McCownGordon construction workers on the job

Meet the Team

Building more than buildings.

Constructing dreams daily.

When you love what you do, you find inspiration in everything. You find passion in your work so giving anything less than “everything” isn’t an option. In this business, the right team doesn’t focus on challenges — it anticipates them. The right team is right here.

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While we may pour concrete and erect steel, our real asset isn’t material at all. It’s our people. We’re all about working hard, having fun, and delivering right from the start. Serving our clients’ needs is at the forefront. It’s a way of life around here. It doesn’t take long to see why so many of our clients continue to work with us, time and time again.


At McCownGordon, we have created a culture based on trust, inclusivity, work ethic, and a genuine passion for what we do.


Our values are woven into the fabric of our carefully crafted team and create a vital foundation in offering the industry an unmatched experience.

Customer Engagement

Our team embraces a people-first way of doing business where we emphasize a high level of involvement, engaged communication and a problem-solving approach.

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Andy’s innovative problem solving makes him the right man for any job. He is a solutions-focused leader and fosters camaraderie with his project teams. Some think he gets his quick thinking and genius inspirations from his favorite childhood TV show, MacGyver.

Andy Dalbom


With Lincoln Logs as her favorite childhood toy, it’s no wonder she ended up in construction. As a safety engineer on site, Angela’s favorite part of the job is the satisfaction of seeing workers go home safely after a hard day’s work...and we’re grateful for that.

Angela Cloud

Senior Safety Engineer

Anwar has been a part of a wide array of projects in multiple markets, but he has extensive experience working with research and development clients. He is a Jayhawk through and through, but it never stops him from working with all the Wildcats in our office.

Anwar Garcia

Project Executive

Next time you see Arlen, make sure to have him show you his juggling skills! As a Market Leader, he also juggles a lot of task. Arlen is your go to for all things Civic.

Arlen Kleinsorge

Market Leader, Civic

Brandi is not your typical HR Director. She’s fun, easy to talk to, and goes above and beyond to make McCownGordon a best place to work. Leading our Wellbeing, Inclusion, and Women in Leadership committees, Brandi empowers our associates to live healthy lifestyles.

Brandi Riggs

Vice President, Human Resources

A relationship-builder from the Wichita area, Brent lives by our core values. He uses them at work, home, and on the soccer field. Brent coaches his kid’s team, and even won a gold medal in the Junior Olympics when he was 14!

Brent Castillo business development

Brent Castillo

Director, Business Development

Brian's favorite movie is Rambo, and we’re pretty sure it’s because he himself is a real-life hero having served as an officer in the US Army. Now Brian is responsible for a whole team of project management troops who provide unmatched customer service.

Brian Fuemmeler

Market Leader, Manhattan

Brian is directly responsible for McCownGordon’s overall safety and health program. Our firm believes safety is of the utmost importance and we’re proud to have Brian at the helm. In his free time, Brian serves on the school board for Lone Jack School District.

Brian Schrader

Director, Risk Management

Bridget has risen through the ranks from general laborer to managing tough projects as lead superintendent. On the job, Bridget doesn’t shy away from hard work. In construction for most of her adult life, she really enjoys her role and actually thinks it’s fun.

Bridget Johnson


Guided by a sincere passion for excellence, Chris lends experience and wisdom to project teams across the company. Working with Chris, you’ll never talk about challenges. To him, a challenge is just another great opportunity to exceed expectations.

Chris Hess

Project Executive

Chris provides results-driven leadership on his projects and is a dedicated project team member. This self-proclaimed outdoorsman has a passion for teaching his own kids about the outdoors and the value of hard work.

Chris Marquart

General Superintendent

Chris works to provide our clients guidance and budget management during the design phase. In his free time, he serves on the Builder’s Association Board of Directors and can be found with his family at the lake or biking around town.

Chris Stanton

Senior Vice President, Preconstruction

Even though Chris won’t ride on one of the motorized downtown scooters, this KC midtown-dweller still explores Kansas City and knows it like the back of his hand. He is a top-notch leader and provides innovative solutions to help meet clients’ needs.

Chris Vaeth

Vice President, Business Unit Leader

Leading our team of quality experts Clyde helps ensure quality is at its highest for long-lasting facilities for our clients. After work, you’ll find Clyde in our gym jammin’ to some tunes and lifting weights. His genre of choice? Pop Billboard Hits!

Clyde Rowe

QA/QC Executive

Coleman grew up driving construction trucks: Tonka trucks that is! The rest is history. Coleman believes in always being proactive and staying one step ahead on the project site. He is an excellent project leader on jobsites for our Manhattan office.

Coleman Henry


Daniel is a hard worker and full of camaraderie. This dedicated project engineer also has one of the best personal trivia facts. Daniel grew up in Kenya, in walking distance from a hotel known for its tallest residents: giraffes!

