Pioneer Construction. Since 1995, Tim has been personally involved with construction administration for projects exceeding $500 million in volume. Tim’s extensive construction experience, industry knowledge, and unique approach to servant leadership is respected throughout the organization and community.

  • Randy Zandbergen

    Chief Financial Officer
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    As the Chief Financial Officer for Pioneer Construction, Randy is responsible for managing risk, financial planning, data analysis and reporting. Randy has been with Pioneer since 1985 and served as President from 2001-2004. He also represents Pioneer in our community including a professorship in accounting at Grace Bible College.

  • Larry Huebner

    Vice President of Field Operations
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    Larry has been with Pioneer since 1976 and serves as Vice President of Field Operations. In this capacity, Larry oversees  human and equipment resource allocation to ensure every project is completed on-time and in-budget. His extensive construction experience lends a guiding hand for means and methods analysis and constructability reviews.

  • Chris Beckering

    Executive Vice President
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    As Executive Vice President, Chris is responsible for developing, driving, and implementing corporate strategy for Pioneer Construction, including developing new and existing client relationships, oversight of Information Technology, and identifying and implementing strategic business partnerships. Chris re-joined Pioneer Construction in 2009, following a successful career in the commercial real estate development and brokerage arena in West Michigan.

  • Scott Veine, LEED AP

    Vice President and Senior Project Manager
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    As Vice President and Senior Project Manager, Scott’s responsibilities include pre-construction, bid scope set-ups, pre-qualification of subcontractors, and communication conduit amongst the OAC team. Scott has the ability to efficiently organize the flow of information on projects with multiple phases and high degrees of complexity. His straight forward management approach allows him to provide effective leadership, directing the efforts and focus of the project team. His direct involvement assures that the full resources of his firm are dedicated to this project.

  • Paul Bergsma, LEED AP

    Vice President of Estimating and Pre-Construction
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    As Vice President of Estimating and Pre-Construction Services, Paul oversees all of  Pioneer's pre-construction activities, as well as acting as the primary estimator on multiple projects.  Paul has the experience to provide accurate budget estimates and hard dollar quotes for complex projects, and to advise on all aspects of project planning. These include Value Engineering, work sequencing, phasing, critical path scheduling, quality control, and comparative cost analysis of assemblies and systems.  Paul has worked in the construction industry since 1976.

  • Jason Gibbs

    Vice President of Business Development
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    Jason Gibbs joined the Pioneer Construction team in 2014 with over a decade of commercial construction business development experience. Jason comes from a long line of builders within his family. Jason began working with his father on both residential and commercial projects at an early age and his passion for working in the construction industry has been his vehicle to success. Jason is a single source for our clients assisting in tenant relations, design development, financing and development. Having worked with many different disciplines from industrial to medical and office to retail his access to clients and resources allows for a smooth and seamless pre-construction process.

  • Doug Sparling

    Vice President - Pioneer Erectors
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    Doug is the VP of Pioneer Erectors, and has been with Pioneer Construction since 1977. He manages all aspects of structural steel, pre-engineered metal, and pre-cast concrete erection services. His vast construction experience and logistical ability is critical to ensuring safe and timely delivery of every structure.

  • Mike Bouman, LEED AP

    Vice President of Design and Engineering
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    Mike Bouman leads Pioneer’s Architectural and Engineering Services Team. Mike is a LEED Accredited Professional, Professional Engineer, and graduate of the Structural Engineering program at Michigan Technological University. Mike provides shop drawing and submittal review for our project teams and also serves as Lead Architect on our Design/Build projects.

  • Chris Smith

    Director of Safety
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    Chris joined the Pioneer team in 2016 with a proven track record in commercial construction safety.  Chris oversees the development, implementation, and effectiveness of our corporate safety program.