The Axia Team
President, Axia Development
Jeff oversees client services and contract administration for our 3rd Party projects. In addition, he serves as the project coordinator for all merchant builds and other Axia Development projects, with his duties including site selection and procurement, planning and entitlements, architecture and engineering coordination, contracting and construction oversight, leasing, and sales. Prior to joining the Axia team, Jeff was the Vice President of Arista Development/Bakken Contracting, Director of Development at Paragon Development, and the Planning and Zoning Director for the City of Moorhead, MN. He has a BS in Public Administration from the University of North Dakota and an MS in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa.
President, Axia Contracting
Brett oversees all of the construction projects that Axia Contracting is involved in, concentrating on the supervision of estimating, purchasing, scheduling, sub-contract negotiations, and site management functions. He has over 20 years of expertise in the construction and development industry. Prior to joining Axia Contracting, Brett was the Vice President of Construction at Bakken Contracting, and has been involved in the hospitality industry, working on over 400 hotel and timeshare new build projects. He has BA degrees in both Business Administration and Organizational Communications from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.
Chad is responsible for analyzing bid proposals, establishing budgets, negotiating and awarding sub-contracts, working with scheduling, and coordinating with onsite supervisors on day-to-day construction activities. Chad has over 20 years of experience in the residential, multi-family, and light commercial construction field. Prior to joining the Axia team, he worked as Project Manager for Bakken Contracting and spent several years in the hospitality industry as Construction Project Manager for Tharaldson Development, and as Director of Construction with TMI Hospitality.
Bruce is responsible for reviewing bid proposals, negotiating subcontractor contracts, establishing project budgets and directing day-to-day construction activities in conjunction with on-site personnel. Bruce is also responsible for Client Relations, which includes working directly with our clients to insure their needs are being met and they are fully informed of construction progress. Bruce has many years of experience in the residential, multi-family, retail and tenant finish areas of the construction industry. Bruce has worked as General Manager, Project Manager, Superintendent and Estimator for more than 20 years in the construction industry.
Business Development and Marketing—Texas
John brings to the Axia family of companies more than 35 years of experience and knowledge of the construction, construction services, and business development industry. John is well versed in multifamily, student housing, senior housing and hospitality. John is responsible for the introduction of the Axia family of companies to the real estate and development communities in Texas. John is a native Texan and holds a BS degree in both Business Administration and Science from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He also holds a state of Texas Real Estate Broker’s License. John has been on both sides
as an owner and developer.
Aaron Strandberg is a 22 year construction and project management professional with experience in both private and public sector work. Specializing in commercial, residential, and multi-family projects. Aaron is exceptionally versatile, having spent parts of his career as an owner, owner’s project manager, and constructor. Aaron has exceptional people and communication skills. This diverse skill set and experience has provided Aaron with the ability to anticipate issues before they occur and take proactive measures to manage them. Aaron is responsible for ensuring projects are completed within time and budgetary constraints. He assists in planning and coordinating all aspects of the construction process, including negotiating contracts for subcontractors, managing budgets and resources, collaborating with clients, and ensuring compliance of regulatory requirements. Aaron obtained a degree in Construction Science from NWT College.
Tim is responsible for managing all facets of construction, from bid proposals, negotiating, awarding subcontracts, scheduling, and working with onsite superintendents to monitor day-to-day activities. Tim has over 30 years of commercial construction experience, including 15 years in construction management. Tim understands and values developing and maintaining relationships to progress projects smoothly and efficiently. Prior to joining Axia Contracting, Tim oversaw construction on various commercial projects in Canada.
Located in Axia’s Fargo office, Ryan is responsible for overseeing and directing construction projects from conception to completion. This includes estimating, developing project budgets and schedules, subcontractor negotiations and contracting, coordinating with on-site project superintendents, and ensuring the use of quality construction standards and proper techniques to complete projects on schedule, budget and with high quality. Ryan has experience working on multi-family and light commercial projects throughout North Dakota and Texas. He studied at North Dakota State University, where he acquired his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management with a minor in Business Administration.