Our Team

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Tammy Birklid

Tammy has more than 20 years’ experience in business management, cost accounting, human resources and financial controls within the construction industry. The commitment Tammy brings to teamwork and customer service is unparalleled. Her attention to detail and dedication to excellence ensures successful projects.


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Len Zarelli

Len brings more than 30 years’ experience in all aspects of the business including project management, estimating, contract negotiation, administration and public relations. Len’s hands-on experience and knowledge of value engineering and team-build, combined with his business acumen, have enabled Merit Construction Northwest to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations.

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Scott Seelye

With more than 30 years of construction experience, Scott brings a diverse background to Merit Construction. His experience includes but is not limited to estimating, project management, safety director, vice president and partial ownership of a local general construction firm. His project experience includes credit unions, auto dealerships, dental offices, food processing plants, pre-engineered metal buildings, health care facilities and office buildings.  His work ethic, commitment and dedication to being a successful team player are second to none.

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Kathy Degman

Kathy has nearly 20 years of industry experience. With attention to detail and efficiency, Kathy consistently maintains the flow of productivity in the office. The organization and administrative support Kathy provides greatly assists our company operations.

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Danielle Welch

Danielle has nearly 4 years as a construction accounting specialist. Danielle’s considerable knowledge in accounting principles and functions helps our operations run smoothly. She consistently maintains great working relationships with our subcontractors and brings invaluable qualities to her role.

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Erin Skelton

Erin brings over 20 years’ industry experience to the Merit team. Her wide range of knowledge of administrative and accounting functions within the industry brings valuable and unique attributes to her position as Project Coordinator. She ensures that subcontractors, superintendents and project managers remain informed and assisted in any way necessary, which contributes to Merit’s character of client satisfaction and project integrity.

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Jeff May

Jeff has more than 30 years in the construction industry. As a former Superintendent, his project background includes non-profits, car dealerships, industrial and tenant-improvements. His easy-going demeanor and familiarity with all aspects of each project make him a team player that motivates others. He looks for ways to exceed expectations and complete every project on-time and under-budget.

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Darin Hall

Darin is an accomplished superintendent with more than 20 years of diversified experience in all phases of commercial and industrial construction including 12 years as project superintendent. His skills include pre-engineered metal building erection, cast-in-place and precast tilt-up concrete, wood framing, metal stud framing and site work. He has experience working on a variety of projects including commercial warehouses, auto dealerships, industrial, institutional and tenant improvements. With a hands-on mentality, Darin jumps right into projects and exemplifies his experience with building and site layout, plan and specification reading, safety awareness, project planning and management, scheduling and much more.

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Jason Fridlund

Jason is a skilled superintendent with more than 20 years of construction experience. His responsibilities on the job include reviewing project plans, working closely with the management team to monitor budget and develop schedules, selecting crews and overseeing subcontractors. His experience also includes negotiating with vendors and purchasing equipment, cooperating with regulatory agencies to assure compliance, providing ongoing status reports and communication, monitoring all work for quality and adherence to contract specifications and facilitating regular production and safety meetings.

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Brett Johnson

Brett is a “boots-on-the-ground” kind of guy. His 32 years in the construction industry provide the client with valuable experience in all manner of trades– electrical, plumbing, concrete, siding, and the list goes on. He possesses an excellent knowledge of code requirements and keeps a keen eye on the overall process of every project he oversees. Working as a point of contact between the various subcontractors on each job, the Owner and design team, Brett’s sense of humor keeps morale high and strengthens Merit’s relationships.