Meet the 2017-18 DBIA-Southwest Region Board.
MICHAEL A. STUBBS, PE, DBIA
Stubbs Engineering, Inc., Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mr. Stubbs, president of Stubbs Engineering, Inc., has worked in both the engineering design and construction fields. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is also a certified Design Build Professional with DBIA. He has thirteen years of experience in Structural Engineering. He has provided structural engineering for Police and Court facilities, Churches, a nine story hospital, Commercial Developments and a Copper Blast Furnace.
Phone: (575) 993-5228
RODNEY D’SPAIN, DBIA, LEED AP
Burns & McDonnell, Fort Worth, Texas
In his 25 years of experience in engineering and construction, Mr. D’Spain has designed and built aviation, power generation, industrial, gas processing, and sulfur recovery and handling facilities. He received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and a Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming. Burns & McDonnell is an employee-owned company with 3,400 employee-owners and is ranked by Engineering News-Record in the top 5 percent of the leading 500 U.S. design firms and the top third of leading design-build firms.
Phone: (817) 840-1232
Jaynes Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Chris Butler is a Senior Project Manager with Jaynes Corporation providing complete management and construction services from design to project completion. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is a certified Design Build Professional with DBIA. He has over 14 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked on a wide range of projects in multiple sectors including healthcare, hospitality, public education, office, industrial and law enforcement facilities. Chris is passionate about the design build delivery method and enjoys working with clients that are experiencing the process for the first time. Many of his current projects have been awarded as a direction result of satisfied customers from previous projects. He has also had multiple project recognitions, including 2008 Southwest Contractors Magazine Interiors Project of the Year, 2009 NM ASA Project Manager of the year nomination, 2012 NM AGC Project of the year 20 million Plus, 2012 NM AGC Project of the year 10-15 million, 2012 NM NAIOP Project of the Year Office Building.
Phone: (505) 345-8591
San Antonio Chapter President
KIRBY ANDERSON, DBIA
MGC Contractors Inc., New Braunfels, Texas
Kirby is a DBIA designated professional and serves as a Manager for MGC Contractors Inc. MGC is an environmental stewardship company that works to provide clean water to millions of people in the southwest because they care. MGC does this by designing and constructing water and wastewater facilities in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Mr. Anderson has over 15 years’ experience in the water industry and more than 10 years of experience with alternative delivery projects. Kirby has constructed RCC dams, soil cement channels, gas transmission mains, directional drills, jack and bore tunneling, water transmission mains, water treatment plants, booster pump stations, ASR wells, wastewater treatment plants, lift stations and salt water disposal facilities. He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Construction Engineering from Montana State University.
Phone: (210) 694-0565
Immediate Past Chair
Arkansas Chapter President
HUGH SANFORD, DBIA, LEED AP
Flintco, LLC, Springdale, Arkansas
Hugh Sanford is a Preconstruction Manager for Flintco, LLC. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science degree from the University of Oklahoma and over 37 years of experience in the industry. Before joining Flintco in 2015, Hugh worked for The Beck Group in Texas for seventeen years, and worked for over seven years as an Engineer Technician for both Civil and Environmental Engineering firms. For Flintco, Hugh brings many skills to his projects, particularly project management and administration of multi-million dollar projects, including estimating, submittals, procurement, and subcontract management. His field expertise includes surveying, material testing, mapping, construction and logistics.
Phone: (479) 306-6287
David is President of Speed Fab-Crete Corporation, a full-service design-build general contractor firm based in Fort Worth, Texas. The 56-year-old firm is the oldest, continuing structural precast concrete products firm in Texas. David holds a BS degree from Abilene Christian University and a Masters from the University of Chicago. He is also a DBIA designated professional.
Chris Carr is a senior mechanical engineer at Burns & McDonnell where he focuses primarily on design-build new construction and major renovation projects. His design-build work experience includes healthcare facilities, office buildings, academic institutions, and data centers. Most recently he was the lead mechanical designer for the Hill & Wilkinson Corporate Headquarters, a 35,000 square foot office facility and the Forest Park Medical Center Frisco, a 130,000 square foot 54 bed acute care hospital. Chris received bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from Texas Tech University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a DBIA Designated Design-Build Professional.
