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Meet the Team in Kansas

Building more than buildings.

Constructing dreams daily.

In the construction industry, an effective team doesn’t dwell on challenges—it foresees and prevents them. At McCownGordon, our passion fuels everything we do, and we draw inspiration from every aspect of our work. Our team is dedicated to giving nothing less than our best every day.

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While we may pour concrete and erect steel, our most valuable asset isn’t tangible. It’s our people. Our focus is on combining hard work, enjoyment and effective delivery from the beginning. Prioritizing our clients’ requirements is our top priority. This approach defines our way of life. It’s evident why numerous clients choose to collaborate with us repeatedly. Meet the team in Kansas to understand for yourself.


McCownGordon fosters a culture built on trust, inclusiveness, strong work ethic and a sincere enthusiasm for our work.


Our carefully curated team embodies our values, forming an essential foundation that delivers an unparalleled experience to the industry.

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Our approach to business centers around prioritizing people, promoting active communication and adopting a solution-oriented mindset.

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Throughout his career, Alan has developed competitive project budgets for projects across Kansas. He tracks the market trends and forms robust relationships with trade partners that result in best pricing for our clients.

Alan Youngers, Senior Preconstruction Executive at McCownGordon Construction

Alan Youngers

Senior Preconstruction Manager

Amisha is a seasoned Project Manager for Manufacturing in Kansas. Beyond building relationships and delivering value-added solutions, you can find Amisha enjoying Japanese cuisine or planning her next backpacking trip around Europe.

Amisha Daniels

Project Manager, Kansas Manufacturing

Barry leaves no stone unturned when it comes to construction projects. He looks at client projects from every angle to develop cost-effective solutions so you get the most out of your project in alignment with your goals and vision.

barry schmidt

Barry Schmidt

Director of Preconstruction

A relationship-builder from the Wichita area, Brent lives by our core values. He uses them at work, home, and on the soccer field. Brent coaches his kid’s team, and even won a gold medal in the Junior Olympics when he was 14!

Brent Castillo business development

Brent Castillo

Director, Business Development

Brian's favorite movie is Rambo, and we’re pretty sure it’s because he himself is a real-life hero having served as an officer in the US Army. Now Brian is responsible for a whole team of project management troops who provide unmatched customer service.

Brian Fuemmeler

Market Leader, Manhattan

Clinton is always one step ahead on projects. His clients rave about his proactive communication and impeccable job sites.

Clinton Trickey, Senior Superintendent at McCownGordon Construction

Clinton Trickey

Senior Superintendent

Craig brings more than 30 years of operations experience to the team, including a diverse background of executive construction oversight, design and consulting experience, and direct project management and personnel development.

Craig Thompson, VP of Kansas Operations for McCownGordon Construction

Craig Thompson

VP, Operations

With many years of experience working in public education, Darin is familiar with rural communities and their importance. A little-known fact about Darin: his basement got a makeover by the TLC TV-show MAKING IT HOME.

Darin Headrick

Director, Business Development

Dawn’s career spans 20 years primarily focusing on healthcare construction. She understands the inner workings of these facilities and knows forming relationships with all departments is essential to success.

Dawn Wessels, Project Manager at McCownGordon Construction

Dawn Wessels

Project Manager
Dean Youngers, Director of Construction Operations for McCownGordon's Kansas Business Unit

Dean Youngers

Director, Construction Operations

Whether she’s working out the details of a mechanical system or working out on our Peloton bike, Emily is a dedicated hard worker. She leads our Building Performance Solutions department, which specializes in MEP, VDC, and Commissioning services.

Emily Tilgner, McCownGordon

Emily Tilgner

VP, Building Performance Solutions

Eric has played a crucial role in building McCownGordon's K-12 portfolio across Kansas. He has a passion for education projects and looks beyond the bricks and concrete—he cares about how the facilities impact the students.

Eric Woltje, Project Executive at McCownGordon Construction

Eric Woltje

Project Executive

Erin strategically positions our teams to pursue and win work. In her opinion, Wichita is the perfect blend of big and small cities - it offers everything you need with little traffic. She’s excited to see the city and McCownGordon evolve over the next 20 years.

