Our Team

Our core company team is comprised of the following talented and trustworthy individuals. Not only do we all work well together, but we also have enormous respect for each other…and a lot of fun along the way with each and every project!



Tyler Frank | Project Manager

Tyler is an integral team member, bringing many years of experience in both the residential and commercial construction industry. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Tyler and his wife moved back to Whitefish to start their careers and family. Tyler’s passion for home building came when he and his father built their first house together on Whitefish Lake Golf Course in 1996. Tyler has family roots in Whitefish that date back to the 1930’s. Whitefish is the perfect place for Tyler and his family to call home as they enjoy the numerous outdoors activities that are available here

It is great to live in such a beautiful place and be able to build such a quality product. I am extremely fortunate to be a part of this magnificent team here at Malmquist Construction. Of all the places I have worked in my career, Malmquist Construction is by far the highest of integrity, honesty, and quality. I have never seen an entire construction team with such uniformity in their passions and moral values. We have created an unbreakable bond that reminds me of my own family.


Andrew “Bear” Barinowski | Project ManagerMQStaffBearweb

Bear has been enjoying his role as project manager for Malmquist Construction since 2003. Bear settled with his family in Whitefish, after building for Samaritan’s Purse in Afghanistan. Bears’ building experience spans from Europe to various parts of the United States. After extensive research of great places to live and work, Bear and his wife chose Whitefish for its incredible quality of life. Bear is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys recreating with his wife and son.

“When I moved to Whitefish I worked for a series of local builders for three months at no charge to learn about the various teams in the area. I ended up choosing to work for Malmquist because of the team process and the products we deliver…I felt like they were doing things right. We are highly productive, and at the same time, we have a lot of fun together. We bring a lot of passion to what we do."


Paul Coulston | Project Manager

Paul brings a whole new element to the Malmquist Construction team. Paul has a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Auburn University. With his Engineering background, he can provide another perspective to our quality control process. His work ethic and attention to detail gracefully embraces what Malmquist Construction stands for. Paul is originally from Alabama and now resides in the Flathead Valley with his wife.

My wife and I visited Montana on our honeymoon in 2011 and fell in love with the area. We moved to Montana in 2012 and have enjoyed exploring all that Montana has to offer. After working as a structural engineer for 3 years, I decided to get back to my true passion of buildings custom homes. I feel very fortunate to be a part of a team that cares about their work and takes great pride in what they do.


Hayley ScheelOffice Manager

Hayley is a Breckenridge, Colorado native who moved to Whitefish and became the Office Manager for Malmquist Construction January 2017. Hayley is the operating force who makes our office run. She is responsible for all of our billing and financial systems, plus a number of other important functions and responsibilities. After working for a start up company out of college in California, she and her husband decided to move to Whitefish to be closer to family. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, canoeing and skiing.

“We have such a great team who works well together, has a lot of fun but always gets the job done. Its great to be back in a small town working with a community of local subcontractors and vendors with whom we have built relationships with and trust to produce a high quality product.”



Jeff Hays | Project Manager

Jeff came to Malmquist Construction with a very assorted background in the construction industry. His hands on experience of building homes provides him with a solid knowledge base to perform at the highest level. He previously worked for a trim carpenter in the valley and then was hired on as our on-the-job project manager. Jeff moved to Whitefish 10 years ago from Cody, WY and fell in love with the area and all it has to offer.

 "I knew the Malmquist team while working in the trades in Whitefish and always enjoyed being on their jobs. When the opportunity presented itself to become a project manager for them, I knew I couldn't pass it up.  Everyone we work with is enjoyable to be around and works hard which makes coming to work fun!"


Chris Connelly | Project Manager

Chris has a diverse construction background and brings a skill set that complements the Malmquist team.  Chris graduated from MSU with a Bachelors of Construction Engineering Technology, but much of his education has come from opportunities on the job.  Chris has been in Whitefish since 2000 and loves the mountain life in the Flathead Valley.

“I’m drawn to the to culture in the office and in the field on Malmquist projects.  Our success is built on relationships with our clients, subcontractors and team that care about our work and the community where we live.”



Dean Van Arsdale | Project Manager

Dean is new to Montana, but has been working in the General Contracting Business for 35 plus years.  He is a registered professional engineer and has worked for national and regional builders and has been an owner of a general contracting firm in Virginia.  His focus has been mainly in the commercial construction field, specializing in medical, office and institutional buildings.  His experience brings additional diversification and expertise.

 "We first came to Montana from Virginia about 15 years ago and my wife and I decided we would relocate when our personal and professional situation allowed.  We purchased a home in the area a few years ago and finally made the move.  I have been fortunate to continue my career with such an excellent established firm as Malmquist.  The dedication to the craft and professionalism of the staff confirms this was a good move and I look forward to developing new relationships with owners and subcontractors in the valley."


Will Hersom | Project ManagerMalEm2020-18-6-4x6

Hailing from the wonderful state of Vermont, Will has a very balanced background in construction with a tremendous amount of hands on experience. Will has a Construction Management degree from the University of Denver and has overseen many full home builds throughout his years in the industry.  His vast knowledge of the construction process allows Will to manage projects well and communicate effectively with sub-contractors and owners.   Will moved to Whitefish in 2013 with his family to enjoy all the wonderful things Montana, and especially Whitefish, has to offer.

“Working with Malmquist is a dream come true.  I have worked with many contractors in my life but the high ethical standards, the attention to detail, and the quality control throughout the entire building process, from excavation to final finishes, is what Malmquist does best. These qualities are what makes working for Malmquist such a wonderful opportunity and experience.  There is no one better in the Flathead Valley.”