Tulsa Chapter President
Johnny is the Vice President of Operations for Pinnacle Veteran Services. With offices in Norman and Tulsa, OK, they are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and HUBZone prime contractor that specializes in Design/Build. Clients have included the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration Control and Enforcement, and the Border Patrol. Before PVS, Johnny worked for a variety of general contractors in the Dallas Fort Worth and Tulsa areas, including Manhattan Construction Company and the Ross Group Construction Company. Johnny has an Associate’s Degree from North Lake College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas. In addition to being a Certified Design/Build Professional, he is also a Certified Healthcare Constructor through the American Hospital Association. He and his wife, Kellie, live in Broken Arrow, OK.
Bill Hasbrook is Vice President of Dragados-USA (an international contractor established in 1941 that specializes in major infrastructure projects, including bridges, roads and highways, tunnels and underground projects, buildings, energy and environmental infrastructure, dams and hydraulic works worldwide. Dragados S.A. is the construction arm of ACS Group, one of the leading infrastructure developers in the world with presence in more than 40 countries.) He has been a member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA – a national non-profit organization dedicated to the successful use of integrated design and construction project delivery services) since its inception in 1993, has served at local, regional, and national levels (including on both the Transportation and Education Committees and as a national instructor), is a recipient of both the Design-Build Distinguished Leadership Award and Transportation Leadership Award from DBIA, serves as a member of the 2014 – 2016 DBIA Certification Board of Directors, and was recently elected the Certification Board Chairman for 2014. With greater than 39 years in the workplace, Mr. Hasbrook is regarded as a strong advocate of design-build in both the public and private sectors, and has almost 30 years of design-build experience on both the construction and design side including Department of Defense, power, process, commercial, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, heavy/civil, transportation, and manufacturing industries on projects with a combined total installed cost of greater than $16 billion. Before joining OHL he was Senior Vice President of Alternate Project Delivery and Executive Board Member for Webber, LLC, the President of Federal/Infrastructure for T. L. Wallace Construction, Vice President of Global Transportation for CH2M HILL, Vice President of North America for AMEC’s Industrial and Infrastructure group, Vice President of H. B. Zachry (International), and Director of Development for both Zachry Construction Corporation’s civil and industrial groups. He has served on numerous local, state, and federal design-build task forces. He is active in the local community on both Council and District levels for the Boy Scouts of America, and has served in numerous positions on a number of charitable boards and organizations including President of the Lone Star Chapter and National Trustee for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Junior Achievement, Society of American Military Engineers – SAME (where he was awarded the 2010 individual member of the year award through the San Antonio Post), Boundary Chairman for Northside School Board in San Antonio, Texas, member of the District-wide Education Improvement Council (DEIC) for Comal County ISD, Texas, and Board Member for organizations such as the San Antonio A&M Foundation and Youth Alternatives. Mr. Hasbrook is a recognized lecturer/instructor, and has authored/co-authored numerous articles, presentations, and papers. He has a BBA from Texas A&M University with numerous executive courses from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, and Harvard. He is a retired Gulf War-era Air Force reserve officer, and an active member in the Texas State Guard.
David is Owner and President of HASEN Design Build and Development, of Fort Worth, Texas, (www.haseninc.com). HASEN is a commercial and light industrial construction company that serves Texas and the Southwestern United States. David has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University SMU and a Masters Degree in MCM Construction Engineering and Management from University of Southern California, USC. He is a Certified Design Build Professional with DBIA. David has 25 years of experience working in all aspects of the commercial construction industry, including 18 years working for some large nationally recognized firms before starting HASEN 7 years ago.
Freese and Nichols (FNI) was founded in Fort Worth in 1894 when engineer John B. Hawley decided to “hang out his shingle” and become the first independent consulting engineer in Texas for water and sewer. From those humble beginnings, FNI has grown throughout the state of Texas and accumulated an accomplished staff all dedicated to the same vision: Be the firm of choice for clients and employees. FNI is a multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, environmental science, construction services and planning firm. FNI services to the design-build industry include complete private and public owner advisory services for alternative project delivery and public private partnerships. These services include: feasibility studies, development of procurement strategy, implementation of procurement, development of procurement documents, evaluation and selection assistance, technical advisory services, design review services, value engineering, construction oversight and monitoring and construction and program management services. For alternative project delivery, FNI was named a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the first engineering / architecture firm to receive this honor and a Best Company to Work for in Texas.
