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About Our Team

We’re not exactly an Amish barn raising team. It’s a colorful crowd at Phoenix Construction, but you’ll love us, and you’ll love working with us. From our Founder and Chairman, right down to the Phoenix crews, we are a tight-knit team. A little weird…just like any other family. But we love what we do and love doing what we do with each other, and it shows in the work we deliver to our clients.

THE ANATOMY OF A FLAMING BIRD

War Bird. We display the mentality of a ninja and the spirit of a warrior. Being Mindful. Being Prepared. Being Agile. Know how to apply your skills in any situation and win.

Taking Flight. We educate our teammates and instruct them when they need help without seeking credit. Understand education is the fundamental element of our future growth. Be Supportive.

Heart of a Servant. We give ourselves to our customers, colleagues and communities we operate in not expecting anything in return. It’s at the core of our existence. Golden Rule applies.

Think Outside the Nest. We didn’t get here by walking down a fairway. We took calculated risks and created a new way of doing things. Always be curious in developing new ideas and new ways of getting things done.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm. Take pride in being first and treat this company as it is your own because it is. It will be what YOU make it. Be passionate and that energy will transpire and motivate.

Birds of a feather…flock together. It is all about family at Phoenix. This is who we are to each other. Dysfunctional at times, yes, but at the end of the day we are a single unit and our work must be done with that mentality. Each person plays a role and collaboration across the board is paramount.

Do the next right thing… even when it hurts

KALEB BREWER
Chairman & CEO

PRICE IS WHAT YOU PAY…
VALUE IS WHAT YOU GET.

The alpha dog not only sits at the head of the table, he runs it.

Kaleb Brewer founded Phoenix Construction in 2012 after seeing the quality of work in South Texas and knowing it not only could, but should be improved upon. By bringing a completely different attitude and business model to the construction industry, he has grown Phoenix Construction into a company that has doubled their profit every year.

With 15 years of development experience and 7 years leading construction teams, Kaleb has created a company culture that starts and ends with his personal life motto, best summarized by Winston Churchill: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

By creating a team that loves what they do and doing it the right way, he wants his customers to be as confident in what they receive as he is with the job he knows he is about to do. Outside of his family, Phoenix Construction makes him “more proud of than than anything he’s ever done in his entire life.”

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ROBIN DALTON
President

Robin started out in the medical field as a nurse and EMT in 1995. In 2001 she began a brand new career with Southwest Airlines where she served in a number of different positions and departments including Ground Operations, Emergency Response, Executive Office, Human Resources and Regulatory Programs, and Compliance. While her 16 years at SWA provided well for her, she longed to get back to a smaller town and away from the Big City Lights of DFW. Before joining Phoenix Construction, Robin held the Executive Assistant position with the Economic Development Council of Parker County. When not at work, you’re likely to find Robin helping or loving animals, spending time with her husband and 3 children, and spending quality time with her extended family whom she adores. She loves music of all kinds, gardening, volunteering, spending time with friends, crafting and cooking.

“I’m blessed to be a part of the Phoenix Construction Team and look forward to making a difference together.”

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KENT JOHNSON
Chief Operations Officer

Kent, our COO, provides the leadership, management and vision to ensure that Phoenix Construction has proper operational controls. His expertise was formed by 24 years of construction, building management, and budgeting experience. Kent’s affiliations include Trinity Bible Church and the Weatherford High School Booster Club. Kent likes spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys experiencing the great outdoors through his favorite pastimes, hunting and fishing.

“What I like most about working for Phoenix Construction is having the opportunity to work for a company with integrity and knowing that we are team.”

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DOUG ASHMAN
Chief Financial Officer

Doug Ashman joined the team as Chief Financial Officer in July 2014. As a CPA with over 25 years of experience, Doug has always placed a focus on streamlining financial and business processes and planning for financial success. He is excited to be using that expertise to help Phoenix Construction exceed its goals. Most of Doug’s time outside the Phoenix office is spent sharing adventures with his wife and two daughters. Together, they enjoy traveling, volunteering, cooking, and laughing a lot. When not with family, Doug is often found reading books or listening to music. He also has an interest in all things financial — following the stock market, alternative investments, and the financial workings of everything from companies to countries. Doug feels blessed that he has been able to use his skills to help many individuals, businesses, and non-profits make wise financial decisions to achieve their goals.

