About

BHS Construction, Inc. 

has worked on over 1500 projects in Northeast Kansas. We have commercial building experience ranging from medical to educational to office construction. The origins of the company date back to 1965, but the BHS name was established by president Wayne Sloan in 1982. In 2018, Wayne transitioned into the role of CEO and Patrick Schutter has taken over as president. Patrick started with BHS in 2003 and has worked in all capacities both in the field and in the office. Levi Schneider, Vice President, got his first start at BHS in 2004 and was back full time in 2010 as a project manager. Working together, these three have collaborated on the growth of the company and its vision. More than double its size of 10 years ago, BHS has over 50 dedicated employees focusing on construction management services, while retaining the capability of self performing multiple trades.  We are your full service general contractor.

BHS continues to be blessed with good clients, good employees, and good friends in the design field. We strive to provide quality service to our clients and make it a priority to treat our employees, material suppliers, subcontractors and design professionals in a fair and honest manner. Our open book approach contributes to our being a preferred CM@R builder in our region.

For over 50 years we have worked alongside trusted local subcontractors and design professionals building quality commercial and residential spaces and look forward to many more years as a leading General Contractor in Northeast Kansas. BHS Construction is a growing team working in your community to Build Together.

Office Staff

Wayne Sloan
CEO
1982

Wayne Sloan

CEO
1982

Education

Bachelors of Construction Science, Kansas State University, 1975

Biography

Wayne R. Sloan is CEO of BHS Construction, Inc. He is a 1975 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Construction Science. During college he attained journeyman status in carpentry. After graduation from KSU, he was employed at Conco Inc. of Wichita, Kansas as a Project Superintendent.

In 1977, he returned to Manhattan, Kansas to join his father’s firm, Green Construction Company. During his employment at Green Construction, he held positions of Project Superintendent, Project Manager, and Estimator. Mr. Sloan worked there until the owners retired and the company was closed in 1981. In January 1982, Mr. Sloan bought into BHS Construction, Inc. and became its President in August of that same year. In 2012, Wayne and Cindy Sloan purchased the remaining stock in BHS Construction to become 100% owners of the company. As of November 2016, 70% of the company has been sold to the third generation owners Zach Sloan, Patrick Schutter, and Levi Schneider.

Outside the company, Mr. Sloan has been very active in the Manhattan community. He has served on the board of directors of the following organizations: St. Mary’s Hospital, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (1989-91, 2007-2009, 2013 to Current), Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan (President), Associated General Contractors of Kansas, Inc. (Treasurer, Vice President, & President), the Construction Industry Council of Manhattan (Founder & President), and the St. Thomas More Parish Council.

He currently serves on the board of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Kansas Alliance of Boys and Girls Club, and Landmark National Bank Board of Directors.

Patrick Schutter
President
2003

Patrick Schutter

President
2003

Education

Bachelors of Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University, 2004

Construction Technology Degree, Flint Hills Technical College

Biography

Patrick is a native Kansan whose construction roots go back to boyhood 4-H projects. He graduated from Flint Hills VoTech College in Construction Technology, and also holds a degree in Construction Science and Management from Kansas State University. He started with BHS Construction, Inc. as an intern and has risen through the ranks to our current President. He heads up preconstruction and procurement of new projects in addition to management of projects.

Patrick has impressed our long time repeat clients with his ability to complete projects on schedule and under budget. He has good attention to detail and is a team player. Through his many hours in the field, he has developed an understanding of the building process as well as the need to manage the process.

Patrick graduated from the Leadership Manhattan 2015 Class. He has been active in the Flint Hills Area Builders Association and was President in 2013. He is currently on the Wabaunsee Township Volunteer Fire Department. Through his many community activities and board positions, he brings another perspective to the construction management process.

Levi Schneider
Vice President
2004

Levi Schneider

Vice President
2004

Education

B.S. Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University, 2005

American Society for Healthcare Engineers-Health Care Construction Certification

Biography

Levi was born and raised in Salina, KS and came to Manhattan to attend Kansas State University in 2000. That year, he began his time working as a carpenter on summer concrete crews and fell in love with the industry. After graduating with a degree in Construction Science in 2005, Levi spent 4 years traveling the Midwest as a Field Engineer/Foreman constructing water treatment facilities for Garney Construction. He then returned to Manhattan and became a Project Manager for BHS Construction.

Levi has managed and completed projects for commercial, municipal, restaurant and medical facilities. He has worked on project scopes for construction with ligature concerns, of large square footage, coordinating secure facility construction and with construction in occupied spaces. Levi enjoys the process of working with owners and construction committees to create a project they can all be proud of and enjoy for years to come.