Raquel Ibarra, P.E., DBIA, is the President and CEO of IBARRA Consulting Engineers, Inc. (IBARRA) and in 2013, celebrates and marks IBARRA’s 21st year of business success. Raquel has managed to make IBARRA one of the leading Highway, Heavy Civil, Aviation, Municipal, and Public Works companies, specializing in Design-Build, PPP, Construction Management at Risk (CMAR), and Program Management projects. Raquel’s more than 20 years in engineering experience, has allowed her to fulfill a wide range of infrastructure, transportation and public works projects both in public and private sectors ranging from $1 million to $500 Million and has demonstrated expertise in engineering, corporate leadership, marketing, acquisition planning and management. She is also actively involved in numerous industry and community organizations and has a leadership role on a variety of boards and councils related to public and private business development, workforce development, and entrepreneurship. Raquel holds a Bachelor’s degree in B.S. Architectural Engineering – Structural Engineering, University of Texas – Austin, Texas.
Oklahoma City Chapter President
Steven Johnson serves as the Business Development Manager for CEC. CEC is a service oriented company with an emphasis on people and relationships, both internally and with clientele. Originally founded in 1921, the company specializes in a vast array of services including, but not limited to, land development, transportation studies and design, hydraulics and hydrology, survey, GIS, construction management and inspection, materials testing, power infrastructure design and water/wastewater infrastructure design. Steven Johnson has his Bachelors of Science in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University, serves as past-president for the Oklahoma Section of ASCE, and he and his wife Erin had their first child, Claire, in May 2012.
Dr. Gary Johnston was born into the construction industry, literally, and began at the early age of eight years old working for his father’s small construction company. At just sixteen he was running construction crews. In 1969 Dr. Johnston went to work for an architectural firm as draftsman. The architectural firm decided to use Dr. Johnston’s field experience as a Construction Administrator performing inspections and answering request for information from contractors on their projects. Dr. Johnston worked his way up in the design and construction industry using his leadership skills to achieve titles such as Vice President, Director of Operations, Regional Manager of Project Operations, Program Director, Director of Construction Management.
Dr. Johnston has experience in all construction delivery methods and wrote his Ph.D. dissertation titled “Operations Management – Critical Factor in Design and Construction Delivery.” Dr. Johnston believes that education is important and has stayed in school at some level his entire career. He has an Associates in Applied Science degree in Civil Technology, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management with a minor in Civil Engineering, Masters of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management – Project Management, and a Ph.D. in Operations Management.
Dr. Johnston was appointed by the Mayor of the City of Plano to the position of Building Standards Commissioner from 2008 to 2012. The Mayor of Fairbanks North Star Borough appointed Dr. Johnston to the position of Planning & Zoning Commissioner from 2013-2014. Dr. Johnston is serving as the Design Build Institute of America President of the Austin Chapter. He serves as one of the Board of Directors for the five state DBIA-Southwest Region. He is one of the National Board of Directors for Institute of Leadership in Capital Projects. Dr. Johnston has served on numerous committees within the Construction Management Association of America and the Design Build Institute of America.
DFW Chapter Co-President
Leader of Black & Veatch Water’s central division design-build business (DB, CMAR, P3), with responsibilities including business development through execution oversight, teaming relationships and commercial strategy for the business. David currently serves as Project Executive, Project Principal and/or Management Committee (Joint Venture arrangements) on select projects. As an industry leader with thirty plus (30+) years of experience at the corporate, divisional and project level, David has been involved in execution of projects across multiple industry sectors including municipal water and wastewater, federal, heavy civil, heavy industrial, commercial, institutional, and transportation. As a thought leader in the water and wastewater design build industry, he serves at the national board level for Water Design Build Council (WDBC) as past president, and on the Water Committee for Design Build Institute of America (DBIA). Has served in a number of roles throughout career including Vice President, Director, Chief Estimator, Project Manager and Project Engineer for multiple top tier design & construction companies such as Black & Veatch, Skanska, Balfour Beatty, Atkins, and Rust Engineering. He has chaired multiple corporate growth initiatives and participates on corporate risk review boards. He is a 1988 graduate of Auburn University in Building Science, with post graduate studies in Executive Leadership and business through the London School of Business in Oxford, England.
