Our Crew

Company Leadership

Jack Vander Meulen


Jack Vander Meulen, President of Vander Meulen Builders, has been involved in the company since 1973. Jack learned the construction business from the ground up, starting as a carpenter, assuming project management responsibilities in 1986. He has been president of the company since 1996. In addition to his leadership of the organization, Jack served as the president of the Holland Homebuilders’ Association in both 1990 and 2000. He is currently a senior executive on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of Home Builders. He is a graduate of Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan.

Aaron Vander Meulen

Vice President and Project Manager

Aaron Vander Meulen, vice president, is a project manager and estimator. Aaron has worked in the residential construction industry for more than 15 years. He is the fourth generation in the family business and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (National Association of Home Builders). Aaron earned an associates' degree as a Civil Engineering Technician from Michigan Technological University.

Crew Leaders

On-site supervision of carpenters and sub-contracted services are provided by one of the experienced crew leaders employed by Vander Meulen Builders. Each of these crew leaders has more than 15 years of carpentry experience and is a master carpenter himself, dedicated to detail and care. Crew leaders for each project supervise construction on a day-to-day basis and ensure that all work performed meets established standards.



Vander Meulen Builders employs craftsmen with combined service of more than 125 years. Six of our employees have more than 10 years of experience as carpenters. Our craftsmen are known for their consistent work quality from project to project and are knowledgeable in all aspects of the construction trade. Our on-site craftsmen bring their own skills to each project.

Ryan Westenbroek

Crew Leader

Ryan joined Vander Meulen Builders in 1999. In addition to his work at Vander Meulen, Ryan loves to build piano bars and play houses!

Mitch Hanko

Crew Leader
Mitch joined Vander Meulen Builders in 2000. He is an especially talented trim carpenter, making sure that all of the details on your cabinets, baseboards, and moldings reflect your vision for your home.

Nick Beyer

Crew Leader
Nick joined Vander Meulen Builders in 1983. He is an accomplished carpenter and all around nice guy. Nick is especially skilled at building custom cabinets and at all the fine finish details that will make your home unique. He'll listen to what you want done and apply his creativity to bringing the details all together for you. Nick is in charge of our customer care and service operations.

Bill Ganger

Crew Leader

Bill has worked in construction since 1977. As a crew leader, Bill brings excellent cabinet making and finish skills to our team, along with an ability to turn your plans into your dream home.

Beth Stone

Administrative Assistant
When you call our office, Beth is most likely the first person you will talk to. Beth brings many years of administrative support work to her job. She'll make sure your projects are organized and flow smoothly.

Joel Yonker


Joel is a 2015 graduate of Careerline Tech Center, where he studied carpentry. Joel grew up on a dairy farm in West Michigan and brings a lot of energy and hard work to everything he does.

Doug Kooiker

Partner - Subcontractor
Doug is a partner with Vander Meulen Builders, working as a subcontractor and crew leader on many of our projects. Doug has been building houses since 1978.

Dan Witteveen


After years working as a trim carpenter and independent contractor, Dan recently joined us as a carpenter. He's already making a contribution with his finish carpentry skills.

Kyle Allison

Apprentice Carpenter

Kyle is an apprentice carpenter, having recently graduated from a skilled trades program. We're excited to watch his skills develop.

Chris Green

Apprentice Carpenter

Chris joined us in 2016. He enjoys remodeling homes because he can take something old and make it into new something new that you will love. Outside of work, Chris is an active member of the community, including participating in the annual Tulip Time festival.

Eric Vanbronkhorst


Eric joined Vander Meulen Builders in May, 2016 after 22 years of carpentry and construction experience. We're glad to have a new, experienced carpenter on our crew.


Monday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday8:00AM - 12:00PM
Sunday -