As a Managing Member at The Peterson Company, Dave oversees the Property Services team, which is responsible for more than 200 buildings in Central Indiana, Ft Wayne, Columbus Ohio, and Cincinnati Ohio. His team deals with local, regional, and national property owners. Dave relies on his more than 25 years of facility maintenance experience to solve problems for tenants an owners.
As a Managing Member at The Peterson Company, Brett oversees the Tenant Improvement team. He estimates and manages the completion of improvement projects from small office remodels to complete building renovations. The Ball State University graduate takes a hands-on approach on every project, whether it’s new construction, office tenant improvements, warehouses, doctor’s offices, restaurants, schools, or anything in between. Brett likes to hunt, fish and spend time with family.
As a Managing Member at The Peterson Company, Bret oversees the New Construction team with a focus on client relations, pre-construction services, expanding markets and new opportunities. Before joining The Peterson Company in 2000, he earned his degree in Construction Technology from Indiana State University in 1997. With years of experience in the commercial construction industry, Bret has overseen multiple major projects. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys working on the farm with his family.
In 2020 Don moved up to CEO of the company after heading up all things financial since the company started. He will continue to apply his more than 30 years of financial management experience in moving the company forward by working closely with all of the growing operations of the company. He is a Certified Public Accountant, with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ball State University. When he manages to sneak away from the office, Don enjoys hanging out with his family and traveling.
As COO, Larry is involved with all the aspects of The Peterson Company, including direct oversight of the Construction, Maintenance and Property Management divisions. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, Larry has worked in the commercial development industry since 1999, and has led teams in land acquisition, land development and building construction in the commercial/industrial real estate arena. In his free time, don’t’ be surprised to find him on a golf course swinging a golf club left-handed, even though he’s right-handed in everything else in life.
As the CFO, Tom has high level responsibility for all aspects of the accounting and admin department. Tom is a CPA with over 25 years of accounting experience. That experience includes five years in public accounting, a successful stint as a small business owner, over ten years as a controller in the communications, construction, distribution, and healthcare IT industries, and over ten years as a senior level executive. He earned his B.S degree in Accounting from Indiana University Bloomington. When not at the office, Tom is usually at a sporting event cheering on one of his sons.
George comes to Peterson with an Industrial Design degree from Purdue University. He spent many years working as a project manager and superintendent. Additionally, George is a safety leader and quality assurance manager. His leadership experience spans 34+ years in construction. He enjoys anything outdoors, from scuba diving and fishing to golfing and hiking.
As the Marketing Coordinator, Zoe develops and implements all marketing strategies for The Peterson Company. She creates new content daily and manages Peterson's social media channels. Zoe earned her Bachelor's degree from IUPUI in Event Management. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places and hiking.
As the lead Project Manager for the Tenant Improvement team at The Peterson Company, Jason manages the day-to-day duties on job sites of multiple commercial renovation. He excels in client relations, and also assists in estimating. The Purdue University graduate joined the company in 2015.
As Senior Project Manager at the Peterson Company, Brandon is the main point of contact for the client and is responsible for the project’s overall success. He works in conjunction with the estimating department and coordinates with field staff to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget. As a Certified Healthcare Contractor, Brandon leads the Healthcare Division at Peterson. He attended Ball State University where he earned a degree in Construction Management. Chirp Chirp!
Senior Project Manager – New Construction Division
As the VP of Finance, Ken manages multiple aspects of the Finance department, primarily within the New Construction and Tenant Improvement divisions. He is a CPA and results-oriented Finance leader, with over 12 years of accounting experience, primarily in the healthcare IT industry. Before joining The Peterson Company, he was the CFO of a publicly-held healthcare IT consulting company. As an ambitious business professional, he is passionate about continuous improvement, helping his teammates grow personally and professionally, and helping our company meet and exceed its financial goals. He earned bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Business Management at the University of Evansville. Outside of work, Ken enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and coaching his sons in basketball, football, and baseball.
