Our People

Jim Kruse

Jim started in the drywall industry in the construction boom of the 90’s. He started as the company laborer and worked his way up the ranks learning each aspect of the trade. With field experience, he has the knowledge and skill to develop a plan to best serve you. When Jim is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, and time on the golf course.

Shelly Kruse

Shelly grew up in the drywall business. She understands the hard work and effort needed to run an effective company. She provides sound advice to keep the company focused on our mission. When she is not thinking about drywall she loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys running, and has competed in, and won, several 5k races. She has a passion for playing the piano and is involved in the music programs at Front Range Baptist Church and Academy.

Dave McLaughlin

Dave has over 27 years experience in the drywall industry. During this time he has completed over $40 million worth of drywall contracts. He started as an apprentice and worked his way through the trade. His vast construction experience makes him a valuable asset to Copper Spring Solutions.
He joined our team in February 2016. He currently serves as our Senior Project Manager/Estimator. He also manages the scheduling calendar for our manpower. When he is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and riding his motorcycle. Dave is involved with Realities for Children.

Nick Harrison

Nick has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Indiana University and his Masters of Science in Technology from Purdue University. As he progressed through school, he worked for Gibson-Lewis of Indianapolis starting as a shop helper, working in logistics, and working his way through the estimating and project management team. He joined Copper Spring Solutions in April of 2017 and is currently a project manager/estimator. When he is not at the office, you can find him hiking or rock climbing. Nick has a love for the outdoors.

Bud McMahon

In 2013, Jim was working on his first project in Douglas, WY. From a hotel room at night, he found an ad on Craigslist that said “Been in the business 42 years. Selling everything. The next morning Jim emailed the individual with that ad and discovered it was Bud McMahon. Jim bought all of his tools and furniture. About one month later, Bud reached out to Jim to see if he could help with part time estimating. Bud has been a mentor, asset, and has become a friend to Jim. Bud started in the drywall industry in 1970 when he joined the union in Colorado Springs.
He worked his way up through the ranks. In 1978, Bud became Estimator and Project Manager for Colorado Partitions and Drywall. In 1983 he and some partners started Commercial Design Inc. Over the course of almost 30 years, CDI performed on some of the largest projects in the Colorado market. In 2011, Bud and his daughter started Collaborative Construction Services. Bud has done part time estimating for Copper Spring Solutions since 2013. He brings a plethora of experience to Copper Spring. When he is not working, you will find him on the golf course, or spoiling his grandkids.

Mike Priest

Mike comes from a military family and spent most of his childhood on military bases all over the world. He started in the drywall industry in 1981. He spent the majority of his career with one company. He oversaw the field operations on the large projects. He has incredible math skills and at one time was pursuing a career in Pharmaceuticals. He joined our team in August of 2016 and currently serves as our Field Superintendent. He has a wealth of construction knowledge and applies this to every aspect of his job. When he is not at the office, you will most likely find him on his patio testing a new recipe on his smoker.

Roger Belleau

Roger joined the team at Copper Spring Solutions in October of 2017. He graduated from CSU with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. where he obtained his CPA certificate. He brings over 15 years of experience in the commercial drywall industry. Roger is married. They have two sons and two granddaughters. In his time away from the office you will typically find him in the outdoors – hiking, biking, hunting, skiing or backpacking in the Grand Canyon. He enjoys traveling with his wife.

Maria Fiedler

Maria brings almost a decade of experience working as a bookkeeper for a local corporation. She currently serves as our contract Administrator. She keeps track of the details for each project and handles the HR responsibilities for our company. When she is not in the office, you could find her with her husband and three kids, or with the youth group of her church.

Deana Smith

Deana joined Copper Spring Solutions in October of 2017. She handles all of our Front office responsibilities. When you call our office, it is her voice you will be greeted with. She also handles the AR and AP aspects of our company. Prior to joining CSS, she spent over 20 years as a stay at home mom. Her experience before that was In the Graphics Art industry of San Francisco, CA. In her free time she loves off-roading in her Jeep “Jethro”. Mudding is her favorite off-road activity. She is married with three children and one daughter-in-law. She enjoys spending time with the youth group of her local church.