Joeris Elevates Leadership to Propel Future Growth

We’re excited to share some big news! After 57 incredible years in Texas, we are welcoming new faces to our leadership team. This isn’t just about us – it’s about you, our clients, and our mission to transform people and places. With these fresh perspectives, we’re ready to keep serving Texas, expanding strategically, and making a real difference in people’s lives. Let’s build something amazing together!

“We are proud to announce the composition of our new executive team, an exceptional group of individuals appointed to lead various segments of our business, Their unique talents and unwavering dedication have us excited about the future of Joeris. We are confident in their ability to achieve remarkable success for our company.”

Gary Joeris, CEO

New Executive Leadership:

Burton Hackney 

Burton will serve the firm’s 650 team members, its clients, and industry partners as the new President after a successful tenure as Vice President of Central Texas for the past 8 ½ years. A Texas Tech graduate, Hackney brings a robust 30-year portfolio of commercial contracting leadership to his new position. 

Carl McClenan 

Carl steps into the role of Executive Vice President. His two decades at Joeris, culminating in his recent role as Vice President of Operations will bring a dedicated focus on servant leadership balanced with operational excellence supported by an academic foundation in Construction Science from Texas A&M University and more than 25 years of experience in the commercial construction industry. 

Karl Joeris

Karl, also a Texas A&M graduate, will continue as Chief Operations Officer, a role he has served in since 2019. Karl brings an extensive background in large-scale project oversight as well as a firm foundation in risk mitigation, trade partner support, and team development to this critical role as the firm continues its steady growth.

Ryan Doege 

Ryan continues as Chief Business Officer, a mantle he took up in August 2023. His expertise is grounded in his Texas Lutheran University education, a background in construction-focused public accounting, and a decade-long commitment to Joeris’s leadership through various financial positions from controller to Chief Financial Officer since 2011.

Kristian Pearson 

Kristian celebrates a 30-year career in the industry and will continue to serve at Joeris in the role of Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer. His experience is marked by numerous strategic leadership positions within the industry, most recently as the leader of the Joeris Houston business unit. Kristian brings a passion for strategic planning and oversight to the Executive Leadership Team.

Janet Dusek 

Janet will take on the new role of Chief Culture Officer, bringing over 23 years of project experience at Joeris to the Executive Team in a position tasked with cultivating and celebrating the Joeris culture, a unique element of the firm that continues to contribute to its growth and success.

Board of Directors Formation:

As part of the transition, we have also formed a new Board of Directors. The board features our CEO Gary Joeris, who will now also serve as Chairman of the Board, former President Kenny Fuller, and former Executive Vice President Angela Cardwell. The board will utilize their combined 85 years of experience to provide counsel to the new executive team, sharing invaluable knowledge and expertise gleaned through their many decades leading Joeris in all facets of operations.