Vice President – Southwest & Rocky Mountain Regions
Brian was introduced into the construction industry in 1975 working on footings and foundations for residential homes and light commercial buildings located in and around Salt Lake City. In 1982 he was approached by the Brown Steel Company and offered a position in the concrete reinforcing industry. In 1987 Brian became a manager for the California division of Brown Steel Co., overseeing rebar installation for projects in Northern & Southern California.
In 1989 Brian went to work for Boman & Kemp Rebar in Ogden, Utah as an operations manager, and became the responsible managing employee for both the Reinforcing and Structural Steel divisions. His primary responsibilities included sales and installation of reinforcing steel.
In July of 2004 Brian accepted a management position with JD Steel Company as their southwest regional manager in Phoenix, AZ and quickly relocated his family to Mesa, AZ where he began managing JD Steel’s rebar operations in Arizona, Southern California and New Mexico.
J.D. Steel working together with Contractors, Concrete Companies and Fabricators has developed one of the premier rebar placing companies in the Southwest.
Started in the construction industry back in 1998 with Kenny Seng construction in Utah. Started as a laborer and in the few years with Kenny Seng, then I moved my way up as a concrete finisher. Kenny Seng tie up all their own reinforcing on their projects which is where I received my introduction to reinforcing.
2000, moved to Las Vegas, NV to Join Local 416 Ironworkers. Started as an apprentice for Steel Engineers and graduated from the local 416 apprenticeship in 2003, after receiving my JIW had a brief period working as a Journeyman Ironworker (3 months) until I moved into the position of Foreman and the 1st project I ran was a middle School. While being a foreman for Steel Engineers I had the pleasure of working on bridges for several years. Do to my experience I ran all the bridges that were constructed inside City Center off the Las Vegas Strip. I also worked on the Aria tower and the 2 Veer Tows that were engineered and constructed to cross each other to form a X. I also worked on the Hoover Dam Bypass which was a once in a lifetime project. Towards 2010 Las Vegas started to slow down quite a bit and 2 years prior Steel Engineers sold out to Harris Rebar that has its own placing decision along with fabricating their own bar for the field. Due to Las Vegas slowing down Troy Moved back to Utah where he was originally from.
Once up in Utah Troy was lucky to come across JD Steel Rocky Mt Region where I was hired on as a foreman. I worked on several projects on the road for the most part for JD Steel until 2015 when I became the Field Superintendent for 2 years. In 2017 I was brought over to be a Project Manager until the middle of 2018. 2018 I was moved back to be the Field superintendent again for the Rocky Mt Region with the help of Bayron Escobar and Valente Sandoval to run the area.
Wendy joined the JD Steel team in June of 2016 after 14 years as a case manager and licensed private probation provider for the state of Utah. She made the decision to change career paths and take on new challenges in the field of construction administration. She currently oversees the operations and functions of the Rocky Mountain Regional office. Her experience handling large caseloads with a wide variety of associated tasks has been invaluable experience in her current position. She is eager to continue learning and growing with the JD Steel team.
Natalie has been part of the JD Steel team since November 2016. Natalie has excelled in her administrative position due to her attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills along with her extensive knowledge of all office procedures. She continually strives to take on new challenges and looks for ways to improve all aspects of office function. She also is responsible for preparing the Company Safety Newsletter and works closely with company leadership to produce an industry leading safety communication. She continues to go above and beyond to ensure efficient operation of the Rocky Mountain Region office.