Jason Drewelow is the leader of Primus Dental. He is also the author of Making the Right Impression: The Definitive Guide to Renovating, Expanding, or Building Your Perfect Dental Practice, and speaks across the country to dentists regarding dental office projects. Over the past fifteen years, Jason has served as a strategic advisor to hundreds of doctors in a variety of situations—from practice start-ups to large group practices with multiple locations. He helps doctors establish a vision for their business, strategies for their facilities, and implement the best strategy for their specific situation. Jason’s background in real estate development makes him an asset to doctors considering any type of dental office project. Jason enjoys coaching football and basketball for his two boys and spending time with his wife, Sarah. He as two dogs, Sadie and Wrigley, and loves watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs.
Lead Architectural Designer
KC is the Lead Designer for Primus Dental. KC has over 20 years of dental office design experience, and has developed over 2,000 different dental plans in his career. His vast knowledge of dental and dental specialty offices, combined with the number of offices he’s designed, give KC a design resume few in the industry can match. KC’s design style is varied, having successfully designed dozens of both traditional and modern offices. In his free time KC enjoys biking, hiking, and camping, and is a fan of Formula 1 racing.
Chief Operating Officer
Jeff is Chief Operating Officer for Primus. He has over 25 years of project management experience both as a subcontractor and as a general contractor. Jeff’s primary focus over the last few years includes project management and field staff coaching, as well as the development and implementation of operating processes and procedures. His efforts are aimed at improving the Primus client experience and ensuring successful construction projects. Under his leadership in these areas the organization has seen sustained improvement in the abilities of both project management and field supervision and has been able to successfully expand into new markets. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Notre Dame fan.
Stephanie is the Interior Designer for Primus Dental. With over 6 years of Interior Design experience in the commercial industry, Stephanie has a vast knowledge of interior and exterior materials and finishes. Her focus is to design unique interiors that have a positive impact on the lives of her clients and their customers. Stephanie is also adept in finding creative ways to help budget-conscious clients design their dream space. Stephanie is a volunteer firefighter, and in her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her two Labs, Gunner and Zeke.
David is the Senior Project Designer for Primus Dental. He has over 20 years of design experience in a broad range of commercial project types, with a primary focus on dental offices the past 8 years. David is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C). Once the architects are done “dreaming” with you to develop that perfect design, David takes the project and turns the dream into reality by creating accurate construction documents used to build the office. Away from the office David enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, tending to their 1920’s Craftsman style home, biking, and an occasional hike.
Bryan is a project manager with Primus Companies. His interest in construction started at an early age helping his father perform projects around the house. He began his work career bagging groceries at the local grocery store at the age of 14. That job ignited a desire in him to help people. Throughout his career he has gravitated to service type companies and Primus Companies is no different with their goal “To Create Futures”. Bryan and his wife have been fostering children for over 6 years. Through that process they have adopted two children and have a total of 4 children ranging in ages of 24 to 6 years old. Bryan enjoys spending time doing anything outdoors including kayaking, cross country skiing and biking.
Thad is the Project Advisor for Primus Dental in Kansas, Nebraska, Northern Missouri and Iowa. His 20 years in business to business, bio-medical, and construction consulting provide him a great launching point to his career in serving his dental clients and the dental industry. He is passionate about helping his clients achieve the office of their dreams and a space that allows them to maximize their time and reach their individual goals and objectives. In his non-working hours, Thad enjoys family time with his wife, Kerstin, and their children and recharging his batteries fly fishing, pheasant hunting or coaching where he can.
Katie is a Project Advisor at Primus and works with clients in the Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota territories. She has over 23 years of experience in the design and construction industry and has worked with hundreds of dental and dental specialty clients, helping them achieve the office of their dreams. Katie enjoys watching her Minnesota Sports teams throughout the year but she especially enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching her daughter as she participates in basketball, volleyball and other extra-curricular activities.
Gordon has worked in the dental industry since 1998. He worked on the dental dealer side of the business as an equipment sales specialist, helping dentists with their equipment needs and new office design and buildout. Gordon began working for Primus Dental as a Project Advisor in September of 2017 serving the greater middle Tennessee area. He has four children which are his passion and greatest source of joy. Gordon loves most sports and doing just about any activity that includes his children. Those include riding his Harley, fishing, hiking, golfing, going to see a movie or spending time with friends and family.
