Heidi Knutson

Heidi is a recent addition to the Roers team as she started this past November. She came on with over 15 years of Marketing experience. Her strengths are developing campaigns, project plans, product launches, event planning, and culture-building projects.

Heidi graduated from Moorhead State University Moorhead with degree in Marketing. She earned her CFMP designation (Certified Financial Marketing Professional).

One thing to know about Heidi is that she loves seeing a project through. From the initial vision, to brainstorming, to celebrating the successful completion as a team. She considers herself very competitive, in every aspect – sports, board games, and at work her competitiveness drives her to do the best. She loves to be a part of a team.

Heidi takes pride in being active in the community. Currently she is involved with the United Way of Cass Clay, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, Hawley Park Board Member, Hawley Booster Club.

During Heidi’s free time, you can find her spending time with husband, Brock and her three kids. She enjoys cheering her kids on at their sporting events, deer hunting, lake time, running, going to concerts, checking things off of her long bucket list and she always enjoys a good laugh!

David Wood

David Wood recently joined the Roers team as our Construction Executive.  David is committed to quality, priding himself on exceptional attention to detail.  He is passionate about customer service and understands a project’s success is most importantly measured by a client’s experience throughout the process.

David is a proud graduate of THE North Dakota State University where he received his Civil Engineering Degree.  After graduation David spent numerous hours in the field inspecting, managing, and engineering construction projects across the entire state of North Dakota and portions of Minnesota.  He is a registered professional engineer with extraordinary leadership qualities and an entrepreneurial spirit.  Prior to coming to Roers, David was one of the owners of Apex Engineering Group where he assisted the company to grow from a startup firm to 70 employees over 8 years.

Determined to keep improving both professionally and personally, David always seeks opportunities to learn and grow.  He has completed a 12-week Dale Carnegie Professional Development Course, was a member of Cass County Toast Masters, attended John Maxwell leadership training, continually reads personal development books, and has been striving to learn the Spanish language for the past three years with the goal to be fluent one day.  David is also an active member at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo and has volunteered for Junior Achievement, local food pantry, and YMCA.

Most times you can find David with a big smile on his face triggered by his beautiful wife, Becky, and their two amazing daughters.  They spend as much time as possible together; sharing a love for the lake, basketball, golf, traveling, and working on remodeling and landscape projects.

Shannon Roers Jones

Shannon Roers Jones is a North Dakota native dedicated to serving the people of District 46.

With a goal of ensuring that North Dakota remains a national economic leader, and a place where families thrive, she is focused on growing a vibrant economy throughout North Dakota and guaranteeing that government runs effectively and efficiently.

Raised near Horace, N.D., Shannon’s parents instilled in her the values important to North Dakotans: hard work; service; and sacrifice. As a mother, attorney and independent voice, Shannon is committed to bringing these values to Bismarck.

Shannon received her undergraduate degree from the College of St. Benedict, where she studied business guided by the Benedictine values of respect for all people, stewardship and service. After graduation from the College of St. Benedict, Shannon attended the University of St. Thomas, earning a Master’s in Business Administration.  After working in the real estate industry for five years, Shannon returned to North Dakota and graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Since a very young age, Shannon has been actively involved in her family’s construction and development business and has enjoyed the opportunity to return to Roers since receiving her law license.

Known for her independent leadership and commitment to public service, Shannon has been actively involved in service organizations including the United Way, Jeremiah Program, and Churches United for the Homeless as well as being on the board of directors for Face It Together.   Additionally, Shannon is involved with the Cass County United Republican Committee and is a member of the District 46 Executive Committee.

Shannon resides in south Fargo with her husband Ross and their daughters Olivia, Kendall and Kate.

Kristen Juven

Kristen Juven enjoys designing and implementing digital strategies and believes marketing and communications is as much an art as it is a science – a hybrid where creative meets code.  She is a motivated and results-driven professional with over 10 years of marketing experience.  As the Marketing Manager at Roers, she has been instrumental in improving processes, strategies, and exposure for all Roers brands, as well as leading the team on Roers’ new website design.

Kristen is a Moorhead native and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls with a Marketing Communications degree and a minor in Coaching/Team Concepts.  She is as passionate about hockey as she is about marketing and played at the collegiate level for UW-River Falls.

Always ready for adventure, Kristen spends her free time traveling, playing golf and attempting to be a ‘foodie.’ If you can’t find her on course she probably bellied up at some obscure restaurant with some unique eats. One thing is for sure, you’ll never find her without her Apple laptop!

Brian Rust

Truly a Renaissance man, Brian Rust single-handedly runs Roers’ IT department, plays the drums, is a former skydiver (with an x-ray to prove why he doesn’t any more), and assists his wife, Kathy, in running her Vizsla breeding business, Kizmar Vizslas.

As Information Technology Manager of Roers, he is responsible for the planning, acquisition, deployment, support and administration of IT systems for Roers’ offices in Fargo, as well as Roers West in Dickinson and any project locations that involve IT.  He steps in wherever needed and makes sure the job gets done right!

Brian began his career in the Army National Guard before moving to the Air National Guard.  He has over 23 years of IT experience.  He enjoys doing the research and developing solutions for all things IT and the best part is spending someone else’s money for all the equipment and software needed to tackle each job.

