OUR TEAM

- West Union Trenching 2017 -

Erich Gamm

Erich is the owner of West Union Trenching.  He began his business venture when he was 16 years old and has whole-heartedly built this business to what it is today. 

In 1993, Erich began burying drops to houses with a drop plow with one person helping. He has since expanded his services to include plowing, trenching, rock sawing, excavation and directional boring.  The amazing team at West Union Trenching has also grown to over 35 employees.

Today, Erich is usually seen driving from job-site to job-site checking in with his teams or on his cell phone (which logs an average of 4,600 minutes a month!).  Wherever you meet him, he is sure to greet you with a smile.

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Tim Streif

Tim Streif
- Foreman -

Tim became part of the West Union Trenching team in April of 2005 and is the Foreman of one of our Directional Boring Teams. Tim is an operator with skill, knowledge and a "can do" attitude. His team of four will get the job done with amazing quality and head- spinning speed.

Paul Hart
- Foreman -

In the spring of 2006, Paul joined the team at West Union Trenching. He has the skill of an operator and the knowledge of a mechanic. Paul is the leader of our Plow Crew, and his team has traveled over most of Iowa. With Paul's patience, precision and accuracy, his team is sure to reach their goals.

Kevin Campbell

Kevin Campbell
- Foreman -

Kevin “Sparky” has been a part of the West Union Trenching team the longest.  He started in July of 1998 and has operated every type of machine used to install underground utilities. Kevin is currently part time, when he isn't farming in the field he can be seen sharing his wisdom, leadership and experience with one of our crews.

Josh Bond
- Foreman -

Josh is now a Foreman of his own Directional Boring Team. He joined West Union Trenching in September of 2005 and has the skill to operate most of our machines, and countless others! Josh is an experienced drill operator and locater with a positive mind set to achieve each job quickly and efficiently.

Dan Sylvester
- Foreman -

Joining the team at West Union Trenching in 2011, Dan came with vast experience in utilities. He currently is a part of the local crew that can be seen around the area most days. Dan sees the positive in each job and his mindset is to always get the job done.

 

Tom Drips

The West Union Trenching team welcomed Tom in April of 2006. Tom is a skilled laborer, operator, and driver, and he puts his whole heart into everything he does.

Matt Bond

Matt started working with the West Union Trenching team in September of 2008. He is currently a member of Josh's crew, where his support and allegiance is appreciated by fellow workers. Matt's "ready to work" disposition is an asset to his team.

Eric Pasket

Eric (aka #2) joined the West Union Trenching team in April of 2008. He quickly learned the business of underground utility construction and is currently our "Jack of All Trades", pitching in on whichever crew needs him that week.

Brian Erickson

Brian has worked with the West Union Trenching team for more than a dozen years, and is presently working locally with our communication companies. Brian is a hard worker and an experienced operator with substantial knowledge in underground utility construction.

Steve Lane

Steve joined the West Union Trenching Team in 2010. He is currently a part of Tim's Directional Boring team where his hard work ethics are welcomed. Steve is a skilled laborer and has the drive to conquer all tasks, big or small, and do so with a smile and friendly wave!

Josh Stanbrough

In 2011, Josh became part of the West Union Trenching team, and is currently part of Paul's plow crew that has covered a lot of Iowa ground. Josh is a proficient laborer willing to go above and beyond for his team to get the task at hand accomplished.

Luke Baade

Luke started with West Union Trenching in 2012 and has been a wonderful laborer with ambition to learn the skills of the trade. He is part of the local crew and has toured most of Northeast Iowa putting in drops. Luke has been a wonderful addition to the West Union Trenching Team.



Grant Schissel

Grant, aka "The Shiz", joined the team at West Union Trenching in 2013. He is a hard worker that has caught on to the ins and outs of underground utilities quickly. Grant is an amazing asset to his crew, as his work ethic and positive attitude helps him accomplish every goal accurately.

Cary Chensvold
- Foreman -

Cary rejoined the team at West Union Trenching in 2013 and brings with him years of experience in the installation of underground utilities. He is a knowledgeable operator/laborer and a wonderful asset to have back at West Union Trenching.

Terry Chensvold

Terry , aka "Shorty", rejoined the team at West Union Trenching in 2013
and is a skilled drill operator. The Directional Boring machine is one of the many machines he can operate, along with backhoes, mini excavators and drop plows. Shorty is a hard worker who doesn't stop till the job is done AND done right!