Rich is one of the Architectural Designers for Primus Dental. Rich has over 30 years of design experience beginning in high end residential and moving into commercial and dental projects of all sizes. The depth of his project experience is asset when it comes to remodeling projects and the unique challenges they provide. Rich is at the forefront of 3D modeling and VR assisted design. In his free time Rich enjoys beekeeping and volunteering as a Big Brother.
Patrick is an Architectural Designer with over 4 years in drafting experience, ranging from mechanical to architectural design. His vast knowledge of CAD and 3D design software makes him a perfect asset in creating accurate construction documents. In his free time Patrick enjoys being outdoors, snowboarding, and traveling.
Chris is one of the Lead Architects for Primus Dental. He is licensed in Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He has over 25 years of experience designing a variety of project types and brings that vast knowledge to his designs for dental offices. Each of his designs is uniquely tailored to the needs of the individual client and the project’s location. Chris devotes a considerable amount of his free time to serving on numerous non-profit boards including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Iowa Chapter. When he finds the time, he enjoys bicycling, traveling, going to the movies and rooting for his favorite sports teams.
Paul is the Design Group Leader and one of the Lead Architects at Primus Dental. He is licensed in multiple states and has over 30 years of architectural experience. Paul’s passion is to help his dental clients achieve their vision through thoughtful and creative designs. When he is not working, Paul enjoys family time with his wife Deb and their two daughters. He also spends time remodeling their home and rooting for the Iowa State Cyclones.
Brian is a project manager with Primus Dental. Benefitting from years spent in the field as a carpenter at his father’s business and as a project superintendent with Primus, Brian made the transition to project manager and hasn’t looked back since. After graduating with bachelor degrees in Outdoor Conservation and Biology, he spent time as a commercial photographer and cinematographer before returning to his roots in the construction industry. Brian’s creative bend has served him well as a project manager, helping him find unique solutions to ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget. His even demeanor means that what you see is what you get and that each project is a stress-free and enjoyable one for his clients. Outside of work, still enjoys shooting video and photography, being in the woods hunting or fishing, and spending time with his high-school sweetheart and three kids.
Lonnie Gates is the Project Manager for Nebraska and Western Iowa and has been with Primus since June of 2014. He is a native of Lincoln where he graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Management in 1996. He has worked in commercial construction industry for over 20 years. He currently resided in Omaha, NE with his wife Kim and 5 children.
Connor is a Project Manager in the Nashville market. Connor started his construction career working for a design build firm specializing in convenience store remodels and buildouts. Working as an on site Project Manager, this position took him to all corners of the United States over the course of a 2 year period. After retiring from traveling for a living he went to work for a commercial construction company in Nashville where he dealt with ground up projects of all sizes before signing on with Primus. Connor was born and raised in Nashville, only leaving to attend college at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Connor is an avid Ole Miss Rebels and Tennessee Titans fan. When not working Connor enjoys spending time with his wife Caroline and new baby boy Gatlin Rhett. He also likes hanging out on the houseboat, cooking and experimenting on the smoker with a beer in his hand.
Nick has spent the last ten years of his construction career building dental practices for individuals in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin; dental construction has become his niche with over 150 practices completed. For the last five years Nick has been an adjunct instructor at Dunwoody College of Technology teaching the next generation of construction managers, project managers, project engineers, and job superintendents. Nick received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Bethel University and uses those same skills and techniques daily in his role as a project manager and instructor. Nick would describe himself as an introvert that has extroverted tendencies and a drive to do thing right the first time. He enjoys home-brewing beer and spending time in the beer aisle trying to find the next great beer to enjoy. When he is not working for Primus or for Dunwoody, Nick’s great joy is spending time with his wife and kids.
Dan is one of the Project Managers for Primus Dental and a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With a mechanical engineering degree from Iowa State University, Dan worked in his field of expertise for 4 years before bringing that engineering experience with him to Primus. That experience has allowed him to immediately aid in improving Primus’ internal processes. In his free time Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, remodeling his house, and being outdoors.
Dustin has 8+ years of construction experience both as a Superintendent and a Project Manager. He has a B.S. degree in Construction Management and his experience includes multi-family, historic renovations, remodels, restaurants and cycling studios. Having field and office experience, Dustin knows what it takes from start to finish to complete a successful project with a satisfied client. Dustin takes pride in providing clients with the best possible product and keeping an open line of communication through the duration of the project. When time allows, Dustin can be found hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and most important of all, spending time with his wife Tiffany and two children.