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TIM HASTY
Chief Business Development Officer

Tim leads the Phoenix Development Group. His vision is to help diversify and balance our business ventures. With a degree in both Business Management and Real Estate from Baylor University, Tim has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, including land acquisitions, construction, and development. In 1993 he successfully established his own construction/development company and most recently led JRJ Construction in business development. Tim’s wealth of construction knowledge and cutting-edge ideas are vital for Phoenix to stay in the forefront of the ever-changing construction industry. His energy and solution-oriented mentality are vital assets in building owner relationships. What Tim really wants is to contribute his gifts to the success of Phoenix and his community. Christ Chapel, Parker County Economic Development Council and various other civic organizations all benefit from his leadership, influence, and enthusiasm.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining the Phoenix family. I look forward to helping us grow in new land development areas and diversifying our foundation by adding to the construction arenas we are involved in. Our team supports one another just like family and in the ever-changing construction world, we will serve each other and our customers time and time again.”

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SCOTT VOLLMAR
Managing Director of Accounting & Finance

Scott manages the day-to-day activities in the office including everything from answering phones and filing to dealing with insurance issues, lien waivers, job cost and financial reporting. With the exception of a four-year stint in the Navy, Scott has always been involved in construction. He grew up working for his dad, building homes in the Fredericksburg area. He eventually moved into office and safety management for a commercial construction company in San Antonio. His work took him to South Carolina and Kansas, where he provided quality control and safety management. Scott also worked in Austin, providing office and equipment management services for a large Dallas based firm. Desiring to raise their daughter in a smaller community, Scott and his family returned to Fredericksburg where he worked for a custom home builder before joining the Phoenix Construction team. Scott’s education includes 90 hours of coursework, including accounting and safety engineering. Reading and working in the yard are among Scott’s favorite pastimes.

“I have had the privilege of working for some great people in this business and Phoenix Construction sits at the very top of that list. It’s a great place to work and I feel blessed to be here.”

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DAVE COWLEY
Senior VP of Investor/Public Relations

Dave Cowley began a career in broadcasting in 1979 on KORC 1140 AM in Mineral Wells, from there he went on to brief stints at KLUR in Wichita Falls, KJNE in Waco and WBAP in Fort Worth. He later moved to Dallas and served as President of COPRA Media Productions where he wrote, produced, and hosted two nationally syndicated programs, Class Reunion and The Red River Café which aired on 130 station affiliates. He has personally conducted interviews with over 100 artists, ranging from Garth Brooks to James Brown. In 1998, he left the company to spend more time with his young daughter Stephanie, and came to Weatherford to host The Morning Show for KYXS 95.9 FM – The Ranch. In 2001, Cowley added the banking business to his radio resume, utilizing his marketing/public relations skills to oversee newspaper/radio/billboard advertising campaigns, press releases, community relations, and business development. Most recently, Cowley has been employed by Texas Bank Financial in Weatherford as Vice President of Marketing, with a wealth of experience in both print and electronic media. Each morning, he co-hosts The Morning Show for 89.5 CHUCK FM in Weatherford from 6 to 8. Besides actively participating in the Weatherford Noon Lions Club, Cowley also served 9 years as a trustee on the Weatherford ISD Board. He is a founding member of the WISD Education Foundation Board of Directors, past member of Rotary, past Weatherford Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, Ambassadors Program, Tourism Committee), Parker County Peach Festival Steering Committee, a member of the Texas Scholars Program, President of Partners in Education, Parker County Continuing Education Program (Advisory Board), United Way of Parker County (Advisory Board), Past Director of the Theater Off the Square, and Co-Chairman of Media Relations for the Parker County Hospital District’s Cuttin’ Capitol Celebration Committee. Oh yeah, and he also has been involved in acting, playing a deputy on the FOX Television series Prison Break along with lead roles in Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler), 1776 (John Adams), Oklahoma (Curly), and Guys and Dolls, where he played the Frank Sinatra role of Nathan Detroit. Cowley has a daughter, Stephanie, and four grandchildren.

