Family is our foundation.
The Berry family has owned and operated Wehr Constructors since the mid-1980s. Our executive team includes two generations' worth of engineers, general contractors, project managers, and community leaders.
Dale Berry, Sr.
Chief Executive Officer
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 currently 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 5 grandchildren that they enjoy much of their spare time with.
Chief Operations Officer
Edward is a man who wears many hats in his roles of engineer, construction manager, pastor, mentor, teacher, husband and father. He began his journey as a 5th generation resident of Eminence, graduating as Salutatorian of his senior class and going on to graduate with distinction from the University of Kentucky in 1981 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
Following college, he began his career at Wehr Constructors, a family owned company, and was the President of the company’s Florida division.
Edward currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. The greatest joy of his professional life has been the opportunity to work alongside his father and two brothers and the longstanding relationships built with a number of clients. He has a passion to come alongside Pastors and assist with their building projects.
His most cherished role is that of husband to Tish, having recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary, and father to his children, Ed Jr. and Kelley.
Edward is also pastor of a congregation at Henry Christian Church that has grown from 17 members to upwards of 300. His creative use of sermon illustrations and “Henry County definitions” inspires those he shepherds and puts the message in terms easily understood by all.
Even with his busy schedule, he still finds time to enjoy hunting and trap shooting. In 1991, he won the Kentucky state trap shooting title. Whether you find Edward in the boardroom, on a construction site, in the pulpit or with his beagles in the field, you will find a man who is genuinely concerned about each person that crosses his path. He teaches by example in all fields and honors the generations who have gone before him.
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.
President of Louisville Operations
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 President of Louisville Operations and now oversees the corporate headquarters. 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 three children, Mallory, Hadley, and Jackson. 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.
President of Central Kentucky Operations
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 President of Central Kentucky Operations, Brandon has worked the past decade in healthcare construction, religious, K-12 education and historical restoration projects. 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.
Brandon is a LEED AP, sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of General Contractors (Kentucky), 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 Business Development
Nick Fears earned an M.B.A. from Indiana University Southeast and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering. Nick has over 19 years of construction experience.
Nick has been involved in multiple construction projects over the last decade. Nick specializes in Pre-Construction Management and has been involved in multiple large-scale projects such as the University of Kentucky’s School of Medicine in Bowling Green, KY, the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, KY, and the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Nick is certified in Construction Management through the Construction Management Association of America.
Nick is a lifelong resident of Louisville, Ky where he lives with his wife Amy and three sons; Luke, Nolan and Gregory. His family have been members of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Jeffersontown, KY for over 15 years. Nick’s personal hobbies include coaching his sons in lacrosse, boating and fishing on Nolin Lake in Western Kentucky and vacationing in Maine.
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.
President of Florida Operations
David leads 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.
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 son Gabe.
Some of David’s current community leadership includes serving on the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America-Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Executive Board of Directors, CEO Council of Tampa Bay, Big Brother and Big Sisters, and American Heart Association.
Vice President of Florida Operations
Matt supervises Project Management and Estimating efforts for the Florida Operations team. Matt is an ASHE Certified Healthcare Contractor and a 2018 graduate of ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter’s NEXGEN Leadership Training Program.
Matt earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management with a minor in Industrial Sciences from Western Kentucky University. In addition to his collegiate accomplishments, Matt’s personal interests include University of Kentucky Wildcat’s sports and spending time with his wife Hannah and their daughter Rosalie.
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 five children Will, Anna, Jacob, Caleb and Eli.