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OUR TEAM

There are more than 325 team members at Hutton, and we’ve highlighted a few of them below for you to get to know us a little better.

KRIS KOENIG

Senior Superintendent

KRIS KOENIG

Senior Superintendent

With more than 16 years of experience, Kris understands all the needs of a project. His responsibilities include total project oversight during pre-construction and construction, conceptual estimating, contract administration, coordination of resources, and monitoring of project progress and performance.

JORGE DE LA TORRE

Safety Director

JORGE DE LA TORRE

Safety Director

Jorge chose a career in safety because he is passionate about making sure everyone accomplishes rewarding work while being confident they will go home safely each night. He is willing to stand up for safety and is committed to upholding Hutton's safety standards on every jobsite.

JUSTIN MAY

Design Project Manager

JUSTIN MAY

Design Project Manager

Justin started helping his dad build houses before he was even a teen. This early experience led him to a diverse twenty-year design and project management background. With experience that includes airport hangars, offices, fire stations, manufacturing, dormitories and classrooms, police stations, community centers, libraries, and residential apartments, Justin serves clients out of our Salina office.

JEFF HOHNBAUM

President, Hutton Facility Services & Hutton Energy Services

JEFF HOHNBAUM

President, Hutton Facility Services & Hutton Energy Services

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Jeff had his first internship with Hutton and started at Hutton after graduating college. Working as a project manager and team leader on some of Hutton's largest commercial construction projects, Jeff now leads the Hutton Facility Services and Hutton Energy Services teams. Jeff provides vision and directs operations for Hutton Facility Services. Under Jeff's leadership, HFS has grown in size and geographical reach, and added preventative and proactive maintenance to HFS's on-call and warranty services.

ARNOLD BENGTSON

Field Operations Leader

ARNOLD BENGTSON

Field Operations Leader

Arnold learned carpentry at the knee of his father, who was in the trade. He cites a high school shop teacher as a source of inspiration, too. He earned his degree from Wichita State University. At Hutton, he continues the tradition, getting the most joy out of his job when he is working side by side with team members, teaching and learning at the same time.

ANDY BUESSING

President

ANDY BUESSING

President

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Andy is no stranger to designing or building. He earned a civil engineering degree from K-State and worked several years in Wichita as a design engineer, leading the construction of ethanol plants across the U.S. After working as a project manager and later as a team leader at Hutton, he was promoted to the role of president in 2016.

JOEL RODELL

Business Development

JOEL RODELL

Business Development

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Always up for a good conversation over coffee or lunch, Joel builds lasting relationships. Since his time is best spent outside the office, you’re more likely to see him volunteering at Wichita Riverfest, or supporting airmen at McConnell Air Force Base where he holds a Golden Eagle merit. You’ve got ideas, Joel loves to listen.

JIMMIE SOLIZ

Facility Services Manager

JIMMIE SOLIZ

Facility Services Manager

Jimmie started at Hutton straight out of high school. He turned his first full-time job – his first experience with construction – into a career. He loves the variety in construction service work and takes pride watching things come together, and stay together, helping the owner maintain their building for years to come.

ANDY FAHRMEIER

Western Kansas Leader

ANDY FAHRMEIER

Western Kansas Leader

Andy is a nuts-and-bolts kind of guy. He grew up learning to love woodworking and remodeling projects with his father. He later pursued this interest in bringing beauty and order to raw materials by studying construction science at K-State. Andy knows how to collect the right little pieces and make something bigger and better.

BRANDON BRUNGARDT

Business Development Leader

BRANDON BRUNGARDT

Business Development Leader

Brandon enjoys building. Whether it is building a project or building a friendship with a client, it's the process of building that he enjoys most. He spent the last 15 years as a project manager with the past eight exclusively on education projects. He believes schools can transform a community and provide opportunities for students and staff to excel. Brandon brings solutions to school districts and builds lasting relationships.

JON CLOTFELTER

Director of Design

JON CLOTFELTER

Director of Design

From sketching to Lego sets, Jon developed a passion for designing structures and creative problem-solving at a young age. Later a drafting unit in middle school officially introduced Jon to architecture. Wanting to learn more, Jon received a degree in interior architecture from K-State. Today, you can find Jon doing two things he loves: dreaming up solutions for spaces and drinking coffee.

BRETT COUGHLIN

Industrial Leader

BRETT COUGHLIN

Industrial Leader

Growing up on a farm, Brett learned to be a creative problem-solver and use resources wisely. After 25 years in the manufacturing-industrial sector, he is passionate about using that same creativity and resourcefulness to bring solutions to our clients. He is also inspired to lead and develop teams that share the same enthusiasm for supporting Hutton’s clients.

