Eugene Builders Exchange Board Members

Jodi Arend (Chair)
Bineham Construction
Phone: (541)485-9405

Jodi brings a unique perspective to the table, both as a woman in a male-dominated industry and as the person who is most often the youngest face in the room. She is comfortable with technology and has led her team through the paper to digital transition. Jodi has been the office manager for Bineham Construction since 2019 and, as the daughter of a concrete mason, has been in the industry since birth. She is proficient in document management and handles all the paperwork behind the scenes. While she does not put hammers to nails, she does make it possible for her crew to do so! Before starting with Bineham Construction, Jodi worked as an admin in the financial planning industry. She brings with her a long history of providing unwavering support to her teammates and a sharp attention to detail.

Jodi is a dog mom, registered Notary Public, LEED Green Associate, and a member of the National Association of Women in Construction. She regularly attends seminars with the Oregon-Columbia chapter of the AGC and loves learning new things. Jodi is also a “theatre nerd” and accomplished vocalist that, before moving to Oregon, played the lead role in “Snow White” with the Actor’s Theater for Children and directed the youth choir for her local church.

Jessica Baker (Vice Chair)
Phone: (541)736-3655

Jessica Baker was born and raised in Lakeview Oregon, moving to Lane County in 1995. Jessica joined the waste industry at Sanipac in 2018 and has enjoyed the opportunity to be part of our construction industry. She spends her off time hiking, camping and fishing with her 3 children.

Jessica has spent time in the past as a Rotary member, Lions Club President and Food Bank board member. She enjoys the collaboration of non-profits and the opportunity to serve. With her relationships in the community, she believes her role on the board can be best served in both outreach and support to the Exchange.

Rich Snider
Construction Focus

Rich has more than 50 years of experience in the construction, design, estimating, budgeting, and sales of all types of windows, doors, and glazing. Rich holds an Associate’s Degree from Columbia Basin College. He has been the owner/operator of two separate glass businesses.

Rich has served on the Eugene Builders Exchange board in the past.  He served on the board during the time of the purchase of our current building.  He also served as a past board president.  He would likes the opportunity to serve on the board and bring his valuable insight to the community and the members.

Paul Brandt
ISNorthWest Construction LLC

Paul has been involved in some phase of the construction industry for 52 years.  He has worked in the field as a laborer, apprentice & journeyman.  In addition to being an owner, he was responsible for management of crews & office staff.  For a period of 5 years, he was involved in the materials and wholesale side of construction; managing inventory, purchasing, sales & employees.

His previous history with the EBE was a board member & past president.  He was involved with the board when EBE began its online presence and acquired its current building it now occupies.  He is currently estimating for ISNorthWest Construction LLC.

Jenna Berger
Delta Sand & Gravel
Phone: (541) 688-2233

Jenna is a native of Lane County, born and raised right here in Eugene. Jenna has been with Delta for 6 years. Starting as a receptionist, she has spent time as a dispatcher for Delta’s trucking fleet, and for the past 2 years has been the sales and marketing manager for the sand and gravel operation.

Jenna’s strong work ethic and ability to learn and develop new skills has proven to be an invaluable resource during her time at Delta. Her position as the sales and marketing manager at Delta has her constantly in contact with a wide range of industry professionals and community members. This gives Jenna a unique perspective on the challenges facing both the construction industry and local community. As a member of the board, Jenna’s willingness to always put forth the extra effort, and her exposure to the community brings value to the members of the Eugene Builder’s Exchange.

Jon Olvera
Oregon Ceiling & Acoustics LLC.
Phone: (541) 689-5517

Jon was born and raised in the Midwest where he began working in the trades at young age. As a teenager Jon spent his summers working in the family drywall business, and a family friend’s roofing and siding company. Once he graduated, he worked at a truss factory for a while. From there he went on to work on the sales side of the construction industry.  Starting out on the ground floor he worked his way up to selling doors and windows for Menard’s a large Midwest Home Improvement Company.  Eventually taking on the role of assistant store manager which he held for 10 years.

After a summer vacation in Eugene, Oregon visiting family members. He and his wife decided to move to Eugene with their three kids for the quality of life.

His journey at Oregon Ceilings & Acoustics began almost 10 years ago as a utility worker. On his own time, he started teaching himself estimating.  Before long he was able to substantially add to the sales and estimating staff.   Because of his value add to the company he was offered the opportunity to buy into the company in 2015.  As of 2017 he became the majority owner of Oregon Ceiling & Acoustics LLC.   It’s been a challenge but, due to hiring practices and long-term relationships Oregon Ceilings & Acoustics has continued to grow and sustain its marketplace.