Equity Construction Solutions Executive Leadership Team
ECS’ corporate culture and customer-first approach wasn’t developed over night. It was defined and refined over time by a team of leaders and visionaries. Meet the team that ensures individual project success and allows ECS to continue to thrive!
As President of ECS, Andy Quinn is responsible for running all facets of the business. His actions are governed by our corporate mission, whose goal is to proactively manage the risk, reputation, and perception of all ECS clients and to operate with absolute integrity, quality and value. He excels at detail-oriented coordination with ECS leadership throughout our regions and his number one priority is always client satisfaction.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Construction Management, Quinn also provides superior directional leadership to every ECS project and has extensive experience with healthcare, senior living, retail, higher education, interiors and commercial office construction. Andy is an expert in project control, accountability and the continual improvement of construction processes and procedures. ECS continues to flourish and grow under his guidance and leadership.
Howard Fickel has an over 30 year background in the real estate and construction industry, previously serving as CFO for both a major construction company and a regional architectural firm. He also served as Director of the Columbus Real Estate and Construction practice for Plant Moran. A graduate of Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University with a BS/BA, Fickel, a CPA, began his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers. In his current position, Fickel has final P&L authority for the organization, including operational and financial planning, analysis and reporting, cash management and legal/risk management initiatives. He is responsible for strategic financial direction, development, and implementation of tactical action plans/procedures and fiscal responsibilities as well as control over fee development, contracts, billings, collections, project costing, accounting and tax procedures and risk management. Fickel holds the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional Designation from the ICCIFP and is the Past President of the local chapter of the Construction Financial Managers Association.
Bob is a highly experienced construction professional with an extensive background in project management, preconstruction, and estimating for all types of building construction. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Bob comes to us after serving as Senior VP and General Manager at a national construction firm, where local projects included NRI Grandview Yard Parking Garage, HCR Manor Care Dublin, and the Columbus Crime Lab. Bob is a Builder’s Exchange Associate member, former president and 15-year board member of the Associated General Contractors of Central Ohio, served on the OSU Industry Advisory Council as Mentoring Committee chair, and has also served on the Ronald McDonald House Charity Sporting Clays Committee for the past several years.
Jon has over 20 years’ of experience working on commercial construction projects and is a State of Florida Certified General Contractor. Jon started his career working in the field as a concrete laborer, and has since served in various roles including Superintendent, Project Manager and currently as Project Executive. In his current role, Jon oversees and manages overall performance, work acquisition, leadership and all large scale projects in the Southeast region.
Tim Mescher, a graduate of Capital University, has more than ten years’ of construction and project management experience. Before joining the ECS team as a Project Executive for our Cincinnati and Dayton offices, Tim spent the last two years working in business development and serving as a Project Executive. He has also worked as a Senior Estimator and Project Manager, as well as Director of Construction Services.
In his role, Tim oversees growth for the Tri-State Region, manages project execution, and acts as a client liaison.
Sherry Whitacre serves as Director of Operations. A graduate of the University of Toledo with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Business Management specializing in Operations Management, Whitacre brings over 20 years’ experience from her work on hundreds of diverse construction projects. She has a deep-working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems, design management, value engineering and project logistics and controls. She has EIT certification and oversees all ECS training programs. She has managed projects for OhioHealth, Lennox Town Center, Sun Oil Refinery, Lazarus Government Center and many others.
Bill is a hands-on construction professional with a solid record of achievement directing commercial and residential construction projects. He communicates effectively with principals, architects, engineers, inspectors, all trades professionals, interior designers, and others associated with a project. Bill is a resourceful problem solver with a reputation as the “go-to guy” for finding fast, cost-effective solutions. He is well-organized and efficient in coordinating simultaneous projects, with a proven ability to complete assignments safely, on time, and on budget.
As Manager of the Special Projects Division, Steve is a collaborator, partner, driver and relationship creator with clients and internal team members. He oversees the entire build process from Pre-Construction to closeout.