Everything happens for a reason. Learn something new every day. Schemmer's Jason Teel, Senior Materials Testing and Special Inspections Manager, carries these as his guidelines in life. He and his wife of 12 years instill these values in their two daughters, ages 10 and eight, while coaching them in whatever sports interest them.
Born and raised in Omaha, Neb., Jason started his career working for the Nebraska Department of Transportation. His biggest leap of faith came when he left the NDOT to work in the private sector. However, his project manager at the NDOT had a major impact on how he views his job. "Denny Bahr trained me. He knew everything a PM needed to know; could recite specifications for a project on demand; and he didn’t put up with any shenanigans. I aspire to be like him.”
Since joining Schemmer five years ago, Jason has been discovering and solving problems that may arise in the field prior to and during construction. Ensuring his clients are happy is his biggest motivation, and his outgoing, approachable demeanor and can-do attitude help him achieve this on a daily basis.
“Our availability, organization and technically trained personnel, who get the job done efficiently, are what sets Schemmer apart from our competitors,” says Jason. He and his team administer construction materials testing and special inspections across all of Schemmer's markets. From roads to buildings, they provide testing that can reveal issues related to quality, highlight future risks and assist with engineering decisions. This testing can help avoid expensive repair or renovation work to correct faults and reduce risks to other people and property.
Two Rivers Flooding Project
The recent flooding in Nebraska has been devastating in many areas. As a result, Schemmer has been awarded a repair project at the entrance into Two Rivers State Recreation Area at 264th and F Streets, which is currently closed. Jason is excited to start work on this project as it is another opportunity to learn something new. "You can't believe how powerful the water is until you see it. It's so destructive," he says.
Jason's favorite aspect of materials testing and special inspections is being able to do something different every day. This is especially true on roadway projects. "When you design a building, you pretty much know what you will be getting ... they tell you how to build it and you're going to build it. But roads are always different from what the plan is. It may look good on paper but something is always different and you get to figure out any problems in the field."
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Schemmer - Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.
Schemmer is a full-service architecture, engineering and construction field services consultant, providing responsible solutions for complex design and construction-related challenges. Founded in 1959, we are grounded in our past but remain fully committed to the future.
We believe in a creative, collaborative culture. Our diverse and talented professionals work together to create effective, goal-driven solutions. This team-oriented culture extends directly to our clients as we involve them as active participants in the design process. Our combined experience and ideas lead to stronger relationships, more efficient processes, and the best solutions.
Schemmer's services include:
- Field Services