President Chris Albright has over 22 years of experience in construction and has managed projects under all alternate project delivery methods in addition to standard bid-build work. He focuses on the transportation portion of KE&G’s business and his previous experience includes involvement in one of the largest freeway design-build contracts in history.
Vice President Ed Anderson has over 33 years of experience. Ed is proficient in alternative delivery methods for construction. In 2014, he has advanced his status and assumed the role of Vice President for KE&G. Ed’s ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts with owners and subcontractors is invaluable when ensuring that quality work is completed on time and under budget.
Jim Brockman who is our newest Project Manager/Estimator in the Utility Division. Jim is originally from Whitefish, Montana and grew up in construction as his Father was in the industry. Jim moved to Tucson in 2007 and was working on the Number 6 Paper Machine project in Wauna, Oregon. The last 10-years, Jim has been chasing facilities work in Arizona. Jim has three kids that live across the Western United States. His favorite food is sushi, and he enjoys hikes, gardening and traveling. His favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Rams. Please welcome Jim to the Team while he is working on Pima County JOC work.
HUMMAN RESOURCES ADMIN.
Cyndy Bryan our Humman Resources Administrator started with KE&G in 2005. She started as a Contractors Clerk and assisted to the Project Managers. Before, she came to Sierra Vista in the early 1990s and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She and her husband purchased a franchise of Sparklettes Bottled Water in Cochise County. During her free time, Cyndy enjoys spending time visiting with her grandkids and enjoying the outdoors and occasionally you might find her eating a good steak somewhere. She also really enjoys making mosaic artwork from stained glass and ceramic titles.
Mark Campbell is a Project Manager/Estimator has over 30 years of experience in heavy construction. Over the last 16 years, he has been involved in the management and estimating for commercial, residential and government projects throughout the Tucson area. His understanding of the private and public sector is evident when it comes to recognizing the opportunities for value engineering and creating cost-effective solutions to many unforeseen matters.
John Drake is our General Superintendent and has a wide range of skills varying from heavy civil underground utility installations, installing, repairing and inspecting water systems to operating heavy equipment. He has a proven track record of success in achieving time, budget and quality goals on a broad range of projects throughout Southern Arizona. Mr. Drake has served as a Superintendent for the last 18 years.
DIR. OF COMMUNICATIONS
Ramon Gaanderse is Director of Communications and comes to KE&G from nearly two decades of experience in association management which emphasized lobbying local, Statewide and at the Federal level for various industries. Ramon will continue to focus on legislation impacting the company while staying involved in community outreach, marketing, and combinations both internally and externally.
Liz Gallego is our Office Manager in Tucson came back to KE&G in 2016 as a Project Administrator. She quickly became the Office Manager. Prior to, she worked for Miramonte Homes for 15 years. And even before that, she worked for KE&G Homes & KE&G Development as Contract Administrator. During her free time, she enjoys a weekly round of Trap Shooting and an occasional ATV Ride.
FEILD SAFETY MANAGER
Sergio Gallego is our Safety Feild Manager and has over 32 years of construction experience. He joined KE&G in 1997 as a Concrete Superintendent constructing the I-19 Interchange project in Tucson, Arizona. His varied experience with concrete paving, drainage, flatwork, and structural concrete is displayed in numerous public and private development projects. In 2016, Mr. Gallego took the role of Project Manager based in Sierra Vista where he managed projects throughout southern Arizona.
Jesse Grinsteiner is a Project Manager/Est. has over 6 years of experience in the construction industry. He held a key management role in the award winning 22nd Street Sewer Augmentation CMAR Project for PCRWRD. Mr. Grinsteiner holds a BS in Construction Engineering from North Dakota State University.
Blanca Hightower is the Office Manager/Accounts Payable Admin. Blanca Hightower is our Office Manager in Sierra Vista as well as our Accounts Payable Administrator. She has been with the company since 1986 and is originally from San Manuel, Arizona. When Blanca started with KE&G, she was the Assistant to Karol George, the previous owner of the company. Blanca held various positions within the company in accounting and became the Sierra Vista Office Manager as well. Blanca enjoys cooking at home, and you might find her eating breakfast at a local eatery. Also, she enjoys reading a good book or watching a little golf wither her Husband.
Chris Kuzyk-Barnnett is our Safety Manager. With extensive safety, training and communications experience, Chris is an asset to KE&G team. With over 32 years of professional experience, she ensures that all KE&G employees’ training is within compliance with 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926 Standards, as well as many other detailed safety duties and responsibilities.