“I haven’t been this excited about joining an organization in years! Phoenix is a quality group, with much integrity. It was going to take something special for me to jump ship at Texas Bank. Phoenix is special!”

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LEE DAUGHERTY
Senior VP of Operations

Lee is Phoenix Construction’s Senior VP of Operations. He is a professional multi-tasker involved with building planning, design, and budgeting, along with property development. Lee brings over 30 years of construction industry experience where he has spent the last 8 years focused exclusively on the commercial/industrial side of construction and development.  He maintains an IBC Class “A” National Contractor’s License. Lee’s interests include fishing, and horses.

“Phoenix Construction’s owner, Kaleb Brewer, has created a great team environment throughout the company. It’s nice to know everyone’s opinion counts.”

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Quilene Johnson
QUILENE JOHNSON
Director of Human Resources

As Director of Human Resources, Quilene comes to Phoenix Construction with over 20 years of professional experience in both Sales and Human Resources. Quilene raised four children and has been blessed with two grandchildren. While raising her children, she served on many Weatherford ISD boards and booster clubs. When not working, along with her new love of cruising, you can find Quilene and her husband enjoying football games, hunting, and participating in many other outdoor activities. She is also a member of the Church of Christ.

“Coming to work for Phoenix is a true blessing. It’s great to work for an owner who not only values his employees, but he also has his life ethics and priorities in order — God, Family, Work.”

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JUDY KRING
Director of Marketing

As Director of Marketing, Judy is in charge of formulating, implementing and coordinating all marketing activities to promote the Phoenix Construction name and brand. With over 25 years experience in sales, marketing, customer service and accounting, she brings invaluable expertise to the Phoenix mission and vision. Judy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Tarleton State University. She is affiliated with the Willow Park Baptist Church, the Women’s Business Alliance, and many area Chamber of Commerce groups including Weatherford and East Parker. In her free time, Judy loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and fitness.

“I am so thankful and blessed to be a part of the Phoenix team.  The company has such integrity, and Kaleb values and respects every person on his team. That respect is then perpetuated in the way that each member performs their job and in their treatment of others. Phoenix Construction truly is a team, and Kaleb’s leadership is second to none!”

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Director of Land Development
PHILIP NEWKIRK
Director of Land Development

As Director of Land Development, Philip comes to Phoenix Construction with over 15 years in the land surveying industry, and with the last decade serving as Manager of Operations for Texas Surveying. His portfolio consists of more than 10,000 projects in the field and office, ranging from residential sites to commercial/industrial developments across Texas. He has been a part of the process from feasibility and initial land acquisition, platting, topographic mapping, engineering support, construction layout, up to final as-built. Philip loves the Lord and is an active member of Victory Baptist Church. He enjoys spending time on his farm with his family where they raise Registered Texas Longhorns. Philip also enjoys hunting.

“I’ve seen Phoenix grow rapidly over the past few years, and not only am I impressed with the direction the company is going, but also with their dedication to serve the community. I’m thrilled to be a part of this generous company and their talented crew.”

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JOEL HARWELL
Director of Safety

As Director of Safety, Joel is responsible for keeping Phoenix Construction in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as it applies to safety.  But, more importantly, Joel is the driving force behind the program tasked with keeping safe our most valuable asset — OUR PEOPLE! Joel is passionate about people so don’t expect Phoenix Construction to simply conform to the required safety standard. Expect us to set the standard for employee safety. Joel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University, and has more than 31 years of manufacturing safety experience. He’s held positions as Plant Maintenance Supervisor, Project Engineer, Plant Engineer, and Quality Assurance & Environmental Compliance Supervisor. Joel is active in Stonewater Church of Granbury, and is an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman. He also enjoys working on his farm near Morgan Mill, and is a major Aggies Athletics fan.

“I am honored to be a part of the Phoenix Construction team. High integrity, customer focused, a sense of urgency about what we do and team that really cares about one another. This is a great company and a great place to work!”