Daniel Karanja

Senior Project Engineer

One of our favorite things about Daniel? His ability to build trust is often accentuated by a good joke. He leads our healthcare, higher ed. and science and tech markets. A client-focused leader, he has the experience and skills to oversee these complex projects.

Daniel Lacy

Vice President, Business Unit Leader

With many years of experience working in public education, Darin is familiar with rural communities and their importance. A little-known fact about Darin: his basement got a makeover by the TLC TV-show MAKING IT HOME.

Darin Headrick

Director, Business Development

A tech-lover from day one, Dave couldn’t help but make his way from project manager to the world of virtual design and construction. He helps project teams solve challenges through 3D modeling. Interesting fact about Dave, he hasn’t cleanly shaved in 11 years.

Dave Dalbey

Virtual Design and Construction Manager

Derek leads the healthcare market for McCownGordon. His work portfolio includes projects for some of the region’s notable healthcare providers. His other portfolio includes his art, including many different wildlife drawings.

Derek Kautio

Director, Project Development

Dustin is always looking for innovative ways to make our team more efficient. He’s ingrained a technology culture at McCownGordon from day one and continues to lead the industry with the latest construction tech. Funny thing, though - he’s super low-tech at home.

Dustin Burns

Vice President, IT

Emily is a project executive turned learning and development guru. Developing our team as leaders – both professionally and personally – is her jam (along with all things procedures, management software, cross-training, and our internship program).

Emily Brown

Vice President, Talent Development

Whether she’s working out the details of a mechanical system or working out on our Peloton bike, Emily is a dedicated hard worker. She leads our engineering services department, specializing in MEP and structural services.

Emily Tilgner

Vice President, Engineering Services

Erin strategically positions our teams to pursue and win work. In her opinion, Wichita is the perfect blend of big and small cities - it offers everything you need with little traffic. She’s excited to see the city and McCownGordon evolve over the next 20 years.

Erin Seghers

Marketing Manager

Freddy’s experience working in the office and field gives him a unique perspective when working closely with project managers, estimators and superintendents. When he’s not working, Freddy’s probably sharing gardening tips or the latest microbrewery he’s visited.

Freddy Allison

Vice President, Construction Operations

Ian manages with a client-first approach, ensuring he fully understands the client’s project goals before putting a construction plan in place. Ian’s experience transfers over to his life outside work by remodeling his home for his wife and four children.

Ian Wood

General Superintendent

With extensive experience in financial planning, Jeff assists in evaluating strategic direction for the entire company. Most mornings, this workout buff can be found in our gym, but sometimes his routine appears to involve drinking coffee and watching the news.

Jeff Placek

Chief Financial Officer

Jessica helps our team stay up and running, assisting with all our construction technology and general IT needs. She supports our virtual networks, user accounts, security and more. If she’s not at a computer, she’s probably nestled up reading a good book.

Jessica Sevilla-Pullido

Technology Administrator

Jorge has a responsibility for each person on the jobsite and is passionate about sending everyone home safe each day. He not only cares about his team, but through his work with local nonprofits you can tell he cares about the community he lives in.

Jorge De La Torre

Safety Manager

Kenneth’s depth of experience in a variety of markets is second to none. Clients respect his can-do attitude while finding his sense of humor refreshing. During the summer months, you’ll find this proud grandpa boating on the lake with his family.

Kenneth Bonin

Construction Operations Manager

When visiting our Manhattan office, you’ll be greeted by Kourtney’s smile and outgoing personality. Next time you’re in town, make sure you stop by and say hi, and she can tell you about the time she ate a chocolate-covered cricket.

Kourtney Burnett

Receptionist/Project Coordinator

From being a former collegiate athlete to an avid traveler, Kyle loves to be adventurous in all aspects of her life. As a Business Development Manager, she finds many opportunities to spread charm and a positive attitude to everyone she meets!

Kyle Kennedy McCownGordon Construction Business Development

Kyle Kennedy

Business Development Manager

From building Legos as a child to his first job at age 13 in construction, Luke’s passion for building never stopped. As husband to an elementary school teacher and father of four, Luke truly understands the K-12 clients, teachers and students he partners with.

Luke Deets

Market Leader, K12

Mallory connected right when she joined the team thanks to a shared passion to better serve our community. In her own words, “It’s incredible to work for a company that truly values people and supports causes so near and dear to my heart.”

Mallory Loudenback Associate Council at McCownGordon Construction

Mallory Katzfey

Associate Counsel

Ever since he was a child, Manroj has wondered how things work. He now uses his curiosity as an engineering manager to find better solutions for our clients. A self-proclaimed foodie, he also loves to explore a new recipe at home and his wife doesn’t mind at all!

manroj sangha

Manroj Sangha

Engineering Manager

When this diehard Chiefs fan isn't going to games or spending time being outdoors with his family, Matt Glenn is your go to for all things Higher Education.

Matt Glenn

Market Leader, Higher Education

Melanie doesn’t back down from a challenge, making her perfectly suited for the role of project engineer. We bet her determination comes from working on the family farm. It probably came in handy during competitive rowing for the University of Kansas, too.

