Executive Director: Kendra Balderach

Kendra Balderach has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan effective January 1, 2018. Kendra is actively involved with many community organizations including the National Cherry Festival and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce. Kendra and her husband Bill live on Long Lake and have 4 children. […]

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Director: Jim Winter

Spence Brothers After attending Northern Michigan University, I started my career in the construction industry in the Lansing area. In 1990 I relocated to Traverse City. I have been working in the construction industry for over 30 years, and I am now working at Spence Brothers as a Project Manager/Estimator.  My wife Kathryn and I […]

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President: Jack Ocobock

D&W Mechanical I relocated to Traverse City in 1999 with my wife Brenda and our 3 children. I  accepted a position with Grand Traverse County as a plumbing inspector which created many relationships with contractors of our area. For 28 years I have actively participated in the construction industry, the last 7  with D&W Mechanical. […]

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VP: Darek Purgiel

Grand Traverse Construction Since moving to Northwest Michigan in 1998, I have been working in the General Contracting industry specializing in commercial concrete and carpentry trades. As an estimator and project manager for Grand Traverse Construction I’ve had the honor to get to know and interact with most of the members of the Builder’s Exchange. […]

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Director: Mike Trippe

Bouma Corporation I grew up in Petoskey, went off to college at WMU and eventually migrated to Traverse City in the early 1980’s.  My wife, Mary Kay, and I have 3 children who all graduated from Traverse City Central high and are now either off at college or working in Boston. I’ve been working for […]

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Director: Charlie Sole

Hallmark Construction As a native to Traverse City, I’ve had the opportunity to experience our community adapt and grow into the desirable place it is today. Being a new member to the exchange’s board and relatively new member of our construction community, I look forward to participating first hand in the continued future growth of […]

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Secretary: Keely Trombly

Interphase Interiors The best decision I ever made was moving to Traverse City in January of 2005. My career in interiors started in Chicago during the mid 90’s and continued to Los Angeles in 2000. It was during a stay at the family cottage in Boyne City, the summer of 2004, that I knew this […]

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Director: Jason Horton

I was born and raised in Traverse City Michigan. After graduating from Central High School I obtained a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech University. I started my career at Elmer’s in 1999 as a design engineer working on private and municipal projects and in 2011 became Elmer’s Concrete Division Manager. I also serves […]

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