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


Steve 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.

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David Niswonger

Vice President of operations

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 leading and managing the operations department and risk management. 

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Tony roperti

Project manager

Tony has over 25 years of experience in construction including owning a construction company for 20 years.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University.  Tony has worked for several Design/Build firms as a Project Manager and has managed Municipal, Industrial and Commercial construction as well as residential custom home construction and remodeling.

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Ray Melvin


Ray 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.

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barry boyes


Barry Boyes brings over 20 years of construction experience. Joining our team in 2016, he has over 15 years experience owning a residential construction and lawn care company.  During this time, he also completed small commercial projects.  His experience includes overseeing the construction of clubhouses, interior office renovations and Aldi Grocery Store renovations. 

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rachel mcINTOSH

PROJECT engineer

Rachel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering (2015) from the University of Michigan.  Joining our team in 2015, she has over 6 years of field, administrative and management experience in commercial and residential construction.  

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business development

Jeff holds a Degree in Business Administration, Operations and Management. He has over 30 years of commercial and residential experience.  Joining our team in 2018, Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge in project management, tenant and customer relations, sales and estimating.

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Kelly miller


Kelly Miller holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Arts in Commercial Recreation and Facilities Management from Central Michigan University.  Kelly brings over 16 years of experience in the residential and commercial construction industry.  She works diligently with the team to negotiate competitive bid packages.

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Jodi Trisdale

Marketing Manager

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 19 years of experience in professional office management and administration. Jodi brings experience in marketing and business development.

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Allison Bishop

Property & Development Manager

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 Development and 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.

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Mary Kaye LaFontaine


Mary 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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