Rex Adams
Vice President of Operations
2015

Rex Adams

Vice President of Operations
2015

Education

Bachelors of Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University, 2004

OSHA 30-Hour Training

ACI Tilt-Up Concrete Certification

LEED Accredited Professional

ASHE Healthcare Certification

Biography

Rex is a hard-working team player, adaptive to his surroundings and knowledgeable about many aspects of construction. A Kansas native, Rex got his start in the residential arena with jobs ranging from concrete foundations to roofing projects. During college he worked as a framing carpenter and concrete finisher. He was a part of converting numerous homes into code compliant living spaces for students as well as setting up foundations and flatwork for homes around the Manhattan community.

After graduating K-State in 2004, Rex worked as a Field Engineer for a commercial general contractor in the Denver, CO area. Rex was quickly promoted to Project Superintendent where he successfully managed demolition, renovation, tenant finish, and ground up new construction projects. His history of project types includes: correctional, healthcare, single and multi-family residential, municipal and education.

Rex moved back to Kansas and joined BHS Construction in 2015. His experience in a larger market has proved invaluable for BHS projects of all scopes.

Shane Theel
Project Manager
2005

Shane Theel

Project Manager
2005

Education

B.S. Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University, 2007

Biography

An Alma native, Shane has spent his entire life living and working in the surrounding areas. While attending Kansas State University he got his start in the building industry. Shane started as an intern at BHS Construction in 2005 where his skills and knowledge of construction were quickly recognized and put into action. In 2007, Shane graduated with a degree in Construction Science and Management and started his career with BHS Construction.

During Shane’s time at BHS, he has managed and completed a variety of projects and project types. Greek, retirement community, and local remodels have became his specialty. Shane has managed a total of 15 sorority/fraternity projects. All which were finished on or under budget, and on or before scheduled. Shane has brought a refreshing outlook to BHS when it comes to customer satisfaction-the happiness and pride of an Owner is why Shane does what he does every day.

 

Andrew Gerth
Project Manager
2016

Andrew Gerth

Project Manager
2016

Education

Bachelors of Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University, 2009

OSHA 30-Hour Training

Biography

Andrew joined the BHS team in 2016. A Manhattan native, he has spent his entire life living and working in the area. While attending Kansas State University to earn his degree in Construction Science and Management, he got his start in construction. Andrew spent summers and time between classes working in the field on residential and light commercial projects where he learned the importance of attention to detail.

After graduation, Andrew started his career working for a local commercial general contractor as an estimator. Over the next several years, Andrew moved his way into Project Management. Both responsibilities had him focused on K-12 and higher education projects. He understands the balance of high quality, managing budgets, driving schedules and most importantly safety, while working in and around schools. He also understands how to integrate many different projects into one program to maximize efficiency and value. Andrew joined BHS Construction in the fall of 2016 and contributes to each project knowledge and experience he has gained over the last 12 years in the industry.

Jason King
Project Manager
2019

Jason King

Project Manager

Jason King

Project Manager
2019
Nathan Redeker
Office Manager
2009

Nathan Redeker

Office Manager
2009

Education

Emporia State University

Boone Burnside
Estimator
2013

Boone Burnside

Estimator
2013

Education

Bachelors of Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University, 2006

Biography

Boone has called Manhattan his home since 1998. After graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Construction Science and Management, he worked for a production housing company and primarily worked on housing improvements on the Fort Riley army base. He was initially involved in day to day field coordination of renovations to homes then moved into new home construction within that same company.

After supervising the construction of nearly 130 homes, he moved on to work with a second company on base that transitioned him away from field construction and into the office. He oversaw his projects from site visit and price negotiation, through construction, close-out, and warranty. The projects ranged from sidewalk repairs and office finish remodels to complete renovation of historic buildings and airfield hangars. He joined the BHS team in 2013 where his primary role is in the estimating department. His variety of experiences in construction make him a valuable resource not only for producing cost estimates, but for all aspects of the building process.

Adam Crowl
Estimator
2018

Adam Crowl

Estimator
2018

Education

Bachelors of Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University, 2005

Biography

Adam has called the Clay Center, KS area his home for most of his life.  His experience in construction began right out of high school framing houses for the summer in Cape Cod. He studied Construction Science at Kansas State University and has worked in many capacities since. After graduation, Adam worked for a general contractor in Kansas City as a Safety Coordinator. The position transitioned him into a superintendent role for a few years and finally into estimating. Adam joined BHS in 2018 as an estimator and his experience is relied on in the preconstruction phase of a project.

