David Ruhland

Vice President of Operations

David currently leads the Construction Team at Centra Companies where he provides guidance and oversight of all new home construction and customer service operations across a diverse portfolio of projects. With an affinity for building strong relationships, he is a leader who empowers team members to perform at their highest potential. One of his core strengths is to systematize work into repeatable processes in order to manage risk and deliver cost-effective solutions.

Being able to respond rapidly to the fast-paced environment of new home construction, David has proven himself to be a flexible, adaptive, and problem-solving leader. He joined Centra Companies in July 2013, working in various roles from project manager to head of construction before becoming Vice President of Operations in 2020.

He got his start in the construction industry by interning at home builder in Minneapolis. Upon graduation, he became an assistant construction manager for the company and was involved in the new home construction process from start to finish including warranty management until 2004.

Between 2004 - 2013, David worked in construction across the Midwest. Some of his most notable projects include supporting a start-up builder in Sioux Falls, SD with the construction of 30 homes across three subdivisions and providing oversight of maintenance across more than 500 apartment units for a property management/maintenance company while simultaneously running the organization’s retail home services company.

David was born and raised in the Minneapolis area. He currently lives in Ham Lake with his wife and seven children in a home built by Centra. In his free time, he coaches his sons’ football and baseball teams. He loves watching and playing sports with his children and is an avid outdoorsman. Fishing, camping, hiking, traveling and classic cars are some of his favorite hobbies.