Melanie Luthi

Senior Project Engineer

Michael transitioned to construction from a finance background, giving him a unique perspective that helps him understand his clients better. Meeting him for lunch? Make sure there’s chicken fingers and grilled cheeses; he has the taste of a 5-year-old.

Michael Reardon

Project Executive

When walking his jobsite, you’ll always find Micquille smiling, no matter the situation. We still aren’t sure if it’s because he loves working here or if he’s dreaming about his next subwoofer purchase. Maybe both?

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Micquille Robinson

Field Engineer

This outgoing, energetic and motivated Kansas-native leads our office in Wichita, Kansas. Mitch’s favorite day on the job is attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and he is especially excited about the ribbon cutting for Derby High School (his own alma-mater)!

Mitch Binns

Market Leader, Wichita

Nancy is a true innovator when it comes to talent management, leadership development, associate relations, and organizational development. When she’s not working, you can find Nancy boating on the lake with her family.

Nancy Whitworth

Chief People Officer

Encouraging progress and development both at work and in the KC community, Pat serves on various boards and brings a wealth of experience to help our region thrive. In a previous life, Pat served as a U.S. diplomat and ran for statewide office.

Pat Contreras

Director, Business Development

Pegah’s been part of an array of projects from new construction to renovations for corporate offices, sports facilities and educational spaces. Even though she’s often on site, the office loves when she brings in her famous bacon wrapped dates and Persian cooking.

Pegah Karstens

Project Manager

Ramin plays an integral role in establishing McCownGordon as a leader in delivering client-focused construction management services. When he’s not busy with CEO duties, this avid photographer might be framing a perfect shot or kicking back with his wife and kids.

Ramin Cherafat

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan brings a valuable and unique perspective to the team as both a licensed architect and attorney. While Ryan says he is all business and doesn’t need a fun fact, in his spare time you’ll find him planning for his next vacation adventure with his wife and kids.

Ryan Manies

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Sara leads our K-12 market and her passion is to encourage young people to consider CTE career paths, especially for girls to consider a career in the skilled trades. Maybe it’s in her blood; her dad and two brothers also work in the construction industry!

Sara Holmes, director of business development at McCownGordon Construction

Sara Holmes

Director, Business Development

Originally from Northwest Kansas, Scott has a straightforward, get-it-done management style. His attention to detail and focus on communication allow his teams to work effectively together, resulting in highly successful projects for all team members.

Scott Richards

Construction Operations Manager

Sheri leads the overall marketing strategy and implementation, building our brand and setting us up well for strategic growth. Outside of work, Sheri spends her time watching college football or on the hunt for the best burger in KC with her husband and two sons.

Sheri Johnson

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Staphanie helps our project teams stay organized and works closely with our trade partners. It is easy to work with Staphanie thanks to her client-focus and adaptability. You’ll want to become her friend if you’re not already – she throws great dinner parties.

Staphanie Newsom

Project Coordinator

Steve provides support to ensure your project runs smoothly. He also leads our field operations, self-perform, warehouse/logistics, QA/QC and scheduling teams. What keeps this Jamaica-native relaxed through the week? Working out and being with his family and dogs.

Steve Levy

Chief Operating Officer

Tiffany works with a wide array of people as she supports the estimating team. When she isn’t helping pull together a bidder’s list, she and her family are out and about having fun. They love to attend sports events together, especially her own kids’ sports!

Tiffany Kirkwood

Senior Estimating Coordinator

Todd leads the firm’s offices in Kansas. His distinctive approach creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere and a never give-up attitude to client service. We think he gets his motivation from his favorite movies: Rudy, Hoosiers and other classic sports movies.

Todd Knight

Vice President, Regional Leader

Being detail-oriented and competitive gives Travis the drive to continually improve. It also explains why he spends his time competing in BBQ and officiating football. Travis has a wide array of experience, including as a QAQC manager and a site superintendent.

Travis Huffman

Project Executive

Whitney studied architecture and now loves her role of finding top talent to build the best buildings in the Midwest. She enjoys being active outside with her family, but if you want to see her dance, play I Wanna Dance with Somebody. It must be a Whitney thing!

whitney proctor

Whitney Proctor

Regional Human Resource Business Partner

Whether it's exercising, working on home projects, or bringing greater good to the people around him, Willy always has a vision of making something better. He joins the McCownGordon team as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

WIlly Pegues IV Vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at mccowngordon

Willy Pegues IV

Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Zach was a natural fit coming from the company who handles McCownGordon’s audit/tax services. Being a CPA, we knew he was good at counting numbers, but didn’t realize he could also count cards until our Christmas party when he walked away with all the prizes.

Zach Lang


McCownGordon is 100% Employee Owned

Employee Owners

McCownGordon has grown to more than 500 associates. Get to know some of our employee owners by reading their bios below.

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