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Vice President & Operations Manager
"Barnard is a Company that is highly respected by Owners, Engineers, Subcontractors and our Peers. This respect comes from our exceptional performance on unique and challenging projects while treating all stakeholders with respect and honesty. I'm proud to be a part of that."
After 16 years in the field, 14 of them with Barnard, Aaron Rietveld knows well what Barnard’s looking for in new business. As an Operations Manager/Vice President, Aaron is focued primarily on heavy civil projects in the U.S. and Canada and currently runs our Muskrat Falls North and South Dams Project in a joint venture with Pennecon. He seeks out challenging work, works with bid teams, pursues partnering opportunities with owners, engineers and peers in the industry, and contributes to Barnard's planning for the future. Aaron was promoted to Vice President in July 2016.
He earned a B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology from Montana State University in 2001, graduating with highest honors. After joining Barnard in 2003, he was promoted to Project Manager in 2005. His experience managing three significant yet vastly different heavy civil projects and assisting with many others, has given him exposure to all types of owners, stakeholder involvement, agency oversight, and public participation in addition to the complexities of managing schedule, budget, safety and quality. Aaron was Project Manager on Barnard's Gilboa Dam Rehabilitation Project with D.A. Collins Construction, which was honored with a number of industry awards, including an Associated General Contractors of America Build America Award in March 2016.