Phone: (816) 505-1302

Fax: (816) 505-1307

601 Spratley Ave., Birmingham, MO 64161, USA

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Meet Our Team

We are Committed to Your Satisfaction

Henok Tekeste

Owner

Graduated from the ArbaMinch Water Technology Institute in Ethiopia with a B.S. in Sanitary Engineering. He furthered his career by achieving a Masters Degree in Sanitary Engineering from the International Institute for Infrastructure – Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering based in the Netherlands. He then went on to complete his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University.

Jim Walker

Senior Project Manager - Utility Division

Jim is responsible to provide management oversight for all phases of the construction projects including coordinating workers, materials, and equipment. Ensuring that specifications are being followed and work is proceeding on schedule within budget.

Nick Kisner

Operations Manager

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Nick has been with the company for 6 years, all of which were spent performing estimating, and marketing where he excelled and demonstrated impeccable skills and knowledge. His knack for Construction management, and establishing process showed his great potential in a position that will utilize his skills more

As Operation Manager, Nick will no doubt carry out his new duties with the same level of integrity and competence he has been demonstrating in the past. His focus as he takes on this new role is to spearhead the improvement of the safety culture, and employee accountability and moral. He will also be given the heavy responsibility of managing the estimating division.

Frank Applegate

Superintendent Utility Division

Frank is responsible for ensuring the construction project is complete, on time and on budget. Oversees and manages the crews with their daily activity.

Glenn Dobson

Director of Trenchless Division

Glenn is responsible for ensuring the construction project is complete, on time and on budget. Oversees and manages the crews with their daily activity.

Tom Patrick

Safety Officer 

Tom is responsible for ensuring all safety policies and procedures are being followed. He works closely with all employees, keeping them current on training and making sure they have what they need to safely complete the job. 

Lacey Ognibene

HR Manager

Lacey is responsible for job progression from beginning to end. This includes - job take-offs, utility , billing, submittals, subcontracts, locates, scheduling, tracking equipment, meetings, meeting minutes and agendas, pre-construction and post construction documents. She is currently taking Construction Management college classes to get even better at what she does.

Jason Adkins

Project Manager Utility Division

Jason is responsible for ensuring the construction project is complete, on time and on budget. Oversees and manages the crews with their daily activity.