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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. 

  • 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.