CEO and Owner
Josh is CEO and Owner of Continental Building Company, a Columbus, OH based commercial contractor that has been consistently ranked among the Top 400 Contractors in the U.S. with $275 Million in annual revenues.
A 25-year veteran of the construction industry, Josh first learned the business from his father and grandfather. He worked in all positions, from laborer, foreman, superintendent, project engineer, project manager, and Senior VP of Operations, prior to becoming president of a 250-person regional construction company in 2015. After several years of leading strategic growth with that firm, in 2019 Josh left that company to become Owner and CEO of Continental Building Company.
Foundational to Josh’s beliefs and success has been his commitment to not only the greater construction industry, but also to the local community. He has served on industry boards such as the Associated General Contractors of Central Ohio, the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, and the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council; and boards of local organizations such as the Mount Carmel Foundation Board and the COSI Community Board. He currently sits on the boards of Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), Young President’s Organization (YPO), the Associated General Contractors of Ohio and Columbus Next Generation Corporation.
Josh was a member of the 2002 graduating class of Leadership Columbus and was inducted into the Leadership Columbus Hall of Fame in 2017. He was named to Columbus Business First’s ‘Forty Under 40’ class of 2010. Josh is also a member of YPO.
Josh is a graduate of Ohio University and lives in Upper Arlington with his wife, Amy, and their three children.
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.
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 28-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 29 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.
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 29 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.