Meet the Crew
With 28 years of construction experience, Neil founded Revitalize Construction after moving to Helena in 2006. A certified green builder from the Green Builder College, Neil hopes to make the world a better place one home or remodel at a time.
At the age of 24, he became crew foreman for Neergaard Homes, Inc. where he was involved in the construction of more than 50 custom homes. He started his first construction business in Durango, Colorado, in 2002, providing construction management for a multi-million dollar town home project. He began remodeling homes in 2004 and found the unique challenges of working on old homes a rewarding way to marry his entrepreneurial spirit with his skills as a carpenter.
Matthieu Oppedahl is a native Helenan with diverse interests, a colorful past, and a strong penchant for reggae and ska music. He graduated from Carroll College with a B.A. in Philosophy and French and is currently pursuing a Special Education or Elementary teacher position. His professional capacities have led him through various positions: lead installer of telephony back-up power equipment, adjunct professor, store owner and operator, and currently a jack-of-all-trades at Revitalize since 2010. He and his wife, Amy VanDam, have two children, Hugo and Louise, and a Newfoundland; the whole family recently spent a year in the French side of the Basque region.
Vice President Finance and Marketing
Born and raised in Great Falls, Kim moved back to Montana from Colorado with Neil in 2006. She has a degree in communications with emphases in journalism and public relations. In 2013, she brought her experience in non-profit communications and fundraising to the private business of construction.
Ariana joined Revitalize with a strong desire to learn everything about construction and carpentry. As an aspiring "Jill-of-all-Trades" she loves the never-ending amount of skills there are to master in this industry. Ariana has bachelor's degrees in Spanish, as well as Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. Though she has yet to use these degrees, she has since been a sous chef, barista, backpacking guide, bike mechanic, and bartender. Her life goals are to be self-sufficient, well-traveled, and to never stop learning. In her next life, she would like to be a professional salsa dancer from Colombia.