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From planning to post-construction, you are guided by a team with vast expertise and hands-on experience in construction, engineering, project management, estimating, and business management. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Leadership

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CEO, Chairman of the Board

MICK GIVEN

President

DOUG FORTKAMP

CPA, CFO

JAY GRIESHOP

Chief Estimator

GREG GEIS

Chief Human Resources Officer

LINDA SIMPSON, M. ED.

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Safety Director

JOHN BROWN, CSP

Managing Architect

JOE MCGOVERN, AIA

Director of Marketing Communications

Susan Bergman

Purchasing Manager

Bryan Giesige

CEO, Chairman of the Board

MICK GIVEN

mgiven@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. Given attended the University of Dayton and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1979. After graduating, Mr. Given joined Ferguson Construction as an Estimator/Project Manager. He also served as Executive Vice President and Operations Manager before becoming President of Ferguson Construction Company in 2001.

In June of 2018, Mr. Given transitioned to CEO and Board of Directors Chairman, then named Douglas Fortkamp as the 7th President of Ferguson Construction. He currently has overall corporate oversight and focuses on long-term strategic planning. The current President and CFO report directly to Mr. Given.

Mr. Given is active in the community and currently serves on many boards including:

  • Board Chairman: Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership – Shelby County
  • Board Chairman: Sidney-Shelby Workforce Partnership
  • Board Member: Associated Builders & Contractors (Ohio Valley Chapter)
  • Wilson Health Hospital: Investment Committee
  • YMCA: Foundation Committee
  • Board Member: Associated Builders & Contractors of Ohio (Represents all 3 Chapters)

President

DOUG FORTKAMP

dfortkamp@ferguson-construction.com

As a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, Mr. Fortkamp serves as president 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. He currently provides executive leadership and general management guidance for the company.

CPA, CFO

JAY GRIESHOP

jgrieshop@ferguson-construction.com

Jay R. Grieshop serves as Ferguson’s CFO and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University, as well as a Master of Taxation for Accountants from Capital University Law School.

Jay is currently responsible for overseeing all of Ferguson’s financial matters, as well as implementing and maintaining effective internal controls and ensuring sound financial reporting for both internal and external purposes.

Chief Estimator

GREG GEIS

ggeis@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. Geis oversees the corporate efforts to solicit, organize, and vet subcontractor bids, assemble quantity and cost data, and interact with subcontractors and suppliers to secure strong participation in construction projects. Working closely with the project team, Greg ensures that each project meets the Owner’s performance expectations while building and improving internal best practices.

Mr. Geis received a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management from The Ohio State University. He has 15 years of construction experience. Mr. Geis joined Ferguson Construction Company in 2015.

Chief Human Resources Officer

LINDA SIMPSON, M. ED.

lsimpson@ferguson-construction.com

As Chief Human Resources Officer for Ferguson Construction, Linda leads the HR and Safety teams that support operations. After graduating from Kalamazoo College with a BA in Psychology and Western Michigan University with an MA in Education and Human Resources Development, she started her career as a recruiter for Toyota Denso in Battle Creek, Michigan and Honda in Marysville, Ohio. 

She has held Vice President of Human Resources positions with Lexis Nexis Global Product Development, and OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and Doctors Hospital. Most recently she served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Tosoh America. She has published a book, New Benefits Now, highlighting ways CEO’s, CFO’s and CHRO’s can design benefit plans to serve employees better at less expense for employers.  As “culture keepers” of the company, Linda leads team members responsible for recruiting, benefits administration, employee relations, employee engagement, training, HRIS and performance management.

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Safety Director

JOHN BROWN, CSP

jbrown@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. Brown earned a B.S. in Geology from Western Michigan University and a Masters Degree in Safety Engineering in 2002 from Kennedy-Western University. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the safety industry.

Mr. Brown is a Registered National Certified Safety Professional, and is certified in toxic/hazardous controls and management. He is responsible for coordinating the team’s safety plan for the project and will work closely with all project personnel to ensure compliance with OSHA and local regulations. Mr. Brown makes routine site visits in order to perform written safety audits that are submitted directly to the Project Manager.

Managing Architect

JOE MCGOVERN, AIA

jmcgovern@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. McGovern is Ferguson’s Project Architect/Designer. With over 14 years of experience, he is primarily responsible for conceptual design and preliminary project drawings, as well as creating architectural rendering, presentation material, and working drawings.

Joe has designed and worked on over $150 million worth of projects ranging from schools and hotels, to homes. One of the leaders in the State of Ohio in daylight analysis, and has completed or administered more than 10 buildings that are either LEED Silver or Gold Certified. Well versed in architectural design, and working with communities and committees, I actively listen to and guide clients through the design and construction process. Through practical experience in drawing, rendering, and even animation, Mr. McGovern helped clients visualize their project long before its completion. Has specialties in both clay and concrete masonry construction.

Director of Marketing Communications

Susan Bergman

SBergman@ferguson-construction.com

Mrs. Bergman has over 20 years of experience in business development and marketing. She is the chief storyteller of the organization. Responsible for the strategic branding, positioning, and communication goals. She is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, Columbus Chapter. Mrs. Bergman is also a published, freelance writer and supports local non-profits with website development and marketing tools to maximize the impact of their mission.

Vice President

JASON STIVER

jstiver@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. Stiver has 29 years of experience in the construction industry. He is responsible for the daily operations of Ferguson’s Sidney Business Development, Estimating, and Operations. His primary responsibilities are the management of multiple projects from inception through completion, including scheduling, estimating, cost control, project management, and field labor forces.