John manages and oversees projects within the New Construction division from concept to completion. He is responsible for staffing and implementation of project teams. John has over nine years of experience spanning healthcare, tenant improvement, and custom build to suit market sectors. He earned his bachelor's degree from Purdue University in Building Construction Management. John enjoys getting outdoors with his family, golfing and fishing.
As an Accounting Generalist, Amy is assisting the finance team with performing various accounting tasks. She has worked with most of the Peterson financial team members at previous employers. Amy has a seasoned background in Accounting - over the past 20 years she has served in various accounting support positions. Originally from the ‘Big Sky’ state of Montana, she earned her bachelor's degree in Business from Montana State University. When not performing accounting tasks, Amy enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
As a Senior Project Manager at The Peterson Company, Dennis oversees design/build and large industrial projects. Joining the company in 2016, the U.S. Army veteran brings more than 25 years of commercial construction management to our team.
Senior Project Manager – New Construction Division
David comes to Peterson with a diverse construction background. He spent many years working in hospital construction in a “clean room” environment. Additionally, he has run countless tenant finish projects as well as ground up construction projects. His leadership experience spans 25+ years in construction and manufacturing industries. He enjoys anything with an engine, that is considered an antique. He also enjoys traveling.
As Sr. Vice President, Manish is focused on client relations, business development, pre-construction services and expanding Peterson’s platform into new markets and industry segments. With over 30 years of experience in construction and development, Manish has worked in numerous cities on a variety of projects. He earned his Construction Engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan. Away from the office, Manish enjoys traveling and golfing.
Eric Goble joined The Peterson Company in 2010. With almost 30 years of experience in HVAC, Eric is responsible for designing, drafting, estimating, and managing our HVAC installation projects. He is an Army Veteran and a graduate of the ABC trade school with a Journeyman's card in HVAC. Eric enjoys riding his motorcycle and camping with family in his spare time.
Daryl has over 30 years’ experience as a Project Manager. Daryl’s strongest qualities as a Project Manager are in tilt wall, precast and post tension concrete buildings. He has also built several Mid to High rise projects. Born and raised in the beach town of Wilmington, NC. Daryl loves to scuba dive and deep sea fish. He also has been playing guitar for 50 years and has a blues band he plays with in his spare time.
As a Project Manager for the Tenant Improvement division, Joe coordinates projects from start to finish. Priding himself on communication and attention to detail, his primary goal is to deliver a top-notch product on time and on budget. His bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering and Management Technology from IUPUI combined with seven years of experience in project management, are the foundation of this effort. Outside of work, Joe enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.
HVAC Department Manager Johnny Howard joined The Peterson Company in 2013. With more than 25 years of experience in HVAC, Johnny handles all HVAC needs, from overseeing the estimation and completion of new jobs to running the service side of the department. He received EPA Universal Refrigeration Certification in 1994, ABC apprenticeship graduate in 2003, and “Master Unlimited” mechanical license holder in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.
A “Buckeye” transplant from Ohio since 1995, Liz has worked in various accounting positions since she started her career. She earned her Accounting/Business Management degree from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. As Accounting Manager, she works with staff and vendors to streamline and expedite the accounting practices.
As a Project Manager at The Peterson Company, James supports our ever growing Tenant Improvement team. Having joined The Peterson Company in the fall of 2020, James comes to us with a diverse background of over twenty years experience in commercial construction focusing on project management, estimating, formwork design, and value engineering. A Purdue University Graduate, James has degrees in: Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction Engineering Management Technology.
Matt is a Traveling Project Manager with over 14 years of experience. He has specialized in M.E.P. and ammonia refrigeration projects. His past projects include Aviation and Aerospace, Defense Department (Navy), nuclear facilities (support buildings), printing facilities and food manufacturing. Matt has been with his longtime girlfriend Shirley for over 25 years and loves spending time with his daughter and grandchildren. He is a car guy and enjoys traveling to Florida a couple of times a year for saltwater fishing trips.
