The Team

Partners you can rely on.

You don’t hire machines or process. You hire people. And our people are what sets us apart from the competition.

When you work with Fendler Patterson, you’re getting a team of people committed to the success of your project. Each team member is highly skilled in their respective discipline, and focused on delivering the kind of quality we’re proud to put our name behind. From project assistants to the president, our attention to detail ensures your build exceeds expectations.

With commitment to quality comes great service. You can expect honesty and consistent communication from all of us at Fendler Patterson Construction. We take great pride in making each project enjoyable, and building lasting relationships.

  • Rob Fendler


    Mr. Fendler is second generation owner who learned the construction industry starting as a laborer and working his way up to President. He has served the Savage community through roles in Junior Chamber, Chamber of Commerce, and City Council, including three terms as Mayor.

  • John Patterson

    Vice President

    Mr. Patterson brings over 20 years of project management leadership to Fendler Patterson clients. With background in both design and construction, John can guide your project from preliminary site planning through city approvals, construction, and issuance of your Certificate of Occupancy.

  • Lee Monson

    Senior Project Manager

    With extensive experience in all phases of the construction process, Mr. Monson can manage projects through design, permitting, construction, and Certificate of Occupancy. He takes pride in delivering projects within budget, on schedule, and to the owner’s complete satisfaction.

  • Jacob Haskins

    Project Manager

    Mr. Haskins is a former veteran who served dealing with many aspects of heavy equipment. Additionally, he holds a degree in Bachelor of Science, Construction Management and has been involved with construction related careers since 2002.

  • Mike Garding

    Project Manager

    Mr. Garding joined Fendler Patterson in 2017.  He takes pride in delivering projects within timelines, budgets and ensures that the final product is completed to the satisfaction of all parties involved.  He holds a degree in Bachelor of Science, Operations Management.  His personal approach to projects ensures customer satisfaction each and every time.

  • Cory Jones

    Project Manager

    Mr. Jones joined Fendler Patterson in 2018 bringing over 20 years construction experience working for a general contractor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from UW Stout. He enjoys working directly with the owners from their initial concept design through their grand opening. Following a project from start to finish ensures Mr. Jones that he can pay attention to every detail and deliver a project on time and within budget to the customer.


  • David Cook

    Project Engineer

    Mr. Cook joined the Fendler Patterson team in 2016 and is currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota pursuing a degree in Construction Management with an emphasis in Commercial Construction Management. David is dedicated to providing clients with a professional, detailed approach in all aspects of the project from start to completion.

  • Doug Weis

    Project Engineer

    Mr. Weis is a former veteran in the United States Navy by working specifically with Tomahawk Missile Teams. He joined Fendler Patterson in 2018 as a Project Engineer, and has over 3 years of experience as an Assistant Project Manager and Project Engineer. He obtained an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management from the University of Minnesota. He ensures client satisfaction by providing exceptional project management on every project.

  • Benjamin Schlader

    Project Engineer

    Mr. Schlader joined Fendler Patterson in 2018 as a Project Engineer and has over 5 years of experience in Project Management and over 10 years of Business Development. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management from Concordia University. He is dedicated to exceeding client expectations and does so by being direct and communicative.

  • Emily Fors

    Office Manager & Accounting Department

    Ms. Fors has been with Fendler Patterson for 13 years, working her way up from receptionist to now bookkeeper and office manager. Ask anyone at Fendler Patterson who the most valuable person in the office is and they’ll point to Emily.

  • Lindsey Brown

    Marketing Coordinator | Project Assistant

    Ms. Brown has over 7 years of experience in the commercial construction industry and prides herself on strong, transparent relationships with clients, trade partners and design team members alike.  She joined the Fendler Patterson team in 2018 as a Marketing Coordinator and Project Assistant and currently resides at the Tenant Improvement office in downtown Minneapolis. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Olaf College.

  • Duane Deppa

    Lead Superintendent

    After beginning his career as a carpenter, Mr. Deppa has worked as a project superintendent for nearly 30 years, including 10 years with Fendler Patterson. His extensive construction experience spans a vast range of projects types, enabling him to lead with confidence and foresight.