Meet The Team

Our team of honest, reliable, hard-working employees are our most important asset.

Our Experts

JAKE ELLER

Owner

They say, “Don’t step in concrete, or you’ll get stuck,” and that’s exactly what happened to Jake. After finding himself drawn to concrete work, he grabbed his buddy and a skid loader and founded Lakeside Contractors with the mission of perfecting All Things Concrete. While Lakeside has grown considerably from its two-man operation in 2015, Jake continues to appreciate the creative and strategic challenge of pouring concrete. His motto? Get things done right the first time.

When he isn’t working, Jake enjoys sponsoring and watching motocross, hunting with his wife, and teaching his two boys how to ride dirt bikes.

MASON O'NEILL

Controller

In 2019, Mason hit the ground running as Lakeside’s first office hire and hasn’t stopped since. “I enjoy the fast-paced environment. We all work hard but like to have fun at the end of the day.” With a degree in finance, Mason has a knack for numbers and oversees Lakeside’s accounting, project management, and estimating.

When he isn’t staring at numbers, Mason enjoys watching college sports (go Iowa!) and being on a lake or in the mountains with his wife and daughter.

BEAU KLAFFKE

Project Manager

Beau brings over 15 years of industry experience to Lakeside as Project Manager of Commercial Flatwork. Detail-oriented and proactive, Beau excels in analyzing project plans and anticipating challenges, ensuring that Lakeside’s crews are always well-prepared for success. He thrives on the collaborative aspects of his job and enjoys the challenge of continually answering the question, “How can we make this process more efficient?”

Outside of work, Beau loves spending time outdoors with his three daughters and traveling with his wife.

Clint Nereim

Commercial Foundations Operations Manager

Levi Thomas

Flatwork Operations Manager

Levi got his start in the industry at just 19 years old, pouring concrete for hog barns. With 20 seasons of concrete under his belt, Levi now leads the charge as Lakeside’s flatwork operations manager. He continues to appreciate the fast-paced nature of the industry and the opportunity to position projects for success as one of the first people on a job site.

Outside of work, Levi farms row crops, raises cattle, and enjoys hunting and fishing with his wife and three kids.

JASON O'BRIEN

Residential Operations Manager

Since working on his first residential foundation job shortly after high school, Jason has spent the past 25 years devoted to perfecting the craft. He loves connecting with others in the community and utilizing his knowledge to help clients build the foundation that will support the home of their dreams. With countless successful projects under his belt, Jason is especially adept at foreseeing potential challenges and developing ideal solutions for his clients.

Away from the job site, Jason, his wife, and their crew of 11 children love spending time on their acreage and being outdoors, whether that involves camping, fishing, or tinkering with cars.

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