Mike joined HPSS after he and his family made the decision to fulfill a lifelong dream of moving to Colorado in 2017. Mike started his career in the steel business while in high school, working in a fabrication shop while attending vocational welding classes. After high school, Mike attended the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology where he was trained and certified in all facets of welding, cutting, and plan reading. Mike started his 20-year erection career in rebar, studs, and PT cables before moving to structural iron. He worked his way up to a foreman position in only his 2nd year of being an apprentice and as a 3rd year, took 1st place in the District Council Apprenticeship Competition, testing facets of ironwork including welding, torch cutting, ornamental, timed column climb, layout instruments, timed rod tying, knot tying, and a 100-question written test. He went on to represent his apprentice school at an international competition located in Boston in the year 2002. Mike has worked on high profile projects such as the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, projects at USAF’s Jefferson Proving Grounds, and nearly 100 bridge projects. His work included rebar, metal decking, setting/bolting/welding beams, and shooting studs.
Today, Mike is a part-owner and leads the Erection Division for HPSS, overseeing the entire operation with a focus on training, safety, project planning, and execution, ensuring that HPSS always delivers a Quality Product, On Time!