Our Leadership


John Diesslin
John Diesslin, President

John Diesslin is the President and CEO of Diesslin Structures, Inc. and has a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado. John is a lifelong Chaffee County resident and is involved with many local industry and service organizations. John oversees DSI’s commercial and residential projects, from cost estimating, scheduling, superintendent and project manager selection to constructability, labor placement, and quality control.

Kevin Diesslin, Vice President / General Superintendent

Kevin Diesslin is a lifetime Buena Vista resident and Buena Vista High School graduate. He began working for DSI as a trade foreman and has advanced to General Superintendent. Kevin is responsible for coordinating work in the field, on the spot problem solving, safety training and maintenance, quality of workmanship, and schedule adherence. He was DSI’s Superintendent on the 28 million dollar Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and also served as General Superintendent on the Salida High School project, Buena Vista Public Library, Chaffee County Jail renovation, Buena Vista True Value Store, the Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center, the Salida High School Best Grant Project and the CMC Edwards renovation, as well as many other projects.

Arden Ferris Jr., Chief Financial Officer

Arden is a C.P.A. with extensive corporate accounting experience much of it with major builders and developers such as KB homes (then Kaufman and Broad) and Simpson Housing. Arden also has experience on the equity side, partnering with and providing funds to residential builders. His public accounting experience consisted of 6 years of general audit, financial and tax work at a variety of companies from manufacturing to real estate firms to high net worth individuals. “I consider myself a team leader, mentor, coach and strategic thinker who can see the big picture as well as get deep into the details. As a lifetime skier and fisherman, avid cyclist and outdoorsman, the opportunity to join Diesslin Structures and move to Salida was a dream come true.”

Clint Mays
Clint Mays, Project Manager

Clint Mays joined DSI in mid-2013 after 30 years in General Contracting, CM at Risk and Design-Build in the Industrial, K-12, Higher Ed., Commercial Office, Hospitality and Corporate Services markets. He has a BS in Construction Management from Colorado State University and enjoys working closely with clients and designers early-on to assist the team with cost effective solutions.

Rebecca Hauser
Rebecca Hauser, Project Manager

Rebecca Hauser came to Diesslin Structures in the fall of 2013 with a bachelors degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. She spent the summer of 2013 working as the site supervisor for Chaffee Humanity and joined the Diesslin team as a project engineer later that year. Rebecca is now a project manager for both Epic Homes and DSI. She manages several custom homes each year and, in the summer of 2016, managed the HRRMC Medical Clinic and Dialysis remodels. Rebecca works very well with owners, architects, and subcontractors alike. Her ambition and fresh ideas make her an important part of the Epic Homes and DSI teams.

Chris Lake, Project Manager

Chris Lake joined DSI in Early 2017. Chris’s background includes Project Management of single family and multi-family residential projects with low pass properties. Chris is also a Master Electrician and has 16 years of progressive experience in electrical contracting, to include multi-million dollar lighting upgrade projects for the State of Colorado and the Department of Corrections. Chris brings 20 years of diverse construction experience in multiple trades to the DSI team.

Jake Bothe, Project Manager

Jake began work as a project manager for Diesslin Structures in 2016. He obtained a Construction Management degree from University of California Los Angeles. Upon graduation Jake worked as a project manager in Los Angeles for 5 years, after which he decided to move to Colorado and join the Diesslin team. Jake’s work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to successfully deliver challenging projects contribute to his success with Diesslin Structures.

Brian Smith
Brian Smith, Superintendent

Brian Smith is a Salida High School graduate. He started with Diesslin Structures, Inc. in 2004, and with hard work and dedication, has worked his way up to Superintendent. He served as Field Superintendent on the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Remodel and the Monarch Ski Area remodeling project. Brian has worked on numerous projects for DSI and has proven himself time and time again.

Frank Perri, Superintendent

Frank Perri is a Salida High School graduate, who began working as a Superintendent for DSI in 2009. Frank is an exceptional carpenter with unique personal qualities that make him a natural leader in the field. His excellent problem-solving abilities are evident in the quality of the workmanship on his projects. Frank has constructed several custom homes in Chaffee County, built a dental office in Buena Vista and the Salida Early Childhood Center Addition, and served as DSI’s Superintendent on the multi-million dollar Crestone Charter School.

Rocky Mazza, Superintendent

Rocky joined the DSI team in 2015. Rocky is the Manager of our Dirt and Utility division, and brings 15 years of comprehensive experience in utility and dirt construction to the DSI team. Rocky’s past roles include being a site superintendent for dirt and pipe on large water treatment plants, as well as utilities and road superintendent on subdivision development. Rocky is a dedicated employee with a focus on producing quality work while maintaining a safe and secure jobsite.

Ty Hickman, Superintendent

Ty Hickman was born and raised in Chaffee County and is a graduate of Salida High School. He has worked in the construction industry since 1981 and has been with Diesslin Structures, Inc. since 2005. Ty served as Superintendent on the Salida Early Childhood Learning Center project, worked as a Superintendent on the Crestone Charter School project and has successfully completed numerous custom homes.

Toby Taylor, Superintendent

Toby has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. Prior to beginning his career with DSI, he owned and operated Colorado I.C.F. Builders, specializing in larger custom ICF homes and commercial construction. Toby has worked all phases of the building process from footers, foundations, and framing to finish trim and turn key projects. Toby is meticulous and pays attention to details while building a professional relationship with each of his project owners. Toby has exceptional on-time and on budget track records with all his DSI projects including, Chisolm Park, First Presbyterian, and the Sackett Place Condos in Salida, as well as the Leadville Professional Building, and many other out of city projects.

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Glen Mussetter, Superintendent

Glen is a graduate of Buena Vista High School and began his construction career as a Tunnel Form Carpenter at the Climax Molybdenum Company in Climax, Colorado.  Working on several multi-million dollar projects in the capacity ranging from Journeyman Carpenter, General Foreman, Field Superintendant and Project Superintendent. Glen’s wide variety of knowledge is an asset to any project.

Greg Hammond, Superintendent

Greg is a life long resident of Salida and a graduate of Salida High School. His career with DSI began back in 2004 when he joined our concrete crew. Greg boasts years of experience working in large scale concrete projects such as the Salida High School, Crestone and Moffat Schools as well as The Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. In 2014, with Greg’s vast knowledge and experience he rose the ranks to become a Concrete Superintendent.