Our Team

Chuck Hander

Chuck manages the direct operation of the company as well as various projects. Having been in the mechanical industry for 25 plus years, after graduating from Colorado State University, his experience and dedication has developed Hander, Inc. into one of the most respected mechanical contractors in the region.

Member Affiliation
  • ASHRAE - Association of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning
  • National Association of Plumbing & Heating Cooling Contractors
  • Association of General Contractors

Al Plihal
Senior Estimator/Project Manager

Al has been with Hander, Inc. since 1996 as a Senior Estimator/Project Manager. He has been in the mechanical industry for over 35 years and holds a Master's Plumbing License in several states.

Travis Hartland
Senior Estimator/Project Manager

Travis has been with Hander, Inc. since 2012 as a Senior Estimator/Project Manager. He has worked in the Mechanical Industry for over 22 years and holds a Master Plumbers License as well as numerous Welding Certifications. Travis spent 8 years as a Mechanical Systems Designer and is proficient in AutoCad and Revit MEP.

Member Affiliation
  • ASPE - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
  • ASHRAE - Association of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditionings

Robert Quarve
Senior Estimator/Project Manager

Bob has been with Hander, Inc. since 1978 as a Senior Estimator/Project Manager. He holds his Masters Plumbing license in several states. Additionally, he manages the Heavy Utility/Underground Division.

Brent Mannes, PE
Design-Build/Mechanical Engineer
Estimator/Project Manager

Brent has been with Hander, Inc. since 2015, heading up Design-Build projects while also acting as Estimator/Project Manager. A South Dakota State University grad, he spent nearly 15 years in the consulting engineering business and has extensive experience in project management, mechanical systems design, and construction administration for a broad array of projects – new buildings, additions/remodels, and systems upgrades.

Spencer Schenk
Utility Estimator/Project Manager

Spencer attended the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota, earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Following the completion of that degree, he went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration from Southwest State University.

After several years working in the banking industry, Spencer followed his heart into the construction industry in 2005. He had a lifelong interest in civil infrastructure, seeds planted as he grew up helping his father and grandfather with construction projects such as agricultural tiling, rural water, and earth work for area farmers and on their family farm. His experience in construction includes underground and earth work, road construction, commercial and residential development, and water and sewer infrastructure. He holds a Sewer and Water Contractors License from the South Dakota Plumbing Commission.

Spencer and his wife Laura make their home in Brandon, where she has taught in the school district for 10 years. They have four children, Wyatt, Addison, Alex, and William. They enjoy trying new recipes, going for bike rides, and spending time with family and friends.

Karen Coombs
Service Manager

Karen has been the Service Manager since 1993. Karen strives to provide same day or next day service, which has earned Hander's Service Dept. the recognition of being voted the "Local Best" nine years running.

Member Affiliation
  • NAWIC - National Association of Women in Construction

Dirk Jones
Service Dept. Project Manager – Commercial/Residential

Dirk has been the Service Dept. Project Manager for Hander, Inc. since 1993 and has over 35 years of experience in the plumbing and heating industry. Dirk brings vast knowledge whether you're remodeling, building new, or repairing residential or commercial mechanical systems. Dirk strives to maintain the high quality level of service our customers have come to expect.

Dirk holds a Masters Plumbing License in Nebraska and Delaware, a Journeyman's Plumbing License in South Dakota and Sioux Falls, SD, and a Contractor's Mechanical License in Sioux Falls, SD.

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12 consecutive years

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