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The FFI team

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Jeremy Fager


Phone: 319-266-8878

Cell:     319-231-3366

Jeremy is the president of Fager Construction, Inc. He and his wife, Shaliah, reside in rural New Hartford and have 3 children. He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.

Jeremy began his career in the construction industry at Barnes Building Materials in Cedar Falls and then as a framing carpenter for 4 years locally. In July of 2000 he started Fager Construction along with his longtime friend Ben Mather. For a couple of years they mainly installed roofing, siding and some wood framing until incorporation In late 2002 when the company's focus was wood framing, as Fager Framing, Inc.

In 2010, after a slow in residential construction, FFI began to pursue larger commercial rough carpentry projects. Also in 2010 he created Deckworks Cedar Valley which has become Eastern Iowa's relied on deck replacement home service business.  Jeremy attributes the success of these organizations to the exceptional team he has built and the relationships created along the way.

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Jared Huntington

Lead Estimator

Phone: 319-266-8878

Cell:     319-415-4501

Jared Huntington started with FFI in 2021 as our Estimator. Jared has been in the building industry since 1994.  He and his wife Angie live outside of New Hartford and have three children.  Jared enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family.   

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Pat Weiland

Development & Recruitment

Phone: 319-266-8878

Cell:     319-269-9905

Pat started with FFI in 2019.  He helps with recruiting and handles the website, drone photography, and social media for FFI.  Pat is also the manager of Deckworks Cedar Valley.  Before FFI/DW, Pat worked for 15 years with Pella windows.  He and his wife Heather live in Cedar Falls and have 4 children.

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Ben Mather

Field Operations Manager

Phone: 319-266-8878

Cell:     319-415-4501

Ben has been with FFI since day one, starting in July of 2000.  He was born and raised in Cedar Falls where he still resides today with his wife Kristen and their 2 children.

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Angie Huntington

Business Manager

Phone: 319-266-8878

Cell:     319-415-4501

Angie has been with Fager Framing and Deckworks since 2022.  Angie is the Business Manager for Fager Framing and provides Customer Service for Deckworks. Angie has been in the building industry for the last 8 years and prior to that was a Social Worker for 17 years.  Angie and her husband Jared live in New Hartford and have three children.  In her spare time, Angie enjoys gardening, cooking and traveling. 

FFI crew leaders

Jim Arjes

 Framing Crew Leader

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Jim is one of the senior crew leads, having been with FFI for 21 years.  He is from Waverly and lives there with his wife Shannon.  They have 2 daughters, Allison and Megan.

Justin Scheff

 Framing Crew Leader

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Justin has been working with FFI for 15 years.  He graduated from Ventura HS in 1999.  He lives in Cedar Falls with his wife Dawna and their daughters Sadie & Charlie.

Mike Beenken

 Framing Crew Leader

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A 10 year veteran with Fager Framing, Mike was born in Gilbertville and now lives in Washburn.  Mike has 2 children and enjoys hunting and fishing.

Robert Flores

 Framing Crew Leader

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Robert is from Mason City and now lives in Waterloo.  He has been with FFI for 20 years now.  Robert is married and has 1 child.

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Lucas Rindels

 Framing Crew Leader

Lucas was born, raised, and lives in Waterloo IA.  He has been employed at Fager Framing for 12 years.  Lucas keeps busy after work enjoying all kinds of outside activities like fishing and kayaking.

Ryan Ernst

 Framing Crew Leader

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Ryan Ernst started with FFI in 2015 as a carpenter and was promoted to project manager by 2019. He is originally from Cedar Falls and has enjoyed helping build his community with Fager Framing. Ryan spends his free time with his friends and enjoys racing motocross and camping.

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