Erland Construction Promotes Four and Elects a New Board Member


Burlington– Erland Construction announced the promotion of four employees to new roles that support the continued success and growth of the firm.

Matt Combs has been promoted to Project Executive and will be acting in this capacity for the Advanced Technology/Life Sciences Group. Combs’s transition to Project Executive reflects Erland’s strong presence in the advanced technology and life science markets. With his extensive background and understanding of the unique qualities that characterize building in these industries, Combs will continue to deliver Erland’s standard of excellence and cultivate partnerships with leaders in advanced technologies and life sciences.

Ben McConchie has been promoted to Academic, Corporate, Commercial (ACC) Group Manager. McConchie joined Erland bringing 18 years of experience in project management, estimating, purchasing, capital planning, and preconstruction. Complementing his thorough knowledge of the construction process is his interest in technically and logistically complex projects, which is evident in his analytical approach to supporting project teams. As ACC Group Manager, McConchie will focus on growth in development in the academic, corporate, and commercial sectors as well as overseeing all project activities with particular emphasis on client satisfaction.

Steve Craft has been named Vice President, Director of Operations. Craft has been with Erland since 1981. He started out as an assistant field engineer, learning the ins and outs of the industry and, more importantly, what makes a project successful. Craft earned the trust of colleagues and clients, grew his expertise, and helped build up Erland’s diverse portfolio. In his new role, Craft will focus on deploying resources in a way that benefits both Erland and our clients as well as employee development.

Rick Jensen has been appointed Senior Vice President. Jensen joined Erland in 1981. He started out as a field supervisor, quickly moving up the ranks through project management and into more operations-focused roles. His commitment to building long-term relationships has kept our company at the forefront with clients and industry partners. As Senior Vice President, Jensen will focus on developing and implementing various corporate initiatives as well as mentoring and assisting team members with personal development plans.

Additionally, Sean McDonald has been elected to Erland’s Board of Directors. McDonald will serve as Treasurer. In this role, he will work closely with the President and Vice President of Finance to monitor and analyze the financial position and guide and administer the fiscal matters of the company.