About

OUR LEADERSHIP 

BHS has worked on over 2000 projects in Northeast Kansas. The origins of the company date back to 1965, but the current BHS name was established by Wayne Sloan in 1982. As president of BHS, Wayne was an active member of the community and formed many partnerships along the way. In recent years, Wayne has transitioned into the role of Chairman 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 before transitioning to VP in 2018. Patrick, Levi and Zach Sloan, joined ownership in 2012 and Rex Adams joined the management team as VP of Operations in 2020.

BHS Construction is a growing team working in your community to Build Together.

Office Staff

Wayne Sloan
Chairman
1982

Wayne Sloan

Chairman
1982

Education

Bachelors of Construction Science, Kansas State University, 1975

Biography

Wayne R. Sloan is the 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 to join his father’s firm, Green Construction Company. During his time there, he held positions of Project Superintendent, Project Manager and Estimator. In January 1982, Wayne became an owner of BHL Construction and established the current name of BHS Construction, Inc.

Outside the company, Wayne is 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, Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan, Associated General Contractors of Kansas, Inc., the Construction Industry Council of Manhattan, and the Pawnee Mental Health Foundation.

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 Vo Tech College in Construction Technology, and also holds a degree in Construction Science and Management from Kansas State University. He started with BHS Construction, Inc. in 2003 as an intern in college and has risen through the ranks to our current President. He heads up preconstruction and procurement of new projects in addition to executive oversight of all 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 management 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 has been active in the Flint Hills Area Builders Association and was President in 2013. He is currently serving on the Wabaunsee Township Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the City of Manhattan Code of Appeals Board and serving on the Holy Family Catholic Church of Alma Building Committee.

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.

Levi was chosen for the Leadership Manhattan Class of 2019. He graduated from the Dale Carnegie Leadership Series and is active in the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce.

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. While attending classes at Kansas State, 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 educational facilities.

Rex moved back to Kansas and joined BHS Construction in 2015. His experience in a larger market has proven invaluable for projects of specific scope. In 2020, he moved into his role as Vice President of Operations.

Rex is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Series, involved in many community events and an advocate for youth programs in our region.

Shane Theel
Project Manager
2005

Shane Theel

Project Manager
2005

Education

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

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

Jason King
Project Manager
2019

Jason King

Project Manager

Jason King

Project Manager
2019
AJ Devlin
Project Manager
2021

AJ Devlin

Project Manager
2021

Education

Kansas State University

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

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

Adam Crowl
Estimator
2018

Adam Crowl

Estimator
2018

Education

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

Lucia Novelly
Market Development
2021

Lucia Novelly

Market Development

Lucia Novelly

Market Development
2021

Superintendent Staff

Brad Sinn
1983

Brad Sinn

1983

Education

Riley County High School

30 Hour OSHA Training

Zach Sloan
1995

Zach Sloan

1995

Zach Sloan

1995
Galen Wickstrum
2006

Galen Wickstrum

2006

Galen Wickstrum

2006
Cass McMahan
2011

Cass McMahan

2011

Education

Building Trades Program, Manhattan Area Technical College, 2008

OSHA 30-Hour Training

Bryant Duenas
2012

Bryant Duenas

2012

Bryant Duenas

2012
Josh Moore
2012

Josh Moore

2012

Josh Moore

2012
Derek Frasier
2013

Derek Frasier

2013

Derek Frasier

2013
Joel Young
2014

Joel Young

2014

Joel Young

2014
Aaron Strecker
2017

Aaron Strecker

2017

Aaron Strecker

2017
Michael Katt
2017

Michael Katt

2017

Michael Katt

2017
Drew Deters
2018

Drew Deters

2018

Education

BS Construction Science, Kansas State University, 2019

Josh Michal
2018

Josh Michal

2018

Education

BS Construction Science and Management, Kansas State University

Larry Storer
2019

Larry Storer

2019

Larry Storer

2019
Matt Cox
2019

Matt Cox

2019

Education

Manhattan High School

Brandan Boeckman
2020

Brandan Boeckman

2020

Brandan Boeckman

2020
Eric Miller
2020

Eric Miller

2020

Eric Miller

2020
Jerry Walter
2020

Jerry Walter

2020

Jerry Walter

2020
Tyler Collins
2020

Tyler Collins

2020

Tyler Collins

2020
Thayer Terwilliger
2021

Thayer Terwilliger

2021

Thayer Terwilliger

2021
Jim Walter
2021

Jim Walter

2021

Jim Walter

2021

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
Retired Master Carpenter
1983-2021

Lynn Richter

Retired Master Carpenter
1983-2021

Lynn Richter

Retired Master Carpenter
Homer Smith
2000

Homer Smith

2000

Homer Smith

2000
Bailey Jacobs
2007

Bailey Jacobs

2007

Bailey Jacobs

2007
Brandon Wheeler
2009

Brandon Wheeler

2009

Brandon Wheeler

2009
Bruce Gassman
2015

Bruce Gassman

2015

Bruce Gassman

2015
Anthony Kirksey
2016

Anthony Kirksey

2016

Anthony Kirksey

2016
Brad Jamison
2016

Brad Jamison

2016

Brad Jamison

2016
Chris Zoeller
2017

Chris Zoeller

2017

Chris Zoeller

2017
Ross Breese
2017

Ross Breese

2017

Ross Breese

2017
Ryan Beggs
2017

Ryan Beggs

2017

Ryan Beggs

2017
Phinehas Adams
2017

Phinehas Adams

2017

Phinehas Adams

2017
Gordon Sabo
2018

Gordon Sabo

2018

Gordon Sabo

2018
Michael Crome
2018

Michael Crome

2018

Michael Crome

2018
Dalton Davis
2019

Dalton Davis

2019

Dalton Davis

2019
John Files
2019

John Files

2019

John Files

2019
Nick Lehmkuhl
2019

Nick Lehmkuhl

2019

Nick Lehmkuhl

2019
Alex Kaminski
2019

Alex Kaminski

2019

Alex Kaminski

2019
Devon Carter
2020

Devon Carter

2020

Devon Carter

2020
Kevin Luberus
2020

Kevin Luberus

2020

Kevin Luberus

2020

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