Team

Union Contractor Doing Business in MN for over 25 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
Founder

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
President

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).

Rodney Hintz
Vice President

I joined CDI in 2021 after spending over 20 years with a local General Contracting firm where I started my career as a Project Engineer an worked my way to Vice President. My focus and background has been mostly around Healthcare Construction. I really enjoy the challenge of complex projects, and the collaboration and teamwork that it takes to execute them. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, golfing, hiking and pretty much any outdoor activity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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