Here's a look at a few of our key people around the country and how to contact them.
Mike 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.
Phone (816) 746-7233
Jason 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.
Phone (303) 791-3600
As 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.
Phone (816) 746-7224
Scott 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.
Phone (816) 746-7277
Jeff 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.
Phone (816) 746-7275
Tom 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.
Phone (615) 350-7975
Steve 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.
Phone (816) 746-7219
Matt 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.
Phone (816) 746-7236
Tony oversees Garney’s Central Region pipe operations throughout the Midwestern United States. He estimates, negotiates and manages operations for multiple projects throughout this area. Tony is an active member of DBIA, and is a Designated Design-Build Professional. Tony started his career with Garney in 1991 after graduating from the University of Kansas. He was appointed Senior Project Manager in 2000 and was promoted to Vice President in 2009.
Phone (770) 754-4141
Greg 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.
Phone (816) 278-5950
Mike 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.
Phone (321) 221-2830
After 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.