OUR TEAM

GLEN YATES
President

The foundation for a strong work ethic was acquired growing up on a farm in Northern Alberta Canada, where Glen was raised. As a Construction Engineer graduate from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, he began his career by getting experience in the field as a site laborer in the United States. Viewing every experience as an opportunity to learn and grow, he quickly moved through the ranks to “General Manager of Framing Operations” to President and CEO. With an impressive vision and ability to recognize talent and encourage growth, there is no question how Glen acquired majority ownership of Colt Builders in just over a decade after starting his construction career. Holding strong importance on quality time with his wife and kids, he also refuels with an appreciation for hiking, snow skiing, & water skiing. While these activities come with a healthy level of intensity, Glen takes his driven nature to another level with obstacle races, and even marathon running. He has built around him a company of integrity and excellence, where he continues to build and inspire his team of professionals.
MIKE CORCORAN
Chief Financial Officer

Though ‘home’ is Bucks Country Pennsylvania, Michael is proud alumni of West Virginia University, where he received his degree in Accounting. He became interested in the construction industry in high school when he helped out with the family’s home remodeling business. Michael interacted primarily with construction contractors for 12 years as he worked in Public Accounting in Montgomery County Maryland. He approaches life with enthusiasm, whether it is at Colt Builders where he now leads the accounting and finance team, or with family, friends and the outdoors. With this same enthusiasm, Michael is, and will always be, a loyal fan of the West Virginia University Mountaineers football team.

FINANCIAL TEAM
KARL MEEKS
Chief Operating Officer

“Hard work pays off” was a childhood lesson, and it has never been forgotten. Karl earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1993. He has been an executive in the construction industry now for over 26 years. His titles have ranged from Superintendent to Vice President, landing comfortably into ‘Chief Operating Officer’ for Colt Builders. He is motivated to serve and support his project teams as well as his clients, helping them and their projects be the best in the business. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, and also enjoys the outdoors.

OPERATIONS TEAM
WALTER PAWLOWSKI
Vice President

Walter was born and raised in New England. However, Maryland has been his foundation for building his career in construction. With over 10 years of experience in commercial wood framing, and having overseen more than 10,000 multifamily units and commercial buildings, he has been a great addition to the Colt Builders team since 2015. His skill set includes scheduling and project estimation, construction project management, contract negotiation and business development. This skill set began with an internship years ago with a framing company in Maryland, which led to a promotion to a foreman, where he honed his technical and problem solving skills overseeing single-family home projects. Working his way through the ranks, he is now Vice President of the East for Colt Builders, where he prides himself in keeping current with industry standards and trends.

Safety Credentials: OSHA 30

EAST TEAM
SHANE BROUGHTON
Vice President

Shane is a dedicated and honest man who is committed to both work-life and home-life. Growing up on a farm, as well as doing road work for the local township in rural Ontario, taught Shane a strong work ethic. After studying Construction Management at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario, he moved to Alberta and began building prefabricated walls. With hard work and a good sense of humor, Shane worked his way through the ranks of laborer, foreman, job supervisor and project manager. As a Vice President based out of Rhode Island, he brings Colt Builders a strong foundation in our northeast market. Though family is his priority, Shane also enjoys a good game of hockey, hiking, & biking.

Safety Credentials: CPR/First Aid, OSHA 10

NORTHEAST TEAM
JANUSZ SAKOWICZ
Executive Vice President

Originally from Poland, Janusz is bilingual. This allowed him to translate for a framing contractor as he worked his way through college, where he studied Political Science in Worcester, MA. Growing in experience and responsibility, he worked his way up to Management position in Massachusetts, where he learned the foundations of framing and siding. After moving to and working in 9 different states, and with over 15 years of experience in the commercial construction, Janusz has been expanding Colt’s operations in Texas since 2013. This southwest region is efficient and effective, thanks to Janusz’s ability to work closely with estimating, pre-construction and the on-site management team. He has a strong appreciation for all sports, especially soccer, and has coached girls Varsity High School soccer as well as U-14 Boys Premier Club in Massachusetts.

WEST TEAM
BEN LEHAN
Vice President

When Ben first came in contact with Colt Builders, he said what attracted him the most was “everyone from the top to the bottom showed tremendous amount of respect and dedication towards the project(s).” It is this same respect and dedication that has gotten Ben into the position of ‘Regional General Manager’ for the company. A Nebraska native, and an Iowa State University Construction Engineering graduate, he has been building a strong foundation in the Phoenix market for over a decade. Ben’s problem solving expertise doesn’t just lie in the building of buildings, he also uses technologies such as Autodesk, Revit and Trimble Sketch-up to review the constructibility of projects. Amongst many avenues of meditation, a few of Ben’s favorites are yard work, brewing beer and cooking.
JIM PETERSEN
Vice President – General Contracting

Jim has an extensive background in business that includes over 15 years of experience in creation, development, construction and management of commercial real estate projects. Prior to joining Colt Builders, Jim was President of a private company delivering turnkey construction projects for owners. He brings extensive General Contracting knowledge to Colt Builders, constructing large multifamily and senior living residences across North America.

GENERAL CONTRACTING TEAM
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