Leadership - Board of Directors
James Grier III
Jim Grier III joined Eby in 1959 after graduating from Kansas State University in Civil Engineering. Prior to serving as Chairman, Jim was President of Utility Contractors in Wichita and President of Eby Construction from 1994 through 2004. Jim has served on the Eby Board of Directors since 1967 and has been Chairman of the Board since 2004.
Mike Grier has been employed at Eby for the majority of his career. After graduating from Arizona State University in 1983, he worked with a national contractor in the Phoenix area until returning to Wichita in 1988. Mike was elected to the Board of Directors of Eby in 2003. He currently serves as President. He also is Co-CEO along with his brother Kurt.
Kurt Grier joined Eby in 1994 after completing his degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University in 1987. He received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1989. Kurt was elected to the Board Directors in 2003. Kurt is Executive Vice President of Eby, and holds the office of Co-CEO along with his brother Mike.
Charles Eby joined Eby Construction after graduating first in his class from Kansas State University in 1966. Charles is a registered Professional Engineer. He has served on the Board of Directors of Eby since 1971.
Martin Eby Jr.
Martin Eby Jr. joined Eby Construction after graduating first in his class from Kansas State University in 1956. After serving as President of Eby from 1967 through 1992, Martin held the position of Chairman of the Board until 2004. He has served as an Advisory Director since that time.
Bill Cheatham is the co-Founder of Cheatham Consulting, a Risk and Surety consulting firm for the construction industry. He is a former President of Zurich Surety and has over 40 years of experience in construction surety. He has served as an Advisory Director to Eby’s Board of Directors since 2008.
Keith A. Alter
Keith Alter has both an Accounting Degree (1974) and a Law Degree (1977) from the University of Texas at Austin, but he has spent his career in the business world. He is the President/COO of Marcus Food Co., a domestic and international food trading company. He is a also a franchisee and developer of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger restaurants. Keith has been an Advisory Director to Eby’s Board of Directors since 2016.