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HISTORY AND LEADERSHIP

“My father and his brothers founded and built our company on the belief that their word was their bond. It prospers today because of our strong values and ethics. When we quote a job and promise a completion date, we mean what we say. We never forget that customer satisfaction has built our business.”

John E. Branham, P.E., CEO

Leading with Experience

Established in 1933, Branco Enterprises Inc., is a leading provider of General Contracting, Design Build and Construction Management services in the four state region. Originally named Branham Construction, Branco Enterprises, Inc. was incorporated in 1976 and is headquartered in Neosho, Missouri. As the company continued to grow, so did our portfolio. Our team has extensive experience in commercial, industrial, aquatic, educational, religious and civil projects.

To further our commitment to the area, we opened our second office in Springfield, Missouri in 2013. Over the years, we have developed strong relationships with architects, engineers and talented subcontractors in our region. These relationships have allowed us to help our clients in several ways and become a true building partner with them. Branco was founded on the belief that doing the right thing and building quality products is the only way to do business. We continue to thrive today because those same beliefs are still the backbone of our business.

We encourage our employees to become active in the community and when possible, support causes that our employees feel passionate about. We are strong supporters of local charities, numerous civic organizations, youth activities and school programs. There are also several employees who sit on advisory boards for Missouri State University, Springfield Contractors Association, Tri-State Contractors Association and Associated General Contractors of America.

When you face a building decision, you want assurance that your project is in the hands of experienced professionals who can complete your project on time and within your budget. Branco is that firm.

Want to learn more about how we can help you with your next building project?

John Branham

John Branham

P.E., Chief Executive Officer

John graduated from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1970 and has been with Branco for 49 years. The company became incorporated as Branco Enterprises, Inc. in 1976, and Branham was named president. He became CEO in 2015. Under his leadership, Branco has grown into a leader in commercial, industrial, church, school, and civil construction in the Midwest. The corporation opened a Springfield office in 2013. John has served as the Chairman of the City of Neosho Building Code Board of Appeals and Board of Adjustments. He also served two terms on the Butler Manufacturing Co. Advisory Council. John received the Distinguished Service Award in 2019 from Crowder College.
Justin Branham

Justin Branham

President​

Justin came back to Branco in September 2005 in a Project Management role and was promoted to Executive Vice President in July 2011. He was named President in 2016. He has used his experience and extensive industry knowledge to help our clients achieve their building goals. Justin has worked on several LEED projects, including the Shoal Creek Conservation Center, formally named Wildcat Glades Audubon Center, which was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED Silver Certified. In addition to managing Branco’s Pre-Construction Services, Justin oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization and provides executive leadership for our project managers and Estimating Department.

Sean Thouvenot

SEAN THOUVENOT​

Vice President​

Sean started his career in 1989 and has extensive experience with multiple types of construction. He joined the Branco team in 1996 as a Project Manager and was promoted to Sr. Project Manager in 2004. In 2009 Sean was named Vice President and oversees all field operations and manages Branco’s Springfield operations. He develops great relationships with area architects, owners, and subcontractors. His vast field experience enables him to provide quick solutions to almost any problem that may arise. Sean is also on the Board of Directors for the AGC of Missouri and is involved with our Internship Program with Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. Sean is heavily involved in the Springfield Contractors Association, sitting on several committees, and is committed to workforce development.

Patrick Capron

PATRICK CAPRON​

Estimating Manager​

Patrick came to Branco in 1997 after graduating from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology. Patrick was promoted to Estimating Manager in 2012 and is responsible for managing our Estimating Department. Patrick has extensive experience developing estimates for CM-R projects and has over 23 years of experience developing budget and milestone estimates for all project types. He works closely with the project manager to develop accurate bid packages and define the scope of work needed in a clear, detailed manner. He has developed relationships with local and regional subcontractors and suppliers over his 23-year career and understands both markets extremely well. He also utilizes his relationships and industry experience to develop subcontractor and supplier participation. He works closely with the subcontracting community to accurately price projects that will maximize our client’s budgets.

Jerel Twitchell

JEREL TWITCHELL​

General Superintendent​

Jerel started at Branco in 1992 after graduating from Neosho High School and immediately entered our Carpentry Apprenticeship Program. After graduating from the program, Jerel managed small projects and held various positions in the company. Jerel was the Project Superintendent on several of our larger projects, including the construction of a new junior high for the Neosho School District. Jerel was promoted to the role of General Superintendent in October of 2020. He is responsible for all project superintendents and provides field support, assists with Quality Control checks on projects, schedule updates, accident and incident reports, timesheets, field issues or changes, and other site activities as needed. Jerel has experience in virtually all areas of construction, specifically educational projects within the last five years. He develops excellent relationships with owners, architects, and subcontractors. He will work closely with the Estimating Team during the Design Phase to evaluate the constructability of the design and assist with Value Engineering exercises. He brings valuable knowledge and experience to every job.

Brian Lechner

BRIAN LECHNER​

Director of Information Technology​

Brian graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and has been with Branco since 1997. Brian is a leader in IT and Cybersecurity who brings business knowledge and a cost-value perspective to technology solutions and security program investments. He has been instrumental in developing our security awareness program and works across all business departments to collaboratively establish effective security architecture. He also looks for new technologies and tools to help maximize our team’s efficiency and collaboration in the field. Brian has helped to create a work culture eager to share new ideas and actively participate in application suggestions to make their jobs easier. He builds strong relationships with business departments and strives to be a technology partner to understand better business process flows and identify opportunities for improvements.

Bryce McDermott

BRYCE MCDERMOTT​

CPA, CCIFP, Chief Financial Officer​

Bryce McDermott has 23 years of experience as the Controller and Chief Financial Officer for Branco Enterprises, Inc., a General Contractor located in Neosho, Missouri. He oversees all aspects of the accounting function of Branco. In addition, his duties at Branco include managing the employee benefits for Branco and working closely with advisors in the areas of plan design and compliance. Bryce also serves as the corporate liaison for insurance representatives and legal counsel in litigation and arbitration matters.