Residential Designer / Project Manager
After recently completing her degree in Interior Design, Emily Luzum has been on the Steege Construction team since summer of 2019. Emily acts as a project manager and designer on the residential side, and helps drive the spatial layouts of remodels and new home construction. Her favorite design style is cabin rustic, because she loves a rustic cozy feeling in a home. She gains that rustic inspiration from her love of the outdoors. Whether she is trapshooting, horseback riding or enjoying her time traveling, she is sure to keep her eyes open for that next inspired moment.
With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Dan Smith acts as one of Steege Construction’s carpenters. You can find Dan primarily on the residential side of construction, and has emerged as a great asset for Steege Construction with his experience in the wide spectrum of construction skills. You can find him doing about every aspect of construction throughout some part of his day. In his spare time, Dan likes to continue with his work at home by creating wood workings, go camping and fishing, and spending time with his family.
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Owner Gavin Steege started Steege Construction back in 2005. After building homes with his father and brothers, Gavin decided to make the move from builder to General Contractor. The relationships that were made during his years as a builder have allowed the company to grow into the size it is today. While Gavin’s role has changed as the company has grown, he still plays an active role in each project, including supervising the Steege Construction team to ensure only the best product is being designed and built. Striving to maintain the custom new home approach has always been a priority, and the craftsmanship in both the residential and commercial projects speak for themselves. As an active dad of 4 youngsters, Gavin and his wife Kylie stay busy with weekends on the river, watching the Hawkeyes, and enjoying time spent entertaining in their Steege Construction built home.
Dave Nitschke joined Steege Construction in 2017 with a fresh take on the construction industry after graduating with a degree in Sustainable Construction and Design. Dave works as a finish carpenter, and takes part in putting the final details together for projects. Outside of work, you can find him active hunting, fishing, and playing softball, along with spending time with his growing family.
With a wealth of experience in about every aspect of construction, Dave Lahr acts as one of Steege Construction’s project superintendents. While primarily found on the commercial side of construction, Dave also specializes in drafting up house plans for the residential team. When not on a construction site, Dave spends time golfing, fishing, or spending time with his grandchildren.
Commercial Superintendent / Lead Carpenter
With over five years’ experience at Steege Construction, Brett Kuecker has worked as job site Superintendent, but has recently switched from the residential crew over to the commercial side. He has recently been a part of the completion of a large scale church addition, new construction of a daycare facility, and is currently working on a senior living facility. His wide scope of construction based knowledge helps as he supervises job sites, and coordinates with subcontractors to keep the projects moving along. Brett stays busy the rest of his time by being active in the rodeo scene, and spending time with his wife and son.
Be on the lookout for Zach Harken as the finishing details of a project come about. As a residential superintendent, Zach’s finish carpenter skills are displayed as a home is in its final stages. Having over 18 years of experience in the construction industry, he can help with anything from job site management, to the physical work on site trimming out a home or remodel. You can find Zach in his spare time working in his garden, (and bringing delicious veggies to the shop!) or at his home remodeling and completing woodworking projects.
Garth Peter joined Steege Construction in 2020 as one of our residential project Superintendents. With that responsibility, you can find him predominantly trimming out new homes, and is a great resource for clients to use during the final stages of each project. His 15+ years of expertise and excellent craftsmanship pair up to be a combination that helps each project finish up smoothly. Garth enjoys water skiing with the Water Hawks ski team, spending time with his family, and hunting when he’s not working hard on one of his projects.
You will catch Jackson Little around at Steege Construction during the summer months and during his breaks from school as he finishes up his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management. He has been with us for over a year and proves to be a “Jack of All Traits.” When he’s not playing baseball in his free time, you can find him out riding his snowmobile with friends.
Joining the Steege Construction team in 2020, you will find Brady Smith as one of our talented finish carpenters. With over 4 years of experience in the construction world, Brady helps us with a variety of skills from demo work and rough framing, to the precision work of finishing new homes or remodels. In his spare time, he enjoys playing softball, disc golf, and spending time with his family!
University of Northern Iowa student, Joey Sanford is finishing his senior year in the Construction Management program while working at Steege Construction. Throughout his experience here at Steege Construction, Joey has been involved with field work experiences, along with performing takeoffs and contacting sub-contractors to help in the office. When he isn’t at work or school, you can find him in the woods hunting or hiking. He is also an active member of the Iowa National Guard.
