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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.

  • Justin Judd Brown

    Justin "Judd" Brown

    Co-Founder
  • Coming on board in 2016, Andy was our first true professional in business development. Andy worked with our existing clients, and developed new clients through his diverse industrial service background.

    Andy has a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University and brought over 20 years of business development experience to Grand Industrial. Prior to joining Grand Industrial Andy worked for a large commercial HVAC & Plumbing company. After that he moved to a HVAC & plumbing distribution company where he spent 15 years in business development. Andy has always enjoyed working with contractors and facility managers to keep their systems operating and efficient. Andy keeps focused on understanding the problem and then looking for all the potential solutions.

    Andy had stepped out of his business development role for the past two years to build the Grand Industrial Recruiting and Training programs. With those structures in place he is ready to get back into our customer’s facilities to help diagnose issues and coordinate getting the right Grand team members on site to tackle the issues or build more efficient systems. Andy is a true team player always willing to do what is necessary to make the team better.

  • Andy Minks

    Andy Minks

    Director of Business Development
  • 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
  • Ron is the General Works Project Manager at Grand Industrial. He provides expertise in all aspects of carpentry, finishes, and other specialty areas. Ron’s career and 30+ years of experience stems from residential construction, commercial build-outs, and complete commercial project management. Ron has experience in managing all aspects of operations from offices and restrooms to a plethora of different types of doors. He is also involved with troubleshooting and preconstruction planning.

    Ron has been servicing a broad range of customers for Grand Industrial since 2014 and has built crews to meet all needs related to carpentry, doors, insulated metal panels, drywall, architectural panels, pre-engineered metal building, drain repairs, and much more.

  • Ron Collis

    Ron Collis

    Project Manager
  • Tim Reed brings 34 years of Industrial experience; 12 years of which with Grand Industrial. Tim takes great pride in getting the job done right in a timely and cost-effective manner. Tim began his career as an Iron Worker. Tim gained extensive machinery rigging experience and found enjoyment in setting up entire production lines. Tim hired on as a millwright with Grand and quickly moved into a foreman roll. Tim impressed one of our largest customers and at their request leads a crew full time for their ongoing needs. Tim has managed all aspects of expansion and system upgrades along with daily repairs and operation for this rapidly growing meat packing client.

    Tim has transitioned into Project Management for all meat packing plant operations for Grand Industrial. He has experience in all aspects of the industry and has worked with most of the equipment providers relevant to the industry. Tim ensures our teams are covering all bases when bidding work and brings his vast experience to the table to work through any challenges we face.

  • Tim Reed

    Tim Reed

    Project Manager

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