Union Contractor Doing Business in MN for over 30 Years!

We Built A Team Of The Best People We Could Find

Champions of the Trade
Partners in Success 

**Hover over an image to learn about each team member**

James Leach

Our Founder, Mentor & Friend. Died on March 27th, 2020. He remains much loved and admired, and will always be missed. We continue the legacy of CDI, always with his values and memory in mind.

Heather Hoffman

I started my career in construction at CDI, helping my dad grow the family business. In 2011, I took a detour, and spent 8 years as a PM for a general contractor. I learned so many things to bring back to CDI. I feel very fortunate that I have the opportunity to lead the team into the next generation. In my free time I like to travel, study Spanish, read, and relax with my dogs.

Andy Leach
Vice President Estimating

I spent my summers during college working at CDI as a laborer, I went to Dunwoody College and received an associate’s degree in Architectural Drafting and Estimating. I came back to CDI in 2012 as an estimator/project manager. I love watching movies, especially old Arnold Schwarzenegger movies with my wife and daughter. Favorite movie (Total Recall), Favorite Arnold Quote “It’s not a Tumor!” (Kindergarten Cop).

Jenna Featherstone
Office Manager - Accounting

From Blaine, MN. I’ve been with the company since 2016. I like football and Tim Burton movies. In my free time I watch Disney movies with my two daughters.

Scott Carlson
Director of Field Operations

I started my career in the Construction industry working for Hilti as a drywall & framing account manager. I grew a great passion for the industry and the hard working people that build our cities and communities, and joined team CDI in 2023. I speak Spanish and enjoy using it every day on the job! My wife and I have two beautiful kids and spend most of our time everything parenthood brings! I love spending time in the outdoors and anything hunting and fishing related.

John Leach
General Foreman - Labor Supervisor

I live in Lino Lakes. I have 33 years as a Union Carpenter. Twenty-Three of those with CDI! I’m a beer lover. I collect growlers from all over and have a nice collection in my barn. I like sports and the outdoors. I’ll be on the golf course all summer. Most people don’t know that I like to play cards, especially blackjack.

Danny Jones - AKA Frog
Carpenter Foreman

I’ve worked with CDI since 2000. My nickname is Frog. I live in Braham, and don’t mind the drive, country life is for me. I like to ride motorcycle, hunt, fish or camp. I’m working on building a cabin for me and my family.

Joseph Amos - AKA Big Joe
Carpenter Foreman

I have over 14 years experience at CDI. I’m from Amery, WI. Most people don’t know that I live on a hobby farm. I love my kids and spend time with my family on the weekends. I have a lot of experience on large or long term projects.

Jared LeZalla - AKA Red
Carpenter Foreman

Born and raised here in the cities currently live in Ham Lake. I have 19 years of experience in the trade, over 5 of them at CDI. Lover of wildlife. Long quiet walks on the beach!

Mike Bird
Carpenter Foreman

I’m a 9 year team member at CDI. A fun fact about me is that I have the 2008 Centennial High School Shot-Put record. I like to watch sports and fish. You’ll find me on the golf course having a great time. I’ll challenge you to a good game of bags while enjoying a cocktail to kick back anytime.

Alex Leach
Carpenter Foreman

I have lots of animals; two dogs, one cat, a chameleon, bearded dragon, rabbit, snake, hamster and fish. Each is named for an element on the periodic table. I like sports, especially golf. I earned my BS in Sports Management at the U of MN in 2014. I have 5 years working at CDI.

Mike Cleveland
Carpenter Foreman

I have been in the steel framing and drywall trade for over 8 years, with 2 years at CDI. I live in Burnsville with my loving wife and my big dog, Asher. I enjoy the outdoors, golfing, being on the water, fishing and taking Asher for long hikes.

Chad Hoffman
Finish Carpenter Foreman

I’m new to CDI, I’m working on building the finish carpentry division. In my free time I like to make wood furniture. I’m also a drummer. Most people don’t know that I took a trip to Cuba and took drum lessons with some of the greats. I also like to travel, Cozumel, Mexico is a favorite destination for scuba diving.

Ben Adams
Carpenter Foreman

Ever since I was a young man, I knew I wanted to be a builder. I’ve been in the trades for 30 years, 20 years in wood frame and 10 years in steel. I’ve had the pleasure of working with CDI for over 2 years. I live in Shakopee, and in my free time I love to drive my Harley, ride dirt bike and go fishing with my kids. The things I cherish the most in life are family, friends, my bearded dragons, and my career.

Mike Nelson
Taper Foreman

I’m Mike the taper and they call me the fastest mudslinger in the North. I take pride in the work we do here at CDI and I want to get all the other tapers to keep up with me! I enjoy fishing and spending time with my brother and other friends on the weekends. CDI is a great place to work!

Mike Leach
Carpenter Foreman

Alonso Paredes
Taper Foreman

I have been a taper for 25 years. I have been a Union member since 2008 and joined CDI in 2018. I live in Blaine and I like to watch movies and go off roading in my Jeep, especially in Moab, Utah

Joey Johnson
Carpenter Foreman

I have worked at CDI since 2017. Since that time I’ve had the opportunity to work on both large and small projects. I live in North Branch, MN. I like to go on adventures, hunt, fish, do projects at home, spend some quality time with family. Our long term goal is to buy a decent chunk of property, build a home and establish a nice homestead.

Craig Moeller
Estimator &
Project Manager

Craig is from Duluth MN but spent much of his life living all over the US. After serving in the US Army National Guard, deploying to Iraq, he got his degree in Public Health Education & Promotion from the U of MN Duluth. He started his career in the construction industry building luxury homes in Big Sky, MT. He then remodeled homes in Portland, OR, and served as superintendent for a custom home builder in Park City, UT. He then moved to the Twin Cities where he framed apt. complexes before joining the Commercial Drywall team. Craig enjoys lifting weights, playing video games, and attending sporting events .


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