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Leadership: Officer Profiles

Chris R. Sheridan, Jr. P.E, Chairman of the Board

Why did you become a contractor?
I’ve never wanted to be anything thing else; nothing is more exciting or romantic to me than this act of creation, to look at a building and know that I had a part in bringing it into being.

What is your personal motivation?
My motivation for building started very early. I got a set of tools when I was two and loved them from the start. I just feel compelled to build.  That motivation was taken to another level, however, by my parents. I saw them build community and build up the people around them and it transformed my understanding of what it meant to be a builder.  Their example is the standard that I try to meet every day

How to you work with clients? Adapt to different client needs and styles?
I saw my parents really listen whenever they engaged others and I saw the wisdom of their actions in the results that they achieved.  In our business we try to listen that intently to really understand and meet the client’s needs.

What do you hope to be your legacy?
Two things: that our clients really felt we put their interests first, and secondly that we as a company improved the lives of those we worked with.

Chris R. Sheridan, Jr.Chris began his career at 15 working summers and holidays as a laborer then carpenter. He received his B.S. Civil Engineering Tulane, 1971 and his MBA from Tulane in 1973 and then worked as field engineer, superintendent, estimator and project manager.  He assumed the leadership of Sheridan Construction in 1982.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia. 


Mr. Sheridan is a Past President of the Associated General contractors of Georgia (AGC GA) and current board member.  He is also on the board of AGC America.  He is a member of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers.  He is Chair of the Mercer Engineering School Advisory Board and is Chair of the Macon Bibb County Urban Development Authority, and he is a member of the Board of Regents Facilities Advisory Board.  

Current civic boards that Mr. Sheridan serves on include: Community Foundation of Central Ga; Medcen Foundation; Lewis Foundation; Catholic Foundation of South GA. 
He has been recognized by the community on various occasions including: The United Way Alex de Tocqueville Community Service Award; Businessman of the Year - Chamber of Commerce 2004; Citizen of the Year - Chamber of Commerce 2010.

Ronny E. Williams, Chief Executive Officer

What’s the one thing you enjoy most about working here?
Working at Sheridan Construction is like being with family. I know if a problem arises, anyone will jump in and help. I like the "can do' atmosphere that we have.


What’s the most attractive thing about our community?
The Macon community is the right size for my family. It’s not too large but large enough to have great shopping and entertainment. The weather is great most of the time. Macon is a friendly city and it's easy to make new friends.


When you finish a project, what do you want the client to be saying?
They did a great job and understood my needs from day one.

In the years to come, how would you like people to remember the Chris R Sheridan Company?
As a company that stands behind their work and has high morals and integrity.

 

 

Ronny E. WilliamsRonny received his B.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Southern University in 1971 and started his construction career working for Flour Daniel.  He came to Sheridan Construction in 1982 as an estimator and project manager and later served as Chief Operating officer. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 2016. 

Ronny is active in the construction industry in the State, currently serving on the Board of Regents/GSFIC contract alliance committee and President of the City of Macon Building Department appeals board. 


He is active in the community where he was President of the Freedom Park Girls Softball Association for 5 years and board member for 20 years. He also served as President of the Macon Tennis Association Board. He served on the Georgia State Fair Board and the Macon Exchange Club Board, and currently is a member of the Cannonball House Board of Directors.
Awards include:  John Drew Smith Memorial Award for Outstanding service to tennis 2002; Volunteer Award by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association for spear heading the Improvements at Freedom Park and Improvement at John Drew Tennis Center.

Christy Kovac, President

What can Sheridan customers expect?
Sheridan customers can expect an experience that makes the preconstruction and construction process enjoyable. They can also expect us to set the project up for success from the start.

What are some of the keys to a successful construction project?
Keys to a successful construction project include a team approach, proactive planning and keeping the team informed.

How do you measure success?
I measure success by how pleased our customers are. I take pride in providing service to each and every team member – customer, designer and subcontractor.

Christy KovacWith an extensive background in construction that expands well over twenty years, Christy serves as President of Sheridan Construction. Christy embodies dedication and hard work. In her role as President she helps to provide leadership and direction for all aspects of construction throughout the company.  She takes great pride in every project she is involved in and has worked in several areas of the business, including preconstruction, estimating and project management.

Her projects include new construction and renovations of medical, educational, religious, financial, retail, multi-family and industrial projects ranging from $100,000 to $40 million.  Christy is the Chairperson of the AGC Central Georgia Workforce Development Alliance, Secretary of the USGBC Central Georgia Branch and member of the Downtown Macon Rotary Club. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Finance from Mercer University. She is also LEED accredited.

In her spare time she enjoys reading a good book, going to the movies, musicals and sporting events. Christy’s greatest joy, however, comes from spending time with her family. She is married to Joe Kovac Jr., a reporter and writer for The Macon Telegraph, and they have two children.

Leadership: Board of Directors

Chris R. Sheridan, Jr. P.E, Chairman of the Board

Ronny E. Williams, Chief Executive Officer

Christy Kovac, President

Dr. Steve Smith, Director

Dennis Engelbrecht, Director

Dr. Steve Smith

Steve SmithSteve Smith, one of the most respected educators and school superintendents in the region, joined our board in April 2016. Steve, who retired as Bibb County’s interim superintendent in 2015, spent a decade as superintendent of Lowndes County schools, and prior to that as the school system chief in Pulaski County.

Steve’s expertise is in leadership, educational consulting, team building and improving organizational efficiency.

Mr. Smith's charge as a board member is to help us educate and train current and future leaders and to help us maintain our culture of service to the customer. His background and experience in these two areas make him perfect for the job.

“Dr. Smith’s strategic skills, his wisdom and wealth of local knowledge are a terrific addition to our team,” Sheridan CEO Ronny Williams says. “He is a perfect match for Sheridan Construction. Like us, he knows the town and the town knows him.”

Steve and his wife Linda live on St. Simons Island.

Dennis Engelbrecht

Dennis EngelbrechtDennis Engelbrecht is a consultant and expert on family businesses. Since 2009, Dennis has been in charge of the Family Business Institute's CEO roundtable program for construction company executives.

He is a recognized thought leader in the building industry. He is skilled in performance bench-marking, operations planning, strategic planning, financial modeling, and valuation. Dennis has both owned and led an ESOP company and has facilitated several companies into the ESOP model.

Dennis has an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston and has 30 years of hands-on business experience.