We’re Not Just Managers, We’re Builders
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As you consider selecting your construction manager, there are a few simple facts about BHS Construction, Inc. that set us apart from other firms:

We are managers, but, more importantly, we are builders. We understand the building process as it relates to constructibility, cost, schedule, and the quality of a long lasting end product.

For the past fifty years, our number one goal has been to satisfy our clients. We have overwhelmingly exceeded this goal. Our list of repeat clients is long and we negotiate over 80% of the projects we complete. We want our clients to enjoy the building process as much as we do.

We have gained the trust of our many repeat clients from our open book project estimating and our ability to set a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) within the client’s budget. We make it a goal and common practice to return money to the client for cost savings under the set GMP. BHS has always been open and up front with the budgets, costing, and estimate information we produce. The client will have access to all of our pricing data so that they can make informed decisions that affect design, cost, quality, and schedule.

Not only do we have a long list of satisfied owners, but we also have many design professionals that, given the chance, want us on their projects. Our strong relationship with design professionals has given all of our clients the opportunity to experience a true team approach to design and construction services.

We understand the process, challenges, and blessings of working for non-profit organizations and construction projects lead by committees. It has been by choice that we work with organizations and we desire to help them fulfill their needs.

BHS stands behind all the work we do in the area and takes pride in the fact that the majority of sub-contractors on our projects are local. We are thankful that we operate in a region with a wealth of home-grown expertise across all construction disciplines. Using local forces has proven effective in delivering facilities that are built to last and easy to maintain. Consistent, quality results are customary on a BHS led Project; the trade professionals which we choose to work with are a huge part of that reputation.

Field Staff
  • Wayne Davies
    Finish Carpenter 1987
  • Homer Smoth
    Carpenter 2000
  • Bailey Jacobs
    Master Carpenter 2007
  • Brandon Wheeler
    Carpenter 2009
  • Chris Sipes
    Carpenter 2009
  • Chris Brown
    Carpenter 2012
  • Bryant Duenas
    Assistant Superintendent 2012
  • Derek Fraiser
    Carpenter 2013
  • Joel Young
    Carpenter 2014
  • Travis Volz
    Finish Carpenter 2015
  • Bruce Gassman
    Carpenter/Laborer 2015
  • Scott Woods
    Carpenter/Laborer 2015
  • Anthony Kirksey
    Carpenter/Laborer 2016
  • Brad Jamison
    Carpenter/Laborer 2016

Education

Experience

Wayne R. Sloan
President 1982

Wayne R. Sloan is President and 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.

References

Bruce McMillan, AIA
Bruce McMillan AIA Architects, P.A.
555 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-776-1011
Stephen Shields, CEO
Action Pact Design
2505 Anderson Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-539-0806

Education

Experience

Patrick J. Schutter
Vice President 2003

Patrick started in the building industry at a young age working on 4-H woodworking projects and has had a deep passion for the construction industry ever since then. From that time he has graduated from Flint Hills Vo Tech College in Construction Technology, worked for a few construction companies, and graduated from Kansas State University in Construction Science and Management. During college he started with BHS Construction, Inc. as an intern in 2003 and has quickly risen to our Vice President. He is in charge of Pre-Construction and procurement of new projects and manages some of these projects.

Patrick has impressed our long time repeat clients with his ability to bring projects in on time and under budget. He has a good attention to detail and is a team player. He has had the opportunity to gain many hours of field experience and understanding the building process as well as the need to manage the process.

Outside of work, Patrick has graduated from the Leadership Manhattan 2015 Class. He is currently on the Wabaunsee Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was the 2013 President of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association. He is also on the KSU Construction Science and Management advisory council until 2017. When Patrick is not working, coaching his two Wamego Crossroads soccer teams, or volunteering somewhere you can catch him spending time with his wife Kelli, and their 4 kids: Ben 7, Blane 5, Leah 3, and Aubrey 1 year.

References

Jerry Petty
Grand Mere Development Co.
2021 Vanesta Place
Manhattan, KS 66503
785-537-2065
Dan Knight, AIA
Anderson Knight Architects
2505 Anderson Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-539-0806

Education

Experience

Levi T. Schneider
Vice President / Project Manager 2004

Levi was born and raised in Salina, KS. Levi came to Manhattan to attend Kansas State University in 2000. After spending the summer of his freshman year working as a construction laborer Levi quickly realized his calling in life. During his college summers Levi worked as a carpenter on a structural concrete crew. Upon graduating with a degree in Construction Science in 2005, Levi spent 4 years as a Field Engineer/Carpenter Forman constructing water and waste water treatment facilities throughout the Midwest Region. While traveling the Midwest Region Levi always called Manhattan home and wanted to return. Returning to Manhattan in 2010 Levi became a Project Manager for BHS Construction.

