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Furst Construction delivers buildings for less money, in less time, with less risk because we have been in construction for nearly a half century. Here are just a few highlights from that time.
Our Values

Quality, Motivation, Service

In order to deliver the best building experience imaginable we challenge each team member to:

Build the Job Right

Every detail should reflect professional workmanship. We never cut corners.

Be Self Motivated

Stay focused and productive with the task at hand. Be go getters.

Be a Team Player

Have a good attitude and be willing to step in to help out. The greater good always comes first.

Rock N' Roll

Get the job done, have fun, and play hard. The well-being of people matters.
Testimonials

Our Values at Work

Our Team

Experienced and Dependable

Chris Furstenau
President
As Principal of Furst Construction, Chris Furstenau is a connector of people, vision and needs. Chris brings an enhanced knowledge of estimating, managing, building and problem solving. Chris takes pride in coaching clients through each phase of the construction process. 5 years in the field + 8 years in the office + a degree in Business Management from UVU = 1 knowledgeable, refined and dedicated team leader. His love of people and relationships blends seamlessly with his ability to continuously provide quality experiences for our clients. His promise of absolute satisfaction is delivered with frank sincerity and a firm handshake. When he isn’t at work, he will usually be found on his road bike or his skis, depending on the season.
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Trish Harris
Administrative Director / Office Manager
As Administrative Director Trish Harris is an indispensable part of the company and its operations. Trish tends to the finer details that allow us to operate at such a high frequency. Organization, precision and deliberation are a small sampling of the attributes that make her who she is. Trish delights in her administrative duties. Her professionalism and attention to detail routinely set the pace for the office and accurately reflect Furst Construction, our service, our commitment to our clients and our standing in the community.
Dean Jarman
Director of Construction / Project Manager
With over 40 years of construction experience (27 years with Furst Construction) Dean brings a professional skill set to the projects he manages. Because of his knowledge and ability to fast track his projects he is a valuable asset to both Furst’s clients and Furst Construction. Dean is an excellent communicator and is known for the seamless workflow scheduling on his construction projects. As Director of Construction, Dean has contributed to much of the success and quality in which Furst Construction operates
J.R. Evans
Estimator/Project Manager
As Project Manager and Estimator, J.R. Evans lives each day with a single objective in mind, “do whatever it takes to ensure that Furst Construction excels.” J.R. is no stranger to the construction process and its many phases. He has worked in most corners of the construction industry and backs his knowledge with 22 years of professional experience. J.R. exceeds all expectations in the field and in the office. Furst Construction has a reputation of accurate estimates and finishing under budget. Working with clients, superintendents and subcontractors comes just as naturally for J.R. as fishing or hunting with his family, because constructing is what he loves to do. His caring service to our clients is reflected in the way he fulfills his duties on every project.
Claus Reichmann
Chief Estimator
Claus is a construction professional with over 30 years of experience. Influenced at a young age working alongside his Master Craftsman father, he went on to study Construction Management. His career has taken him across the country managing both private and public projects, including design-build work for the United States Army Corp of Engineers. Claus’ experience includes projects in excess of 1 million square feet and $200 million. He has DBIA and LEED AP credentials, as well as constructability and scheduling training. His extensive knowledge and expertise ensure budget limits are respected, Pro Formas are solid, and building potential is reached for every Furst Construction client.
Lee Christiansen
Project Manager
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Liz Olmedo
Assistant – Estimator/Project Manager
As our current Assistant to Project manager and Estimator, Liz Olmedo is the epitome of administrative know-how, and displays an impressive knowledge of all construction processes. Having worked with Furst Construction for 17 years, Liz has earned high praise for her diligence, ambition and loyalty. Liz has perfected her own style of successfully accomplishing her responsibilities for Furst by moving projects along with precision and momentum. Her devotion to the success of the company is evident in her demeanor. Whether she is at work or at home with her family, Liz leads with graceful accuracy and sincerity.
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Emma Lewis
Assistant – Construction Services
As Administrative Assistant, Emma Lewis provides balance and tranquility to the Furst Construction office. Emma works the company’s admin like a Zen Buddhist works a rock garden. With over 10 years of experience in construction administration, she delivers solutions and results in impeccable harmony. Her professional character and perfect example of quiet dignity are essential ingredients for the success of Furst Construction. Emma is a professional in every sense of the word, wiith 27 years in the admin business and ten of those years in construction admin, Emma continues to prove herself day-in and day-out.
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Vickie Rupp
Accounts Receivable
As accounts payable/accounts receivable, Vickie ensures that not a single accounting detail slips through the proverbial cracks. Her attention is given to every number, comma and decimal that slides across her desk. Her ability to dot the “I”s, cross the “T”s and close out invoices has become second nature. Although her skills are required on all accounts, she lends herself to client services like a 5 star concierge. Whether you are a longtime friend or a complete stranger, you are bound to be greeted by Vickie with a comforting smile and a feeling of belonging.

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