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Mike Heitmann

Mike Heitmann

CEO

Scott Parrish

Scott Parrish

President

Timothy Behler

Timothy Behler

COO – EASTERN PLANT OPERATIONS

Matt Foster

Matt Foster

COO – WESTERN PIPE OPERATIONS

Wayne O’Brien

Wayne O’Brien

COO – WESTERN PLANT OPERATIONS

Jason Seubert

Jason Seubert

COO – EASTERN PIPE OPERATIONS

Jeff Lacy

Jeff Lacy

CFO

Steve Ford

Steve Ford

Vice President

Mike Gardner

Mike Gardner

Vice President

Greg Harris

Greg Harris

Vice President

Tony Kempf

Tony Kempf

Vice President

Meggan Krase

Meggan Krase

Vice President

Bill E. Williams

Bill E. Williams

Vice President

David Burkhart

David Burkhart

Director of Central Pipe Operations

Joel Heimbuck

Joel Heimbuck

DIRECTOR OF WESTERN PLANT OPERATIONS

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly

Director of Business Development

Jay McQuillen Jr., P.E.

Jay McQuillen Jr., P.E.

DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL OPERATIONS

Scott Reuter

Scott Reuter

DIRECTOR OF NASHVILLE/FLORIDA PLANT OPERATIONS

Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL REPORTING

Jeff Seal

Jeff Seal

DIRECTOR OF NASHVILLE PIPE OPERATIONS

Dan Smolik

Dan Smolik

DIRECTOR OF FLORIDA PIPE OPERATIONS

Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner

DIRECTOR OF Estimating

Bill Williams

Bill Williams

DIRECTOR OF WESTERN PIPE OPERATIONS

Fred Thornhill

Fred Thornhill

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, FEDERAL OPERATIONS

Mike Strong

Mike Strong

General Counsel

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Mike Heitmann

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.

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Scott Parrish

Scott joined Garney in 1988 as a Laborer, learning the field skills necessary to be an effective builder of water and wastewater projects. These skills proved valuable in becoming a leading Project Manager and Estimator of pipeline projects throughout his 30-year career at the company. In his role as President, Scott has oversight for all company operations, including resource management, employee development, and operational strategy. Scott has been responsible for some of Garney’s most high-profile projects, including the Vista Ridge Water Supply Project – the largest P3 water project in the history of the United States.

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Timothy Behler

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 and COO in 2015. Based in Winter Garden, Florida, Tim oversees all facility projects from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic.

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Matt Foster

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, Vice President in 2009, and COO in 2018. Matt is based in Garney’s Kansas City headquarters.

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Wayne O’Brien

As COO of 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. He is based in Garney’s Littleton, Colorado, office.

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Jason Seubert

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. Jason is based in Garney’s Kansas City headquarters.

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Jeff Lacy

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. He is based in Kansas City.

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Steve Ford

Steve is responsible for the organization and management of Garney’s Nashville and Mid-Atlantic based operations. He currently spends the majority of his time working from Garney’s Chantilly, Virginia, office. 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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Mike Gardner

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 31 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. Based in the Kansas City office, he contributes his keen estimating skills on projects in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas.

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Greg Harris

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 risk management and strategic initiatives for the entire company. Greg is based in the Alpharetta, Georgia, office.

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Tony Kempf

Tony oversees Garney’s safety and ESOP programs, and is the company’s EEO Officer. 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 and Senior Project Manager. He was promoted to Vice President in 2009 and is based in Kansas City.

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Meggan Krase

After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Accounting, Meggan went to work for Grant Thornton where she obtained her CPA license. 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 and Vice President in 2018. 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 Technology Council. She is based in Garney’s Kansas City headquarters.

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Bill E. Williams

Bill leads the Garney Pacific business unit in Tracy, 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. Bill was promoted to Vice President of the company in 2017.
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David Burkhart

David has spent his entire career with Garney, after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has constructed projects in Colorado, Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Texas, specializing in large diameter waterline installations and the CMAR project delivery method. In total, David has built more than $1 billion worth of construction projects during his career in the water industry, including several high-profile CMAR projects. As Director of Central Pipe Operations, David is responsible for overall management of the pipeline projects built in his area. He is based out of Garney’s Wylie, Texas, office.

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Joel Heimbuck

Joel joined Garney in 2005 as a Project Engineer with six years of previous experience in the power and distribution market for a national general contractor. He was promoted to Regional Operations Manager in 2013, responsible for facilitating and administrating traditional bid and alternative delivery water/wastewater infrastructure projects in the Western United States. Joel is a certified and active member of DBIA and graduated with a degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. He was promoted to Director in 2018 and is based in Littleton, Colorado.

