Our Sales Team

Dave Freehauf – Owner

Cell: (612) 708-3313
Email: davef@cpsreps.com
Territory: MN, ND

I began my career with CPS as a Sales Representative covering the Chicago area in 2001. The company had me relocate to northern Minnesota to cover Minnesota and the Dakota’s. In 2005 I had the opportunity to purchase part of the company and I became a principal at Construction Product Sales. Today, I oversee all aspects of the company and cover Minnesota and North Dakota. In 2000, I graduated from the Southern Illinois University with BS degree in Biology.

Anthony Kannenberg – Owner

Cell: (708) 774-4223
Email: tonyk@cpsreps.com
Territory: No./Central IL, NW IN

I started working at CPS in March of 1993 as a warehouse associate. In 1997 I
graduated from the University of Illinois – Chicago with a BA in Economics. Soon after graduation I began working as a sales representative for the company. In 2005 became a Principal of CPS and currently oversee all aspects of the business and cover Central Illinois, Northern Illinois, and NW Indiana.

Brad Hummel – Director of Sales

Cell: (630) 330-1031
Email: bradh@cpsreps.com

I began my career at CPS at the end of 2018. I grew up in Wisconsin and Iowa and then relocated to Arizona. After attending college in Arizona, I took a job as a sales representative with a coffee company that relocated me to Illinois. I got my start in the industry in 2005, first with a distributor with American Fabricator Supply Company. My focus was calling on structural and miscellaneous steel fabricators selling fasteners, tools, and accessories in the Chicagoland area. In 2011 I became a regional sales manager for CS Unitec. I covered 4 states directly and managed independent representatives in 8 other states in the Midwest and Western part of the country. I currently live in Oswego Illinois with my wife and daughter. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, fishing, and golf as well as other outdoor activities.

Brandon Renard – VP of Business Development

Cell: (651) 356-4692
Email: brandonr@cpsreps.com

I came aboard Construction Product Sales as VP of Business Development in June 2022. I am excited beyond measure to be part of such a great team. We at CPS working as a team, will continue taking what we currently do very well to the next level in all of our business facets.

Before CPS, I had an 11+ year experience with an industry leading industrial tool manufacturer as a Director of Sales. During my time there, I achieved consistent year over year top line sales growth while also gaining respectable bottom line margins and improving profitability. I lead a direct sales team while also partnering with and managing independent representative agencies/firms. I was also involved with product management/development and worked in the e-commerce channels within our customer base.

Previous to that, I worked for two independent representative firms within our current marketplace. From boardrooms to job sites and everything in between, I always am ready for the next challenge. I look forward to facing it with a firm handshake and a smile.

I am based out of the Twin Cities in MN. Outside of work, I enjoy sports, especially hockey (Go Wild!). I also enjoy snowboarding in the winter and getting out in the lake in the summer with my family.

Tyler Curtiss – Sales Representative

Cell: (218) 398-1593
Email: tylerc@cpsreps.com
Territory: MN, ND

My name is Tyler Curtiss and I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MN. I attended Grand Rapids High School and Itasca Community College and graduated in 2021 . I am very excited to be working with the CPS team! I grew up on a small hobby farm and enjoy fishing and hunting in my free time.

Matt Duesing – Sales Representative

Cell: (847) 606-6537
Email: mattd@cpsreps.com
Territory: No./Central IL, Northeast IN, MI

I began my career with CPS in 2022. I have been in construction sales nearly my entire life. As a kid, I started repairing tools for a construction supply distributor in Chicago for a couple bucks a tool. Now, nearly 30 years later, I have chosen to stay and make my career in this industry because it is something I’m truly passionate about.  I have worn many hats in the construction world including working for a General Contractor, an Outside Sales Representative for a large distribution company, and a Territory Sales Manager for large manufacturers such as Fein and Spyder. This gives me a unique perspective in solving problems. I was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. After shuffling around different areas for my career, I ended up settling on the Southside of Chicago with my daughter Elinor. In my personal time you can usually find me enjoying my other passion: playing, writing, or listening to music.

Nathaniel Hardin – Sales Representative

Cell: (708) 269-1198
Email: nateh@cpsreps.com
Territory: IA, UP of MI, WI

I started working with CPS in July of 2005 as the warehouse manager and helped with inside sales. In September of 2006 I was promoted to a sales representative covering Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2001 with a BA degree in Marketing Education and a minor in Business Administration.

Mitch Ostlund – Sales Representative

Cell: (612) 868-7001
Email: mitcho@cpsreps.com
Territory: western IA, NE, SD

I began my carreer with CPS in 2023 and am more than thrilled to be a part of it! I was born and raised just north of the Twin Cities, and I am the 2nd youngest of 5 children. In my free time I enjoy being outside in the great outdoors! I love hunting, hiking, and camping. I also enjoy riding my motorcycle and working on cars (you could say I am a bit of a motorhead).

I look forward to the journey this opportunity grants me and the great connections I plan to foster.

 God speed.

Temporarily contact Brad Hummel

Cell: (630) 330-1031
Email: bradh@cpsreps.com
Territory: KS, MO, So. IL


Greg Slone – Sales Representative

Cell: (270) 792-2372
Email: gregs@cpsreps.com
Territory: IN, KY, TN

I began my career with CPS in February 2016. I am from Bowling Green, KY and a Western Kentucky University graduate. I played baseball while on the Hill and also had the privilege of playing a couple of years of semi-pro baseball. After college, I have spent the majority of my career in the automotive business. I have owned a couple of service businesses before selling out to Valvoline. My latest adventure was Service Manager at a Chevrolet Dealership. Outside of the workplace, I have 3 beautiful kids, two girls and a boy that keeps me busy.

Jesse Wendt – Sales Representative

Cell: (715) 790-4190
Email: jessew@cpsreps.com
Territory: N. KY, OH, WV

I began working with CPS in 2008 after a friend recommended I apply for a sales position. I relocated to Cincinnati, OH, and now cover Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. My background includes living a dream in 2007 and 2008 playing in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints. I grew up on a dairy farm in northwest Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2006 with a degree in General Business Administration

What is a Manufacturer's Representative?

A Manufacturer’s Representative is a company that provides sales and service for one or several manufacturers of complementary product lines within a defined territory. These companies sell products directly from the manufacturer to wholesale and retail customers.

Benefits of working with us

CPS sales representatives cover specific geographic territories which allow them to maintain excellent relationships with our customers and know their market very well. We represent multiple complementary product lines so our customers benefit by working with one representative who handles purchasing and service needs for several manufacturers.

CPS representatives also have extensive experience in the industry and are well versed in all our product lines. We attend manufacturer trainings and trade shows such as STAFDAWorld of Concrete, and The ARA Show among others.  CPS also maintains memberships with organizations such as MANAARA, and others. These conventions and memberships allow us to gain product knowledge and stay informed of new developments within the construction industry.

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