Todd Alexander, LEED AP
Under Todd's 32-year tenure and leadership at CBC, Continental Building Company has grown from 30 to more than 150 fulltime associates, has expanded its geographic reach from the Midwest to both coasts, and has been ranked among ENR's 'Top 400 Contractors' every year since 2005.
Todd has instilled a steadfast culture of excellence, customer service and strong core values within the company. He ensures that safety, teamwork, respect, passion, being the best, and community care are visible on every CBC project. As a testament to his personal commitment to caring for the community, in 2001 Todd started CBC Charities, a fund that ‘provides for the care and education of youth’ in Columbus, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. To date, this fund has fundraised and awarded one million dollars to youth-focused non-profit organizations, as well as awarding a renewable scholarship since 2006 to a high school senior entering a four-year college.
Todd holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Brent Baker, AIA
Executive Vice President
Brent is a Registered Architect with a B.S. in Architecture from The Ohio State University. He has 30 years of architecture and construction experience in both the public and private sector, including practicing architecture for seven years.
Brent leads CBC’s Preconstruction/Predevelopment Services across all regional offices. Under his direction, our preconstruction teams ensure that owners make the most informed decisions regarding schedule, cost, subcontractor selection, and value analysis so that they have confidence in their proformas before starting construction.
In recent years, Brent and his preconstruction team have estimated more than $10 billion worth of construction projects ranging in scope and size from small retail tenant improvements, to phased school additions and renovations, to complex, multi-tiered student housing projects, to large-scale, urban mixed-use developments, corporate centers, and hotels.
Greg Ray, AIA
Executive Vice President
Greg has a B.S. in Architecture from The Ohio State University and a MBA from Capital University. He joined Continental Building Company in 1994 as a Project Manager and has since served as Senior Project Manager, Project Executive and Vice President before being appointed Executive Vice President.
Throughout his career with the company, Greg has worked across the country on projects totaling more than a billion dollars of revenue. These projects have included: extensive and diverse multi-family project types, mixed-use, senior living, hospitality, commercial office, retail, medical, industrial and other specialized projects.
Greg has played an instrumental role in the development and growth of Continental Building Company. He has provided leadership in corporate program development involving safety, quality, production, and company policies and strives to ensure that all of CBC’s projects and construction teams reach their highest potential.
Greg has been a member of the American Institute of Architects for over 25 years, has served on various Builders Exchange of Central Ohio committees.
Matt Curtis, LEEP AP
Matt began his career in commercial construction in 1978. Over his career, he worked in various field supervision and project management capacities and eventually owned his own large commercial subcontracting company. He joined CBC in 1995 and now serves as Vice President of CBC’s Pittsburgh office. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and oversight of all projects managed from the Pittsburgh office.
Matt has led our regional office and teams to successfully complete many notable and complex projects, including the $300 million Waterfront development in Homestead, PA; a LEED-gold new corporate headquarters for CONSOL Energy in Canonsburg, the North Shore developments in Pittsburgh, UBER’s Advanced Technology Center, The Distrikt Hotel, and three phases of student housing at Penn State, to name a few.
Michele L Bugh
Serving as the principal liaison between CBC and its clients, Michele leads CBC’s business development, marketing, communications, and professional development/mentoring initiatives. At the onset of CBC’s projects, she facilitates Client/CBC/Architect Expectation Sessions in order to clearly define the owner’s goals, needs, and success criteria, while also ensuring alignment of expectations so that areas of potential conflict can be resolved quickly. Michele developed and leads CBC’s Client Performance Evaluation process and formal Best Practices & Lesson Learned Sessions.
With a B.S. in Communications from The Ohio State University, Michele is a 27-year veteran of the architecture/engineering/construction industry. She is past president of the Society of Marketing Professional Services, Columbus Chapter, a former Advisory Board member of The Ohio State University’s Construction Systems Management program, and is active in several industry, civic and not-for-profit causes.
Karl Hasenstab, LEED AP
Karl has a B.S. in Construction Engineering and an A.S. in Surveying from the University of Akron.
With 28 years of experience in the construction industry, Karl has worked as Project Superintendent, Project Manager, and as a Project Executive. He has successfully managed projects in commercial, industrial, institutional, retail and hospitality construction, serving in General Contractor as well as Construction Manager at Risk capacities.
Recent successful projects lead by Karl include the Nationwide Insurance Corporate Center (Buildings H, I, and W) at Grandview Yard in Columbus; the Arnold Palmer Springhill Suites in Latrobe, PA; the OSU Marriott / Residence Inn, 350- key dual-brand hotel; the Westar Renaissance in Westerville; and the Easton Springhill Suites / TownePlace Suites in Columbus.
Karl is CBC’s market lead for all hospitality clients and projects.
Matt Wilhite, LEED AP
Matt has a B.S. in Industrial Technology from The Ohio State University and over 25 years of experience at all levels within the construction industry.
At CBC, Matt has more than 11 years of experience as a Project Executive overseeing project teams on a variety of project types including 50+ acre lifestyle centers with over 400,000 SF of retail, large-scale mixed-use developments that included apartments, condos, office, parking garages and retail, as well as medical office buildings.
Matt has lead our teams on some of our most complex projects, including the $120 Million Bridge Park development in Dublin Ohio, and the $50 Million Gravity development, a large mixed-use urban development in Columbus, Ohio that includes an office building, apartment building and a parking structure.
Chris is CBC’s market lead for multifamily/student housing projects. He has 27 years of experience in commercial residential construction and has proven expertise in construction operations management, investor/owner relations, and project logistics.
Throughout his construction career, Chris has led teams who build wood and light-gauge steel framed construction, walk up and mid-rise elevator supported structures, site infrastructure construction, podium and post tension deck construction. Many of his projects have been highly challenging multi-phased multifamily projects, both urban and suburban. He is adept at team building, contract negotiation, trade partner development, subcontractor buyout, and client stewardship.
Chris served in the US Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and earned his B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He serves as committee chair on the Board of Advisors for The Ohio State University’s Construction Systems Management program.
Ed Meurer, LEED AP
Ed has a B.S. in Business Management from Capital University. He joined Continental Building Company in 1994 after years working for a large, international Construction Manager.
With 28 years of experience in the construction industry, Ed has worked in all facets, starting as a Field Engineer to Cost Engineer and as Field Superintendent, Project Manager, Project Executive. He has successfully managed large scale public and private projects in the commercial, industrial, institutional, retail and health care sectors, including Bridge Park Dublin; University Edge Akron; University Edge Greenville, NC; University Crossings, Philadelphia; NRI Office Building, Columbus; University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore; and the Ohio Stadium Renovations, Columbus, to name a few.