MEET THE TEAM BEHIND MRJ

Get to know the people you’ll be working with at MRJ. You’ll find us to be extremely experienced, highly professional, and entirely committed to your project’s success.

Kirk Corbaley

Project Superintendent

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Kirk Corbaley

Project Superintendent

Kirk has been part of the MRJ team since 1998 and is one of our top superintendents. He works on our most complicated projects where we clients can benefit from his considerable experience in structural concrete and complex construction.

Kirk has excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude that creates a great working relationship with clients, architects, and consultants. Outside of work, Kirk enjoys water sports, skiing, and fantasy football.

Key Projects

  • Crunch Fitness
  • Denali Fitness
  • DeVry University
  • The Essential Baking Company
  • Northgate Pointe
  • The Omni Group
  • R&D Interbay
  • Seadrunar Recycling Facility
  • Storage One on 4th
  • Viking Bank
  • VSP Optics Manufacturing Plant
  • Winslow Way Mixed Use Project
  • Woodinville West Business Park
  • 19th & Mercer Mixed Use Building
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Barry Chan

Senior Project Manager

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Barry Chan

Senior Project Manager

Since joining MRJ in 2004, Barry has been involved in all facets of the project lifecycle from pre-construction, to estimating, construction, and project close-out. Clients appreciate his skill in helping teams navigate through this process, along with his attention to detail and tireless work ethic.

When Barry is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and planning his next adventure. Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Key Projects

  • B/E Aerospace (now Collins Aerospace)
  • Brooks Sports Flagship Store
  • Comcast Corporate Offices & Call Centers
  • DeVry University
  • Garage Billiards & Bowl Expansion
  • Jaguar Land Rover Lynnwood
  • Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue
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John Desmarais

Project Manager

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John Desmarais

Project Manager

John joined MRJ in 2012. His commitment to communication, integrity, and professionalism means clients can rely on him to get the job done.

John’s hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, mountaineering, fishing, traveling, and sports. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management with a minor in business administration from Washington State University.

Key Projects

  • Chophouse Row
  • Total Reclaim Recycling Facility
  • Ford of Kirkland
  • Garage Billiards & Bowl Outdoor Patio
  • Hollywood Garage/Woodinville Whiskey
  • Pioneer Building
  • Seattle Country Day School
  • ACME Bowl Restaurant
  • AFL Hyperscale
  • Board & Vellum Architecture
  • SASG (now Peer Seattle)
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Rolf Hogger

Chairman/Founder

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Rolf Hogger

Chairman/Founder

Rolf founded MRJ in 1992 with a vision to build a client-centric construction company. The company’s long-standing commitment to communication, integrity and professionalism stems from his leadership. He also brings a unique talent for increasing the usability and design aesthetic of every building he works on.

Rolf enjoys kite boarding, mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking and traveling the world with his family. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pacific Lutheran University.

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Jessica Whitney

Senior Accountant

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Jessica Whitney

Senior Accountant

Jessica has been with MRJ since 2013, managing our accounts payable, accounts receivable, and subcontractor invoicing. She works with our project management team daily while also providing reporting to our CEO and CFO.

When she’s outside the office, Jessica enjoys traveling, hiking, cycling, cooking, and reading. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University.

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Patrick Griffin

Project Superintendent

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Patrick Griffin

Project Superintendent

Since joining the company in 2005, Patrick has worked on a variety of project types and proven to be a very successful and capable leader. Clients have been very complimentary to Patrick and his can-do attitude.

Patrick spends his free time traveling, playing the guitar, and working on cars.

Key Projects

  • B/E Aerospace (now Collins Aerospace)
  • Comcast Corporate Offices & Call Centers
  • Hing Hay Coworks
  • The Monkey Building
  • Seattle Waldorf School
  • St. George Coptic Orthodox Church
  • Korry Electronics
  • New Yavneh School
  • Showbox SODO
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Martin Hogger

President/CEO

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Martin Hogger

President/CEO

Martin is one of the founding partners who established the commercial division of MRJ and helped the company grow from a start-up company to where it is today.

Martin has been in the construction industry since 1986 starting as a Field Engineer working for a heavy construction contractor building Navy piers and bridges. In 1989, he began working for GLY Construction as a Project Engineer and was promoted to a Project Manager working on commercial and industrial projects in the greater Puget Sound area. In 1995, Martin left his previous position as Project Manager to launch the commercial division of MRJ Constructors.

Martin has diversified experience in all levels of commercial, retail, industrial, heavy, and residential construction. His primary focus at MRJ is acting as the Chief estimator, building and maintaining relationships with great clients, marketing and preconstruction services.

Martin works with clients and design teams on their projects from the early developmental stage through the conceptual estimating and into the preconstruction phase of the project, providing alternative building systems and cost alternates to ensure that the client’s budget meets their expectations.

Outside of work, Martin enjoys all outdoor activities, including mountain biking, kite surfing, skiing, and stand up paddleboarding. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management with a minor in business from Washington State University.

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Chris Delos Reyes

Project Superintendent

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Chris Delos Reyes

Project Superintendent

Chris has been with the MRJ team since 2005, leading our concrete crews and putting his knowledge to work on complex projects. He is a detail-oriented superintendent who focuses on delivering projects as promised, ahead of schedule, and within budget. Clients tell us they enjoy working with Chris because of his great communication skills.

Chris is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, surfing, hunting, fishing, and sport shooting.

