Meet Our Team

Jeff &amp

Jeff Vap: Corporate President

Jeff began his construction career in Atwood more than thirty years ago, in roofing and general construction. After seeing the possibilities of post frame construction, Jeff and his wife Linda created Vap Construction’s Post Frame Building line. Jeff is also the primary salesman for our line of Vap Steel Frame buildings. He is a great visionary for the company, actively managing Vap Property Solutions, our sister company with an apartment project in Anthony, Kansas, as well as Vap Cattle Company, with ranch holdings in multiple states around the region. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys golf, grilling for friends and family, and spending time with his grandkids.

 

Linda Vap: Corporate Vice President

Linda holds a Liberal Studies degree from Fresno State in California. She taught 3rd and 6th grades for fifteen years near the Sequoia National Forest. After marrying Jeff and moving to Kansas, she was a frontrunner in turning the Vap general construction business into the Vap Construction Steel & Post Frame Building corporation. Linda specializes in building design and the overall management of the company. In addition to running a successful corporation, Linda is very active in the community as the Smokin’ of the Beaver BBQ Festival committee among other volunteer positions. She is instrumental in bringing her love of music to Atwood by organizing concerts at several venues around town. In her free time, Linda spends as much time as possible with her grandchildren.

Gary Small

Gary Vap: Post Frame Salesman & Crew Manager

Gary attended Fort Hays State University, then moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he worked as a construction supervisor and contractor for over 20 years. He returned home to Atwood in 2013 to work for Vap Construction. He’s an exceptional salesman in our post frame building division, and he also manages the majority of our construction crews. In his free time, Gary stays busy keeping up with his son Daniel, and enjoys golfing and camping. 

Tyson Small

Tyson Vap: Roofing Salesman & Coordinator

Tyson, Jeff’s son, received an Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology from Northwest Technical College in Goodland, Kansas. After working in Denver as a project designer, he returned home to Atwood in 2008 to manage the roofing portion of Vap Construction. He has also stepped into a post frame building sales role since 2014. In addition to construction, Tyson runs a cattle operation in Rawlins County, Kansas with his wife Shelby, and their new baby boy Coy.
Taylor Small

Taylor Vap: General Contractor & Building Superintendent; Interiors & Exteriors

Taylor earned a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Technology degree from Fort Hays State University. He passed the ICC N11 – National Standard General Building Contractor (A) Licensing Exam, and is licensed as a General Contractor in numerous counties including Boulder Co., Colorado, Laramie Co., Wyoming, and many municipalities. Taylor manages our expanding line of turnkey building projects, from commercial offices to interiors, exteriors, and decks. When he’s not managing his busy projects, Taylor spends time with his wife Audrey and their new baby boy, Kaceton.
Dylan Small

Dylan Vap: Gutter Sales & Installation; Turnkey Crew Supervisor

Dylan, Jeff’s nephew, began his construction career in May 2012 after receiving certificates in Carpentry and Cabinet Making from North Central Kansas Technical College in Hays, Kansas. Dylan works on custom interiors and exteriors, acts as supervisor on turnkey projects, and in charge of gutter installation as an upgrade offering for Vap Construction. Dylan and his wife Amanda have a busy family life, keeping up with their three young children, Chesney, Landrik, and Daya.

Dustin Small

Dustin Vap: Spray Foam Insulation Sales & Installation

Dustin, Linda & Jeff’s son, has worked for Vap Construction since he was a teenager. After he completed the Electrical program at Northwest Kansas Technical School in Goodland, Kansas, he returned home to Vap Construction. He does electrical work and is in charge of installing our insulation products, including Batt, Fiberglass Blow-In, and Spray Foam. Dustin has recently taken on post frame sales and is enjoying that aspect of the construction business. In his spare time, Dustin races motocross and spends time with his family.

Wendy Fall Small

Wendy Holmdahl: Office Manager

Wendy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Fort Hays State University. After working in the legal and abstracting profession for ten years, she switched to the construction industry to become a secretary for Vap Construction in 2011 and worked her way to the position of Office Manager in 2013. As well as managing the financial and human resources components of the office, Wendy also coordinates steel building construction and manages the red tape associated with building permits and engineered plans. As well as working for Vap Construction, Wendy is a part-time massage therapist. She enjoys concerts, traveling, and spending time with her kids Emily, Alex & Cooper.

