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Leadership

Ferguson Construction’s executive leadership serves business and community

It’s the combined skills of our executive leadership that really set Ferguson Construction apart. Our leadership team brings together years of construction experience, combined with engineering, project management, estimating, and business development. Our team has worked their way up the corporate ladder, learning the business from all angles. It’s this experience that shapes the way we do business and how we train our more than 300 associates.

When you partner with Ferguson Construction, you will work with a dedicated team who will deliver innovative solutions and quality craftsmanship in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Martin (Mick) Given, President

mick givenWith more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry, Martin (Mick) Given currently acts as president of Ferguson Construction Company. Mick attended the University of Dayton and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1979.

After graduating, he joined Ferguson Construction Company as an estimator/project manager. During his time at Ferguson, Mick served as executive vice president and operations manager before becoming president in 2001.

Currently, he provides executive leadership and general management guidance. Mick is responsible for developing and directing overall operation, as well as achieving financial objectives and controlling the growth of company.

Mick is very active in the community, and currently serves on many boards.

Douglas L. Fortkamp, P.E., LEED AP, Executive Vice President, Operations Manager

doug fortkampAs a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, Douglas L. Fortkamp serves as Executive Vice President, Operations Manager and Officer at Ferguson Construction. After earning a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton in 1995, he started as a project manager for Ferguson in 1997. He later earned his M.S. in Business Administration from Wright State University in 2001.

Mr. Fortkamp is a LEED Accredited Professional, responsible for the management of multiple projects, including schedule, cost control, and overall project coordination. He oversees company field operations for all of Ferguson’s Ohio offices, as well as the Indiana office.

Jay T. Gearon, P.E., LEED AP, Vice President and Manager, Dayton Office

jay gearonJay Gearon earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1976 from The Ohio State University and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 1980 from Ohio University.

He joined Ferguson Construction Company in 1989 and has more than 39 years of experience in the construction industry. Mr. Gearon earned his LEED AP in 2009.

His experience at Ferguson Construction consists of 14 years as general manager of the Dayton office and 16 years as vice president and officer of the company.

He is responsible for the development of business and the design and management of office operations in Dayton, Ohio.

Tom Rossi, Vice President and Manager, Indiana Office

tom rossiWith over 40 years of construction industry experience, Tom Rossi came to Ferguson as a junior estimator in 1986, after earning his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1975.

His roles within the company shifted to chief estimator and now vice president and officer of the company for the past eight years.

He aided in the launch of Ferguson’s Columbus, Ohio office, and currently manages the Columbus, Indiana office. 

Thomas E. Snapp, Vice President

tom snappWith more than 25 years of construction experience, Thomas E. Snapp serves as a vice president and officer of the company.

After four years in the Marine Corps, and a B.S. in Business from Wright State, Mr. Snapp joined Ferguson in 1994.

Mr. Snapp concentrates on negotiating and securing construction contracts, oversees pre-construction services, and works to develop new business opportunities for the Columbus, and Sidney, Ohio offices.

Jason Stiver, Vice President – Healthcare

jason stiverMr. Stiver has over 22 years of experience in the construction industry. He currently serves as Vice President – Healthcare for the company.

Mr. Stiver earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management in 1995 from Bowling Green State University.

His responsibilities include developing relationships with Healthcare facilities and related specialty equipment suppliers to create new project opportunities. He insures that the projects are completed on schedule and of the highest quality. Jason is actively involved in all Healthcare projects overseeing the construction activity and developing project budgets, all while ensuring staff development in all regions.

Jay R. Grieshop, CPA, Corporate Secretary-Treasurer

jay grieshopMr. Grieshop has served Ferguson Construction Company as Corporate Secretary-Treasurer for over the past 7 years.

Mr. Grieshop earned a B.S. in Business Administration degree in Accounting in 2001 from The Ohio State University and a Master of Taxation for Accountants in 2004 from Capital University Law School.

He is responsible for overseeing all of Ferguson financial matters as well as implementing and maintaining effective internal controls and ensure sound financial reporting for internal and external purposes.

To learn more about Ferguson Construction’s executive leadership or project management team, contact us today.

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