The Right People

Our strongest assets at JRT has always been the great people on our team. This company is founded on a can-do attitude and taking care of people and their families. We believe our success depends on everyone in the company being successful.

President
Jake Tapani
VP of Operations
David Tapani
VP of Sales
Karl Tapani
General Manager
Matt Johnson
Finance Manager
Drew Johnson
HR Manager
Andy Bergmann
Sales & Service Manager
Brian Blakeman
Benefits Manager
Elaine Muonio
CAD Detailer
Joseph Massie
CAD Detailer
Eunice Decilio
Senior Estimator
Stefan Erickson
Estimator
John Tapani
Estimator
Dan Tikka
HVAC Project Manager
Luke Erickson
CAD Detailer
Roger Penrod
Purchasing Manager
Lynda Pitsch
Senior Project Manager
Sven Johnson
Project Manager
Gary Ritola
Project Manager
Keith Tapani
Project Manager
Kevin Rose
Project Manager
Stephanie Rau
Safety Manager
Randon Williamson
IT Manager
Eric Burdick
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Jake Tapani

Jake began plumbing in 1976, starting a small plumbing company called JRT Mechanical in 1992. Since that time he has enjoyed watching all the change and growth over the years. Through it all he learned not to grow too fast, otherwise things can get out of control. When asked what words he lives by, Jake replied, "Honesty, hard work, and loyalty to friends and family." Jake points to the great people that help run the company and the personal growth of each and every employee as keys to success.

David Tapani

Since accepting the role as VP of Operations, David's favorite part of the job is getting to know all of the employees. Words to live by: Driven, Positive, Loyal, Honest.

Karl Tapani

For the Past 23 years, Karl has enjoyed watching the company grow from a small residential plumbing company to a full mechanical contractor working on complex industrial systems. Words to live by: a new challenge is an opportunity.

Matt Johnson

The most rewarding part of Matt's job is empowering and engaging JRT employees. He truly believes that if you treat employees with respect and dignity, they will treat you the same. In his spare time, Matt likes to fish and wrestle with grandkids (sometimes he loses). Words he lives by: Be Fair.

Drew Johnson

Drew has been working as a Controller for 10 years, and his favorite aspect of working at JRT is the people and the laid back work environment. He says that coming to work is easy when you get to work with friends and family every day. When Drew is not crunching numbers, he likes playing basketball, tennis, volleyball, and going fishing.

Andy Bergmann

Andy has been with JRT for 6 years, working in several different positions throughout his career here. He enjoys the people he gets to work with and gets to do what he loves every day. Favorite part about working at JRT: being able to learn every day and the great opportunities that they offer.

Brian Blakeman

Brian loves working at JRT because they are always looking to grow and learn. Even when it comes to mistakes, the team takes those as opportunities to get even better. For Brian, getting positive feedback from the customers is the most rewarding aspect of his job in the day to day operation. Words to live by: Slow is steady; steady is smooth; smooth is fast.

Elaine Muonio

For Elaine, the most rewarding part of her job is training people, working out new job processes, and helping people use their benefits and get the information they need to do their job better. After 7 years at JRT, she really likes working with people she can constantly learn from, who help push others to take on new and challenging opportunities. Words she lives by..."Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.“ Dr. Seuss

Joseph Massie

Starting by working in the field, Joe has been at JRT for 18yrs. His favorite part of the job: helping make the field guys job easier. When he's not working on CAD files, he likes horseback riding with his family and working on building projects at home.

Eunice Decilio

Eunice enjoys getting to learn something new in the CAD department everyday. Her favorite part about working at JRT is the good leadership, good people, and great opportunities. When she's not at work, Eunice likes to cook, clean and play mobile games. Favorite quote: "I can do all things in Christ which strengtheneth me." - Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

Stefan Erickson

Stephan thrives off developing long lasting relationships for the company. In his spare time, he likes to create company logos (art) and ride stand-up jetski. Stephan has been estimating for 22 years now and one thing he's learned is to not let failures and losses cause you to lose focus. Words he lives by: trustworthy, reliable and consistent.

John Tapani

John has been in the trade for 9 years. The most rewarding part of his job is when a project comes in better than the estimated budget. He believes one of the most important things people can do is take time to do the things you love. For him, that's hunting and scouting.

Dan Tikka

The most rewarding part of Dan's job is seeing a job completed efficiently, safely, and with good quality. After 20 years in the trade, here's a list of lessons from Dan: Plan ahead, be prepared for the worst, hope for the best, and go fishing.

Luke Erickson

Luke has been working at JRT for 8 years. With a lifetime of construction experience, he thoroughly enjoys project management and working with people on challenging projects. The most exciting part of his job is how quickly JRT's HVAC department is developing. Outside of work he enjoys fishing and good food.

Roger Penrod

After 47 years in the business, Roger really appreciates being a part of a company that is full of great people who show respect for everyone else around them. One of his favorite parts of his job is getting the job done and getting positive feedback. Words to live by: Love is the greatest gift.

Lynda Pitsch

Lynda has worked 17 years in the business, 11 years here at JRT. Ensuring material gets to jobs on time and at the best price is the most satisfying part of her job. When not wrangling prices for JRT, Lynda enjoys family and friends and especially likes camping, fishing and boating. But the absolute best thing so far is being a Grandma (x5)! Fun fact: Lynda's husband races stock cars in Banks OR, so that's where you will find them on a Saturday night! She says: "Try not to judge anyone until you've walked a mile in their shoes."

Sven Johnson

Sven has been working in project management for 10 years. He loves finding ways to be more effective and efficient on projects. Words of wisdom from Sven: "Make a decision and go with it. Don't be immobilized by fear. And, treat everyone with respect."

Gary Ritola

Gary started plumbing in 1993, beginning as an apprentice in the field and worked all the way to project management. He gets fired up when a project runs smooth, comes in on time and under budget. When he's not reviewing submittals and doing job walks, Gary likes to ski, play racquetball, and spend time with family. One thing he has to say about JRT is there is a lot of opportunity; JRT is willing to move you into positions that are interesting and with people who are enjoyable to work with.

Keith Tapani

Keith has been working at JRT since he started as a laborer 16 years ago. He's most satisfied with his work when the project comes in under budget and the general contractor and owner are happy. When he's not project managing, Keith is hunting, snowmobiling or spending time with friends & family.

Kevin Rose

After 17 years in the field, Kevin brings practical experience to project managing, helping to bring jobs in on-time and under budget. Words to live by: Focus on your goals, do your thing, and succeed.

Stephanie Rau

Stephanie has been in the construction trade for 19 years and in management for 28 years. Her position comes with many different moving parts every day, as each project brings new challenges. She says: "There's always something new to learn, no matter how long you have been in this position, which makes the job that much more exciting." Stephanie lives to be persistent, driven and harness new challenges that come her way.

Randon Williamson

Randon says the best part about working at JRT is the people. He loves his job the most when there are no accidents and no injuries. When Randon isn't busy keeping everyone safe, he's probably out hunting whitetails or mule deer.

Eric Burdick

Eric has been working with computers for 20+ years, and the best thing about his job is knowing he helped fix someone's problem or issues. Words to live by: A laugh a day keeps the doctor away!

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