As the Regional President, Mike Bontrager oversees the strategic direction and overall growth performance of the AP Southwest region. With over 35 years of construction experience, he directs all activities, including estimating, scheduling, project and field management, marketing and business development.
Mike’s expertise includes expanding organizations through market introduction, sector growth and high-performing cultures. His role extends to showcasing AP’s reputation for integrity, community involvement and client-centric solutions.
He is currently the co-chair of the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation Construction Workforce Collaborative, aimed at increasing the number of qualified applicants in the construction trades. In addition, he serves on the boards of numerous associations, including the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Better Business Bureau Board of Directors, Arizona Business and Education Board of Directors and Beatitudes Campus Board of Directors.
Mike received his degree in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University.
Director of Business Development
As the Regional Director of Business Development, Christian Green is responsible for developing new strategic partnerships and identifying business opportunities that best align with AP’s reputation and growth strategy. Christian’s 20-year career has resulted in more than $14B in work.
An accomplished team builder, Christian has a proven track record in advancing organizational missions through innovative networking, strong community relations and a diverse knowledge of the construction process. He believes that all things are possible and everything is attainable; all you must do is focus on the prize and move toward it with energy and enthusiasm.
Christian holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Marketing and Finance from Washburn University.
DIRECTOR OF PRECONSTRUCTION
As Director of Preconstruction, Brian Kearney leads the Southwest region’s estimating department efforts to estimate efficiently, offer constructability solutions and ensure that clients’ strategic goals are achieved. He is responsible for developing an environment of accountability to ensure that the preconstruction department performance is consistent with project planning, scope and budget.
Brian has over 35 years in the construction industry and has worked on a variety of projects totaling close to a billion dollars. His passion is to work closely with project teams to create collaboration, trust and win outcomes. Brian maintains open lines of communication with each client throughout the project lifecycle to ensure seamless communication and deliver a consistent message throughout each project.
Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in Construction Science and Environmental Design from the University of Oklahoma and is a LEED-Accredited Professional, Certified Professional Constructor and Designated Design-Build Professional.
With nearly 30 years of construction industry experience, Curtis McFarland serves as a Project Executive for AP’s Southwest region. He brings executive-level management to each project and is responsible for strategic planning, risk management and operational decisions. He is deeply rooted in ensuring satisfaction for all project stakeholders and confirming success at every phase of AP’s projects.
Curtis enjoys being active in his community and serving others. In addition to serving on the Board of Servant Leaders for Mountain Park Church (MPC), he was instrumental in helping MPC relocate its facility when ADOT began constructing the new South Mountain 202 Freeway.
Curtis studied Architectural Interior Design/Business Administration at Woodbury University. He is a LEED Green Associate and Senior Executive Graduate of the Arizona Builders Alliance leadership program.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
As the Regional Marketing Director, Laura Shivers works with the leadership team and project team members to effectively tell the AP story to the marketplace. She believes AP’s amazing project stories and people are the best way to showcase the company’s work ethic and commitment to exceptional results, and to position the firm for future work.
Laura has won numerous advertising awards and wrote for the Associated Press but her most notable career accomplishment to date was founding Back 2 School Bounty, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to offsetting teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses. Laura supports the company’s proposal efforts, community engagement events, social media and website strategy, and communication planning.
Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication – Advertising and Public Relations from Idaho State University and is a licensed commercial drone pilot and LEED-Accredited Professional.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
As Director of Operations, Brian Treanor not only oversees multiple projects but also works with the entire team to manage staffing and safety plans. He combines the craft of problem-solving with strategic oversight to ensure that each team has the necessary resources to execute each project plan.
With nearly 40 years in the construction industry, Brian is well versed in subcontract negotiations, project estimating, document preparation, material purchasing and site management.
Brian is a LEED AP, a graduate of the Arizona Builders Alliance Leadership Development Forum and is Healthcare Construction-Certified through the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE).
As Regional President, Tom Horsting directs all operational activities of the region and is responsible for strategic planning, risk management and operational decisions. Tom reinforces with all regional teammates a culture of trust, believing that doing the right thing by AP projects and clients is always the right choice.
