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Established in 1915 by members of the Gage family, Gage Brothers is now led by a team of experts in the precast concrete industry.

To learn more about each team, please click on the subheading below.


Tom Kelley, P.E.

With more than 35 years at Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc., Tom Kelley has been company president since 2001. Kelley has been instrumental in the company's evolution through ongoing strategic planning sales strategy and product research in order to provide Gage Brothers clients with the highest quality product solutions available. An active member of AltusGroup and PCI, Kelley has established relationships throughout the precast concrete and construction industries. Kelley is an active member of Sioux Falls Rotary Club and Sioux Falls Chamber of Appeals. He is the current chair of the Sanford USD Medical Center board of directors and Vice Chair of the National PCI Foundation Board of Trustees. His additional board service includes AltusGroup, Lutherans Outdoors, Southeast Tech Foundation and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and has been a licensed Professional Engineer in South Dakota since 1985. 


David Honner

David Honner joined Gage Brothers in 1998 as a controller after eight years with a local certified public accountant (CPA) firm. In 2006, David was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and in 2012 was promoted to Vice President of Finance. He is responsible for all financial and accounting activities,including serving as the trustee for the Gage Brothers Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). 

David owns dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Mount Marty College, with a minor in Computer Science. He has been a certified public accountant since 1992. David volunteers as a board member and treasurer for Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), and serves as a board member for the Sioux Falls Snowfox Swim Team and the Sioux Falls Aquatic Association.

Joe Bunkers

Joe Bunkers

One of Gage Brothers longest tenured employees, Joe Bunkers has served in various roles over the past 17 years, ranging from drafter technician,quality control manager and precast concrete sales, to his current role as Vice President of Preconstruction. Bunkers provides guidance and direction for all construction bids as well as projects in the preconstruction phase. He excels at determining how Gage Brothers can best distinguish itself from the competition. Bunkers’ determination and results-oriented accountability allows him to deliver quality work and exceed client's expectations. To ensure quality for Gage Brothers customers, Bunkers has achieved Quality Control Personnel Certification Level III from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). He is an active member of the Leadership PCI Committee and also serves as Vice Chair of PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee. 

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith is the Vice President of Operations at Gage Brothers and is responsible for the engineering, operations, and quality departments. Prior to joining the Gage Brothers team six years ago, Chuck had almost two decades of experience in engineering, project management and purchasing/logistics for automotive component suppliers.He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University.

Chuck has served as 
a City Commissioner for Canton, South Dakota since May 2011 and has served as Mayor of Canton since May 2012. He also coaches South Dakota junior football and Little League baseball.


Jason Heikkila

Jason Heikkila joined Gage Brothers as the Controller in March of 2015. Prior to joining Gage Brothers,Jason worked as a controller in the plastics industry for 10 years. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Minnesota–Morris. In his spare time, Jason volunteers as a treasurer at his church and coaches youth baseball and basketball.


Cassie Nicolai

Cassandra Nicolai

Cassandra Nicolai started at Gage Brothers in 2010 as an intern with the human resources department. During her internship, she quickly realized her passion for the industry and became a full-time human resources generalist with the company. Currently Cassandra is the Human Resources and Safety Manager for Gage Brothers. In this role, Cassandra oversees recruiting and hiring, employee development, employee recognition and wellness, risk management,worker’s compensation and safety. She is committed to a proactive safety approach, based on employee involvement and empowerment, to help identify high risk situations and ensure that Gage Brothers employees are safe on and off the job.

Cassandra holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management degree from the University of South Dakota. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapters, including both the local Sioux Empire chapter and the national chapter. She is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute and is recognized as a Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management. 





Mike Vander Vorste

Mike Vander Vorste was recently hired as the Plant Manager at Gage Brothers. He has more than 18 years of experience in Engineering and Plant Management. Mike’s experience includes fuel ethanol production, manufacturing, project management, product design and engineering sales. In previous positions he was responsible for ensuring operational best practices, process safety management (PSM), design for manufacturability, upholding quality, performing Root Cause Analysis (RCA), process optimization and system troubleshooting. Mike holds two U.S. patents and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of South Dakota. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  




Joe Bunkers

Joe Bunkers

jbunkers@gagebrothers.com
Joe Bunkers is the Vice President of Preconstruction and works closely with our customers throughout the preconstruction process. He has experience in drafting, quality control, precast concrete sales, project management, and customer service. From finding the right concrete texture and color for a customer to onsite services, Joe works diligently to ensure our customers expectations are exceeded. To ensure quality for Gage Brothers customers, Joe has achieved Quality Control Personnel Certification Level III from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).