Bobby Sobczak has been with Steege Construction for over one year and has been a great addition to the team. His primary role is being finish carpenter on the residential side, with the focus usually on remodels. His easy going nature teams up well being on the remodel side while working inside occupied homes, and we are lucky to have him. His Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, and creative background serve well when coming up with creative design solutions. In his free time, you can find him painting murals, completing renovations to his barn and house, and gardening.
Site & Subcontractor Coordinator
To coordinate the schedules of subcontractors, and visit each site with a fine tooth comb, Steege Construction hired Jamison Steege. Growing up being a Steege, Jamison is all too familiar with the construction industry, and has a great foundation to help keep residential projects moving along. Even though he spends a portion of his time in the office coordinating with project managers, you will usually catch him going from jobsite to jobsite. When he isn’t at work, you can find him out in the field farming, golfing, or watching sports in his Steege Construction built home.
Wade Brincks, one of our concrete laborers, has been with Steege Construction since 2020. Wade primarily works on our flatwork crew helping pour basement floors, driveways, and sidewalks, and much more! After spending time working hard pouring concrete, he likes to fish, spend time with his family, and play slow pitch softball.
While being with Steege Construction for 6 years, Brad Tellinghuisen shares his 20 plus years of experience on the concrete wall crew pouring foundation after foundation. He manages the concrete wall crew as foreman, and helps pour anything from residential foundations to large complex commercial projects. And if he doesn’t get enough of the construction world at work, he does at home, as he is currently remodeling his home.
After completing her degree in Interior Design from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016, Megan Humphrey joined the Steege Construction team as a Designer and Project Manager. She assists clients with planning the initial layout of the home, helps with any spatial needs, and sits with the customer to decide on interior product selections for their home. She is also another point of contact for any project management needs. In her spare time, you can find her going to local markets and garage sales looking for that one-of-a-kind piece to add to her home.
Residential Sales Manager / Project Manager
If you are looking to build a new home, or are wanting to talk with someone about a remodel, Doug Kroymann is the contact to look for. As a Sales Manager and Project Manager, he will be the primary contact for project planning, pricing, and communication throughout the building process. He meets with clients to review pricing, layout changes, and any timeline matters. With 7 kids to keep him busy when he is not at work, you can find him at pretty much any of the local football, basketball, softball, dance gym facilities around, supporting his “team.”
As office manager and office mom, Carol Kuecker has been working for Steege Construction for the past 9 years. As Gavin’s mom, she has been a great resource and help in so many areas of the office. She helps with anything from bookkeeping, to keeping the office organized as a whole. When she isn’t cheering on the WSR boys basketball team, or the Chicago Cubs and Bears, Carol is found around a campfire, or bunkered in her scrapbooking room working on the newest project.
Raul Andrade has been with Steege Construction and SCI Concrete crew for around 5 years. He helps work with the concrete flatwork crew pouring basement floors, exterior driveways, and sidewalks. With other past experience in the concrete industry, he brings a helpful hand to the team. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Commercial Project Manager
Joining the team in 2015, Tim Corcoran took on the role as Commercial Project Manager. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering from Iowa State, his day to day tasks range from estimating future projects, to ongoing management of current projects of all sizes. He has been a part of a variety of projects ranging from hotels, to insurance buildings, to clinics, and everywhere in between. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, hunting, and rooting for the Iowa State Cyclones!
Residential Certified Kitchen Designer / Certified Bathroom Designer
Sherri Kayser, CKD & CBD, is one contact for any Interior Design needs. Sherri has over 25 years’ experience in kitchen and bath design, and will work with clients to plan out each aspect of those spaces. Along with her kitchen and bath experience, she is a Closetmaid dealer, and can help design the closet of your dreams. Besides her areas of concentration, she will also address the home in entirety when it comes to product selection, layout, and spatial planning. As an empty nester, Sherri loves having her kids come back from the University of Iowa to watch the Packers or Saint Louis Cardinals. She also loves to cook, and use her delicious garden finds to whip up some tasty meals!
Matt Hansel, one of the concrete wall crew guys, has been with Steege Construction for over 3 years. You can find him helping pour foundation footings and walls for all types of concrete projects. After starting at Weber Concrete in Illinois, he decided to move to the Waverly area and join Steege Construction, where he has been ever since. In his free time, he enjoys being outside, working out, and bodybuilding.
As one of the first Steege Construction employees, Kyle Diemer has been a part of the Steege Construction family since 2011. With over 11 years of experience working with concrete, Kyle manages the flatwork crew. As a father of two girls, Kyle spends most of his free time keeping up with them; otherwise, he enjoys racing motocross and going on vacation!