Having completed projects in all 50 states, Excel has become an industry leader in Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design, specializing in providing engineering, BIM consulting and prefabrication submittals to our clients in this industry. Our cold-formed framing department is comprised of engineers, designers and technicians, totaling 42 employees, 12 of which are women – and today we’d like to introduce you to two of those women…
Two of the senior members of the team are K.C. Belsma and Jamie John.
K.C. Belsma, Senior Designer I
- Nearly 24 years with Excel
- University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
- Spotlight Projects:
- International Market Place – Honolulu, Hawaii
- Tobin Center for the Performing Arts – San Antonio, Texas
- IOC Casino – Girardeau, Missouri
K.C. is a Health and Fitness lover and enjoys outdoor fun including Camping, Motorcycling, ATVing, Hiking and planning for the next Adventure with her Hubby and Fur-Baby.
“As a Little Girl, I would spend hours out in the garage with my Dad. A hammer, nails, and a block of wood kept me occupied. I even had my own tool box! The time spent hammering nails lead me to pursue a career in the Building Construction Industry. As the only girl for nearly nine years at Excel, I had no problem adjusting to a Male-dominated workplace. I was just one of the Guys.”
Jamie John, Senior Designer II
- Nearly 9 years with Excel
- Milwaukee School of Engineering
- Spotlight Projects:
- University of Arkansas Razorback Stadium Renovation – Fayetteville, Arkansas
- Arizona State University Student Housing, Palo Verde Main – Tempe, Arizona
- Dallas Cowboys Headquarters South Plaza Pylons – Frisco, Texas
Jamie lives for her family; above all things, she is a daughter, sister, wife and mother of two boys (three, if you include her floppy-eared, four-legged first born). She is very detail oriented and has a passion for event planning. There is no theme too big or event too small, whatever the occasion, Jamie loves to host a great party.
“I made up my mind as a young girl that I wanted to work in the construction industry. I have always been encouraged to set the bar high and do what it takes to meet my goals. I am proud to be part of the generation that changes the stereotypical image of an engineer. I am not a man, I am not an introvert, I am not quiet or timid. I am motivated, energetic, and social, and I am a woman.”
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