A graduate of Leadership PCI, Joe is an active member of the Leadership PCI Committee and PCI's Architectural Services Committee. Joe is also a volunteer leader for his daughter’s Girl Scout troop.
Eric Kurtz

Eric Kurtz, P.E.

ekurtz@gagebrothers.com
Eric Kurtz was in the steel industry before coming to Gage Brothers more than 23 years ago. Throughout his time at Gage Brothers, he has held many different roles and is now a Preconstruction Manager. As an engineer with extensive preconstruction and project management experience, Eric is able to visualize and assist clients throughout their projects, while providing clients innovative solutions and cost saving options. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University and has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1991. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Eric is an active member of the Altus Group Marketing Committee and is a recreational soccer coach in Sioux Falls.

Robb Walrath

Robb A. Walrath Jr.

rwalrath@gagebrothers.com

Robb A. Walrath Jr. has more than a decade of experience with Gage Brothers, providing preconstruction services to clients throughout the Upper Midwest. Robb is a Preconstruction Manager and offices in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, where he works closely with the construction industry to provide architectural precast solutions. From providing preliminary project budgets, to design assistance for both architectural and engineering firms, Robb nurtures and creates ongoing, long-term relationships resulting in award-winning architectural precast structures. He holds an Architectural Engineering Associate in Applied Science degree from St. Paul College.

Robb is an active member of PCI, an active member of the Minnesota Builder’s Exchange and is a former Director of the Board for the Builders Exchange of St. Paul. Robb also volunteers as a softball coach, volleyball coach, and is the President of the Booster Club for Flips Gymnastics. 


Ann Hill

Ann Hill

ahill@gagebrothers.com
Ann Hill began her career with Gage Brothers as a drafter before being promoted to Project Estimator for the Preconstruction Department. In addition to estimating projects with the preconstruction team, Ann oversees residential hollow core (corefloor) sales and hollow core project management. Ann has more than 17 years of experience within the construction and manufacturing industries. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Wayne State College. Ann is an active member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and the local chapter of Toastmasters. She also volunteers with Junior Achievement of South Dakota. 





Dan Butler

Stephanie Pendrys

spendrys@gagebrothers.com
Stephanie Pendrys was named the Marketing Manager for Gage Brothers in January of 2015. Prior to joining Gage Brothers, Pendrys spent four years as the sports information coordinator at the University of Sioux Falls. Before that, she served as the marketing and media relations manager for the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. While at UWTSA, Pendrys initiated high profile marketing programs and partnerships that included a “LIVE UNITED” campaign that received top-5 recognition from the United Way of America. Her additional experience includes marketing positions with the Carolinas PGA Section and Family Circle Cup, the world’s largest women’s only professional tennis tournament. A native of Houghton Lake, Mich., Pendrys holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and English from Albion College and a Master of Mass Communications degree from the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She earned her MBA from the University of Sioux Falls in 2012.






Dan Butler

dbutler@gagebrothers.com
Dan Butler was hired as the ARCIS Account Manager for Gage Brothers in May of 2016. He joins Gage Brothers by way of Walnut Grove, Minn., and brings a diverse background in outside sales and customer service to Sioux Falls. Dan spent the past seven years as a product specialist/outside sales representative for Building Products, Inc., where he identified trends and business development opportunities for BPI in Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. Prior to that, Dan worked in sales for Wausau Supply Company. 


Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith

csmith@gagebrothers.com
Chuck Smith is the Vice President of Operations at Gage Brothers and is responsible for the engineering, operations, and quality departments. Prior to joining the Gage Brothers team six years ago, Chuck had almost two decades of experience in engineering, project management and purchasing/logistics for automotive component suppliers. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University.

Chuck has served as a City Commissioner for Canton, South Dakota since May 2011 and has served as Mayor of Canton since May 2012. He coaches SD junior football and little league baseball.

Joel Bass

Joel Bass

jbass@gagebrothers.com
Joel Bass is a Project Manager at Gage Brothers and is responsible for monitoring and overseeing projects from start to finish. Prior to joining the team at Gage Brothers, Joel managed projects, estimating, and sales with previous employers in the construction industry. With over five years of project management experience, Joel is able to cultivate trustworthy and productive relationships with the clients of Gage Brothers. Joel has his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from South Dakota State University.

Adam Struck

Adam Struck

astruck@gagebrothers.com
Adam Struck joined Gage Brothers in 2012 as a Project Manager. Prior to joining Gage Brothers, Adam was closely involved in the estimating, sales, and project management for a national construction company. He understands a customers needs and is willing to put in the extra time to ensure client satisfaction. Adam has his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a minor in Business from South Dakota State University.






