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).

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.

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.

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!

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.

Sam Kaiser - AKA The Reaper
Carpenter Foreman

I like to ride my motorcycle and also enjoy biking with my boys. I like to grill out and try to be outside as much as possible. A funny fact about me is that I can talk like Elmo, and when I do people are either freaked out or laugh hysterically and sometimes try to talk like Elmo themselves, but I haven't met anybody that can do it as good as me!

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