Cal-Tex Companies Chief Operating Officer Mike Toepfer is using his decades of experience in construction management to mentor Minnesota State Mankato students who are working toward a degree in Construction Management. The program is sponsored by the Minnesota Contractor’s Association.

“I’ve been in the construction industry since the mid 1970s and have managed more than one billion dollars in construction projects. I felt a responsibility to help give back some of that knowledge to future construction managers and help them make smart decisions once they graduate and start working in the construction industry.”

The goals of the mentoring program include:

  • Give the student an appreciation of the day-to-day practice of construction and the role(s) that the student is likely to fill in his or her early career
  • Inform the student about industry trends and make this information a part of the preparation of the student’s Plan of Study.
  • Serve as a networking opportunity.