Garney Construction Promotes Four Employees to Leadership Positions
Meggan Krase, Vice President
After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in accounting, Krase went to work for Grant Thornton where she obtained her CPA license. She spent five years there as a Staff Auditor and Audit Senior before joining Garney in 2006. Krase was promoted to Controller in 2012, where she assisted Jeff Lacy, Vice President of Finance and CFO. She was then named Director–Corporate Controller in 2014 and Vice President in 2018. In this role, Krase is responsible for managing the company's accounting team, including the development, implementation and administration of accounting policies and maintaining internal controls. Krase is also Chair of the Technology Council.
David Burkhart, Director of Central Pipe Operations
Burkhart has spent his entire career with Garney after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in civil engineering. He has constructed projects in Colorado, Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Texas, specializing in large diameter waterline installations and the CMAR project delivery method. In total, Burkhart has built more than $1 billion worth of construction projects during his career in the water industry, including several high-profile CMAR projects. As Director of Central Pipe Operations, Burkhart is responsible for overall management of the pipeline projects built in his area.
Joel Heimbuck, Director of Western Plant Operations
Heimbuck joined Garney in 2005 as a Project Engineer with six years of previous experience in the power and distribution market for a national general contractor. He was promoted to Regional Operations Manager in 2013, responsible for facilitating and administrating traditional bid and alternative delivery water/wastewater infrastructure projects in the Western United States. Heimbuck is a certified and active member of DBIA and graduated with a degree in construction management from Colorado State University.
Eric Wagner, Director of Estimating
Wagner's entire career has been focused solely on water/wastewater construction since building a wastewater treatment plant in 1997 as a co-op. He graduated from University of Akron-Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and started working for a national treatment plant contractor. In 2004, Wagner joined Garney as a Project Manager. In 2010, he transitioned to an estimating role and was promoted to Chief Estimator in 2013. Wagner has worked to develop estimates on many of Garney's most prominent traditional bid and collaborative delivery projects.