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Meet the Team

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Ryan joined Felderman Design-Build in 2002 as a Business Developer after completing his Bachelor's degree at the University of New Hampshire. He progressed to Vice President in 2010 and President in 2014. Ryan focuses on project management, coordination of sales, administration of company personnel and directs the review of corporate quality control and performance. Additionally, he designs, implements and monitors Felderman's strategic business plan to guide future growth.

Ryan sits on the Nucor Building Systems Presidents Advisory Team and serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Transportation Network. He also enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife and children.

Ryan Harris

President

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Russ founded Felderman Construction in 1975 after working for several years for other construction companies. Russ focuses on consulting and existing client relationships. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tri-State University.

 

As a 46-year veteran of the commercial and industrial construction industry, Russ has successfully broadened Felderman's role as a full in-house design-build general contractor. His efforts have garnered Felderman Design-Build to be named on America's Top Metal Builder's List in 2003, The Falcon Club and The Butler Club. 

Russ Felderman

Founder

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Jennifer joined Felderman Design-Build in 2019 as the Director of Business Development. Jennifer is currently working on her degree in Business Administration. Her primary duties are working with new and existing clients, community engagement and marketing.

 

Jennifer is extremely active in the Fort Wayne community, serving as a co-chair on the Summit Equestrian Center Board of Directors, a committee member for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne and as a Junior Achievement classroom volunteer.

 

In her free time, Jennifer likes to spend time with her family, hiking, ballroom dancing, center herself with yoga, and binge watch her favorite Netflix shows. She enjoys Florida vacations and exploring new local adventures.

jennifer.vanderpool@felderman.com

Jennifer Vanderpool

Vice President Strategic Development

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Jeff joined Felderman Design-Build in 1994 as an architectural designer and estimator. During his time with Felderman, Jeff has been promoted to Senior Project Manager.

 

In his current role, Jeff is responsible for planning and managing projects and customer satisfaction. Jeff is also a LEED Accredited Official, which allows him to provide advanced knowledge in green building practices.

 

When away from the office, Jeff enjoys serving in his church community and spending time and traveling with his 3 children.

Jeff Maines

Senior Project Manager

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Dan joined Felderman Design-Build in 2000 as a Senior Project Manager. Dan has over 40 years' experience in the construction industry, primarily in project management and sales. During his time with Felderman, Dan has increased Felderman's presence in surrounding communities in the Fort Wayne area.

 

Dan's primary duties with Felderman Design-Build are planning and managing projects and customer satisfaction.

 

In his spare time, Dan enjoys hunting and fishing.

Dan Eads

Senior Project Manager

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Mike joined Felderman Design-Build in 2006 as a Field Engineer and Fire Protection Sales Assistant. Mike is a 2005 graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelor's degree in Construction Engineering Technology and an Associate's degree in Architectural Engineering Technology. During his time with Felderman, Mike has been promoted to Senior Project Manager.

 

In his current role, Mike is responsible for planning and managing projects and customer satisfaction.

Mike Cress

Senior Project Manager

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Cory joined Felderman Design-Build in 2018 as a Project Manager. Cory is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and has a degree in Construction Management. He has over 15 years of experience in the Design-Build Construction Industry, working as a project manager, site superintendent and retail manager.

 

Cory's primary duties with Felderman Design-Build are managing projects and customer satisfaction. He was also an integral part of the redesign of the new Felderman Office.

In his spare time, Cory enjoys spending time with his family and watching thoroughbred racing.

Cory McMichael

Project Manager

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Greg joined Felderman Design-Build in 1985 as a Design Manager. He is a graduate of the University of Saint Francis with an Associate's degree in Commercial Art with over 30 years of experience in Architectural Drafting and Engineering.

Greg's primary duties are the conceptual design and permitting. He has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the Felderman Design-Build standard for every job.

 

When away from the office, Greg enjoys home improvement projects, golfing, and driving in the country.

Greg DeWeese

VP Design Services

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Mike joined Felderman Design-Build in 2017 as a CAD Detailer. Mike is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Architecture. He has over 10 years of experience in the architectural and design field.

 

Mike's primary duties with Felderman Design-Build are drafting and detailing, coordinating field review changes into construction documents, as well as assisting in conceptual design strategies.

 

In his spare time, Mike travels to new places and spends time with his wife and son. When he isn't traveling or with family, he enjoys photography.

Mike Scherman

CAD Detailer, LEED Green Associate

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Kylie joined Felderman Design-Build in 2020 as an Interior Designer. Kylie is a graduate of the Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a minor in Building Construction Management.

 

Kylie’s primary duties include drafting and designing with an emphasis on interiors.

 

In her spare time, Kylie likes watersports, visiting museums, and attending the ballet.

Kylie Zelt

Interior Designer

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Wendy joined Felderman Design-Build in 2016 as an Accounting Manager. Wendy is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She has over 15 years of accounting experience in the construction and manufacturing industries.

 

Wendy's primary duties with Felderman Design-Build are financial reporting, human resources, and office management.  
 

In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, biking the trails of Fort Wayne and trying out new, local restaurants.

Wendy Smith

Office & Accounting Manager