Meet The Team Leads
Kendall Jones has been with CEI from the beginning. As the Estimating Manager, he oversees our team of estimators ensuring we provide accurate takeoffs and bids to potential clients. When not bicycling on the weekends, Kendall enjoys watching basketball or investing in stocks.
When you take a step back and really understand all that goes into our finished product- from estimating and project management, to design, fabrication, and installation; it's truly rewarding to visit the jobsites of in-progress or completed projects and appreciate how valuable every person's contribution is.
Kenneth Haller oversees the scheduling and manages production at our CEI facility. Before CEI, he worked with founders Jeff and Jason on various projects for nearly 10 years. Impressed with the level of commitment Jeff and Jason have to the success of CEI, Kenneth joined the CEI team in 2013.
To me, success is what we accomplish together. If you set your sites on a goal and be present in the journey, the rewards will take care of themselves.
Nicholas Sodt joined CEI in 2014 and has been ensuring CEI delivers the product they promised ever since. Nicholas oversees the project management team and directly manages CEI's large projects. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.
Brenda Genereaux joined the CEI team in 2009 and currently oversees our financial team. She provides outstanding leadership to managers of CEI's financials, human resources, and the administration of our business operations. Brenda is an active member of the MACPA in addition to actively volunteering in community organizations and church activities.
Niki Trotter-Karll joined CEI in 2015 as a Design Engineer and was promoted to Design Manager within 2 years. With 12 years of industry experience, Niki works with the production and project management teams to help oversee CEI’s panel designs and ensure that lead deadlines are met. She is a wife, mother, avid gardener, and writer – who also enjoys fishing and long-distance running.
My work ethic is the principle behind my ambition to excel and further cultivate the growth of CEI's Design Department.
Stacey oversees the Administrative Department’s cost management, process improvement, and structure tasks at CEI. After joining the company in 2013, she was promoted to Office Manager in 2018. When she’s not assisting the Administrative Department, Stacey is volunteering with local community organizations and church groups – including Sunday School & Youth Group.