Our People 2018-10-17T16:01:01+00:00

Tina McPhail

Finance Director

Tina is tremendous addition to Pray Construction, joining the company in 2016. She graduated from Concord University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, including dual concentrations in Accounting and Computer Science. Tina also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics in their Inaugural Executive MBA Class of 1997. For the 12 years prior to joining us, she has worked for a regional engineering firm so was already well versed in the construction industry. An active member of the community and very involved in her church, Tina is also the Chairperson for the Board of Advisors for Concord University’s School of Business . She has also served periodically as an adjunct professor or guest lecturer at three colleges and universities in southern WV, and is an outspoken proponent of employee-owned companies as a business structure.

Mary Warner Cook

Business Development Director

Mary likes to say she has been repurposed. Before she started a family, Mary was Pray’s marketing director and helped the transition from the founder to six shareholders. She is back and excited to help the company keep the focus on the customer and educate the marketplace about what Pray does and how we do it. She has an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning,  and a Master’s in Business, which she earned at University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Business School in Dublin, Ireland. Mary has volunteered at many school and youth sports programs in the ten years she stayed home to raise her family of four boys. She is currently a member of the board at the YMCA, on the vestry of St. Matthews Episcopal Church and an active member with the Charleston Rotary Club.

Patrick Beall

Estimating Manager 

Patrick, who joined us in 2006 as an estimator, prepares cost estimates for the construction and renovation of commercial projects. He uses his knowledge and experience with the construction plans and understanding of the owner’s program to prepare the project budget. The estimation includes all the necessary materials, labor and subcontractor resources required for the construction process.

Susan Farley

Interior Designer

Susan is one of the reasons that Pray stands out in the marketplace. Susan is on staff to provide interior design services as part of Pray’s service offerings. She has over 30 years of commercial design experience, purchasing power, value engineering knowledge, understands code requirements and can add style – your style – on any budget. Many customers are first time builders and the process is overwhelming. It is very helpful to our customers to have Susan guide them through the interior finish selection process. How the building looks when its complete is of utmost importance to every customer and we want to be sure you are thoroughly satisfied when you move in. Check out Pleasants County Bank, Ronald McDonald HouseBoy Scouts and Childhood Language Center to see some of Susan’s recent work.

PROJECT MANAGERS

Ken Cooper

Senior Project Manager

Ken came to Pray in 1989, quickly putting his highly developed analytical skills to work. Ken is very detail oriented and flourishes in large, complicated projects. His serious commitment to planning enables him to efficiently orchestrate large, complicated projects. Since 1994, Ken has been our key Senior Project Manager and joined the original shareholder group in 2005. Ken’s attention to detail is appreciated by his customers and his project team. Ken specializes in multi-story buildings and hospital work. He is an avid kayaker and loves to spend time in the woods and on the river.

Erich Reggi

Project Manager

If you have worked with Erich you know he has a heart as big as his smile. Erich joined the ranks of Pray in 1996, working in estimating and project management. He quickly moved into the role of project manager and became one of the company’s original shareholders in 2005. His unique ability to translate concept into a built environment allows him to help church groups and first time owners conceptualize their vision and develop a project they dreamed of having. Erich’s love for people translates to great relationships with his varied customers. He is very active in his church community and a member of the choir. He is a member of the WV American Baptist Church-Camp Cowen Board.

Brandon Grigsby

Project Manager

While Brandon thought he might pursue a different career path at one point, it became clear that, like his father, Brandon has construction in his bones. He joined Pray in 2009 and worked his way through the field and office positions to become a shareholder. Since 2012, Brandon has been running jobs as a project manager. His natural interpersonal skills help him thrive in this position, making the sometimes difficult work of taking a team from inception to a completed project seem easy. Brandon has worked on a wide variety of projects, including several large bank projects. Brandon is involved in youth sports in his area and serves on boards of Fellowship of Christian AthletesRonald McDonald House and the YMCA where he sits on the finance committee and chairs the building committee.

Pam Smith

Project Manager

Pam is a very detail oriented project manager and her customers LOVE her. She often arrives at a job site before 6:00 in the morning, setting the pace for her team. In an industry dominated by men, Pam is respected and appreciated as a leader in her work. Her background ranging from high end residential work in Florida, where she owned a business, to Habitat for Humanity, gives her a well-rounded background for fast paced commercial construction. Many of her jobs are intricate interior buildout projects. Just ask her team or her customers. Pam is the bomb!

Scott Raines

Project Manager
Scott manages all aspects of his projects, from inception through the construction, and provides customers with all the follow through for which Pray is known. He is the key contact for customers and designers, and is responsible for the smooth execution of projects throughout the planning, construction and warranty period. His responsibilities include management of communication, contractual and financial details, and management all subcontractors and vendors. With the superintendent who is responsible for the daily management of jobs on site, Scott delivers projects that exceed customers’ expectations.

Mike Hager

Assistant Project Manager

Mike joined us in 2015 after spending four years in the United States Army in Arizona and New York doing data analysis. He is currently on military leave with the Army Reserves and was recently promoted to Sergeant NCO Corps. When he is at Pray, Mike assists our project managers in the procurement and development of projects. He assists the project managers by preparing bid estimates, interacting with designers, owner and subs and running some small jobs on his own.

Allison Francis

Assistant Project Manager

Allison Francis joined Pray in June, 2017 as an Assistant Project Manager and has hit the ground running. She is a quick study and immediately became a valuable resource to the Project Managers and to the jobs she assists. Allison works with our five project managers as well as our estimator, and helps estimate jobs, source products and subs, and plan and execute every part of a project. Allison received her degree in Historic Preservation from The Savannah College of Art and Design in June of 2018. She completed her degree online, while working full time at Pray. We are proud of Allison and glad to have her on our team.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Angie Conrad

Bookkeeper 2008

Misty Perry

Accounting Assistant 2002

Katie Schultz

Project Administrator 2007

Aimee Duncan

Project Administrator 2015

Project Manager Assistants serve as a contract administrator for each job. They coordinate billing for our customers, vendors, subcontractors and manage much of the communication among the various parties involved in jobs. Our PMAs grow close relationships with owners throughout their projects.

TOOL DEPARTMENT

Alan Burch

Equipment Manager 2005

Thomas King

Assistant Equipment Manager 2013

SUPERINTENDENTS

Ken Humphrey

1998

Ken Saunders

1999

Brandon Lee

2001

Steve Massie

2012

Blaine Hanning

2002

Tim Rueckert

2014

Steve Brown

2017