Chad Blilie OWNER, PRESIDENT
Approachable and responsive, Chad Blilie works hard to ensure that our clients are happy and that projects run smoothly. Chad joined our team as a project superintendent in 2006, quickly climbing the ranks to become one of our owners. Relationship-building is his greatest strength. Chad applies his relentless work ethic to every task, whether it’s hiring, on-the-job safety, estimating or managing a project. Knowing that satisfied customers breed new business, he delivers what clients want: a job well done, on time and within budget. When he’s not crunching numbers or overseeing projects, Chad is spending time with his wife and two children. To relax, he goes camping, fishing, hunting or mountain biking.
Heidi Aldous OWNER, CFO
Organized and efficient, Heidi Aldous believes in prompt service and teamwork. She has more than 20 years experience in financial accounts management, specifically in construction- and trucking-related businesses. Heidi joined the team in 2005 as finance manager and, with her focus on team building and effective account management, began the move toward partnership six years later. Heidi ties together all the financial aspects of the business, applying her in-depth skills at organization to estimating and budget development. She revels in the details, working with the entire team to ensure both customer satisfaction and productive project completion. When not poring over spreadsheets, Heidi and her husband follow the busy soccer schedule of their daughter. She also enjoys reading and, for contrast, a good P90x workout.
Jim Mender VICE PRESIDENT, PROJECT MANAGER, ESTIMATING
An excellent time-manager with high expectations, Jim Mender goes the extra mile to ensure all partners are working together. A timber cruiser for years, Jim made a career change 27 years ago and never looked back. Prior to joining our team in 1999, Jim managed multiple construction projects, including buildings, sewer treatment plants, and bridges spanning minor waterways. Now one of our vice presidents, he has successfully overseen many public- and private-sector contracts. An expert problem solver, Jim is proficient in crafting budgets that hit the mark. In doing so, he finds ways to incorporate value engineering, while maintaining quality. Jim’s curiosity leads him down many paths. He enjoys reading, writing poetry and short stories, whitewater rafting and photography.
Toby DeMasters PROJECT MANAGER, ESTIMATING
Toby joined the McKenzie Commercial team as a skilled Superintendent in 2012. In construction since 1990, Toby brings diverse and well-rounded experience on all types of construction projects. Every project is unique, which has taught him how to be a creative problem solver and adapt to any change thrown his way. His experience as an accomplished Carpenter and Superintendent have created a passion for exceptional quality. A people person, Toby finds it easy to connect with just about anyone. It's no surprise that relationship building is at the core of who he is, which he accomplishes through a high ethical and integrous standard in everything he does. In his free time, Toby can be found having coffee with his beautiful wife, golfing, working on home improvement projects, or enjoying his annual trip to Yosemite National Park.