Our Team

A.R. Brouwer Company has a strong core of knowledgeable project managers and superintendents. Our team’s collective experience in commercial construction allows us to provide expertise for any project. Whether your project is a renovation or new construction – office, retail or industrial space – we have what it takes to bring your ideas to life. Contact us to find out which of our services best fits your construction needs.

Steven Brouwer – President

Steve Brouwer 2Steve holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, and has over 30 years of industry experience. From 1985 to 1994 he worked in commercial construction as a project manager and estimator. In 1994 Steve was promoted to Director of Estimating, and worked as such until 1998 when he founded A.R. Brouwer Company in Dexter, Michigan.

Steve continues to serve as President of A.R. Brouwer Company, performing the majority of the sales and estimating work, as well as managing the firm. Email Steve »

David Niswonger – Vice President

Dave Niswonger

Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree  in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, with a double major in Marketing and Management. Dave has over 19 years of experience as a Project Manager and Estimator, and over 23 years in the construction industry. Joining A.R. Brouwer Company in 2003 as a Project Manager, Dave accepted the role of Vice President in 2004.

Dave’s responsibilities as Vice President include project management, as well as managing the sales and estimating processes. His multi-faceted role involves coordinating with architects, engineers and owners throughout all phases of projects, providing value engineering, developing schedules and budgets, and managing projects to ensure timely completion within the allocated budget.  Email David »

 Ray Melvin – Superintendent

Ray MelvinRay holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Construction Engineering from Lawrence Tech University. Joining A.R. Brouwer Company in 2011 with over 30 years of working in the industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in on-site supervision of various types of commercial buildings.  His experience includes, wellness centers, clean rooms, retail and athletic centers.   Email Ray »

 

Geoffrey Boyer – Superintendent

Geoffrey BoyerWith over 17 years of construction management experience, Geoff brings a wealth of knowledge to the A.R. Brouwer team. Geoffrey has managed numerous structural, interior and exterior renovations of commercial, retail and municipal properties.  He has also directly supervised the replacement of critical mechanical and electrical systems in banking and public industries. Geoffrey joined the A.R. Brouwer team in 2014.  Email Geoffrey »

 

Jodi Trisdale – Marketing Manager

Jodi Trisdale

Jodi holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University.  Jodi joined the A.R. Brouwer Company team in April of 2014, and has over 15 years of experience in professional office management and administration. Jodi brings experience in marketing and business development to expand

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Allison Bishop – Property & Development Manager

Allison Bishop

Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Environmental Policy and Behavior and a Master’s Degree (2003) from Eastern Michigan University in Urban and Regional Planning.  With over 15 years of professional experience in planning, zoning, property development and government administration in Washtenaw County, Allison joined the A.R. Brouwer Company team in 2013. Allison is using her expertise as Property Manager for the company’s nine properties, creating local development opportunities for the firm, and is also an integral part of the planning and development stages for projects. Email Allison »

Mary Kaye LaFontaine – Accountant

Mary Kaye LaFontaineMary Kaye holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Eastern Michigan University. Mary Kaye joined A.R. Brouwer Company in 2008, and has over 16 years of industry-specific accounting experience for commercial construction projects and managed properties.

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Rachel Brouwer – Administrative Assistant

RachAdministrative Assistantel holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering) from University of Michigan. Joining our team in 2015, her multi-faceted role includes coordination of project start up and close out activities, verification of subcontractor insurance requirements, distribution and collection of contracts and change orders, management of project bidding and bid documents, and many other responsibilities.  Email Rachel