McCownGordon Construction adds Manhattan market leader

Todd Knight Continues in Vice President Role, Relocates to Wichita

Brian Fuemmeler manhattan, kansas construction

Manhattan, KS. (June 3, 2020) – McCownGordon Construction added a Market Leader to its Manhattan office, promoting Brian Fuemmeler to the new role. Fuemmeler brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the new position, including nearly six years with McCownGordon. As Market Leader, Fuemmeler will manage the Manhattan office, working directly with clients to deliver exceptional service, helping to grow the business and providing overall leadership for the team in Manhattan.

As part of this change, Todd Knight, Vice President and Business Unit Leader, will relocate to Wichita later this summer, where he will continue to be heavily involved in providing strategic leadership for both of McCownGordon’s Kansas offices.

“Brian brings tremendous expertise and experience to the Manhattan office, having run our Veloxity division for the last couple of years, ” said Knight. “He has already begun to embed himself into the community and I have no doubt he will make an impact on our team, clients and the Manhattan community.”

“As we continue to grow our company, it made sense for Todd to lead his business unit work from the Wichita office, where we see opportunities to grow throughout the region,” said Ramin Cherafat, chief executive officer. “With Brian leading our Manhattan office and Mitch Binns leading our Wichita office, Todd can focus on strategic growth.”

Knight and Fuemmeler will work together during the next six to eight weeks to ensure a smooth transition for clients and associates in Manhattan. Fuemmeler brings a similar leadership style and a passion for the values and client-focused business philosophy of McCownGordon.

Fuemmeler’s experience encompasses corporate, K-12, civic, federal, cultural healthcare, science and tech, and higher education work. He spent two years as an officer in the United States Army on active duty and served an additional 11 in the Army Reserves/National Guard while starting his construction career. Fuemmeler earned his B.S. in criminal justice from Washburn University and an A.A.S. in construction management from Metropolitan Community College. He is a member of the International Facilities Management Association and has received numerous awards from the Kansas City Business Journal, AIA and DBIA for his work.