EXECUTIVE 
TEAM

JIMMY CARROLL

General Manager
As the face of Ruck, Jimmy has a healthy obsession with all things construction. With a strong belief in quality and good service, he helps exceed our clients’ expectations through strategic planning and streamlined project management. Originally from South Carolina, Jimmy served 8 years in the Marine Corps and has helped develop several companies across the industry. 

In 2015, he joined Lycos, Inc. as their project manager and quickly excelled due to his hardworking, dedicated attitude and problem-solving mentality. Being surrounded by construction since a young age, Jimmy has an array of experience from running equipment, to framework, to finish carpentry. But his talent truly resides in maintaining client relationships, strategic planning, and improving company growth through collaboration and commitment to service. When he’s not in the office or on the job, you can find him creating his own custom furniture, remodeling his new home, or enjoying the outdoors camping, hiking, and boating.

PAUL NYKIEL

Project Manager
Since joining us in January, Paul has been one of the driving forces behind Ruck. From establishing strong relationships with our vendors to making sure projects are completed in an accurate and timely manner, Paul is our clients go-to guy. Beginning as a cabinet installer, Paul’s time management and critical thinking skills quickly helped him evolve into the project manager he is today. With over a decade of construction experience in a variety of positions, Paul uses his knowledge and deep understanding of the commercial construction process to help him accurately review plans and specs, create precise project estimates, and coordinate project schedules. When he’s not in the office, Paul loves to spend time outdoors with his wife and 3 kids hiking, camping, and playing catch.

LEVI CURTIS

Estimator / Engineer
As our estimator and engineer on the team, Levi provides in depth cost estimates and building plan drafts for national projects seeking specialty materials. With over 14 years of experience, Levi’s background includes a strong work history in drafting, CNC programming, engineering, design, and estimating. Originally from Lewis, Iowa, Levi’s introduction to construction started at age 14 when he started working for his father’s roof and building company. After receiving two Associate Degrees in Drafting and Design and Architectural Engineering, he dived into the construction world exploring various positions including sales, estimating, engineering, and project management. His strong attention to detail, research-oriented mindset, and consideration to the next person in the process makes Levi a valuable asset to our team. When he’s not in the office, you can find him spending time with his family, hunting, or planning his next deep-sea fishing trip to Alaska.

SAMANTHA EICKE

Administration & Marketing Manager
Samantha is responsible for assisting in developing operational processes, business development, and all things marketing. With over 10 years of marketing and business experience, Samantha has shown her ability to implement strategic marketing plans and improve company growth through her leadership, time-management skills, and strong work ethic. Most recently, she worked with our partner company, Lycos, Inc., on their marketing team as the senior marketing specialist before making the transition over to Ruck.

A true Nebraska Native, she ventured to southwestern Minnesota to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a minor in Finance from Southwest Minnesota State University where she also played on their collegiate women’s soccer team. Since then, she has held multiple positions with national companies in their marketing departments focusing on strengthening their brand awareness, market research, and business development. When she’s not in the office, you can find her spending time with her family and friends, playing sports, cheering on the Huskers, or planning her next trip.
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