Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating officer of the western regions, Tom directs all operational activities of the Mountain States and Wyoming offices 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).
Vice President of Field Operations
As Vice President 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.
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.
Vice President, Project Procurement
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 (Board Chair) 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.
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.
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 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).
Brad Hendrickson serves as AP’s Regional President in the Midwest where he provides overall strategic leadership for the region. He is responsible for all aspects of business performance, including profitability and growth, operational efficiency, safety performance, quality, compliance, collaboration, client relationships and team member development.
Brad has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry in a variety of roles, including field engineer, project manager, chief estimator, construction manager and area manager. His project portfolio includes an impressive list of major projects including health care, higher education, hospitality, and manufacturing facilities. Brad’s experience and leadership, combined with exceptional supporting talent, drives AP’s success in the Midwest and supports ongoing growth, safety and sustainability.
Vice President/Director of Operations - Office
As Vice President, 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.
Vice President/Project Executive
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.
As Project Executive, Patrick Sims brings over 23 years of construction industry experience, with 20 of those years devoted to K12 school construction. Patrick started his career in the field as a carpenter, which provided a solid foundation to move into project management. After several years in project management, Patrick transitioned into a preconstruction role as he quickly realized the importance of planning a project for success. Patrick brings that experience to AP.
Patrick is currently a member of the Minnesota Subcontractor Association General Contractor Council and volunteers time as a lead mentor to the ACE Mentorship program.
Patrick has served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Builders Exchange and The Minnesota Concrete Council. He was the recipient of the 2019 Minnesota Subcontractor Association Construction Professional of the Year Award.
Patrick attended Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN and the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND.
Director of Preconstruction
As AP’s Director of Preconstruction in the Midwest, David Grandstaff leads the preconstruction and estimating department, manages department resources and develops personnel while developing strong, lasting subcontractor relationships. He has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry where he has developed a commitment to process mapping and process experience.
David develops and executes strategies that ensure consistency and best practices are utilized throughout the preconstruction process and planning and activities are aligned with our clients’ strategic goals, scope and budget. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa.
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.
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.
Regional Safety Director
As AP’s Director of Safety for the Midwest region, Jared brings over 13 years of safety experience in commercial and industrial construction. He helps develop and implement AP’s corporate safety policies, procedures and goals while monitoring and providing the necessary support and resources to help AP Midwest’s projects succeed. Jared works with project leads to identify risks and develop mitigation plans addressing site-specific hazards throughout the duration of the project. Jared works closely with regional regulatory agencies and advocates for project partnerships that build knowledge and help AP’s safety programs continuously improve. Furthermore, Jared fosters AP’s Incident and Injury Free (IIF) safety culture and fully embraces the IIF mission of building an organization of genuine care and concern for others.
As Regional President, Will Pender has over 17 years of construction industry experience and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the AP Gulf States Region, assuming responsibility for all operational activities, business performance, risk management and client relations. Will believes that the key to being successful in business and leadership is the genuine relationships and friendships built. He reminds himself of this every day with the quote, “People want to work with people they like, know and trust.”
With a strong foundation in operations, Will has generated over $1B in revenue throughout his career. These project types ranged from high rise multi-family projects and historic worship facilities to the emerging market of online retail automated distribution. He is a business leader with a deep knowledge of operations, markets, financial reporting, and economic forecasting. Some of his favorite projects throughout his career offered challenges ranging from shortened schedules or complicated sites, in which colleagues bonded and developed together as a team.
Will is passionate about teaching and helping others grow both personally and professionally. At any given time, he is actively mentoring two or more individuals. In addition, Will presents an AIA accredited course on business development and client relations once a month to various firms throughout the A/E/C industry.
Will holds a bachelor of arts from Indiana University, currently serves on the Salvation Army ARC Board of Directors and is actively involved on the Advisory Board for the Urban Land Institute.
