Our Team


 

With a team of registered architects and licensed engineers, we are licensed and recognized by the NCRB. Our in-house staff can provide land development programs, building programs, space planning assistance, complete construction documents with design details and specifications, BIM modeling, permitting, construction administration, Owner Representation for real estate development, new buildings and facilities, additions, renovations, and tenant improvement and retrofit opportunities. Our design expertise is recognized both locally and nationally in the areas of retail and commercial developments, elementary and secondary education, manufacturing and distribution centers, commercial buildings, truck plaza’s, maintenance facilities and more!

Mike Thibault-Owner/President

Michael R Thibault

Owner/President

Michael Thibault started his company 30 years ago by working on the jobs as well as overseeing them. This has fostered Michael’s vast amount of experience in understanding the difference between a quality job and one that just looks good but doesn’t last. He knows the industry and over the years has established a wealth of resources to handle any job at any time. Michael has a favorite quote: “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Michael established a company that could not only meet those needs, but one that would excel beyond the highest levels of professionalism and integrity in the industry.  T-Bone Construction, Inc. offers their clients a business partner who will facilitate the entire construction process; including pre-construction concerns, development of construction budgets and production schedules, management of subcontractors and government entities and the finalization of all projects on the most time and cost-effective schedule as possible. Although he has laid the groundwork for a strong company before the recession, he gives credit to a loyal customer base for helping T-Bone Construction emerge quickly from the downturn. Through his commitment to excellence and a dedication to professionalism, Michael has continued to exceed industry standards by forming strong professional partnerships based on integrity, ingenuity and reliability. These characteristics, along with a deep rooted tie to Colorado has enabled Michael and his company to become one of the most recognized and respected names in the construction industry. Michael also runs a ranch in Colorado Springs where he spends his time with his 2 kids and his wife Cindy.

 

Member of El Paso Club and Soil Savers

Joe Opyd - VP

Joseph Opyd

Vice President of Operations

Joseph Opyd is a seasoned and results-driven professional with a distinguished career planning and leading private and government new construction and renovation projects in competitive environments and spearheading the multimillion-dollar construction lifecycle development process from initial bid, project design, and scope of services through master scheduling, budget control, and completion. He brings an expertise and background in multi-state operational management, corporate and construction law, and a diverse history with company growth solutions. Joseph works collaboratively across the company to maximizes the organization and achieving operational excellence. With 20 years of experience in the construction industry Joseph has proficiency in a variety of delivery methods including design-build, contract management, and labor relations. Aside from his hard work for T-Bone Construction Joseph enjoys anything that involves the outdoors; camping, hiking, snowboarding, and more.

Certifications
S.A.M.E. (Society of American Military Engineers)
AIA
International Code Council Commercial Building Inspector #807181
ACI Certified Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I #01214429
Metal Building Institute Certification
OSHA 30 Construction-(2011)
Hazwoper -OSHA
USACE Contractors Quality Management-(2009)
Fort Carson Storm Water Mgt.
Oregon License #21065

Michelle Klingenberg - Office Manager

Michelle Klingenberg

HR Manager/Office Manager

Michelle manages the organization of office operations to ensure effectiveness while maximizing cost efficiencies at all our office locations. She is also responsible for the design, planning, and implementing of Human Resource programs and policies for staffing, compensation, employee relations, and training, as well as the oversight and administration of payroll. With over 20 years’ in the construction industry, her experience and knowledge allow her to effectively manage employees and work with our clients. She brings a liveliness to our office with her light hearted sense of humor and jubilation. She truly makes us all a family. Additionally, Michelle has strengths in the areas of federal contracting, EEO compliance, and multi-state payroll that make her an incredible asset to T-Bone Construction. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys watching and attending Broncos games, spending time with her two boys, taking mountain drives, playing golf, and dining out with friends. Michelle is an exhilarating and joyful piece of the T-Bone family.

Professional Credentials & Affiliations
American Payroll Association

Mike St Marie

Chief Estimator

Mike brings with him over 22 years of commercial general contracting, pre-construction experience, including 17 years on the Front Range of Colorado. He is energetic, passionate, and focused on being an impactful and productive team player. We Mike is not hard at work for T-Bone Construction he coaches baseball and spends time with his wife and three boys.

Tom Camporini – Project Manager

Tom Camporini

Project Manager

With 30 years of background in construction Tom manages ongoing projects effectively and efficiently. Working throughout the United States has expanded his scope of expertise in the field. In his spare time Tom loves to spend time camping, building projects at home, and spending time with his family and horses.

Certifications
Lead Abatement
Powder Activated Tools
OSHA Laser Safety

Stanley Guess – Project Manager

Stanley Guess

Project Manager

Working in the construction industry for over 25 years Stanley brings State, Municipal, and National work experience to T-Bone Construction. With understanding Restaurant, Retail, Telecommunication, Educational, Hospital, Medical Research, Fire District Facilities, Historic Restoration, and Multi-Family field work Stan is a significant resource for our team. Outside of the office Stan is an Acoustic and Electric Six String Guitar enthusiast. He brings a light hearted point of view and presence to T-Bone Construction. His strengths lie in his ability to effectively orchestrate a team to bring projects in on time and within budget.

Norm Maynard – Project Manager

Norm Maynard

Project Manager

Born a strong-hearted Texan, Norm brings a strong, warm-hearted attitude to all our offices and job sites. Norm is responsible for the overall performance and successful management of the project. He manages the flow of information from the client, design team, and subcontractors while simultaneously accounting for the project budget and managing the construction schedule, submittals, site safety, and quality control issues. With over 42 years in the construction industry Norm has brought some great insight to T-Bone Construction. Working around the world in 4 different countries in the last 40 years has a distinct figure in the T-Bone family. When not enlightening our offices he spends time raising deer, hunting, and fishing.

Brandee Ruiter

Assistant Project Manager

At the age of 18, Brandee started working for her Father’s residential construction company in her home town, Las Vegas. This is where she found her passion and her career started. Throughout her 17 years in the industry, Brandee has gained experience in accounting, contract management, estimating, project management and relationship building. She has a drive to learn all aspects of the business and uses that knowledge to continually improve, teach and grow. Brandee is also currently in pursuit of her Bachelor’s in Business Management. When she is not on the job or studying, Brandee likes to take her mountain bike for a spin and hike with her Husky, Mattis.

Certifications – OSHA 30 Construction

Hope Acker – Business Development

Hope Acker

Business Development

Hope works to improve our company’s market position and achieve financial growth. With the organization’s strategic long-term goals in mind, Hope helps to build key customer relationships, while identifying new business opportunities. With multiple years of experience in real estate world Hope brings in some helpful knowledge to our team. Hope is a bright, joyful personality around our office, constantly bringing smiles to everyone around her. As the Business Development Associate, it is her job to work with the internal team and other managers to increase sales opportunities and thereby maximize revenue for our company. With an eye for detail, Hope has updated marketing, PR, and digital strategies to better align with the company’s long-term goals. When she is not dedicating her time to work she is a mother who enjoys hiking Colorado’s highest peaks and exploring the great outdoors.

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