Preconstruction Team

Jeremy_Olivotti

Jeremy Olivotti | Vice President of Preconstruction

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Accomplishments:
I’ve been married to my beautiful and patient wife for 21 years.  Raising two teenage daughters and enjoying embarrassing them at every opportunity.  I have been at Mid-States for 19 years and have been part of designing a few very exciting projects from a sketch all the way through construction.  Also a Spartan Trifecta Finisher.

Off the Clock:
I coach my oldest daughter’s traveling softball team.  Lead a small group at our church. Still trying to understand teenage daughters and starting to understand that I never will.  Enjoy most music, the Chicago Cubs, Guinness and going to the movies.  Harrison Ford once stopped at my grandpa’s house for a Brandy Old Fashioned and a sauna.  Yes, Han Solo.

Neil Shaw

Neil Shaw  | Chief Estimator

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Accomplishments:
Have priced most every type of precast structure, box, I and bulb tee bridge beams, parking decks, wall panels, prison cell modules, total precast structures, hollowcore, architectural panels, tunnel segments, custom shapes stadium risers.  Converted a 12,000 car parking deck from CIP to precast.

Off the Clock:

I enjoy tandem biking, golf and woodworking.  Part way through a goal to ride all the rail-trails in the Midwest with my wife on our recumbent tandem.  My family’s real last name is Zschau and it was changed because it was too hard to pronounce.

Troy Yaun

Troy Yaun | Preconstruction

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Accomplishments:
Helping my wife raise two great children.  Graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Architecture way back in 1995.  Been at Mid-States since 1997.  Work with architects, general contractors and developers assisting in the design and construction of buildings.

Off the Clock
I coach my son’s youth baseball and football teams and cheer on my daughter as she competes in volleyball.  Enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am a BIG Badger fan and have two season tickets to the football games.  Favorite movie is Step Brothers.  Love country music.  Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys, aka America’s Team.

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Craig Olafson | Preconstruction

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Accomplishments:
Survived and thrived 30 years in the construction business.  Raised three beautiful independent daughters.  Been lucky enough to surround myself with good people.

Off the Clock:
Golf with buddies when courses are open.  My wife Linda and I enjoy tracking real estate, yard work, house projects, beer and a burger, March Madness, NFL(Bears), Cubs, and our families.

Secret Life:
I’ve lived in 12 states and 17 different homes… and not as part of the witness protection program. I have also to been to every state in the US.

Ian Lewellin

Ian Lewellin | Preconstruction

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Accomplishments:
Been at Mid-States for 15 years and been a part of numerous successful projects.  Played college baseball for 2 years and won 2 NJCAA National Championships. 1996 Freshman Pitcher of the Year.

Extracurricular:
Board member of the Janesville Youth Hockey Program.

Off the Clock:
Coached my son’s baseball team for 5 years. Run my boys to all of their sporting events.  I enjoy golf and playing baseball.  Love to use my smoker.  I am lucky to be on Earth as my mom is from WI and dad is from England.  She was on her senior trip to FL and he was in the British Royal Navy and was docked in FL.  That chance encounter is why I am so exceptional.

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Colin Jones | Preconstruction

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Accomplishments:
Working on the Humbucker project in Madison and working on all the Beloit school remodeling projects.

Extracurricular:
I watch kid movies and I pretend I am only watching them for my son.  I’m not ashamed of my love for kid movies.

Off the Clock:
My newest hobby is spending time with my wife and kid.  I love competitive archery and compete all over the country.  I also enjoy golf, woodworking and fishing in the Florida Keys.

Secret Life:
I’ve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, can’t stand ketchup or gum, and was cast as Elliot in the movie E.T. for one day at Universal Studios.

Tracy-Christianson

Tracy Christianson | Preconstruction Support

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Accomplishments:
In my 21 years I have been able to see many changes in our company.  I keep enough treats on hand to keep people happy when they stop at my desk, strategy.

Off the Clock:
I enjoy volunteering in our area and spending time with my family.  Love to play cards and games with family and friends.  My favorite movie is Pitch Perfect.  I also enjoy camping, sitting around campfires and swimming.  My grandpa was a police officer and was supposed to work the day of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago.  He came into work and his boss told him to take the day off.

Stephanie_McCord

Stephanie McCord | Marketing

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Accomplishments:
Married to my best friend.  Finally learned how to curl my hair in 2017.

Extracurricular:
Volunteer with the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Rockford.

Off the Clock:
When not working, I like to head to the YMCA for BODYPUMP classes, obsess over my dogs, Tucker and Jake, and spend time with my husband.  I also like getting into the kitchen to try new recipes, though they don’t always turn out so well!

Secret Life:
I’ve been accepted to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  Also, I really want to be a runner, but I just don’t like running.