MEET OUR CREW

Drew Martin

Co-Owner & Production Manager
As an eager teenager Drew was hired as a general laborer for a large framing contractor. Wanting more responsibility, Drew worked his way up through the company. By the time he was 20, Drew was a crew foreman. Drew and his crews worked on some of the largest residential developments in Southeast Michigan. His success came from his attention to detail and unparalleled work ethic.

As his goals were met as a crew foreman, Drew started his own construction business, DMC, Inc. He was now able to expand his skills with the flexibility and adaptability of his new smaller company. DMC worked on countless residential and commercial projects. Now as co-owner and Project Manager of Momentum Construction, Drew has successfully managed hundreds of projects, big and small. During his time off Drew enjoys being with his family. During the winter months you will often find him in Northern Michigan snowmobiling.

Adam Zylka

Co-Owner & Operations Manager

Adam Zylka has taken a hands-on approach to the building of his business. Adam started working in the construction industry as a teenager. That’s where Adam fell in love with the business and craft of homebuilding and remodeling. Upon graduating from Dexter High School, he attended Michigan State University. While earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Adam helped pay his way through school working on a rough framing crew. Upon graduating, Adam began his career working with a number of Michigan builders as a crew foreman, site superintendent, and project manager. Some of Adam’s unique carpentry skills were developed while assembling Timber Frame structures throughout the Midwest. Now, Adam is putting two decades of industry experience as Co-owner of Momentum Construction. His responsibilities at Momentum Construction include sales, estimating, office administration and much more. When not at work Adam enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, coaching baseball and most of all spending time with his family.

Eric Szalkowski

Project Manager/Carpenter

Eric began his career in the trades over twenty years ago working for a local custom home builder. Gaining much of his experience while traveling throughout Michigan and the Midwest, he quickly worked his way up to crew foreman while specializing in timber frame and Structural Insulated Panel homes. After launching his own business in 2012, Eric primarily focused on home additions and interior remodeling; he was eager to join the Momentum team as a Lead Carpenter in 2017. Today working as one of Momentum’s star Project Managers. Eric’s primary focus is crafting a quality customer experience with outstanding results. He enjoys being outdoors and woodworking and most of all spending time with his wife, Sarah and their son, Emmett.

Jeremy Chesney

Project Manager/Carpenter

Jeremy started his carpentry career right out of high school working as a laborer in a small cabinet shop in Dexter. He has spent 6 years working and learning from some of the best finish carpenters in SE Michigan. As a Carpenter for Momentum Jeremy brought an ambitious attitude along with a keen sense of detail. Making him a perfect fit for the Momentum Crew. Currently Jeremy is one of our exceptional Project Managers and excels in Customer Satisfaction. When not working he enjoys Hunting, Fishing, and Trail riding.

John Blow

Carpenter

John came to Momentum with a wealth of experience from being in the Industry for 20+ years. John owned and operated his own successful Carpentry Company in Oakland County and we are lucky to have him as part of our team. John specializes in anything done well. His attention to detail and broad range of skills provides our clients with the craftsmanship they deserve. John is an avid bowler and enjoys his Family time with his Wife and young daughter. Fun fact, John has a twin brother.

Colby Theaker

Apprentice Carpenter

Colby (aka Cheddah) joined the Momentum Family in January of 2020 and has never looked back. Initially Colby worked as a laborer and he quickly proved his worth from his great work ethic, reliability and unofficial title as “Crew Strongman”. Colby now works side by side with our Carpenters and is further developing his woodworking skills. Colby also has a gift of making everyone in the Company smile from his great sense of humor. Colby is a big music fan and enjoys frequenting local concerts.

Derric Tooman

Design Manager

Derric has always held a passion for interior design. As a kid, Derric would draw floor plans and rearrange every room in his parent’s house. After graduating from Chelsea High School, Derric turned his passion into a career by earning his Bachelors of Science in Interior Design from Eastern Michigan University.

With over eight years of interior design experience, Derric brings a wealth of knowledge on all parts of the selection process. As Design Manager with Momentum, his responsibilities include assisting clients with a vision for their project through renderings and floor plans that meet their needs, as well as assisting in the selection process to ensure that all materials meet the timelines and budgets of the project. In his free time you can find Derric working in his yard, boating, and exploring new places with his husband Jonathan.

Carter Swider

Apprentice Carpenter

After spending time working throughout Metro Detroit on a Siding Crew, Carter decided he wanted to learn more. Now that Carter has paid his dues, he is sharpening his Carpentry skills and quickly becoming more and more valuable. He shares the same strong work ethic as the rest of our Crew and we are beyond blessed to work with him. Carter enjoys Snowboarding, Beer League Hockey and hanging out with Friends. Fun fact, Adam and Carter are distant cousins.

Dustin Knightley

Apprentice Carpenter

Dustin’s first experience in the Construction Industry was as student at Pinckney High School. Dustin was part of the Construction Trades Program with other Livingston County students. Since he enjoyed what he learned, he decided to continue learning and worked for a local Countertop Fabrication Company upon High School Graduation. This experience proved to be valuable as he learned a valuable skill and it translated to a keen eye for quality. Dustin plays an important role within Momentum and we look forward to being a part of his growth. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time up north with family and friends.