 

Logan Gage

Logan started with West Union Trenching in April of 2014. Logan is part of Paul's Plow Crew, where he sees a lot of beautiful Iowa. He is a skilled laborer and has been a great asset to his teammates with is loyalty and work ethic.
 

Brandon Schmitt

Brandon began his West Union Trenching career in 2016, and quickly made his mark as a go-getter and hard worker.  Brandon's positive attitude makes him a great asset to our team.

Nate Lauer

When Nate joined the team in 2016, he brought with him a great can-do attitude that is appreciated throughout the crews.  Nate can be found all over Iowa and is a great fit in Tim's team.

Daryl Sawyer

Daryl started with West Union Trenching in 2016, and has made his mark on Tim's boring crew.  Not only is he a skilled laborer, he is a hard worker who doesn't quit until the job is done correctly.

Frank Durnan

Frank's career with West Union Trenching began in 2016, but he has since carved a solid spot for himself.  When he is not working with Dan's crew in NE Iowa, he is an extra hand wherever needed!

Levi Hansmeier

Levi started at West Union Trenching in August, 2016 and jumped head-first into the fast paced world of underground utility construction! Levi is a terrific asset to Tim's crew as a fast learner and hard worker, and is a welcomed helper to all his coworkers.

Tom Durnan

Tom started with West Union Trenching in 2016 and has been a wonderful laborer with ambition to learn the skills of the trade. He is part of the local crew and has toured most of Northeast Iowa putting in drops, and has been a wonderful addition to the West Union Trenching Team.

Sean Carey

Sean became part of the Trenching family in 2017 and has been a wonderful addition.  As a jack-of-all-trades, he is a great helper for whatever team needs him, and is a positive influence to his
co-workers.

Austin Meyer

Austin began his West Union Trenching career in 2017, and quickly made his mark as a go-getter and hard worker.  Austin's positive attitude makes him a great asset to our team, and we're glad to have him join us!

Evan Hackman

Evan joined West Union Trenching in 2018 and has been a great fit with our team!  He is a hard worker and never complains about that days task, just gets it done!  His positive attitude is an added bonus and we're glad to have him at WUT.

Noah Cullen

Mitchell's career with West Union Trenching began in 2016, but he has since carved a solid spot for himself, even while attending college.  When he is not in school, he is helping on whichever crew needs him, or an extra hand here in the shop!

Hunter Whittle

Austin began his West Union Trenching career in 2017, and quickly made his mark as a go-getter and hard worker.  Austin's positive attitude makes him a great asset to our team, and we're glad to have him join us!

Matt Durnan

Mitchell's career with West Union Trenching began in 2016, but he has since carved a solid spot for himself, even while attending college.  When he is not in school, he is helping on whichever crew needs him, or an extra hand here in the shop!

Zachary Marman

Austin began his West Union Trenching career in 2017, and quickly made his mark as a go-getter and hard worker.  Austin's positive attitude makes him a great asset to our team, and we're glad to have him join us!

Jared Shaw

Mitchell's career with West Union Trenching began in 2016, but he has since carved a solid spot for himself, even while attending college.  When he is not in school, he is helping on whichever crew needs him, or an extra hand here in the shop!

Roger Gamm

Roger is our chief locator, project inspector and go-to guy.  If a job needs help, estimating or looked at in any way, Roger is the one to call!  With his do-everything, be-everywhere attitude, Roger is an integral part of the West Union Trenching family.

Max Gibson

Max is a student at North Fayette Valley and works at the West Union Trenching yard and West Union Truck and Trailer Shop doing everything and anything that needs taken care of. He is smart and very hard working with a positive attitude.
We are glad to have him on our team!

Danielle Luchsinger

Danielle is an Assistant Office Manager and helps keep everyone supplied with everything they need, whether it is locates, maps, directions or details.  She has a broad 20+ year customer service and design background, a sunshiney personality, and is happy to pitch in wherever necessary!

Katlyn Lehs

Katlyn is also an Office Assistant at West Union Trenching and helps keep the guys on task by making sure all jobs have the necessary locates, maps and details to each project. While Katlyn is the new kid on the block, she is learning quickly and will soon be a pro at the ins and outs of West Union Trenching!

West Union Trenching
Dedicated to Superior Underground Utility Construction

10715 Harding Road | West Union, IA  52175
Phone: 563.422.5900 | Fax: 563.422.5315
 wutrenching@bore4u.com


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