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Denise DeGroff-Coffey
Tom Coffey
Vice President

Denise has worked in the construction industry since 1983 gaining experience in both private and public sectors, including extensive DSA and OSHPD projects.  Her career experience spans from  development, project management and construction management to C Suite and ultimately ownership roles.


Denise is actively involved in Coffey Building Group’s daily operations with a focus on finance, human resources, marketing and corporate education, purpose & sustainability programs. 

Tom began his career as a drywall carpenter in 1979.    His project experience ranges from residential, healthcare, retail, commercial, industrial, K-12 and universities.  He quickly progressed from tradesman to field supervision and project management to senior corporate management and owner. 


Tom oversees Coffey Building Group’s daily construction operations, including lead development, client relationships, estimating, project management, safety policies, and contract negotiation and review.

Ron Mello
Project Executive & Prconstruction Manager

Ron is a third generation drywall, lathing, and framing carpenter, he began his career in 1997.  Ron has managed mid-rise, high rise and replacement hospitals as well as numerous tenant improvement projects.  His field experience enables him to communicate effectively with field level staff as well as executive management staff and owners.


Ron is responsible for the project management of Coffey Building Group's framing, drywall and plaster divisions including client relationships, subcontract negotiation, preconstruction design review/assist and project management. 

Matt Herrera
Acoustical Manager

Matt began in the construction industry in 1994, his project experience ranges from OSHPD and DSA to commercial, industrial, retail and is LEED Accredited.  In addition to estimating and project management, Matt has a strong sales management and business development background, having held senior management positions in both of these fields. 


Matt uses his vast experience and knowledge to manage all aspects of our Acoustical Division.

Anthony Smith
Senior Estimator

Anthony’s career began in 1990 as a tradesmen performing drywall, taping and rough carpentry.  His practical experience ranged from apprentice, journeyman and field foreman before moving into estimating.   


Anthony’s duties at Coffey Building Group include lead development, estimating and sales for the drywall, metal stud framing and plaster trades, with a special focus on healthcare.

Paden Waldren
General Superintendent
Acoustical Division

Paden has over 20 years of acoustical ceiling experience ranging from the installation of various types of ceiling systems, resource management and scheduling, safety administrator, detailing and design development, supervising and estimating. He has a strong background in many different types of construction particularly OSHPD / healthcare projects.

Paden is responsible for the overall acoustical ceiling field operations.

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Shane Huffman
General Superintendent

Shane brings vast industry knowledge and field experience to his role of General Superintendent of all field operations.   He started in the construction industry in 1997.


His comprehensive background, diverse project history & extensive Healthcare portfolio bring a great depth of knowledge to our teams and our clients.  Identifying potential issues prior to them impacting the project, and seeing those challenges as opportunities to mentor while providing client value is a strong focus for Shane.  He is dedicated to finding solutions to challenges, relationship management, client satisfaction, quality, safety, and leadership



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Mike Pugh
Safety Manager

Mike has vast experience and training in construction health and safety while possessing the leadership qualities necessary to implement Coffey Building Group and our project partners' safety goals and standards. Mike has held positions as a union foreman and superintendent.


His interest and focus on safety lead him to a post-retirement career in construction safety. His field experience provides a unique point of view when observing job site safety, implementing innovative solutions, and communicating with our crews and project partners.

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