Oyvind Solvang has a broad background in construction, industry, and finance. He started Hillcrest in 2001 after having been involved in residential and commercial construction on a project basis through other business ventures. Before dedicating his full time to Hillcrest, Oyvind was for a number of years a principal at Milwaukee based investment firm Lubar & Company where his last project was the startup of Lake Express, the high speed car ferry between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Michigan. Before Lubar & Company, Oyvind was general manager of two manufacturing companies. Oyvind has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah where he also obtained an NCAA skiing championship and he has an MBA from Northwestern University. He has held a variety of board positions of private companies and is currently the board president of Central Cross Country Skiing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the sport in the Midwest.
Tim Manthey joined Hillcrest in 2006 as Manager of Design and has taken on additional responsibilities in purchasing and internal operations over time. Previously, he worked for a local log home company as a designer, and has broad experience in designing custom and standard home plans. Tim has a degree from MATC Madison in Design, and his strengths include the aesthetic, functional and structural parts of the home building process. Tim is also active in local community service.
Bob Hemauer joined our team in 2004. Previous to Hillcrest, Bob was Manager of Scheduling for Valley Construction. He previously held construction supervision positions and has a total of 20 years of experience in construction and construction management.
Jim has been in construction for over 30 yrs. He started in the North suburbs of Chicago working on historical houses. Jim moved to Wisconsin in 2004 to start working for Hillcrest. Jim is a Certified Construction Professional and is licensed by the state of Wisconsin. Among his many certifications and credentials; he is certified in house wrap, window installation, and the treatment of lead paint.