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DAVID FARMER
Project Manager

As Project Manager, David oversees the flow of construction to ensure timely execution, which is one of Phoenix Construction’s most important hallmarks. He also manages our project bidding, and field information reporting. David’s previous experience includes working in the West Texas oil fields prior to spending many years as an estimator for a commercial  contractor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Central University. David enjoys spending time with his family, along with playing golf and hunting.

“The employees are what make Phoenix a great place to work. We face new challenges every day and we enjoy tackling them as a team.”

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JEFF HUDSON
Project Manager

As Project Manager, Jeff brings over 25 years of experience in single-family, multi-family, restaurant, and commercial construction management. He has also managed several residential and commercial properties during his career. Most recently, Jeff oversaw construction on several Rosa’s Cafés throughout the great state of Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Angelo State University. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching sports, fishing, camping and fixing things. He is always up for a challenge. You’ll probably see Jeff and his wife Suzy around Weatherford or Fort Worth supporting their son, Peyton and daughter, Paige’s in their extracurricular pursuits. Jeff is very active at North Side Baptist Church and in various Weatherford High School Booster Clubs.

“A growing company that values individual opinions, delivers a high-quality product in a timely manner while maintaining an atmosphere where customer and client relationships are vital: that’s a place I want to be. This is cutting edge construction right here! Integrity matters to me, and it matters at Phoenix Construction. There’s an exciting energy here that is contagious!”

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ALLEN BODOVSKY
Chief Architectural Associate

As the Architectural Associate and Lead Designer of Phoenix, Allen oversees all designs and drawings with state-of-the-art BIM software and up to date code analysis procedures. His experience includes 6 years of designing and drafting for firms throughout East Texas and 3 years of individual projects he’s taken up on his own. There’s no doubt that Allen has a love for his craft. Allen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Architectural Studies and Master’s in Architecture from Louisiana Tech University. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his family and explore new ideas in the world of architecture. Not to mention, he’s a musician too.

“Being a part of Phoenix feels like a blessing that was brought to our family. On my first day, I could tell the environment was fit for more than just a job. It immediately felt like being a part of a family that works together like a large machine, with each gear having its own purpose and working in sync. Phoenix, without a doubt, will change the way we view buildings in the future.”

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Project Manager
JARED BOONE
Project Manager

As Project Manager, Jared comes to Phoenix with vast experience in the construction industry. He grew up in a concrete and construction family where he worked every summer as a kid with his dad and grandfather. His concrete and masonry roots can be traced back 7 generations. Jared graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington where he earned a BBA in Finance. While at UTA he was awarded an internship at Alcon/Novartis where he worked in the Global Supply Chain department and then in Global Procurement before being promoted to the head of divisional spend reporting and eSourcing. After 6 years with Alcon, Jared moved on to Industrial Concrete Solutions where he helped manage onsite operations as well as contracts, change orders, estimating, accounts receivable, and scheduling. He sent 5 years at ICS before leaving to take on the same role at Boone Construction Services. In his spare time, Jared enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as spending time outdoors…hunting, fishing, and working on projects around his place. Jared lives in Weatherford with his wife Rachel, and children, Elizabeth (9), Anne (3), and James (6). He is also an active member at his church, Convergence, in Fort Worth.

“I am very pleased to be a member of an organization that has heart and integrity included in its core values; which to me is the true definition of organizational excellence! It’s felt as you walk through the door!”

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TIM CARDER
Draftsman

With previous experience in Civil Drafting, Tim is extremely excited to work at Phoenix Construction as an Architecture Drafter. Tim works directly with the Lead Designer and Architectural Associate to design and draw high quality commercial and industrial buildings with state-of-the-art BIM software. While not working, he loves to spend time with his family, playing the violin, and being an active member of St. Mary's Church.

“Phoenix Construction feels like home. I have found a career here that allows me to be creative. I’m extremely blessed to be a part of this fantastic company.”