Since joining AP in 1984, Tom has held a number of positions, including superintendent, general superintendent, vice president, and senior vice president. He works closely with the region’s leaders in marketing, business development, preconstruction, project management, field operations and finance to produce and execute comprehensive plans covering every aspect of the region’s operations.
Tom serves on the board of directors for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, and is a board member of the Associated General Contractors of Colorado (AGC). He is a member of the US Green Building Council, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the American Hospital Association (AHA) and is Healthcare Construction Certified through the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE).
As Regional Vice President, Doug Johnson is responsible for all operations from AP’s Northern Colorado office in Fort Collins. As a Greeley native and Colorado State University Graduate, Doug is passionate about serving the Northern Colorado Community.
Doug earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He recently returned to his alma mater to help complete the Colorado State University Health and Medical Center, which stands as a prominent new gateway to the campus.
Over the last 27 years, Doug has held numerous positions within the construction industry, including estimator, pre-construction manager, project manager, project engineer, design build manager and project executive.
Doug has served and currently serves on many non-profit boards and organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Girl Scouts and Union Colony Music. He is a member of the Association of Building Contractors, is the former president of Century AF & AM and is a member of the Morgan Society at Colorado State University.
Project Executive, Head of Project Management
As a Project Executive and the leader of AP’s project management team, Alan Antolak is responsible for strategic planning, risk management and operational decisions. Working with the project management team, Alan is deeply rooted in ensuring training and development opportunities, as well as providing support to ensure satisfaction for all project stakeholders.
Alan joined AP in 1999. During his career in project management, he has worked in many of AP’s numerous project markets, including municipal, k-12 and higher education, retail, and healthcare.
Alan holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is an active member in the Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Aurora Program, where he currently sits as a board member. Alan lives in Denver with his wife where they both volunteer and support organizations in their community, such as the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, Denver Urban Gardens, and the Denver Dumb Friends League.
Tactical Solutions Team Manager
As the Tactical Solutions Team (TST) Manager, Joe Bedford uses his experience with tenant finish projects and mechanical, electrical and plumbing knowledge to focus on projects with tight deadlines that are often within occupied spaces or facilities. He is responsible for ensuring executive-level oversight is present on TST projects from start to finish.
Joe is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and is certified in Healthcare Construction through the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE).
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
As the Regional Marketing Director, Keri Burson works with the leadership team and project team members to effectively tell the AP story to the marketplace. She believes AP’s amazing projects and people are the best way to showcase the company’s work ethic and commitment to exceptional results, and to position the firm for future work.
Keri received an Excellence in Marketing Award through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Rocky Mountain Chapter and was a Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Marketer of the Year nominee in 2017. Keri supports the company’s proposal efforts, employee engagement events, social media and website strategy, and communication planning.
Keri holds a bachelor’s degree in English – Professional Writing from the University of New Mexico and is currently working on a master’s in marketing communication from the University of Denver.
As Chief Estimator, Tony Cingoranelli leads the preconstruction division’s estimating activities while ensuring alignment with AP’s strategic goals and mission. He is passionate about continuous improvement, customer value and helping our employees achieve their own personal growth.
Tony oversees the department’s conceptual estimates from schematic and design documents and detailed construction estimates from construction plan and specifications. He manages the department’s resources and personnel, along with developing subcontractor relationships.
Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. He is a member of AP’s Toastmasters group, the Association for Learning Environments (A4le) and the Colorado School Plant Managers Association (CSPMA).
As Project Executive, Dennis Disney is a member of the leadership team and works with individual team members to help prevent or remove roadblocks and ensure successful projects. He is committed to servant leadership and to leading by example.
Dennis is a jack of all trades and is an active part of the sales team and process initiative team. Using his more than 38 years of construction industry experience, he helps drive many of AP’s strategic planning initiatives. He was drawn to the construction industry because of the visual reward it brings.
Dennis holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Sacramento State University. He grew up in northern California in a farming community but has called Colorado home for more than 35 years.
