How It Started

BuildWitt was founded in 2018 with a simple but ambitious mission: make the Dirt World a better place. Aaron Witt was just a kid who loved construction and got a job laying pipe when he was 18. It was easy to see that some of the most interesting and talented people worked in the industry, so he started telling their stories. And it caught on. But what started with a kid and a camera has grown to so much more—an opportunity to push the industry we know and love forward to create an even #BetterDirtWorld.

What We Stand For

Dirt Focused

We’re committed to the Dirt World—the heavy civil construction, earthwork, and mining industries—because it’s the foundation for everything else. If the Dirt World stops, so does progress.

People First

People are what make our industry great. We believe they should always be treated well and empowered to lead because it’s just the right thing to do. There’s room for everyone at the table.



Leadership Is Essential

We believe everyone in the Dirt World is a leader no matter your title. We’re all responsible for stepping up and solving the problems that hold our industry back.

Stories Matter

We shine a light on the different people who make our industry great and the incredible work they do. The Dirt World has always been essential. We want to make it impossible to ignore.

Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
Make the Dirt World a Better Place.
A Better Dirt World = A Better World

The Dirt World is essential to everything, from the roads we drive on to the resources that power our homes. There’s a lot of to be proud of, but there’s also opportunity to grow. We believe if we can make the Dirt World better, we’ll make the world better. By sharing stories, sharpening leadership skills, and learning from one another, we can come together to solve our industry’s biggest problems.

Dirt World Team

Meet the team that’s in your corner.
Dustin Perrotti
Dustin Perrotti
Art Director
Ben Schwanberg
Ben Schwanberg
Vice President Of Business Development
Alex Horton
Alex Horton
Podcast Producer
Shay Hammond
Shay Hammond
Director of Web Development
Jake Pecot
Jake Pecot
Social Media Manager
Kate Gangel
Kate Gangel
Project Manager
Kara MacDonald
Kara MacDonald
Chief Information Officer
Matt Biddle
Matt Biddle
Director of Talent Acquisition
Jake Schmidtlein
Jake Schmidtlein
Chief People Officer
Kjell Gerber
Kjell Gerber
Content Producer
Aaron Witt
Aaron Witt
CEO and Founder
Chase Harris
Chase Harris
Art Director
Laurie SantaLucia
Laurie SantaLucia
President, BuildWitt Creative
Elle Verbarg
Elle Verbarg
Brand Coordinator
Matthew Briscoe
Matthew Briscoe
Content Producer
Eric Jumper
Eric Jumper
Content Producer
Dan Briscoe
Dan Briscoe
President, BuildWitt
Jessica Saylor
Jessica Saylor
Executive Assistant
Lewis Steele
Lewis Steele
Social Media
Matt Burt
Matt Burt
Sr. UX/UI Designer