Tim Buttweiler, President and CEO
Tim has had cleaning in his blood since he was a young boy. At the age of twelve when his parents started cleaning a department store and medical clinic, he cleaned under store shelves, mopped floors, filled buckets, and otherwise served as a gopher for adult employees of the upstart company. There was no favoritism and Tim clearly worked from the ground up. Along with six years at McDonald’s this was his summer and weekend job throughout high school and college. After graduating in 1980 with a BA in Business Administration from Saint John’s University, Tim moved to Chicago, IL and worked in management for a large regional janitorial provider. His employer, KIMCO Corporation promoted him often and he moved around the country managing operations in the Quad Cities, Denver, Memphis, and Chicago. This experience proved invaluable when, in 1988, fate intervened and Tim returned to Central Minnesota to take over the family business upon his mother’s death in a vehicle accident. Since taking over as President in 1988, Tim has strived to create and develop a solid management team which has led to steady, yet managed growth in all divisions
Patricia (Buttweiler) Stang, Vice President
Patty served as Vice President from 1988 through 2005 when she stepped down to spend more time with her family and to pursue volunteer efforts. During her tenure, Patty was involved with Customer Relations, Quality Control, Human Resources, and Office Administration. After stepping away from her day-to-day involvement, Patty volunteered with Saint Cloud Hospital’s Hospice Program as a caregiver to terminally ill patients. Patty is an important part of our history and heritage and remains devoted to our long-term success.
Travis Ryan, General Manager
Travis began his career with Buttweiler Environmental in 2001 as a Site Supervisor for EnviroTech Building Services. Travis was promoted to Division Manager in 2003 and to General Manager in 2007. In 2003 he was instrumental in the re-branding process helping create three distinct divisions. Continuous Quality Improvement is integral to everything Travis does at Buttweiler Environmental yet he never loses sight of the old adage that quality is a journey – not a destination. As General Manager, Travis has primary responsibility for adding new business while at the same time ensuring the retention and total satisfaction of existing clients. His ability to be successful is due, in no small part, to a management team that shares his vision for quality and customer satisfaction. Travis helps the entire Buttweiler Environmental family of companies stay at the leading edge of the cleaning and restoration industry through his active involvement with industry associations such as the BSCAI, RIA, ISSA and the IICRC. He takes advantage of every opportunity that comes along for personal growth while increasing his knowledge base within a rapidly evolving industry. Travis’ competitive nature combined with his intense passion for the industry has helped define Buttweiler Environmental and set a standard for others to follow.
Certifications Include: Xactimate Estimating Software, Bidding & Estimating for Contract Janitorial, Carpet Cleaning & Maintenance, Certified Restoration Technician, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration, Odor Control, Mold Remediation Technician, Water Damage Restoration and Applied Structural Drying.
Ben Buzick, Division Manager for RestoreTech and HouseWorks
Ben joined Buttweiler Environmental in 2003 as a cleaner for EnviroTech Building Services while attending St. Cloud State University. Ben’s hard work and dedication quickly led to his designation as an Assistant to his Area Manager. While serving in this position he possessed and practiced recognizable qualities in the areas of leadership, communication, commitment to quality and performance, all while putting in the extra effort to accomplish the little things that customers appreciate. It was these traits that led to Ben’s promotion to a full time position as an Area Manager in 2005. As an Area Manager he continued to show a keen interest in learning as much as possible about the overall operations of the company, its various divisions and the industry as a whole. In the spring of 2008 Ben was a logical choice to assume the position of Division Manager for RestoreTech and HouseWorks. Ben is now responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of both RestoreTech and HouseWorks including bidding and estimating, project management, quality control and customer satisfaction. Some of Ben’s best attributes are his easygoing style, ability to work well under pressure, and reassuring presence when customers fear the worst after sustaining damage to their home or business.
Certifications Include: Xactimate Estimating Software, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration, Water Damage Restoration, Carpet Cleaning and Applied Structural Drying.
Brandon Kuschel, Division Manager for EnviroTech
Brandon joined EnviroTech in 2005 as a part-time cleaner while attending classes at St. Cloud Technical College. Brandon was recognized early for his strong work ethic but equally so for his passion (even exuberance) for his job and life in general. Brandon is one of those rare people who have the ability to brighten a room just by walking into it. While working as a cleaner Brandon’s managers knew they could rely on him to step up and help with special projects and fill in wherever needed. In 2007 Brandon was promoted to the position of Area Manager where he excelled due to his outstanding people skills and eagerness to learn the business. From the beginning Brandon has expressed a strong desire to grow with the company and has benefitted from his attendance at industry conventions and tradeshows where he has further broadened his knowledge of the industry. In early 2011 Brandon was promoted to his current role as Division Manager for EnviroTech where he provides direct leadership to our team of Area Managers as well as all janitorial personnel within the division. Additionally, Brandon interfaces with customers and vendors on a daily basis as well as carefully managing our materials inventory. Brandon’s long-term dedication and loyalty to customers, vendors and employees combined with his contagious enthusiasm are some of his standout qualities
Tom Galligan, Director of Human Resources and Administration
Tom began his career with Buttweiler Environmental in 1994, following graduation from St. Cloud State University with degrees in English, Education, and Psychology. Having spent three years in Maintenance at a Bible Camp during college, a part-time job in the cleaning industry seemed the perfect thing to do while substitute teaching, and “Buttweiler Janitorial” came highly recommended (an older brother was a past employee). Promoted quickly to the position of Area Manager, Tom moved into a full-time role in 1995, eventually assuming the Director of Operations position, overseeing day-to-day functions of the contract cleaning division. Tom has attended an array of classes and workshops including Dale Carnegie Training and Basic Workplace Safety. In 2001 he moved from day-to-day operations to Director of Human Resources and Administration. In part because of his great people skills ~ Human Resources was a perfect fit and allowed both Tom and the company to excel. In addition to his primary role in Human Resources, Tom oversees Office, Administrative, and Information Technology. Tom has been integral in developing safety initiatives, company policies and procedures while maintaining a careful balance between Administration and Human Resources. Having come up through the ranks Tom is uniquely qualified for his position and works diligently to hire, orient, and place the best candidates for every position.
Joyce Sholing, Director of First Impressions and . . .
Joyce has been with Buttweiler Environmental since 2005 and is often the first voice you will hear when calling our office. Her pleasant personality and professional demeanor earn our company many compliments. In this day of “automated attendants” Joyce keeps it fresh while balancing her other important duties which include daily banking, accounts receivable and accounts payable. As an integral member of our team, Joyce is ever-ready to take on special projects and loves working with numbers and spreadsheets and conducting research. Our office can be a busy place with managers coming and going all day long not to mention a steady stream of visitors and job applicants. Through it all Joyce remains calm, cheerful and professional.