Since starting with BHS Construction in 2010 Levi has worked with many local owners and owners groups. Levi has experienced and completed construction projects in the Commercial, Light Industrial, Restaurant, and Medical/Hospital Fields. Levi enjoys the experience of working with local owners and construction committees on a daily bases to create a project they and he can be proud of, and enjoy for years to come.

Outside of work Levi is constantly on the go. Levi has a variety of hobbies and past times, improvement project at his county home, the restoration and repurposing of Vintage Barns, furniture projects in his wood shop, and spending time with friends, family and his favorite nephew Greyson.

References

Garth Johnson
AIB International
1213 Bakers Way
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-706-0131
Patrick Schwab
Bowman Bowman Novack
224 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-776-4912
Shane A. Theel
Project Manager 2005

Bio coming soon.

Education

Experience

Rex C. Adams
Project Manager 2015

Rex is a hardworking team player, adaptive to his surroundings, and is knowledgeable and detail oriented about many aspects of construction. Over 20 years ago, the Olpe, KS native started his career in construction working on residential jobs ranging from concrete foundations to roofing projects. He worked as a framing carpenter and concrete finisher while attending Hutchison Community College. He was a part of converting numerous homes into code compliant living spaces for Kansas State University Students and set-up and installed foundations and flatwork for homes around the Manhattan community, both while working towards his degree at Kansas State.

After college graduation, he accepted a Field Engineering position with a commercial general contractor in the Denver, CO metropolitan area. Taking the skills acquired from his hands on construction experience and education, Rex was quickly promoted to Project Superintendent. He successfully managed demolition, renovation, tenant finish, and ground up new construction projects. His history of project types includes: educational, health care, single and multi family residential, municipal, and correctional.

Rex stayed in close contact with several of BHS’s employees and owners throughout his time in Colorado. The opportunity to join the BHS team and return to Kansas presented itself in 2014. He made the move and brought with him new office and field perspectives. He has proven to be a valuable resource for the company and looks forward to contributing to the future strength of BHS Construction.

Outside of work, Rex loves spending time with his wife, Angie and three daughters, Alexis, Avery, and Layla. He enjoys taking his construction capabilities home and finishing projects around the house for his family. The latest undertaking was a backyard treehouse; the kids have continued to suggest updates and amenities.

Education

Experience

Andrew A. Gerth
Project Manager 2016

Andrew is the most recent addition to the BHS team, but is not new to construction. 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. He then moved into the office to help with estimating and project administration.

Upon graduation in 2009, he 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, 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 brings with him that knowledge and experience he has gained over the last 12 years in the industry.

Outside of work, Andrew loves spending time with his wife and their four children: Addison 6, Abbigail 5, Xander 3, and Annabelle 4 months. He enjoys working on projects around the house and is involved with their local church.

References

Alan Gast
Ebert Mayo Design Group
1115 Westport Dr.
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-776-1800
Mark Loberg
Kansas State University
785-532-1801
Joey M. Lohmann
Project Engineer 2015

Bio coming soon.

Nathan J. Redeker
Office Manager 2009

Bio coming soon.

Education

Experience

Boone R. Burnside
Estimator 2013

Boone joined BHS Construction in the summer of 2013 after starting his career at Fort Riley. Following graduation from Kansas State University, he went to work for a production housing company. He was initially involved in day to day field coordination of renovations to homes on the U.S. Army base. He then moved into new home construction with that same company. This position again had Boone managing the efforts of subcontractors and suppliers.

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.

After seven years spent on base, Boone welcomed change to working in Manhattan, a place he has called home since 1998. His primary role at BHS is producing cost estimates and budgets. When required, he assists the project managers with their regular responsibilities. Boone’s position within the company allows him to have a hand in nearly all of the projects completed by BHS. He appreciates the wide variety of projects completed and looks forward to the continued growth of the community. Away from work, Boone enjoys fishing and hunting, woodworking, KSU sports, and spending time with his family.