Vice President of Preconstruction and Estimating
As Vice President of Preconstruction and Estimating, Granger Hassmann leads the 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 of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Bob Lemke has over 35 years of construction industry experience and provides overall support for the project team and reviews all operational and safety issues. 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 Project Procurement
As Vice President of Project Procurement, Terry Loreth works with leadership and project teams to engage new and existing clients to foster strong partnerships and identify new business opportunities that align with AP’s culture and growth strategy. He combines critical thinking with the ability to navigate people, and helps drive sales by communicating AP’s distinctive culture and experience to clients. With 35 years in the construction industry, Terry is able to make a difference and solve familiar problems in creative ways. Additionally, Terry serves as a liaison between the project and home office to ensure that your team has the full resources of the company to execute the project plan. As the client liaison, he ensures your objectives, goals and time/budget requirements are the driving force behind every decision.
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).
As General Superintendent, Randy Allen works with Regional Leadership and Executive Operation Teams to collaborate with clients and provide strategic direction to further enhance AP’s position as a leader in the industry. He offers oversight and executive leadership for our superintendents and produces training to support the continuous growth of AP’s field staff. Randy believes in leading his teams with strong communication, extensive collaboration and a clear vision to meet client expectations. His passions include mentoring AP’s up-and-coming field leaders and reinforcing the company’s strong culture and process driven business model.
Randy has played a significant role in successfully completing projects ranging from healthcare, commercial office, high rise residential, municipal and recreation, generating over $500M in work throughout his career. One of his favorite projects with AP was the construction of Methodist Medical Campus in Southlake, TX. He recalls that time as one his best with AP, with a handful of individuals he worked closely with now serving as leaders within the company.
Randy has received a number of awards within the company including AP’s Project of the Year and the Danny Walker “We Care” Award, which is given to outstanding role models who support and encourage others in their development and exemplify the culture of AP. In addition, projects under Randy’s leadership have earned industry award recognition from the Dallas Business Journal, and regionally from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
As Project Executive, Michael Ortiz brings executive-level management to each project and provides overall support for his project teams. He is responsible for strategic planning and leadership for the region, risk management and operational decisions, and will work with regional leadership to develop business plans and drive results. Michael believes in developing a culture of excellence, mirroring AP’s core values and building strong relationships. He is passionate about developing others and reinforcing his beliefs and practices every single day.
Michael has generated nearly $400 million in work throughout his career and has been the recipient of several awards based on his passion for excellence. His most memorable awards include the ABC Excellence in Construction Eagle Award, ABC Pyramid Award and multiple Distinguished Building Awards. His focus on urgency, dedication to the project and commitment to clients has helped his teams execute work efficiently and safely. His favorite project to date was with Southwest Transplant Alliance located in Dallas, Texas, as it was meaningful to be part of the organization’s mission of saving lives and helping communities throughout Texas. The complexity of the project, and overall commitment and execution by the project team produced a state-of-the-art facility that will save lives for years to come.
Michael is LEED AP, Construction Quality Management certified and holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University in College Station.
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 team members 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.
As Controller for the AP Gulf States and Southwest regions, Lance Burroughs is responsible for the management of accounting and financial operations. Lance’s role encompasses several responsibilities, including budgeting, forecasting, financial planning, project financial management, surety relationships, IT and operations, which requires him to stay flexible and open to collaboration to address concerns and solve problems in the moment. Burroughs started his career at AP in 2011 as a Project Engineer, where he managed several renovation projects before serving as Project Manager to multiple healthcare, senior living, education and non-profit projects in Dallas-Fort Worth generating over $225M in work. His direct knowledge of the core AP business model acquired through years of working in operations allows him the enhanced opportunity to support the operations group while wholly understanding what he is advocating.
Lance’s childhood was filled with hard hats and hard work as he comes from a multigenerational construction family. It comes as no surprise that he developed a love for construction, numbers, logic, and knowledge early on in life. In addition to his love of construction and numbers, one might say his first priority is and always will be his family. When he isn’t working, you’ll find Lance ripping up floorboards, tearing out walls on home renovation projects, teaching his little one how to golf, or assisting his Church where he serves on the Board of Trustees.
Lance earned both his Bachelor of Science in Finance and MBA from the University of Central Arkansas.
Director of Business Development
Eric Churchill has nearly 20 years of construction industry experience and as Director of Business Development, works with leadership and project teams to engage new and existing clients to foster strong partnerships and identify new business opportunities that align with AP’s culture and growth strategy. Eric believes that a client will only care about what you (or your company) know after they know how much you care about their project or organization.