TONY RANGEL, AIA, NCARB

Architect

TONY RANGEL, AIA, NCARB

Architect

Tony Rangel has been an architect and passionate community advocate for over 3 decades. His care for his hometown shines through both his work and his long-term community involvement. As an architect with Hutton, Tony uses his skill, experience, and care to create beautiful, functional spaces that last.

DUONG BACH

Design Team Lead

DUONG BACH

Design Team Lead

When Duong isn’t attending all four of his kids’ school and club sports events, he’s managing various design projects at Hutton. With more than 20 years of experience, Duong is team-focused and deadline-oriented, and his consistent effort to keep his projects under budget results in a high return for happy clients.

DEREK PYEATT

Quality Control Manager

DEREK PYEATT

Quality Control Manager

Derek is a pro’s pro. He and his team oversee all Hutton projects. His experience in construction techniques, materials and methods, and ensuring water does not intrude on a building makes him invaluable to our team. His vast responsibilities include construction document review, shop drawing coordination, field testing of in-place systems, and subcontractor oversight.

ALLYSON WRAY KUHN, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC

Interiors Team Lead

ALLYSON WRAY KUHN, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC

Interiors Team Lead

Allyson’s love for puzzles is what initially brought her to interior architecture. One of her favorite aspects of design is space planning, which is like Tetris for each unique space. At Hutton, Allyson brings this unique approach to the team. With an established portfolio of national clients, her interior architecture experience is incomparable on the team.

SHAYLA STAHL

Director of People Operations

SHAYLA STAHL

Director of People Operations

Shayla grew up in Wichita’s Historic Delano District, just a few blocks away from where Hutton’s Wichita headquarters are now. She’s been working with people in HR since graduating high school, going to college and joining the Army National Guard as an HR professional. That’s where she learned how much impact HR can have on a team. With ten years of experience under her belt, she started at Hutton to make a difference in the lives of Hutton team members.

JEFF KISTLER

Senior Superintendent

JEFF KISTLER

Senior Superintendent

Jeff is well known in the Wichita area for his skills in delivering quality projects for a vast multitude of clients ranging from healthcare, education, office, and multiple story. He is loved by owners simply because he is so easy to work with throughout the duration of their project.

AARON SMITH, AIA

Architect

AARON SMITH, AIA

Architect

Aaron’s dad was a home builder, so Aaron was always on a construction site growing up. (Safely, of course.) With that foundation and a desire to use his creative talents, he received an architecture degree from the University of Kansas. Aaron practiced in Colorado before returning to Kansas, and feels privileged to design and create beautiful places in his home state.

MATT BYRUM, AIA, LEED AP

Design Team Lead

MATT BYRUM, AIA, LEED AP

Design Team Lead

It started with Lincoln Logs, Legos and an imagination. Matt built whatever he could dream up. In high school, he started to dream more elaborately, drawing and designing buildings that were not toys but towers. He followed his vision to K-State, earning a degree in architecture, and then to Hutton, where every day his job is about designing and dreaming and turning ideas into reality.

TINA NGUYEN

People Operations Generalist

TINA NGUYEN

People Operations Generalist

Before she grew up on a Kentucky tobacco farm, Tina’s family came to the U.S. as refugees. This unique life experience gave her the work ethic she has today as the People Operations Generalist at Hutton. With more than 15 years of experience before coming to Hutton, her HR history makes her a valuable addition to the onboarding team at Hutton.

MAUREEN BRYAND

Design Team Logistics Manager

MAUREEN BRYAND

Design Team Logistics Manager

Maureen’s curiosity in architectural and design perspectives led her to this profession. She started at Hutton after seeing firsthand the culture and environment fostered when collaborating with them on a transformative project. With a degree in both design and business management and a third in construction management on the way, her commitment to collaboration and expertise makes her invaluable to the team.

ERIC BROWN

North Central Kansas Business Development

ERIC BROWN

North Central Kansas Business Development

Eric Brown is a Kansan through and through. He grew up on a farm outside of Brewster, and now he spends his time among the Salina community with his wife and kids—when he’s not collecting lapel pins from his travels. Over his 18 years of experience in economic development, Eric brings his understanding for vision, support and collaboration to Hutton. His history with community partners, thought leaders and organizational progress give him a sharp perspective on what makes people tick.

SPENCER LEVIN, CHC

Pre-Construction Leader

SPENCER LEVIN, CHC

Pre-Construction Leader

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Spencer grew up helping with the family business, including pouring concrete, installing grain bins, running combines during harvest and working cattle during the winter. He attended K-State and played football under coach Bill Snyder, where he learned discipline, accountability and the true concept of a team. With a true passion for his craft, Spencer embodies the Hutton way.

