Jeff Schaumann - President
As a founding partner in Axia, Jeff provides organizational leadership, and strategic and financial planning. Additionally, Jeff is a primary point of contact for our customers regarding project budgeting, contract negotiation and ongoing project administration.
Mr. Schaumann previously served as Vice President of Real Estate at RD Offutt Company and Vice President of Bakken Contracting. During his tenure, he was responsible for land acquisition, entitlements, design and construction oversight throughout a 10 state region, as well as business development and contract administration. During his 10 years with the company, Jeff grew company revenues from $1M to $160M annually, before eventually founding Axia. Prior to his time in real estate and construction, Jeff served as Planning Director for the City of Moorhead, MN. Jeff holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration.
Brett Rossell - President
As a founding partner of Axia, Brett provides organizational leadership and directs daily operations. Specifically, Brett oversees purchasing, scheduling, sub-contractor negotiations and field operations.
Prior to founding Axia, Brett was the Vice President of Operations for Bakken Contracting and Director of Purchasing for Tharaldson Development. While employed in these positions, Mr. Rossell successfully organized and led the operations of Bakken Contracting, eventually managing $150M worth of ongoing construction. While at Tharaldson, Brett was responsible for over 450 hotel builds across 27 states and in Latin America. Mr. Rossell holds Bachelor Degrees in both Business Administration and Organizational Communication.
Dave Berdal - Project Manager
David 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. David has been involved in construction for over 30 years and his work has included construction field management, field staff training, construction operations as well as over 12 years as a Project Manager and Senior Project Manager.
Ryan Jenson - Project Manager
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.
Brent McCreary - Project Manager
Brent is responsible for overseeing and directing construction projects throughout the entire construction cycle. Duties include bid procurement, scheduling, subcontractor negotiations and contracting. Mr. McCreary also coordinates with on-site project superintendents to ensure project quality and schedules are being achieved. Brent has over 25 years of experience in the construction field, with 15 years spent at TMI Hospitality as a Project Manager, where he was involved with over 200 hotel projects.
Catie Godfredsen - Project Manager
As one of our project managers, Catie is responsible for overseeing and directing construction projects throughout the entire construction cycle. Catie brings over 10 years of industry experience to the Axia team. Godfredsen has worked in a variety of construction fields, including multifamily, heavy highway, tribal reconstruction, and underground electrical distribution. Godfredsen currently works with our construction team overseeing key project elements including risk management, client relations, budget review, and quality control. Godfredsen graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in construction management.
Brittany Feickert - Controller
As Corporate Controller, Brittany provides critical support to the daily operations of the various divisions within the Axia family of companies. She is responsible for the oversight of all accounting records and production of financial reporting. This includes directly managing accounting processes and procedures, cash management, general ledger accounting, internal controls and financial reporting for all Conventional and HUD 221 (d)(4) projects. Brittany joined Axia Contracting in 2015 and has over 14 years’ experience in the accounting industry in which she maximizes technology to accomplish and meet deadlines in a timely and accurate manner. She studied at North Dakota State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major focus on HR Management.
Erin Schroeder - Project Coordinator
Erin works closely with our project managers, support staff and accounting staff to prepare and manage contract documents, change orders and monthly draw documents. Erin has worked in the construction industry for 10 years. Mrs. Schroeder earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration.
Dedicated Site Staff
In addition to our office staff noted above, Axia is proud to have an exceptional team of over 16 on-site personnel that coordinates sub-contractor workflow and ensures quality control.