meet our team

We are dedicated to long-term partnerships, and value teamwork as a foundation – which we find leads to environments created for success.

David McKay

Owner / Principal in Charge
As Owner of HMK Company, David oversees all work that HMK contracts to completion.
42 years of construction experience has led to the last 25 years focusing on representing K-12 districts as an Owners Project Manager. His passion in partnering his experience and project management processes with Owners results in seeing them implement their project vision from Concept to Completion.

In his spare time, David enjoys working in his yard, and spending time with his kids and four grandchildren.

Jon Witherspoon

Program Planner
Jon's background of 45+ years of design and construction experience brings a strong expertise in contributing to overall program and project strategies through finding creative ways to resolving design and/or construction problems. His role involves overseeing initial budgets, schedule developments, contract development, and operating a key resource to other project managers and project engineers through mentoring.

One of Jon's favorite hobbies is working with ceramics and fused glass, and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
Chris McKay - Program Director - HMK Company

Chris McKay

Program Director
Chris runs HMK's Southern Oregon Office, overseeing the programs under management, as well as working on marketing and business development. He brings a thorough understanding of ORS, ORA and applicable public bidding requirements. His problem solving skills further develop company processes to guide programs through completion, along with developing courses for solving owner's challenges, and during construction with logistical problems.

In his free time, Chris enjoys reading, experiencing exceptional food, and playing baseball.

Chad Franke

Program Manager
Coming from a background of acting as owner's representatives, working on small projects involving development of senior living facilities, Chad brings experience that aids in ensuring projects stay within scope, on time, and within budget at HMK. He greatly enjoys working with all people, from school districts to sub contractors - earning their trust with the assurance that we will provide the best service to meet the goals at hand.

Chad enjoys playing golf - and though he plays more than most, it's not as often as he would like. Alongside golf, he'll take any chance to be outdoors.

Skip Hamilton

Senior Project Manager
As a support to project management processes and mentor to younger project management talent in the office, Skip brings valuable expertise from a background in building commissioning, projects in high tech industry, contract management, and Americas Project Management Director. He enjoys finding solutions and good results within the complexities of the design and construction world.

In his free time, Skip loves spending time with his family - usually outside, whether around the house or on the road - and helping their new church grow, which has included settling into a new building.

Steve Earle

Senior Project Manager
Dedicated to serving the needs of the client, Steve manages a team of construction and design professionals, ensuring projects are completed within the time, scope, and quality requirements. Alongside the opportunity for constant improvement both personally and professionally, he values serving the needs of the owner as well as building strong relationships within the program community and team, and prioritizes developing leadership skills and strategizing more efficient ways to organize and execute a program.

Outside of work and investing in the community, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, going to the beach, and skiing.

Ken Gruenwald

Senior Project Manager
Ken assists clients in managing projects from selection through design, construction, and closeout. Along with managing client projects, he brings hands-on and certified training after 30 years experience in school facilities project management, maintenance, and construction. Ken finds satisfaction in using his developed knowledge and skills to provide clients and team members with practical information to design, build, and construct systems that are energy efficient, low maintenance, and long lasting.

Outside of work, Ken enjoys the great outdoors with hobbies such as camping, fishing, hunting, golfing, and taking relaxing vacations.
Richard Randleman - Senior Project Manager - HMK Company

Richard Randleman

Senior Project Manager
Through observing work to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and quality expectations, Richard enjoys working with clients to ensure their projects are successful. He loves the reward of collaborating with experts to resolve issues, and has a can-do attitude that recognizes that no issue is insurmountable. With over 20 years of experience of project management ranging from large IT projects and commercial structures to public highways, Richard knows how to find creative solutions to complex problems.

Richard loves camping with his family, hiking, and mountain biking. He also recently took up sailing and has enjoyed learning how to rig and maneuver a boat.

