Meet the Team

Meet an incredible team of hand-picked, top home remodeling professionals
in Lafayette, IN who are fully committed to your project’s success.

Andy Haste

Andy Haste

Founder and President

Andy started Riverside Construction in 2008 because he loves to meet new people and help them realize their remodeling dreams. He strives to creatively find ways for his clients to turn their new space into their own… something they can be proud of and enjoy for years to come. As Riverside Construction’s President, Andy identifies and implements industry best practices that improve the customer experience. His cheerful, dedicated approach builds ongoing customer relationships and a committed team. Andy has been in the building materials industry for 14 years and has a strong working knowledge of building materials, building codes, blue print reading and estimating.

Favorite Thing About Working At Riverside Construction
“I enjoy serving our clients by coming up with a newly remodeled space that is better than they thought possible. I love wowing our clients with the simplified remodeling experience we provide for them. I love helping our clients with a team approach. I love making our clients feel like we really care … because we do. I especially enjoy making new friends with our clients,” remarked Andy.

Personal Side
Andy and his wife,Trisha, are the parents of four lovely children. Andy enjoys working in the community to help make people’s lives better and serving others either through his church or other community groups.

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson

Architectural Designer

As our lead designer, Aaron shows our clients the potential of their home through his design and 3-D renderings of the remodeling project. His understanding of both design and construction engineering and his attention to detail ensures all material lists and cost estimates are as complete as possible.

Favorite Thing About Working At Riverside Construction
“I enjoy seeing how each client lives and uses their existing home and then designing it to better suit their lifestyle,” remarks Aaron. “Getting to see each project change from what the space was before to the final product and being a key part in facilitating that transformation is something that gives me a great deal of satisfaction.”

Personal Side
Aaron has an easy going nature and never seems to get rattled. He enjoys his time with his family, family vacations, computer games, music, camping, cooking and listening to podcasts.

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Jennifer Pruim

Jennifer Pruim

Office Manager

Jennifer serves as our Office Manager. She makes sure all the paperwork on each project is organized, the bills are paid, and she handles the initial phone inquiries from those seeking more information on Riverside Construction. Jen’s great attitude, ability to work with numbers, willingness to help out, and multi-tasking skills all contribute to our efficient office operations.

Favorite Thing About Working At Riverside Construction
“I love watching people come in with an idea about how they might like to change their home to make it more useful. I love watching them explain the problems they are facing or issues they are dealing with and then seeing how they light up as they talk about the changes they would like to make. And I love watching the project as our team takes a room apart and then creates an incredible finished product,” notes Jennifer.

Personal Side
Jennifer enjoys playing with her kids, messing with numbers, finishing a hard Sudoku puzzle, books with happy endings, laughing, and believe it or not, winter.

Justis Barger

Justis Barger

Lead Carpenter

A 4-year veteran with Riverside Construction working as a carpenter and Lead Carpenter, Justis is especially good at ensuring jobsite safety, expediting timely completion of work and maintaining open communication with clients throughout the duration of the project. Above all else, Justis thoroughly enjoys seeing a home transform from old and broken to new and functional. “It gets me every time,” admits Justis. “It’s exhilarating to be part of something so great as breathing life back into a residential living space.”

Favorite Thing About Working At Riverside Construction
“I really enjoy working with the people at Riverside Construction, from the support staff to management and the rest of the crew. We all work well together, focused on doing our jobs well and creating a memorable remodeling experience for the clients we work with.”

Personal Side
Justis enjoys fixing up his old house, enjoys small-scale farming, and teaching his kids about carpentry.

Kelly Grish

Kelly Grish

Designer

A graduate from Purdue University with a BA in Interior Design, a minor in Building Construction Management and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Kelly is an innovative, ambitious interior designer with a laser focus on service. Interior design is not just a career for Kelly – it’s a passion. It is her genuine care for Riverside clients and their needs that fuel her creativity—always working to fit the client’s wants and desires into her designs, when feasible.

Favorite Thing About Working At Riverside Construction
“I thoroughly enjoy creating happy clients and being able to help them realize the full potential of their home, while being budget conscious. It’s exhilarating being able to help someone clearly see a new vision for their space that they didn’t have before.”