As Regional Controller, Christine Heath works with the regional leadership team regarding company finances. She is responsible for budgeting and revenue forecasting for the region and ensuring the accuracy of financial information, which is a vital part of the success of the region and its projects.
Christine works closely with our project teams to ensure all project costs are accurately recorded. She is also involved in strategic planning, with a focus of improving AP’s processes.
Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry and she is an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).
Director of Field Operations
As Director of Field Operations, John oversees all field operations and leads the efforts to provide training to support the continuous growth of AP’s field staff. John believes in continuously implementing global improvements to provide the best in capabilities for jobsite operations.
John’s tenure with AP began at 18 in the field as a laborer. Over his 27 years with AP, he worked his way up to foreman to assistant superintendent to superintendent to general superintendent.
John completed a carpentry apprenticeship through the Construction Industry Training Council. He is certified as a LEED Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is certified in Healthcare Construction through the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE), and is certified as a Safety Trained Supervisor for Construction through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. John is also trained in Construction Quality Management for Contractors through the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and is a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Executive Leadership Academy.
John was honored with a Top 20 under 40 award by Engineering News Record in 2012.
Project Executive, Director of Sales
Tom Stone has been with AP for more than 25 years in various roles, now leading the region’s sales efforts and tactical teams. As the leader of AP’s sales team, Tom Stone works with the regional leadership team to understand market trends, growth opportunities and to position AP for upcoming opportunities. Tom believes AP’s focus on long-term partnerships and client satisfaction sets AP apart from other general contractors.
In addition to his vast experience and involvement in hundreds of projects, Tom has gained an expert level of knowledge in constructing all types of facilities and an understanding of the issues facing clients and developers.
Mr. Stone is an experienced speaker and previously presented at the Association for Learning Environments (A4le) Exhibition of School Planning and Architecture.
Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Minnesota State University – Mankato. He sits on the Executive Board for Adams County Economic Development and is a board member of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. He is an active participant of the Adams 12 Education Foundation, the Westminster Public Schools Foundation and was formerly a Governor-Appointed Member of the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board.
As the Regional President, Mark Liska leads regional operations and is responsible for strategic planning, risk management and operational decisions. He works closely with business unit leaders in marketing, business development, preconstruction, project management, field operations, safety and finance to create and execute comprehensive strategic plans.
Since joining AP in 1987, Mark has worked in many roles. He believes that everyone brings value to a team and that through hard work, focus and passion, we all succeed. He actively supports the continued advancement of every AP employee throughout their careers.
Active in his community, Mark is the Past President of Sunnyside Marina, Past Commodore of the St. Croix Yacht Club and an active member and volunteer at Eagle Brook Church.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Bemidji State University and has completed the Executive Education program at the University of St. Thomas. He is a LEED-Accredited professional.
Vice President of Preconstruction Services
As Vice President of Preconstruction Services, Mark Adamson works to develop and enhance the many facets of AP’s preconstruction services. He is also Principal in Charge for the higher education market sector and supports the business development team at AP. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry, specializing in estimating, project management, scheduling and preconstruction services.
Throughout his career, Mark has been part of project teams that have secured work in multiple market sectors totaling billions of dollars. His varied projects include high-rise construction, tenant improvement, power plants, clean rooms, parking garages, higher education and industrial projects.
Mark is also an adjunct instructor within the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, teaching three construction management courses each school year.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and has completed additional construction courses at Minnesota State University—Mankato and Dunwoody College of Technology.
Vice President and Director of Operations-Office
As Vice President and Director of Operations-Office, Tim Clark works with both internal and external clients to develop processes, utilize best practices and provide structure to assist in the development of efficient, high-performing teams. Building and promoting teamwork has always been his goal. He believes people are AP’s greatest asset and that clients appreciate our culture and strong family values.
Tim has been in the construction industry for 31 years. After beginning his career as a mason, he moved into project management and operations roles at AP.
An active volunteer in his community, Tim has served on local school boards and executive teams and has been a member of several building and maintenance committees.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business from Minnesota State University-Mankato.
