Mike has dedicated over 25 years of his life to stewarding the legacies of our customers. He joined the FBi Buildings team in 1991 as a Project Sales Consultant (PSC). During that time, he advocated for the needs of our commercial customers, ensuring the end product was just right for the operation. His ability to understand the needs of each client is key to success, not only for FBi Buildings and our team, but most importantly, the customer.
After 15 years working directly with customers as a PSC, Mike was elevated to a Senior Regional Manager role where he can use his experience to help coach our consultant team. The team continues to leverage his depth of knowledge to add value to our customers. Mike’s understanding of commercial code and permitting review helps save our customers time and money on their projects. During his career, Mike has been a champion for each one of our customers, going beyond buildings to build legacies.
Mark has spent more than 20 years in the construction industry. Through his passion and dedication as a PSC, Mark helped get hundreds of buildings off the ground for our customers. With his past experience in excavation, Mark has been a huge asset to our customers in the area of site preparation and subcontractor selection. Armed with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University, Mark brings a focus on project management that drives projects to get done on time, and on budget.
As a Preconstruction Manager, Mark works with our consultants to help each of our customers save time and money through proper site preparation. Our team continues to leverage his excavation expertise and leadership ability to do right, on time, with excellence for each one of our customers.
Shawn earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Valparaiso University before joining the FBi Buildings team. He spent the early part of his career working in the commercial insurance industry and knows how bad it can be when something goes wrong with your building. His previous experience made him passionate about making sure each of his projects gets done right the first time. His passion for quality has added tangible value to many of his customers in the Northern Indiana and Eastern Illinois areas.
As a Regional Sales Manager, Shawn uses his excellent interpersonal skills to provide the best experience possible for each one of our customers. His dedication has made him a trusted partner in very complex, commercial projects around Will County and beyond. He won’t settle for less and neither should you.
Duke brings well rounded experience to the FBi Buildings team. After spending 4 years on one of our in-house crews, learning the ins and outs of post-frame construction, Duke moved into a role with our expert design team. He continued to put the needs of the customer first and was elevated to a Design Manager role. With Duke’s passion for putting the customer first, it seemed natural to move him into a Project Sales Consultant role where he could leverage his first hand experience of the building and design process on behalf of our customers.
Fast forward 22 years and Duke continues to put the needs of our customers first as a Senior Project Sales Consultant. In this role, he ensures our team’s priority stays where it should be: on the customer. With his hands-on experience in our building process, Duke brings a focus on structural integrity. He works with our Project Sales Consultants to ensure each new building stands the test of time. Duke also earned his Associate of Science Degree in Business Management from Vincennes University.
Another one of our “home-grown” experts, Dave started his career with FBi Buildings as a Crew Carpenter. After eight years of setting posts, hanging trusses and installing side steel, Dave was promoted to a Crew Foreman position. In this role, he brought the focus on quality that FBi Buildings is known for. He used his experience as a carpenter to lead his crew to successfully complete building after building for our customers while upholding our dedication to quality.
After 15 years in the field, Dave transitioned into a role as a Project Sales Consultant. His past experience is extremely helpful in this role as he helps customers plan and design their perfect post-frame building. Dave can help bring clarity to each step of the building process and ensure your post-frame building is designed to withstand the test of time.
James has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, with over 20 of those years being employed at FBi. He is on the Construction Advisory Council at Purdue University and is affiliated with the NFBA. James also coaches multiple youth sports programs. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting and fishing with his three sons.
His expertise is in crew development, but FBi has utilized his experience for safety, design, sales and project management. James is a U.S. Army Veteran. James and his family currently reside in Winamac, Indiana.
With over 12 years of experience in the construction industry, Jordan is a wealth of knowledge in all stages of the post frame building process. He graduated in 2006 from Georgetown College earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Post-graduation, Jordan’s work experience started as a post-frame laborer which led him to a construction business venture of his own.
From site prep to material figuring and job quoting to building sales, Jordan knows how to guide customers throughout the buying journey in the most time and cost-effective manner. Jordan believes in being honest and detail oriented which means he delivers on his promises. He is a past NFBA member, and in his personal time, Jordan enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping and attending sprint car races.
Graduating from Manchester University, Josh double majored earning his Bachelor of Science Degrees in Management and Marketing. His past managerial and consulting roles helped Josh realize his passion for connecting with people and learning more about their unique backgrounds and experiences. When Josh first joined FBi Building’s team in 2017, he worked as the Inside Sales Manager to better understand customer needs throughout the entire building process.
Today, he enjoys assisting customers to ensure building specifications match their needs and budgets. Josh is known for his outgoing personality and personable demeanor. Outside of work, Josh attends Lafayette’s First Church of the Nazarene and enjoys spending time with his wife, Madison, and their two children.
