Tonia Short-Rose, Owner, President
Licensed Residential Builder
Tonia has been an integral member of the Argon team since 1998 when she started as office manager with the company. Over the past two decades, she has been a driving force in moving Argon progressively forward—fostering top-notch customer service; building a comprehensive roster of quality, highly valued services; and consistently expanding her crew of experienced, hardworking and customer-focused professionals. As president, her attention remains on continual enhancement of product and client relationships. She has been an owner since 2003.
Deean Parris, Operations Manager
Deean has been working in the construction industry since he was 14, starting as an apprentice in his uncle’s roofing and siding business. For nearly three decades, he has been hands-on in projects that range from interior remodeling to complex structural stabilization and foundation rebuild. Deean joined Argon in 2007 as an estimator. His natural ability to build positive, long-term client relationships advanced him to his current position as operations manager—where he is responsible for overseeing all work that comes through the door and helping manage the company's full crew.
Kevin Chlebek, General Foreman
Kevin has worked in the construction industry since he was 14 when he apprenticed for a neighbor’s contracting business. By age 22, he earned the role of foreman, managing $2-3M in projects. Today, in the role of general foreman for Argon, Kevin brings decades of experience to the table and has earned the reputation of being the company’s most skilled concrete finisher. With a wealth of practical, hands-on knowledge, he is an integral member of the team—managing crews on a day-to-day basis and assisting in translating projects from office to field to ensure the highest quality end product for our clients.
“The result of your work layout, the care you demonstrated in the project, and your finishing details are of the highest order. Thanks once again for a job done to perfection!”
- Elmer Benson, Ypsilanti
"Your guys do a great job! They are friendly, hardworking and work quickly–but it’s never at the expense of the quality of work.”
- Annie Ruben, Saline
“We are very happy with the quality of your work and with the entire process. You have been most pleasant and prompt in replying to questions. Thanks again!”
- Rita Slone, Ann Arbor