Lamar Community College is excited to announce the hire of Hans Friederichs as the new Construction Trades faculty member at Lamar Community College for the upcoming school year.
“Mr. Friederichs comes with a lot of experience in construction, and he is continuing the work of creating a state-of-the-art Construction Trades program at LCC,” said Dean of Academic Services Dr. Stagner Stulp.
Friederichs will build on the work of Mr. Tim Courkamp, who has served as the program’s primary faculty member for the last two years. Mr. Courkamp is leaving LCC to return to industry and to focus full time on his own construction company, Courkamp Enterprises. However, he will continue to serve on the Program’s Advisory Committee, helping to provide direction for the program’s future.
What Courkamp and Friederichs have in common is a deep passion for students and a desire to grow Southeastern Colorado through developing a talented workforce in Construction.
“We are so fortunate to have had Mr. Courkamp’s help in re-starting the Construction Trades Program, and we feel equally fortunate to have Mr. Friederichs continue this work,” said Dr. Stagner Stulp.
Mr. Friederichs comes to this position having served as an Apprentice and Journeyman in Carpentry in New Mexico, and owned Friederichs Builders, which specialized in residential and light commercial construction, remodeling and renovation. During his time in New Mexico he won the Outstanding Outdoor Recreational Living Remodeling Project award from the New Mexico Homebuilders Association, as well as Honorable Mention for Interior Renovation and Building Addition. Friederichs has built homes in Prowers County, and served as the Prowers County Maintenance Department Head among many other roles over the last several years. He also has experience teaching. Through his business, Art By Design, Friederichs offers services in new home, building additions, remodeling and renovation design, drafting and photo rendering.
Students who enroll in Construction Trades enter a 4-semester program. Students learn the skills of carpentry, beginning with basics and advancing through certificates in Interior, Exterior, and Mastery. For more information on Construction Trades contact LCC Student Services at 719-336-1590.