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Estimator
SCOTT WALZ
Estimator

Scott, an Estimator for Phoenix Construction, comes to Phoenix as a third generation building contractor who was conditioned from a very young age to take on his family’s ENR 400 company.  Early in his career, he was able to take over an offshoot of the family’s company and successfully grow it from a $10 million company to over $21 million. His highly defined estimating experience brings such accuracy that it easily translates into strict adherence to budgets, schedules, and workmanship, and therefore helps to assure the customer of quality construction at a reasonable cost. Scott holds a Texas Real Estate Broker’s License, an Oklahoma Real Estate Broker’s License, and a Kansas Class A Contractors License. Scott’s firm belief is that your word is your bond and your handshake is your signature. His passion is watching raw land become something and knowing that he was part of that process. He attends the Eagle Mountain International Church, and when not working, Scott enjoys spending time with family, especially his granddaughters.

“I’m excited to be joining a growing company that believes in treating everyone, from the customer to the team members, right.”

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ANDREA LOREDO
Office Manager

As Office Manager, Andrea is responsible for managing the daily activities of the Phoenix Construction Corporate office. Prior to Phoenix, she had a 30 year career with Tyson foods which included several management positions including positions in HR, Benefits and Compliance. Just prior to Phoenix, she managed a winery in the Texas Hill Country. As a child, Andrea immigrated to Chicago from Mexico, and then to the Texas Hill Country as a teen. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, especially her beautiful grandchildren.

“I am absolutely blessed to be a part of this company and this great team, and am looking forward too many years to come!”

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CARRIE WILEY
Administrative Coordinator

As Administrative Coordinator, Carrie is responsible for managing and coordinating the daily activities of the Business Development and Operations offices. Carrie has gained many years of customer service experience through her diverse background. She was a receptionist at Weatherford Christian School, a member of the sales team at Lane Bryant, and an equipment-leasing agent for an oil and gas trucking company. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in her yard, and volunteering with her church, Greenwood Baptist.

“I enjoy the true team atmosphere here at Phoenix. Everyone working together to provide the best service to our customers.”

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BARRET KRING
Construction Superintendent

As Construction Superintendent, Barret oversees jobsite scheduling and maintenance, and manages the day-to-day jobsite operations.Prior to joining Phoenix Construction, he was a firefighter/EMT-B for the Ranger and Willow Park Fire Departments. Barret’s educational achievements include TCFP Basic Firefighter Certification, NREMT-B Certification, DSHS EMT Certification, ACSM Certifi ed Personal Trainer, and OSHA 30 Training. In his spare time, Barret enjoys the company of his wife, two children, extended family and friends. He enjoys going to the gym, and to church. His favorite outdoor pastimes include hunting, fishing and camping.

“I enjoy working for Phoenix Construction because every day is a new challenge.  On every job site, there is something new to learn…something pushing me to grow, expand my knowledge and skill set. The biggest reason I love working for Phoenix, however, is because you won’t find a better team of devoted individuals to work with, or a better leader to work for!”

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KONRAD KREIPE
Construction Superintendent

As Construction Superintendent, Konrad oversees jobsite scheduling and maintenance, and manages the day-to day-jobsite operations. Konrad brings 11 years of commercial construction, energy management system, and building automation experience to the Phoenix team. His interests include spending time with his wife and three children, along with enjoying the great outdoors and action sports. He is also involved with the Knights of Columbus.

“I truly enjoy working for Phoenix Construction for a number of reasons: working with family, the great work ethic, and the professionalism. We set the standards high in building these metal buildings. Competitors can’t do what we do…and that’s a great feeling!”

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JIM LEWIS
Construction Superintendent

As Construction Superintendent, Jim is responsible for management of on-site materials, manpower, and equipment needed for completion of buildings. He comes to Phoenix with over 40 years in commercial, industrial, and residential construction. He holds an OSHA-10 certification, a Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License, as well as a certificate in Architectural Drafting and Structural Steel Detailing. Also, Phoenix is proud to say that Jim is lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the National Rifle Association. In his leisure time, Jim enjoys spending time with family…including his 5 grandchildren, as well as fishing, hunting, and woodburning.

“I like the fact that Phoenix Construction has a professional staff with a family atmosphere.”

