Wells Concrete is a team of precast innovators. We prove our merit from beginning to end. From project inception to the final ribbon-cutting ceremony, we let our actions show why are the largest precast design-build solutions provider in the upper Midwest.
With nearly 70 years in the industry, Wells brings knowledge, experience and innovation to every project. We’ve worked on virtually every type of building project imaginable and are always looking forward to the next opportunity to prove our value.
We believe in collaboration to ensure all projects carrying the Wells name are built as efficiently and cost effectively as possible while meeting the highest industry standards.
Our professional team members are the fundamental basis of how we achieve our leadership status.
We’re here for you.
Our knowledgeable team of engineers, sales consultants, project managers and production employees are dedicated to your success. We provide design assistance, budgeting and support from project inception to completion. We are committed to surpassing your expectations in terms of service and quality with our precast concrete solutions.
A 30-year veteran of Wells Concrete, Spencer has overseen development of the company’s core product offerings – carving a niche in the marketplace for architectural and structural precast/prestressed concrete products. His relationships in the industry run deep as he is committed to finding ways to better serve clients and the marketplace. He builds upon a sales foundation of technical expertise and estimating capabilities that supports the company’s abilities as an integrated solutions provider.
Gary is the Sales Manager for Wells Concrete at our Maple Grove location. With over 25 years of experience in precast concrete, Gary has been involved in the bidding to contract award process on thousands of projects. Gary has also had ground level involvement in many of the Metro area stadiums, with the most recent being the Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium (the new Vikings Stadium). He is currently active in the Spancrete Manufacturers Association as the Marketing Committee Chair along with being the current Zone 3 Director of the Precast concrete institute National Group. This, combined with being a past board member of the Precast Concrete Institute Midwest, part of the Construction Advisory Group for Dunwoody Institute, and a past board member of the MN Builders Exchange, gives Gary a unique and valuable perspective in our industry.
Mike started his career with Wells concrete 16 years ago, in 2000. He started in field services, developed his role into the preconstruction and estimating departments, and is now manager of the North Dakota sales group. Wells Concrete’s mission statement may summarize Mike’s philosophy best: “The solution provider of choice” for his clients. Mike’s ability to provide comprehensive precast/prestressed solutions that work for a client’s building needs allows for tremendous attention to detail and commitment to client relationships.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from North Dakota State University.
Mat has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, in which the past 11 have been with Wells Concrete. He thrives in challenging environments and enjoys working with clients from the project development phase through the field installation phase. Mat’s accomplishments, including a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Minnesota State University – Mankato, have laid the groundwork for his attention to detail and ability to come up with creative ideas in the precast concrete industry.
Dave has more than 20 years of experience at Wells Concrete and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from NDSU. In 1994, Dave started his career as a field engineer and spent the next five years mastering his craft. He earned his Professional Engineer’s license in 1999 and soon began utilizing his skills as a project engineer. He eventually became the Chief Engineer and Manager of the Engineer and Drafting Department at Wells Concrete. Currently working in the Sales Department, Dave continues to use his knowledge and experience to help Wells Concrete be the “Solution Provider of Choice.”
Curt has over 20 years of experience in the industry, which started in 1994 when he worked as a laborer at Midwest Precast in Ankeny, IA. After graduating from Iowa State University in 2000 he became a sales representative for Coreslab Structures in Omaha, NE from 2004 to 2013. He was the Director of the AIA Iowa Allied Organization from 2012 to 2014 and has been the Director of Business Development for Wells Concrete’s Iowa office since 2013. Curt is also currently the vice chair of the PCI – QA marketing committee. Curt’s extensive history in the industry, coupled with his passion for what he does, makes him a unique and valuable asset to the Wells Concrete team.
Bob has over 25 years of experience in the precast concrete industry. He started his career in 1989 as a precast detailer and throughout the years, has worked in estimating, sales, and marketing. From early conceptual design to final installation, Bob uses his experience to assist architects, engineers, and contractors in developing projects that exceed the customer’s expectations on design and value. His experience in the various departments at Wells Concrete gives him a valuable perspective on how to best help our customers.
As a dedicated account manager for a precast products company, Rick afforded the opportunity to leverage his strengths in understanding a client’s building needs. He strives for constant learning about precast products, their application, and how to better support project delivery. Rick works with key accounts in the design and construction space to develop precast building projects that further enhance architectural intent while a maintaining manageable budget.
