About Us

PreTek Group is a leading designer and developer of precast concrete elements and systems used in transportation infrastructure projects.  We develop, improve, and promote products that deliver outstanding value to owners as well as installers.  Benefits include fast installation, long service life, producer-direct pricing, and excellent technical support.


PreTek Group is organized to help precast concrete producers reduce risk while maximizing rewards and opportunities.

We partner with precast producers through a licensing arrangement.  Engineering, product training, promotion assistance, and technical support related to the licensed product are provided.  Products are continually improved with input from our licensees and their customers.

We work with specifiers - engineers, landscape architects and owners - to insure that our products are a good fit for the site and the budget.

 We work as part of design-build, cost reduction initiative (CRI) / value engineering (VE) teams to find money and time saving solutions.


Key Contacts


Tom Nicholson brings experience in structural engineering, prefabricated steel truss and precast concrete arch bridge engineering and construction to PreTek Group.  He  joined the company as a founding partner in 2010 after serving as a Product Manager with Dayton Superior Corporation.  He also served as an Area Engineering Manager with CON/SPAN® Bridge Systems and Project Engineer with U.S. Bridge.

Tom earned a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio University and is a registered professional engineer in several states.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).

 profile-jeffJeff Von Handorf has over 15 years experience in design, development and technical support of engineered products used in the construction industry. Prior to joining PreTek Group full time as a founding partner in 2010, he served as National Applications Engineering Manager with Dayton Superior Corporation.  He also worked 11 years with CON/SPAN® Bridge Systems, most recently as Precast Engineering Manager.

Jeff holds BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Ohio University and is a registered professional engineer in several states. He is a member of the ASCE and ASTM International.




LOCATION:  Dayton, Ohio (no relocation assistance provided)

JOB DUTIES:  Create drawings for precast and prestressed concrete transportation strcutures using automated programs in AutoCAD, MS Excel and Sketchup.  Review project drawings, site plans, specifications and manuals to determine critical details.  Create shop drawings and bill of material.  Coordinate work with other team members and staff. Work independently with little supervision.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Associates Degree or equivalent from 2-year college or technical school

Contact Us

PreTek Group          PO Box 751471          Dayton, OH  45475          800.241.0925 - Phone          937.660.6873 - Fax