Meet Our Team
Our team at Santa Inc. is ready to assist you in attaining your goals on your next project. Please reach out to us and let us show you how Santa Inc. creates value for you and your project(s).
What We Do
Safety Is Our Priority
More than a motto, safety is a part of our DNA at Santa Inc.
Leader in Quality
Experience paired with modern technology provides quality results
Family Owned & Operated
Family ownership, involved in day-to-day operations, from start to finish.
Value In Management
Developing a team of incredible people does not happen by accident. It takes years to find the “right” people with similar core values when it comes to work ethic, knowledge, passion, and principles. The management team at Santa Inc. embodies all of those principles and brings them to each of your projects.
From Pre-Construction, to Contract Negotiations, to Job Execution and Completion, our promise to you is to exceed your expectations while at all times adhering to our core values.
Our Management Team at Santa Inc. brings to our customers over 200 years of combined experience in all aspects of civil construction. We look forward to hearing about your next project.
Dirt has been in Travis’ blood from the day he was born working in construction since the age of 12. He attended Central Washington University graduating in 1997 with a BS in Business Administration. On the personal side, family is very important to Travis. He has been married to his college sweetheart Michelle for 21 years and they have three wonderful kids. He enjoys participating in parades and truck shows with the family’s 1979 Kenworth W900A model restored show truck, taking care of his lawn and yard, and enjoys grilling & smoking in the never ending quest for the best tasting BBQ.
VP/Logistics & Repair/Maintenance
From flat track racing his 4-wheeler starting at age 5, to pretty much driving anything else with wheels, Tyler naturally gravitated to being in the driver’s seat of a truck. To ensure he could put that passion to good use, he attended Central Washington University and received a degree in Business Management. This served him well as he now oversees all of the trucking/equipment, maintenance, and logistics for Santa Inc. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to continue building the Santa Inc culture and brand. Tyler lives in Kirkland, WA with his wife and 3 kids. In his free time, you can find him enjoying all the outdoors our state has to offer, or relaxing at home spending time with his family.
VP/Project Manager & Estimator
Nick has been working at Santa Inc since he was 14. He did whatever that was required of him out in the field working summers and through school gaining valuable experience up until he graduated. He attended the University of San Diego & Eastern Washington University where he uses his business degree to employ top project management & job costing skills for Santa Incorporated.
Michelle has been with the company since the beginning. Before Santa Inc., she did bookkeeping for multiple contractors with her own business for 8 years. She met her husband, Travis Santa, at CWU where she graduated in 1998 with a BS in Administrative Management. They have three kids (18,15,11) and two Labrador Retrievers. Michelle’s hobbies include anything her kids are into, BBQing with her husband, running around with her dogs, and creating signs and décor.
Lead Estimator/Senior Project Manager
Alex started his career in underground utilities as a general laborer. After graduating from Gonzaga in 2001 with a degree in Business, he received his first construction management position with a Seattle-based resort development in Mexico. He soon moved back to Seattle with his soon-to-be wife and returned to the earthwork and utilities trade. Nearly six years with Santa Inc, Alex heads our estimating and project management departments. Alex, his wife, and his 13-year-old daughter enjoy doing as much as they can in the outdoors.
JoAnn LaBorde is a seasoned and skilled administrator who has been with Santa Inc. since 2011. She brings over 25 years of accounting, payroll and office management experience. She is a team player who uses her skills and capabilities to contribute to our overall profitability and growth. On her personal time, she is very active running marathons as well as being a nutrition and fitness coach.
Chief Financial Officer
Skip is our part-time CFO, is a CPA, and has over 35 years of experience working with local and regional heavy civil contractors. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Finance. Married for 34 years to his lovely wife Suzanne, they have three daughters, a son and three grandchildren. Skip enjoys travel, spending time in Chelan and playing co-ed soccer with his kids.
Civil construction has been a part of Jeremy’s family’s life for 3 generations. Starting out as a laborer, he continually worked to gain knowledge about all aspects of civil construction including pipe. He rose quickly from a top man to pipe layer due to his can-do attitude. Eventually, he became an operator and then foreman. He started at Santa Inc. in 2013 as an operator, quickly moving up to a Forman position. A few short years later now, he is our General Superintendent. “Working for Santa Inc. has shown me having a team that works together creates an army and with an army, you can tackle any obstacle.” People that know him know he loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, and when he is not with them you can find him salmon or steelhead fishing.
Project Manager & Estimator
Rob has spent over 25 years in the construction industry, including time spent in home building, commercial construction & both dry and wet utilities. He has spent almost 5 years working on the road installing Fiber Optic Cable through 37 different states. Rob joined Santa Inc back in early 2017. His hobbies include fishing, camping, hiking and playing baseball with his 8-year-old son Gunner.
Jake has grown up in the mechanical/construction industry. First through his grandpa and now at Santa Inc for the last 10 years. Jake has learned his skills through many mentors in the industry and schooling at Lake Washington Technical College. Outside of work, Jake enjoys his time off with his wife Sarah and dogs Chevy and Miles. Jake enjoys working for Santa Inc because “it’s so family-oriented and being able to watch a company and fleet grow so efficiently is amazing.”
Steve joined Santa Inc in 2013. During his tenure at Santa Inc., he has worked himself up from a laborer to an operator and then to the rank of Forman. He continues to improve his skill set and enjoys working with people new to the industry and being able to teach them the intricacies of civil construction. He and his wife love their dogs. When he is not busy with at Santa Inc., you can find him spending time on his mountain bike and riding his Harley.
Jaime followed in his father’s footsteps by going into civil construction at age 18. He immediately knew he had a passion for earthwork & utilities. He has well over 20 years of experience in civil construction. Jaime has been with Santa Inc. for over 7 years as a foreman, “ I couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of such a well-structured and professional organization with an outstanding group of people to call family. The pride and dedication each and every employee puts forth to perform such quality work with safety being our #1 priority.” He enjoys all the technical aspects of utility installations. He prides himself on his team’s quality installations.
Ryan started running equipment at the age of 16. When Ryan first came on at Santa Inc., he was a laborer/operator and even though commercial construction and utility work was new to him, he quickly learned and moved up through the ranks. Ryan is the father of a beautiful one-year-old daughter that keeps him extremely busy. When he gets some free time he enjoys being outdoors waterfowl hunting as well and hanging out with family and friends.
Gene has been in the underground utilities industry 30 plus years. He has been with Santa Inc. since 2014. “This is the best company I have ever worked for.” In his personal time, Gene enjoys spending time with the long-time love of his life.
“At Santa Inc we strive to bring you success-driven results while leading in quality and safety-first worksites.”
Travis Santa – Santa, Inc.