References

Dean Thibault
Landmark National Bank
701 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-565-2000
Charlie Thomas
Kansas State Athletics
1800 College Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-532-7608
Katelyne A. Davis
Project Administrator 2015

Bio coming soon.

Brad Sinn
Superintendent 1983

Bio coming soon.

Lynn Richter
Superintendent 1983

Bio coming soon.

Zach Sloan
Superintendent 1995

Bio coming soon.

Galen Wickstrum
Superintendent 2006

Bio coming soon.

Education

Experience

Cass McMahan
Superintendent 2011

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 went to work on a bridge building crew for Ebert Construction. He was there for three years before deciding to join the team at BHS Construction in 2011.

Cass has quickly risen through the ranks during his five years with BHS. He started as a carpenter and immediately proved himself to be a productive asset for the company. He was soon promoted to Assistant Superintendent which had him leading small crews. He again showed his capabilities in this role 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 picked up on this motivation. His approach to building results in safe and efficient projects.

While not working, Cass enjoys disc golf at the local courses, and spending time at the lake with family and friends.

References

Rob Eichman
Midwest Concrete Materials
701 S. 4th St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-776-8811
John Havenstein
American Institute of Baking
785-410-9819
Josh Moore
Superintendent 2012

Bio coming soon.

Education

Experience

Wayne Rohr
Superintendent 2012

At the age of fifteen, Wayne stepped foot on a lake home build to help his father with the family construction business and has been in the industry ever since. He initially served as a laborer, advanced to carpenter, and then moved to the area after being hired as a Superintendent with a local general contractor. From framing to flooring installation, and 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 our 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.

Wayne enjoys the outdoors during his free time. Hunting, golfing, and fishing wit his six grandchildren are some of his favorite activities.

References

Christy Scott
Kappa Kappa Gamma
517 Fairchild Terrace
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-587-7702
Lorie Bowman
BBN Architects
411 Nichols Rd
Kansas City, MO 64112
816-853-2550

Education

Experience

Scott Pugh
Superintendent 2014

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.

Outside of work, Scott spends time hunting, fishing, and even playing softball. He also enjoys entertaining friends and family on his property in Wabaunsee County.

References

Dennis Wohler
Landmark National Bank
701 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-565-2000
Jeffery Hancock
SMH Consultants
2017 Vanesta Pl.
Manhattan, KS 66503
785-776-0541

Education

Experience

Sean Warner
Superintendent 2016

Sean’s passion for construction started at very young age while working with his grandfather. He attended Wichita Area Technical College for Automotive Service Technology, and also Carpentry. He saw a future in construction, and moved to Manhattan in 2007 to attend school at Kansas State University. Throughout college, Sean held many construction jobs. He worked for a local contractor building custom homes in the Grand mere and Colbert Hills area. After graduating from the Construction Science and Management program at Kansas State University, he took a job with a local commercial general contractor, and focused on jobs in the Salina area.

Outside of work, Sean’s hobbies are hunting, fishing, and farming. He is a clerk for the Zeandale Township in Riley County, where he also maintains township roads. He loves this area, and is interested in building relationships and making the community a better place.

References

Kris Upson, PE
Salina USD 305
785-309-4709
Charles Renz
JGR Architects
Salina, KS 67401
785-827-0386
John Hill
Superintendent 2016

Bio coming soon.

Wayne Davies
Finish Carpenter 1987

Bio coming soon.

Homer Smoth
Carpenter 2000

Bio coming soon.

Bailey Jacobs
Master Carpenter 2007

Bio coming soon.

Brandon Wheeler
Carpenter 2009

Bio coming soon.

Chris Sipes
Carpenter 2009

Bio coming soon.

Chris Brown
Carpenter 2012

Bio coming soon.

Bryant Duenas
Assistant Superintendent 2012

Bio coming soon.

Derek Fraiser
Carpenter 2013

Bio coming soon.

Joel Young
Carpenter 2014

Bio coming soon.

Travis Volz
Finish Carpenter 2015

Bio coming soon.

Bruce Gassman
Carpenter/Laborer 2015

Bio coming soon.

Scott Woods
Carpenter/Laborer 2015

Bio coming soon.

Anthony Kirksey
Carpenter/Laborer 2016

Bio coming soon.

Brad Jamison
Carpenter/Laborer 2016

Bio coming soon.