The EKC Team

THE EKC TEAM

Brian Ellsworth

BRIAN ELLSWORTH

President

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 Lucy, boating, water and snow skiing and playing golf.

Tim Hendrix

TIM HENDRIX

Project Manager

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.

Cody Wassard

ERIC MUHLSTEIN

Project Manager

Eric has over 17 years of Project Management experience managing new store builds and remodels for a leading big box retailer. His responsibilities include all aspects of Project Management from project conception to sign off completion.
He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from the University of Iowa. In his spare time he enjoys working out, bike riding the Green Belt, and spending time with his wife and 2 children.

Brandon McCurdy

BRANDON MCCURDY

Project Manager

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.

Paul Haas

PAUL HAAS

Estimator

Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Forest Products – Wood Construction & Design from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Boise State University. He has many years of experience as a commercial & residential construction manager and has worked in the Log & Timber Frame Home industry for nearly a decade. Paul’s role is to analyze documents, drawings, and bill of quantities to accurately estimate costs of a project. Paul enjoys going to concerts and spending time with his wife and 8 year old son.

Tanya Barkell

TANYA BARKELL

Contract Administrator

Tanya received her B.S. in Construction Management from Boise State University. She has experience in residential, industrial and commercial construction. Tanya works on contracts, estimating, document controls, communicating with subcontractors and project management. She also fills in for Superintendents in the field when required as well as updated ProCore. Tanya is a new member to the NAWIC organization, is married and has 4 grown children – 2 of which are married and 1 grandchild. She loves spending time traveling to new places with her husband, Bill.

Cecil Brock

CECYLE BROCK

Office Manager

Cecyle has been in the construction industry for 22 years including her 9 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 & Payroll functions.   She is serving her second term as NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) President and 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 event as possible!  She also enjoys spending time at the family’s cabin with her husband Kirk, 2 Sons, Daughter and 2 Granddaughter’s.

Lana Ellsworth

LANA ELLSWORTH

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, where she started managing office operations in 1999 and became an Asset Analyst in 2002 until the subsidiary dissolved in 2014.

In addition to her Special Projects assignments, Lana is also EKC’s Accounts Payable Administrator and responsible for dispersing the Subcontractor payments.

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 has a love for yoga and completed a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor Course. She also enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to visit family and friends.

SUPERINTENDENTS

Bill Tonkin

BILL TONKIN

Superintendent

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.

Brad Wheeler

BRAD WHEELER

Superintendent

Brad brings his 18-year portfolio of construction site management, safety, environmental compliance, quality control, field engineering, inspection, testing and reporting for major construction projects to EKC, Inc. As an EKC Superintendent, Brad will provide EKC’s results-oriented, on-site support daily to provide our clients with the highest possible quality results while carrying out safety measures to ensure risk free job sites. He earned a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho and has his OSHA 30-hour certification, and is also certified in both First Aid and CPR. When not on the job sites, Brad enjoys fly fishing, camping and exploring Idaho’s great outdoors.

Randy Minor

RANDY MINOR

Superintendent

Randy’s experience in the Construction field has included building cabinets and supervising the building of custom homes the past 30 years. He joined our EKC team this year and continues his role as Superintendent. He is responsible for all aspects of construction including safety, material procurement, scheduling, subcontractor management, quality control, and completing projects in a timely, cost effective manner. You will see Randy on-site at our projects to ensure daily activities are running smoothly and in a safe and efficient manner. Randy likes to go dirt biking, camping, fishing and hunting with his dog Cash and has 2 Sons.

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