Adam has been involved with the Associated Builders and Contractors Heartland of America Chapter Safety Council as a member and he also served as Chairman. He received ABC’s Special Service Award for Outstanding Leadership.  Adam has experience in residential, multifamily, multi-use, new commercial, commercial renovation and educational projects across multiple contract types and conditions.

Carrie Alt
Project Administrator
2018

Carrie Alt

Project Administrator
2018

Education

Bachelors of Science, Mass Communications, Kansas State University 2004

Mary Dowling
Project Administrator
2020

Mary Dowling

Project Administrator
2020

Education

Manhattan Area Technical College

Superintendent Staff

Brad Sinn
Superintendent
1983

Brad Sinn

Superintendent
1983

Education

Riley County High School

30 Hour OSHA Training

Biography

Brad Sinn started with BHS Construction in 1982 as a carpenter and the first employee hired by BHS. Prior to that, he worked with Wayne Sloan’s father at Green Construction where his father-in-law was a superintendent. Vast construction knowledge, field skills, and ability to get along with everyone on a construction site has made Brad one of BHS’s top Superintendents.

He has always paid attention to every detail and is willing to do whatever it takes to have a successful project and please the client. Brad has been involved in almost every major project BHS Construction has completed in the last three decades.

Brad has experience working on projects varying from historical restorations, medical facilities, restaurants, warehouse buildings, fraternity and sorority houses, and several churches. When asked what his favorite project was, he said “all of them.” He stated that “they all had something that made them fun and unique.” He pointed to a design, feature, committee, owner, or structural design that made them all special in one way or another.

Zach Sloan
Superintendent
1995

Zach Sloan

Superintendent

Zach Sloan

Superintendent
1995
Cass McMahan
Superintendent
2011

Cass McMahan

Superintendent
2011

Education

Hope, KS High School

Building Trades Program, Manhattan Area Technical College, 2008

OSHA 30-Hour Training

Biography

Cass was raised in Hope, KS and made his way to the area in 2007 to attend Manhattan Area Technical College. After graduating from the Building Trades program a year later, Cass joined the construction workforce. He came on at BHS as a carpenter in 2011.

Cass has quickly risen through the ranks during his five years with BHS. He immediately proved himself to be a productive asset for the company. He was quickly promoted to Assistant Superintendent which had him leading small crews and has recently advanced to Superintendent. He has worked on a multitude of projects in the community and gained knowledge at each step along the way. Cass leads by example; the pride he takes in his work is contagious. Other crew members pick up on this motivation which produces safe and efficient projects.

Wayne Rohr
Superintendent
2012

Wayne Rohr

Superintendent
2012

Education

Ellsworth, KS High School

OSHA 30-Hour Training

Heart Saver First Aide/CPR Training

Biography

Since his first steps on a job site at the age of fifteen, Wayne has had a passion for the industry. He initially served as a laborer, advanced to carpenter, and eventually superintendent. From framing to flooring installation, concrete foundations to roofing, he has been involved with nearly every aspect of building through his 41 years of experience.

In the summer of 2013, Wayne brought his experience and industry knowledge to BHS. He has taken on every project given to him with a great attitude and has become a leader in BHS field operations. He has been put in charge of larger jobs such as complete sorority remodels and hospital projects. Wayne’s proactive thinking and organized approach have been key to completing jobs with difficult details and strict time lines.

 

Scott Pugh
Superintendent
2014

Scott Pugh

Superintendent
2014

Education

Rossville, KS High School

OSHA 30-Hour Training

Biography

Scott started his construction career in 1972 as a carpenter-laborer in the Topeka housing market. He learned the trades quickly and ventured out to start his own business three years later. he ran this company with his business partner from 1975 to 2011. Scott then went to work for a Topeka based general contractor. This job had him meeting tight schedules while traveling the region as Superintendent on chain restaurant projects. Scott preferred to remain closer to home; this desire brought him to BHS Construction in January of 2014.

Scott’s many years of experience and self-reliance had him immediately contributing to the company. He is equally comfortable working alone on a small project, managing a group of subcontractors through a medical clinic finish out, or running a crew of BHS self-perform tradesmen. His even tempered demeanor and quick wit make him a natural colleague to all who work with him.

