The Furst Construction Team

Furst Construction was founded in 1981 by Bob Furstenau. Bob founded the company with the belief that the value of a relationship is worth more than a number on a piece of paper. Since the beginning, Furst Construction and its employees have become well known for our honesty, integrity and quality in the industry. With a large following of satisfied building owners, Furst Construction confidently invites each and every prospective client to find out what makes building with Furst different.

Bob Furstenau

Bob Furstenau

Chairman of the Board

Bob Furstenau is the founder of Furst construction and currently Chairman of the Board. Far from your average builder, Bob believes in creating long-lasting client relationships through delivering the highest quality project to every person who walks through our doors. For over 40 years, Bob has offered his talents and knowledge of the industry to every client equally and professionally. He is an enthusiastic, hands-on leader and is actively involved in every aspect of the company’s operations. It is Bob’s commitment to quality and his attention to detail that ensure the success of Furst’s projects. Contact Bob directly at: bob@furstconstruction.com or 801.972.3838

Chris Furstenau

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. Contact Chris directly at: chris@furstconstruction.com or 801.330.1968

Trish Harris

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. Contact Trish directly at: trish@furstconstruction.com or 801.972.3838

Dean Jarman

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. Contact Dean directly at: dean@furstconstruction.com or 801.972.3838

J.R. Evans

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. Contact J.R. directly at: jrevans@furstconstruction.com or 801.972.3838

Claus Reichmann

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. Contact Claus directly at: claus@furstconstruction.com or 801.972.3838

Liz Olmedo

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. Contact Liz directly at: liz@furstconstruction.com or 801.972.3838

Emma Lewis

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. Contact Emma directly at: emma@furstconstruction.com or 801.972.3838

Vickie Rupp

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. Contact Vickie directly at: vickie@furstconstruction.com or 801.972.3838