Chad Thelen was recently promoted to senior project manager. He began his construction career with Clark Construction in 1995. He started in the field with Clark’s self-performed concrete and carpentry team, leading to his role as a project foreman. In that position, Chad provided solid leadership and direction. After promotion to Project Superintendent, Chad spent the next seven years managing the entire project sites and the self-performed workforce.
For the past ten years Chad has been a Project Manager. He worked on such landmark projects as Odawa Casino, FireKeepers Casino, Waterside Market Place, and Charlevoix Public Library. More recently he managed Dow/Kokam and Landaal Packaging. In addition, Chad, whose extensive experience spans nearly all the markets in which Clark Construction operates, has also maintained well honed in Superintendent skills on some projects like Grayling HS and FireKeepers Hotel & Event Center, among others.
Throughout his career, Chad demonstrated a dedication to customer service with a great ability for bonding with Clients, He has mentored many of the younger professionals he has worked with. More recently he has been involved in the preparation and presentation of winning proposals such as Gun Lake Casino Expansion, Landaal Packaging and Fernco.