General Manager, Schlitz Park: National General Insurance
Former Director of Development Harbor Retirements Associates
Senior Planner and Designer Eppstein Uhen Architects
The therapy room ended up being a really complicated piece because you are tacking on to the front of an existing building. It had a lot of different components, but Altius gave us great ideas in order to make it all flow together.
Former Chief Executive Officer Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc
I truly appreciate the relationship between our companies with many amazing collaborations to come.
This was the best multifamily project I’ve ever been involved in.
RINKA+ The Quin
Big thanks to the whole team... I can’t begin to tell how much better our
experience was with you guys. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Linden Street Partners The Quin
Having worked with Altius for 20 plus years, the relationship between us is stronger than ever. That is the sign of a great contractor. Altius has shown a strong acumen to excel with our high design projects. Altius has always handled us with respect, integrity, and hard work.”
BLVD (Barrett Lo Visionary Development)
The success of every project we complete begins with our team of construction management experts. At Altius Building Company, our project teams are handpicked for the needs of each project. They have outstanding skills managing complex deliverables, uncovering efficiencies, solving problems, and executing projects.
Although each project and partnership is unique, one thing never waivers, our core values. As a company, we continually pursue excellent service, safety, integrity, quality craftsmanship, accountability, and professionalism. Every member of our team plays a critical role in ensuring that our client’s needs come first, while completing our projects on-time and often, under budget.
Leading the company is Scott Drees, President & CEO; Jonathan Ward, Vice President of Development Integration, and Darren Smith, Controller.
Drawing on his broad background of over 19 years of experience, which includes all facets of construction, Scott manages the operations of the company and oversees each project team. Clients seek his personable demeanor and have come to rely on Scott for a winning combination of sophistication, cost structure, and an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. Scott holds a B.S. in Construction Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He also holds a LEED AP BD + C certification and is a Certified Professional Constructor (Level 1AC) from the American Institute of Constructors. He also serves on the Froedtert & MCW Digestive Disease Board.
As Vice President of Development Integration, Jonathan focuses on assisting clients with the planning, modeling, and financing of their projects. He has a wealth of experience in tax credit financing, grants, leverage loans, subordinate loans, and TIF financing. Prior to Altius, Jonathan was a Project Manager for several real estate development firms and worked in tax credit investments for a large national financial institution. Over his career, Jonathan has closed financing on projects worth nearly $200 million. He studied city planning, architecture, and public space design in Barcelona, and was awarded the Lauble Fellowship in Community Development from Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. Jonathan is also a member of NAIOP-Wisconsin. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management in Development at Carnegie Mellon University.
As Controller Darren’s responsibilities include cash management, cash flows, projections, financial statement preparations, monthly closing financial statements, and compliance. Prior to joining Altius Building Company, Darren’s experience included work as a Director of Finance at Select Sound Service, Inc., where he was responsible for all human resources and financial functions of the company. He also was an Accountant for Nabco Entrances, Inc., completing all day-today accounting functions for the Wisconsin Branch. Darren has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Lakeland University. He is currently pursuing an
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants designation.
Our safety program starts with Upper Management and flows to all front-line workers who are required to take safety training, including the OSHA 30-hour certification course. Our strong commitment to safety leads to improved performance and favorable results. To complete a quality and successful project on schedule, Altius eliminates job site hazards and risks, deploying a workforce that follows all rules and regulations, including new COVID-19 protocols, and invokes a relentless, always improving safety culture.