Henry Rose
Vice President of Operations

Henry has over 30 years of experience in the industry, including 13 years as a sheet metal worker, 14 years as an estimator/project manager, and 10 years as vice president of operations. He provides leadership for day-to-day operations of both field and shop operations. Henry takes the utmost pride in helping develop the current team of project managers, estimators, designers, and administrative assistants who are well respected in our industry.
Joe Normand
Sales Manager

Joe has been working for SSi for over 26 years. He holds a state of Wisconsin Journeyman Plumbing license. Joe started working in the field as a site foreman. He later moved into the estimating/project management department. Presently, Joe holds the role of company manager/sales in developing new business.
Don Hodapp
Director of Business Development

Don has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and has worked in the food and manufacturing industry for over 30 years. Don has worked in many different roles in management, engineering and business development over the years. Some of his past employers include: Post Cereals, General Foods, Heinz, HP, POWER Engineers, etc. Don is currently working at SSi as Director of Business Development.
Jon Durst
Project Manager

Jon started working with SSi in the summer of 1996. In 2002, he completed a five year sheet metal apprenticeship. Jon worked on many projects, both shop and field, before earning his position of shop foreman in June of 2008. Jon then moved to production manager in 2012 where his duties included coordinating manpower, purchase of shop materials/supplies, and review of drawings prior to fabrication/installation. Currently, Jon is working as a Project Manager and continues to use all his prior knowledge in his projects.
Andrew Chrouser
Project Manager

Andrew started working in the construction industry after graduating from the University of Wisconsin—Stout Construction Management program. He started his career as a Project Manager for a General Contractor for 5 years where he coordinated and supervised in planning, design and construction projects. Andrew started at SSi in 2010 as a Project Manager/Estimator and has over 15 years of experience in project management. He also has a certification in LEED AP BD+C.
Andrew Foss
Project Manager

Project management is probably a loose term to use for Andrew's job description. Bidding & estimating, conceptual 3D design, installation (field) project management, and IT administration are just some of the day-to-day tasks that occupy his time. The majority of Andrew's job focus revolves around the food industry. Planning and assisting with full line layouts, procurement and installation of new custom food equipment all falls into his niche category making Andrew a very well rounded employee of SSi.
Marty Rethaber
Project Manager/Estimator

Marty began his career as a prefab metal building construction worker for 7 years. Some of his duties included welding, heavy equipment operation, and major building connections. He then moved into sales and sales management for the automotive industry for 15 years. Now, Marty works at SSi as a project manager/estimator utilizing his prior experience.
Josh Harmon
Project Manager/Estimator

Josh started at SSi in 2007 as a millwright apprentice and has worked at SSi for over 15 years. During his time, he has worked in many roles including, millwright apprentice, sheet metal apprentice, sheet metal journeyman, and designer. Josh is currently working as a project manager/estimator and still designs on the side. Josh’s hands-on experience and rounded knowledge in the industry contributes to his success at SSi.
Jeff Hettinga
Project Manager/Master Plumber

Jeff has over 46 years of industry trade experience. This includes 27 years as a journeyman plumber and 19 years as a master plumber (#233136). Jeff is also a Cross Connection Control Tester, a Plumbing System Designer (#1576), Wisconsin POWTS Maintainer, and a Project Manager/Estimator.
Jeremiah Kressin
Project Manager

Jeremiah has over 23 years of industry experience as a plumber. This includes 18 years as a Journeyman, 5 years as Master Plumber, and 19 years of field managing projects. Jeremiah is also medical gas certified. He has been with SSi since 2005 and currently serves as a project manager and estimator.
Mike Rattle
Project Manager/Estimator

Mike started in the construction industry in 1997. He completed a 5-year apprenticeship as a steamfitter and has over 20 years of experience. Mike is proud to have served in the Army Reserves since 1996 where he specialized in numerous logistical capacities and in the CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) field. Mike has taught multiple certification and apprenticeship courses at Local 434 and Mid-State Technical College. Mike now works for SSi as a Project Manager and Estimator utilizing his prior experience.
Tim Mielke
Project Manager

Tim has over 30 years of industry experience including 10 years as a sheet metal worker. He has been estimating and project managing since 2002 doing design/build HVAC projects, paint lines, etc. Tim also holds the HVAC Qualifier Certification.
Kent Laessig
Service Manager

Kent has been in the HVAC industry for over twenty-seven years. Before SSi, he spent sixteen years doing HVAC wholesale and design. Kent was hired by SSi in 2007 during which he completed a five year HVAC Service Program. In 2016, he transitioned into the service manager position where he currently works with our customers and directs the SSi service team.