Conway-based Nabholz Corp. announced Tuesday (Jan. 7) a leadership change in its Midwest regional office
Effective Jan. 1 Jon Pahl, former Midwest regional president, assumed the role of Nabholz’ first corporate director of innovation. Jeff Gattis, a project executive from the company’s Northwest Arkansas office in Rogers, has been appointed Pahl’s successor.
Pahl joined Nabholz as an intern in 1997. His time with the company has earned him experience in nearly every aspect of the construction process, including project management and preconstruction. In his most recent role as regional president, he oversaw revenue growth, staff increases and construction of a new office facility in Kansas City.
In his new position, according to a company news release, Pahl will foster innovation at Nabholz and create systems that challenge business norms. practices that save money, time, and other resources.
Gattis, a member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class of 2018, brings 20 years of commercial construction experience to the role. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2002 with a degree in business management and marketing, then spent summers working on various construction projects as a laborer. He joined Nabholz in 2006 as a project manager. He most recently held the position of project executive, where he oversaw numerous high-profile projects representing hundreds of millions of dollars of work for the company, including five school projects in Kansas and Missouri.
Ron Ferris, current business development officer for Nabholz’ Kansas operation, has been promoted to executive vice president for the Midwest region. Ferris will continue to expand his focus on business development to include all of the company’s efforts in Kansas and Missouri, as well as developing an overall market strategy for the region.
Ferris is a 30-year veteran of the construction industry and joined Nabholz in 2008.
Founded in 1949, Nabholz has 13 office locations across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee and Connecticut.