Aaron Lacey

Senior Project Manager
With over 28 years of experience specializing in renovations, Aaron now leverages this at HMK through his responsibilities of representing the owner and facilitating each discipline to a desired outcome. After high school, Aaron began working in construction, and went through Willamette Carpenter’s Training Center to further hone his skills. Project management became a clear path for him, as he enjoys the collaborative nature of construction, and working with the team to successfully solve problems and complete projects.

Outside of work, Aaron enjoys working on small projects around the house, relaxing with his wife and five children, and keeping the grass green.
Emily Valdez - HMK Company - Education Liason

Emily Valdez

Project Manager | Education Liaison
Emily has served as a district administrative point person for seven major projects in the past three years including “Concept to Completion” work on two new elementary school buildings. She brings 20 years of experience in education to support school districts in ensuring their vision, design, and academic programming are aligned through the entire process. Being able to support the creation of purposeful and powerful spaces designed for optimal learning opportunities makes this work meaningful to her.

Emily is an avid reader and researcher and loves digging into meta-analysis, making connections between concepts and phenomena. She also loves going to concerts and musicals with her family.

Mike Freeman

Project Manager
From helping guide the design through construction process, Mike's skills in technical and problem solving are key strengths in collaborating with the owners, designers, and contractors. His degree in Mechanical Engineering and 12 years in the manufacturing industry as a Project Engineer lend perspective needed when facing challenges, especially in an ever-changing environment. Mike enjoys establishing relationships and and seeing the successful completion of a project, along with the value it brings to the community.

Outside of work, Mike loves spending time with his wife and daughters, experiencing all of the great activities that Oregon has to offer.

Paul Chamberlin

Project Manager
Paul's role at HMK involves planning, and overseeing a team to execute work to achieve specific goals and criteria at the specified time. With over 5 years of project management experience as a computer network engineer, Paul brings a unique insight into how IT fits into constructing today's modern projects. He enjoys the satisfaction of providing expertise in details that play into the larger picture of making a difference.

On the weekends, Paul enjoys spending time with his newborn son and wife.

Steve Simmons

Project Engineer
With previous project management experience in concrete reinforcement of commercial structures and towers in Las Vegas, Nevada, Steve brings an expertise in providing project administration through drafting and managing all contract procurements. Steve greatly enjoys the satisfaction of making the construction management and invoicing process easy for project managers and clients by guiding them through the processes to make their vision of a new construction or remodel come to life.

Having grown up in the desert, Steve loves exploring the beautiful, naturally green landscape of Oregon with his wife and two young children, through new hiking destinations or parks and attractions that they've never been to.

Anna Chamberlin

Contract Specialist
With a unique set of management skills, Anna's role at HMK includes assisting project managers with various tasks such as the management of contracts and procurement, running background checks, consolidating monthly budget reports, and many other administrative tasks that help keep HMK running. Her previous experience in cafe and event management lend an eye for budget goals, exceeding sales, and building relationship as a company within the community.

Anna's perfect day is one spent at the beach hiking along the coastline with her husband and son, or sitting in a cafe relaxing with a slice of cake and coffee.

Stephen McKay

Contract Specialist
Stephen, with a background in cooking and event management, brings a unique set of management skills to the HMK team. With experience in managing a kitchen as lead line cook, he now assists project managers with various tasks including the management of contracts and procurement, running background checks, consolidating monthly budget reports, and other administrative tasks that help keep HMK operating. He most enjoys the fact that he has a direct impact on the school and community through his work, with new challenges every day.

In his free time, Stephen enjoys playing Disc Golf, hiking, and swimming in rivers and lakes.
Sean Yoder - HMK Company - Owners Representative

Sean Yoder

Project Accountant
Sean brings a broad base of accounting experience to HMK, and bridges the gaps between financial numbers and projects - as well as between school districts and HMK. He has over 20 years experience working in both education accounting environment and private industy, and truly gets the most satisfaction in solving financial puzzles that make sense to the end user.

Outside of work, Sean enjoys the outdoors - whether it be hiking or taking long scenic drives.