Meet the Epp Foundation Repair Team

Dave Epp
President

Dave Epp

Phil Epp
Founder

Phil Epp

Season Epp
HR Generalist

Season Epp

Matt Purvis
VP of Operations

Matt Purvis

Jen Coffie
Director of Client Services

Jen Coffie

Matt Slyvestre
Project Manager

Matt Sylvestre

Sonny Shade
Senior Journeyman

Sonny Shade

Dustin Payne
Senior Foreman

Dustin Payne

Erik Cramer
Senior Superintendent

Erik Cramer

Justin Throener
Senior Superintendent

Justin Throener

Cale Gierhan
Senior Journeyman

Cale Gierhan

Adam Alderman
Foreman

Adam Alderman

Corey Clinebell
Senior Journeyman

Corey Clinebell

Brad Maaske
Superintendent

Brad Maaske

Cole Cramer
Foreman

Cole Cramer

Dustin Allen
Superintendent

Dustin Allen

Dillon Mick
Foreman

Dillon Mick

Gabe Sanchez
Vice President of Sales

Gabe Sanchez

Dalton Cruz
Foundation Specialist

Dalton Cruz

Ryan Sturman
Foundation Specialist

Ryan Sturman

Tyler Watkins
Foundation Specialist

Tyler Watkins

Ryan Frees
Foundation Specialist

Ryan Frees

Zach Gergerson
Foundation Specialist

Zach Gergerson

President

Dave Epp

Dave focuses on being available and visible on all jobs. This means understanding the business and expectations from customers and products to meet those expectations. Dave has worked in the construction industry since 1993 where he started as a young boy. He grew up in the industry and learned by doing. Dave is involved in several civic and church organizations and enjoys coaching youth sports mainly football, golfing, and elk hunting.

Founder

Phil Epp

Phil Epp has been the backbone of Epp Foundation Repair since day one. Phil was born and raised in Henderson, Nebraska. Phil, his wife Roma and their son Dave moved to Lincoln in 1982. Since moving to Lincoln, Phil has become an active member in the community. He is a dedicated member of his church. Phil loves spending time with his grandchildren. His favorite pastime is wood working. Prior to starting Epp Foundation Repair, Phil was a general contractor. In 1994 Phil and his son Dave founded Epp Foundation Repair. Phil’s passion is working with customers, finding solutions to problems that seem unsolvable and helping the customers restore the integrity of their homes.

HR Generalist

Season Epp

Season Epp started with Foundation Repair Epp back in 2003 as the bookkeeper, after starting her career at a CPA firm in Lincoln, NE. She is the wife of company President, Dave Epp. Her position has grown alongside the company over the course of the last several years. Now Season’s role entails general HR compliance along with bookkeeping, and payroll. She is the unseen hero who makes things run smoothly behind the scene. Season loves the heart behind Epp Foundation Repair. She states, “We are more than experts in foundations, we are a company that provides jobs for men and women in our community who love to work with their hands and serve those around them.” Season is a dedicated wife and mother of four. She loves spending time on the sidelines cheering on the kids during their various sports and activities. She is a proud button wearing momma. Her hobbies include reading, running on the many beautiful Lincoln trails, and hiking in the mountains when the family has time to get away. She is a joy to be around and adds positivity wherever she goes.

VP of Operations

Matt Purvis

Matt has been with Epp Foundation Repair since 1999, when we used to be known as Epp Foundations.  Starting out as a laborer setting forms and pouring new foundations, he moved up to a leadership position running most of Epp Foundation Repair’s commercial new construction.  Matt has since moved into the VP-Operations position at Epp Foundation Repair and oversees all Epp Foundation Repair Operations.  His experience with setting and pouring new foundations, coupled with his leadership and dedication, makes him ideal for VP-Operations.  In his free time Matt likes to spend time with his wife and three kids.  He also enjoys bike riding, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Director of Client Services

Jen Coffie

Jen Coffie came on board at Epp Foundation Repair in 2015 as the Office Manager. In 2016, she decided to return to school, and left to pursue her education. She received her Business Administration degree in 2018. Jen returned to Epp Foundation Repair in 2019, taking on the role of Director of Client Services. Her cheerful spirit and ability to work well with others is a vital asset to the company. Jen’s primary role is overseeing internal operations and facilitating customer service. She works closely with the sales team and foundation repair teams to make sure the daily operations run smoothly and on time.