As Vice President of New Construction Fred handles all aspects of construction and estimating, with a primary focus on management of new construction projects. Fred has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry. He earned degrees in Architecture from IUPUI and Purdue University.
As the Property Services Manager, Matt guides the day-to-day operations of our maintenance department. Matt is also our head locksmith, becoming certified in 2011. In his spare time, Matt and his wife, Emily, enjoy spending time with their five children.
As a Project Manager, Chris has over 20 years of commercial construction experience. He joined The Peterson Company in 2016 to lead our travel division. Chris oversees projects from start to finish and brings high-quality performance and integrity we deliver to the Indianapolis area to other regions
Wendi McGohon joined The Peterson Company in 2016. With more than 20 years of payroll and administrative experience, Wendi serves as the liaison between customers and our field technicians. A former Kentuckian, Wendi describes herself as an avid Louisville Cardinals fan. Go Cards!
Ted originally joined The Peterson Company as a staff electrician, he now heads up in the Electrical Service Group. Ted has over 25 years of experience doing commercial and industrial electrical service work. In his free time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle on cross country trips and camping in his off time.
Electrical Manager James Olive joined The Peterson Company in 2021. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the electrical department as well as estimating new projects. James has 25 years of experience in the electrical industry and is a U. S. Army veteran. When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching his sons play sports, and golfing.
As a Project Manager at The Peterson Company, Brian supports the Senior Project Management team and manages both new construction and tenant-finish projects. He joined the Peterson family in 2016, with a degree from Indiana University and more than 20 years of experience in the commercial construction industry.
Jennifer Saghir joined The Peterson company in 2021 as part of the accounting and finance team. She earned her bachelor’s in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan and her master’s in Accounting from Western Governors University. She has served in multiple accounting and finance roles across various industries for over 18 years. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and participating in local fundraising runs.
As Operations Coordinator Brittany wears many hats at The Peterson Company including managing all human resource functions. A Purdue University graduate, Brittany assists in day-to-day coordination and management of business operational activities. In Brittany’s spare time she enjoys being involved in all things Indy including cheering on local sports teams, trying new restaurants and microbreweries and giving back to her community.
Diana Simmons joined The Peterson Company in 2016, and is an integral part of the accounting team handling multiple aspects of accounts receivable and accounts payable. A lifelong Hoosier, Diana earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ball State University and has worked in a variety of fields. She loves to read and describes herself as a NASCAR fan.
As a Superintendent at The Peterson Company, Zachary supports the Tenant Improvement Division. He joined Peterson in 2020, with a degree from Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis in Architectural Technology. He is newly married and enjoys spending time traveling with his wife.
As a Construction Project Coordinator at The Peterson Company, Laura has a blended role assisting the construction and accounting departments with project administration and AP/AR functions. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree at St. Mary-of-the-Woods University in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1995 and has over 20 years of experience in construction project administration. When not at work, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren, playing music with her band, traveling, camping, hiking, and writing.
As a Project Manager at The Peterson Company, Michael supports the New Construction Division. He joined Peterson in 2018, with a degree from Ivy Tech and more than 20 years of experience in the commercial construction industry. He also serves the very important role of Safety Director for the entire company. Michael enjoys being with his family and is involved in his community; Brownsburg, IN. Michael is on the board of the Brownsburg Girls Softball League. He also coaches softball, baseball, & basketball for both girls & boys of all ages.
Project Manager/Safety Director – New Construction Division
Todd is an Assistant Project Manager supporting the New Construction Division with 7 years of experience in the commercial construction industry on a various range of projects from industrial to small tenant improvement projects. Todd earned his bachelor’s degree from Purdue in Construction Management. Todd is a husband and a dad to three girls that like to keep him busy. In his free time, Todd enjoys spending time with his family, playing cards, and golfing.
Assistant Project Manager – New Construction Division