As a Vice President, Dave Herzberg oversees all aspects of the construction process. He is a driven and quality-focused team leader with nearly 30 years of experience in construction management, scheduling and estimating. A skilled interpersonal communicator, Dave has a gift for successfully managing large projects from concept to completion and a long track record of building long-term relationships.
Dave is a LEED-accredited professional and has served on boards of directors for the St. Paul’s Builders Exchange and the Minnesota Construction Association.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Construction Engineering from Iowa State University.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
As Regional Marketing Director, Lori Johnson-Juusola works with leadership and project teams to identify opportunities to consistently convey AP’s message through construction and communication. Lori believes that properly developed and implemented communication strategies, with both internal and external team members, strengthen AP’s brand and allow the company to maintain its place as a trusted partner dedicated to communities and the people they serve.
Lori manages an array of AP initiatives and programs, including strategic planning, communications, branding, website strategy, events and sponsorships. She is a past board member of the Society of Marketing Professionals (SMPS) and Public Relations Society of American (PRSA).
Lori holds bachelor’s degrees in German, Speech and Mass Communications from Concordia College and Bemidji State University.
Sara Hordyk Portner
As the Regional Controller, Sara Hordyk Portner works with the leadership team and project team members to manage the regional operating budget, ensure that proper accounting and business policies are followed, and assist with risk management. She believes that building trust with all team members allows for greater collaboration and enhanced project management and communication as she manages the region’s financial operations.
In 2011, Sara was named one of the Top Women in Finance by Finance & Commerce magazine. She has been active in the Minnesota Society of CPAs as a former board member and board chair. Currently, she is active in a peer group of contractors across the country through an initiative started by the Construction Financial Management Association, allowing for best-practice discussions in a confidential, non-competitive environment. Sara has also been a part of several process improvement efforts through AP, serving as a financial representative and providing guidance on the financial implications of process and systems changes.
Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Minnesota State University – Mankato.
Director of Operations - Field
As the Director of Operations—Field, Jack Webber works directly with the Regional Leadership Team to develop and implement strategic business plans with all project teams, specifically with field staff from assistant superintendents to the General Superintendent. He believes that success is measured by the performance of project teams and the upward trajectory of field staff career paths. Jack understands that developing individuals results in strong project management teams and leads to overall company vitality.
Jack has received numerous project management accolades from owners, design professionals and tradespeople, including awards for AIA collaboration and Project of the Year and numerous Owner Recognition awards. Jack drives the AP Regional Safety Committee with consistently high levels of effectiveness.
A LEED-accredited professional, Jack has completed multiple Silver and Gold-certified projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Cornell College, and has completed additional engineering education.
As Regional President of the AP Gulf States, Corbett believes his greatest professional mission is to serve the dedicated employees of the Region in executing the strategic plan while creating an unequaled company culture.
With over 26 years of construction experience, he strives to be a servant leader in support of every level of the organization and all facets of the business, including estimating, scheduling, project and field management, risk management, marketing and business development.
Corbett has extensive experience in negotiating and executing significant, complex construction projects totaling more than $3 billion for a variety of clients, including numerous Fortune 100 firms. However, his favorite projects are those that serve the community, such as the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC), Grapevine GRACE’s food pantry and clothing center, and the new headquarters for Southwest Transplant Alliance.
Corbett’s passion is serving at-risk children and veterans of the United States Armed Forces. He served multiple terms on the Board of Trustees for the DCAC and currently serves on the organization’s Advisory Council. He was recently named to the national Board of Directors for the One Heart Project, which provides at-risk and incarcerated youth a second chance. His grandfather, a WWII veteran, remains an inspiration and drives his passion for organizations such as 22Kill, The Seal Legacy Foundation, and programs like AP’s Veteran Transition Initiative that focuses on employment opportunities for veterans.
In 2002, the Engineering News-Record recognized Corbett with the prestigious Newsmaker of the Year Award, and in 2007 he graduated from Leadership Dallas, a program of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce which he still remembers fondly to this day.
