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.

  • Chairman - Tim Ehlerding, FCI Construction
  • Vice-Chairman - Rick Lehman, Keystone Concrete, Inc.
  • Board Liaison - Ben Hermann, Votaw Electric Inc.
  • Andy Brooks, Brooks Construction Co., Inc.
  • Joe Dunaway, The Hagerman Group
  • Brad Ewart ll, SME
  • Chase Gaff, Briner Building, Inc.
  • John Hoffman, Star Excavating
  • Kevin Lemler, Irving Materials, Inc.
  • Zach Richards, Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.
  • Janet Roe, One Eleven Design
  • Seth Sailors, Katz, Sapper & Miller
  • Sam Schenkel, Lassus Bros. Oil, Inc.
  • Aimee Shimasaki, MartinRiley Architects/Engineers
  • Rob Slusser, Centier Bank
  • Christopher Wesner, Shambaugh & Son, LP
  • Jared Widenhoefer, Mosaic Building Solutions, LLC
  • Rob Young, The Hagerman Group
  • Steve Zacher, The Zacher Company

Government Affairs Committee

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

  • Chairman - John W. Brogan, BZW Master Painters, Inc.
  • Vice-Chairman - Cindy Riebersal, Brooks Construction Co., Inc.
  • Board Liaison - Phillip Marquell, Rosema Corporation
  • Alex Downard, Michael Kinder, and Sons, Inc.
  • David Dyer, Tonn, and Blank Construction
  • Bill Fishering, Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP
  • Lea Gamble, Moake Park Group, Inc.
  • John Hoffman, Star Excavating
  • Bill Meyer, Shambaugh & Son, L.P.
  • Zach Meyer, The Zacher Company
  • 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.

  • Chairman - Brandon Bushee, Brooks Construction Co., Inc.
  • Board Liaison - Gary Voirol, MSKTD & Associates
  • Ambassador - Tom Fisher, Stoops Freightliner
  • Ambassador - Kelly Geller, The Hagerman Group
  • Ambassador - Andy Hyndman, ONI Risk Partners
  • Ambassador - Debbie Lemmon, Master Consultants LP
  • Tim Badgley, Sunrise Energy Systems, Inc.
  • Jeremiah Case, W. A. Jones Truck Equipment
  • Greg Lynch, Almet, Inc.
  • Tad Marsh, Zumbrun Construction
  • Mick Stewart, ISU Stewart, Brimner, Peters & Company
  • Jeff Sumwalt, Professional Lighting Services

Program Committee

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

  • Chairman - Kelli Warner, Design Collaborative
  • Vice-Chairman - John Hawkins, H & H Sales Co.
  • Board Liaison - Brian Gerig, IMI - Irving Materials, Inc.
  • Samantha Bercot, Crowe LLP
  • Danielle Burns, Three Rivers Business Interiors
  • Matt Gerbers, Shambaugh & Son, L.P.
  • Jeff Harding, Haller & Colvin, P.C.
  • Corey McSweeney, Katz, Sapper & Miller
  • Phil Miller, C.M.S. Roofing
  • Gabriel Monger, SourceOne Insurance
  • Zech Oberlin, Momper Insulation
  • Leroy Scoles, Hi-Tech Electric Company
  • Kara Smith, Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC

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.

  • Chairman - Carl Swalls, FCI Construction
  • Vice-Chairman - Jason Zimmerman, Shambaugh & Son, L.P.
  • Board Liaison - Mike Schenkel, Schenkel Construction, Inc.
  • Todd Autio, IMI - Irving Materials Inc.
  • Jacob Becker, The Hagerman Group
  • Justin Brown, Smith Erectors, Inc.
  • Matt Favory, Brooks Construction Co., Inc.
  • Matt Herndon, Weigand Construction Co., Inc
  • Todd Mapes, Don R. Fruchey, Inc.
  • Luke Parrish, RE Crosby Construction
  • Greg Parsenow, Shawnee Construction & Engineerin
  • Rachel Skinner, Crosby Excavating
  • Tom Smith, CME Corporation
  • David Theye, Briner Building, Inc.
  • Dustin Thornton, Summit City Erection, LLC
  • Sheryl Wiser, Fox Contractors Corp.

Workforce Development and Education Committee

To provide practical learning opportunities based on the membership needs that foster individuals' career growth and members' organizational development and raise awareness of construction industry career opportunities in northeast Indiana.

  • ChairmanZach Kessie, Michael Kinder & Sons
  • Vice-Chairman - Carly Buchanan, Brooks Construction Co., Inc.
  • Board Liaison - Ryan Hellinger, CME Corporation
  • Charlie Brown, LaForce, Inc.
  • Yiani Demitsas, Indiana Tech
  • Austin Dettmer, Aerotek
  • David Dyer, Tonn, and Blank Construction
  • Mark Englert, Mill Supplies, Inc.
  • Brad Ewart, PE, SME
  • Gordon Fisher, Old National Insurance
  • Blake Johnson, LeMaster Steel Erectors
  • Andy Lanphere, Assured Partners
  • Bill Meyer, Shambaugh & Son, L.P.
  • Eric Pedersen, FCI Construction
  • Greg Perigo, Indiana Tech
  • Leroy Scoles, Hi-Tech Electric Company
  • Karen Stahl, Moake Park Group, Inc.
  • Chad Sutton, Garrett High School Career Development
  • Mike Weber, Star Insurance Agency
  • Larry Weigand, Weigand Construction
  • Judson Yoder, LeMaster Steel Erectors

Young Professionals Committee

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

  • Chairman - Brad Ewart II, PE, SME
  • Vice-Chairman - Kyle Wilson, FCI Construction
  • Board Liaison - Jake Fetters, Mosaic Building Solutions, LLC
  • Nicholle Albert - Crowe LLP
  • 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
  • Chase Gaff, Briner Building, Inc.
  • Lea Gamble, Moake Park Group
  • 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