Garney

Leadership

Garney

Here's a look at a few of our key people around the country and how to contact them.

MIKE HEITMANN

President & CEO

Phone (816) 746-7250
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Mike HeitmannMike has spent his entire career at Garney after graduating from the University of Kansas in 1990 with a degree in Architectural Engineering. The first 15 years of Mike’s career consisted of building projects in many parts of the country. Most of these projects focused on pipeline systems for the private sector. Mike developed an expertise in projects involving specialized piping materials, unique and challenging construction methods, and integrated project delivery. Mike was appointed Vice President in 2001 and returned to the company’s Kansas City headquarters in 2004. At that time, Mike shifted his focus to private and industrial business development, global company branding and marketing. In September 2011, Mike was appointed President and CEO. In this role, Mike is responsible for strategic planning, growth and employee development strategies, and setting a clear direction for Garney’s employee-owners.

 

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WAYNE O’BRIEN

COO

Phone (303) 791-3600
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WayneOBrienAs COO for Garney’s Western Region, Wayne oversees all water facilities operations including marketing, procurement, estimating, project management and negotiations. Wayne began his career in construction while studying Electrical Engineering and Construction Management at New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico. Wayne has more than 30 years of experience, and has managed and constructed numerous water and wastewater projects. Wayne brings a strong, knowledgeable background along with an unparalleled understanding of the field. Wayne was promoted to Vice President in 2007 and COO in 2011.

 

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SCOTT PARRISH

COO

Phone (816) 746-7224
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Scott ParrishScott oversees Garney’s Central Region operations, and is primarily focused on the Texas market. He estimates and negotiates new work and manages all phases of pipeline projects. Scott started with Garney in 1988 as a laborer. In 1989, he served in a management support role on water and sewer pipeline projects in Virginia, Missouri, Alabama and Texas. In 2000, he became a Senior Project Manager, was promoted to Vice President in 2009, and become COO in 2012.

 

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JASON SEUBERT

COO

Phone (816) 746-7233
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Jason SeubertJason oversees Garney’s Eastern Region which constructs water and sewer pipelines and treatment facilities from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic. Jason has been with Garney since his graduation from Central Missouri State University in 1994 and has provided leadership on some of the company’s largest and most prominent projects. Jason estimates, negotiates and manages operations for multiple projects throughout the Eastern Region. He is a tremendous team-builder, paying close attention to safety, quality and customer satisfaction. Jason was promoted to Senior Project Manager in 2000, Vice President in 2007, and COO in 2011.

 

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JEFF LACY

CFO

Phone (816) 746-7277
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Jeff LacyJeff graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri in May 1983 with a Liberal Arts degree in Accounting, Economics and Business Administration. Jeff was an auditor with McDonnell Douglas and then spent several years as the Vice President of Finance at a Kansas City grocery company. He joined Garney in May of 1994 as Controller. Jeff is responsible for organizing and directing the work of all accounting personnel. Responsibilities include the development, implementation, administration of accounting policies and maintaining internal controls. Jeff also oversees the Human Resources and Computer Systems Operations of the company. In 2009, Jeff was promoted to Vice President and was named CFO in 2011.

 

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TIMOTHY BEHLER

VICE PRESIDENT

Phone (321) 221-2830
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Tim BehlerAfter Tim graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Civil Engineering, he worked for a national general contractor for more than 15 years helping substantially grow company and divisional revenue. Tim joined Encore Construction (now Garney Construction) in 2002 as a Senior Project Manager working on a $26 million water reclamation facility in Naples, Florida. He was then promoted to Vice President of Operations, and became Senior Vice President in 2008, maintaining responsibility over all field operations. After Encore was acquired by Garney Construction in 2012, Tim was named Director and was promoted to Vice President in 2013. Tim oversees all facility projects from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic.

 

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TOM DAHL

VICE PRESIDENT

Phone (816) 746-7275
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Tom DahlTom joined Garney in May 1991. He has a degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant. Tom’s public accounting experience included clients in the construction, real estate development and manufacturing industries. He is responsible for the company’s accounting and financial reporting systems, financial planning, banking and bonding relations, and administration of the Company’s ESOP and benefit plans.

 

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STEVE FORD

VICE PRESIDENT

Phone (615) 350-7975
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Steve FordSteve is responsible for the organization and management of Garney’s Nashville-based regional operations. Steve originally began his career with Garney in 1979 after graduating from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has managed major infrastructure projects throughout the United States, and has worked in the Nashville area since 1992. In 2003, Steve opened the Garney regional office in Nashville, bringing tremendous leadership, team building and business management experience to ensure customer satisfaction. Steve was promoted to Vice President in January 2009.

 

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MATT FOSTER

VICE PRESIDENT

Phone (816) 746-7219
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Matt FosterMatt is responsible for the organization and management of Garney’s pipe operations in the Western United States. He estimates, negotiates and manages operations for multiple projects throughout this region. These projects include large diameter water and sewer pipelines in varying ground conditions. Matt is a tremendous team-builder and pays close attention to safety, quality and customer satisfaction. Matt started with Garney in 1993 after graduating from Kansas State University. He was appointed Senior Project Manager in 2000 and was promoted to Vice President in 2009.

 

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MIKE GARDNER

VICE PRESIDENT

Phone (816) 2759-3928
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Mike GardnerMike is responsible for overseeing the construction of all facility projects in the Central United States. Mike began his career in construction while studying Construction Science at Kansas State University. He has more than 24 years of experience, and has both managed and constructed numerous water and wastewater treatment projects. Mike joined Garney in 2004 and helped establish the Grimm Construction office in south Kansas City. He has served as branch manager since that time and was promoted to Vice President in January of 2011. Mike’s leadership and guidance is invaluable to his team. He contributes his keen estimating skills on projects in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.

