BCA Standing Committees

Economic Development Committee

To promote growth in northeast Indiana through financial and lobbying support to area economic development organizations and help members be apprised on important issues.

  • Committee Chair: Chris Wesner, Shambaugh & Son, L.P.
  • Committee Vice-Chair: Rick Lehman, Keystone Concrete, Inc.
  • Board Liaison: Ben Hermann, Votaw Electric Inc.
  • Andy Brooks, Brooks Construction Co., Inc.
  • Joe Dunaway, The Hagerman Group
  • Tim Ehlerding, FCI Construction
  • Brad Ewart, SME
  • Chase Gaff, Briner Building, Inc.
  • John Hoffman, Star Excavating
  • Kevin Lemler, Irving Materials, Inc.
  • Janet Roe Nichols, One Eleven Design
  • Zach Richards, Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.
  • Seth Sailors, Katz, Sapper & Miller
  • Sam Schenkel, Lassus Bros. Oil, Inc.
  • Aimee Shimasaki, MartinRiley architects - engineers
  • Rob Slusser, Centier Bank
  • Tina Sullivan, Sikich LLP
  • John Vasell, F.A. Wilhelm Construction
  • Jared Widenhoefer, Mosaic Building Solutions, LLC
  • Steve Zacher, The Zacher Company

Education Committee

To provide practical learning opportunities based on the needs of the membership that foster individuals' career growth and members' organizational development through BCA University. 

  • Committee Chair: Zach Kessie, Michael Kinder & Sons
  • Committee Vice-Chair: Greg Perigo, Indiana Tech
  • Board Liaison: Matt Gerbers, Shambaugh & Son, L.P.
  • David Dyer, Tonn, and Blank Construction
  • Tom Farny, Purdue Fort Wayne
  • Andy Lanphere, Assured Partners
  • Ed Messer, The Hagerman Group
  • Bill Meyer, Shambaugh & Son, L.P.
  • Karen Stahl, Moake Park Group, Inc.
  • Damari Starks, Indiana Tech
  • David Theye, Briner Building, Inc.
  • Judson Yoder, LeMaster Steel Erectors

Government Affairs Committee

To monitor legislation affecting the construction industry and develop closer relationships with local elected officials.

  • Committee Chair: Cindy Riebersal, Brooks Construction Co.
  • Committee Vice-Chair: David Dyer, Tonn and Blank Construction Co.
  • Alex Downard, Michael Kinder, and Sons, Inc.
  • Lea Gamble, Moake Park Group, Inc.
  • John Hoffman, Star Excavating
  • Michael Hoffman, Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP
  • Paul Lagemann, TJ Nowak Supply Company, Inc.
  • Bill Meyer, Shambaugh & Son, L.P.
  • Zach Meyer, The Zacher Company
  • Eric Steenman, Lake City Bank
  • Mark Warsco, Rothberg Law Firm
  • Tom Werling, Mosaic Building Solutions, LLC

Membership Committee

To seek and retain quality members and involve members in BCA activities.

  • Committee Chair: Brandon Bushee, Brooks Construction Co., Inc.
  • Committee Vice-Chair: Tom Fisher, Stoops Freightliner *
  • Board Liaison: Gary Voirol, MSKTD & Associates
  • Kelly Geller, The Hagerman Group *
  • Andy Hyndman, Hilb Group *
  • Tim Badgley, Sunrise Energy Systems, Inc.
  • Jeremiah Case, W. A. Jones Truck Equipment
  • Melissa Jaegle, Master Consultants LP
  • Greg Lynch, Almet, Inc.
  • Mick Stewart, ISU Stewart, Brimner, Peters & Company

* New Member Ambassador


Program Committee

Plans and implements BCA membership meetings, events, and awards programs. Helps members build their social capital (networking).

  • Committee Chair: Kelli Warner, Design Collaborative
  • Committee Vice-Chair: John Hawkins, H & H Sales Co.
  • Board Liaison: Brian Gerig, IMI - Irving Materials, Inc.
  • Samantha Bercot, Crowe LLP
  • Danielle Burns, Three Rivers Business Interiors
  • Josh Ambrose, Custer, Inc.
  • Jeff Harding, Haller & Colvin, P.C.
  • Michael Hunsche, Hunsche CPA Group
  • Corey McSweeney, Katz, Sapper & Miller
  • Phil Miller, C.M.S. Roofing
  • Gabriel Monger, SourceOne Insurance
  • Zech Oberlin, Momper Insulation
  • Kara Saylor, CME Corporation
  • Kara Smith, Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC
  • Eric Steenman, Lake City Bank

Safety Committee

To identify members' needs for executive safety and OSHA compliance functions and offer programs to meet those needs, such as bi-monthly Construction Safety Forums and other education /training opportunities.

  • Committee Chair: Jason Zimmerman, Shambaugh & Son, L.P.
  • Committee Vice-Chair: Jacob Becker, The Hagerman Group
  • Board Liaison: Mike Schenkel, Schenkel Construction, Inc.
  • Todd Autio, IMI - Irving Materials Inc.
  • Jason Codling, CME Corporation
  • Tyler Egbert, Weigand Construction Co., Inc.
  • Matt Favory, Brooks Construction Co., Inc.
  • Todd Mapes, Don R. Fruchey, Inc.
  • Luke Parrish, Robert E. Crosby, Inc.
  • Greg Parsenow, Crosby Excavating, Inc.
  • David Theye, Briner Building, Inc.
  • Tanner Warner, Gibson Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Sheryl Wiser, Fox Contractors Corp.

Workforce Recruitment Committee

To develop and implement programs designed to influence 1,000 students to consider a career in the trade industry.

  • Committee Chair: Carly Buchanan, Brooks Construction Company
  • Committee Vice-Chair: Nick Alwine, FCI Construction
  • Board Liaison: Jake Fetters, Mosaic Building Solutions, LLC
  • Emily Brough, K & H Construction, Inc.
  • Josh Custer, Brooks Construction Co.
  • Mark Englert, Mill Supplies, Inc.
  • John Goodman, Assured Partners
  • Blake Johnson, LeMaster Steel Erectors
  • Bruce Perry, The Hagerman Group
  • Andrew Sanders, United Flooring, Inc.
  • Chad Sutton, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
  • Adam Welch, Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.

Young Professionals Committee

To foster growth in BCA members' younger employees by providing education and networking opportunities to expedite their career advancement and into leadership positions within their organizations and the Association.

  • Committee Chair: Brad Ewart II, PE, SME
  • Committee Vice-Chair: Kyle Wilson, FCI Construction
  • Board Liaison: Jake Fetters, Mosaic Building Solutions, LLC
  • Nick Alwine, FCI Construction
  • Jamie Bates, Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc.
  • Andrew Brooks, Brooks Construction Co., Inc.
  • Brian Clifford, Faeger Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Erica Friend, Allen Business Machines
  • Lea Gamble, Moake Park Group
  • Dane Hurni, The Hagerman Group
  • Nolan Mark, On The Mark Land Surveying
  • John Short, PE, Structural Engineering Services, LLC
  • Mick Stewart, ISU Stewart, Brimner, Peters & Company
  • Sean Weigand, The DeHayes Group
  • Tom Werling, Mosaic Building Solutions, LLC