Ben Wickstrom, P.E., is President and CEO of West-Michigan-based Erhardt Construction. Erhardt, established in 1962, is a commercial construction firm that performs everything from small office renovations to large projects for senior living, worship, education, manufacturing and wastewater clients.
Ben joined Erhardt Construction in 1998 after receiving a civil engineering degree from Michigan Technological University. He started as an assistant project manager and worked his way up to President in 2011. He was named CEO in 2017.
Ben is very active in the construction industry and community. He co-founded the Construction Workforce Development Alliance, which encourages talented young people to put their hands and minds to work in the construction industry.
Ben also is Chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors, Western Michigan Chapter and is a member of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers and TEC 53/Vistage. He is part of Talent 2025 CEO Council and Economic Club of Grand Rapids and is a graduate of Leadership Grand Rapids.
Ben will be speaking on construction trends in the western Michigan region, as well as the industry as a whole.