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Construction firm hires director of market strategy

April 24, 2019
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Arlen-Dean Gaddy
Arlen-Dean Gaddy. Courtesy Erhardt Construction

A general contractor in the area has named its new director of market strategy.

Ada-based Erhardt Construction hired Arlen-Dean Gaddy for the role, according to the firm last week.

“I’m excited to really serve in this capacity with Erhardt,” Gaddy said. “The company is so instrumental in the resurgence of downtown Grand Rapids in the past decade, and we’re looking to expand on that, increase our presence and the quality of our work.”

Gaddy has over 25 years of experience in business development.

Previously, he served as national director of business development at Lambert & Co. and leader of client relations at Varnum Consulting.

“Arlen’s unique skills in client development, sales growth and leadership make him a great addition to the Erhardt team, as we continue to grow our company, while serving our clients and community,” said Ben Wickstrom, president and CEO, Erhardt Construction.

Gaddy serves on numerous boards, including for Make-A-Wish Michigan, the Michigan Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Inner City Christian Federation.

He holds a B.S. in operations management from The Ohio State University.

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