Industry Experts Leading the Way for Future Generations

We've been working hard to stabilize the Earth for over 20 years.Our management team has seen it all and done it all. They've got the experience to mentor future generations, and they're not afraid to get their boots dirty. Meet some of the people that make up our company.

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Joseph E. Harris, P.E. President   Joseph E. Harris is founder and President of Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Harris earned a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in 1985, and has over 30 years of experience in the civil engineering field. Mr. Harris is a license Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Texas.  jharris@pdbgi.com

Joseph E. Harris, P.E.
President

Joseph E. Harris is founder and President of Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Harris earned a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in 1985, and has over 30 years of experience in the civil engineering field. Mr. Harris is a license Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Texas.

jharris@pdbgi.com

Steven Komar Senior Vice President of Finance   Steven Komar serves as the Vice President of Finance for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. He is responsible for all financial operations of the company. Mr. Komar comes from a background in bank lending and real estate. Mr. Komar obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Constitutional Law and Spanish from Mercer University in 2003.  skomar@pdbgi.com

Steven Komar
Senior Vice President of Finance

Steven Komar serves as the Vice President of Finance for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. He is responsible for all financial operations of the company. Mr. Komar comes from a background in bank lending and real estate. Mr. Komar obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Constitutional Law and Spanish from Mercer University in 2003.

skomar@pdbgi.com

Lesley Britton, P.E. Senior Vice President of Engineering   Lesley Britton is an engineer with over 20 years of multi-disciplinary engineering experience. As Vice President of Engineering for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc., she manages the engineering design activities for the company, which focuses on Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) designs. Ms. Britton obtained a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988. Ms. Britton is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in 24 states.  lbritton@pdbgi.com

Lesley Britton, P.E.
Senior Vice President of Engineering

Lesley Britton is an engineer with over 20 years of multi-disciplinary engineering experience. As Vice President of Engineering for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc., she manages the engineering design activities for the company, which focuses on Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) designs. Ms. Britton obtained a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988. Ms. Britton is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in 24 states.

lbritton@pdbgi.com

Judd Murphy Senior Vice President of Sales   Judd Murphy serves as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Murphy obtained a Bachelor's of Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995 and has over 20 years of experience in the sales and marketing of retaining walls, culverts, erosion control, and bridge systems.  jmurphy@pdbgi.com

Judd Murphy
Senior Vice President of Sales

Judd Murphy serves as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Murphy obtained a Bachelor's of Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995 and has over 20 years of experience in the sales and marketing of retaining walls, culverts, erosion control, and bridge systems.

jmurphy@pdbgi.com

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Kris Knier Vice President of Construction   Kris Knier serves as a the Vice President of Construction for Pinnacle Design/Build. Mr. Knier is responsible for the overseeing Construction Operations for all projects. . Mr. Knier obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Environmental Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2009. He is currently an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) in the State of Pennsylvania. Mr. Knier brings over six years of experience in civil engineering design and construction oversight of mechanically stabilized earthen berms and slopes, geosynthetics liner systems, storm water management structures, landfill gas extraction, leachate conveyance system construction, and mechanical processing and testing of earthen/quarry materials.  kknier@pdbgi.com

Kris Knier
Vice President of Construction

Kris Knier serves as a the Vice President of Construction for Pinnacle Design/Build. Mr. Knier is responsible for the overseeing Construction Operations for all projects. . Mr. Knier obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Environmental Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2009. He is currently an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) in the State of Pennsylvania. Mr. Knier brings over six years of experience in civil engineering design and construction oversight of mechanically stabilized earthen berms and slopes, geosynthetics liner systems, storm water management structures, landfill gas extraction, leachate conveyance system construction, and mechanical processing and testing of earthen/quarry materials.

kknier@pdbgi.com

Wendell Fox Design Engineer   Wendell Fox serves as a Design Engineer for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Fox is responsible for all design work for the company, and has been designing projects for the company for over thirteen years. Mr. Fox obtained a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001.  wfox@pdbgi.com

Wendell Fox
Design Engineer


Wendell Fox serves as a Design Engineer for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Fox is responsible for all design work for the company, and has been designing projects for the company for over thirteen years. Mr. Fox obtained a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001.

wfox@pdbgi.com

Ethan Gale Design Engineer   Ethan Gale serves as a Design Engineer/Project Manager for Pinnacle Design/Build. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2015 and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics from Augustana College in 2013. Mr. Gale spent the summer of 2015 with Pinnacle Design/Build as a Design Engineer Intern and is the newest hire to the Pinnacle Design/Build team. He is currently and Engineer In Training (E.I.T) in the State of Wisconsin.  egale@pdbgi.com

Ethan Gale
Design Engineer

Ethan Gale serves as a Design Engineer/Project Manager for Pinnacle Design/Build. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2015 and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics from Augustana College in 2013. Mr. Gale spent the summer of 2015 with Pinnacle Design/Build as a Design Engineer Intern and is the newest hire to the Pinnacle Design/Build team. He is currently and Engineer In Training (E.I.T) in the State of Wisconsin.

