With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Larry has worn a number of different hats. He began working with his father as an apprentice carpenter and worked his way through the company to become Vice President in 1971. He went on to obtain company ownership from his father in 1981. Larry still remains involved in all aspects of the company—estimating, project management, sales and marketing—with special emphasis on the company's successful pre-engineered steel building construction.
Under Larry's leadership, Schlecht Construction has grown to a multi-million dollar company involved in construction and development throughout southwest Washington and northern Oregon. Larry's progressive management style, his total commitment to customer service and quality, his dedication to his employees, and his involvement in his community have been hallmarks of his success.
Larry served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 - 69 specializing in Advanced Communications Training. He received an honorable discharge with a variety of commendations and medals.
Jessica was hired as a receptionist at Schlecht Construction in 1990. She was promoted to Office Manager in 1994 and then to her current position as Business Manager.
She manages the office staff, human resources, marketing, contract administration, and safety. She also serves as a liaison between Schlecht’s office staff and field staff members to coordinate communications and procedures.
Jessica served a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Lower Columbia Contractors Association and served as the 2005 president. She also spent several years as a Rotarian in the Kelso Rotary Club.
After operating his own construction business for 20 years, Randy was hired by Schlecht Construction in 2007 as an Estimator and Project Manager.
His recent project work has included Peri-Formworks in Woodland, Washington; the Hospice/Community Home Health office addition in Longview, Washington; and the Catlin Investment Group’s facility in Kelso, Washington.
Randy was a member of the Lower Columbia Contractors Association for nearly two decades and served terms as a board member and as the organization’s president.
Dick Lindquist has more than 30 years of experience in construction jobsite management and has played a key role in Schlecht’s growth since coming to the company in 1984.
In his role as Operations Superintendent, Dick serves as a liaison between field personnel and administrative staff. Notable Schlecht projects Dick has supervised include the Cresline Plastic Pipe manufacturing facility in Chehalis, Washington; the LifePort and LifePort Interiors buildings and the Hamilton Materials project in Woodland, Washington; and Parr Lumber’s facility in Ridgefield, Washington.
Dick has extensive expertise and knowledge in concrete tilt-up construction.