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TEAM

Gregg A. Paschke, Senior Project Manager, Owner


With more than 35 years of experience in construction estimating and project management, Gregg Paschke has managed a wide variety of projects, both remodel and new construction, spanning the healthcare, retail, corporate, residential, movie theatres, historic renovations, expertise in the design and construction of clean environments, such as data centers, dairies and breweries. Paschke is well known for his meticulous attention to detail and his effort to save the owner money through identifying cost-saving methods.

Prior to Prime General Contractors, Paschke served in a variety of management positions for a general contractor frequently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s annual Top 50 list.


EDUCATION
Lorman Education Services – 2002, St. Paul, MN
Continuing education program: Solving Water Intrusion and Mold Problems

Dale Carnegie – 1986, Minneapolis, MN
Continuing education: senior management and sales training

Dunwoody College of Technology – 1983, Minneapolis, MN
Architectural Drafting and Estimating

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Owner, Prime General Contractors, LLC - May 2005 to Present
Eagan, Minnesota
Provide project management, estimating, cost analysis and scheduling for design-build and competitive bid construction projects.

Dorsey Whitney Law Firm - June 2005 to Present
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Expert Construction Consultant/Witness

Kraus Anderson Construction Company -1978 to April 2005
St. Paul, Minnesota
Vice President 1999-2005 – Provided estimating, project management, cost analysis and scheduling for design-build and competitive bid construction projects ranging in size to $17,000,000

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Dunwoody College of Technology
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2005 - 2012 Annual Fund Drive Team Captain
1983 Class Representative for Dunwoody 90th Anniversary




Larry A. Raasch, Business Development, Owner


As a founder and past president of Prime General Contractors, Larry Raasch continues to serve the industry as a valued consultant for key projects. Having serviced the design and construction industry since 1977, Raasch has a wide range of experience with diverse project types of all sizes. His portfolio includes a variety of educational buildings in the private sector, market rate senior housing, assisted living, nursing care, corporate aviation, auto dealerships, data centers, sports arenas as well as retail projects. His experience includes both new construction and renovation and he is well versed in helping owners meet stringent building codes, LEED certification and other standards. Well known for his ability to lead teams, Raasch has established a reputation for problem-solving and cost control during design and preconstruction phase.

Before launching Prime General Contractors, Raasch held various management positions for one of ENR’s frequently ranked General Contractors on their annual Top 50 listing. Although a native of Chicago, he was raised in New Orleans, but strong family ties brought him to the Midwest and Dunwoody College of Technology. His commitment to the school earned him the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award for his contributions.

EDUCATION
Louisiana State University – 1973-1975 New Orleans, LA
Electrical Engineering & Mechanical Design
Dunwoody College of Technology – 1975-1977 Minneapolis, MN
Architectural Drafting and Estimating
Technical Degree in Building Construction PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Prime General Contractors, LLC – May 2005 to Present Eagan, Minnesota
Owner/President – Business development, provide estimating, project management, cost analysis and scheduling for design-build and competitive bid construction projects.
Kraus Anderson Construction Company - 1995 – 2005 Saint Paul, Minnesota
Vice President 2002-2005 - Provided estimating, project management, cost analysis and scheduling for design-build and competitive bid

Shingobee Construction – 1994-1995, Loretto, Minnesota
Vice President – Provided estimating, project management, cost analysis and scheduling for design-build and competitive bid construction projects. Kraus Anderson Construction, St. Paul Division – 1980-1994 Saint Paul, Minnesota
Project Manager - Provided estimating, project management, cost analysis and scheduling for design-build and competitive bid construction projects ranging in size to $24,000,000. Fabcon Incorporated – 1977-1980 Savage, Minnesota
Department Head – In charge of Drafting & Estimating Department (10 employees). PUBLIC SPEAKING
University of Minnesota
Continuing Education Quality Control Seminars
Continuing Education Design Build Seminar

Dunwoody College
Commencement Speaker for Annual Graduation
Class Representative for Annual Career Day

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Seminar on Masonry Design and Estimating Design of Flat/Super Flat Floor Systems
Dale Carnegie Public Speaking

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
City of Savage, Minnesota
1985-1987 Park Board Member 1985-1990 Planning Commissioner
1994-1997 Planning Commissioner

City of St. Paul, Minnesota
1986-1988 Riverfront Commission Communications Task Force

Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, Minnesota
1998-Present Board of Managers
2002-2004 Chair of Alumni Fundraising
2006-2008 Vice President of Board of Managers
2008-2010 President of Board of Managers

St. Paul K-9 Foundation St. Paul, Minnesota
2011 - Board Member




Derek Clarkin, Senior Project Manager, President


Active in the construction industry since 2000, Derek Clarkin has extensive experience both in the field as well as in management and estimating construction projects. His portfolio covers a wide range of projects in healthcare, aviation, automotive dealerships, education, and office buildings, both new constructions, and renovations. Clarkin credits his experience in the trades for his ability to approach each project from a realistic cost, schedule and constructability standpoint.