egale@pdbgi.com

Heidi Gilkenson Data Analytics Manager   Heidi Gilkenson serves as the Data Analytics Manaer for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Ms. Gilkenson prepares weekly and monthly reports for the management team and assists the company by collecting financial data across all projects. Ms. Gilkenson obtained a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with and emphasis in Water and Soil Resources from the University of Georgia in 2013. She brings three years of experience in the environmental field to Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc.  hgilkenson@pdbgi.com

Heidi Gilkenson
Data Analytics Manager

Heidi Gilkenson serves as the Data Analytics Manaer for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Ms. Gilkenson prepares weekly and monthly reports for the management team and assists the company by collecting financial data across all projects. Ms. Gilkenson obtained a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with and emphasis in Water and Soil Resources from the University of Georgia in 2013. She brings three years of experience in the environmental field to Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc.

hgilkenson@pdbgi.com

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Parker Komar Office Administrator   Parker Komar serves as the Office Administrator for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. She is responsible for all moderating all internal and external communications, daily administrative operations, and ensures that all messages and marketing objectives maintain the company’s brand and standards. Ms. Komar obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgia State University in 2010.  pkomar@pdbgi.com

Parker Komar
Office Administrator

Parker Komar serves as the Office Administrator for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. She is responsible for all moderating all internal and external communications, daily administrative operations, and ensures that all messages and marketing objectives maintain the company’s brand and standards. Ms. Komar obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgia State University in 2010.

pkomar@pdbgi.com

Bryan Harris Operations Logistics Manager    bharris@pdbgi.com

Bryan Harris
Operations Logistics Manager

bharris@pdbgi.com

Matt Milstead Estimator   While in attendance at one of the nation’s premier engineering schools, Stevens Institute of Technology, Matt gained cross-functional experience in organizational development and diverse industries between multiple internships and a rigorous course load. Not only performing well in the classroom, Matt also competed in swimming throughout college, helping Stevens to maintain its dominance in the conference. Upon graduation, Matt brought innovative thinking to the field of heavy construction and ash management by working alongside superintendents and project managers to optimize production and bringing to life more efficient ways of tracking and reporting progress. During his time there, Matt did not stop seeking new knowledge, and acquired multiple certifications including MOLO, and CMCSI and PQM. Now looking forward to the next chapter in his career, Matt excitedly brings a drive for success and a thirst for knowledge to the team, eager to help tackle future projects.  mmilstead@pdbgi.com

Matt Milstead
Estimator

While in attendance at one of the nation’s premier engineering schools, Stevens Institute of Technology, Matt gained cross-functional experience in organizational development and diverse industries between multiple internships and a rigorous course load. Not only performing well in the classroom, Matt also competed in swimming throughout college, helping Stevens to maintain its dominance in the conference. Upon graduation, Matt brought innovative thinking to the field of heavy construction and ash management by working alongside superintendents and project managers to optimize production and bringing to life more efficient ways of tracking and reporting progress. During his time there, Matt did not stop seeking new knowledge, and acquired multiple certifications including MOLO, and CMCSI and PQM. Now looking forward to the next chapter in his career, Matt excitedly brings a drive for success and a thirst for knowledge to the team, eager to help tackle future projects.

mmilstead@pdbgi.com

Benjamin Hawk  Project Engineer  Serving as a Field Engineer for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc., Benjamin is the primary customer management point of contact at a project site during construction activities. I am present for all job scheduling activities, including, but not limited to, project kick-off meetings, pre-construction meetings, on-site safety meetings, progress meetings, and project close-out meetings. Benjamin is responsible for ensuring all materials and equipment are ordered and received correctly, making sure that all personnel have provided necessary employment paperwork and attended necessary job site training, facilitating project coordination with project managers and engineers, and managing all daily construction activities of each project. Benjamin received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 2008 and a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 2011.  bhawk@pdbgi.com

Benjamin Hawk
Project Engineer

Serving as a Field Engineer for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc., Benjamin is the primary customer management point of contact at a project site during construction activities. I am present for all job scheduling activities, including, but not limited to, project kick-off meetings, pre-construction meetings, on-site safety meetings, progress meetings, and project close-out meetings. Benjamin is responsible for ensuring all materials and equipment are ordered and received correctly, making sure that all personnel have provided necessary employment paperwork and attended necessary job site training, facilitating project coordination with project managers and engineers, and managing all daily construction activities of each project. Benjamin received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 2008 and a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 2011.

bhawk@pdbgi.com

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Brodey Thompson Project Engineer   Brodey Thompson serves as a Project Engineer for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. and is responsible for managing the daily operations of all active construction projects. Brodey received a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and has a background in pipeline construction and carpentry.  bthompson@pdbgi.com

Brodey Thompson
Project Engineer

Brodey Thompson serves as a Project Engineer for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. and is responsible for managing the daily operations of all active construction projects. Brodey received a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and has a background in pipeline construction and carpentry.

