Craig Ploetz is the vice president of Project Management for Northland Constructors, an infrastructure company headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, that specializes in numerous facets of highway heavy and specialty construction within the northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and parts of North Dakota region and beyond.
Craig is a 1999 graduate of South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. There he was a four-year starter for the football team and earned an All-Conference selection.
Craig started in the construction industry as a laborer and carpenter during the summer months of school. Following graduation from college, Craig accepted a position with Washington Group International where he worked as a field engineer. This work exposed him to a wide variety of heavy civil projects and the opportunity to many different locations in the United States. In 2003, Craig moved to Civil Constructors where he worked as a project manager and estimator on bridge, wastewater, and structural concrete projects throughout Colorado.
In April of 2005, Craig began working for Northland Constructors. He started as a project manager and estimator and has managed many of the company’s larger projects including the I-35 Reconstruct, Mall Area Reconstruction, Alberta Clipper Tanks, and Superior Terminal Enhancement projects.
He is a licensed professional engineer in both the state of Minnesota and California.
Craig and his wife have two children who are active in sports and academics. This has given Craig the opportunity to help coach and be involved in the community, in addition to spending any free time with his family.