Brooklyn Small

Brooklyn Hayes Barker: Administrative Assistant & Human Resources

Brooklyn began working for Vap Construction in 2014 as an intern while studying business at Colby Community College. She took a year and a half “sabbatical” when she moved to Texas in 2015. However, missed Atwood and the Vap family and returned to work for us in April of 2017. Brooklyn recently completed a certificate in Human Resources Management, and wears many hats at Vap, including delivery coordinator and in-house IT. She specializes in organizing the rest of the office staff, and is active in the Smokin’ on the Beaver Barbecue Festival.  In her free time, Brooklyn enjoys refurnishing shabby chic home decor, painting, and attending concerts.

Jenn Small

Jennifer Smith: Customer Service; Concrete & Overhead Door Coordinator

Jennifer began her career in the medical field in 2004 and quickly worked her way up to surgical coordinator and billing office manager of an office in Scottsdale, Arizona. In May 2014, Jennifer decided to return to Atwood, her hometown, and completely changed careers to work in the construction industry. Jennifer’s attention to detail and friendly disposition make her perfectly suited to working with Vap Construction customers throughout the building process. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys golfing, entertaining friends and family, and attending her daughter Payton’s events.

Shelby

Shelby Nilson: Head Bookkeeper

Shelby graduated from Horizon High School in Thornton, Colorado in 2011. After working in her dad’s company, she relocated to Atwood in 2015 to be close to her friends and pursue her career. Since starting with Vap Construction in 2016, she has grown from data entry clerk to accounting and finance administrator. She has adapted well to her new home in Atwood, and enjoys volunteering for local events such as Smokin’ on the Beaver and the Atwood Early Rod Run. In her spare time, Shelby loves golfing, going to the lake, and hanging out with friends

Shelby Zodrow: Bookkeeping & Payroll

Shelby graduated from McCook Community College in 2013 with an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Development. She worked in the healthcare field for four years prior to joining the Vap Construction team in January of 2018. Since starting with Vap, Shelby has become an integral part of our bookkeeping department, as well as learning the ropes with subcontractor management and customer billing. Outside of work, Shelby loves being a wife to her husband Ray and mommy to her three-year-old son Layton.  

 Barb Small  

Barbara Steiner: Payroll Specialist & Human Resources

Barbara graduated from Arizona Institute of Business and Technology in 1990, Majoring in Automated Accounting with a 4.0-grade average. She has 27 years’ experience in payroll, accounting, and HR assistance. She is a former member of the American Payroll Association and has acquired her CPP. Barbara has been working for Vap Construction as the Payroll Manager/General Office since March 2017 after relocating from Phoenix, Arizona to the Atwood, Kansas area to be closer to her family. She enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening, and is a member of the Cheyenne County Gun Club. 

Cindy Small  

Cindy Curtin: Bookkeeping & Asset Management

Cindy has been a Licensed Insurance Agent in the State of Kansas from 2005 to present, in the areas of Life and Health, and Property & Casualty. She started working for Vap Construction in September of 2017 as a Bookkeeper, and has quickly taken on numerous additional roles, including asset management and finance management for Vap Property Solutions, LLC, our sister company. Cindy is an Atwood native and enjoys socializing with friends and family, as well as attending her grandson’s athletic events.

 Sarah Small  

Sarah Maaske: Assistant Bookkeeper

Sarah studied Agricultural Economics at Colby Community College and Kansas State University, then returned home to Atwood. She joined our Vap Construction team in 2009, filling numerous roles through the years. Since 2013, Sarah has handled the bookkeeping for our sister company, Vap Cattle Company, and has recently taken on the task of communications manager for Vap Property Solutions, our apartment complex project. Along with working at Vap Construction, Sarah works as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service. At home, she stays busy raising her two young sons, Aiden and August, and attending concerts and the theater whenever possible.

 

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