 

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GREG HARRIS

VICE PRESIDENT

Phone (678) 736-6040
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Greg HarrisGreg graduated from Central Missouri State University with a degree in Construction Management. Greg’s prior experience includes seven years with Garney starting in 1986. He returned in 2004 after spending several years running the Atlanta operations of a major heavy civil contractor. Greg was promoted to Vice President in January of 2011. He is now involved full-time with business development activities for the entire company.

 

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TONY KEMPF

VICE PRESIDENT

Phone (816) 746-7236
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Tony KempfTony oversees Garney’s safety, employee development, and ESOP programs. He is an active member of ESCA and DBIA, and is a Designated Design-Build Professional. Tony started his career with Garney in 1991 after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Architectural Engineering. Prior to his current role, Tony spent the entirety of his career in operations as a Project Manager. He was appointed Senior Project Manager in 2000 and was promoted to Vice President in 2009.

 

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MIKE GRAEVE

DIRECTOR OF WESTERN PLANT OPERATIONS

Phone (303) 791-3600
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Mike Graeve-2Mike has more than three decades of experience in the construction industry. The majority of his career has been in the water and wastewater industry with experience in overseeing and managing a variety of project delivery methods, including design-build, construction manager at risk (CMAR), hard bid, and negotiated contracts. Prior to joining Garney in 2005, Mike was Operations Manager for a large national general contractor and also an international engineering and construction firm. During this time, Mike was involved in projects across the United States and around the world. Previously, he was part owner of a well-established mechanical and plumbing company specializing in boilers and hydronic heating systems in commercial and industrial construction. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University. He is based out of the Littleton, Colorado, office.

 

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MARK KELLY

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Phone (321) 221-2833
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Mark KellyMark’s career has been focused solely in water and wastewater construction since 1987. His experience has been both in the field constructing projects, along with managing and directing estimating teams in the preparation of cost estimates and proposals. Mark’s knowledge of water and wastewater treatment plants coupled with his experience in cost estimating and value engineering make him an invaluable resource to any project team. He has an in-depth experience with alternate project delivery methods, including design-build and CMAR, and focuses on pursuing these types of contracts as the Director of Business Development. Mark is based out of Garney’s Winter Garden, Florida, office location. He is past Chairman of FSAWWA’s Contractors Council and is a current Trustee of the organization.

 

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MEGGAN KRASE

DIRECTOR, CORPORATE CONTROLLER

Phone (816) 746-7278
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Meggan KraseAfter graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Accounting, Meggan went to work for Grant Thornton. She spent five years there as a Staff Auditor and Audit Senior before joining Garney Construction in 2006. Meggan was promoted to Controller in 2012, where she assisted Jeff Lacy, Vice President of Finance and CFO. She was then named Director–Corporate Controller in 2014. In this role, Meggan is responsible for managing the company’s accounting team, including the development, implementation, and administration of accounting policies and maintaining internal controls. Meggan is also Chair of the Systems & Reporting Council, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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STEVE MCCANDLESS

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS

Phone (816) 746-7200
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Steve McCandlessSteve joined Garney in 1979 and has spent his entire career with the company. He has provided leadership on some of Garney’s largest and most prominent projects. Steve’s experience includes overseeing and managing the construction of numerous large pipeline and plant projects. Steve started with Garney as a Project Manager and became Vice President in 1987. He was appointed Director of Special Projects in 2014, assisting and providing guidance on key projects around the country. In addition to his current role, Steve is also a key member of the company’s Safety Council. Steve exhibits expert knowledge of construction equipment, specifically hydraulic excavators, loaders, and dozers, conventional open cut underground water and sewer pipeline systems, and has particular expertise in large diameter systems and the unique challenges they present.

 

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JAY MCQUILLEN JR., P.E.

DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL OPERATIONS

Phone (831) 460-6405
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Jay McQuillenJay joined Garney in March 2015 to lead two new business initiatives. He leads Garney Federal, which pursues work in the federal market nationwide. Jay also oversees Garney’s heavy civil operations in the Western United States and Pacific. Jay joined the Garney team after a 29-year career with Granite Construction. His background includes extensive experience in government contracting and heavy civil construction throughout the Pacific Northwest, California, and Hawaii. Jay is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and Oregon State University with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon. Jay is based in Scotts Valley, California.

 

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TOM ROBERTS

DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL REPORTING

Phone (816) 746-7265
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Tom Roberts-2Tom graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1990 with a degree in Accounting and obtained his CPA license soon after. He spent 12 years in public accounting with firms in Des Moines and Kansas City before spending 10 years as CFO of a Kansas City contractor. Tom joined Garney in 2012 as Director of Financial Reporting. He helps manage the company’s accounting and financial reporting, tax compliance and reporting, banking, insurance and bonding relationships, and administration of Garney’s ESOP.

 

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BILL E. WILLIAMS

DIRECTOR OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA OPERATIONS

Phone (925) 800-1845
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Bill E. Williams-2Bill leads the Garney Pacific business unit in Livermore, California. Bill is in charge of all heavy civil projects constructed in the Northern California region. Bill’s major responsibilities include estimating, contract negotiations and personnel management. He has more than 30 years of experience in estimating and project management experience overseeing the construction of water, sewer and stormwater pipeline projects as well as water and wastewater treatment facilities. Bill joined Garney in October 2014 after spending 18 years with Mountain Cascade, Inc., based in California. Bill attended California State University and studied Mathematics. He is a long-time member of United Contractors.

 

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