Preconstruction

 
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JEREMY OLIVOTTI
Vice President Preconstruction

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Accomplishments
My greatest achievement was somehow convincing my amazing wife to marry me. Twenty-four years later I am still trying to figure out how I did that. Both of our daughters are in college and we are having a blast watching their successes (and that they are out of the house).

At Mid-States I get to work with some of the most incredibly talented people and together we build some great buildings. Every project has its own story, but some of the special ones for me have been Humbucker, 933 S. LaSalle, UW Physical Plant and North End.

Extracurricular
Melissa and I enjoy leading a small group at our church. Also very grateful that I get to teach a course on leadership at local schools, church and at Mid-States.

Off the Clock
Favorite place in the world is sitting on the back deck with my wife and a good whiskey (on the rocks) with some music in the background. Greatest movie franchise: Rocky (this is a fact). Greatest band: Pearl Jam (not open for debate). One of the best ways to spend an early morning: on a paddle board on Lake Geneva when the water is like glass.

Secret Life
Harrison Ford went to my grandfather’s house in Upper Michigan for an authentic Finnish sauna. Yes, Han Solo! Also, my grandma is way funnier than yours and she is an assassin at cribbage.

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TROY YAUN
Preconstruction

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Accomplishments
Helping my wife raise two great children. Graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Architecture way back in 1995. Been at Mid-States since 1997. Work with architects, general contractors, and developers assisting in the design and construction of buildings.

Off the Clock
I cheer on my daughter as she completes in playing college volleyball and also my son as he competes in AAU and high school basketball. Enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am a BIG Badger fan and have two season tickets to the football games. Favorite movie is Step Brothers. Love country music. Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys, aka America's Team.

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IAN LEWELLIN
Preconstruction/Estimator

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Accomplishments
Been at Mid-States for 18 years and been a part of numerous successful projects. I have been on the Preconstruction team for 4 years. Played college baseball for 2 years and won 2 NJCAA National Championships. I pitched the national championship game my freshman year. 1996 Freshman Pitcher of the Year.

Extracurricular
Board member of the Janesville Youth Hockey Program. Assistant coach for JYH PeeWee B hockey team and JYB Little League team. I started playing men’s league hockey and golf in a golf league.

Off the Clock
I have been coaching my son’s baseball and hockey teams. I enjoy golf and playing baseball. I play hockey on a men’s league team in Janesville. Love to use my smoker. I am lucky to be on Earth as my mom is from Wisconsin and dad is from England. She was on her senior trip to Florida and he was in the British Royal Navy and was docked in Florida. That chance encounter is why I am so exceptional.

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COLIN JONES
Preconstruction

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Accomplishments
Being a part of the Humbucker project in Madison and working on all the Beloit school remodeling projects. After being in the field for 12 years, I moved into the office and I have found being part of the Preconstruction team a new and exciting challenge.

Off the Clock
My newest hobby is spending time with my wife Jessica, my son Cole and my daughter Lorelei. I shoot archery competitively all over the country. I also enjoy golf, woodworking, fishing in the Florida Keys and hunting out west.

Secret Life
I’ve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, can’t stand ketchup or gum, and am one of the biggest Metallica fans you will ever meet.

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NEIL SHAW
Chief Estimator

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Accomplishments
Have priced most every type of precast structure, box, I and bulb tee bridge beams, parking decks, wall panels, prison cell modules, total precast structures, hollowcore, architectural panels, tunnel segments, custom shapes and stadium risers. Converted a 12,000 car parking deck from CIP to precast.

Off the Clock
I enjoy tandem biking, camping and woodworking. Most of the way through a goal to ride all the rail-trails in the Midwest with my wife on our recumbent tandem. My family’s real last name is Zschau and it was changed because it was too hard to pronounce.

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TARA LOOMIS, PE
Senior Structural Engineer

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Accomplishments
I’ve been a structural engineer for the past 19 years and have designed with just about every construction material that exists. I have a passion for construction and have always enjoyed seeing my projects come to life. My greatest accomplishment, however, is being married to an amazing man for 16 years and being the mother of four amazing children, three sons and a daughter.

Extracurricular
I enjoy volunteering my time at school and being active in my children’s lives. I coach my youngest son’s baseball team with lots of help from his older brothers. I have been the treasurer on the PTO board and always willing to help whenever time allows.

Off the Clock
I love being a mom and enjoy spending time with my family. Summers are devoted to crazy baseball schedules and winter to ski clubs. My favorite time of the year is fall. We enjoy going up north and spending time outdoors.

Secret Life
Once my kids are grown and moved out, I plan on traveling the world with Brian!

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TRACY CHRISTIANSON
Preconstruction Support

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Accomplishments
My wonderful family. They mean the world to me and I am very proud of them. Absolutely LOVE having a grandchild.

Off the Clock
Love to swim, hang out with friends and family and play cards/games.

Secret Life
Always wanted to open a group home for kids that were well taken care of and loved to the point they would never need to be adopted if they didn’t want to be. To raise them all (of course with help) as if they were your own.

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STEPHANIE MCCORD
Marketing Specialist

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Accomplishments
My greatest accomplishment in life is my son Allen. Born in 2018, he amazes me every day. It is truly wonderful to watch him grow and learn in this world. Professionally, in 2017 I became a Certified Customer Experience Executive.

Off the Clock
When not working, I like to take Allen on adventures; obsess over my dogs, Tucker and Jake; and spend time with family and friends. I also love to read and binge-watch TV shows on Netflix & Hulu. When time allows, I like to catch up on my scrapbooking.

Secret Life
I've been accepted in to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I have an unhealthy obsession with MTV’s The Challenge and CBS’s Big Brother. All of my dreams would come true if Nsync reunited.