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.
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
Owner, Prime General Contractors, LLC - May 2005 to Present
Provide project management, estimating, cost analysis and scheduling for design-build and competitive bid construction projects.
Dorsey Whitney Law Firm - June 2005 to Present
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
Dunwoody College of Technology
2005 - 2012 Annual Fund Drive Team Captain
1983 Class Representative for Dunwoody 90th Anniversary
Larry A. Raasch, Business Development, Owner
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.
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
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.
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.
Department Head – In charge of Drafting & Estimating Department (10 employees).
University of Minnesota
Continuing Education Quality Control Seminars
Continuing Education Design Build Seminar
Commencement Speaker for Annual Graduation
Class Representative for Annual Career Day
Seminar on Masonry Design and Estimating Design of Flat/Super Flat Floor Systems
Dale Carnegie Public Speaking
City of Savage, Minnesota
1985-1987 Park Board Member
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
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.
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
Dale Carnegie, Minneapolis, MN
The Dale Carnegie Immersion Program - 2015
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.
Dunwoody Volunteer Service Annual Fund
2010 to Present
Dunwoody Alumni Board of Managers
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
Dan Perry, Project Manager & Estimator
Before joining Prime General Contractors, Perry got his start as a military reservist in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion. From 2015 to 2017, he served as a Battalion Operations Chief and was responsible for training and leading more than 700 men and women in the Navy’s Construction Force. During his 24 years of service, he conducted projects that spanned five continents in high-pressure and high-stakes settings, including battlefield construction and humanitarian aid. Perry additionally worked independent operations for the United States, the Task Force, the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Department of State.
Perry recently served as Chairman of the Board for the Midwest Seabee Ball, an annual event that recognizes both active duty and veteran Seabees for their service. He is active in veterans’ issues and causes and dedicates his time to training new members in the industry. An experienced and knowledgeable leader, Perry serves as the example to follow for those with whom he works.
University of Wisconsin – River Falls – 1998, River Falls, WI
U.S. Navy– 1994-2017
Multiple U.S. and international locations
Completed training in Construction Management, Civil Affairs, Negotiation and Multicultural Operations
Training Course, Sales Advantage
Seminar: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Prime General Contractors, LLC – 2017 to Present, Eagan, MN
Project Manager – Manage projects, including estimating, cost control, scheduling and project closeout.
U.S. Navy – 1994-2017
Battalion Operations Chief, 2015-2017 – Trained and led 742 men and women in the U.S. Navy’s Construction Force.
Military Reservist, 1994-2018
Midwest Seabee Ball, Minneapolis, MN
Chairman of the Board, 2015-2018
Troy Corbett, Senior Project Manager & Estimator
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.
Minnesota State University – 1995, Mankato, MN
Business Administration, Construction Management
Dunwoody Industrial Institute – 1996, Minneapolis, MN
General Construction Estimating I & II
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.
Melissa Waltz, Contract Coordinator
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.
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
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