President and CEO
Brian Helm has been CEO of the Helm Group since 2010. He had previously worked for the company’s Civil and Mechanical companies in various roles and has been President of Mechanical Inc. since 2001. A Registered Professional Engineer with over 20 years’ of experience in the construction industry, Brian provides strategic direction and management oversight to the operations within the Helm Group.
Chief Financial Officer
Craig Buikema, Chief Financial Officer of the Helm Group, joined the company in 2001. Craig is a CPA with 20 years of financial and accounting experience. Craig is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial related activities of the Helm Group companies.
Helm Group Safety Director
Chris Loring joined the Helm Group in 2007 as the Corporate Safety Director. He has over 10 years of experience in general industry and construction occupational health and safety. He is responsible for improving the overall implementation of the Helm Group Safety Program to ensure a safe and productive workplace. Since Chris began working for the Helm Group, he has played a large role in improving the safety culture, which in turn has had a positive effect on the company’s safety statistics, including its EMR and LWDIR.
Helm group Safety Director
Shawn Meier joined The Helm Group in 2008 after working 15 years as a Safety and Claims Division Manager for a Heavy and Highway Construction Company. He is a certified Professional in Human Resources and specializes in regulatory compliance. Shawn has been instrumental in improving the safety records of our many business units. He is an active member in the Association of General Contractors and the American Society of Safety Engineers.