Our Team

The White Lake Dock & Dredge team was founded in 2002 and since that time has established a reputation as a premiere environmental dredging, sediment capping, and marine contractor.  Our core team has over 100 years of combined environmental dredging, sediment capping, and marine construction experience.

 
 

Tim Briggs

senior team manager

Tim has more than 35 years of diverse experience in the environmental, chemical, dredging, and mining industries. Tim has specialized design expertise in the areas of environmental dredging,  sediment capping, soil and sediment stabilization/solidification, material handling systems, and wastewater treatment. Tim has been leading the White Lake Dock & Dredge management team since 2016.

 

Jeremy Bernhardt

Senior Operations Manager

Having worked in the industry since 1993, Jeremy offers extensive knowledge and leadership experience in the areas of construction and environmental dredging and remediation. He is specially trained as an RTK-GPS operator and NCCCO certified crane operator. Some of Jeremy’s credentials include TSA’s Transportation Working Identification Card, Merchant Mariner, Master of Steam or Motor Vessels — 100 Ton with commercial towing assistance, State of Michigan Certified Aggregate Technician, and Class A commercial driver’s license.

 

Mike Russell

Senior Project Manager & Design Engineer

As a senior project manager and maritime systems engineer, Mike is an expert in dredging and marine project management, with a specialization in hydrographic surveying. He began working in the dredging and marine construction industry in 1987. Mike is a licensed professional engineer, ACSM & HYPACK certified hydrographer, a member of ASCE, a licensed captain, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree specializing in coastal structures and processes.

 

Devon Draper

Senior Project Manager

Devon brings years of marine construction, environmental remediation, engineering and project management experience to the White Lake team that dates back to 1989. Devon is a licensed professional engineer, holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering, offering a broad experience in civil, solid waste, and sediment remediation.

 

Ben Gezon

Project Manager, QA/QC, & Health and Safety

Ben has worked on large environmental dredging, navigational dredging, and cap installation projects throughout the Great Lakes Region ranging in size from $1MM to $4MM. He is primarily responsible for all areas of project management and implementing construction QA/QC and Health and Safety programs. Ben holds a Bachelors of Science and Engineering degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

 

Bob Gezon

owner & Senior Financial Manager

With experience in business management, marine construction, and property development dating back to 1978, Bob assists the White Lake management team with unparalleled expertise in the marine industry and as well as all facets of business and financial management. As the founder and owner of White Lake Dock &  Dredge, he remains passionate about the industry after many years.