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DAVE PIERSMA

Director of Construction

Dave graduated From Illinois Institute of Technology with a civil engineering degree. With 35 years of experience in the construction industry, Dave has managed multi-million dollar projects in a wide variety of industries including hospitals, schools, and churches, domestically and abroad. He has always been interested in the dynamic environment of the construction industry—the multitude of people, companies, and countries that are involved in a project, especially the overseas refinery projects he managed. Dave’s experience helps him identify potential problems before they occur and find creative, cost-effective solutions.

Dave says the most rewarding part of his job is seeing a completed project that is being used as a ministry tool to draw people to Christ. “I like working with churches where the Holy Spirit is working as evidenced by the fact that they need to grow, want to grow, and want to reach others.”

Why I Joined Aspen 

I finally had the opportunity to use my education and 35 years of construction experience to build something that had eternal significance.

The Most Rewarding Aspect of Work 

I enjoy seeing a completed project that is being used as a ministry tool to draw people to Christ. I like working with churches where the Holy Spirit is working as evidenced by the fact that they need to grow, want to grow, and want to reach others.

 

 

 

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Outside of Work 

  • Flying. I enjoy flying because of the mental challenge of staying “ahead of the plane” and the challenges of navigation by “dead-reckoning” i.e. using air speed, winds aloft, and navigational charts to get from point A to point B and arrive at a precise calculated time. I also enjoy the “uncluttered” view from 6,500 ft. on a clear, crisp day as the everyday problems pass below.
  • Spending time with Mary, my wife of 41 years, and our two kids. We started our family late in life because my previous jobs had me overseas often. Our oldest, James, is 24 and our youngest, Joy, will be 20. We adopted her from South Korea when she was four months old.

 

Dave Piersma

Director of Construction

Top 5 Strengths

(Strengths Finder 2.0)

1. Achiever
2. Maximizer
3. Responsibility
4. Harmony
5. Focus