Sean Warner
Superintendent
2016

Sean Warner

Superintendent
2016

Education

Bachelors of Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University, 2014

Technical Certificate in Carpentry, Wichita Area Technical College, 2006

Technical Certificate in Automotive Service Technology, Wichita Area Technical College, 2005

Biography

Sean has had a passion for building from a very young age. He attended Wichita Area Technical College and received a Technical Certificate for Carpentry in 2006. He then continued his education at Kansas State University where he studied Construction Science & Management. Throughout his time at K-State, Sean worked for a local company building custom homes. After graduation, he went to work for a commercial general contractor supervising government contract jobs in the Salina area. Sean joined BHS in 2016 and contributes his extensive jobsite knowledge to every project he works on.

Sean is OSHA 30 Certified and prioritized safety and cleanliness on his jobsites. He has experience in residential, new commercial, commercial renovation, secure facility and education projects.

John Hill
Superintendent
2016

John Hill

Superintendent
2016

Education

Glendale Community College

OSHA 30 Hour Safety Training

Biography

John has been in construction in one form or another for 21 years. He entered the field from a Facilities Management perspective and then moved into commercial construction about 10 years ago. Through his work in Estimating, On-site Construction Management and 5 years of Project Management, John has gained a very-well rounded knowledge of a General Contractor’s road to success.

As a Project Manager, John has managed 3-5 jobs at a time, each with contracts exceeding $1 million. He has worked with several high-profile clients on projects for restaurants, schools, mortuaries, convenience stores and full-service car washes.

John takes great pride in a “shepherding” style of leadership rather than a “driving” style. He is a hands-on leader that enjoys mentoring his guys on site while enforcing a safe, clean and efficient work place.

Michael Katt
Superintendent
2017

Michael Katt

Superintendent

Michael Katt

Superintendent
2017
Josh Michal
Superintendent
2018

Josh Michal

Superintendent
2018

Education

BS Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University

Biography

Josh is a Manhattan, KS native and a graduate of both Manhattan High School and Kansas State University. Throughout his years as a student at K-State, he worked for BHS as a carpenter. After graduation, Josh moved to Texas and took a job with a large commercial general contractor. There he gained valuable field experience running large scale commercial projects. He returned to Manhattan in 2017 with his wife to start a family. He settled right back in at BHS and has proved a valuable resource in the field.
As Project Superintendent, Josh will be onsite overseeing day to day operations, coordinating subcontractors and ensuring the highest quality of construction standards throughout the building process. Like BHS as a company, he strives to maintain lasting relationships with consultants, subcontractors, design professionals and clients by an open flow of communication before, during, and after construction.

Larry Storer
Superintendent
2019

Larry Storer

Superintendent

Larry Storer

Superintendent
2019
Matt Cox
Superintendent
2019

Matt Cox

Superintendent
2019

Education

Manhattan High School

Biography

Born and raised in Manhattan, Matt started his career in the construction industry working as a surveyor for BG Consultants during the summer months in high school. He later attended Kansas State University and has been working in supervising roles ever since. In 2014, he took a position in Dodge City for a family owned commercial construction company. His time in southwest Kansas forced Matt to be a “jack of all trades” in the construction industry.
As Project Superintendent, Matt will be onsite overseeing day to day operations, coordinating subcontractors and ensuring the highest quality of construction standards throughout the building process. Matt’s vast knowledge on large scale pre-engineered metal buildings and his ACI concrete expertise makes him a great leader in the field. Like BHS as a company, he strives to maintain lasting relationships with consultants, subcontractors, design professionals and clients by an open flow of communication before, during, and after construction.

Casey Winter
Superintendent
2020

Casey Winter

Superintendent
2020

Education

BS Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University, 2007

Biography

Casey was born and raised in Palmer, KS and a graduate of Linn High School. He is now raising his family in the Linn schools. As a student at Kansas State University, he worked for BHS. After graduation, Casey moved to Colorado and took a job with a commercial builder. There he gained valuable field experience running large scale commercial projects. He returned to Palmer in 2011 and has been running his own residential & agriculture construction company. He has formed many partnerships with local subcontractors and regional building representatives. His recent return to BHS will add talent and knowledge to projects in Northcentral Kansas.
As Project Superintendent, Casey will be onsite overseeing day to day operations, coordinating subcontractors and ensuring the highest quality of construction standards throughout the building process. Like BHS as a company, he strives to maintain lasting relationships with consultants, subcontractors, design professionals and clients by an open flow of communication before, during, and after construction.