Erin Seghers

Regional Marketing Manager

John is an exceptional manager of our field operations. In fact, he was recognized internally for our “Living our Values” award for exhibiting our core value of Integrity in everything he does. John runs a streamlined project and has fun along the way.

John Hancock, Senior Superintendent at McCownGordon Construction

John Hancock

Senior Superintendant

John brings an unmatched work ethic that positively impacts his job sites. He ensures the team executes flawlessly and delivers high quality projects on time and on budget.

John Patrick, Senior Superintendent at McCownGordon Construction

John Patrick

Senior Superintendent

Jon drives projects to success through his detail-oriented and team approach. He is able to focus on operational efficiencies to deliver clients high quality projects that meet their goals and vision.

Jon Clark, Senior Project Manager at McCownGordon Construction

Jon Clark

Senior Project Manager

Focused on the higher education market, she serves as the conduit in connecting subject matter experts with clients and uncovering project solutions to deliver the best building experience.

Kate Ryan

Business Development Manager

Having served as Executive Director of Operations for a large Kansas school district, Kris can truly see the project through the client lens. He understands the inner workings of schools and is ready to apply his knowledge to your project.

Kris Upson, Project Executive at McCownGordon Construction

Kris Upson

Project Executive

Melanie doesn’t back down from a challenge, making her perfectly suited for the role of project engineer. We bet her determination comes from working on the family farm. It probably came in handy during competitive rowing for the University of Kansas, too.

Melanie Luthi

Senior Project Engineer

Mike leads the preconstruction process working collaboratively with the team. His depth of experience and knowledge of market trends allow him to help uncover creative cost-saving solutions and brings a great deal of value to the team.

Mike Hattrup, Senior Preconstruction Manager at McCownGordon Construction

Mike Hattrup

Senior Preconstruction Manager

This outgoing, energetic and motivated Kansas-native leads our office in Wichita, Kansas. Mitch’s favorite day on the job is attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and he is especially excited about the ribbon cutting for Derby High School (his own alma-mater)!

Mitch Binns, Market Leader for McCownGordon's regional office in Wichita, Kansas.

Mitch Binns

Market Leader, Wichita

Ramin plays an integral role in establishing McCownGordon as a leader in delivering client-focused construction management services. When he’s not busy with CEO duties, this avid photographer might be framing a perfect shot or kicking back with his wife and kids.

Ramin Cherafat

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah serves the HR needs of the entire Kansas team. Her people-oriented approach and dependability make her an asset to all associates when navigating different needs.

Sarah Blogref, HR Business Partner at McCownGordon Construction

Sarah Blogref, SHRM-CP

HR Business Partner

Steve provides support to ensure your project runs smoothly. He also leads our field operations, self-perform, warehouse/logistics, QA/QC and scheduling teams. What keeps this Jamaica-native relaxed through the week? Working out and being with his family and dogs.

Steve Levy

Chief Operating Officer

Tim has a wealth of construction knowledge to the team. He understands that upfront communication is the key to delivering successful projects.

Tim Elliot, Senior Superintendent at McCownGordon Construction

Tim Elliot

Senior Superintendent

Bringing more than two decades of experience to the table, Todd’s team leadership ensures project success. He is a client advocate and keeps all parties informed every step of the way.

Todd Dumler, Senior Project Manager at McCownGordon Construction

Todd Dumler

Senior Project Manager

Todd leads the firm’s offices in Kansas. His distinctive approach creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere and a never give-up attitude to client service. We think he gets his motivation from his favorite movies: Rudy, Hoosiers and other classic sports movies.

Todd Knight

SVP, Regional Leader

McCownGordon has a highly experienced team across multiple regional offices. Visit our corporate site to meet other employee owners.

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McCownGordon offers associates the chance to be part of building and impacting some of the most challenging and exciting projects in the region. Join our team to see what makes us a one-of-a-kind construction company.