Leadership - Management Team
Michael A. Grier
Mike Grier was elected President of Eby Construction in September of 2009. Mike, with his brother Kurt, jointly work within the “Office of the…
Mike Grier was elected President of Eby Construction in September of 2009. Mike, with his brother Kurt, jointly work within the “Office of the CEO” and are part of the group of third generation Eby employees following in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers.
Mike first began working with his grandfather, Martin K. Eby Sr., at the former Eby company ECCO Ranch located in eastern Kansas. Martin Sr.’s work ethic was instilled on him at an early age while working for Eby throughout high school and college. Mike held various field positions on projects in and around Wichita. After receiving his BS in Heavy Construction from Arizona State University in 1983, Mike spent four years working in the Phoenix area.
In 1988 Mike joined Eby and moved to Wichita to work at the Boeing 190Z facility on what was then the largest office building in the state of Kansas. Over the next decade, Mike’s assignments with Eby took him to Texas, New Mexico, and Florida, completing significant projects for the Trinity River Authority Central WWTP, the Santa Fe Railway Topeka Shops, the Bureau of Reclamation Navajo Indian Irrigation Project, and Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. The majority of Mike’s career has been spent on project sites managing work as a superintendent, giving him the background and experience to meet the challenges of any type of project.
Mike and his wife Teresa have been married for over 30 years and have two sons. Mike stays active in the community by participating in the Greater Wichita Partnership, the Wichita Area Outlook Team, the Sedgwick County Zoo Foundation Board and the Western US Chapter of the World Presidents Organization.
Kurt T. Grier
Kurt Grier holds dual roles with Eby, serving as both a corporate officer and project executive with Eby. As Executive Vice President, Kurt shares…
Kurt Grier holds dual roles with Eby, serving as both a corporate officer and project executive with Eby. As Executive Vice President, Kurt shares the “Office of the CEO” with his older brother Mike. Since 2008, the brothers have been working together to map out the future of Eby. In addition to his officer duties, Kurt also currently holds a direct relationship as project executive for several of Eby’s major aviation clients.
Following the family tradition of working in the field, Kurt developed a strong work ethic helping Martin Eby Sr. at the company’s working cattle ranch and on local construction projects during summers and school breaks. After completing his undergraduate degree in 1987 in Civil Engineering at Kansas State University, Kurt continued his education at the University of Colorado, Boulder and received his MBA in Organizational Management in 1989. After spending three years with a major general contractor in the Denver area, Kurt began his career with Eby as an Area Superintendent on the Kellogg Flyover project in Wichita. Subsequent Eby project assignments in Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, and in Wichita, have prepared Kurt with the skills needed to manage very complex and high profile projects.
Kurt and his wife Jill have been married over 30 years and have three sons who are all beginning their careers or are finishing school. Kurt and Jill are active members of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.
Kurt recently served as committee chair of his sons' boy scout troop, served on the Kansas State University Construction Science Advisory Council, and is a past President and current PAC Chairman for the Associated General Contractors of Kansas.
Larry Weis is the Senior Vice President of Construction Operations. As such, he provides leadership, coordination, and direction for the…
Larry Weis is the Senior Vice President of Construction Operations. As such, he provides leadership, coordination, and direction for the construction work. He provides day-to-day management of the company operations and ensures that resources are applied to complete the work safely, on time, and within budget.
Working with each project team, his leadership supports the company’s commitment to safety, quality, timeliness, and efficiency. He plays a pivotal role in the ultimate success and performance of the organization.
He began his career with Eby in 1981 holding progressive leadership positions in engineering, field management, project management, and estimating. Larry’s project assignments have provided him a broad background of experience to draw from in his role as Sr. VP. His projects have included numerous educational, aviation, institutional, industrial and manufacturing facilities, equipment installation, and major highway bridges. He has a proven field resume to address the most challenging construction activities. He is a valuable addition to any project, particularly for his ability to visualize what is necessary to complete the work successfully.
