Thomas J. Roche
President & CEO
Tom Roche is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Roche Constructors. As the CEO, Tom’s primary role is to provide leadership and overall direction for the company. Additionally, he formulates plans and policies to achieve corporate objectives and fulfills Roche’s commitment to its employees, clients, and communities. His professional affiliations include Associated Builders & Contractors, International Council of Shopping Centers, and Retail Contractors Association.
Tom and his wife Faith have raised three sons – Patrick, A.J., and Thomas – and now enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. Away from work, Tom is a member of the City of Greeley Police Department Chief’s Advisory Committee and participates in Pittsburg State University’s School of Construction Leadership Council. He is a founding board member of Salida del Sol Academy and an honorary lifetime member of the University Schools Board of Governors. He is also the founder of the P.B. Roche Memorial Baseball Training Facility. Tom is a Colorado Rockies fan, and in his free time, he enjoys biking and spending time outdoors.
Vice President of Operations
Carlin Nafziger is the Vice President of Operations for Roche Constructors. He started at Roche in 1986 after receiving encouragement from his stepfather to pursue a career in the construction industry. As the VP of Operations, Carlin provides high-level oversight of the operations and project management departments. During his tenure with Roche, Carlin has overseen the construction of $2 billion worth of projects across various market sectors. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds numerous safety and stormwater certifications.
In his free time, Carlin enjoys outdoor family activities like camping and watching the Denver Broncos.
Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer
Matt Notter is the Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer for Roche Constructors. He started at Roche as a senior accountant in 2008 after earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming. As the CFO, Matt’s primary role is to provide oversight and leadership of the company’s accounting, IT, finance, human resources, and field equipment needs. Matt is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) and is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association and Institute of Management Accountants.
Matt enjoys home improvement projects, playing basketball and softball, hiking, biking, and trail running. When he’s not rooting on the Denver Broncos during football season, he relaxes by enjoying some of Colorado’s amazing beer selection.
Valorie S. Martensen
Valorie Martensen started with Roche as a receptionist 36 years ago. Not coming from a construction background, she used a construction dictionary that she kept next to her phone so when she was taking messages she had a resource for construction terms complete with definitions and pictures! She is now a Vice President and is responsible for acquiring new work, working with the estimating team to deliver preconstruction and construction proposals, managing projects, and building and growing business relationships. Her professional affiliations include the Associated Builders & Contractors, Retail Contractors Association, and International Council of Shopping Centers. She is also a member of the Advisory Board at Frontier House and the Construction Management Advisory Board at Aims Community College.
When she’s not at work, Val enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves to travel, enjoys music, and has been known to run a few 5Ks!
Director of Preconstruction
A.J. Roche is the Director of Preconstruction for Roche Constructors. He joined the family business in 2014 with the desire to continue the legacy of the company. After completing his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Northern Colorado, A.J. earned a master’s degree in energy management from the New York Institute of Technology. His primary responsibilities include identifying new business opportunities. This role requires meeting with potential clients and following up on leads. He works with the local municipalities to navigate entitlements and permitting while also soliciting and selecting design consultants. A.J. is also the president of the Patrick B. Roche Memorial Foundation and a Posse member of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.
A.J. is a Denver Broncos fan and enjoys attending sporting events. When not working, A.J. loves spending time with his kids, golfing, traveling, and binge-watching The Office.
Director of Marketing
Katie Winter is the Director of Marketing for Roche Constructors. She started her career at Roche in 1998 while enrolled at the University of Northern Colorado. Her early days were spent as an intern assisting in a variety of departments. During her final year at UNC, Katie assumed the role of marketing coordinator and earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing. In 2008, she was promoted to her current role as Director of Marketing. This position has a wide range of responsibilities that help her maintain the company’s image while providing guidance and leadership to the marketing department. Her role requires preparing RFQs/RFPs, creating and maintaining marketing collateral, and overseeing the corporate website and social media accounts.
When she’s not working, Katie loves to spend time with her family, read, and watch Harry Potter and Marvel movies. During the summer, she enjoys camping, hiking, and riding ATVs.
Thomas started with the company in 2010 as a college intern. He moved into the full-time position of Project Engineer in 2012 and has since put in the work to advance in the company – he was promoted to Superintendent in 2016, Project Manager in 2017, and finally to Operations Manager in 2022. As Operations Manager, it’s Thomas’s responsibility to work with Vice President of Operations Carlin Nafziger to ensure the success of each project, from preconstruction to project completion.
Thomas and his wife have three children, and outside of work, they spend much of their time chasing those kids, including coaching their various sports teams. In his free time, Thomas enjoys following Colorado’s professional sports teams, watching Duke University basketball, and binging The Office or Parks and Rec.
Senior Project Manager
Greg Lockwood is a Senior Project Manager for Roche Constructors. Greg started with Roche in 1994 as a project engineer and has worked his way up to his current position. Greg not only trains and mentors new project managers, he also acts as a resource to assist Roche’s project managers to ensure the success of the project teams in meeting the expectations of the clients. When running his own projects, Greg is responsible for the overall success of the project and works hard to meet schedules and control costs. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Cincinnati and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Since joining Roche, he has worked on projects totaling $600 million.
In his free time, Greg enjoys hiking, camping, and skiing and spending time with his family. His favorite sports team is the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Senior Project Manager
Jesse grew up hearing only great things about Roche from his father who worked closely with the company.. This high regard led him to intern with the Roche team during the completion of his undergraduate degree, after which joining the team full-time as a Project Engineer in 2003. From there, Jesse has climbed the ranks – he was promoted to Assistant Project Manager in 2010, Project Manager in 2011, and Senior Project Manager in 2022. In this role, Jesse’s key responsibilities are managing project budgets and schedules to ensure the success of the projects he is managing.
Jesse and his wife have four 4 children, and some of his favorite activities include watching his children play sports, spending afternoons on the golf course, binging episodes of Ozark, and like a true Coloradoan, making sure to catch the Broncos game.
Senior Project Manager
With over 18 years in the industry, Sean brings a great deal of experience to the Roche team. Sean joined the company in 2005 as a Project Engineer, was promoted to Project Manager in 2009, and is now one of our Senior Project Managers. As such, he plays a crucial role in the success of our projects.
Sean completed his education at the University of Colorado, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Additionally, he’s certified in Stormwater Management & Erosion Control and is a certified LEED Accredited Professional BD+C. In his free time, Sean enjoys traveling to watch his favorite football and baseball teams play in other cities.