  • Wilson Health: Board of Trustees
  • Valley Regional Surgery Center: Board of Trustees
  • Lehman Catholic High School: Board of limited jurisdiction trustee

Vice President

BEN LINDSAY

blindsay@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. Lindsay has 22 years of experience in the construction industry. As the Vice President of our Columbus office, he is responsible for the daily operations of Ferguson’s Columbus business development, estimating, and operations. His primary responsibilities are management of multiple projects from inception through completion, including scheduling, estimating, cost control, project management, and field labor forces.

Vice President

JEFF KING

jking@ferguson-construction.com

Vice President

MARK ROGERS

mrogers@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. Rogers has 32 years of experience in the construction industry and is responsible for the daily operations of Ferguson’s Indianapolis business development, estimating, and operations. His primary responsibilities are the management of multiple projects from inception through completion, including scheduling, estimating, cost control, project management, and field labor forces.

Operations Manager

RUSS MEAD

rmead@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. Mead earned a B.S. in Construction Systems Management from The Ohio State University and a Construction MBA from the Associated Builders & Contractors of the Ohio Valley. He joined Ferguson in 2008 and has 14 years of overall construction experience. Mr. Mead is responsible for the vitality, success, and overall operations of the Sidney regional team.

Operations Manager

KEVIN MCCORMICK

kmcmormick@ferguson-construction.com

Business Development

Danny Neth

dneth@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. Neth is responsible for the management and development of new business opportunities in targeted markets, and negotiating and securing construction contracts. In addition, he spearheads the pre-construction phase by coordinating with the Design Department to deliver a product that meets the unique needs and functions of each client and works closely with the Estimating Department on value-engineering solutions and budget management. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Capital University.

Business Development

Brent Given

bgiven@ferguson-construction.com

Manager - Special Projects

Kevin Tuminello

ktuminello@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. Tuminello has 16 years of overall construction experience. He is responsible for management of major projects including purchasing and expediting materials, subcontract administration, shop-drawing review, pricing of change orders, project schedules, cost control, project quality and overall project coordination.

Business Development

Andrew Waggonner

awaggoner@ferguson-construction.com

Mr. Waggoner has over 5 years of experience in the construction industry. He is responsible for management and development of new business opportunities in targeted markets, negotiating and securing construction contracts. He has a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, Sports Marketing and Management from Indiana University.

Purchasing Manager

Bryan Giesige

bgiesige@ferguson-construction.com

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Manager - Special Projects

Austin Dicke

adicke@ferguson-construction.com

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Manager - Special Projects

Eric Williamson

ewilliamson@ferguson-construction.com

REGIONAL OFFICES

Ferguson has four regional offices throughout Ohio and Indiana, ensuring that no matter where you are, we’re here to help.

What Our Team is Saying

Working at Ferguson has been a great learning experience. It’s fun here and we stay busy. Everything we do is for the client. Zach Thornell and Clay Selsor have taught me so much and I appreciate that. I would tell any high school kid who is considering construction to just jump right in. There are people here at Ferguson who will train you and teach you everything you need to know to do a job right. Plus it prepares you for being able to fix things at home so you don’t have to hire someone else to do it.

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Caden Kohli

I love it here. They put me on a path to utilize my expertise. I feel like people here have my back and there is always something new I am experiencing. What they say is true… if you love what you do, it does not feel like working and that is exactly how I feel at Ferguson.

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Jerome Banks

It is a great feeling to come to the office and enjoy the people you work with. I appreciate that Ferguson works hard to promote a team mentality and positive environment.

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Rachel Delgado

I like working with my hands and building things. This is a good company. Everyone knows each other and is willing to help. It is like a big family.

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Cooper Elleman

The favorite part of my role is managing my own projects. It just feels good to see something that I’m responsible for coming to life for a client.

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Eric Harris

I chose Ferguson because of its principled leadership. I wanted to work for a “values-based” organization, and that is Ferguson through and through. The favorite part of my job is getting to spend time with our employees and my team. They’re 24 karat gold. I truly love coming to work every day to help make their world at work a better place.

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Linda Simpson

My dad worked at Ferguson for 25 years. This has been the best jobs I’ve ever had. I work with a great group of guys. I really appreciate all that they have taught me. Coming to work every day feels like being in a brotherhood. I know now why my dad did this for so long.

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Daniel Hinkle

What I appreciate most about Ferguson is the continuous effort to build and continually improve the company culture. I feel like I am a part of a team that is continuing to grow and will be the building blocks for the future of this company.

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Zack Walters

I love working outside and doing something different every day. It keeps me motivated. Randy James taught me so much about reading blueprints and other things. He’s been a really good mentor and coach. I love the family culture here. They really do put family first.

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Javier Bustamante

Ferguson truly cares about family and has long-standing relationships with our customers as well, because we treat them like family too.

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Tom Bergman

Although I have not been employed at Ferguson for long, I love the company’s diversity! Field employees, superintendents, co-ops, PE’s and PM’s of all different genders, race, and nationality. I also love that there is upward mobility in every position.

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Dahla Bruce

My dad worked in construction and at a young age, we were always doing small projects around our house. It was always something I enjoyed, so when I got into college, I majored in construction management and began an internship as an estimator. I appreciate Ferguson’s commitment to the customer, across all regions, in all phases of the project.

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Greg Geis