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  • Tom Smith brings 21 years of experience in real estate development, construction, and senior living operations to the Grand Industrial team. In 2006, Tom and partner, Justin Brown, launched Grand Industrial. Now a $60 million per year, mid-sized specialty general contractor, Grand Industrial predominately constructs in the industrial, manufacturing, and food processing industries.

    In the same year, Tom and Justin started what has evolved into Grand Contracting, a Grand Industrial subsidiary construction company. Also in 2006, Tom and Justin started Leo Brown Group, a development company that has grown into one of the largest privately held senior living developers and operators in the Midwest. Six years later, the partners and Michael Wagner started Traditions Management, a service operations company providing daily services for Leo Brown Group.

    Prior to 2006, Tom earned a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Purdue University. His work experience in the following years included a role as Senior Director of development for Lauth Property Group, where he managed a development portfolio of more than $100 million. Tom also served as Special Projects Director performing construction services in healthcare, office, industrial, and retail market sectors. Prior to Lauth, he worked for R.L. Turner Corporation as a project manager, responsible for construction projects ranging from $2 to $15 million.

  • Tom Smith

    Tom Smith

    Co-Founder
  • Justin Brown brings 25 years of construction experience to the Grand Industrial team. In 2006, Justin and partner, Tom Smith, launched Grand Industrial. Now a $60 million per year, mid-sized specialty general contractor, Grand Industrial predominately constructs in the industrial, manufacturing, and food processing industries.

    In the same year, Tom and Justin started what has evolved into Grand Contracting, a Grand Industrial subsidiary construction company. Also in 2006, Justin and Tom started Leo Brown Group, a development company that has grown into one of the largest privately held senior living developers and operators in the Midwest. Six years later, the partners and Michael Wagner started Traditions Management, a service operations company providing daily services for Leo Brown Group.

    Prior to 2006, at age 15, Justin began working on projects through his family's business. After several years he was promoted to project manager for his father at Leo Brown Construction (LBC) Company. He then went on to assist with projects while in the Building Construction Management program at Purdue University. He began bidding and managing school projects for LBC, which led to steering LBC to industrial projects. Eventually, Justin began his own company dedicated to industrial construction and services.

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    Justin "Judd" Brown

    Co-Founder
  • During 2019 Andy transitioned from Business development to personnel development. His role has changed to Director of Recruitment and Training. Andy works directly with each project manager to precisely define the the skills and attitudes needed for their new team members. Andy is constantly searching and interviewing talent to make each of teams into what the project manager envisions. Andy also coordinates over a dozen training initiatives Grand Industrial has ongoing to help every individual reach their full potential.

  • Andy Minks

    Andy Minks

    Director of Recruitment and Training
  • A business and construction management graduate of Purdue University, Mike brings 10 years of construction experience to the Grand Industrial team, with extensive experience in management and estimation of complex projects, ranging from meat processing facilities to ethanol plants. Within Grand Industrial, Mike's primary role involves estimating and negotiating contracts, as well as procurement, scheduling, and managing building projects. He is the team's point of contact for work in northern Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois.

  • Mike Liebner

    Mike Liebner

    Director of Construction - Logansport
  • Dwayne has over 16 years’ experience in the heavy industrial construction Industry. Traveling the country completing large scale industrial projects he learned to love the challenges the industry presents. His last 7 seven years were spent as PM/Estimator focusing on mechanical projects both large and small. Successful management of over 400 projects lead to a promotion to Director of Construction at Grand Industrial in 2019. His extensive field experience is being utilized to oversee all field work in the Indianapolis market. With Grand Industrial’s continual growth, a new field operations facility was opened in Lebanon Indiana. Dwayne will oversee this location and his team of skilled managers and field personnel. He is working to expand our services in this rapidly growing area.

  • Dwayne Hand

    Dwayne Hand

    Director of Construction
  • Stephen brought 10 years of manufacturing management experience to Grand Industrial. Two of those years were spent working for an OEM automotive parts manufacturer assisting with achieving ISO9000 and TS16949 certifications in one year. He also worked for a racking producer as well as another custom fabrication shop. Stephen enjoys traveling abroad to learn new production methods to expand our companies abilities. For the last three years he has been focusing on estimating and project management of both large and small projects for Grand Industrial while overseeing our fabrication shop. His focus has been to create a team agile enough to keep our ability to handle small one off custom projects while at the same time growing our ability to take on larger projects. In 2019 we grew our capabilities by adding a high definition plasma table and rolls in order to produce duct work along with dust collectors and regenerative thermal oxidizers. Stephen is passionate about helping our customers meet their goals by supplying quality products in a timely fashion that enables us to build long lasting relationships with the companies we serve.

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    Stephen Fox

    Director of Production

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