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ULYSSES RODRIGUEZ
Construction Superintendent

As Construction Superintendent, Ulysses oversees jobsite scheduling and maintenance, and manages the day to day operations. Prior to joining our team, he spent 5 years as the Director of Operations and Supply Chain at Perennials, Inc., a high-end outdoor textile company. He brings additional management experience from his 8-year tenure at BMC as their Operations Manager, where he managed over 100 employees. Just out of high school, Ulysses was drafted by the Monterrey Tigres, a professional Mexican soccer team. He spent 3 years as a pro footballer before returning to Texas to begin his career in the building industry. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his kids, playing soccer and disc golf, and hiking. He and his wife also enjoy traveling and trying new foods.

“I enjoy the family environment that is encouraged at Phoenix; it’s been great for building a strong team. Everyone is always willing to help which shows in the success of the projects.”

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TIM HOCK
Construction Superintendent

As Construction Superintendent, Tim assists in managing the day-to-day jobsite operations, maintenance and scheduling. He comes to Phoenix with years of construction industry related experience. His experience includes positions in contract inspections, road construction and maintenance, residential and commercial security installations and equipment operator. He has safety certifications with TXDOT, and holds a chemical handling license. Tim is a member of the Saint Paul Lutheran Church and is an active member of the Weatherford High School Cheer Booster Club. In his spare time, Tim enjoys raising cattle, riding his motorcycle, and restoring his classic Camaro.

“The teamwork, positive atmosphere, and being part of a family oriented company are just a few of the things that I love about working for Phoenix.”

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CHRIS RINGLER
Construction Superintendent

As Construction Superintendent, Chris assists in managing the daily jobsite operations, maintenance and scheduling. Proudly, in addition to his extensive construction experience, Chris is an Army Veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Chris devotes his free time to his beautiful wife, Stephanie, and their three children…Lane, Tynzlee and Eli.  He and his family are active members of the North Side Baptist Church.

“I enjoy working for Phoenix Construction because of the great atmosphere it as created for its employees. The care from the owner all the way down the newest employee is amazing.  I am truly blessed and grateful for the opportunity to become a part of the Phoenix family.”

Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord not for humans.”

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Construction Superintendent
LANCE MERTZ
Construction Superintendent

As Construction Superintendent, Lance oversees jobsite scheduling and maintenance, and manages the day-to-day jobsite operations. Lance brings over 17 years of industry experience to Phoenix Construction including both general construction and concrete. Prior to Phoenix, Lance worked as a Superintendent for an architectural and construction company. In his free time he enjoys the great outdoors: hunting, fishing, ATVs, and spending time with his wife and dogs.

"I am excited to join Phoenix Construction...especially to be part of a team that works together to bring high standards to the construction industry."

ROBIN DALTON
President
KENT JOHNSON
Chief Operations Officer
DOUG ASHMAN
Chief Financial Officer
TIM HASTY
Chief Business Development Officer
SCOTT VOLLMAR
Managing Director of Accounting & Finance
DAVE COWLEY
Senior VP of Investor/Public Relations
LEE DAUGHERTY
Senior VP of Operations
Quilene Johnson
QUILENE JOHNSON
Director of Human Resources
JUDY KRING
Director of Marketing
Director of Land Development
PHILIP NEWKIRK
Director of Land Development
JOEL HARWELL
Director of Safety
DAVID FARMER
Project Manager
JEFF HUDSON
Project Manager
ALLEN BODOVSKY
Chief Architectural Associate
Project Manager
JARED BOONE
Project Manager
TIM CARDER
Draftsman
Estimator
SCOTT WALZ
Estimator
ANDREA LOREDO
Office Manager
CARRIE WILEY
Administrative Coordinator
BARRET KRING
Construction Superintendent
KONRAD KREIPE
Construction Superintendent
JIM LEWIS
Construction Superintendent
ULYSSES RODRIGUEZ
Construction Superintendent
TIM HOCK
Construction Superintendent
CHRIS RINGLER
Construction Superintendent
Construction Superintendent
LANCE MERTZ
Construction Superintendent