Jacqui Coleman, CEO, Business Development
Jacqui Coleman graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She has over 14 years experience in master planning, capital consulting, and consensus building experience. She has developed over $200 million worth of facilities solutions. Jacqui develops and leads project teams to oversee construction projects of various scopes that implement client solutions. She also provides needs assessment, solution design, strategic and capital planning services.
Growing up in the heart of a large city, Jacqui learned to thrive from her family and community. Early in her childhood, she became the go-to person. Her motto was: “I got your back.” A compassionate problem-solver who has mastered the art and science of communication, she believes everyone should feel heard and understood. Today, Jacqui’s strengths lie in her morals, ethics, values and leadership abilities. She guides and supports all around her through collaborative communication to find solutions, strategies, and timelines that will accomplish their goals.
Jacqui is currently the board chair of Marnita’s Table, an organization focused on engaging communities across race, class, and culture. She is also a passionate mentor to children and young adults, guiding them to become all of who they can be.
Jacqui’s hobbies include reading, working out at the gym, spending time out in nature, and enjoying the arts, theater, and movies.
Luke Pfotenhauer, V.P. of Development and Operations
Luke Pfotenhauer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota. He has more than 15 years of industry experience by developing over $300 million worth of capital facilities projects. Luke manages multi-disciplinary teams, both in-house and with external partners, as he assesses, develops, designs and executes projects. He believes collaborating with his clients will ensure their needs are identified and met at every stage of the process.
Luke knew he would be a mechanical engineer from a very early age. He even told his kindergarten teacher as much, adding “I’ll take lots and lots of calculus.” His leadership skills also emerged early in the form of team sports, quickly becoming known as a team leader with the ability to inspire his teammates. He also held them accountable so the whole team could excel. Growing up in the family business taught him the work ethic and discipline needed to get the job done and done well. If there was a problem to solve or something to assemble, he was the “go to guy.”
When he’s not working, Luke can be found at his alma mater, West Lutheran High School, where he is the chair of the building and grounds committee and vice chair of the board of regents. He enjoys relaxing with his wife and their four children, working out at the gym, and running.
Jared Mohr, Program Manager
Jared Mohr, Program Manager, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota. He is a Professional Engineer in Minnesota involved with renewable systems, LEED certified builds and forensic engineering. He joined the world’s largest ESCO (Energy Services Company) to help upper midwest school districts plan and implement facility improvements. He has extensive academic, professional and field experience with Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. He uses leading edge computer programming and fundamental engineering to create custom mathematical models and perform advanced analytics for his clients. Jared is a Toastmaster Competent Communicator, allowing him to effectively present complex technical concepts in relatable terms to his non-engineering clients.
Jared’s curiosity leads him on a constant quest for knowledge. He applies innovative technologies to problems in a creative yet methodical way. He is a problem solver and energy accountant. Jared grew up on a farm near New Ulm, Minnesota.
When he’s not working, Jared likes to participate in summer sports leagues such as softball and ultimate frisbee. He also spends time fishing, helping on his parents’ farm, fixing up his house and creating things. He also enjoys competitive strategy games, mentoring, and optimizing processes with mathematical modeling. He volunteers as a team captain for summer league sports, as an industry/student liaison for an undergraduate college engineer group, and for Habitat for Humanity projects.
Gary Lovitz, Senior Project Manager
Gary Lovitz, Senior Project Manager, graduated from St. Cloud Technical College with a degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), is OSHA 30 safety certified, and spent ten years as a journeymen sheet metal worker with the Sheetmetal Workers Local 10 union. Gary has sixteen years of mechanical design management and ten years of energy reduction project management experience. In the past ten years, Gary has managed nearly $95 million in capital improvements, energy savings, and health and safety projects.
From the beginning of a project, Gary assists with project reviews, development and sales, and is the construction manager through close-out, staying on through all four seasons to ensure that everything is running properly and smoothly. Gary works well both independently and with a team.
When not on the job, Gary can usually be found outside—fishing, bowhunting, and taking care of his yard. He also enjoys watching baseball and coaching a youth team in the Gopher State Baseball League as a Trusted Coach.
Gary also sees the need to lead by example, and regularly volunteers his time to help feed the homeless, fundraise for churches and sports teams, and with the SR Lions.