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Jeffery Makela named General Superintendent at Welliver

Welliver is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeffery Makela to the position of General Superintendent.

In this new capacity, Makela will be responsible for the overall status and facilitation of building the right project team, assigning the proper superintendent who is the right fit for the project, training, as well as managing the workforce on the project site. A lifelong construction professional bringing more than 30 years of experience in complex building projects, Makela will play an integral role in building and strengthening client relationships, creating collaborative environments, and bringing construction workers and the trades into a new era of conducting business.

“We are pleased to offer Jeff the opportunity to use his years of experience to better serve our clients. We know Jeff will be an asset allowing us to provide our customers with the high level of service they deserve while enabling us to achieve our goals for growth as a company,” said Anne Welliver-Hartsing. “Welliver has a long-standing policy of promoting from within whenever possible. This way, both our staff and clients benefit from the knowledge and skills acquired over time while ensuring continued high quality.”

Makela had served as project superintendent at Welliver since 2017 where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of a construction worksite including manpower, building plans and specifications, material inventory, as well as managed communication with project managers, subcontractors, architects, and owners. Prior to joining Welliver, Makela worked as project superintendent for another regional construction company where he gained significant experience working on projects representing a range of market sectors including commercial, higher education, and healthcare.

“I am a results-oriented person driven by the thrill of beating a deadline at the highest level I can achieve.,” said Makela. “Having learned the value of hard work at an early age, I look forward to applying lessons learned from previous experiences to motivate manpower; sustain strong project superintendent teams; deliver a customer-driven, organized, and efficient building process; and build career growth paths for workers, which is greatly needed in the construction industry.”