Janet Lacy is an architect with over 25 years of design, planning and project management experience for public clients on a variety of building types. She has worked extensively with state agencies, the City of Albuquerque, federal organizations, school districts, and numerous towns, counties and public entities throughout New Mexico. Her experience includes master planning, all phases of design, construction documents, and bidding and construction administration. For the last 15 years she has specialized in design-build project management. She has provided design/build project delivery as the Project Manager on design/build teams, and has consulted for several Owners as they implement design/build for the first time (Albuquerque Public Schools, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, New Mexico Military Institute). These design/build project types include a middle school, the first Emergency Operations Center in Los Alamos, and an office building containing the world’s fastest computer. As the design team leader on the $60M LANL Strategic Computing Center, her team received the ACEC National Recognition Award for the design-build RFP. She has been a presenter and co-presenter at numerous DBIA conferences, and currently serves as a DBIA Southwest Region Board member
Randy Landers, DBIA, PMP is a Native Texan, married with two grown children and three awesome grandchildren. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1977 with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture. Randy is Director of Business Development for Speed Fab-Crete in Fort Worth, TX, a 60 year-old Design/Build construction and pre-cast concrete manufacturing firm. Randy has been in the business of integrated project delivery for over 30 years and was part of the first class to receive the DBIA Designated Professional title by completing the course work and passing the examination. He is also a Project Management Professional as certified by PMI, the Project Management Institute. In his spare time he plays golf and chases his grandkids.
Chris Lindhart is Operations Manager for The Beck Group, an integrated design and construction firm based in Dallas, with offices in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa, and Mexico City. Chris oversees Beck’s Dallas operations. Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. Chris joined Beck in 1982 and was recognized as a Designated Design-Build Professional in 2010.
Kim Macy, S.E.T., DBIA is the Vice President for the West Division for Rone Engineering Services, Ltd. and serves as the DFW Chapter President for DBIA. In her 20+ years of experience, she has provided project and client management for environmental studies, geotechnical investigations, forensic investigations and construction materials testing projects. Her position allows her the unique opportunity to follow a project from inception to completion, adding substantial value to the client. Her project experience includes educational facilities, commercial and retail developments, water treatment plants, aviation facilities, transportation and municipal developments. She holds certifications for NICET in Geotechnical Engineering Technology, Transportation Engineering Technology and Construction Materials Testing; PTI: Level 2 Unbonded Inspector, USACE: Construction Quality Management for Contractors and a Radiation Safety Officer.
Timothy D. Matheny is an attorney in the law firm of Peckar & Abramson, P.C., providing legal representation in construction, surety and public procurement. Mr. Matheny concentrates his practice in construction disputes and litigation, specializing in all phases of public procurement law, including bid and proposal preparation, contract award controversies, performance related disputes, and contract claims. His experience in government contract matters includes all levels of government in both formal and informal proceedings before administrative agencies, boards of contract appeals, and litigation in state and federal courts. He received his law degree from University of Tulsa College of Law in 1989 and a Master of Law degree in Military Law with a specialty in government procurement from The United States Army Judge Advocate General’s School in 1997.
Houston Chapter President
Ray Messer, DBIA P.E., is the Director of Design-Build for Walter P Moore. He served as president for 22 years before transitioning to his design-build role at the beginning of 2015. Ray has worked for design and construction companies and has been engaged in design-build projects in both. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in engineering mechanics from Columbia University in New York City. His career focus has been the interface of design and construction.
Randy Nance serves as a Pre-Construction Manager Director of Business Development for Flintco, Inc’s , Oklahoma City office. He has a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from Oklahoma State University and over 22 years experience in the construction industry. Flintco, Inc. is part of The Flintco Companies and is the largest American Indian owned construction company in the world with annual revenues of close to over a billion dollars and more than 800 employees nationwide. Flintco, Inc. was most recently listed as the number 72 ranked provider of design-build services.
Mark is the Senior Vice President for Manhattan Construction’s Dallas Division. Major projects Manhattan is currently working on include the Southwest Airlines Corporate Headquarters Expansion at Dallas Love Field, the George W. Bush Presidential Center on SMU’s campus, the First Baptist Church Dallas expansion in downtown Dallas, and the $1.6 billion Terminal Renovation and Improvement Program (TRIP) currently underway at DFW Airport. Born in London, England, Mark grew up in Houston, TX. After receiving his degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993, Mark started working the commercial construction industry, moving from location to location (including internationally) as the work required. Mark worked on a variety of projects including toll roads, prisons, community colleges, major golf resorts, telecommunications facilities, and sports facilities. While at Manhattan, he lead the team on the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium project in Arlington for almost 6 years, as well as leading the team at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on SMU’s campus before joining the corporate management team. Mark joined Manhattan Construction Company in 2004 when he and his wife, Kimberly, decided it was time to settle down and move back to Texas. Together they have two sons and live in Flower Mound, TX .