Key Team Members

Meet the talented individuals behind the Integrated Building Solutions brand. Dedicated to the success and satisfaction of clients nationwide, our team works together to develop new, innovative solutions for every facility’s most pressing facility problems.

Paul Kelly

“Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.”

Paul is a driven owner that has been responsible for hundreds of millions of square feet of electrical and fire design and construction work while building IBS and developing it into a place that attracts top talent.

Nate Krell

Director of Projects
Level 1 Thermographer
“Intellectuals solve problems; Project Managers prevent them.”

Nate has an uncanny ability to troubleshoot and repair almost anything. That ability comes from the many years of running electrical and solar work across the country. He drives quality in all of the things he touches.

Bill Meister

Director of ServicesLevel 1 Thermographer
“Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.”

Bill is an accomplished amateur baseball pitcher and brings that team experience to IBS. The baseball experience, coupled with his fire systems knowledge and creativity, make him an excellent resource for our service customers.

Missy Miller

Office Director
“It'll be fine.”

Missy comes to IBS after many years of working in other industries. She owned a company and held leadership roles in others, bringing all of those skills and experiences to her role as the office director for IBS. Her strong relationship skills combined with those business experiences help her keep the rest of the IBS team on track.

Matt Vernon

Project Manager
Level 1 Thermographer
“I am not telling you it’s going to be easy, but I am telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

Matt has developed a wealth of technical knowledge in his career, from electrical components to arc flash and electrical safety. He brings all of that experience to the team while he connects the IBS team with new customers.

Derek Whitcomb

Project Manager
Level 1 Thermographer
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Derek’s project management skills come from many different sources. He is a father of four, works on cars, and has some typical PM training; he even worked on the construction of the US Bank Stadium here in Minnesota. His belief in living a balanced life and being sincere in what he does makes him an excellent fit for many of our customer’s needs.

Mark Wolf

Project Manager
Level 1 Thermographer
“We don’t need a title to lead. We just need to care. People would rather follow a leader with heart than a leader with a title.”

 With a self-proclaimed “maple boil addiction,” Mark can talk to you about the most satisfying (and expensive) ways to get free syrup. But if sugar is not your thing, Mark can translate that diligence along with his experience as a Master Electrician into finding the right solutions for your electrical service needs.

Levi Brito

Project Manager
Level 1 Thermographer
“One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”

Levi’s experience as a rodeo professional has crossed over well into driving work onsite for IBS. He is ready for anything, and the hundreds of sites he has led arc flash projects for will probably agree with us on that.

Jodi Gauthier

Project Coordinator
Level 1 Thermographer
“So it turns out being an adult is mostly just Googling how to do stuff.”

Jodi is an expert at the details. She is a level 1 thermographer, the head of our safety committee, great with CAD drawings, and a master at making customers’ reports effective and consistent. After keeping all of us on track at IBS, she unwinds on the trails camping in the RV with her family and their ATVs.

Ty McGinty

Level 1 Thermographer
“It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.”

Ty is a US Army Veteran that served our country as a combat engineer. His Army experience carried over well into civilian life, where he spent the last 30+ years working as an electrician or in the electrical field servicing customers all over the US. When Ty is not hunting down electrical issues for our customers, he is hunting down forgotten treasures along his travels.

Sam Gerwin

Level 1 Thermographer
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”

Sam the self-proclaimed loudest introvert you will ever meet. He is an Eagle Scout and by default also loves the outdoors. When he is not scanning electrical panels with IR cameras or troubleshooting your electrical systems, you can find him camping, fishing, or shooting (but he seems to be better with electrical systems than fish).

Scott Garman

Level 1 Thermographer
“If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?“

Scott is a Master Electrician with a slightly different background. He once completed a degree in youth ministry, which comes in useful more than you might imagine in this industry. His degree, experience playing and coaching sports, and extensive electrical training give Scott the tools he needs to do keep customers’ projects moving forward.

Rex Luce

“Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

Rex is an experienced Superintendent. He has been running electrical construction projects for many years and loves the opportunity to pass on his knowledge to those coming up in the trades. When he is not chasing young guns around a job site, you can find him in his woodworking shop creating something new.

Mike Savage

Project Manager
“If everyone is thinking the same, then someone isn’t thinking.”

Mike has been serving our military for the last fifteen years where he earned several medals while completing tours in Afghanistan.  Back at home, Mike has worked in the solar and construction industries and strives to be an expert in his field.  He enjoys building models in his spare time and believe it’s the small details that make the most difference.

Joel Chartrand

Project Coordinator
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

Joel has a background in Electrical Engineering and is an electrical architect.  In his spare time, he enjoys fiddling with BAS systems and computer networks.  Joel’s fun fact of the day: Sugar is the only word in the English language where “su” makes a “sh” sound.  At least, he’s pretty sure that’s correct!