Armour Xteriors began when a group of three guys (Todd, Ben and Greg) decided to partner together. With over 52 years of combined construction experience, it didn't take long for their reputation of hard work and reliability to help build a loyal customer base. They have quickly become one of the most reputable exterior companies in the region.
We are a customer service oriented company and pride ourselves in our craftsmanship & efficiency. We thank you for taking the time to read about our company and look through our website. We encourage you to browse through as much of the site as possible. Take a look at our services and pictures of our work. If you have any questions about us or what we can offer, please contact us!
Meet the core team:
Greg Ruiter - Vice President of Operations
Mr. Ruiter is the Vice President - Operations of Armour Xteriors and oversees all aspects of the residential and commercial sides of the business. Greg is directly involved with day to day operations of the business, including business development, project development, project execution, process improvement, risk management, customer service, DOT Compliance, and overall financial health of the company. Mr. Ruiter helped form Armour Xteriors using his extensive background in Construction after being involved in the labor, sales, marketing, operations, estimating and financials for over 14 years in the construction industry.
Ben Braaten - Sales Manager
Mr. Braaten is the Sales Manager with Armour Xteriors and handles direct relations with General Contractors. He negotiates contracts with General Contractor's to come to an agreeable price for their project. He also is in charge of bringing in new business as well as maintaining a good working relationship with existing contractors. Mr. Braaten has 22 years of experience in the construction industry, 15 of which was in the field. He has worked his way up through the ranks starting out as a residential framing carpenter. He held his own General Contractor's license for a period of time doing remodeling in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Mr. Braaten has worked in sales ranging from customer service representative to storm damage sales and repairs in both Minnesota and Arizona. Ben attended Bemidji State University before studying electrical construction at Northwest Technical College.
Todd North - Operations Manager
Mr. North is the Operations Manager with Armour Xteriors. He is responsible for procuring crews, negotiating sub-contracts, working with scheduling, performing material lists from blueprints, and also coordinating with onsite supervisors on day to day construction activities. Mr. North has over 22 years of experience in the residential, multi-family, and light commercial construction field. Todd brings with him valuable knowledge of working in the management side of the construction industry. Todd held a Minnesota Contractor’s License for 15 years and worked on many upscale and challenging projects during that time. Todd attended Montana State College and North Dakota State University and studied Architecture and business.
Mike Jacoby - Senior Field Superintendent
Mr. Jacoby has over 12 years of experience in the construction industry. He has experience in residential, multi-family, and commercial construction. He attended University of North Dakota and Inver Hills Community College, studying Civil Engineering and Construction Management. Mike coordinates day to day operations, fulfilling orders, scheduling crews, safety compliance, change orders, punch lists, and weekly progress reports. He also supervises all other job superintendent's in the field.
Sam Ryan - Estimator
Mrs. Ryan is an Estimator for Armour Xteriors, Inc. She assists with the day-to-day activities of the office, including gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications and related documents, as well as being involved with purchasing, organizing, maintaining files, Identifiying labor, material, and time requirements by conducting research on the proposed projects. She often uses her knowledge of Autodesk's Revit and AutoCAD to draw details and as built drawings. Sam has a Master's degree in Architecture and Bachelor's degree in environmental design, both from North Dakota State University.
Kathy Stoddard - Estimator
Mrs. Stoddard is an Estimator for Armour Xteriors, Inc. She worked in the Residential and Healthcare construction industries prior to coming to Armour Xteriors. She graduated with a degree in Construction Management from Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead. In her free time, Kathy enjoys projects around the house, spending time with her husband and three dogs.
Grant Radermacher - Office Manager
Mr. Radermacher is the Office Manager for our Twin Cities location. He is involved with purchasing, ordering, operations management, staff management, safety compliance, weekly reports, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables and more. He helps to ensure the efficient workload flow. Before coming to Armour Xteriors, he graduated from the Minnesota Institute of Technology with a degree in Construction Management. He also holds Aerial Work Platform Safety Certificate, DOT Medical card and Rough Terrain Forklift Safety Certificate.