The RG Team

RICHARD GARRETT – FOUNDING MEMBERRichard Garrett

The namesake of RG grew up in Baker City, OR, and moved to the Vancouver area in his early 20’s.
After 20+ years in the trades and construction management, Richard founded RG in 2009. A true “construction nerd”, Richard really enjoys the science of how a building goes together – especially here in the rainy Pacific NW. He enjoys meeting new people and building great projects and relationships with our clients! When he’s not busy at work, RG enjoys time with Beth and the family, projects around the house, and fishing & hunting when time allows.

JEFF MARSH – GENERAL MANAGER

Jeff Marsh joins RG as our General Manager to help the team navigate and streamline as we continue to grow.  Jeff comes from a background of many years in multiple facets of Construction Management and enjoys the challenge of improving efficiency with his teams.  Jeff grew up in rural Clark County and graduated from BGHS.  Away from the office he enjoys spending time with family, fishing, hunting, and his favorite vacation is any warm, sunny beach!

BETH GARRETT – CONTROLLERBeth Garrett

Beth was raised in the foothills of Hockinson and is still a small town gal at heart.
Beth gets to do all the fun stuff – like paperwork, accounting, risk, & insurance. After 15+ years in the accounting field working for other construction related companies, Beth helped Richard start RG, and has worked in various roles as the company has grown. She also really enjoys working with clients to build great projects, and the relationships we have built over the years; but as a mom to 4 young children, her role is mostly “behind the scenes” now. Away from the office – she is a busy mom, enjoys learning about natural, healthy living, and getting back in shape after 4 kids in her 30’s!

RYAN CHEYNE – PROJECT CONSULTANT

Ryan joins RG as one of our Project Consultants. Born in Battle Ground and raised in Southern Oregon, Ryan has returned to the local area with his own family to put down roots. With many years of Construction and Management experience, his passions lie in keen details and problem solving. Above all, a client’s dream brought to life brings him the greatest sense of satisfaction! Outside of work, Ryan enjoys being active – he is a certified personal trainer and loves lifting weights with his fiancé, as well as chasing around his young son.

JORDAN DAY – PROJECT ENGINEER

Jordan grew up in Troutdale, Oregon, where he started Residential Construction and then joined the Navy. After the Navy, Jordan continued to pursue Residential Construction, as well as schooling. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his family, being outdoors, hiking, and camping.

NICK PERSHALL – SUPERINTENDENT

Nick comes from quite a few years of Commercial Construction, and strives to build relationships with clients. Nick loves being part of a team that is driven, personable and likes to have with what we do. His goals are to meet the needs of clients, help the team in any he can, and build cool projects! Nick was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. In his free time he loves to spend time with his wife and his son! Their #1 place to go is their family beach house. Nick and his family’s favorite vacation spot is Maui. His hobbies include working in his shop on hot rods and 4X4’s.

BLAKE MILLER – SUPERINTENDENT

Blake joined RG in the Spring of 2021 after many years in the Cell Tower industry. His role as Superintendent combines his interest in general construction with his affinity for building meaningful relationships with clients and coworkers. In his free time he loves spending time with his wife and their rescue pitbull, going camping, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest.

BRANDON HIGDON – SUPERINTENDENT

Brandon enjoys working with the team at RG and getting to see the variety of projects develop from start to finish, as well as helping to navigate the way and provide a great experience for our clients! In his personal time he is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys time in the outdoors with his family!

WENDY ARENDS – SUPERINTENDENT

Born and raised in Vancouver, Wendy graduated from Fort Vancouver and then WA State University, Pullman.  Wendy loves seeing a project from start to finish, and enjoys giving the clients something that gives them pride and improves their lives.  Her background is in Landscape Construction; building beautiful outdoor living spaces that can be enjoyed year-round.  Her passion is outdoor adventures: especially hiking and boating with a close group of friends, (covering much of the PNW over the past 10 years!). Adding her dog, “Squirrel,” and her grown kids just makes these adventures even better!

JON MULLINS – SUPERINTENDENT

Born in Texas, Jon began learning the construction trade at a very early age from his father and grandfather while building his family’s home.  His love for the industry continued through his career in specific trades: General Construction, Commercial, Residential, and most recently Remodeling.  With a drive for perfection, he gains the most satisfaction in working with a team to bring each project to completion, and ultimately, thrill the client with the end result.  Jon fell in love with the Pacific Northwest on a short visit, and permanently relocated shortly afterwards.  As parents of a son and daughter, Jon and his wife focus their free time on family, and love camping, fishing, and enjoying the beautiful place that we call home.

AMANDA SOLBERG – ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Amanda recently relocated to the local area and comes with many years of construction PM assistant experience. She enjoys working in a close team environment, watching the projects be built from start to finish, and meeting new people along the way! In her spare time she likes to do just about anything outdoors – from camping with the family, spending the day at a lake or beach, or just taking a walk in a new place!

COLLIN O’CONNELL – CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN

New to the crew in 2022, Collin is looking forward to building a beautiful future with the RG team. He brings years of experience to the table with an extensive background in many facets of the Construction industry. From structural design to the aesthetically pleasing finishing touches that bring the overall project together.  As many born and raised in the PNW, Collin enjoys spending time outside, whether it be bicycling, snowboarding, hiking – you name it! With a strong passion for art and music, he strives to achieve his own unique creative process.

