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Mark E. Nabity, CDT, CEP (Lexington Office)

President/Chief Executive Officer
mnabity@grayhawk-ky.com

Professional Experience

Mark joined the drywall industry after graduation from college as a Technical Representative for United States Gypsum Company.  After three years in that job, Mark moved to Panel Tech, Inc. as Director of Technical Services, then General Manager/Vice President and eventually President.  In 1990, Mark became President of Grayhawk as part of a merger between Panel Tech, Inc. and Drywall, Inc. He became an owner in 1997 and the majority owner in 2002.  Mark is a past President of the Association of the Wall & Ceiling Industry (AWCI) and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute.  He is a Certified Document Technologist (CSI) and a Certified EIFS Industry Professional (AWCI).  In 2006, he received the prestigious AWCI Pinnacle Award.

Personal Data

Mark and his wife Hope have been married 22 years.  They have three daughters, three son-in-laws, and seven grandchildren.  He enjoys golf, snow skiing, college athletics and travel.

Community/Professional Affiliations

Mark has served on the Living Arts & Science Center, Hospice of the Bluegrass, Association of the Wall & Ceiling Industry, Foundation of the Wall & Ceiling Industry, AGC of Kentucky and Bluegrass Chapter of CSI board of directors.

Education

Graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE in 1979, with a BS in Architecture.

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Kurt D. Stenzel, CDT (Lexington Office)

Vice President - Estimating
kstenzel@grayhawk-ky.com

Professional Experience

In 1983, after three years teaching high school industrial education in Iowa, Kurt moved to Lexington, KY and began a new career as an estimator for Drywall, Inc.  In 1986, he was promoted to Chief Estimator and became Vice President – Estimating for Grayhawk as part of a merger between Panel Tech, Inc. and Drywall, Inc. in 1990.  Kurt has also served as a part-time estimating instructor at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College.  He is a Construction Document Technologist (CSI).

Personal Data

Kurt and his wife Denise have been married 30 years.  They have two children.  He enjoys golf, snow skiing and Taekwondo (4th degree black belt and instructor).

Education

Graduate of Wayne State University – Wayne, NE in 1980, with a BA in Education.

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Benny F. Tompkins (Lexington Office)

Vice President/General Superintendent - Lexington
btompkins@grayhawk-ky.com

Professional Experience

Benny began his career in the drywall industry as a drywall finisher for Drywall, Inc. in 1971.  After several years of finishing, he was promoted to Foreman and eventually General Superintendent.  In 1990 Benny was named Vice President – Construction when Drywall, Inc. and Panel Tech, Inc. were merged to form Grayhawk.  Benny has the distinction of being the longest standing Grayhawk employee with almost forty years of service.

Personal Data

Benny and his wife Carolyn have been married 43 years.  They have two children, one daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.  He enjoys Nascar, riding buggys, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Education

Graduate of Jackson County High School – McKee, KY in 1967.

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Joseph A. Rizk (Lexington Office)

Estimator/Project Manager
jrizk@grayhawk-ky.com

Professional Experience

After completion of college, Joe began his career in the construction industry as a Project Manager for a General Contractor In Louisville, KY.  In 1999, he moved into the drywall, plaster, acoustical ceiling and painting specialty contracting business when he went to work for an Indianapolis, IN firm.  His career continued in the drywall industry with a move back to Louisville, KY and employment with a Raleigh, NC based company.  Joe joined Grayhawk in 2004 as an Estimator/Project Manager in the Lexington main office.

Personal Data

Joe has three siblings.

Education

Graduate of San Diego State University – San Diego, CA in 1990, with a BA in Environmental Design.

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Colin Peets (Lexington Office)

Truss Division Manager
cpeets@grayhawk-ky.com

Professional Experience

Colin began working in the construction industry as a paving and grading foreman for a small firm in northern California.  In the spring of 1999, he moved his family east to Lexington, KY and joined Grayhawk as a Truss Designer/Estimator in their emerging cold-formed metal roof truss business.  Colin now has responsibility for all of the truss division’s activities.

Personal Data

Colin and his wife Tracy have been married 22 years.  They have two children.  He enjoys waterskiing, boating, camping and taking his dune buggy off-roading with his family.

Education

Graduate of Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, KY in 1989, with a BS in Education.

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Becky Fisher (Lexington Office)

Office Manager/Bookkeeper
bfisher@grayhawk-ky.com

Professional Experience

After working seven years as the Office Manager for an industrial firm in Somerset, KY, Becky joined Grayhawk, LLC in the role of Accounts Payable Clerk in 1985.  In 2003, she was promoted to Office Manager/Bookkeeper.

Personal Data

Becky has two childre, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law and three grandchildren.  She enjoys boating, sporting events and spending time with her family.

Community Affiliations

Becky is an active member of Lexington Habitat for Humanity and enjoys volunteering as time permits.

Education

Graduate of Lafayette High School - Lexington, KY in 1974 and has completed several business & computer classes at the University of Kentucky.

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Jeff Christensen (Louisille Office)

Vice President/Branch Manager
jchristensen@grayhawk-ky.com

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Bill Gargano (Louisville Office)

Senior Estimator/Project Manager
bgargano@grayhawk-ky.com

Professional Experience

Bill began working in the plaster, drywall, acoustical and fireproofing industry while working in the field for Bill Gargano, Inc., a family owned business in Endicott, NY, during high school and college summers.  After college he joined the company full-time as an estimator and eventual owner.  In 2002, he joined Grayhawk as Senior Estimator/Project Manager in the Louisville branch office. 

Personal Data

Bill has four children.  He enjoys photography as a hobby and playing golf, ice hockey and tennis.

Professional Affiliations

Bill has served on the Association of the Wall & Ceiling Industry board of directors.

Education

Graduate of Clarkson University – Potsdam, NY in 1971, with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and Business Administration.

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Robert Newell, CEM (Louisville Office)

Estimator/Project Manager
rnewell@grayhawk-ky.com

Professional Experience

Robert began his career in the drywall and plastering industry while working for a Grayhawk competitor.  His first two years were spent in the field supervising and installing EIFS.  The next ten years were spent in the office estimating and managing EIFS projects.  In 2003, Robert joined Grayhawk as an Estimator/Project Manager in the Louisville branch office and added framing and drywall to his previous EIFS experience.  Robert is a Certified EIFS Mechanic (AWCI).

Personal Data

Robert and his wife Carey have been married 18 years.  They have two children.  He enjoys attending his son’s sports activities and University of Louisville basketball games.

Education

Graduate of Silver Creek High School – Sellersburg, IN in1987 with a two year focus on drafting at the C.A. Prosser School of Technology.

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Rick Hartley (Louisville Office)

Project Manager
rhartley@grayhawk-ky.com

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