Meet Jerod, General Earthwork Superintendent at Haydon. Jerod was born and raised in rural South Dakota, in the city of Hermosa, population 150. He attended school there and then later married his high school sweetheart. His first initial industry experience was operating heavy machinery in his hometown but then in 1990 decided to make the move to Arizona and pursue his life and passion of rodeo all year round. Once in Arizona, Jerod began working for Ames Construction where he was able to start as an operator and then move up the ranks to grade foreman and project superintendent. He then ventured into gaining more knowledge through other general contractors and industry partners. Through the years, Jerod furthered his craft skill and education by obtaining his AGC Certificate in Construction Management from Rio Salado Community College and Project Management Certificate from ASU.

Jerod then joined Haydon in 2012 with a wealth of field knowledge of 30 years in roadway, underground utilities, roadway improvements, drain/sewer drainage and earthwork. In his current role, Jerod oversees and directs all activities onsite including 15 superintendents, 250 workers and/or crews concerned with the construction of all earthwork in cooperation with the project managers to meet the contract schedule and budget. Jerod also champions project site safety and quality to ensure theygenerate the profit objectives and meet customer expectations.

Jerod is an active member of the Arizona Chapter of Associated General Contractors Workforce Connection and Board of Trustees of the AGC Operator Apprenticeship Program.

When Jerod is not managing his field personnel, you can find him horseback riding and competing in professional rodeo with his family.