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Staff Bios

Ownership/Executive Team

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Brent Kreider
Brent Kreider
Owner/President
bkreider@gae1.com

Brent Kreider began his career in Residential 万人炸翻天 Sales, later promoted to Estimator, and then Director of Project Management. In 2005, Brent moved to Vice President of Operations and was later named Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In 2015, Brent was named President of B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., overseeing all activities of BRK and its subsidiaries.

Brent is the son of Ken Kreider and is a fourth generation owner of BRK. Brent holds a BS degree in Business Management from Millersville University. He is the past Board Chair of Black Rock Retreat Camp Ministry; President of Inter-County Contractor Association; and is a past member of Delaware Valley Family Business Leadership Lab. Brent currently serves on the Property Committee for Water Street Rescue Mission in Lancaster. He is a member of Calvary Church of Lancaster, PA. Brent and his wife Kristin have two children.

Heidi Hollinger
Heidi Hollinger
Owner/Director of Human Resources hlhollinger@gae1.com

Heidi Hollinger began her full-time career with B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. in 1999 in Operations as a Safety Director. After several years of working in the Human Resource department, Heidi was named the Human Resource manager in 2018.

The daughter of Jim Kreider, Heidi is a 4th generation owner of BRK. She graduated from Manheim 万人炸翻天appHigh School and Lebanon Valley College with a BS degree in Business Administration, with a Human Resource concentration.

She is a member of the Lititz Mennonite Church and resides in Manheim with her husband, Jonathan and three children.

Courtney Dougherty
Courtney Dougherty
Owner/Facilities & Compliance Administrator

Courtney Dougherty began her full-time career at B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. in 2004 when she joined the Project Management Department as a Project Manager Assistant. During this time she gained a broad knowledge of the company and developed her interest in Operations. In 2012 she served as an Estimator until the birth of her daughter in 2013. Currently, she works part-time in the Operations Department as an Operations Assistant supporting the Operations Manager and Specialty Projects Manager.

The daughter of Carol Kreider Buchen, Courtney is a 4th generation owner of BRK. She graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School and Eastern University with a BA degree in Marketing and minor in Management.

Courtney is a member of the Next Generation Peer Group of the High Center at Elizabethtown College. She attends Calvary Church of Lancaster and resides in Denver with her husband, Ryan and their two children.

Craig Gettle
Craig Gettle
Chief Financial Officer
cgettle@gae1.com

Craig Gettle began his career with B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. in February 2021 as Chief Financial officer, replacing Michael Fecik who retired.

Originally from Lebanon, PA, Craig returns to the area from Pittsburgh. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and received his Masters from Penn State University in 2010.

Craig is a member of the High Center - Elizabethtown Family Business Center Executive Peer Group and a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). He attends North Way Christian Community.

Craig is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying all activities such as running, fishing, golfing, etc.

Roger Armstrong
Roger Armstrong
Vice President of Operations
rarmstrong@gae1.com

Roger Armstrong joined BRK in 2002 and has moved from supervisor to Project Manager, Director of Project Management and, most recently, Vice President of Operations. With over 30 years of experience in the excavating and paving business, Roger is responsible for overall operations of the excavation operation, paving operations and equipment fleet management.

Roger currently serves on the YMCA Camp Shand Board of Directors. He is also a founding member of Lancaster Chamber's board for "Young Men Developing Paths and Forging Futures" and has actively served as a mentor for high school young students the past few years. Roger currently participates in other Lancaster Chamber events and supports Associated Builders and Contractors events (ABC) throughout the year.

Roger is a graduate of Solanco High School. He attends Pequea Church and resides in Millersville with his wife Jaymi. They have two adult daughters, Kristen Wilson (married to Travis) and Ambria Wessel (married to Tom). Wilson grandchildren are also part of the growing extended family!

Jason Groff
Jason Groff
Director of Safety & Education
jgroff@gae1.com

Jason Groff joined BRK in 2012 and serves as the Director of Safety & Education. With 19 years of experience in the excavating and paving business, Jason is responsible for educating and training team members, establishing and implementing safety and health programs, managing loss exposures and promoting a safe and OSHA compliant 万人炸翻天environment for all company divisions.

Jason currently serves on the Occupational Advisory Committee for the Heavy Equipment and Basic maintenance program at the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center. He is also a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors Safety Committee and the Inter-County Contractors Association Safety Committee.

Jason is a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School and Lancaster County Career & Technology Center. He attends LCBC, Ephrata and resides in Brownstown with his wife Rachel and their two dogs.

G3/Senior Advisors

Ken Kreider
Ken Kreider
Advisor to the Board

Ken Kreider began his career with B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. as an Operator and later, a Shop Foreman. He then moved to General Manager followed by an appointment as Vice President of Operations. Ken served as President and later CEO before becoming a Senior Consultant in 2009. In 2015, Ken officially retired after 47 years serving the company but continues as an Advisor to the B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Hempfield High School.

Community and organizational involvements include: Assoc. of Builders and Contractors, Vistage and past President of Inter-County Contractors Assoc. Ken formerly served on the Fulton Bank, East Petersburg Branch Advisory Board, the YMCA Board, the Board of Habitat for Humanity, and the Property Committee of Forest Hills Mennonite Church. Currently, he serves on the YMCA Board Facilities Committee and the Board of YMCA Camp Shand. Ken is a member of Forest Hills Mennonite Church and resides in Manheim with his wife, Violet. They have three adult children, Brent, Bradley, and Scott.

James Kreider
James Kreider
Senior Consultant and Advisor to the Board

Jim Kreider began his career with B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. as a Truck Driver and then as an Estimator. Later, Jim held positions of Vice President of Finance & Administration, Vice President of Operations, and then Vice President of Administration. Today he serves as Senior Consultant and as an Advisor to the B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Board of Directors. Jim is a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and earned a Certificate in Management from Elizabethtown College. He is a Director of the Manheim Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Inter-County Contractors Assoc, PA Motor Truck Assoc., Associated Builders and Contractors, and a Director at Camp Hebron Assoc. as well as a past chairman. Jim is a member of Lititz Mennonite Church and resides in Manheim with his wife, Linda. They have three adult children, Faith, Heidi, and Jim.

Carol Buchen
Carol Buchen
Senior Consultant and Advisor to the Board

Carol (Kreider) Buchen began her career with B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. as a Bookkeeper for Pin Oak Service Center and an Assistant Processing Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. She then managed A/R, A/P and General Ledger and later served as Administrative Assistant and Treasurer. In 2001 she assumed the position of Director of Marketing holding the responsibility for advertising and marketing. Currently, Carol serves as Senior Consultant and Marketing Assistant as well as an Advisor to the B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Board of Directors. Carol is a graduate of Hempfield High School. She is an active Board Member of Pleasant View Retirement Community and past co-chair of the Campaign Steering Committee for the PVRC Health and Wellness Center. Carol and her husband, Burnell attend Calvary Church and reside in Lititz. They have two adult daughters, Courtney and Laura.

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