It seems Brian is always working as he’s been known to answer work emails and texts even while traveling around the world with his wife.  He does manage to spend plenty of time with all his favorite hobbies including remote control flying.

Shane Roers

For over 20 years, Shane Roers has been a noteworthy leader in the construction industry. You may know him from his work as the President of Roers West, but Shane can also be credited with contributions to his volunteer work in the Dickinson community including Dickinson Outlaw Hockey, Dickinson Catholic Schools, and a variety of fundraising efforts.

Serving as President of Roers West, Shane takes on challenging responsibilities, such as Business Development, Owner and Subcontractor relationships and overall team development.  During his tenure, his team has successfully completed several valuable projects, including Roers Hall at the University of Mary campus, Wyoming Casing buildings in Williston and Dickinson, Martin Construction office and shop, and the Beulah Wellness Center.

As part of the Roers family, Shane was born into the family business and began working with the company during his high school years.  He learned the construction business from the ground up and following graduation, he attended The University of Minnesota – Crookston where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing.  He returned to Roers as a project manager and was later promoted to senior project manager.

Dickinson became Shane and his wife, Lisa’s, home in 2010 when the Roers West offices opened.  When not working, Shane enjoys hunting, hockey, camping with his wife and four boys and questioning why people do stupid things like wearing Speedos.

 

Scott Wirth

Scott Wirth began as the Human Resources Manager at Roers in 2016, where he is responsible for Human Resources, Payroll, Safety, and the Front Desk/Office Management.  He has over 22 years of HR and leadership experience.  His mission is to provide superior supports to all areas of Roers, Scott and his team are focused on continually improving efficiency, consistency, teamwork and communication; creating a culture that provides for a positive work environment and opportunities for a work/life balance for everyone.

Although new to the Fargo-Moorhead area, Scott has quickly become a leader in several organizations, including the NDSCS Building Construction Technology advisory committee, Train ND workforce advisory committee, Fargo Public Schools CTE construction advisory committee, the North Dakota Recruiters Network, and the Fargo Moorhead Human Resources Association where he has been a member since arriving in Fargo.  He sees the value these organizations bring from his previous experiences with similar organizations in South Dakota where he was a volunteer leader for many non-profits.

During the life part of his balance, Scott enjoys traveling, camping, theater, photography and reading.

Jim Roers

A graduate of Minnesota State College – Crookston, MN and North Dakota State University with an agriculture degree, Jim Roers formed Roers Construction in 1976 with a small trailer and a passion for construction.  Jim has dedicated the last 45 plus years to building success in a business that encompasses development, construction, and property management.  He recognized when Roers needed to grow and took risks by creating additional divisions.  Along the way, Jim took pride in mentoring employees and empowering them to develop their skills and grow with Roers.

Building a successful business like Roers, allows Jim the opportunity to give back to the community in which he lives, as well as those in which Roers has completed projects.  He prides himself on sharing his talents with organizations to achieve their goals.  He has served on boards and committees for NDSU, the state of North Dakota, NDSCS, College of Saint Benedict, The Chamber, Jeremiah Program, Churches United for the Homeless, Valley Prosperity Partnership, and Dakota Medical Foundation.  Jim became a pilot in 1989 and spends his spare time flying between Fargo, the Roers West office in Dickinson, and Stanton, ND where he is finally able to utilize his agriculture degree on his ranch named LC Ranch.

Larry Nygard

With vision and compassion, Larry Nygard has been a noteworthy leader in development for over 30 years.  Real estate and development have always been a passion of Larry’s; learning construction skills from his father at an early age and purchasing his first rental property at the age of 19.

Larry earned an accounting degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead, became a CPA and worked for Eide Bailly before forming his own development company in 1987.  The company’s initial development projects were the Pioneer Plaza Building in downtown Fargo and the Rose Creek Golf Course and housing development.  He has since been involved in numerous developments totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.

Larry is currently a board member of the North Dakota Housing Finance Advisory Board where he represents homeowners and buyers.  He is active in many community non-profits sharing his gifts in finance, administration and strategic planning.  Marsha, his faithful hunting dog, will tell you that Larry is dedicated to every thing he serves but when he’s not working, he can be found enjoying time with his family outdoors, at the lake or hunting.

Sarah West

Sarah West launched her career with Eide Bailly where she was responsible for accounting services and further developed her accounting skills at West Central Ag Services and as an adjunct professor at North Dakota State University and Globe University.  Since joining Roers, she has been a trusted advisor who assists in decision making, managing, and updating accounting processes for the last 6 years.  Her achievements were rewarded in 2014 when she received the Roers Building Success in the Office award.

Dedicated to improving herself professionally and personally, Sarah holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Senior Professional of Human Resources Certification, is a Certified Executive Coach, and has received training in resolving workplace conflict.

Striving to be a servant leader, Sarah is an example of leadership outside the office, by serving as a board member for Haley’s Hope and the American Red Cross, serving as a mentor to students and on several councils and committees of her alma mater, Minnesota State University-Moorhead,  and being a member of the finance committees for the YWCA and Churches United for the Homeless.

Ask Sarah how to float, it’s her secret talent!