Jack Boumeester
Jack_BStrong businesses need strong leaders, and through the past 30 years CASI has found its ideal leader in CEO Jack Boumeester. Fresh from his education degree at the University of Wisconsin, Jack spent the early years of his career teaching adaptive education for special-needs children and coaching physical education in his hometown of Madison. Relocating to Denver in 1979, he became part owner of a small company called Colorado Seal and Stripe. He ran the show from the field for 8 years. Today that company is a leader in the Colorado asphalt industry, publicly recognized for strong ethics and employing 140 people in the peak summer season. Along with his work family—and he does call it that—Jack cherishes his three children and four grandchildren. He’s active in his church and is involved in coaching special needs kids through the Ritchie Center. If he can squeeze in a round of golf in between it all, he’s one happy man.

 

Arlo Anderson
Arlo_ASince CASI transformed from Colorado Seal and Stripe to Colorado Asphalt Services, Inc. in 1993, it has been under the financial leadership of CFO Arlo Anderson, also a shareholder. Arlo has worked on the financial side of the construction industry since 1976. He spent his early years in Utah, earning his BS and MS in accounting at Utah State University. He lived all over—the South Pacific, Idaho, Michigan, Illinois, California, Texas—before settling in Colorado in 1986. Along with his wife, Elizabeth, Arlo’s family includes 8 grown children and 21 grandchildren. In his off hours, he enjoys gardening, woodworking, and singing—he’s involved in several chorales, including the Cherry Creek Chorale. He’s also active in the Rotary Club on both the local (past president and 10-plus-year treasurer in Commerce City) and district level.

 

Chris Boumeester
Chris_BFor Sr. VP Chris Boumeester, this truly is a family business. He’s been around CASI—with his CEO dad, Jack—since he could walk. Chris started shoveling asphalt when he was 5, and as a 10-year-old he was spending weekends helping to run equipment. During high school he was a CASI estimator, a role he continued through his early years at the University of Denver, where he earned a degree in marketing and statistics. After five years with FedEx DIA and one year with Cardinal Health Denver, he returned to the family business. As vice president, he is responsible for high-end accounts, new product development, and strategic growth. Colorado Business magazine named Chris one of the 25 most powerful salespeople in Colorado in 2009. He is active with the Better Business Bureau and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a strong supporter of the Cottonwood Institute. A married father of three, he spends his “me” time running and gardening as well enjoying and adding to his wine collection.

 

Joe Lara
Joe_LaraThe job of CASI’s on-staff engineer, VP Joe Lara, commences before the project begins. His completed site examination signals the project start. A graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, Joe grew up in the small farm town of LaJara in the southern part of the state. He joined CASI first as business developer, then was promoted to lead estimator before settling in as engineer. Both his engineering degree and natural ability to manage the estimating team make him a vital component of the CASI family. Off the clock, Joe, along with his wife and son, takes advantage of all that Colorado has to offer: biking, running, snowboarding, and camping. He also has an acute interest in wine tasting and the local food scene.
Stuart Ponting
Stuart_PontingVP Stuart Ponting heads CASI’s concrete division. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Stuart returned to Canada after earning a business degree at the University of Colorado, working in concrete sales. The call of Colorado was strong, however; in 2002 he moved back and joined CASI as an estimator, and when CASI expanded into concrete he was tapped to lead that division. Today, Stuart is responsible for four concrete crews that together work on 20 percent of CASI’s business. Stuart continues to learn every day in his job and loves that he’s constantly challenged. He’s also a believer in the “work hard, play hard” rule: he skis, mountain bikes, hikes, and plays golf. He also loves craft beers and hanging with his wife.