In 2013 Jim Anderson had a decision to make about the future of his family owned company. Jim wanted to ensure the company legacy was carried on for many more generations to come. Jim ultimately decided to keep the company family/employee owned and 9 new employee owners were selected (pictured above). The new ownership team includes employees from all facets of the company whom all have many years of hard work and dedication with Anderson Brothers. Under this new ownership model, as current employee owners retire/leave the company, new ownership opportunities open up for other existing Anderson Brothers employees.


Jim Anderson - Chairman of the Board

Jim Anderson - Chairman of the Board

Jim’s father (Art Anderson) and uncle (John Anderson) started Anderson Brothers Construction in 1940 and were the ‘Anderson Brothers’ the company is named after. Jim attended Brainerd High School through graduation and then attended the University of Minnesota from 1961-1964 before coming back to Anderson Brothers to run the company after Art passed away. In the past, Jim has been the president of the Brainerd Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Pavement Association, Chairman of National Infrastructure Division Associated Builders and Contractors, board member of St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Bremer Bank, Central Minnesota Boy Scouts, and St. Cloud State University Foundation.

Jim's been married to his wife Linnea for over 50 years and has two children; Christine and Eric.  They also have 4 granddaughters which they get some time to enjoy.

Jim’s proudest moments are working over the years with all the great employees of Anderson Brothers and all the accomplishments achieved together. Jim also gives much credit to his father Art for helping to develop the company.


Terry McFarlin - President and CEO

Terry McFarlin - President and CEO

Terry was raised in Crookston, MN and a graduate of Crookston High School in 1987. Working on the family sugar beet farm since age 12 where he gained a knowledge of equipment and understanding of work ethics. In 1990 he was hired as a truck driver/flagger for Northern Paving Inc.; a sister company of Anderson Brothers Construction. For the next 11 years Terry spent time running all the various types of equipment, designing asphalt mixes, and eventually supervising crews.

In the fall of 2001 Terry made the decision to move his family to Brainerd to join Anderson Brothers. He spent the next seven years as a highway superintendent, project manager and eventually an estimator. In 2007 the Company went through a succession planning naming Terry it’s V.P. of Operations and in 2011 took over as the President and CEO of Anderson Brothers.

Terry continues to live in Brainerd with wife Tracie and three young children who keep the two of them very busy. 


Dana Hegarty - Chief Financial Officer

Dana Hegarty - Chief Financial Officer

Dana was born and raised in Wadena, MN, she moved to Brainerd in 1999 when she started her career at Anderson Brothers as their Accountant. From their she moved up to Controller and then Chief Financial Officer.  Dana graduated Cum Laude from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and from Moorhead Vo-Tech College with a diploma in Computer Programming. She has two sons, Jack and Roger.

As Chief Financial Officer Dana is responsible for the overall financial management of the company. She provides leadership for all financial functions and directly oversees accounting, financial reporting, audit and tax, corporate insurance, human resources and Information Technology. 

Dana currently is involved as a member of CFMA (Construction Financial Management Association), president-elect for the Zonta Group of Brainerd and a member of the Brainerd Lions. She previously served on the board for CFMA, Treasurer for LAHRA (Lakes Area Human Resource Assoc) and on the Accounting Advisor Board at CLC (Central Lakes College).

 


Ron Wickham - Vice President of Aggregates

Ron Wickham - Vice President of Aggregates

Ron was born in Brainerd, went to grade school at St. Francis then attended Franklin Jr high school then moved to Staples where he attended Staples High School. After graduating high school, Ron attended Staples Vocational Technical College where he received diplomas for both Tool and Die and also Plastic Mold injection.

Ron is married to his wonderful wife Rhonda and has two daughters; Rachel and Angie and a step son Rory.

Ron worked for Federal Machining Company for a short time. He then went to work for Industrial Builders (milling), in the winter worked for a logging company and also tended bar for a few winters. In 1982 Ron was hired at Anderson Brothers Construction started on the crushing plant running samples, cleaning around plant and belts with a shovel (no skiddy back then). From there he learned to run crusher and eventually started to manage all crushing subcontractors and helped Anderson Brothers get into the Quality Control era of Asphalt. Ron did testing of Aggregates and Asphalt for few years than went on to become Aggregate Manager, responsible for all aggregates and quality control of asphalt product, while at the same time doing research and testing for aggregates all over Minnesota and some of North Dakota. Ron ran the drill truck and small backhoe looking for future aggregate reserves, helped with the purchasing of property with aggregates, managing aggregate reserves buy sell and trade, also doing permitting for aggregate sites and asphalt sites Conditional Use Permitting throughout Minnesota. 

Any chance Ron gets, you can find him on the water fishing. He's been President of Northerns Incorporated. He also enjoys hunting for deer with a rifle or muzzle loader; anything that gets him into the great outdoors. Ron has been a board member of MDHA for 13 years.


