Meet The Team


Project & Scheduling Department / Design & Engineering Department / Sales Department


One of the areas that set us apart is our team of specialists.  Their tenure, experience, and dedication is visible and we're sure your experience working with us will be second-to-none.   

Project & Scheduling Department


Consider us your in-house project manager.  Our integrated team tracks your project from order entry through to delivery and proactively comes to you with project updates and will always contact you to verify final deliveries.  



Aaron Nichols

Position: Branch Manager 

Experience: Aaron started with ABC as a summer helper in the shop in 1994, and after graduating college in 1998 started full time as a truss designer. Aaron worked his way up through design and sales and also managed both departments before taking over the branch in 2014.  

 

Kimberly Cook

Position: Batch Cut Coordinator

Experience: Kim rejoined the ABC team in 2015.  Prior to that she had 2 years of truss design experience with ABC in 2006 & 2007.

kim_Cook@trussabc.com

Direct: 715-895-9771 


Cory Monnier

Position: Operations Manager
Experience: Started in the shop as an assembler in 1993 and has been a Foreman and Manager for 15+ years.


Kay Fostvedt

Position: Administrative 

Experience: Joined ABC Truss in 1998.


Earl (Red) Grover

Position: Safety and Training Coordinator

Experience: "Red” has been part of the ABC Team since 1985  

Earl_grover@trussabc.com

Direct: 715-895-9743



Roxanne Nelson

Position: Dispatch Coordinator

Experience: Started with ABC in 1990.  Held positions in the front office and design before transitioning to dispatcher.


Jana Knapp

Position: City Desk
Experience: Joined ABC Truss in 1999.
Direct: 715-895-9721

 

Jen Black

 

Position: Recruiting Coordinator
Experience: Jen joined our team in February of 2016 as a production
assistant and has recently accepted the position as our full time 
recruiter.
Direct: 715-895-9769


Brian Robertson

 

Position: Operations Lead
Experience: Joined our ABC team in March of 2017. Brian has 20 yrs of
manufacturing experience in management, safety, and quality control.
Brian has also served our country as a member of the United States Army.
Direct: 715-895-9737



 




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Design & Engineering Department

Our in-house design and engineering specialists bring structural design direction and value engineering to your projects. We can save you time and valuable dollars in potential unneeded materials by optimizing your plan to ensure you have the most cost efficient truss system available. 



Shane Anders

Position: Truss Technician

Experience: Designing trusses since 2014.


Eric Anderson

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Started in the shop in 1994 and has been designing trusses since 2000.
Direct: 715-895-9734 


 Joe Antieau

Position: Customer Service/Truss Technician
Experience: Designing trusses since 2005.


Rick Bowers

Position: Order Checker/Truss Technician

Experience: Been in the design department since 1988.


Joel Breed

Position: Truss Technician Coordinator
Experience: Started in the shop in 1997 and has been designing trusses since 2004.



Derek Widiker 

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Started in the shop in 2004. Designing trusses since 2007.


Tom Ebler

PositionTruss Technician 
Experience: Designing trusses 2002.

 


Adam Gustafson

Position: Truss Technician
Experience:  Started in the shop in 2013 and has been designing trusses since 2014.


Jonathan Gustum

Position: Truss Technician  
Experience: Started in the shop in 2014 and has been designing trusses since 2015.
Direct: 715-895-9766


Brian Hanson

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Started in the shop in 1989 and has been designing trusses since 2000.
Direct: 715-895-9738



Corinne Hassemer

Position: Truss Technician

Experience: Started at City Desk in 1984 and has been designing trusses since 1991.


 John Henneman

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Started in the shop in 2012 and has been designing trusses since 2013.

 


Eric Hepfler

Position: Design Manager
Experience: Started as a Truss Technician 2005. Design Manager since 2013.


Donna Holder

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Worked at ABC Truss in Sharon, WI from 1996 - 2006. Has been designing trusses at ABC Truss in Chetek, WI since 2013.


Eric Holm 

Position: Truss Technician 
Experience: Has been in the truss industry since 1994. Designing trusses at ABC Truss since 2015.



Randy Toufar 

Position: Customer Service/Truss Technician
Experience: Started in the shop in 1982 Designing trusses since 1992.


Dustin Rhodes

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Started in the shop in 2008. Designing trusses since 2013.
Direct: 715-895-9761 

Chad Olson 

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Started in the shop in 2001 and then moved to the design department from 2005 to 2008. Left to do construction and then came back to the design department in 2016.



Jessiah Haas

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Started in the shop building roof trusses in 2003. In 2010 he moved to building floor trusses and then joined the design department in 2017.



Joe Toufar

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Designing trusses since 2016.




Josie Hoffman

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Did her internship with ABC Truss over the winter of 2016/2017 then joined the team full time in the spring of 2017.

Dan Kolonick

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Designing trusses since 2017.

Steve Anderson

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Designing trusses since 2016.

Derick LaBlonde

Position: Truss Technician
Experience: Designing trusses since 2016.



Sales Department

ABC Truss has a full team of dedicated outside sales representatives that are available to partner with you on your projects. Their focused support fosters strong relationships built on trust and result in a familiarity of your needs, projects, and processes. Our sales department is structured to save you time and money.  We work the way you work.



Chris Backhaus

Position: Sales
Experience: Started in 1999 in the design department. He has been a member of the sales staff since 2002.  


Dave Danielson

Position: Sales
Experience: Started building trusses in 1975. He started his career with ABC Truss in 1996 when he became a member of our sales staff.

 


Ben Erickson

Position: Sales
Experience: After graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth, Ben started his career in construction in 2001. He joined the ABC Team as a salesperson in 2015.
Direct: 612-616-5169 


Kevin (Gus) Gustafson

Position: Sales
Experience: Joined ABC Truss in 1979 and has held a variety of positions including builder, setup, sawyer, yardman, delivery driver and dispatcher. In 1991 Gus accepted a promotion into sales.


Rich Hamholm

Position: Sales
Experience: Started in the shop as a sawyer, yardman and assembler in 1998. In 2004 he joined the design department and since 2007 he’s worked as a member of the sales staff. 
Direct: 715-642-2266



Greg Johnson

Position: Sales
Experience: Started in the shop in 1986 moving to the yard a year later. He worked as a yard foreman until 2000 and then moved into the office as a truss designer. In 2004 Greg was promoted to our sales team. 


 Jon Lee

Position: Sales
Experience: Started building trusses in the shop in 1989. He went on to work in design and has been in sales since 1996.

 


Clint Miller

Position: Sales
Experience: Started working in the shop in 1992 while attending college. He was promoted to the design department in 1994 and since 2002 has been a member of the sales staff. 
Direct: 715-642-1579


Joe Murawski

Position: Sales
Experience: Started in the customer service department in 2004. In 2008 he became a member of the sales team and in January of 2015 was promoted to sales manager.


Frank Stepka

Position: Sales
Experience: Has worked in the construction industry since 1974. He joined ABC Truss in 1998 and has been member of our sales staff since.



Ryan Tietz

Position: Sales
Experience: Started working as summer help in the shop in 1996 while attending UW Stout. In 2001 he moved into design and also supported dispatch and sales. In 2015 Ryan was promoted to sales coordinator. 

Jeremy

Position: Sales
Experience: After graduating from St. Cloud State with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Jeremy started in the construction industry in 2003. He joined the ABC Truss Sales team in 2016. 

 
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