THE EKC TEAM
Brian received his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Sciences with concentration in Industrial Construction Management at Colorado State University. He is a Licensed Construction Manager in the State of Idaho. Brian’s extensive background includes Estimator, Project Manager and Account Executive.
Brian is very active in the community starting with his role as Chairman of the Board at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area; Board Member at Boise Friends of the Park (Boise River Park) and Board Member at Saint Alphonsus Foundation. He is also involved in the Learning Lab, Idaho Community Foundation and Idaho Humane Society. In his spare time, Brian and his wife, Lana, enjoy spending time with their dog Lucey, boating, water and snow skiing and playing golf.
Tim has a BA from Boise State University in Human Relations. He has over 25 years in the construction arena holding positions as a Framer, Finish Carpenter, Superintendent and his current role as Project Manager. He oversees and manages our First Call jobs, project planning, scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting, and control, while providing technical direction and ensuring compliance and quality standards. Tim, too, oversees project management, project planning, and time and cost management, quality and safety management. Tim has a Son and Daughter and is an avid cycler and alpine skier.
Brandon has a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management from Boise State University. He has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry holding positions as a Concrete Formwork/Finisher, Carpenter, Superintendent, Estimator and Project Manager. As a result of his experience in different levels of construction, Brandon is well versed in managing the overall execution of construction management responsibilities, which includes contract administration, cost estimates and proposals, budget formulization, scheduling, project planning, time and cost management, as well as quality and safety control. Brandon enjoys snow skiing, golfing, hiking and camping with his wife and 3 kids.
CHARLENE MEADOWS, CBT
Charlene is EKC’s Accounts Payable Administrator and is also responsible for dispersing Subcontractor payments. In addition, she is the Bookkeeper for First Call, LLC, a long-time subsidiary of EKC. On January 1st, 2018, First Call separated from EKC and became a stand-alone entity. EKC and First Call continue to work side by side to bring total coverage to both large and small construction projects.
Whenever possible, Charlene likes to spend time on the Oregon coast taking in the magnificence of the ocean and its’ many moods. Idaho’s many beautiful rivers serve as a good substitute when the coast is just out of reach. Charlene enjoys getting together with her NAWIC sisters though she is no longer a member. She loves spending time with her son and grandson, and traveling to visit other family members.
Cecyle has been in the construction industry for 26 years including her 12 years as Office Manager at EKC, Inc. Cecyle not only manages the office, she is our billing expert and Accounts Payable and Receivable Manager. She implements subcontractor change orders, verification of contract compliance and manages and maintains Human Resource and Payroll functions. She is very involved with NAWIC (National Association of Women In Construction) and was awarded the Boise Chapter Member of the Year for 2016 and the Pacific Northwest Region Member of the Year for 2017. Her involvement and dedication reflects her passion for the organization and what it stands for. She enjoys loading up the car with her NAWIC Sisters and traveling to as many regional events as possible! She also enjoys going to the family’s cabin with her husband Kirk, and spending time with sons Brent and Trevor and grandchildren Felica, Sofia, Mac & Jace.
Special Projects Administrator
Lana joined EKC in 2017 as the Special Projects Administrator after a long-time career with Idacorp Financial, an Idaho Power Subsidiary. Lana started managing office operations for Idacorp Financial in 1999 and became an Asset Analyst in 2002 until the subsidiary dissolved in 2014.
In addition to Lana’s Special Projects, she is also responsible for managing EKC’s website and Social Media.
In Lana’s spare time, she’s an Airstream enthusiast going on adventures backpacking, biking, boating and snow skiing with her husband Brian, and their beloved yellow lab Lucey. She also loves to spend time with her family and traveling to visit family and friends.
With more than three decades as a Commercial Construction Superintendent, Bill Tonkin has joined the EKC Construction team sharing his respected experience in safety compliance, cost control and material management. Tonkin, a Certified Master Carpenter, brings a well-rounded skill set with first-rate problem solving and communication to lead and manage construction projects and resolve any issues promptly. His portfolio of completed commercial projects in the medical, office, retail, and multi-family arena are represented in Idaho, California, and Alaska. When not in the field, Tonkin enjoys fly fishing, upland bird hunting, white water rafting, and motocross.
Jim Hibbard has more than two decades of Commercial Construction experience as a Project Manager, Estimator and Superintendent. He joined the EKC Construction team sharing his respected experience in safety compliance, cost control and material management. Hibbard brings a well rounded skill set with first rate problem solving and communication to lead and manage construction projects and resolve any issues promptly. His portfolio of completed commercial projects in the office, retail and earth moving arena are well represented in Idaho.
When Hibbard is not in the field, he enjoys fishing, hunting and spending a lot of time with his Grandson, Lane.
Over the years, Dale Pipkin has worked on a wide range of projects for EKC Inc. Dale brings EKC a lifelong knowledge of construction projects from Taco Bars to Mid Rise Buildings. Dale is a family man and enjoys any outdoor activity especially Drag Boat racing. He loves to take fishing trips to Mexico and hunting trips in Idaho.
Jon started his construction career in his teens while working for a family member’s general contracting company. What began as a college academic pursuit into architecture, ultimately resulted in a degree in construction management. Throughout his career, he has worked in the field, as well as, the office, learning all aspects of the industry. From a tradesman to journeyman acoustical carpenter/framer, master craftsman, to foreman, superintendent, estimator, and project manager. Jon received his PMP Certification in 2011. He is a people person and loves to see our client’s desires and goals met. Jon has a passion for the industry and views it as a big kid playground; “Let’s have fun building!”