Our Mission

Central Consolidated is the leading innovator in design-build contracting, specializing in mechanical, fire protection, and metal fabrication projects. Through teamwork, dedication, and outstanding quality, we are building a path of long-term growth and profitability for the benefit of our customers, employees, and company.

Leadership Team

Joseph Samia

Joseph Samia, P.E.

President

Joe has been with Central Consolidated since 1992. He started as a Project Engineer and has served as our President since 2001. His leadership is only one of the ways Joe contributes to Central. He serves as our primary Engineer, aids estimating and sales and has even helped with marketing, just to name a few. Joe is active in many industry associations including: Mechanical & Sheet Metal Contractors of Kansas, The Associated General Contractors of Kansas, and Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association.

 

Jack Boucher

Jack Boucher

CFO

Jack is the leader of the Finance and Administrative Staff and oversees all financial aspects of Central Consolidated.  He received his MBA from Wichita State University and is involved with Central’s Strategic Planning efforts as well.  Jack is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.

Mechanical

Christopher Qualls

Christopher Qualls, P.E.

Mechanical Construction Manager

Chris has been working at Central Consolidated since November of 2019, as our Mechanical Construction Manager. His experience includes over 25 years in Design Engineering and Manufacturing. Chris graduated from Arkansas State with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also served with US Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan. Chris is a proud member of AEE and ASHRAE.

 

Darrin Wilbert

Darrin Wilbert

Chief Estimator

Darrin has been with Central Consolidated since 2013. His primary responsibilities include client relationships, employee development, evaluating the estimating program, budgeting current and upcoming projects, and supporting the company’s vision. His knowledge continues to grow as he seems eager to learn all he can about the vast array of work we do here at Central.

 

Steve Luce

Steve Luce

Estimator

Steve first began working at Central Consolidated in 1995, having held positions from Apprentice, Journeyman and Field Foreman to his current position as an Estimator. During Steve’s 24 years in the sheet metal industry, his responsibilities have included manpower, training, budgeting, Project Manager and Safety Director.

 

Scott Branscum

Scott Branscum

Project Manager

Scott has been with Central Consolidated for more than 30 years, starting in the field and now managing some of our most important work. Scott is part of the backbone that has made Central what it is today. He manages ongoing work at our customers like Beechcraft and Spirit as well as overseeing construction projects like the Dustrol Paint Building and NCRA Alky Control Building.

 

Bill Lorg

Bill Lorg

Project Manager

Bill has been with Central Consolidated for more than 30 years. He manages a significant number of projects for Central, including our work with Cessna and a large number of construction projects in Western Kansas.

 

James Sharp

James Sharp

Project Manager

James began working with Central Consolidated in 2007, having held positions from Sheet Metal Field Foreman and Superintendent to his current position as a Project Manager. His experience includes over 29 years in the Sheet Metal industry. James specializes in the healthcare industry.

 

Bob Thimmesch

Bob Thimmesch

Project Manager/Sheet Metal Superintendent

Bob began his time at Central as a Sheet Metal Apprentice over 25 years ago, and has spent the last several years in the field overseeing some of our largest projects as a Sheet Metal Foreman. In 2016 Bob joined the Project Management team and is also our Sheet Metal Superintendent.

 

Dusty Gray

Dusty Gray

Piping General Superintendent

Dusty has been working with Central Consolidated since 2006, having held positions from Foreman and Job Superintendent to his current position as Piping General Superintendent. His experience includes over 23 years in the piping industry. He is currently part of Local Union 441.

 

Mechanical Service

Troy Murphy

Troy Murphy

Service Manager

Troy has been working with Central Consolidated since April of 2019, having held the positions of Service Salesman and currently Service Manager of our Mechanical Division. His experience includes over 25 years in the service industry and before working with Central, Troy has previously held the title of Maintenance Supervisor and Service Manager.

 

Dale Vierthaler

Dale Vierthaler

Service Sales

Dale began working at Central Consolidated in 2014, having held the position of Service Salesman. His experience includes over 28 years in the heating and air conditioning field with an extensive background in troubleshooting electrical and control issues along with repair and customer service. Dale’s responsibilities include handling the estimation, sales and maintenance for commercial refrigeration, boilers, computer rooms and supporting equipment.

 

Alan Dykes

Alan Dykes

Service Sales

Alan began working at Central Consolidated in May of 2020, having held the position of Mechanical Service Salesman. He is a Certified Energy Manager and HVAC expert with more than 42 years of experience. With his extensive HVAC background combined with his years in facility management and energy controls, he brings a well-rounded perspective to the HVAC and energy management field. Throughout his long career he has had extensive hands-on experience with pneumatic, electro-mechanical and DDC controls. Besides his Certified Energy Manager certification, Alan currently holds numerous HVAC Master’s licenses in various sub-divisions throughout the State of Kansas.

 

Lyman Ray

Service Sales

Lyman has been with Central Consolidated since 1990, having held positions from service technician to VP of Service. His experience and responsibilities have been in the HVAC and plumbing service and installation arena. His responsibilities also include account management, new account development, service estimation, HVAC service and maintenance contracts. Above all, Lyman proves again and again that Central’s customers come first.

Fabrication

 

Chris Rinke

Chris Rinke

Project Manager

Chris is Central’s longest serving employee. He has been working here for over 38 years. He started out sweeping the floors in our steel shop and has now run the shop for several decades (although, I have seen him sweep up recently). Chris’s passion is for custom work. If you need it made of metal, he and our shop can make it, from giant tanks to small brackets.

Fire Protection

 

Wade Gilbertson

Wade Gilbertson

Service Manager

Wade has been in the Fire Sprinkler Trade since 2000 beginning in Minneapolis, Minnesota as an Apprentice in the Local 417. He became a Foreman in 2005 while working as a Service Tech so that he could better serve his customers. Wade enjoys building strong relationships with his customers while providing them with his quality expertise by completing their inspections and serving the fire sprinkler equipment. Wade moved to Wichita in 2011, and joined Central Consolidated in August of 2016 where he has continued to advance in his career. In January of 2017, he was promoted to Service Manager for our Fire Sprinkler Division and we are happy to have him as a part of our team!

 

Randy Stephens

Randy Stephens

Fire Sprinkler Estimator

Randy began his Fire Sprinkler career in 1976, working in the fabrication shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A year later he decided to expand his strengths and accepted a position as a gas welder in Harlan, Iowa. In 1981 he began working as an Apprentice in the Fire Sprinkler Trade in San Diego, California and has continued in the trade working his way through all aspects of the sprinkler business to his current position as an Estimator in sales. Randy shares his sprinkler heritage with 3 generations.

Safety

 

Tucker Luce

Tucker Luce

Safety Manager

Tucker has been working at Central Consolidated since January of 2020 as the Safety Manager. He previously interned at Central in the summer of 2019. Tucker graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University.