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TIM KLAES

Owner / Managing Partner

As Owner and Partner of Paragon Construction, Tim Klaes serves as the Director of Construction with executive oversight and management responsibilities, including pre-construction services, estimating, project management, strategic planning, procurement and business development.

With more than 25 years of construction experience, Tim is a forward-thinking, hands-on leader with knowledge in multiple sectors of construction management, military lodging/housing, hotel/hospitality, demolition and environmental abatement.

Tim began his career in 1998 after graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining Paragon Construction, Tim spent more than a decade in construction engineering and project management for a General Contractor in Grand Rapids, MI. Key project experience ranges from construction of IHG Army Hotels, Holiday Inn Express and JW Marriott, to remodels for Meijer Superstores throughout the Midwest. In addition, Tim has managed military housing and hotel projects, averaging $10-15 million per project, nationwide and in Puerto Rico. These projects include Camp Pendleton in San Diego and Fort Lee, VA.

Outside of work, Tim has three primary passions: family, community and running. He and his wife, Kimberly, reside in Grand Rapids and are the proud parents of two boys. From coaching his sons’ sports teams to competing in long-distance races, Tim enjoys staying active. A former cross-country runner for Michigan State, he completed a 60-mile run in 2012 from his alma mater in East Lansing to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Tim – whose father and grandfather were veterans – is committed to the ongoing support of military outreach programs for active duty service members, military families and veterans.