Brad Lyden
Superintendent
2020

Brad Lyden

Superintendent

Brad Lyden

Superintendent
2020
Jerry Walter
Superintendent
2020

Jerry Walter

Superintendent

Jerry Walter

Superintendent
2020
Bryant Duenas
Assistant Superintendent
2012

Bryant Duenas

Assistant Superintendent

Bryant Duenas

Assistant Superintendent
2012
Derek Frasier
Assistant Superintendent
2013

Derek Frasier

Assistant Superintendent

Derek Frasier

Assistant Superintendent
2013
Drew Deters
Assistant Superintendent
2018

Drew Deters

Assistant Superintendent
2018

Education

BS Construction Science, Kansas State University, 2019

Biography

Drew began in construction at an early age building decks with his dad. He worked through high school with residential contractors on both new construction and additions. To pursue his career in construction, Drew attended Kansas State University and majored in Construction Science and Management. During his time at K-State, he worked in landscaping and had multiple internships with larger commercial general contractors.
Drew joined the BHS team shortly before graduating in 2018. He was the superintendent of a remodel project while attending classes. His ability to run a project on schedule and his relationships formed with subcontractors have already set him apart in the field.

Galen Wickstrum
Foreman
2006

Galen Wickstrum

Foreman

Galen Wickstrum

Foreman
2006
Josh Moore
Foreman
2012

Josh Moore

Foreman

Josh Moore

Foreman
2012

Field Staff

Wayne Davies
Retired
1987-2018

Wayne Davies

Retired
1987-2018

Wayne Davies

Retired
Chris Brown
Retired
2012-2019

Chris Brown

Retired
2012-2019

Chris Brown

Retired
Lynn Richter
Master Carpenter
1983

Lynn Richter

Master Carpenter
1983

Lynn Richter

Master Carpenter
Homer Smith
Carpenter
2000

Homer Smith

Carpenter
2000

Homer Smith

Carpenter
Bailey Jacobs
Master Carpenter
2007

Bailey Jacobs

Master Carpenter
2007

Bailey Jacobs

Master Carpenter
Brandon Wheeler
Carpenter
2009

Brandon Wheeler

Carpenter
2009

Brandon Wheeler

Carpenter
Joel Young
Carpenter
2014

Joel Young

Carpenter
2014

Joel Young

Carpenter
Bruce Gassman
Carpenter/Laborer
2015

Bruce Gassman

Carpenter/Laborer
2015

Bruce Gassman

Carpenter/Laborer
Anthony Kirksey
Carpenter/Laborer
2016

Anthony Kirksey

Carpenter/Laborer
2016

Anthony Kirksey

Carpenter/Laborer
Brad Jamison
Carpenter/Laborer
2016

Brad Jamison

Carpenter/Laborer
2016

Brad Jamison

Carpenter/Laborer
Chris Zoeller
Carpenter/Laborer
2017

Chris Zoeller

Carpenter/Laborer
2017

Chris Zoeller

Carpenter/Laborer
Ross Breese
Laborer
2017

Ross Breese

Laborer
2017

Ross Breese

Laborer
Ryan Beggs
Carpenter
2017

Ryan Beggs

Carpenter
2017

Ryan Beggs

Carpenter
Stephan Anderson
Carpenter
2017

Stephan Anderson

Carpenter
2017

Stephan Anderson

Carpenter
Guy Wright
Carpenter/Laborer
2017

Guy Wright

Carpenter/Laborer
2017

Guy Wright

Carpenter/Laborer
Phinehas Adams
Laborer
2017

Phinehas Adams

Laborer
2017

Phinehas Adams

Laborer
Nathan Garrison
Laborer
2018

Nathan Garrison

Laborer
2018

Nathan Garrison

Laborer
Gordon Sabo
Carpenter
2018

Gordon Sabo

Carpenter
2018

Gordon Sabo

Carpenter
Michael Chrome
Laborer
2018

Michael Chrome

Laborer
2018

Michael Chrome

Laborer
Dalton Davis
Carpenter
2019

Dalton Davis

Carpenter
2019

Dalton Davis

Carpenter
John Files
Laborer
2019

John Files

Laborer
2019

John Files

Laborer
Nick Lehmkuhl
Carpenter
2019

Nick Lehmkuhl

Carpenter
2019

Nick Lehmkuhl

Carpenter
Brandon Boeckman
Carpenter
2020

Brandon Boeckman

Carpenter
2020

Brandon Boeckman

Carpenter
Devon Carter
Carpenter
2020

Devon Carter

Carpenter
2020

Devon Carter

Carpenter

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