After 20 years in project management, Kurt brings predictability to the projects he works on. His experience in project management allows him to help control and balance the “triple constraints”, scope, budget, and timeline, to ensure quality. This is especially helpful for the more complex commercial projects Kurt often works on in Northwestern Indiana. Kurt has also obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University and an Master’s of Business Administration from Frostburg State University.
Through his career, Kurt has mastered the permitting process after working with many customers to get their projects off the ground. He’s also one of our experts on energy efficiency, helping our customers optimize the energy costs through building design.
A construction veteran, Mark began his career in the industry in 1985. Much of that time was spent building large, custom homes in the Indianapolis area. Mark ran his own construction company during that time before coming to FBi Buildings in 1998 as a Field Construction Manager. His previous experience is a great asset for customers with large, complex building projects.
At FBi Buildings, we believe in promoting and hiring from within. Mark had proved how much he cared for our customers in his first role at FBi Buildings and he continues to prove his dedication as a Project Sales Consultant. His wealth of construction expertise gives customers confidence in his ability to get them the answers they need before, during and after their project. To Mark, construction isn’t just another job, it’s been a huge part of his life. He sees each customer as his own and treats them how he would want to be treated.
Scott is another FBi Buildings Veteran. He’s spent more than 20 years of his career with our team in various positions. He experience spans from construction to customer service. In his previous role as Customer Service Manager, Scott learned first hand what the biggest pain points are in each project and how to avoid them. During this time he also gained deep understanding of the post-frame industry and the structural integrity of our buildings.
On our PSC team, Scott’s focus on making sure customers get the right building for their needs has been vital. His ability to identify their use, goals and objectives is key to ensuring a successful project. After years of working with past customers, Scott has developed best practices based off hundreds of interactions. With each project he works on, he has a clear picture of what will be best for his customers and works tirelessly to realize that vision.
Mike started with FBi Buildings over 10 years ago. In his first role with the company, he was a Project Manager, in charge of every aspect of FBi Buildings’ scope of each project. In this role, attention to detail is key. Mike’s ability to account for each screw in a project was vital to completing many buildings. His understanding of each phase of our construction process helps our customers save time and money.
In his role as Project Sales Consultant, Mike still leverages his knowledge of project management to maximize the project schedule for each of his customers. He can help walk you through the exact timeline from breaking ground to the last screw. Mike can give you the answers you need to get started today.
Ryan joins the FBi Buildings team with over 18 years of experience in the construction industry. After graduating with his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Illinois Valley Community College, Ryan worked as a fire claims adjuster, an entrepreneur and a construction manager for two restoration firms. Working with people to help solve their problems is a passion of Ryan’s, but in the past, it was out of necessity after a misfortune occurred. Now, as a Project Sales Consultant, he is able to assist others with exciting and desired projects.
Ryan has a willingness to work hard and overcome challenges in the workplace which makes him an asset to the customers he serves. In his free time, Ryan enjoys watching his sons play sports, tending to his vegetable garden and cooking for friends and family.
With over 13 years of construction related experience, Peter Nicholls, Jr. joins the FBi Buildings Team as a Project Sales Consultant. Peter started his career as an AECOM Field & CADD Technician and later worked as a Truck Sales Representative for CIT Trucks. Backgrounds in engineering and sales allow Peter to take a holistic approach to each building project. His ability to identify customer problems, think outside the box and execute solutions is what makes Peter an asset to those working with him.
Outside of work, Peter prioritizes spending time with his family, which includes being a coach for his son’s baseball team. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.
Ben graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences Production with a Pre-Veterinarian Concentration. Prior to coming to FBi Buildings, Ben worked in Swine Procurement for Lynch Livestock Inc.
Ben grew up on a small livestock farm outside of Deer Creek, IL, where his family raised sheep and cattle. In his free time, he enjoys spending time on the farm with family and friends.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Purdue University, Karl sold diving gear, chartered diving trips and worked in property management. His career at FBi Buildings started as a Crewman and lead him to a position in Inside Sales. Today, as a Project Sales Consultant, Karl uses his background in the field to accurately respond to customer concerns and set up building projects for success.
Keeping a positive outlook on life is important to Karl, and he uses his high energy, unbound optimism, and natural curiosity to fuel his attentiveness to customers. Karl actively volunteers as a Camp Counselor at Camp Healing Tree. When time allows, he spends time kayaking, hiking, canning, gardening, and reading.
Austin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Purdue University. Before coming to FBi, Austin was employed with Purple Power Boar Stud, LLC.
Austin grew up in an agricultural-based community on a family farm. He’s heavily involved in the show livestock industry and enjoys working with livestock and being in the outdoors.
Hard work and responsibility are important to Austin, and you’ll notice that when you’re working with him.