Precast products and their application
Pricing structures for precast
Project delivery efficiencies
Account development through understanding and innate responsibility
Rick began his career in drafting then moved to estimating and project management and is now a valuable member of the sales team. He enjoys overseeing a project from concept through to completion, particularly as he has been involved each step along the way. In his 25-year tenure he has witnessed the evolution of work procurement, where every project started as a bid and a proven track record provided a shift in how returning clients procure projects.
In almost three decades in precast, Jeff has seen the industry soar through strides in product evolution and manufacturing capabilities. His personal strengths have afforded him the ability to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with design teams, brainstorm with engineering firms, and work on-site with construction crews. He has a passion for serving clients and their building needs through unique design and construction methods while providing cost-effective solutions.
Reed graduated from MSU Mankato with a degree in Construction Management. He has a long history of working in the construction industry, including pouring flat work concrete and running his own drywall finishing business. Reed has been with Wells Concrete since 2013, coming from a Project Management position of a highway refurbishing company, and started directly in the Sales and Estimating department. His attention to detail, along with his history and skills in project management is a great asset to Wells Concrete.
Art has been extensively involved in the construction industry for more than 30 years, and for the last 17 years, in the precast/prestressed industry, applying his engineering, heavy construction and precast experience to various markets in Canada and the United States.
He has successfully collaborated with architects, engineers, contractors and owners, providing precast solutions for multiple projects including parking structures, building envelopes and total precast buildings. Working with his industry partners he has facilitated all aspects of projects, from preliminary design, all the way through to project completion.
Art’s dedication to providing innovative solutions and Wells Concrete’s commitment to total quality are a valuable resource for your precast concrete needs.
Scott began his career with Wells Concrete in 2000 in a drafting role developing an in-depth understanding of the efficiencies the company offers on the front-end of product design. Scott’s attention to detail, deadline driven approach and responsiveness complements his ‘get it done’ attitude. With over 16 years’ experience, he has been a part of the product evolution of Wells Concrete from structural double tees to flat slabs and architectural panels in a variety of roles from drafting to estimating and sales. He enjoys the variety of opportunities that are available to provide a solution.
Scott graduated from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND with and Associates in Architectural Drafting, Lake Region State College with an Associates in Business Administration and is Currently starting at the University of North Dakota working on his Bachelors Degree in Business Management.
Notable Project Experience
Skydancer Casino-Belcourt, ND
This six-story total precast structure was and addition to the existing hotel. This project held tight to the schedule even with the challenges of building this through the winter construction cycle
Dickinson Middle School-Dickinson, ND
Working with Mortenson Construction through the design phase and colaburating in the modeling program Wells Concrete completed this school on time and within budget
Train ND-Williston, ND
Building a school in western ND brings its own sense of challenges from a logistics stand point. Wells Concrete has been able to adapt to these different situations and is able to complete projects like this on time and within budget
Rick Ostgard brings 30 years experience in precast to Wells Concrete, including 5 in his current role. Rick values his client relationships and remains committed to ensuring success in the project every step of the way.
Jace has been with Wells Concrete since June of 2010 in a variety of positions. He spent two summers in our ready mix plant and over two summers as an intern in the sales and estimating department before moving into a full time position as an Account Manager in January 2014. He enjoys working with architects, contractors, and engineers on building design, finding precast solutions to design challenges and providing efficient, economical precast layouts. Using his 4 year Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from MSU-Mankato, Jace excels at maintaining and enhancing the intended architectural design of any given project.
Zac started off in the drafting department of our Grand Forks location in August of 2012 and spent six months there. In January of 2013 he was transferred to the Fargo office as an estimator and has since slowly worked his way into a full time sales and estimator role, while simultaneously serving as project manager on jobs when our PM department was overbooked. He has been in the construction industry since the age of 17; he started off building houses and apartments, pouring concrete foundations for grain bins, installing fire sprinkler systems, and, before coming to Wells Concrete, working for a large concrete repair company as a field supervisor. With his long history in construction and a degree in Construction Management, he has excelled through many varied situations that have popped up throughout his years in the industry.
Dan accepted the position as President/CEO of Wells Concrete in January 2011 after serving four years as Chief Financial Officer. Dan started his career in commercial banking, first as a credit analyst and then was promoted to a workout officer position. Subsequently, he left to assume a Controller role for a mid-sized company and has been in private industry since that point. He most recently was a divisional Vice President of Finance for a $7B company that is now part of Berkshire Hathaway.
In addition to his role at Wells Concrete, Dan has served on the Board of Directors of PCI (Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute) and is currently a member of the PCI Executive Committee. Dan is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelors of Accountancy degree from the University of North Dakota.
