In 1984, determined to create a better life, Kathy Meyer and her husband LeRoy started Meyer Contracting Inc. The company specialized in the installation of water and sewer mains. As the company grew, Meyer quickly expanded its scope to include excavation, grading, drainage and road construction. Recently, Meyer has added concrete structures and noise walls.
As a Native American woman, Kathy Meyer defied the statistics that challenge the Native American community. After losing her mother to an alcohol related car accident, she was unwavering in her determination to break the stereotype. As a result, she was the first in her family to graduate high school as well as a college.
In 2011, Verlyn Schoep became President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Meyer Contracting Inc. Verlyn is well respected in the industry with over 40 years of Highway Heavy Construction experience. Prior to Meyer Contracting, Verlyn was President/CEO of Park Construction Company where he spent 17 years working his way up from Project Manager/Estimator, Field Operations Manager/Safety Officer, Vice President of Operations to President/CEO.
In 2013, Kathy Meyer stepped down and Paul Meyer assumed the role of CEO. Paul brings over 25 years of business, construction and engineering to the Meyer Team. Paul’s resume consists of leading several multi-million dollar businesses along with being a strong entrepreneur with technical and managerial problem solving skills.
Today, Kathy donates her time to organizations important to her. She has held leadership roles in various organizations both on a local and national level. These include: National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), Association of Women Contractors (AWC), Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce (MAICC) and the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI). Kathy is committed to helping small businesses succeed.
Paul has worked with Meyer Contracting since he was 12 years old. After graduating High School, Paul attended the University of Minnesota earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he worked for Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), and received his professional engineering license. Paul served as Vice President of Meyer Contracting from 2002 to 2010.
In 2013, Mark Conte joined the Meyer Team leading Field Operations and in 2015 was promoted to Vice President. Mark brings over 25 years of industry experience along with the organizational knowledge to advance our field operations to the next level. Prior to Meyer Contracting Mark spent 18 years with Veit & Company as their Executive Manager of Field Operations.