bthompson@pdbgi.com

Clyde Switzer Project Manager   Clyde Switzer serves as a Project Manager for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc., specializing in deep foundations and structural drilling. With over 12 years of experience in specialty contracting, Clyde is well versed in many facets of drilling including, but not limited to, compaction grouting, injection anchors, soil nails, tiebacks, shotcrete, lagging, micropiles, vertical elements, soldier piles, cantilever piles, secant piles, tangent piles, drilled shafts, oscillated shafts and stone columns. Over his career, he has continued to focus on maintaining job site safety and quality of product, along with productivity. Having worked in numerous geographic locations across the US, Clyde brings a unique set of skills and assets to the Pinnacle team.  cswitzer@pdbgi.com

Clyde Switzer
Project Manager

Clyde Switzer serves as a Project Manager for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc., specializing in deep foundations and structural drilling. With over 12 years of experience in specialty contracting, Clyde is well versed in many facets of drilling including, but not limited to, compaction grouting, injection anchors, soil nails, tiebacks, shotcrete, lagging, micropiles, vertical elements, soldier piles, cantilever piles, secant piles, tangent piles, drilled shafts, oscillated shafts and stone columns. Over his career, he has continued to focus on maintaining job site safety and quality of product, along with productivity. Having worked in numerous geographic locations across the US, Clyde brings a unique set of skills and assets to the Pinnacle team.

cswitzer@pdbgi.com

Tom Finn General Superintendent   Tom Finn serves as the General Superintendent for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Tom brings 35 years of experience to the group, specializing in deep foundations and structural drilling. He has experience with a wide variety of Geotechnical applications, including, but not limited to, Micropiles, Tiebacks, High Capacity Anchors, Underpinning, Soil Nails, Shotcrete, Soil Mixing, Secant Walls, Cut Off Walls, Stone Columns, Compaction Grouting, Soldier Piles, and Karst Formations. As a General Superintendent Tom continues to enjoy traveling and sharing his knowledge and expertise learned over his career. Tom’s experience brings talent to assist in Project Management, Client Relations, Field Operations and Business Development. Tom is committed to Safety, Quality, and Production to meet and exceed our customer’s needs.  tfinn@pdbgi.com

Tom Finn
General Superintendent

Tom Finn serves as the General Superintendent for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Tom brings 35 years of experience to the group, specializing in deep foundations and structural drilling. He has experience with a wide variety of Geotechnical applications, including, but not limited to, Micropiles, Tiebacks, High Capacity Anchors, Underpinning, Soil Nails, Shotcrete, Soil Mixing, Secant Walls, Cut Off Walls, Stone Columns, Compaction Grouting, Soldier Piles, and Karst Formations. As a General Superintendent Tom continues to enjoy traveling and sharing his knowledge and expertise learned over his career. Tom’s experience brings talent to assist in Project Management, Client Relations, Field Operations and Business Development. Tom is committed to Safety, Quality, and Production to meet and exceed our customer’s needs.

tfinn@pdbgi.com

Rony Ruiz Project Superintendent   Rony Ruiz serves as a Project Superintendent for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Ruiz has been with the company for over ten years, and is one of the top performing Superintendents of Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Ruiz has been recognized as the leader in job site safety and performance for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc.  rruiz@pdbgi.com

Rony Ruiz
Project Superintendent

Rony Ruiz serves as a Project Superintendent for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Ruiz has been with the company for over ten years, and is one of the top performing Superintendents of Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Ruiz has been recognized as the leader in job site safety and performance for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc.

rruiz@pdbgi.com

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Joseph Imbach Project Superintendent   Joseph Imbach serves as a Project Superintendent for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Imbach has a background in Residential Construction. Mr. Imbach obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991. Mr. Imbach brings knowledge of several different fields to Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. and is a key component in the continued success of the company.  jimbach@pdbgi.com

Joseph Imbach
Project Superintendent

Joseph Imbach serves as a Project Superintendent for Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. Mr. Imbach has a background in Residential Construction. Mr. Imbach obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991. Mr. Imbach brings knowledge of several different fields to Pinnacle Design/Build Group, Inc. and is a key component in the continued success of the company.

jimbach@pdbgi.com

Joseph Burnham Project Superintendent   Joey Burnham serves as a project superintendent for Pinnacle Design/Build Group Inc. He has over 13 years of experience operating dolly drills, track drills, and excavator mounted drills. Joey Specializes in a wide range of drilling methods for vertical and lateral micropiles, such as drilling methods involving open hole drilling, drilling with casings, and hollow bar drilling. Joey also has several years of experience installing helical piles, shotcrete shoring and structural repair.  jburnham@pdbgi.com

Joseph Burnham
Project Superintendent

Joey Burnham serves as a project superintendent for Pinnacle Design/Build Group Inc. He has over 13 years of experience operating dolly drills, track drills, and excavator mounted drills. Joey Specializes in a wide range of drilling methods for vertical and lateral micropiles, such as drilling methods involving open hole drilling, drilling with casings, and hollow bar drilling. Joey also has several years of experience installing helical piles, shotcrete shoring and structural repair.

jburnham@pdbgi.com