With nearly 35 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 is an active board member of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) where he has served for more than seven years. In 1996, ABC honored Schlecht with their Outstanding Contractor of the Year Award. Larry is also a member of the Cowlitz Economic Development Council's Board of Directors and remains active in a variety of civic and business organizations.
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. Larry and Schlecht Construction consistently make contributions to regional charitable organizations, including ongoing support of Focus on the Family and Make a Wish Foundation.
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 recently completed a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Lower Columbia Contractors Association and served as the 2005 president. She currently plays an active role in her Rotary Club in Kelso, Washington.
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.