Bruce graduated with honors from Nazareth College in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. After nearly a decade working for a mechanical contractor Bruce started CSE Sheet Metal in 2001 with two other partners. By 2006, the two partners had either moved on or retired and Bruce became partners with Nick Zygadlo. The leadership and shared focus that they have is the foundation for the future of CSE Morse. Bruce has handled all kinds of sheet metal projects from custom fabrications to HVAC systems and everything in between. He has worked in all areas of the industry from Automotive, Food, Pharmaceutical, Paper, Commercial Projects, Packaging and Safety. Bruce currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Five Cities Association of Michigan and is a member of the JATC for Sheet Metal Workers Local 7, Zone 1. In his spare time, Bruce enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years and their four wonderful children.
Nick Zygadlo started his career at CSE Morse in May of 2002 as the Controller. Prior to that, Nick attended the Honors College at Michigan State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in December of 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. In the summer of 2000, Nick interned with a premier global financial advisory firm in the business valuation department. Subsequent to graduation, Nick went to work for a large public accounting firm prior to accepting the invitation to become a part of CSE Morse. Nick transitioned from controller to Vice-President/CFO and part owner in November of 2006. He believes that the technical qualifications required for any job are just that, qualifiers. He believes it’s the ability to assess each individual situation and the dynamics of the people involved that set good managers apart from mediocre ones. In his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, trout fishing, hunting, gardening and cooking.
Steve McGuire is one of our long standing employees here at CSE Morse, Inc. Steve worked for the Morse Brothers company before it was purchased by CSE Sheet Metal. At 18 Steve took the apprenticeship test to become a sheet metal worker, and passed. However, finding a job proved to be difficult. He then decided to attend a local community college and received his 2 year degree in Computer Information Systems while working at UPS. Steve finally got his break when he was hired in at Morse Brothers. After only 3 years of being an apprentice, the opportunity presented itself for Steve to become a Project Manager. Now, after 20 plus years in the industry, Steve still enjoys the complex nature of the work he does and the challenges that come along with it. What makes it all worth it for Steve? Enjoying the people he works for and the people he works with. Steve is a certified scuba diver and enjoys boating and traveling. His favorite place to visit thus far is Maui, Hawaii. Anyone who knows Steve knows what a great sense of humor he has. His infectious laugh follows him wherever he goes!
Chris Vought has worked at CSE Morse since 2004 and was promoted to Project Manager in 2012. He has worked in the sheet metal industry for the past 18 years. Having grown up in the Battle Creek area all his life, Chris knows the importance of giving back to his community. When he was younger a friend encouraged him to take the sheet metal apprentice test, which he passed and that gave him the ability to get a job locally. Having two active children let him showcase his willingness to be a leader and coach in football, basketball and baseball. The work he does with his church and his kid’s schools furthers his great reputation in our community. Chris wholly believes that “You get out of life what you put into it”, and that shows in the work that he does for our company.
Michael Brightwell is the Shop Foreman here at CSE Morse. He has been in the sheet metal industry for the past 18 years, and has been with our Company since 2012. Michael decided to follow in his family’s footsteps and become a tradesmen. While starting as an apprentice, Michael always strived to reach his goal of becoming a Shop Foreman. With his objective met, he is happy to call CSE Morse his home and we are very happy to have him. He has a sizable list of duties which include keeping the shop fully stocked with materials and supplies for jobs, managing the day-to-day operations, handling the maintenance of the building and machines and much, much, more. Michael’s ambition and his great relationships with our vendors have contributed to his success at CSE Morse. Michael is successful in his personal life as well with two caring, responsible young men as sons. They share many hobbies together which include the love of martial arts and golf.
Matt Picketts began his journey with CSE Morse in 2014. He started as a service technician and quickly advanced to managing our service department. Matt began HVAC service work in the Navy where he enlisted for two terms. Matt enjoyed the challenges of working with his tools and solving the problem at hand. His personality, leadership skills and great relationship with our customers has proven to be a great contribution to our company. Matt has overseen a variety of projects here at CSE with no project being too large or too small for him to handle. Outside of work, Matt has two wonderful sons that he enjoys spending time with as well as hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.
Assistant Service Manager
Heath Augustine is the assistant service manager and started at CSE Morse in 2018. Heath brings over seventeen years of HVAC knowledge and experience to our company. Heath plays such an important role in our day-to-day operations in the service department. His organizational skills and imperturbable nature help with his success here at CSE. Heath keeps our service department on track with scheduling, material ordering and keeping the paperwork accurate and organized. Heath loves spending time with his son as well as fishing, hunting, snowboarding and riding dirt bikes in his free time.