DEW Construction Announces Promotions, New Hires

Williston, VT – DEW Construction recently announced five promotions and six new hires.

General Superintendent Dan Riley has been promoted to vice president of operations. He joined DEW as a superintendent in 2012 and is directly responsible for leading the firm’s project management teams and providing “best in class” services to customers throughout the construction process. With nearly 40 years of industry experience, Riley oversees the integration of preconstruction and construction services, and supports the VP of field operations and DEW’s safety program.

Chris Bertrand has been promoted to vice president of field operations from general superintendent. He began his career with DEW as a field engineer nearly 16 years ago and has since been promoted several times. With over 30 years of industry experience, Bertrand oversees the firm’s field operations teams and safety program. He will work closely with DEW’s VP of operations to ensure that the firm’s field crews are always supported appropriately.

Ben Laflam has been promoted to superintendent. He was hired as an assistant superintendent in 2022. Laflam will oversee all field activities, including quality control, safety, field office administration, and look-ahead schedules. He has over 14 years of industry experience and before joining DEW, he spent over a decade supervising projects for a design-build company specializing in custom homes, expansions, and renovations.

Josh Deutsch, promoted to project engineer, supports the firm’s project teams in planning and organizing resources (people and materials). He also supports the project teams during construction to meet quality, scheduling, cost management, safety, environmental protection, and customer satisfaction objectives. He began his career with DEW three years ago as a carpenter apprentice.

Chantel Crawford has been promoted to the position of marketing specialist. Seven years ago, she was hired as project administrator and has since received three promotions. In Crawford’s new role, she will collaborate with the firm’s marketing director to strategize and implement comprehensive marketing approaches. Her responsibilities will include producing thorough, tailored proposal responses and supporting materials for client meetings and interviews and maintaining DEW’s CRM database.

DEW recently welcomed Safety Manager Kamron Bushway, Project Managers Kevin Hoard and David Dalton, Assistant Superintendent Andrew Hoogeboom, and Accounts Payable Associates JoAnne Silloway and Alex Chappell.

Bushway leads and manages DEW’s safety program. He monitors all construction activities to ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction industry standards. He works closely with operations on job-specific safety, preconstruction planning for new project safety, and human resources on staffing safety requirements.

Hoard and Dalton manage the business side of projects, including preparing budgets, creating schedules, responding to unique project demands, collaborating with engineers and architects, and communicating with clients about progress. Hoard is skilled in all facets of the construction industry, including estimation and project management. Dalton has over 25 years of industry experience.

Hoogeboom directs field activities with the team, quality control, safety, field office administration, and look-ahead schedules. He has over 10 years of industry experience. Most recently, he has been supervising the construction of multi-family housing projects for a company in Denver.

Silloway and Chappell are responsible for managing incoming invoices, processing timely payments to outside vendors and subcontractors, and internal reconciliation of employee credit cards. Silloway has over 28 years of accounting experience. Chappell comes from a background in accounting, having previously worked as an office supervisor for a local retailer.