Press Release WILLISTON, N.D. – Ames Engineering & Development Services, LLC, one of Williston’s established civil engineering firms, is excited to announce the addition of five new employees this quarter. Kevin Ralphs, Serena Christianson, Cassie Klemetson, and Jacob Porter have joined Ames’ staff, expanding the services that Ames’ offers. This is a milestone for this company, as its one-year anniversary will soon arrive in November.
Ames’ Project Manager, Kevin Ralphs, is the liaison between Ames and its company’s clients on project sites. Prior to joining Ames, Mr. Ralphs was the Operations Manager for Consolidated Engineering Laboratories in Salt Lake City, UT. He brings 35 years of progressive responsibility in engineering, material testing services, and construction management to Ames. Originally of Manila, UT, Mr. Ralphs received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Utah State University (Logan, UT). Continuing education is important to Mr. Ralphs: he is a Certified Reinforced Concrete masonry Construction Inspector, holds a Nuclear Testing Equipment (densities) Hazmat Certification, completed Nuclear Gauge Safety Training, and is also USACE Quality Control Certified.
As Marketing & Public Relations Director, Serena Christianson oversees the marketing and public relations activities of Ames, developing and implementing promotional strategies for Ames’ various
markets. Prior to joining Ames, Ms. Christianson was the Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Business at Williston State College. Ms. Christianson is a Certified Personal Trainer, teaching fitness classes at Anytime Fitness and also Co-Founded Kay Michael Lee Studio, a thriving dance studio in Williston. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Jamestown (Jamestown, ND), where she received a B.A. in Business Administration and Communication with a minor in Leadership and earned her M.B.A. with a Leadership Emphasis from Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ).
Cassie Klemetson, Ames’ Office Manager, serves as the face of the company, greeting customers and clients when they enter the office. She also assists the Controller, Ronda Pokrzywinski, in managing the financial operations of Ames, ensuring efficiency, accuracy, and transparency on all projects and reports. Ms. Klemetson is very familiar with the Midwestern mentality and work ethic, as she was born in Hillsboro, ND, graduated high school from Grand Forks, ND. She then left Grand Forks to gain accounting and management experience while working on her degree in Fargo, ND. She graduated from Rasmussen College, where she received an A.S. in Accounting. Prior to joining Ames, Ms. Klemetson was the Accounting/Office Administrator for Probuild (Williston,ND).
Rounding out the design team is Jacob Porter of Detroit Lakes, MN. As Ames’ newest CADD Technician, Mr. Porter assists in taking the clients’ vision of a project and making it reality
through detailed and customized designs. Prior to joining Ames, Mr. Porter focused on his academic studies with a completion of his B.S. in Civil Engineering and Architecture through Minnesota State University – Moorhead.
We at Ames are so excited to have Kevin, Serena, Cassie, and Jake on our team,” stated Jeffrey Ames, Principal and Founder of Ames Engineering. “Each of them are a great fit with our company’s personable and professional culture and their experience is invaluable to us and our clients.”
Established in November 2013, Ames Engineering & Development Services, LLC was founded by North Dakota native Jeffrey Ames. Ames Engineering provides exceptional expertise in several key areas related to civil engineering and development. Their mission is to provide their clients engineering, surveying, design, and development services to realize their vision. To find out more information about any of Ames’ services, they can be reached at 701-369-AMES (2637) or www.AmesEng.com.