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.

 

Lyman Ray

Vice President of Service

Lyman has been with Central Consolidated for over 28 years. In that time, he has built our Service Department to one of the largest in Wichita and has been instrumental in Central’s expansion into South East Kansas. Above all Lyman proves again and again that Central’s customers come first. Lyman is actively involved in International Facility Management Association’s Wichita Chapter.

 

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

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

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

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.

 

Dahl Carmichael

Mechanical Design

Dahl has been with Central since March of 2015, having held the position of Mechanical Designer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Coordinator. His experience includes over 40 years as a Drafter and Mechanical Designer. Dahl is a member of ASHRAE and Tau Sigma Delta.

 

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.

 

Troy Murphy

Service Sales

Troy has been working with Central Consolidated since April of 2019, having held the position as Service Salesman. 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.

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

 

Richard Wheeler

Construction Manager

Richard started with Central Consolidated in 2017 as the Construction Manager of the Fire Protection Division having over 25 years experience in Fire Protection. He began his career in August of 1992 at Whitewater Fire Sprinkler as an apprentice, ultimately becoming the Vice President where he would oversee business operations. He later moved on to Heritage Fire Sprinkler where he would oversee and direct construction projects from conception to completion. Central is very happy to have such a positive individual join our team.

 

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

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.

 

Dan Brown

Fire Protection General Foreman

Dan has been with Central Consolidated since January of 2018, having held positions from Foreman to his current position as General Foreman in the Fire Protection Division. Before getting in to fire protection, Dan worked as a Warehouse Manager at an electric company and also as a Machinist. He graduated from the 669 Sprinkler Fitter training program at Washtenaw Community College and is a proud member of Local Union 669.