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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
    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.

  • Ryan Sawall

    Ryan Sawall

    Job Title
    Project Director
    Located in
    Milwaukee School of Engineering
    Bachelor of Science Architectural Engineering

    As Project Director, Ryan Sawall currently oversees a variety of projects for clients out of McCarthy’s Omaha office, specializing in healthcare and education. With more than a decade of McCarthy experience, he began as a project engineer, moving up to assistant project superintendent, assistant project manager, project engineer and project manager 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 active with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He also holds a certification as a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) through the National Hospital Association and 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. He was instrumental in the creation of the new Omaha Chapter of ACE Mentor and currently serves on the board.

  • Amy Thompson

    Amy Thompson

    Job Title
    Director, Business Development
    Located in
    Bellevue University
    Bachelor of Science Marketing Management

    Amy Thompson is Director of Business Development for McCarthy’s Central Division based in Omaha, Neb. In this role, she is responsible for developing new and maintaining existing client relationships in Nebraska and western Iowa.

    Amy began her career in advertising and marketing in the finance and tech industries, moving on to a client service role in the AEC industry. She has more than a decade of experience working with both contractors and designers, bringing a strong understanding of the complete design and construction process. Most recently, she spent the past seven years at Leo A Daly in Omaha focused on healthcare business development.

    In 2016 Amy was chosen for Building Design & Construction’s 40 under 40 Award, honoring top professionals in the industry. She is active in the community, serving as CASA Sarpy Campaign Chair for Little CASA Su CASA for two years and on several local boards including the Nebraska Society of Healthcare Engineers and DBIA in Omaha. Amy also founded an AEC networking group called the Omaha Business Development Friday Afternoon Club, a formal network of AEC professionals and owners.