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Leadership Team

Innovative Companies consists of a multi talented, diverse team of individuals, with over 120 years combined construction and outdoor environment experience. Our highly distinguished leadership team is driven by a passion for continuous improvement, state-of –the –art technologies, and innovative methods. By exceeding our clients’ expectations Innovative is able to pursue new opportunities, which allow our employees to continue their personal growth and allow our company to expand.

DARRIN LOERTSCHER - PRESIDENT, OWNER

Office:  801.260.1300   Email:  darrin@innovative-companies.com

Darrin has been the driving force in the growth and development of Innovative Companies. His father owned and operated his own landscape business where Darrin learned the trade at a very early age. Darrin began Innovative Excavation in 2001 after working more than 20 years in the landscape industry. Darrin’s ‘get it done’ attitude while working in the landscape industry, and a desire to own a multi-division company led Darrin into the heavy equipment construction arena that specialized in mass excavation and retaining walls. Further expansion of the company led to a year-round landscape and property maintenance division, hardscape stonework and design division, topsoil and gravel division and most recently producer of high quality snow ~ ice melt products with the Salt Depot division. Darrin’s optimistic attitude and ability to envision ‘innovative’ concepts, solutions and results are the platform for continued success and growth of Innovative Companies.

 


ROB PASSEY - VICE PRESIDENT, OWNER, SR. GENERAL MANAGER ~ Property Maintenance Division

Office:  801.260.1300    Email:  rob@innovative-companies.com

Rob began his career in property maintenance at an early age while mowing lawns in high school. Rob brings over 30 years experience in the landscape and property maintenance industry.  His commitment to delivering the highest level of service and his keen eye for detail has been his focus for over 3 decades.   In 2003, Darrin and Rob joined forces allowing Innovative Excavation to expand into a new division, Innovative Property Maintenance.  This expansion allowed Innovative to become a full scope company with the ability to move onto a site, begin with the excavation and end with the landscape and long term site maintenance. Under Rob’s leadership the Innovative Property Maintenance division has expanded services to include sprinkler repair and management, lawn fertilization, and property snow and ice removal which allows Innovative to provide the customer with a comprehensive year round landscape maintenance package encompassing every aspect of the property.

 


JOHN TAYLOR - GENERAL MANAGER ~ Retaining Wall Division

Office:  801.260.1300    Cell:  801.690.1952    Email:  john@innovative-companies.com

John brings over 30 years experience in construction with 20 years being dedicated to retaining walls. He specializes in both MSE retaining walls and rock retaining walls. With today’s MSE products allowing earth to be retained in a variety of systems, he consistently studies and researches new concepts and materials as they are introduced into the marketplace and implements them into the wall division, to create walls with curves, angles, steps and heights over 100’. John also specializes in installing CON/SPAN bridges and archways that provide an array of configurations’ to meet nearly any site need. John’s extensive experience in estimating and building retaining walls coupled with Innovative Excavation division’s heavy equipment creates a full scope competitive advantage that few can compete with.

 


JESS CAMPBELL - GENERAL MANAGER ~ Hardscapes Division

Office:  801.260.1300   Cell:  801.891.4696    Email:  jess@innovative-companies.com

Jess has been involved with landscape installation and design for over 15 years. His experience and knowledge in outdoor living area design and installations include but not limited to: retaining walls, fire pits and fireplaces, pool decks, patios and walkways, plant and sod installation, permeable pavers for storm water solutions and innovative stone work. Jess has earned a reputation as a result-oriented individual that delivers exceptional and innovative results. He focuses on tailoring outdoor space into wonderful landscapes and outdoor living areas. Due to his vision for growth and under his supervision, Innovative Hardscapes division was created in 2015.

 


 

ERIC MATTINSON - GENERAL MANAGER ~ Property Maintenance Division

Office:  801.260.1300    Cell:  801.971.8439    Email:  eric@innovative-companies.com

Eric is an experienced professional with 22 years of extensive background in landscape maintenance and snow removal industry. Eric joined the Innovative team in 2003, and his impact was immediate He is the go-to person for managing the year round property maintenance crews at Innovative and currently manages over 35 employees. Eric is directly involved in scheduling, routing and quality control of all of the Innovative year round maintenance properties. He is also the senior estimator for any new property bids. His experience and work ethic are invaluable to the Innovative organization and our clients.

 

 


SCOTT FOULGER - MANAGER ~ Shop

Office:  801.260.1300    Cell:  518-9578    Email:  scott@innovative-companies.com

Scott Foulger began his career with Innovative in 2007. He is ASE certified and brings 14 years mechanical diagnosis, problem-solving and repair experience to our company. Scott is one of the few people in the world, with the unique skills and dedicated craftsmanship, able to keep an entire fleet of construction vehicles and landscape equipment operating. His technical training, problem-solving abilities and talent provide the solutions that keep our companies’ vehicles and equipment operating at full speed, year round.

 

 


CRIS KOHLES - GENERAL MANAGER ~ Wasatch Topsoil Division

Office:  801.260.1300    Cell:  801.971.8426    Email:  cris@wasatchtopsoil.com

Cris started with Innovative Excavation all the way back in 2005 bringing 18 years specific experience with crushing and screening. Cris’s experience with the company has made him a tremendous resource to everyone who walks through our doors. During his time with our company, Cris has performed jobs at every level. He knows our company, the topsoil industry and clients as well as anyone in the company. He brings the highest and most creative level of service to his clientele, which he has never disappointed. With his dedication and unlimited perseverance in a competitive marketplace, Innovative Companies is fortunate to have Cris running the Topsoil Division.

 

 


KASEY JIRON - GENERAL MANAGER ~ Trucking Division

Office:  801.260.1300    Cell:  801.910.1769    Email:  kasey@innovative-companies.com

Kasey Jiron has been in the trucking industry for more than 20 years. He began with Innovative Excavation in 2003 and has been an essential part of the growth and expansion of the trucking department. He staffs and manages an experienced professional crew of 18 and provides dump truck, side dump, transport trailer and water truck services to each of the Innovative Companies 6 divisions. As the business continues to grow, he remains focused, organized with a roll up your sleeve and get it done attitude.

 

 


MARY ZARR - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

Office:  801.260.1300    Cell:  801.651.3862    Email:  mary@innovative-companies.com

Mary Zarr is an accomplished HR professional with over 25 years of HR experience. She started with Innovative in 2003 and is responsible for recruiting and retaining a high performing and motivated workforce. Mary specializes in payroll, staffing, training and talent development, safety and compliance, benefits, and administering employee recognition programs. She is tasked with aligning the human resources department goals and practices with the business goals and objectives. She is very detailed and knowledgeable and has successfully developed and implemented policies and procedures that allows for the success and growth of Innovative Companies.