Ben is a graduate of North Dakota State University and can leverage more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry in an estimating and project management capacity to connect with clients on precast/prestressed solutions. His leadership attributes and natural ability to seek common ground while understanding a client’s needs and expectations, combined with his technical expertise, make him a valuable asset to any project.
Mark Del Vecchio
Vice President – Human Resources, Health, and Safety
Mark has spent the last thirteen years with MDU Resources, first at the Director level and then promoted to the position of Vice President, Human Resources. MDU is a Fortune 500 Company that is the parent of Knife River among others. Mark is an attorney by education and has significant experience working in both our industry and geographical markets.
Ryan has worked for Wells Concrete for a total of 19 years. He rejoined the Wells Concrete team in 2007, where he led a project management effort before returning to his engineering roots with a promotion to Chief Engineer in 2010. With over 25 years in engineering, 19 specifically in precast concrete, Ryan brings a wealth of experience in various aspects of precast delivery. He works closely with the Wells Concrete estimating and production teams, as well as engineering and erection partners to ensure projects are delivered to the expectations outlined.
Ryan started with Wells concrete in May 1990. He has spent time in numerous positions in the company, including Field Services Engineer, Design Engineer, and Senior Project Manager. Ryan is currently the Chief Engineer and oversees the drafting and engineering departments at all of our sites. In addition, he spent seven years in the consulting engineering field, which exposed him to a wide variety of building materials and systems. His vast work experiences make him uniquely qualified to evaluate the various projects we encounter and propose the solution best fitting our customers’ needs.
Ryan graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
Jesse has 17 years’ experience with Wells Concrete; he started in field services and has led a variety of erection efforts, including some of the most complex projects Wells Concrete has completed. He is currently managing 15 erection crews and three patching crews across the Midwest. At our peak, we have over 120 people working in three different unions in the field department. His knowledge of Wells Concrete’s product and installation are paramount to the team.
Jesse graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction management. He is a NCCO Certified Crane Operator, Certified Crane Inspector, and PCI Certified Field Auditor.
Gregg has over 30 years of experience at Wells Concrete. With a PE Civil Engineering BSCE from NDSU, Gregg has been a valuable asset since 1983, when he started as a field engineer at Wells Concrete. He became a field services Manager in 1990, and moved into the position of Production Manager at our Wells location in 1999. In 2007, he added the Albany plant in addition to Wells. At present, Gregg is the Vice President of Operations for all four plants at Wells Concrete, using his engineering skills and long history of experience to oversee operations across the board.
A 20-year veteran at Wells Concrete, Steve is the Vice President of Quality Control. He started his career in the Ready Mix industry and has transferred into the Precast/Prestress side of the business for the last three years. Steve and his team are constantly striving to perfect existing mix designs and develop new finishes.
He is a certified Concrete Technologist, ACI field certified inspector, and PCI III plant certified. His years of mix design and field experience is great asset to Wells Concrete.
A 30-year veteran of Wells Concrete, Spencer has overseen development of the company’s core product offerings – carving a niche in the marketplace for architectural and structural precast and prestressed concrete products. His relationships in the industry run deep as he is committed to finding ways to better serve clients and the marketplace. He builds upon a sales foundation of technical expertise and estimating capabilities that supports the company’s abilities as an integrated solutions provider.
Sam has been with the Wells Companies since 2008. Prior to his employment at Wells, Sam served in the US Navy as a Naval Aviator on Active Duty from 1999-2008 and a Selected Reservists from 2009-2013. Sam still currently serves in the US Navy in the IRR and is attending Naval War College. Sam also received his MBA from the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida in 2008. Prior to his current role, Sam was in sales, estimating, project management and business development.
Ryan holds a Master of Professional Accountancy degree from the University of South Dakota and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining Wells Concrete Ryan worked in the public accounting arena with Larson Allen, LLP (now Clifton Larson Allen, LLP). He was Wells Concrete’s auditor during his time with Larson Allen, LLP.
Ryan joined Wells Concrete in March 2011 as Financial Analyst where he was responsible for internal and external financial reporting, departmental profitability analysis, and overseeing the Minnesota accounting function. He was named Direct of Finance in September, 2012. In this position, Ryan successfully consolidated and centralized the accounting and finance personnel from Wells, MN and Grand Forks, ND to Albany, MN. In this transition the department was reduced from fifteen employees to seven, with an eighth person added in September 2013.
Ryan Stroschein was named Chief Financial Officer for Wells Concrete in September 2013. In this position, Ryan has focused much of his effort on centralizing the accounting and finance functions of the company. He most recently migrated the two separate companies to one legal entity. Ryan has also focused on labor efficiency and lean initiatives in the production environment.