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Who We Are

What Makes Us Absher?

You make us Absher. You challenge us to be smarter, greener and more creative every day. You lean on our experience. We lean on yours. You are our clients. Our design partners and subcontractors. Our team members. Our community. And with you, we can build something truly special. That’s Absher.

John Vandervate
Sr. Project Manager
Lori Pickett
Project Accountant
Erik Bockman-Pedersen
VDC Engineer
Justin Bond
Assistant Superintendent
Tracy Langston
Site Safety Manager
Rich Wells
Project Executive
Jake Peavler
Project Manager
Robert Kuemper
Project Manager
James Christianson
Vice President of Operations
Jeff Richards
Riley Finnigan
Geoff Fowler
Ryan Nelson
Project Engineer
Cory Patton
Project Manager
Ryan Sours
Melanie McCain
Graphic Designer
Max Cannon
Joshua Boyd
Site Safety Manager
Curt Gimmestad
Vice President of Industry Engagement
Mike McCanna
Project Manager
We care about people.
We are servant leaders.
We do things right.
We do right things.
Our Culture

Our History

We started small. Home-remodel projects small. But we never thought small. We just thought we should do things right.

R.L. “Barney” Absher began the company in 1940. Before Slinky, Mount Rushmore and the microwave. And in these eight decades, we’ve led the way in industry excellence, technology adoption and versatility.

Barney’s credo was, “If you’re going to do a job, do it right.” And right we still do. In our third generation of family ownership, doing things right and doing right things guides everything we do.

Regularly recognized as one of Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 U.S. Contractors, Absher has grown from our humble beginnings to a large and versatile construction firm performing preconstruction and construction services nationwide.

Today, Absher maintains a healthy balance of competitive-bid, negotiated, design-build and general contractor/construction manager (GCCM) projects across the country. We work across the federal, transportation, educational, multi-unit housing, recreation and commercial markets.

And we do it right.