Family is our foundation.
Since 1945, Wehr Constructors has been building relationships throughout the Southeastern United States. The Berry family has owned and operated Wehr Constructors since the early 1980s. Our executive team includes three generations' worth of engineers, general contractors, project managers, and community leaders.
Dale Berry, Sr.
Mr. Berry began his construction career working as a laborer in 1974 and did so throughout his college years. Upon earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1978, Mr. Berry started as a field engineer performing surveying on most of the projects Wehr was constructing. He was a field superintendent on one warehouse addition project before being called into the office to serve as an Assistant Project Manager in 1980.
Mr. Berry bid the first cellular phone towers system in Louisville in 1985 and from there, bid and negotiated over 700 sites throughout the southeastern United States all the way to Key West, FL. He managed Humana hospital projects in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, and Illinois throughout the 1980s and 1990s as well.
He is currently an elder and small group leader at Northeast Christian Church in Louisville, former elder, deacon, and board member at Eminence Christian Church, past Master and Secretary of Eminence Masonic Lodge, served on the Board of Directors at Farmers Deposit Bank in Eminence, and is was the Chairman of the Eagle Creek Golf Course Board of Directors in LaGrange.
Mr. Berry and his wife Julie are proud of their two sons, Dale Jr. (DJ) and Brandon, whom are both Presidents at Wehr Constructors, Inc. They have 7 grandchildren that they enjoy much of their spare time with.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer of Wehr Constructors, Inc., Shawn is a member of the executive management team and the advisory board. Shawn began his career in Accounting at both a Regional and International Accounting Firm prior to joining Wehr in 2004. Shawn administers all aspects of Wehrs finances, insurance, legal, human resources and information technology.
Dale "DJ" Berry Jr.
Chief Operations Officer
DJ earned his BS in Construction Management from Eastern Kentucky University and is currently pursuing an MBA at Indiana Wesleyan. DJ has been a member of the Wehr Constructors team for close to 20 years and has experience in all aspects of construction. DJ has multiple years of religious and healthcare experience while being certified in Construction Management through the Construction Management Association of America and is a Certified Hospital Contractor through the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers (KSHE).
From work in the field, to estimating and project management, DJ is Chief Operations Officer and oversees corporate operations nationwide. DJ is a part of the 3rd generation of the Berry family at Wehr and leads a group of project managers and construction professionals to carry out the mission of Wehr Constructors.
DJ is a lifelong resident of LaGrange, KY where he lives with his five children, and wife Melanie. DJ loves being outdoors in his spare time and particularly enjoys golfing, hunting and camping. From the time he was a little boy, DJ has always wanted to work at Wehr with his family and loves being a part of the family business.
Chief Executive Officer
Brandon Berry, a native of LaGrange, KY, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management from Eastern Kentucky University in 2009. He later earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Engineering from Eastern Kentucky University in 2012.
Currently serving as Chief Executive Officer, Brandon has worked the past decade in healthcare construction, religious, K-12 education, historical restoration projects and more. Since 2013, Brandon has led Wehr’s efforts to grow their Central Kentucky presence and became the leader of Wehr’s historical preservation team through the completion of 21c Museum Hotel and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Since, Brandon has helmed Wehr’s structural growth, helping increase our services offered on every project nationwide.
Brandon is a LEED AP, sits on the Board of Directors for the Oldham County Education Foundation, Eagle Creek Golf Course, and the Association of General Contractors (Kentucky). He was awarded 40 Under 40 in 2019, and was named EKU’s Alumni of the Year in 2018.
Brandon and his wife April have two children. He and his wife are leaders of a young-couples Small Group at their home church and are active members within the congregation. He loves playing golf, hunting, and being with his family.
President of Western Kentucky Operations
Kelly Holcomb earned a degree in architectural design and started his career in the construction management department of Alliant Health Systems. As President of Wehr Constructor's Western Kentucky Operations, Kelly has over 19 years of construction management experience. Kelly has led many historic renovations and highly technical construction projects in his almost two decades at Wehr.
Most recently he served as Principal-in-Charge on Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s $100M five story patient tower addition over an active emergency room. Kelly is extremely knowledgeable in cost accounting, estimating, scheduling and subcontractor management.
Chief Strategy Officer
President of Florida Operations
David leads corporate strategies and and manages our Florida Operations. David provides executive-level project oversight, instills a sense of empowerment and pride within his team, and ensures client needs are met and expectations exceeded.
Most recently, David was recognized as Top 20 ENR Young Professionals for the Southeast United States for 2020. In 2017 David was featured by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as an Up and Comer Under 40 and graduated from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tampa Class of 2018. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where he earned his degree in Construction Management and is ASHE Healthcare Construction Certified. David enjoys going on outdoor adventures and spending time with his wife, Mary, daughter Juliana, and sons Gabe and Beau.
Some of David’s current community leadership includes serving on the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, CEO Council of Tampa Bay, Big Brother and Big Sisters Board of Directors, Honorary Commander for Macdill Air Force Base, and American Heart Association.
Vice President of Florida Operations
Jay has been with the company for more than a decade and in 2017 relocated to Tampa, Florida to join the Florida Team. He supervises field operations of our Florida team. Jay is a Certified Construction Manager with CMAA, a Certified Healthcare Contractor and a Certified Healthcare Technician with KSHE.
Jay is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management. In his free time, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife Laura and their seven children.
Vice President of Estimating
Chris has over 30 years of construction experience. He has been a valued member of our estimating department for over 14 years culminating in his promotion to Vice President of Estimating in April 2022. Chris oversees the daily operations of WEHR’s estimating department. His estimating experience spans a variety of project scopes from small renovations to large scopes spanning over $100 Million. Chris is extremely knowledgeable in historical cost data, cost management, estimating, and preconstruction.
Chris attended Utica College of Syracuse University and has multiple trade certifications. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.