Project Manager

Matt Sylvestre

What makes Matt great at his job is the know-how of the entire foundation process. Matt not only is an expert in older foundations, but he has also worked building newer foundations so he knows what is involved in repairing them. Matt has been with Epp Foundation Repair since 2009. He is a former United States Marine and spent two years in Iraq. In his spare time Matt enjoys spending time with his family, shooting pool, and doing home projects.

Senior Journeyman

Sonny Shade

Senior Foreman

Dustin Payne

Dustin started at Epp Foundation Repair in 2010 and has worked on every aspect of the foundation process. He uses his excellent creative and machinery skills to get the job done right. Dustin enjoys going to the races and spending time with his kids, but to see him you’ll have to look quick, he may fly past you on his motorcycle. Don’t blink.

Senior Superintendent

Erik Cramer

Erik has been with Epp Foundation Repair since 2005 and acts as the Field Superintendent on all repair projects. His well rounded-knowledge in all areas of construction is a product of his seasoned experience in the industry. From large homes to small repair jobs, he likes the challenge and variety that his job offers. When Erik is not working, he enjoys live music and hanging out with his friends.

Senior Superintendent

Justin Throener

Justin is a calm, level-headed guy that people want to work for. He has been with Epp Foundation Repair since 2005 and knows what it takes to get the job done. From pouring patios and large commercial foundations to installing wall anchors, he ensures customers are happy with the final project; it’s his favorite part of the job. Justin spends most of his free time with his two daughters and coaching for the Lincoln Elks midget football team.

Senior Journeyman

Cale Gierhan

Cale is a joy to be around and motivates his team through authentic leadership. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, restoring dirt bikes, and building things in his shop. Cale is a Nebraska native and we are thrilled to have him on our team.

Foreman

Adam Alderman

Adam’s background in the Marine Corps set the stage for him to naturally attain a leadership role with Epp Foundation Repair. He demonstrates decisiveness and deep integrity – making him an invaluable asset to our team. Adam enjoys spending time with his son, Eli. A few of their favorite activities are swimming and biking. Adam also enjoys wakeboarding and golf.

Senior Journeyman

Corey Clinebell

Corey’s favorite part about working at Epp Foundation Repair is his coworkers and the opportunity for growth within the organization. He is driven by a desire to learn, understanding that in order to lead well, you must first be the student. His work ethic is unparalleled. He gives his all in each project and exemplifies pride in the work he does. Corey is married and has one son. His hobbies include combat sports, mechanics, and collecting precious metals and coins.

Superintendent

Brad Maaske

Brad started at Epp Foundation Repair in 2014. He enjoys making customers safe and comfortable with their homes by solving their foundation issues. This hands-on learner works hard and focused on each task from start to finish, and loves learning new things. When Brad is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his son and watching him compete in sports. Brad is an avid golfer and swimmer, but also enjoys a relaxing game of cards with friends and family.

Foreman

Cole Cramer

Hastings native, Cole Cramer, started at Epp Foundation Repair in October 2012. He began on walls (new foundation) and moved to the repair division where he later became a Foreman. When Cole isn’t installing sump pumps and drain tile, he can be found literally anywhere that has a live band playing and attends several music fests every year.

Superintendent

Dustin Allen

Dustin Allen has been a trusted and dependable member of the Epp Foundation Repair team for years, joining us in June of 2013. He started as a general labor employee simply carrying buckets, and through determination and the thirst for more knowledge, he became a Foreman in two years. After successfully completing countless projects, he realized his favorite part of his job is meeting customers.

