HMK Company


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.
40 years of construction experience has led to the last 23 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 grandchild.

Anna Lince

Program Administrator
Coming from a long history of working with school districts, Anna brings a wealth of knowledge to HMK through her experience with and understanding of the project processes. Her role includes helping Project Managers solve administrative issues, and providing general oversight to office management and administration. Anna enjoys working at HMK because of the shared vision and dedication to the mission that's shared throughout the team.

Alongside enjoying her talent as painter and crafter, Anna loves spending time with her husband. Her favorite hobby, however, is playing with her granddaughter, whom she lovingly refers to as "squishy".

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.

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.

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, and is passionate about applying his problem solving skills to further develop company processes to guide programs through completion, or with developing a course for solving owner's challenges, or during construction with logistical problems.

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

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.

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, from inception to completion. 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.

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 engender, 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.

James Franks

Senior Project Manager
James operates as senior project manager, overseeing all facets of current projects, ensuring successful completion through managing time, scope, and quality. From his experience in design, management, and quality control and assurance across a broad range of projects encompassing multiple environments and technologies, James values building teams that result in building successful projects.

In his spare time, James appreciates all things culinary and cutlery.

Arwen Maule

Contract Specialist
Through providing support for Project Managers by handling administrative tasks such as invoicing, reporting, document control, and filing, Arwen brings organization and cohesion to the project teams. Her history of executive-level support has provided her with the skills needed to build strong, successful professional relationships. She loves having a "behind the scenes" perspective seeing vision come to life from concept to completion gives her great joy.

Outside of work, Arwen loves getting outdoors and spending time with her kids. If out in Salem, you may run into her at the park, swimming or floating, riding bikes, enjoying a walk, or going on adventures.

Chad Franke

Project Manager
Using his degree in economics, Chad brings a data-driven approach to his management tasks. His prior experience in development of senior living facilities, acting as owner's reps working on small projects, provided expertise and perspective in his current role at HMK, operating as Owner's Representative in managing School District's construction projects. Chad values building relationships with everyone involved in the program, creating the foundation of trust in the service that HMK provides in meeting the goals at hand.

Chad takes any chance to be outdoors, and enjoys playing golf - more than most, but not as much as he would like!

Sterling Bristow

Project Specialist
As a new project manager, Sterling enjoys the benefit of being able to pull from the strengths of the project managers in the HMK team, learning what they do well and being able to apply that to his own projects. Alongside managing smaller projects, Sterling also handles drone flying for progress documentation and social media updates. Maintaining professional relationships is one of his strengths, making sure the team works smoothly, without weakening their roles in the project. He enjoys being able to give back to the community, especially since he grew up in Albany - where he is currently working.

Sterling loves being active outdoors, especially hiking and fishing.