Sam has been with the Wells Companies since 2008 and in his position since 2011. Prior to his current role Sam was in sales, estimating, project management and business development. In addition to being part of the leadership team Sam oversees Wells Concrete Canada, the international arm of the Wells Companies, and the Research & Development program helping bring new products, finishes, and offerings to Wells’ customers. Sam is also involved in M&A and starting new business lines for The Wells Companies, the parent company of Wells Concrete.
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 nearing completion of 20 year of service. He will retire from the US Navy Reserve in August 2019.
Sam attended the University of Wisconsin – River Falls where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1997 and also received his MBA from the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida in 2008.
Sam is also a 3rd generation member of the ownership family, has served on the Board of Directors since 2009, and was named Chairman in 2017. Sam has been married to Annette Nesius for 22 years and together they have 2 daughters: Michaela, 14 and Davin 12.