“Fitting right into the Riverside Construction culture, I am proud to work for a company that values customer service and goes out of its way to make clients feel cared for.”

Personal Side
In her free time, you can find Kelly loving on her furry friends —four friendly, adopted felines. After living in a dorm room for five years, which didn’t allow pets, she jumped on the opportunity to rescue four kittens after graduating and buying a home. Kelly enjoys working on home projects, cooking and baking.

Chad Ricker

Chad Ricker

Team Leader Carpenter

With 23 years of carpentry experience, Chad is no stranger to construction and remodeling. Chad’s passion for woodworking started at the age of 9, when he built his own bookcase. A master in all types of carpentry, to include cabinetry, furniture making, fine woodworking, joinery and other carpentry where exact joints and minimal margins of error are important, Chad is a welcome addition to the Riverside team. He’s known for his attention to detail, dependability and quality craftsmanship.

Favorite Thing About Working at Riverside Construction
“I particularly enjoy building cabinets and furniture and I get much satisfaction in making people happy with the quality of the finished remodeling project.”

Personal Side
Family comes first! When Chad is not working or spending time with family, he is sport shooting, playing his guitar or using his power tools. Chad is also a treasurer for Pheasants Forever, which is a wildlife conservation group dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, etc.

Amos Brehm

Amos Brehm

Team Leader Carpenter

A skilled craftsman proficient at setting cabinets, windows and doors; rough framing; and reading blueprints, Amos is a huge asset to Riverside’s construction team. He loves working with his hands and particularly enjoys witnessing the exciting transformation from an old space to a new. “It gives me a great feeling of satisfaction knowing that we are improving the life of those we work for.”

Favorite Thing About Working At Riverside Construction
“At Riverside Construction, we are always learning about new products and best craftsman techniques to make sure we build a project that stands the test of time,” said Amos. “I value this unique opportunity to learn new skills while on the job.”

Personal Side
When Amos is not working, he enjoys playing and watching soccer. He is also the proud father of three beautiful, young children and enjoys spending quality time with his wife.

Marcos Castellano

Marcos Castellano

Carpenter

Taking an immediate interest in learning the differences in US vs. Mexican domestic architecture—casa vs. house—Marcos became enamored with residential construction. He started his career as a construction laborer and learned to hone his craft taking cues from a close mentor. After 18 years of experience, remodeling hotel rooms in downtown Chicago, doing demolitions, commercial projects and home building, Marcos is enjoying all aspects of remodeling.

Favorite Thing About Working At Riverside Construction
“I get to do whatever needs to be done to finish the job correctly and to the client’s satisfaction.”

Personal Side
Marcos enjoys listening to music and fishing—particularly lake fishing. When given a long weekend, he takes every opportunity to camp and play with his kids.

Chad Pettigrew

Chad Pettigrew

Carpenter

Carrying on the legacy of his family’s first-rate craft skills, Chad Pettigrew began his career as a carpenter working for his family’s business. After exploring a few alternate career options, he soon came back to construction. He spent 18 years honing his skills as a carpenter, now an expert in roofing construction as well as drywall mudding and finishing.

Favorite Thing About Working At Riverside Construction
“I really enjoy the versatility of my job—being able to do multiple things, all of the time. I get to discover new places, work in new locations, face new challenges, and meet new people. I particularly enjoy meeting new people.”

Personal Side
In the past, you would have seen Chad playing his guitar. Now, when he isn’t working, he is outdoors enjoying canoeing and camping—particularly in the fall when it’s brisk outside and there are no bugs or weeds.

Chad also has a soft spot for people who are down and out, seeking opportunities to help the homeless. During the holidays in particular, you will find Chad volunteering at soup kitchens and feeding people during the holidays.

The Office

We are located at 932 Robinson St., West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

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The Team

Meet our fabulous team of designers, project managers and skilled tradesmen who can help you from start to finish with your next remodeling project (from left to right: Aaron Johnson, Kelly Grish, Chad Ricker, Amos Brehm, Jennifer Pruim, Andy Haste, Marcos Castellano, Chad Pettigrew, and Justis Barger)