Mike Lang, CEO
Mike began his career in real estate and construction over 40 years ago. He began by building homes for several large builders including US Home Corporation and Century Home Builders, Inc. Mike continued his career in residential construction with Justice Construction Inc. and Park West Homes, overseeing development and construction management in multiple regions. Mike then founded The First Real Estate Group and Browning Property Company. At The First Real Estate Group…
Karen Schmidt, Facilities & Design
Karen started with Mike Lang in St. Louis, around 2008, with the building of a 125 Unit Continuing Care Community which consisted of (4) separate buildings. Once completed, she was directly involved with the remodeling of over 10 Skilled and Assisted Living Facilities. She then moved on to multi-family projects and the construction of luxury apartment units.
She has been involved with the design implementation as it relates to the club house & units of over(10) multi-family developments to date, with more expected in the near future. She focuses on the most up to date apartment amenities and then works with the architect to hopefully incorporate as many as possible into our projects. She also works very closely with the design team to determine the color pallet, the unit & club house finishes and the selection & design and placement of furniture.
Currently, she is working on a project in Minnesota that is due to be completed around the first of 2023 and then will begin with the next project to start late Spring of 2023.
Matt Currie, VP of Construction
Matt began his career in construction 20 years ago and with that, he brings over 20 years of experience. Throughout his career, he has managed over $600m in new construction, which include 35 multi-family apartment projects, townhomes and carriage homes. Matt has held several different positions throughout his 20 years which include, Superintendent, Safety Director, Project manager to his current position as VP of Construction for Amerwest Constructors, Inc. He works very closely with architects, engineers, design team and is in direct contact with Owners to ensure the project is brought to completion and on budget.
Matt is currently overseeing multiple projects in the Minneapolis area that consists of over 324 apartment units, and 60 townhomes with another project due to start in Spring of 2023.
Jesse Stimler, Project Manager
Jesse started his construction career in 1997. He has managed both residential and commercial projects for the past 25 years which includes direct interaction with all subcontractors. In his 25 years, he has overseen the buildout to completion of approximately 22 projects ranging from single family, multi-family, estates and commercial structures.
He is currently the Project Manager for a Minneapolis project which consists of 150-unit apartment building as well as 30 townhomes.
Barry Hoffman, Project Manager
Barry first started in construction while in high school as a laborer, where he was involved with the framing of residential housing. In 2009, he started his construction career with the building of multi-family housing in Minneapolis. He has worked very closely with all subcontractors, excavators, utility workers, electricians, plumbers, etc. to ensure that the project is built to Plan and stays on track for completion. His involvement in the construction process is to see that the project is brought to completion, including getting any City approvals as well as any permits required.
He is currently the Project Manager for a Minneapolis project which consists of 174-unit apartment building, 30 townhomes and 3 carriage homes.
Christina Esparza, Administrative Project Assistant
Christina is new to the construction industry but brings with her over 10 years experience in office administrative duties. She currently is responsible for the collecting of all sub-contract document agreements in a timely manner and to ensure that all the required documents are correct before handing off for execution. She tracks and receives all invoices to be processed and sent to the accounting department.
Christina, works out of our Minneapolis office assisting the VP of Construction and Project Managers.