Team Leaders

Great Team Leaders are Teammates First

We approach every project with a true collaborative mentality. Only by adopting a “We, Not I” mindset can we strengthen right partnerships — within our organization and outside of it — to exceed client objectives and strengthen our relationships in the commercial construction industry.

These seasoned leaders are responsible for building and maintaining strong client relationships and for growing capable, reliable teams that improve processes, speed delivery and support all facets of your commercial construction project.

  • John Buescher

    John Buescher

    Job Title
    President, Central Division
    Located in
    St. Louis
    Education
    Purdue University
    Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering
    Washington University, St. Louis
    Master of Business Administration

    As President for McCarthy's Central Division, John Buescher oversees McCarthy operations in 29 states east of the Rockies. With nearly 25 years of experience in the construction industry, he has played an instrumental role in delivering an exceptional experience for clients in a variety of markets including healthcare, laboratory, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and education. Working his way up at McCarthy from assistant project superintendent to project superintendent, project manager, project director and business unit leader prior to assuming his current role, John is a professional mechanical engineer and LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council. He also holds a Healthcare Construction Certificate from American Society for Healthcare Engineering. 

  • Greg Lee

    Greg Lee

    Job Title
    Director, Business Development
    Located in
    Kansas City
    Education
    Central Missouri State University
    Bachelor of Science

    Greg Lee is responsible for establishing new client relationships and developing the company’s construction opportunities in the greater Kansas City area. Greg brings over a decade of experience in the construction industry to his role in business development. Prior to his current role at McCarthy, he was a director of business development for a local civil engineering firm. He also served as president and CEO of a construction firm with projects in excess of $20 million, which he founded in 1996.

    In addition to his responsibilities at McCarthy, Greg is active in the Kansas City business and civic community, serving as a past board member of the not-for-profit American Royal and as a current board member of Heartland Therapeutic Riding. His slogan is “Get There First.”

  • Mark Heit

    Mark Heit

    Job Title
    Vice President, Operations
    Located in
    Kansas City
    Education
    Oregon State University
    Bachelor of Science Construction Science & Management
    Rockhurst University
    Master of Business Administration

    Mark Heit leads business operations for McCarthy’s Kansas City office. With 25 years of industry experience, he is responsible for the overall coordination and integration of the firm’s services throughout the region. With experience working both in and out of the field, he has dedicated his career to delivering exceptional results for clients and partners from early in the design phase through final project completion and beyond.

    An expert in the use of alternative delivery methods, Mark is a Designated Design-Build Professional and currently serves as the president of the Design-Build Institute of America Mid-America Region. He is also a member of the General Labor Committee for The Builders’ Association, a board member for the Kansas City Chapter of the Associated General Contractors, and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University.

  • Barry Sutherland

    Barry Sutherland

    Job Title
    Director, Business Development
    Located in
    Kansas City
    Education
    Culver-Stockton College
    Bachelor of Science Biology
    Minor in Communications

    Based in Kansas City, Barry Sutherland is primarily responsible for new business development, client services and marketing with a focus on fostering relationships with Healthcare, Education, and Science & Technology clients in the region. He began his career with McCarthy managing marketing for McCarthy's Science & Technology business development team for three years, before transitioning to lead business development efforts in Kansas City.

    A LEED Accredited Professional, Barry is a strong advocate for sustainability efforts at McCarthy and on the firm’s building projects. He is an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, having served as president of the St. Louis chapter, chair of the national Build Business conference, and a variety of roles with the Kansas City chapter, including currently serving as the Sponsorship Chair. In addition, he serves on the Olathe Chamber’s Business-to-Government Committee, the Kansas City Area Healthcare Engineer’s Social Committee, and The University of Kansas Hospital’s Young Professional’s Alliance. He and his wife live with their family in Olathe, Kansas.