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Jim Reed

Fleet & Shop Manager

Started at Berg: 2020
jreed@bergconst.com

Jim is our shop and fleet manager, and he has been part of our Berg Construction family since February 2020. His primary responsibilities include coordinating and scheduling equipment maintenance. A major challenge of Jim’s role is “finding that middle ground between scheduling routine maintenance and emergency repairs that need to be done right now.”

Before joining Berg, Jim worked as a technical support field manager for an agricultural corporation for about a decade. He says that his favorite aspect of working with Berg is how easy everyone is to get along with. “Some of that is hiring the right people, but I think it’s more about the culture we have here,” Jim explains. “This company has provided us with a good environment to work in.”

Jim looks back with pride on the improvements that have happened in our shop since he started working with us. “I feel proud of the guys for helping me get the shop to where it needed to be,” he says. “We’ve really improved the shop layout, and our paperwork is so much more organized.”

Jim also appreciates working with the great young people on his team, although he does have some concerns about our industry’s ability to maintain a youthful workforce. “Maybe we just need to let young people know there’s money to be made in construction,” he says. “We have several guys here that are still young, but they’ve already made the foreman level. I know they’re making good money.”