Tarraf Construction Team & History


We opened our doors in July of 2001. Our first successful endeavor was with the City of Minneapolis and the MPHA performing site and concrete related work on the 990 housing units of Heritage Park with a contract value of over $500,000. Under Salah Tarraf's guidance we have experienced estimators and project managers to utilize their expertise in meeting the demands of our rapidly developing company.  We have formed solid partnerships with some of the area’s largest contractors, Veit and Mc Gough Construction.   We have earned the respect, recognition, and trust of the community by the products we deliver and the people we employee.



Community Involvement:

Salah Tarraf, President, works closely with all the local and national minority chapters and associations to further enhance the teams commitment with the Twin Cities and surrounding communities. For six years, he has actively served on the board of the NAMC (National Association of Minority Contractors) as a board member, director, and treasurer. Salah makes himself available to talk to high schools, non-profit organizations, and colleges about entrepreneurship in the construction industry. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for MEDA (Metropolitan Economic Development Association) and MEDA's advisory board.



SALAH TARRAF (Principal)                                                                                                                                                                                                              Salah is the founder and leader of Tarraf Construction and is always injecting positive energy and enthusiasm into the office.   He is a master at relationships and has helped form some of our most important partnerships.  He understands the challenges minority business owners face and makes an effort to provide mentorship to new minority owned companies.  He is a strong reason his employees call Tarraf Construction home.

KARL HINKLE (Vice President/Project Manager)                                                                                                                                                                           Karl is a results orientated Vice President with 30+ years experience in the construction industry.  He is a savvy leader who knows how to navigate the sometimes complicated channels commercial construction presents.  His project management portfolio is impressive including the Federal Express Cargo Facility at the MPLS Airport and the Candlewood Hotel in Richfield.  Karl oversees every project at Tarraf to make sure we are performing at the highest and most efficient level for our customers.

MARK FISHER (Project Manager)                                                                                                                                                                                        Mark joins Tarraf Construction with 30+ years experience as a Project Manager and Estimator in the Construction Industry.  His portfolio of completed projects is impressive and includes everything from Senior Housing to Bridge Construction.  He has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a registered professional engineer in both Minnesota and Hawaii. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CHAD BULERA (Project Manager)                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chad has an energetic management style, strong communication skills and 17+ years of construction experience.  He has a successful track record of working closely with the owner to provide value engineering, resulting in cost effective projects.  His broad knowledge and experience in stick frame, concrete and masonry buildings has been well served during his time with Tarraf Construction.