Rank #1: James Jensen (Automated Logic Contracting Services Inc: A Carrier Corporation Company)
James Jensen a 1998 Ricks College graduate. He was one of the last graduating classes of Ricks College before becoming BYU-Idaho. He was able to intern with Greeley & Hansen Engineering in Chicago, Illinois. James went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and then a Master’s degree in Business from Lewis University. Since graduation, James has worked with Carrier Corporation moving all over the United States holding positions such as Project Manager, Area Manager and Business Manager. As of recent, James was Business Manager for the ALCS southwest field organization, a subsidiary of Carrier Corporation, who is a leading HVAC manufacturer and service organization. Recently he has been promoted to National Business Manager for ALCS Field Organization for all of North America.
Dec 07 2020
Rank #2: Austin Butler (Johnson Carlier: A Big-D Company)
Austin Butler, a 2019 Construction Management graduate. He was able to intern with both, Steed Construction in Boise, Idaho and Johnson Carlier in Tempe Arizona. After graduation, Austin has continued to work for Johnson Carlier as an estimator, which is a company owned by Big-D Construction.
Nov 30 2020
Rank #3: Rudy Puzey (Retired BYU-I Faculty Member)
Rudy Puzey attended Weber State University and graduated from Utah State University with a Master’s in Technology Education. He is a 4thgeneration builder from the Salt Lake City area and worked for 15 years in Logan, Utah as a General Contractor. In 1989, Brother Puzey was hired on by Rick’s College to start the Construction Management Program that was currently a 2-year carpentry program. The program started with 8 students and the goal was to transfer the students to BYU Provo’s 4-year CM program. From 2000 to 2004, Brother Puzey served as the Dean of Engineering during the time Rick’s College became BYU-Idaho. In 2008, Brother Puzey was called to Serve as the President of the Angles Philippines Mission and most recently, him and his wife have served as support missionaries in Mongolia.
Nov 19 2020
Rank #4: Leon Rogers (Retired BYU Faculty Member)
Leon Rogers graduated from Weber State College in 1978 with a degree in Psychology and from Utah State University with a degree in Industrial Technical Education with a minor in Spanish. In 1981, he received his Master’s in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Continuing his education, Leon received his PhD in Construction Management in 1989 from Texas A&M.
In 1981, he became an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University teaching Construction Management. In 1993, he became the President of Wayne Homes overseeing the entire construction company that built 70-75 homes per year. In 1995, Leon returned to Brigham Young University and become a Construction Management Professor teaching everything from Construction Safety to even Technical Writing. In 2004, he became President of Construction Management Associates working with over 50 clients nationwide.
Some of Leon’s achievements would include presenting over 500 national seminars about Construction Management, receiving the outstanding Educator Award, having two publications and being an author of 20 peer-reviewed articles.
Nov 09 2020
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Rank #5: Jerry North (University of Utah Health)
Jerry North is a 2007 Construction Management graduate. He was able to intern with both, Newmark Homes in Dallas, Texas and Jacobsen Construction Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. Once graduated from BYU-Idaho, Jerry started working for Jacobsen and served as a Project Manager, Project Engineer and an Estimator. After working for Jacobsen for 9 years, Jerry was hired as Director of Planning, Design, and Construction for University of Utah Health. A year later he was promoted to Senior Director of Facilities & Engineering & PDC, where he currently serves. In 2018, Jerry completed a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Outside of work, He volunteers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and serves on the Swiss Day’s Board as the QA/QC Representative in Midway, Utah.
Nov 02 2020
Rank #6: Geoff Nielson (NBW Architects)
Geoff Nielson is a 2011 Construction Management graduate. He was able to intern with both, NBW Architects as a drafter and EA Property Care as a project Manager. Once graduated from BYU-Idaho, Geoff started working on his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Idaho. He graduated in 2015 with a certificate in Bioregional Planning and Community Design. Since his last year in graduate school until today, Geoff has been working for NBW Architects and has become a co-owner and principal architect. A few of his achievements would include being a licensed architect in 6 states, a member of the NCARB, a member of the AIA, he is LEED accredited and has a few other construction/architecture recognitions.
Oct 26 2020
Rank #7: Andrew Gillett (McCarthy Building Companies)
Andrew Gillett is a 2009 Construction Management graduate. He was able to intern with Kiewit Corporation and then found himself working there after graduation. In 2011, Andrew relocated to Arizona to work for McCarthy Building Companies as an Estimator. Since being there, Andrew has traveled the U.S. working on projects from the ASU Bio design Institute, to the new Las Vegas Raiders Stadium to a $1 million dollar wrestling room at local high school in Arizona.
Oct 19 2020
Rank #8: Brian and Shannon Drees (Brightview Landscape & Oakwood Homes)
Brian and Shannon Drees are 2006 and 2007 BYU-I Construction Management graduates. They are married and went through the program together. While in school they got married, did two internships together with Pulte Homes and SMA Consulting in Florida. After they spent some time in Rexburg finishing up school, they decided to move to Las Vegas and immerse themselves in what they learned in school. Today, they live in Denver, Colorado still working and making an impact in the Construction Industry.
Oct 12 2020
Rank #9: Taylor Cardon (JB Henderson Construction)
Taylor Cardon is a 2009 BYU-Idaho Construction Management graduate. He was able to intern with both, Chapman Companies as he met with government officials collaborating about the needs of the area and SG Western Construction as a Field Supervisor at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Taylor moved around within a few companies before settling down with JB Henderson Construction back in 2011. He currently acts as a Project Manager that has worked on a verity of projects and has implement new processes and procedures for Project Management and Heavy Civil Work.
Sep 21 2020
Rank #10: Josh Miller (Swinerton Mass Timber)
Josh Miller is a 2018 BYU-Idaho Construction Management Graduate. He completed three internships before graduating. All three were done with Swinerton Builders in Portland, Oregon. After graduation, Josh was hired on by Swinerton Builders in their VDC Department working in the Mass Timber Division.
Jul 20 2020