Tammy Messer is a Project Assistant. Tammy Messer, is our Project Assistant in Sierra Vista and has been with KE&G since 2011. She is originally from Oregon and moved to Southern Arizona in 1999. She was recently awarded recognition from the Arizona Department of Transportation for “Champion Award” that acknowledges her efforts for going above & beyond for her assistance with various Staff at the department. Tammy is a fan of the University of Arizona, enjoys reading and Barbee-Qing. Her favorite food is seafood.
Matt Nehrmeyer is a Project Manager/Estimator and has been in the construction industry since 1998. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. He has worked on projects ranging from installing wastewater treatment plants and pump stations, to constructing major interstate bridges and overpasses.
Jim Olson is a Project Manager/Estimator and an Army Veteran with over 25 years in the construction industry, Mr. Olson has proven himself invaluable to the KE&G team. Mr. Olson began his construction career in 1991 as a Field Foreman, advancing his career to Project Manager in various construction fields. His experience includes managing multi-million dollar projects for private developers, as well as the public/government sectors.
SR. PROJECT MNGR/EST.
Larry Saunders is our Sr. Project Manager/Estimator who has over 45 years of experience in construction and has been employed at KE&G for almost 40 years. He has over 20 years in field supervision and has served the last 25 years as estimator and project manager. In his Project Management role, Mr. Saunders has been involved in the construction of many utility and roadway projects all over southern Arizona.
SHOP EQUIPMENT MANAGER
Clint Schweigert is our new Shop Equipment Manager and started working with KE&G a few months ago in the Tucson office. Clint has a very extensive background in equipment and very familiar with the Tucson market; over a decade of direct experience. Clint is a native Tucsonan and was born at St. Josephs. He started working at a very young age for his Dad’s construction company as a laborer. Clint graduated in 1991 from Central Arizona College with an Automotive Tech degree, with an emphasis on heavy civil equipment. In Clint’s spare time, he enjoys boating, off-roading and dirt bikes, and occasionally ski’s. His favorite food is a good steak and enjoys watching the University of Arizona Men’s basketball team.
BUSINESS DEV. MNGR - MINING
Roy Smith started with KE&G last month and the second person to join the Mining Division. Roy is the Business Development Manager and is tasks are finding new mining projects, and create and continue relations with the mining industry. Roy has an extensive background in the mining and brings his expertise to KE&G and is working on projects with ASARCO, FMI, and Hudbay. Roy is from Phoenix and has Family on the Eastcoast. During the weekends he enjoys BBQing and road trips. His favorite food is his Mom’s Carolina BBQ. Roy is an Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University sports fan. Welcome, Roy!
Mike Tadeo is a Project Manager/Estimator and has been in the construction industry for over 17 years and now with KE&G Construction as a Project Manager/Estimator for just about a year. For eleven of those years he has served as the Lead Estimator. In a few short years, Mr. Tadeo was able to advance his career from a Field Laborer while taking college courses at night, to a Head Grade Checker, Dirt Foreman, to currently a Project Manager / Lead Estimator.
UTILITY DIVISION MANAGER
John Warner is our Utility Divsion Manager and possesses 42 years of Water and Wastewater public utility operation, maintenance and management experience. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing successful programs for the conveyance system and related facilities operation and maintenance. He was the manager of the only public wastewater collection system in America to achieve simultaneous triple ISO Certification.
Mr. Wilusz has 32 years in the construction industry starting as a laborer and progressing through various positions as a concrete finisher, foreman, field engineer, office engineer, project engineer, project superintendent, and project manager. During his career, he has worked across the Rockies from New Mexico to Montana, spent ten years in Afghanistan and a year in American Samoa.
Chris Weinell is our Controller and has been with KE&G since 2013 as our Controller. He has over 20 years of experience in his accounting career and has worked for a variety of clients in the construction, manufacturing, real estate and healthcare industries. Chris earned his BA and AS in New York in the early 1980s. Chris is from Long Island, New York but moved to Tucson in 1993. During his time, Chris enjoys golfing and hiking and is an avid Miami Dolphins. His favorite restaurant in Tucson is Café Poca Cosa.
Rob Zedaker is our General Superintendent in Tucson and has over 31 years of experience in all phases of construction and maintenance with experience in heavy industrial and commercial projects. He has extensive field experience, with particular expertise overseeing wastewater, flood control, pipe and treatment plant projects.