Greg OleszczukOwner and Founder
Founded Westwind in 1982
Greg Oleszczuk believes you must be passionate about what you do to excel at it. And he’s truly passionate about the construction business. Greg’s father was a mechanical contractor, and Greg worked as a carpenter before aspiring to start his own business. In 1977, he began G.O.E. Contractors, a concrete construction company, and in 1982, he founded Westwind. He continues to lead Westwind today as President.
Greg’s extensive experience and knowledge in the construction industry has earned respect over the past 40 years. His integrity and commitment to working for the greater good have inspired the company’s community service efforts.
Peter OleszczukPresident – Construction
What I love about Westwind: The culture. We are a cohesive team that is striving to be something more tomorrow than what we are today. Westwind provides the runway for business professionals to grow and evolve in their craft.
Favorite thing about my job: Diversity. Every day it is something different. Being able to help promote and grow the Westwind brand. Working with our team members to help them grow and succeed in both their professional and personal life. However I can help be an advocate for their success, I have the freedom to do that.
Scott KnowltonVice President and General Counsel
What I love about Westwind – I love a lot of things about Westwind, but two big things come to mind right away. I love the collaborative environment where all team member work together towards a common goal. If someone needs a hand with something, one or more team members will be there immediately. Secondly, I love the diversity of projects in which Westwind gets involved. Whether its an 80,000 square foot industrial building . . . a 400 unit apartment community . . . all the way down to a 900 square foot pizza joint, Westwind has been there and done that.
Favorite thing about the job – I didn’t know it when I was in private practice, but, I really enjoy being involved in the building of stuff. Real estate development and construction is very rewarding can you can eventually see all the fruits of your labor in the form of buildings and projects. That’s one of the favorite parts of my job.
Sarah FuhsDirector of Operations
What I love about Westwind – I love that our culture is one where people come first. We genuinely care about who you are and what is going on in your life both personally and professionally. It is unique to find an organization who is so invested in the lives of its team members.
Favorite thing about the job – Many people do not realize that Westwind is one of many different entities under the same roof. I enjoy the interplay between development, construction and operations. Every day is different and we all have the ability to make a positive impact on not only our teams but also the communities in which we serve.
Doug MeekhoffSenior Project Manager – Multi-family
What I love about Westwind: Westwind has a very strong family culture within the organization. Outside the organization, they value your family as if they were a part of them.
Favorite thing about my job: I enjoy the teaching aspect of my position. Today, we have a lack of qualified construction workers and administrators. To see the “light come on” and the satisfaction other team members get when learning proves to me that I’m doing what I was meant to do.
Jared DeVoursneySenior Project Manager – National Accounts
What I love about Westwind: Westwind as a company provides a very rare combination of large corporation production, while also maintaining a small, family-owned culture. The ownership’s dedication and investment into the Westwind culture over the last 40 years is what has built such a unique company dynamic.
Favorite thing about my job: Working together as a team. The company culture of Westwind has allowed the National Accounts team the freedom to develop a truly organic team approach to construction that is unparalleled in the construction industry. Working with this team along with a dedicated group of trade contractors is what makes this job so enjoyable.
David WilliamsProject Manager/ Site Superintendent – Commercial and Industrial (Northern Michigan)
What I love about Westwind: I love the pride that is evident in all activities in and around this company. The people at Westwind care about what they do and the people they work with.
Favorite thing about my job: I’ve worked for several construction companies, and the encouragement from associates at Westwind far surpasses what I’ve experienced elsewhere. The willingness to listen to employees’ ideas and to feed from employees’ experiences, and the “can do” attitude, are all proof that Westwind is a great place to work.