Colin Karst

Colin Karst was named Gage Brothers project coordinator in May of 2016. Colin grew up in a very construction-oriented family, as his parents own a highway construction company and ready mix concrete plant in his hometown of Dell Rapids (S.D.). Prior to his employment at Gage Brothers, he spent three summers working for the D and I Railroad. Colin is a 2016 graduate of the South Dakota State University Construction Management program. During the summer months, you can usually find Colin on a golf course or on the mound for the Dell Rapids Mudcats amateur baseball team.  

Collin Moriarty

Collin Moriarty, P.E.

cmoriarty@gagebrothers.com
Collin Moriarty joined Gage Brothers in 1996 as a Structural Engineer and was promoted in 2006 to the Engineering Manager. He is closely involved in all engineering processes, assigns Engineering duties to the Engineer department, and reviews structural calculations performed by other Engineers for Code Conformance. Prior to joining Gage Brothers, Collin was a Bridge Design Engineer for five years with the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Collin holds his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Minnesota and has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1996. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Colorado, and Montana.

Collin is an active member of the AltusGroup Technical Committee and is a South Dakota Youth Symphony board member.

Edith Smith

Edith Smith, P.E.

esmith@gagebrothers.com
Edith Smith is a Senior Engineer at Gage Brothers. With over 16 years of precast/prestressed concrete experience, Edith brings a wide repertoire of product and technical knowledge to the Engineering department. Her experience includes engineering cladding, parking structures, data centers, stadiums, and detailing in high seismic areas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology and an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State Harrisburg. Edith is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina.

Edith is an active member of ACI National and PCI, including PCI's Parking Structure, Seismic, and Connections Committees. She also volunteers with her local Girl Scouts chapter.

Adam Roark

Adam F. Roark, P.E.

aroark@gagebrothers.com
Adam Roark is a Senior Engineer at Gage Brothers and works with clients throughout the precast process. Adam has served as the engineer and project manager for over 80 jobs with Gage Brothers in seven different states, ranging from large jobs like the water treatment plant for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System to smaller trim jobs for a local church. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering with an emphasis in Structures from South Dakota State University.

Adam has been a licensed Professional Engineer in South Dakota since the fall of 2011.

Rachel Swain

Rachel Swain, E.I.T.

rswain@gagebrothers.com
Rachel Swain has over 15 years of experience at Gage Brothers and is currently an Engineer-In-Training. Her responsibilities include designing precast products, project management, leading a team of nine in-house drafters, and managing the schedule and direction of the drafting department. Rachel also has experience in estimating, and drafting which gives her a broad understanding of precast concrete, plant processes, and in field construction processes.

Rachel holds an Architectural Engineering Associate in Applied Science Degree from Southeast Technical Institute, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University.

Matt Schmitz

Matt Schmitz, E.I.T.

mschmitz@gagebrothers.com
Matt Schmitz started as an Engineering and Quality Control Intern at Gage Brothers while studying Engineering at South Dakota State University. Upon his 2012 graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Matt joined the Engineering department full time. He assists our Engineering team with calculations and designs. Matt passed his Engineer-In-Training exam in 2013.

Del Tobin

Del Toben

dtoben@gagebrothers.com
As a team member at Gage Brothers for over thirty years, Del Toben is the Chief Draftsman and personally checks every project prior to production. His experience at Gage Brothers includes working as a CAD technician, Project Coordinator, and Drafting Manager.

Del holds an Architectural Design and Building Construction Associate in Applied Science Degree from Mitchell Technical Institute. He is also a long-standing board member for the Southeast Technical Institute Advisory Board for Architectural Engineering Technology.
Bryan McGeary

Bryan McGeary

bmcgeary@gagebrothers.com
Bryan McGeary is the Division Manager for Gage Brothers Caulking. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Gage Brothers Caulking, including estimating, project management, operations, and quality control.

Bryan has his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management with a minor in Business from North Dakota State University. He has over 11 years of experience in joint sealants, traffic coatings, expansion joint systems, & firestopping. Bryan is OSHA 30 Safety Certified, Swing Stage Safety Certified, and is a member of Construction Leadership Council.



 
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Gage Brothers Concrete Products Inc. An Employee Owned Company
605-336-1180
1-800-348-GAGE
4301 W. 12th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Established in 1915 by members of the Gage family, Gage Brothers specializes in architectural precast and structural precast concrete products. Gage Brothers is based out of Sioux Falls, SD and our service area includes Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; including the metropolitan areas of Minneapolis, MN; Denver, CO; Bismarck, ND: Fargo, ND; and Lincoln, NE.
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