Kristine Hutera

Kristine Hutera

Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer

Kristine graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Major in Communication and a Minor in Business Administration and Psychology. When she began working at Empirehouse in 2005, her focus was to understand not only the business but the glazing industry as a whole by working in many facets of the business including, Architectural Sales, Risk Management, Human Resources, and Accounting. In 2008 Kristine became the Corporate Treasurer where she directed her attention to the development and implementation of the generational transition. Today as Chief Executive Officer and Treasure, she continues to work hard with the Empirehouse Team to implement new plans and procedures into the Empirehouse future. Connect with Kristine on LinkedIn»

Michael Gilbert

Michael Gilbert

President

Since 1999, Mike has worked in all aspects of Empirehouse, from installation to production to sales to marketing and operations. As President, Mike is known for providing TEAM solutions to complex issues and creating an environment where exceptional innovative problem solving and integrity are paramount. Mike provides leadership and strategic direction through safety, quality, design, construction, and administrative initiatives and has been instrumental in the succession planning of the Empirehouse transition from the second to the third generation. Mike has studied Construction Management at the University of Wisconsin STOUT and Family Business at the University of St. Thomas. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn»

James Bringle

James Bringle, CDT

General Manager and Corporate Secretary

As an essential part of the team since 1984, James has been involved in every aspect of Empirehouse: drafting, estimating, project management, business development, and leadership as General Manager beginning in 2002. James and the leadership team keep our core values of teamwork, innovative, and going above and beyond on the forefront of every decision they make so that it resonates in everything we do as a Company. As Corporate Secretary, James has recently joined the Board of Directors. He holds a degree in Architectural Drafting and Estimating from Dunwoody Technical Institute. Connect with James on LinkedIn»