Key Projects

  • B/E Aerospace (now Collins Aerospace)
  • Brooks Sports Flagship Store
  • Chophouse Row
  • Comcast Corporate Offices & Call Centers
  • The Essential Baking Company
  • FINNE Svendsen Building
  • Garage Billiards & Bowl Expansion
  • Hamlin Robinson School
  • Hollywood Garage/Woodinville Whiskey
  • Kitsap Humane Society
  • Rainier Ave. Mixed Use Building
  • The Revere Group
  • Seattle Country Day School
  • Western Marine Construction
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Brian Gibson

Director of Preconstruction Services

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Brian Gibson

Director of Preconstruction Services

Brian has been with MRJ Constructors since 2007. His focus is on guiding all stages of construction to control project quality, schedule, and budget. His emphasis on exceptional pre-construction processes ensures that the client’s goals and design team’s visions are realized.

Brian spends his time away from the office with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid skier and cyclist and loves spending as much time as possible in the mountains. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Washington.

Key Projects

  • Aviation Technical Services (ATS)
  • B/E Aerospace (now Collins Aerospace)
  • Brooks Sports Flagship Store
  • Chophouse Row
  • The Essential Baking Company
  • Ford of Kirkland
  • Hamlin Robinson School
  • Hollywood Garage/Woodinville Whiskey
  • Melrose Market
  • Northwest School
  • Pike Brewing Company
  • Seattle Country Day School
  • Seattle Waldorf School
  • Korry Electronics
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Ed Rice

Senior Vice President

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Ed Rice

Senior Vice President

Ed joined MRJ in 1997 as a partner to help expand our commercial division. In the 20+ years since then, he has garnered extensive experience in technically demanding commercial, industrial, retail, residential, and heavy construction.

Ed is responsible for field operations and project management, including safety and direct labor. He works with project superintendents to resolve issues that arise during the construction of a project.

Ed’s hobbies including biking, skiing, kite boarding, traveling and playing with his dog. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Central Washington University.

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Tim Smejkal

Project Superintendent

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Tim Smejkal

Project Superintendent

Tim has been with MRJ since 2009. Clients have lauded Tim for his resourcefulness and creativity. He takes the time to understand the project’s details and makes sure it gets built as efficiently as possible.

Tim spend his free time playing hockey, biking, hiking, camping, snowboarding, going to concerts, and hanging with his dog Sherman. He holds an associate degree in carpentry technology from Green River Community College.

Key Projects

  • Ballard Pediatrics Clinic
  • DeVry University
  • Melrose Market
  • Pioneer Building
  • Seattle Country Day School
  • Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue
  • Rainier Storage Demolition
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Chris Smith

Senior Project Manager

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Chris Smith

Senior Project Manager

Chris has been with MRJ since 2006. He typically works on more technical projects involving complex mechanical/electrical and structural systems, where clients can best benefit from his commitment to quality.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys fishing, camping, skiing, hiking and carpentry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis in project management from Western Washington University.

Key Projects

  • AAA Corporate Headquarters
  • Aviation Technical Services (ATS)
  • B/E Aerospace (now Collins Aerospace)
  • Bloedel Reserve
  • The Essential Baking Company
  • FINNE Svendsen Building
  • Kitsap Humane Society
  • Madrona House
  • Northgate Pointe
  • Rainier Ave. Mixed Use Building
  • Storage One on 4th
  • Verizon
  • Space Needle Improvements
  • Star Rentals
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Brian Moore

Chief Financial Officer/Vice President

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Brian Moore

Chief Financial Officer/Vice President

Brian has been with MRJ since 1999, but he has specialized in the construction industry accounting for more than 30 years. His steady leadership and commitment to integrity have been instrumental in helping MRJ grow and thrive.

Brian’s hobbies include golf, travel, water and snow sports. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pacific Lutheran University.

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Evan Cavasos

Project Engineer

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Evan Cavasos

Project Engineer

Evan joined MRJ in 2017 and quickly garnered a reputation for his commitment to teamwork, quality, and integrity.

Evan’s hobbies include snowboarding and weightlifting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Washington State University.

Key Projects

  • Bloedel Reserve
  • Kitsap Humane Society
  • Rainier Ave. Mixed Use Building
  • Storage One on 4th
  • Gorilla Screen Printing
  • LBA Realty
  • Star Rentals
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Stephanie Nelson

Office Manager

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Stephanie Nelson

Office Manager

Stephanie has been with MRJ since 2005, doing everything including payroll, accounts payable, office management, and keeping everyone in the office out of trouble.

Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington.

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Arnold Drayden

Project Superintendent

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Arnold Drayden

Project Superintendent

Arnold’s construction career started in 1998; he has been with MRJ since 2009. Arnold has always been seen as one of the most reliable members of the MRJ team. Clients appreciate the commitment he brings to the task at hand.

Arnold is an automobile enthusiast who enjoys going to car shows, car auctions and working on his roadster.

Key Projects

  • B/E Aerospace<now Collins Aerospace>
  • Inscape Arts & Cultural Center
  • Melrose Market
  • Zendo Church
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David Miller

Project Superintendent

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David Miller

Project Superintendent

David has been part of the MRJ team since 2013. With his commitment to communication and professionalism, clients can rely on him to get the job done.

David’s hobbies include hiking, playing the guitar and singing, working on cars, and target shooting.

Key Projects

  • Chophouse Row
  • Hamlin Robinson School
  • Hollywood Garage/Woodinville Whiskey
  • Jaguar Land Rover Seattle
  • Rainier Ave. Mixed Use Building
  • Seattle Country Day School
  • Gorilla Screen Printing
  • Star Rentals
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Tosh Hickmann

Project Engineer

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Tosh Hickmann

Project Engineer

Tosh joined MRJ in 2019. In that time, he has been recognized for his attention to detail and the great support he provides to his projects.

Tosh’s interests outside of work include hiking, mountain biking, target shooting, fishing, and woodworking. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Washington State University.

Key Projects

  • Cline Jewelers
  • Comcast Corporate Offices & Call Centers
  • Jaguar Land Rover Lynnwood
  • Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue
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