Corbett holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station and an MBA from Houston Baptist University. He also completed post-graduate studies at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Vice President of Preconstruction and Estimating
As Vice President of Preconstruction, Granger Hassmann leads the Gulf States region’s preconstruction and estimating departments. His responsibilities include the development of preconstruction strategies on large, complex and high-risk projects while ensuring alignment with the client’s strategic goals. He is responsible for developing an environment of accountability to ensure that the preconstruction department performance is consistent with project planning, scope and budget.
Granger is extremely versatile and experienced in all preconstruction and estimating delivery formats. He has been successful in hard-bidding an $83M school facility and managing $120M fast-track GMPs for national corporate clients and has achieved a volume of over $1.5B in work during his career. He maintains open lines of communication with each client and subcontractor throughout the project life cycle to ensure seamless communication and deliver a consistent message. Some of his favorite projects throughout his career are memorable simply due to the exceptional teams that made them successful.
Granger earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University in College Station.
Vice President/Project Executive
Vice President/Project Executive Bob Lemke has over 34 years of construction industry experience and brings executive-level management to each project. Bob is responsible for strategic planning, risk management and operational decisions, and is deeply rooted in ensuring satisfaction for all project stakeholders and confirming success at every phase of AP’s projects. He believes in executing a servant leadership style through effective communication, by cultivating trust and empowering others to help them succeed at a high level.
Bob has led several project teams that have earned national recognition through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and he has generated over $1.8B in work throughout his career. In addition, Bob provides leadership and a principal-level of commitment to each project, ensuring that the resources necessary to meet client’s expectations are provided. Some of his most memorable award-winning projects to date have not only provided unique challenges but also allowed him to work with highly collaborative teams of owners, architects and subcontractor partners.
Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and Technology from Oklahoma State University. He has served on the Construction Management Advisory Board for Oklahoma State University and the TEXO Scholarship Foundation Board and currently serves on the Board of Elders at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Terry Loreth works with project teams in the Gulf States region and reviews all operational and safety issues. He combines critical thinking with the ability to navigate people through difficult moments to gain speed, save money and stay engaged on projects. Terry makes a difference and solves familiar problems in creative ways. Additionally, he serves as a liaison between the project and home office to ensure that each team has the full resources of the company to execute each project plan. As the client liaison, Terry ensures objectives, goals, time and budget requirements are the driving force behind every decision made by the company.
Terry managed three award-winning projects, all of which appeared on the cover of Texas Builder magazine and led project teams that earned award recognition both regionally and nationally from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Construction Management Association of America. Terry also led a project with AP that received one gold and two silver STEP awards through ABC.
Terry served in the United States Army Special Forces (Green Beret) from 1974 to1977 and has over 44 years of experience in the construction industry.
Vice President/Project Executive
Zack Rogers has over 20 years of construction industry experience and serves as Vice President/Project Executive for AP’s Gulf States region. Zack brings executive-level management to each project and is responsible for strategic planning, risk management and operational decisions. He ensures satisfaction for all project stakeholders and confirms success at every phase of AP’s projects. Zack knows that building strong relationships with owners, architects, subcontractors and vendors and working as a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) is essential to achieving success in this industry.
Zack has generated over $600M in work during his time at AP and provides leadership and a principal-level of commitment to each project, ensuring that projects have the resources necessary to meet client’s expectations. Some of Zack’s favorite projects throughout his career presented unique challenges that required collaboration among team members, translating into customer loyalty and repeat business.
Zack earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Real Estate from Baylor University and is Healthcare Construction-Certified through the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE).
Director of Project Operations
As Director of Project Operations, Maureen Durbin leads all operations process efforts, including identifying and delivering on process-related initiatives while ensuring compliance with agreed-upon practices. Maureen leads the project support staff while working directly with project teams, providing support throughout each project’s life cycle to ensure timely and quality results, and developing solutions to meet the needs of all stakeholders. She provides project management software solutions and manages potential project risks by analyzing operational data and building a collaborative process amongst participants. She believes AP’s strong culture of teamwork is the backbone of the company’s success.
Maureen has worked with the Texas Historical Commission on its Main Street Program, giving her broad knowledge of historical properties. She also provides increased value to AP through the extensive knowledge she gained in her previous work as an architect and an estimator.
Maureen earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, cum laude, from Texas Tech University.