Meet Our Team

Ed Bahler

CEO & President

Ed graduated from Purdue University in 1979 with a B.S. in Agricultural/Civil Engineering. He’s passionate about leveraging technology through lean construction processes to get everyone home safe, significantly reduce waste, improve quality and enhance value to each customer. Ed is also passionate about developing next-generation designs and facilitating construction of humane, sustainable and industry-leading protein production facilities that feed the world. Ed has been married to his wife Annette for over 37 years, has seven children and over 20 grandchildren.

Chad Knapp

General Manager & Corporate HR Director

Chad grew up in Indiana, where working on his uncle’s farm as well as at his uncle’s concrete construction business shaped his work ethic.  After graduating from Purdue with a B.S. in Business Management, Chad spent a decade with the Target Corporation as a store turnaround specialist.  Chad took his passion for people and organizational development to Rasmussen College and Harvest Bible Chapel, where he excelled in HR roles. Chad is passionate about discovering and developing the potential in people, teams, and organizations.  Chad credits his wife Jannelle, and kids, Izzy, and Jarek for the smile in his picture, which is reflected daily in his approach to HR objectives.

Kurt Bahler

Vice President of Marketing

Kurt holds his Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University and has been with FBi Buildings since 2010 when he completed his first summer internship in Inside Sales. After graduating from Purdue, Kurt started in Sales with the FBi team. Kurt covered the Northeast sales territory for three years before moving into the corporate office. He then assumed the role of Inside Sales Manager and Director of Purchasing. In 2018, Kurt became the Vice President of Marketing for FBi Buildings and Summit Livestock Facilities. Kurt is passionate about empowering the customer so they can build with confidence.

Blair Neihouser

Vice President of Sales

After graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction Management, Blair has spent more than 6 years in the post-frame industry. In that time, he has learned best practices that allow him to offer each customer the full FBi Buildings experience. Blair is a natural fit for Vice President of Sales, enjoying discovering the use, goals, and objectives of each project. Armed with this information, Blair can apply his experience and analytical perspective to optimize each project for the customer. Whether choosing insulation types to minimize energy costs or thinking through overall site flow, Blair brings value to each of his customers.

As a hardworking and motivated individual himself, Blair understands the need for a partner that can be trusted when making a large investment like a new building.

Ken Culbreth

Vice President of Operations

Ken grew up on a small farm in Roselawn, Indiana. He began his career with FBi in 1999, starting as a crewman and quickly worked his way up the ladder. Ken gained a wealth of construction knowledge on the job and by taking night courses in construction management. He plays a key role in driving significant upside gains for FBi by leading teams towards expert project management practices, which makes him a natural fit for Vice President of Operations.

Ken and his wife, Nicole, live in DeMotte, Indiana, with their three daughters. In his spare time, Ken enjoys coaching softball, basketball, and spending as much time as he can with his family.

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