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Mark Kelly

Mark’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 Clearwater, Florida, office location. He is past Chairman of FSAWWA’s Contractors Council and is a current Trustee of the organization.

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Jay McQuillen Jr., P.E.

Jay 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, and is the company’s Compliance Officer.

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Scott Reuter

Scott’s entire career has been focused on constructing water and wastewater treatment facilities. Scott joined Encore Construction (now Garney Construction) in 2003, following several years at a national general contractor. He was promoted to Regional Operations Manager of Nashville/Florida Plant Operations in 2013, and oversees all of Garney’s traditional bid and alternative procurement projects in these states. Scott obtained his Professional Engineering license and is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University with a degree Civil & Environmental Engineering. In addition to managing operations, Scott also serves as the chair for Garney’s Quality Control Council. He was promoted to Director in 2017 and is based out of the Winter Garden, Florida, office.

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Tom Roberts

Tom 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. Tom is based in Garney’s Kansas City headquarters.

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Jeff Seal

Jeff Seal oversees Garney’s Mid-South pipe operations covering Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Southern Indiana, and Southern Ohio. He is also responsible for Garney’s marine work, specializing in intakes, outfalls, and subaqueous pipeline crossings. Jeff is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in Civil Engineering and has spent his entire career building major infrastructure projects throughout the Southeast United States. Jeff has successfully led some of Garney’s most challenging and unique projects. He was promoted to Director of Mid-South Pipe Operations in 2017 and is based in Garney’s Nashville office.

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Dan Smolik

Dan joined Garney in 2000 following his graduation from Missouri Western State University with a degree in Construction Engineering Technology. Dan has spent his entire career managing pipeline operations in Florida. As Director of Florida Pipe Operations, he is responsible for procuring, negotiating and managing multiple traditional bid and alternative procurement projects, as well as power and industrial focused projects throughout the state. Dan is based out of Garney’s Winter Garden office, and spearheads activities for Garney’s Risk Management Council.

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Eric Wagner

Eric’s entire career has been focused solely on water/wastewater construction since building a wastewater treatment plant in 1997 as a co-op. Eric graduated from the University of Akron-Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and started working for a national treatment plant contractor. In 2004, Eric joined Encore Construction (now Garney Construction) as a Project Manager. In 2010, Eric transitioned to an estimating role. During this time, Eric has combined his field experience with estimating and considers it a true privilege to be working with the best estimators in the country. Together, this team has worked to develop estimates on many of Garney’s most prominent traditional bid and collaborative delivery projects. Eric was promoted to Chief Estimator in March 2013 and Director in May 2018. He is based in the Winter Garden, Florida, office.

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Bill Williams

Bill has been working on pipeline projects since graduating from the University of Southern Colorado with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology. He spent the first 20 years of his career building both small and large infrastructure projects along the Front Range of Colorado, before joining Garney in 2010 as a Project Manager. Bill has helped maintain one of Garney’s strongest client relationships by contributing to more than half of the projects completed for Colorado Springs Utilities, including the $112 million Southern Delivery System Program. In addition, Bill has been a part of Garney’s management team, supporting more than $215 million of pipeline projects. Upon Garney’s award of the Vista Ridge Water Supply Project in San Antonio, Texas, Bill became the project’s Operations Manager and enjoys the challenges as a part of the management team for the largest P3 water project in the history of the United States. He is currently based in Garney’s San Antonio, Texas, office.

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Fred Thornhill

Fred joined Garney in July 2015 to lead business development efforts for Garney Federal. In this role, he will be responsible for growing Garney’s presence in the Federal market. Fred brings more than 30 years of Federal business development and management experience to this role. He operates out of a Garney’s office based in Gig Harbor, Washington.

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Mike Strong

Mike is an AV rated lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in general commercial and business issues with an emphasis in construction. He specializes in risk management, claims management, and contract negotiation and execution on a national and international scale. Mike joined Garney as an employee-owner in 2017 after working with Garney as outside counsel for several years. He was previously an equity partner at Lathrop Gage and Lewis, Rice and Fingerish located in Kansas City. He graduated with a law degree from Washburn University, and a degree in political science and history from the University of Kansas. He holds professional licensure in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas, and is a member of the American Bar Association. Mike enjoys sports (especially baseball and basketball), chasing his kids around, and is fluent in German. He is based in Kansas City.

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Mark Abram

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Matt Reaves

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