Chris Albright has 25 years of experience in construction and has been involved in one of the most significant freeway design-build contracts in history. He is now the President of KE&G Construction. Also, Chris assisted in leading several award-winning projects. Although Chris has been in Tucson for several years he graduated with a B.S., Construction Management, Minor, Safety Management, from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Chris is also not shy supporting various community events by being the board president of the Southern Arizona Construction Career Days.
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.
DEVELOPMENT DIVISION MANAGER
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.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
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.
With over 13 years of experience in professional Office Management and a track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments, Liz skillfully manages a wide range of administrative duties and IT support for the estimating, project and field management software for her colleagues at KE&G Construction. As Office Manager, Liz ensures that the IT and administrative operations of the company for both, field and office staff are always working efficiently.
FIELD SAFETY MANAGER
Sergio Gallego is our Field Safety 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. His varied experience with concrete paving, drainage, flatwork, and structural concrete is displayed in numerous public and private development projects.
Jesse Grinsteiner is a Project Manager/Estimator and has over 11 years of experience in the construction industry and over 6 with KE&G. Jesse is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has held the certification for more than three years. He focuses primarily on our Utility Division managing water and wastewater projects, including a critical management role in the award-winning 22nd Street Sewer Augmentation CMAR Project for PCRWRD.
Janis Harrow is our Controller, she has offices in both our Tucson and Sierra Vista offices. She is new to KE&G but has extensive experience in the construction industry. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her children and exploring Tucson.
Blanca Hightower is the 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. When not at work Blanca enjoys cooking at home, and you might find her eating breakfast at a local eatery.
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.
Grey Major is a Project Manager in the Transportation Division and has over eight years of construction experience in Southern Arizona. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona. Grey was part of the management team on several high-profile projects, including the Valencia and Kolb Intersection Improvements and Stone Ave. from Speedway to Drachman.
MINING DIVISION MANAGER
Matt Nehrmeyer is a Project Manager/Estimator and has been in the construction industry since 1998. He has a B.S. in Construction Management. He has worked on projects ranging from water/wastewater treatment plants and pump stations to mining infrastructure and construction to major interstate bridges and overpasses. Matt specializes in industrial contracting for the mining industry in Arizona and New Mexico, taking great pride in delivering safe, quality, and timely projects.
TRANSPORTATION DIVISION MANAGER
Jim Olson is the Project Manager & Estimator in the Transportation Division and has nearly 30 years of construction experience. Directly after serving in the United States Army, he sought education in construction. A native Arizonan, Jim started his career in private and commercial civil projects. At any given time, Jim currently manages approximately $40 million in transportation projects.
Don Roberts, Project Manager/Estimator with KE&G, but not new to the company. Don has worked with us for a total of seven years prior to coming back. With about 40-years of construction experience, Don will be essential in our Utility Division. He is currently working on Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department Job Order Contracts. He is a proud Husband, Great Grandfather, Grandfather and a University of Arizona basketball fan.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DIVISION MANAGER
Larry Saunders is our Senior Project Manager/Estimator who has over 45 years of experience in construction and employed at KE&G for almost 40 years. He has more than 20-years in field supervision and has served the last 25 years as an estimator and project manager. In his Project Management role, Larry has been involved in the construction of many subdivisions, ADOT projects, utility projects and roadway projects all over southern Arizona.
SHOP EQUIPMENT MANAGER
Clint Schweigert is our Equipment Manager. Mr. Schweigert started working at KE&G in early 2019 at the Tucson office. He has over 24 years of experience in the heavy equipment/fleet/construction business. Clint is a native Tucsonan and, in his spare time, enjoys spending time at the lake, four-wheeling, camping traveling and remodeling houses.
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Annie Szalay is a new team member filling the role of Employee Development Coordinator. Annie is a long-time resident of Tucson but grew up as an Airforce Brat, living all over the country. Annie was drawn to KE&G for our reputation, benefits, impressive ESOP, and friendly staff. She is looking forward to meeting with all employees and helping them on their career paths. When Annie has free time, she spends it with her husband, Frank, 3 dogs, and watching Chicago Cubs games.
J.O.C. DIVISION MANAGER
Mike Tadeo is a Project Manager/Estimator with 20 years’ experience in management, estimating, and general contracting for utility, civil construction, and large-scale developments and renovations, including Army Corps of Engineers, ASARCO, Freeport-McMoRan, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Forest Service, City of Tucson, Pima County and Department of National Park Service.
UTILITY DIVISION MANAGER
John Warner is our Utility Division Manager and possesses 45 years of Water and Wastewater public utility operation, maintenance, and management experience. At Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Dept. (RWRD), he was instrumental in developing and implementing successful programs for the conveyance system and related facilities operation and maintenance. He has participated in CMAR Pre-Construction scenarios as a previous owner representative for project values of $12M - $200+M.
Justin joined KE&G in 2012 as a Field Engineer Intern and has since been involved in estimating, planning, bidding and construction of numerous projects ranging from roadway construction and improvements, pedestrians pathways, drainage improvements, to site work development.
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.
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.