Dustin is a father to a young lady who keeps him very busy and young himself. He likes to spend his free time playing catch with his daughter who is on a high school softball team. Saturday nights are spent out at the race track surrounded by family as they watch his daughter trade paint and put the pedal to the medal. On a rare occasion, you might run into him on the golf course enjoying the sun.

Foreman

Dillon Mick

Dillon started with Epp Foundation Repair in 2017. He is willing to take on any challenge and is very adaptable. When asked what he likes best about his job, Dillon said it’s the atmosphere. He likes being a part of creating something and seeing it through to completion.

Vice President of Sales

Gabe Sanchez

Gabe is responsible for the sales division here at Epp Foundation Repair, with a focus on recruiting and developing the Foundation Specialist and growing the sales efforts.  One of the principles that he preaches is the “The Golden Rule.”  The Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as you want to be treated.  Customers call upon us not only for our expertise in repairing their foundation walls and waterproofing their basements, but also expect us to treat them with the common decency they deserve.

As a member of the leadership team at Epp Foundation Repair, Gabe helps develop plans and strategies to achieve the company’s sales goals.  He was trained by Epp Founder, Phil Epp, and has helped hundreds of homeowners repair their most valuable asset, their home. 

Prior to joining the team here at Epp, Gabe spent 15 years overseeing the regional sales efforts for many financial holdings companies around the Midwest, where he nurtured key relationships and helped produce strategic partnerships that led to significant revenue growth. In his free time, Gabe, enjoys spending time raising his family of 3 quickly-growing children and is an attentive husband to his wife of 18 years. He loves taking his kids fishing, and having date-nights with his wife.

Foundation Specialist

Dalton Cruz

Dalton’s previous experience as an irrigation and landscaping specialist infused an understanding of water and how to work with it. He is personable, outgoing, and dedicated to complete customer satisfaction. Rest assured that with Dalton, solving your foundation needs and meeting your expectations is his highest priority. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dalton loves spending his free time with his active family.  He enjoys spending time outdoors and a few of his favorite activities are volleyball and coaching 3rd base for his softball league.

Foundation Specialist

Ryan Sturman

Ryan is a people person and thrives on building rewarding relationships. Ryan enjoys working with customers to provide them with remarkable experiences. Prior to joining Epp Foundation Repair, Ryan worked in retail sales and customer relations for 19 years. He and his wife, Paula, recently had their first child and is expecting their second. Ryan loves spending time with his family, going on bike rides, playing pickleball, and grilling out with family and friends. His positivity and energetic nature make the perfect addition to our team.

Foundation Specialist

Tyler Watkins

Tyler Watkins brings a wealth of knowledge to our team with his extensive experience in customer service. He is easy going and down to earth. Tyler is passionate about working with customers to help protect and improve their number one investment – their homes. With empathy and integrity, Tyler has helped hundreds of home and business owners solve their unique foundation issues. Tyler is a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 boys. His hobbies include traveling, working out, playing guitar, coaching his oldest son’s football team, and cooking.

Foundation Specialist

Ryan Frees

Ryan enjoys working with people to help provide them with the best solution to their foundation problems. Before starting at Epp Foundation Repair, Ryan worked in the flooring industry for 8 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife and twins. Ryan’s hobbies include fishing, traveling, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Huskers.

Foundation Specialist

Zach Gergerson

Zach likes to spend his spare time with his new beautiful bride Kelsey and his amazing family.  Some of his hobbies include golfing, fishing, and playing basketball.

He brings over 10 years of experience in customer care and construction to the team.

Zach enjoys working for Epp Foundation Repair because of the family culture and knowing  that Epp will stand behind their work.  Zach has completed our extensive, industry training focusing on diagnosis, product knowledge, and creating remarkable customer experiences. At Epp Foundation Repair, we are dedicated to creating remarkable experiences for our customers. We’re thrilled to have Zach as part of the Epp team!