Meet Our Crew

Drew Martin

Co-Owner & Production Manager

As a motivated teenager drawn to the construction industry, Drew was hired as a general laborer by a large framing contractor. Always eager for more responsibility, Drew steadily climbed the company’s ranks, ultimately becoming a crew foreman by the age of 20. Drew and his crews worked on some of Southeast Michigan’s most significant residential developments. His success at such a young age came from his attention to detail and unparalleled work ethic.

Having achieved his goals as a crew foreman, Drew took the initiative to establish his own construction business, DMC, Inc. This step allowed him to further develop his skills while benefiting from the flexibility and adaptability of his new, smaller company. DMC undertook numerous residential and commercial projects.

Now, as the co-owner and Project Manager of Momentum Construction, Drew has effectively overseen hundreds of projects, both large and small. During his time off, Drew enjoys being with his family and during the winter months you will often find him in Northern Michigan snowmobiling.


Adam Zylka

Co-Owner & Sales Manager

Adam discovered his passion for homebuilding and remodeling while starting in the construction industry as a teenager. After graduating from Dexter High School, Adam pursued his education at Michigan State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management.

During his time at Michigan State, Adam didn’t just focus on academics; he also helped pay his way through school by joining a rough framing crew. After 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.

He is now putting over two decades of industry experience to work as co-owner of Momentum Construction. Adam’s responsibilities include sales, estimating, office administration, and more, all while applying the expertise he’s gathered throughout his career. Outside of building Adam enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, coaching baseball and most of all spending time with his family.


Emily Bastion

Senior Designer

Emily grew up with a love of interior design. Her mom was an architectural draftsperson, and when her parents built their home in 1997, the world of interior design was opened to her. She loved to pour over wallpaper books with my mom (and still does!) and tag along for construction site visits. She later went on to study interior design at Michigan State’s CIDA accredited program.

After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts degree, she spent the first decade of her career working in commercial/retail design downtown Detroit, where she perfected my skills in spatial planning and fixture design. After her world shifted in 2020, due to both the pandemic and motherhood, Emily pivoted towards her original passion of residential design. Emily now leads our design team. She resides in Dexter with her husband and two boys.


Derric Tooman

Designer/Cabinet Expert

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.


Brad Rowley


Brad’s path to the Momentum Team is a unique one. After earning his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Accounting, he worked for a number of years in the corporate world. Through the ups and downs of that experience, he felt a change was needed. So Brad and his Family relocated to Florida and he pursued his passion in the food service industry as a waiter. Once you meet Brad, you will understand he flourished in this profession, as he is a natural at taking care of people.

After 5 years away from the Mitten, Brad returned and joined the Momentum Team. His valuable skill set of accounting and hospitality has provided our team and clients incredible value. Brad is a resident of Ann Arbor. Fun fact: You can find Brad bartending at Homes Brewery from time to time…if you’re lucky.


Erin Ray

Project Coordinator

Erin’s career in construction has primarily been on the design side of things. Erin earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. She has a wealth of experience working in Architecture and maintains her Architect License in Michigan and Illinois. But, sometimes we all need a change.

Through enjoying some projects with Momentum as an Architect, Erin joined our Team to try something new. Erin’s key role at Momentum is coordinating projects from Sales through Project Start. This entails a lot of organization and facilitating, which are her strengths. Erin resides in Northville with her Husband and two sons. In her free time she enjoys traveling and running.


Jeremy Chesney

Project Manager

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.


Matthew Nicholas

Project Manager

A childhood spent in a decade-long family home-building project and inspired by PBS’s “This Old House” series, Matthew dreamed of being an architect and started his career in home construction when he was fifteen. During his studies in Construction Management at Eastern Michigan University, home design fell away as he chose instead to focus on acquiring first-hand knowledge of building techniques and artisanal skills, becoming a journeyman carpenter. He is one of the rare few who has learned every home-building skill from setting foundations through fine finish-carpentry and is always learning new ways to build and create homes.A recent addition to Momentum, Matthew brings twenty-five years of experience in the building/remodeling industry and a decade spent in project management to our projects. Along with an acumen for architecture and design, as a Project Manager he strives for professionalism and positive client experiences in our building and remodeling projects.

Eric Kennedy

Project Manager

Eric has worn many hats on his journey to us at Momentum. He’s a home woodworker, tinkerer, and DIY’er since he was just a kid, as a laborer at 11 years old with his dad as an electrician’s apprentice. After a stint in the broadcasting industry, he went to college and earned a master’s degree in Secondary Education. He taught High School Science for 16 years, then worked with the Metroparks teaching kids about nature. He served 6 years on his local school board, while taking up full-time handyman work and home renovations with a small construction outfit. After 7 years of renovating and 4 years of co-ownership, Eric moved in with us as Project Manager.

Eric is a consummate outdoorsman who enjoys camping, RV’ing, and all things nature related. He keeps his hands dirty as a gardener and is an obsessed bass fisherman. He considers himself a foodie and a craft beer connoisseur (bordering on snob). Eric resides in South Lyon with his very tolerant wife, brilliant daughter and her 2 felines: Winnie and Pluto.

Eric Szalkowski

Crew Foreman & Master 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.


John Blow


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 family time with his wife and young daughter.

Fun fact, John has a twin brother.


Carter Swider


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 rriends. Fun fact, Adam and Carter are distant cousins.


Dustin Knightley


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.


Andrew Perrydore


Andrew comes to Momentum with a well rounded background in the construction industry. After High School he worked on many commercial projects as an HVAC fabricator. However, over time his passion for crafting and more rewarding work led him to the residential side of the business. Andrew worked for close friend of his as a carpenter and his hard work provided a pathway to start managing projects. Andrew moved to Momentum to be closer to his home in Saline while continuing his career in residential remodeling.

Andrew spends most of his free time with his wife and sons. He has recently been pushing to start a new Momentum hockey team since 50% of employees played…we will see what happens.


Owen Zylka


Owen attends Pinckney Community High School, but spends his Summers and off-days as part of the Momentum Production team. Don’t let his quiet demeanor fool you, he’s a hard worker on the job and it carries through to his academics. Owen is also a member of Pinckney High School Basketball and Baseball programs, as well as the National Honors Society.

Someday Owen will figure out his career path, until then, we enjoy having him. In his free time Owen enjoys fishing, dirt bikes, snowmobiling and hunting.


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