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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 Region
    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 Region, John oversees McCarthy operations in 29 states east of the Rockies. With nearly 25 years of experience in the construction industry, he worked 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 also holds a Healthcare Construction Certificate from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. John has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • Steve Meuschke

    Steve Meuschke

    Job Title
    Vice President Operations
    Located in
    Kansas City
    Education
    Purdue University
    Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering

    As the McCarthy Kansas City office leader, Steve Meuschke is responsible for strategy and near-term opportunities for McCarthy in the Kansas City region. Steve brings nearly two decades of experience in the construction industry to his role, including serving as the project manager on the award-winning Mercy Hospital Joplin replacement facility in Joplin, Mo. He also played integral roles on a variety of other major McCarthy projects, including the Dairy Farmers of America dryer plant and renovation of the Spencer Chemistry and Biological Sciences Building at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Steve holds LEED AP BD + C and OSHA 30-Hour Construction & Health certifications. 

  • Ryan Sawall

    Ryan Sawall

    Job Title
    Vice President
    Located in
    Omaha
    Education
    Milwaukee School of Engineering
    Bachelor of Science Architectural Engineering

    As Vice President, Ryan Sawall oversees McCarthy’s work for the Omaha and Kansas City offices, as well as leads business development and client service efforts in the western portion of the McCarthy Central Region. With more than a decade of McCarthy experience, he began as a project engineer, moving up to project superintendent, project manager and project director prior to assuming his current role.

    Along with being licensed as a Professional Mechanical Engineer, Ryan is LEED AP BD+C certified through the U.S. Green Building Council and also holds a certification as a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) through the National Hospital Association. He is a former board member for the Nebraska Society of Healthcare Engineers. A strong local community supporter, he is passionate about introducing young adults to possible construction careers and assisting local, small and diverse construction companies as they grow in the industry.

  • Jeff Bennett

    Jeff Bennett

    Job Title
    Director, Business Development
    Located in
    Kansas City
    Education
    University of Northern Colorado
    Bachelor of Science Business Administration

    Jeff builds, nurtures and strengthens relationships with clients and industry partners throughout the Kansas City region. He focuses his efforts on the healthcare, advanced technology and manufacturing markets. With more than 24 years of industry experience, Jeff is known for helping clients achieve their business goals through tailored building solutions. An active supporter of the local community, he has served on the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate Committee Advisory Board of Directors, the legislative committee of the Civic Council of Kansas City, the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of Directors of the Urban Land Institute. Jeff is a LEED accredited professional and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.