Mike Niemi - Senior VP of Operations

Mike Niemi - Senior VP of Operations

Mike was born and raised in the Brainerd Lakes Area. He started his career at Anderson Brothers working in the maintenance division during his college summer breaks. Upon graduation from college, Mike went to work for a large construction company in Denver Colorado. In 2004, Mike returned to Anderson Brothers and worked in the Commercial Division.

Currently Mike is an Estimator/Project Manager in the Highway Division. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from North Dakota State University.


Scott Hendrickson - Highway Superintendent

Scott Hendrickson - Highway Superintendent

Scott was born and raised in Ironton, MN and attended lake region Christian school through 6th grade and then Brainerd Public School through graduation. Scott spent 8 years in the national guard and army reserve while working in Brainerd. Scott was married in 1991 to wife Melissa and has two kids; Heather 22 and Tyler 17.

Scott began working at Anderson brothers July of 1996 as crack sealer, then moved into driveway shaping, then estimating for maintenance and managed snowplowing for 5 years while dispatching for 2 years, then back into the field with the highway division as grading foreman.

In 2010 Scott became a project manager. Some of Scott’s hobbies are hunting, fishing and all shooting sports.


Tim Miles - Aggregate Estimator

Tim Miles - Aggregate Estimator

Tim was born and raised in the Brainerd lakes area, graduating from Brainerd High school. Tim acquired his work ethic the summer after 6th grade. That is when he started working with his grandfather, which included long hours logging, milling lumber, and building pallets. After working with his grandfather for three years he started working at a restaurant dishwashing, he also cooked and was the baker for a while. In the summer of 1992 Tim began working at Anderson Brothers Construction. He started working with one of the highway plants as a Quality Control Technician. After three years working on the road he moved into the main lab in Brainerd. There he started doing mix designs and overseeing the quality control for highway jobs. He also found time during this period to play drums in a band for approximately eight years. Tim eventually took over running the lab after Harold Fairchild retired. He now still oversees the lab and does internal material pricing. Tim is a member of the MAPA Specification Working Task Force Committee and the AGC-MNDOT Bituminous Committee.

Tim likes to spend his free time with his wife Melissa and the rest of the family, which includes six children. His two oldest children no longer live at home. His daughter Riplee lives in Brainerd and his son Xavier lives in Baxter. Ender, David, Zion, and Ezekiel still live at home. He also enjoys spending time with his siblings, nieces, and nephews. He enjoys camping, including the annual fourth of July camping trip with his family and extended family. Tim likes to hike and ski. He also still loves playing drums and plays close to every Sunday morning at Church. For relaxation he likes gaming, reading, and working with computers.

 


Keith Soderman - Commercial Division Manager

Keith Soderman - Commercial Division Manager

Keith started working at Anderson Brothers in the spring of 1997 as a truck driver. He drove truck and operated equipment until 1999 when he moved into the Driveway division as a grading foreman. In 2001 Keith started working in the Commercial division where he is still today, first as a grading foreman. In 2006 he moved into a grading/paving superintendent. From 2009 to 20011 Keith was estimating/project managing. In 2011 when he was promoted to Division Manager.

Keith makes his home in the Brainerd area with his wife Jodi and two sons Trey and Trent. He has lived in the Brainerd area since 1972 where he enjoys the outdoors and all of the activities that go with it.

 


Darrel Thomas - Commercial Project Manager

Darrel Thomas - Commercial Project Manager

Darrel was born and raised in Mound View, MN attended Irondale High School and 2 years at Staples Area Vo-Tech. 

Darrel began his construction career in 1981 on the West Coast running heavy equipment on the clean -up of the Mount St Helens eruption, also working civil and highway projects in Oregon as well as Southern California.

In 1989 Darrel moved back to MN and started working for Anderson Brothers, primarily involved in commercial work, over the years working as a grade checker, equipment operator, Foreman, Project & Division Manager.

Darrel is an active board member and volunteer. He stays busy and is Currently a board member of the Casino AG Church, Cass County EDC, and CLC Heavy Equipment Advisory Board. 

Darrel and his wife Tracey reside and farm in rural Motley.


Scott Mudgett - Residential Division Manager

Scott Mudgett - Residential Division Manager

Scott was born and raised in Pillager, MN and attended Pillager schools all the way through graduation. Scott still resides in Pillager with his wife Dawn.

Scott started his career with Anderson Brothers in the summer of 1990. Scott has always worked in the Residential division, spending the first couple years as a roller operator and then 3 seasons as the paving foremen.

In the summer of 1995 Scott had the opportunity to become a project manager, and in the summer of 2010 Scott became the division manager. Today Scott manages the Brainerd and Walker Residential division, and in the summer of 2013 we opened the Detroit Lakes and Perham area residential division.