Renewable Energy Group
Mike Jenkins, Jr.
Vice President/Operations Manager
Mike Jenkins, Jr. was promoted to Vice President/Operations Manager in the fall of 2011. Mike has spent the last 19 years focused on heavy-civil construction, but his exposure to construction actually began earlier. Influenced by a father working as a Superintendent on a variety of projects throughout the U.S., Mike started out in his teens working as an Operator and Laborer. He then earned a B.S. in Engineering Science from Montana Tech in 1997, joining the Barnard Companies upon graduation.
Mr. Jenkins’ construction career has covered a broad range of projects, large and small, from a challenging lake source cooling project for Cornell University, to a backup dam requiring 1.3 million CY of RCC in South Carolina. More recently, he managed a Design-Assist contract that involved attaching a 280-foot-tall, 300-ton selective water withdrawal structure to an existing intake 270 feet below the water’s surface in a central Oregon reservoir. Several of these projects have earned national awards for success in Partnering and construction excellence. He has worked on dam and reservoir construction and rehabilitation, tunnels, underground utilities, concrete structures, and a variety of earthwork and RCC projects. As Operations Manager, Mr. Jenkins oversees Electrical Transmission and Civil projects from estimating through design and construction, also working with Owners and Stakeholders in a Partnering atmosphere.
Electric Transmission Construction Manager
Jerry Askin has gained a broad range of experience during his 40 years in the construction industry. He brings to Barnard’s Business Development more than 20 years with the Barnard Companies; 16 of them as a Senior Estimator. Mr. Askin joined Barnard Construction in 1990 as a Project Manager, running pipeline projects throughout the Northwest. Since focusing on estimating, he has coordinated the pricing efforts of a team of estimators on a variety of heavy-civil projects ranging from wind farms to pumped storage to large-diameter steel pipelines, dams, pipelines, and other areas of heavy civil construction.
Mr. Askin became interested in construction while attending Montana State University. In Business Development, he assists Vice President Joe Nelson in seeking out and pricing new work in the renewables, and electric transmission markets.
Regional Manager, Electric Transmission
Mr. Serocki has 11 years of experience working in the field on a wide variety of electric transmission projects. He brought this expertise to the Barnard Companies in 2011. He earned a B.S. in Construction Management from South Dakota State University in 1999.
Mr. Serocki’s experience encompasses power line and substation construction ranging in power from 12.47kV to 500kV. He has managed projects throughout the Pacific Northwest involving anywhere from 20 to 80 personnel. This experience includes all types of terrain and extreme weather conditions. Prior to that, Mr. Serocki spent five years working in residential construction. At Barnard, his focus is on estimating, site investigation, daily operations, project accounting, contract management, material procurement, quality control, costing, subcontractor quotes, and owner relations, among other duties.
Superintendent, Electric Transmission
Mr. Murray has 18 years of field experience in Electric Transmission construction, both new installation and replacement/reconstruction. He began his career through the Northwest Line Joint Apprenticeship Training Program for Journeyman Linemen. His work since then has encompassed projects from 20 miles of 230kV line on wood poles to 130 miles of new 500kV in three-wire bundle 1351 ACSR on 130-foot galvanized steel lattice structures. Mr. Murray has also successfully completed projects constructed in challenging conditions, from sandy soils to steep rugged terrain, foundations depths of 30-plus feet to long-span crossings of roughly 3,400 feet. He is accustomed to meeting compressed schedules and working in remote rural or densely populated urban settings. He has completed OSHA T&D Partnership 10- and 20-hour training.
As a Barnard Superintendent, Mr. Murray supervises company foremen and crews; schedules and tracks subcontractors and suppliers; tracks daily cost controls; coordinates acquisition of equipment, material and labor; works with Owners, the Owners’ agents, inspectors, regulatory agencies, public and private parties, as necessary; and supervises implementation of all safety, quality control, environmental, drug testing, or other project-specific programs. When not assigned to a project, he works with Barnard Estimating Teams at the Home Office.
Project Manager, Electric Transmission and Renewables
Mr. Graham joined the Barnard Companies in 2007 after working for 11 years as a civil design engineer on large design/build projects, with an emphasis on roadway development and construction. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University in 1994.
Since joining Barnard, Brandon has worked on a variety projects, including construction of a high-pressure gas pipeline through a remote region in northwestern Colorado as well as on the design of an in-lake interceptor sanitary sewer system to serve an urban area. More recently, his focus has been on estimating work in the areas of wind, renewables, and electric transmission development. This work includes site investigation, costing, AutoCAD takeoff, scheduling, and subcontractor quotes, among other duties.