DANA LEVANEN – DESIGNER / CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGERDana_Levanen

Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Dana relocated to Battle Ground when she married her husband, and has raised her family here. She is a certified Designer, and worked at RG as our first in-house Designer in 2019-2020. She took a year off during the Covid crazy, and re-joins the RG team as our Client Relations Manager; keeping in touch and up to date with our clients on design processes. We all missed her friendly, cheery face, and she loves this new role as RG continues to grow and hone our client experience! Outside of work, Dana likes to spend time with her husband, 6 kids, and 5 extra cute grand-kiddos, as well as baking, cooking, and homemaking.

JOANNA (JO) JUST – DESIGNER / SELECTIONS DEPT. MANAGER

After running a successful solo residential and commercial design business serving clients in WA, CA, OR, ID, TX, TN and NY, Joanna was lured to RG Construction by the unique work process that makes RG stand out in the industry. RG’s commitment to client experience aligned seamlessly with her own, making it an easy choice to join this fast-paced and fun team. She loves bringing clients’ dreams to life and creating solutions for problematic spaces in their homes and businesses. In her spare time, she loves to hang out with her family and two Maine Coons, Nora and Oscar.

PATRICK TRATZ – PURCHASING AND LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Patrick grew up in Camas, WA, and has recently relocated to the Vancouver area after meeting his wife in CA. They have a daughter that they love to death, and they enjoy going on trips with her any chance available. Being new to RG (and the General Contracting field), Patrick can tell that he will greatly enjoy the new work hard play hard atmosphere at RG. He is excited to take on the challenge of learning this industry! In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, spending time with his wife, daughter, and family that live in the area, and lastly, a good meal with excellent wine and great company!

JUSTIN SALIE – FRAMING CARPENTER

Justin joined the RG team in 2021 as our Carpenter/Framer. He has several years in the Commercial Carpentry trade; building schools all around the Great Pacific Northwest. First born in California and followed by a move in the late 90’s , Vancouver has been Justin’s home ever since. Outside of work he loves spending time with his family and painting art. Justin is grateful to be a part of the RG team and its uplifting environment!

JOSIE HENDRICKSON – DESIGN ADMIN

Josie joins the growing RG design team as a Design Admin; helping to facilitate and keep the project selections organized. Josie grew up in Palmer, Alaska but loves her new home here in Washington!
In her time at RG, Josie’s favorite thing is the people she works with! Josie says the effort, care, and time her team puts into each and every client is amazing to see. Away from work,  the majority of her free time is spent with family friends, and soon-to-be husband. Additionally, Josie loves camping, hiking, and photography.

NICOLE CLEMENS – DESIGN ADMIN

Nicole comes to us from Arizona and is excited to plant permanent roots in Vancouver, Washington. She carries a background in Interior Design and Business Management, and her passion is supporting clients on their journey to realizing their dream designing/remodel goals. During her free time Nicole enjoys photography, hiking, jogging, family time, DIY projects, and any excuse to get outdoors or to the beach.

KRISTA ABERNATHY – DESIGN ADMIN

Krista loves the fun, dedicated, and hardworking atmosphere here at RG.  She enjoys the variety of her job, as well as the people she works with. She says we are are amazing!
In her free time, Krista loves hanging out with friends, camping, hiking, baking, and just being in the sun. Oh, and she can’t go without her coffee!

ROBIN PIERCE – CONSTRUCTION ADMIN

Robin grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and has been fascinated by homebuilding since she first saw “This Old House” on TV when she was 5 years old. Robin moved to the Pacific Northwest after graduating from New Mexico State University. She spends her free time trying to keep her three girls outside, going to parks, hiking on the easy trails in the summer, and finding puddles to splash in all winter.
Robin loves being involved in our processes and seeing how the projects evolve from an idea to a finished product. Of course, the people here are all so great to work with!

HANNAH THAYER – CAD DRAFTER/DESIGNER

Hannah moved to the area in Spring 2021 and started at RG in the fall. She recently graduated from Washington State University with a Master’s Degree in Interior Design. Hannah has enjoyed building and creating spaces all her life and she is so excited to be part of our team as our CAD Drafter/Designer. When she’s not at work, Hannah enjoys spending quality time with friends and family. Her hobbies include drawing, spoiling her cat, and playing video games.

MICAELA (MICA) NOLASCO – ARCHITECTURAL CAD DRAFTER/PERMITTING

Mica’s interest in construction began in her formative years watching her father, being her foremost mentor, draw plans by hand. She cultivated her skills while she earned an Architecture degree in a developing rural community in the Philippines. She started her journey as a young architect working in mix-use and industrial projects, but eventually forewent her career to follow her husband here to the United States. Prior to her move to Washington, Mica lived in Hawaii for two years, where she was immersed in residential projects and wood construction. Outside of the office, you can find Mica touring beautiful locations with her camera in her hand.

LINNEA PELDO – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Linnea joins our team as Administrative Coordinator with several years of reception experience. She is an integral part of the team, and helps to assist all departments in delivering to our clients! She enjoys visiting with clients about their projects and assisting in getting the ball rolling. Outside of work she loves spending time with family and friends, playing with her dog, reading, drawing, and gardening!

AMANDA HEDGE – BOOKKEEPING & OFFICE MANAGER

Amanda joins RG as our Bookkeeper and Office Manager. She is responsible for the day-to-day Bookkeeping and Project Costing. She loves working with the variety of tasks and differences in each day. In her personal time, Amanda enjoys being with family and friends, exploring the Pacific NW, reading, and crafting!

MADISON STEWART – ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

Madison’s favorite part about working at RG is the humorous, hardworking, and committed atmosphere.
Outside of work and school, She enjoys snowboarding, wake surfing, and spending time with friends and family. As the Accounting/Bookkeeping Assistant, Madison loves the organizational part of her job and works hard to get it all done right!