Clarkin joined Prime General Contractors in 2008 as a project manager, was promoted to vice president in 2014 and appointed a president in 2017. Before his time with Prime, he was a project manager for a local joint sealant company, and during his college years, he worked in concrete/masonry, abatement, demolition, cabinet finishing, gypcrete installation, and pole barn framing. Clarkin is a past member of the Prior Lake Rotary Club and volunteers with his alma mater, Dunwoody College of Technology.

EDUCATION
St. Mary’s University of MN, Winona, MN
2010 B.S. Business

Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN
2005 A.A.S. Architectural Drafting & Estimating Technology

The Construction Specifications Institute – 2005, Minneapolis, MN
Certification, Construction Document Technologist

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Dale Carnegie, Minneapolis, MN
The Dale Carnegie Immersion Program - 2015

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Prime General Contractors 2008-Present Eagan, MN
President, 2017 to Present – Manage overall operations; ensure exceptional construction experience and customer service for the firm’s customers, business partners and employees; monitor the schedule, safety and quality goals of each project
Vice President, 2014-2017
Project Manager, 2008-2014

Carciofini Company 2004-2008 Burnsville, MN
Project Manager-estimate and project manage caulking, traffic topping, expansion joint systems, and firestopping projects.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Dunwoody Volunteer Service Annual Fund
Minneapolis, MN
2010 to Present

Dunwoody Alumni Board of Managers
Minneapolis, MN

2020 to Present – Vice President
2016 to 2020 – Board Member, Philanthropy Committee

Prior Lake Rotary Club
Prior Lake, MN
2013 to 2015 – Member
2013 to 2015 – Lakefront Musicfest Production Co-chair




Troy Corbett, Senior Project Manager & Estimator


Since getting his start in the construction industry in 1995, Troy Corbett has managed more than 100 projects in all phases of multi-million-dollar construction. With experience in educational, religious, healthcare, private and industrial sectors, Corbett has a broad range of Owners representation. Troy’s knowledge and experience in negotiated, design-build and competitively bid projects will assure all Owners that their chosen contract delivery methods/systems will be well managed. Because of his close involvement in projects from preliminary budgeting to final closeout, he is known for his ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships through expert communication and his team leadership abilities.

Before he joined Prime General Contractors in 2018, Corbett owned a building contractor firm in Stillwater, MN. Prior to this experience, he was a senior project manager and vice president for a full-service general contractor based in St. Paul for 21 years, where he was the most-requested senior project manager with the firm’s repeat clientele.

EDUCATION
Minnesota State University – 1995, Mankato, MN
Business Administration, Construction Management

Dunwoody Industrial Institute – 1996, Minneapolis, MN
General Construction Estimating I & II

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Prime General Contractors, LLC – 2018 to Present, Eagan, MN
Senior Project Manager – Preconstruction, estimating, contract administration, prepare detailed proposals, facilitating preconstruction and construction progress meetings and providing overall team leadership to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.

Norell Builders, LLC – 2016 to 2018, Stillwater, MN
Owner – Day to day management of overall business operations, business development, estimating, project management and site supervision.

James Steele Construction Company – 1995 to 2016, St. Paul, MN
Senior Project Manager & Vice President – Business development, estimating and project management. Responsible for identifying project leads/bids, negotiating/bidding/estimating the project, detailed proposal preparation, contract administration, scheduling, owner satisfaction, project closeout.




Lane Etter, Accounting





Taylor Paschke, Administrative Assistant/Project Coordinator


Taylor grew up in a family with a strong background in construction, with members having experience within the industry in various roles. Taylor’s interest in construction began at a young age when her father would take her on site visits to various projects. She loved seeing the different phases and processes of a project from start to completion.

Taylor followed her passion and enrolled at Dunwoody College of Technology where she graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management with honors. During her education Taylor gained valuable experience in different areas within the industry through her internship experiences. This included construction safety, risk management and construction project management.

Taylor was a project management intern at Prime General Contractors in 2017. In May of 2020 she was hired as a permanent member of the team. Her day to day activities include bidding, submittal procurement, scheduling, and support of the project managers. Taylor has been very helpful and is always forward leaning when it comes to technology and completion of her job duties.

EDUCATION
Dunwoody College of Technology – 2019, Minneapolis, MN
Construction Management, Bachelor of Science

Dunwoody College of Technology – 2016, Minneapolis, MN
Construction Project Management, Associates of Applied Science




Paula Roberto, Project Manager & Estimator


Paula has vast experience in the construction, renovation and restoration fields. She has led a significant number of large scale commercial projects. This has included new construction, historic redevelopment, repurposing, and demolition. Prior to joining our team Paula held long term positions with Demo Unlimited, Braden Construction and Lerner Renovations. She excels at operations, supply chain management and scheduling. She is known for coordinating material and equipment delivery, and synchronizing field personnel and subcontractors to ensure efficient and cost-effective use of resources. Words to describe Paula from customers include results-oriented, strong work ethic and superior communication skills.

EDUCATION
1989 - 1999 Minneapolis Community College – General Business Studies
1997 Dunwoody Industrial Institute - Architecture and Blueprint Reading
1995 – 1997 Century College, White Bear Lake, MN – General Studies

U.S. Army Reserves - Fort Snelling 5501st – 1991-1993
Combat Field Medical Specialist, E-4 91B