Growing Our Team
As we enter a new year with new projects in store, we are also happy to welcome new, integral team members to Bush Construction.
Leslie Wells, Project Coordinator
Davenport native, Leslie Wells, is excited to begin work with our team and we are glad to have her. Wells graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa in 2008 with a degree in Management and Marketing. As our newest project coordinator, Wells started at Bush in November 2016, and said she is happy to be back working in a team environment.
“That was one of the things that made me most excited about coming to Bush,” she said. “I’ve always been on a team and at Bush we all work together.”
As a project coordinator, Wells is involved in many of Bush’s current projects. She is integral to ensuring teams in the field have all of the information and resources they need. “One of the projects I’m working on in the community is MetroLink in Moline. I’m also working on the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport project in Atlanta, Georgia,” she explained.
Wells is interested to see the future direction of Bush Construction. “I think Bush will continue to grow and expand. I love working here because everyone is eager to learn and be more innovative,” she said.
As a Quad Cities native, Wells said now, more than ever, people in the community recognize the Bush name and know it for its excellent reputation. “When I tell people I work at Bush now they usually say, ‘Oh, that’s great! I know they’ve done a lot for our community.’”
Kyle Rahe, Project Manager/Project Superintendent
Kyle Rahe, Bush Construction’s new dual-role Project Manager/Project Superintendent, is happy to be back in Iowa and we are happy to have him. After graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Construction Engineering, Rahe took a job with a large construction firm that took him across the country from Minnesota to Las Vegas to North Carolina.
Eventually, he decided it was time to move back closer to family and work at a company where he didn’t feel like just a number.
“When I was interviewing for jobs to move back home, Bush Construction sat down with me face-to-face to discuss the company culture and philosophy,” Rahe explained. “I like that Bush cares about building relationships among their employees and with their customers.”
Rahe’s role as project manager/project superintendent involves a lot of time out in the field, which is his specialty. “I like this role because I’m right in the middle of the action,” he said. “I can know day-to-day what’s going on and take the lead to make things happen.”
He is excited for his projects to be in full-swing this spring and says the enthusiasm in the Bush Construction office means great things for 2017.
“Although I’ve only been here since November, it’s evident that everyone here is eager and invested in growth,” Rahe said. “When we’re chasing a project we go all out and do everything we can to make it happen.”
You can learn more about the projects we are working on and our new employees on our website.