EMILY TAYLOR, AIA

Design Team Lead

EMILY TAYLOR, AIA

Design Team Lead

Make it better and make it beautiful. You can never talk Emily out of putting in every last ounce of effort to make a building work well and look great. A desire to shape the built environment led her to an architecture degree from Oklahoma State. Now, Emily leads clients through the process of turning their dreams into real spaces that function and inspire.

JORDAN BUXTON

Business Development

JORDAN BUXTON

Business Development

Jordan brings to Hutton an uncommon intuition about the human dimension. With leadership experience across non-profits, education, and for-profits, she knows how to listen to diverse stakeholders and clients in a way that builds empathy and identifies valuable insights. A graduate of Wichita State University, Jordan is the consummate lifelong learner.

SHEILA MCGUIRE, MBA, CCIFP

CFO

SHEILA MCGUIRE, MBA, CCIFP

CFO

Sheila-McGuire-CFO

Sheila has been crunching numbers at Hutton for 11 years. Always trying to get better, she recently completed her master's in business administration. She stays involved with the National Association of Women MBAs and the Construction Financial Managers Association. In 2017, she was selected to participate in Leadership Wichita, where she learned new skills while meeting some of the area's top leaders.

RYAN ROWLEY

South Central Kansas Leader

RYAN ROWLEY

South Central Kansas Leader

Ryan grew up on a farm where he was always building or working on something. The work came naturally, and so did his construction science and management studies at K-State. Today, he can't imagine doing anything else. He enjoys making the project come together, watching client companies succeed and grow, and seeing hard work rewarded.

JASON GILLIG

Northern Kansas Leader

JASON GILLIG

Northern Kansas Leader

Framing houses at the age of 15, Jason quickly saw the value of a hard day’s work and the rush that comes along with seeing tangible results of his labor each day. When he found out he could make a career of it, he was sold. Striving to make projects worry-free for clients, Jason’s favorite part of the process is seeing the look on a client’s face the first time they see their building.

KYLE BLASDEL

President, Hutton Development

KYLE BLASDEL

President, Hutton Development

Kyle has always loved the idea of making something from nothing—making an idea into a reality. It’s why he went to Kansas State University for Architectural Engineering, and why now he has a relentless drive to help decision makers find a home for their next business. Leading the way with positive energy, problem solving and a strong vision, Kyle’s propensity for connection and relationships makes him a great fit for commercial development clients.

BEN HUTTON

CEO

BEN HUTTON

CEO

Ben Hutton was swinging a hammer as soon as he could lift it. By age 12, he was working job sites. He studied construction management at Kansas State University and started at Hutton as a project manager. Soon after, he was leading the company’s business development efforts. In 2010, he became president. In 2016, CEO. Since then, the company’s capabilities have expanded and the number of employees more than tripled.

JENNIFER SZAMBECKI

Chief of Staff

JENNIFER SZAMBECKI

Chief of Staff

Jennifer’s favorite shape is a Venn diagram, and her celebrity crushes are behavioral economists. Combining a bachelor’s in Psychology with an MBA in Change Management and more than 20 years in business, Jennifer leads Hutton’s ultra-talented IT, Marketing and People Operations teams, who in turn support Hutton’s client-centered service offerings.

DUSTY AST, PVIP

Project Manager, Hutton Energy Services

DUSTY AST, PVIP

Project Manager, Hutton Energy Services

The son of a bricklayer, Dusty has been in construction all his life. With more than 20 years as a licensed electrician, his expertise with solar energy began in 2008. Dusty brings his solar experience to Hutton, leading solar for our alternative energy team.

LUKE AMEND

Manufacturing Leader

LUKE AMEND

Manufacturing Leader

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Luke has been building things his entire life. His mom still tells the story of how he put his own tricycle together, and he continued building things for family and friends until he was old enough to get a job working for a local construction company. He enjoys construction because he gets to create solutions to challenges by implementing a plan and watching it succeed.

JOSH HERRMAN, AIA, DBIA

Vice President of Design+Build

JOSH HERRMAN, AIA, DBIA

Vice President of Design+Build

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Josh's path to Hutton started in high school, in drafting class, where he designed his first house. That sparked an interest that led to a degree in architecture from K-State, then to working for some of the top firms in Wichita, becoming a licensed architect in Kansas, and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He now oversees the company's architecture and BIM teams.

BRANDON GAIDE

Principal Consultant, Sevenfold

BRANDON GAIDE

Principal Consultant, Sevenfold

Brandon’s expertise sits at the intersection of business strategy, human experience, and creative thinking. Having worked across multiple industries, lived in multiple countries, learned multiple languages, and earned multiple degrees, he uses his diverse background to help clients reframe their thinking and understand stakeholders more deeply. He holds an MBA from Indiana University, an MDiv from Fuller Seminary, and a BA from the University of Texas. Brandon is married to Kelly and they have two daughters.