Eric has developed relationships in the Central Texas area over the last 20 years which have helped significantly grow business in multiple markets including commercial office, multi-family, education, and industrial warehouse. He also has established relationships with city, county and state agencies.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, and currently serves on the Urban Land Institute Austin Advisory Board, ULI Austin Programs Committee and the ULI Austin P3 Local Member Council. He is also affiliated with the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Austin Chapter and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
In 2015, the SMPS Austin Chapter recognized Eric with their Leadership Award.
Director of Marketing
As Director of Marketing, Megan DeLeon works across all AP departments to conceptualize and implement marketing and communications strategies to ensure alignment with the company’s strategic goals and mission. She partners with the regional leadership team and business development to set and lead regional marketing priorities and enforces effective communication processes in order to strengthen the AP brand. Megan believes that AP’s strong culture, people and the company’s ability to collaborate across all departments is the foundation of the organization.
Megan has spent over 12 years in marketing and event management and manages a number of programs for AP including strategic planning, business development, communications, proposal management, branding and events. She has received numerous awards from CREW Dallas (Commercial Real Estate for Women) and currently serves on their Board of Directors.
Megan holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in College Station.
Vice President and General Manager
As Vice President and General Manager for AP Southwest, Mark Mitchell sets the strategic direction for the region. This includes overseeing client relations, growth, quality and team development.
He brings more than 25 years in the construction industry and 20 years of experience in public affairs and community relations to AP. His background as the former Mayor of Tempe provides an added layer of knowledge on economic and legislative developments that are critically important in the construction industry. With this experience, he works to cultivate meaningful connections both internally and within the community to expand AP’s network and growth goals.
Mark lends his time and talent to many causes. He is a member of the Tempe Diablos, a member of Kiwanis Club of Tempe and member of Tempe Sister Cities. He also holds the position of Vice Chair of Government Affairs for the Arizona Association for Economic Development, serves on the Board of Directors and various committees for PHX East Valley Partnership, and is an active member of the Governmental Affairs committee for the Arizona Chapter of NAIOP.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University. He is also a graduate of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class XV.
Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations for AP Southwest, Scott Salyer has 22 years of construction industry experience and provides strategic leadership for the region by managing internal operations and developing new opportunities in the marketplace. Additionally, Scott will collaborate with regional leadership with the regional leadership team and other regions across the company to build collaboration and market strength.
Scott has generated nearly $1 billion in work throughout his career and has been awarded two national eagle awards through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). His favorite project to-date was with Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, as part of their $2.7 billion terminal renewal and improvement program, simply due to the magnitude of the project and how it impacted so many people daily. The volume, size, manpower and coordination requirements by Scott and his team with airlines, travelers and airport staff made the entire project quite the accomplishment once completed.
Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management Technology from Oklahoma State University.
Director of Special Projects Division
As the Director of Special Projects Division for AP Southwest, Jeff leads the growth and execution of the region’s Special Projects Division (SPD). He is responsible for the development of strategies on projects while ensuring alignment with AP’s strategic goals all while working in partnership with the preconstruction and operational teams.
Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry which he leverages to provide strategic leadership to project teams and clients. He is also responsible for preconstruction pursuits, planning, project staffing, talent recognition, financial results and project execution.
Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in construction technology from St. Cloud Technical College. Throughout his career, he has worked on several different project types including K-12 education, healthcare, multi-family, senior living, hospitality, recreation, industrial and municipal.
Director of Marketing
As Marketing Director at AP Southwest, Amara Boesch devises and drives strategic marketing and communications programs that align with business goals to enhance visibility of the firm’s Arizona office, while also helping shape the region’s internal culture.
With more than two decades of experience in marketing and public relations, she has been instrumental in supporting AP’s growth in the southwest, working closely with business development and project teams to craft effective strategies that result in new development opportunities for the organization.
Amara also serves on the regional leadership team and is a critical partner to AP’s Regional Marketing Directors who collectively coordinate and execute national marketing efforts.
A mentor helping women gain confidence and seize opportunities, Amara also lends her time and talent to many causes elevating communities across Arizona, including the Arizona Association for Economic Development and Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce.
Amara earned a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Foreign Language (Spanish) and a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications, both from Castleton University in Vermont. She is also a master graduate of Rapport Leadership International.