By Crystal Leto
On April 28th, Project Superintendent Ron Christensen officially retired after 42 years in the industry – 26 of those with Neumann Brothers!
The Neumann crew got together to thank him for all he's done over the years, share memories, and congratulate him on retirement!
Above: Neumann office and field crews celebrate Ron Christensen's retirement
Ron joined Neumann Brothers as a Project Superintendent in 1991. Ron led numerous projects during his time with Neumann including all of the Maytag jobs for many years followed by projects for Grinnell College and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company (GMRC). He was such a fixture in Grinnell that representatives of Grinnell College, Mark Godar, and GMRC, Tami Voss, attended to wish him well.
Above: Mark Godar, Ron Christensen and Chad Bunner
Above: Tami Voss and Ron Christensen
“We wanted to have a nice retirement party until he comes back from retirement,” VP of Field Operations, Chad Bunner, joked.
When presented with a plaque in appreciation of his years of hard work and service – Ron recognized and thanked the entire Neumann team for each of their roles in the success of Neumann projects. He specifically thanked Marshall Linn for giving him the opportunity 26 years ago.
Above: Marshall Linn, Ron Christensen and Chad Bunner
“26 years ago I needed a job and he [Marshall Linn] gave me one. He gave me the opportunity to go as far as I wanted to go and I appreciate it very, very much,” he said. “Everyone here - it’s been a wonderful group. It’s a family,” he continued.
We’re sad to see his smile and expertise go but we’re all excited to see where retirement takes him!
Please join us in congratulating Ron and wishing him well in retirement!
Above: Retirement already looks good on Ron and his wife, Diane