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Meet our team

Carey Contracting's dedicated team strives to provide customer satisfaction.

Our Guarantee

We've made it an integral part of our business to know and understand your concerns as a homeowner and business owner. We know that you need experienced, professional support in remodeling and maintaining your properties. We pride ourselves in taking care to insure your satisfaction through:

  • Controlling costs
  • Finding solutions to problems
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Using experienced craftsmen
  • Minimizing disruptions

If there is ever anything not to your satisfaction, Carey Contracting will make it right.

My comments regarding Carey Contracting can be summed up into one word: "Impeccable." - Kathryn Scott, Kathryn Scott Design Studio      Read more...

Mike Carey, President

Mike Carey, a lifelong resident of the Iron Mountain area, founded Carey Contracting in 1986. With over 30 years of experience, Mike leads a dedicated team in providing exceptional design/build services, commercial construction, major renovations, handyman services, insurance claim repairs, and kitchen and bathroom remodeling to homeowners and businesses. Quality workmanship, technical creativity, peerless design, and a high degree of old-fashioned customer service are the hallmarks of a Carey Contracting renovation. Mike began learning his chosen craft at a young age. He counts his grandfather — a carpenter, and Gus Newberg — a commercial contractor Mike knew while growing up, as influential role models. With a growing interest in building and design, Mike earned degrees in construction management and alternative energies. After college, he gained over a decade of contracting experience. Then, in 1986, Mike decided to launch Carey Contracting. “I had an entrepreneurial spirit from 12 years old,” Mike explained. For over 20 years, Carey Contracting has helped residents and business owners build and renovate many of the properties found in the region. But Mike is also proud that he’s led Carey Contracting in integrating mission work into their business. Carey Contracting has been involved in a number of projects that have benefited people in the regional community, as well as the nation and world. Mike, a proud “fifth-generation Yooper,” hopes to continue serving his community through Carey Contracting for years to come. Mike and his wife, Colleen, have four children. In their spare time, the family can be found “in the woods,” said Mike, “enjoying many of the outdoor activities the U.P. has to offer.”

Colleen Carey, Owner, ServiceMASTER

Colleen Carey was raised in Iron Mountain, Michigan. She attended Bay de Noc College receiving a degree in Medical Records. She worked at Carey Contracting for 20 years and then worked for ServiceMASTER when she and her husband bought it in 2001. Colleen began managing ServiceMASTER in 2005. She enjoys cooking, skiing, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Mike, and their four children, Katie, Alex, Luke, and Sam.

Bob Pollock, Project Manager

Bob joined Carey Contracting in July of 2000. Bob has an extensive background in jobs of all sizes. Prior to working at Carey Contracting, Bob owned his own business, working as a handyman/carpenter in Montana, Colorado, and the Aurora/Iron Mountain area. At Carey Contracting, Bob is a handyman of many trades. With small jobs, Bob is responsible for meeting with the prospective customer, giving them an estimate, and then finishing the job. When he isn’t working on small jobs Bob can be found with the rest of the crewmembers, doing everything from rough framing to finish carpentry. Many customers have complimented Bob on his pleasant personality and work ethic. Bob and his wife, Cathy, together have 4 children, and two golden retrievers. In his spare time Bob enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, farming, hunting elk and deer, and remodeling his house.

Bernie Chiamulera, Project Manager

Bernie joined Carey Contracting in August of 1988. Bernie comes from a family line of "Master Craftsmen" making Bernie very skilled in many phases of construction. Bernie is now a Project Manager at Carey Contracting. He consistently leads his team to do the high-quality work that Carey Contracting is valued for. In his spare time, Bernie enjoys spending time with his wife, Lila, and their children. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Mike Peterson, Production Coordinator

Mike joined Carey Contracting in May of 2000. Mike has an extensive background in jobs of all sizes. Prior to working at Carey Contracting, Mike owned his own business, working as a carpenter/home builder in the Crystal Falls area. At Carey Contracting, Mike is the Production Coordinator. Mike is responsible for everything from scheduling when a new job will begin, to checking on the status of an order, to managing all crews. When Mike is not in the office doing paperwork or out inspecting jobs, he can be found working with the rest of the crewmembers. Mike has an extensive background in both residential and commercial construction and brings great organization and carpentry skills to the Carey Contracting team. Mike and his wife, Barb, have 2 sons in college. In his spare time Mike enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and refereeing sports events.

Stacy Kaiser, Design Estimator

Stacy joined Carey Contracting in March of 2008. Before joining Carey Contracting, Stacy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree for Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin -- Stephens Point. Afterwards, she worked as an Interior Designer in the Appleton and Green Bay area, then in sales at a local hardware store. Stacy enjoys working at Carey Contracting, helping customers. "I enjoy selecting materials and designing layouts for the customers, then when everything is finalized and the building process is over, it's great to see how happy they are with the end result." When Stacy is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and both extended families. She likes being outdoors, hunting, baking, and cooking.

Dale Tchkroeff, Restoration Tech

Eric Wiese, Carpenter

Eric joined Carey Contracting in February of 2004.

Rick Jacobson, Carpenter

Joined Carey Contracting in February of 2007. Rick has an extensive background in construction. Prior to working at Carey Contracting, Rick was a self-employed carpenter in the surrounding areas. He worked in remodeling and new home construction as well as installing decks, windows, doors, and roofing. Since working at Carey Contracting, Rick has used the skills he acquired to become a thorough, detail-oriented carpenter. His work is the kind of top-quality work that Carey Contracting has become known for. He is a strong asset to the team. When Rick is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Diana, and kids, Alayna. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors.

Karen Brackett, Accounting

Karen Brackett joined Carey Contracting in August 2002. She mainly handles company accounting duties such as accounts receivable/accounts payable and payroll, but also acts as administrative support – she’s often the first voice you’ll hear when calling Carey Contracting. Before joining Carey Contracting, Karen earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from NMU. She also worked in banking in the Iron Mountain/Kingsford area. Karen enjoys the work atmosphere at Carey Contracting. “The coworkers are like my extended family,” she said. Karen also noted that she is proud to work for a company with “such a good reputation.” “If a customer calls with a question or concern, someone from Carey Contracting will always get back to them,” said Karen. “And in insurance renovations, Carey Contracting is really known for handling ‘the hassle’ for you.” When not at work, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. She likes boating, going to camp, and attending the children’s sporting events.

Top 50 Award

Carey Contracting was named one of the top 50 remodeling firms in the US by Remodeling Magazine. Carey Contracting clients have only one thing in common: They all call Carey for unusual jobs. "Problem-solving is practically our niche," Carey said. Read more here.

Our Team

Dedicated team members are the secret to Carey Contracting's success.

Owned by Mike Carey, a lifelong resident of the Iron Mountain area, Carey crews have been providing exceptional skills and service to homeowners and businesses since 1986.


Design/build is a process where an entire remodeling project - from the initial design concepts and budgets to permits, regulations and zoning laws to actual construction and final walk through- are organized and performed by a single entity, a single point of responsibility. That single point is Carey Contracting.