Mike has been the Highway Commissioner of Nunda Township for the last four years. During that time, he has performed the job with integrity and hard work. He has continued to add services while reducing Nunda residents tax bills’ by $167,000 annually.

He started Iron Mike’s Excavating over thirty five years ago, right in Nunda Township. His construction and development company had employed up to twenty persons. He is a highly motivated, self-starting, people person with 35+ years of experience in managing an earthwork company and 15+ years experience building residential, commercial and industrial properties. His hands-on leadership style and on the job training of employees allows him to effectively motivate and maximise cost efficiency. His responsibilities and experience before becoming Highway Commissioner included, but were certainly not limited to:

  • Managing, supervising and overseeing sub-contractors and employees.
  • Office responsibilities including:
    • Plan reading
    • Bidding
    • Invoicing
    • Maintaining accurate paperwork
    • Maintaining accurate documentation
    • Record keeping including payroll records and permitting.
  • Residential, commercial and industrial excavating.
  • Sewer, water and storm sewer main line and service installation and repair.
  • Site work including grading, installation and testing of pipeline.
  • Road building
  • Asphalt – instal, patching, & repair
  • Road maintenance including patching and repairing roads, shoulders and swales. 
  • Plowing snow and spreading ice control. 
  • Installing and maintaining street signs.
  • Management, supervision, and coordination of up to 20 employees including scheduling and safety compliance. 
  • Commercial truck and heavy equipment operation, lease/purchase, maintenance and transportation.
  • Installing driveways and culverts.
  • Landscape maintenance – Mowing grass, installs, trimming and removal trees.  
  • Highly effective at motivating those under his supervision to work at peak productivity while expecting and getting top quality workmanship.