Larry graduated in 1981 from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology. Larry has training in motivation and leadership, cost awareness, fall protection, and OSHA classes.
Larry presently serves as a member on the Pittsburg State University Construction Leadership Council. He is a member of the WSU Tech Industry Advisory Team for Carpentry, a Board Member of AGC of Kansas, and Chairman on the AGC Workforce Development Committee. He has two grown daughters and resides in Kechi with his wife, Melinda.
R. Adam Dunn
Adam Dunn performs several roles for Eby, serving as the Chief Financial Officer as well as managing the Corporate IT and Risk Management…
Adam Dunn performs several roles for Eby, serving as the Chief Financial Officer as well as managing the Corporate IT and Risk Management functions.
He supervises the payable, receivable, general ledger and equipment functions in the accounting department. He is also responsible for financial statements and audits. He reviews capital purchases and maintains the health of our IT systems. Adam reviews all facets of risk for our company both contractual and insurance related.
Adam received his undergraduate at Fort Hays State University in 1995 and completed his Masters of Business Administration at Wichita State University in 2002. Adam has continued to advance his education by earning and maintain the professional CCIFP designation in November 2006 and the CRIS designation in August 2007. In 2008 he was part of the Wichita Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Class and in 2014 was again recognized by the Journal as a CFO award honoree. Currently, Adam serves as a member of the Board of Directors of KANSEL, Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America, United Way of the Plains and The Greater Wichita Area of CFMA.
Adam and his wife Tracy have been married over twenty years and have two sons who are currently in school. He stays active outside of work by participating in his boys’ Boy Scout Troop, referees and umpires for the Valley Center Recreation Commission and hunts as much as time allows.
Karman Diehl, Vice President of Human Resources, has held numerous positions under the umbrella of human resources. She is qualified to process…
Karman Diehl, Vice President of Human Resources, has held numerous positions under the umbrella of human resources. She is qualified to process multi-state payroll, has a clear understanding of Davis Bacon prevailing wage requirements, complies with Fair Labor Standards Act of Wage & Hour regulations, EEOC audits and documentation and timely files IRS and state employment reports and taxes. Karman is also the Employment Grievance Officer for Eby Construction.
Karman strives to ensure employees of Eby Construction are offered industry leading benefits along with career training and career growth opportunities. She conducts employee benefit meetings to assist employees in understanding and deciding what benefits will be the best fit for them and their family.
Karman is knowledgeable in many benefit providers software applications, mjobtime (a time collection software), Viewpoint by Vista Construction software and J.D. Edwards Global software in addition to day-to-day software of Word and Excel.
She is a member of the National American Payroll Association and former secretary/treasurer for the Wichita Chapter APA. In her off hours, Karman and her husband, Dan, enjoy relaxing on their farm.
Linda Walton covers a variety of functions in her roles as Corporate Secretary and Treasurer. As Corporate Secretary, Linda maintains corporate…
Linda Walton covers a variety of functions in her roles as Corporate Secretary and Treasurer. As Corporate Secretary, Linda maintains corporate documents including board minutes, stock records, business licenses and state filings. In her Treasurer role, Linda is responsible for cash management activities and is involved in the preparation of financial statements, audit reports and sales tax returns.
Linda started her career in the construction industry when she joined the Accounting department at Eby in 1996. She graduated from Central College, Inc. in Wichita, Kansas. Linda is a Construction Industry Technician (CIT) through NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) Education Foundation.
Outside of her role with Eby, Linda stays active in the construction industry by being an active member of the NAWIC Greater Wichita, Kansas Chapter. With NAWIC, she has served in numerous positions including Chapter President in 2008-2009 and 2014-2015 and is currently the Secretary. Linda has also served on the board of directors for the NAWIC Wichita Scholarship Foundation. Linda has mentored “Littles” through Big Brothers Big Sisters “Big in Schools” program and co-coordinates the company’s “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” event.