Our People 2018-05-08T14:10:55+00:00

Tina McPhail

Finance Director

Tina is a recent recruit 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 past 12 years, she has worked for a regional engineering firm so she is 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 over whelming. 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 of Ronald McDonald House, Boy Scouts and Childhood Language Center to see some of Susan’s recent work.


Ken Cooper

Senior Project Manager

Ken came to Pray in 1989 and is our Senior Project Manager and part of the owner group. Ken’s attention to detail is appreciated by his customers and owners of complicated, multifaceted projects. Ken specializes in medical office 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

Erich joined the ranks of Pray in 1996, working in estimating and project management. He is directly involved in project estimates, and the profitable and timely completion of individual projects of all sizes. Erich’s areas of oversight include shop drawings and submittal review, subcontract negotiations, material purchases and all other related administrative and financial details. Erich’s love for people translates to great relationships with his varied customers. Erich is very active in his church community and a member of the choir. Erich is a natural fit with many of our faith-based customers. He is a member of the WV American Baptist Church- Camp Cowen Board.

Brandon Grigsby

Project Manager

Brandon, Mark’s son, joined Pray in 2009 and has been a valuable addition to our team. Brandon has learned the business in the office and in the field and making customers happy. He is responsible for project workmanship and completion of projects and involved in management of subcontractors, laborers and resources. Brandon is involved in youth sports in his area and serves on the YMCA board of directors where he chairs the building committee.

Pam Smith

Project Manager

Pam is responsible for the overall project workmanship and completion of projects. She is involved in securing and managing subcontractors, laborers and resources for the direct benefit of the construction project. She is directly responsible for shop drawings and submittal review.

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. Mike assists our project managers in the procurement and development of projects. As a project engineer he gathers, calculates and compiles data for use in conceptual bid proposal estimates. He works directly with suppliers and vendors and stays current on what is in the market at what price. Mike is currently in the Army Reserves.

Allison Francis

Assistant Project Manager


Angie Conrad

Bookkeeper 2008

Misty Perry

Accounting Assistant 2002

Katie Schultz

Project Administrator 2007

Aimee Duncan

Project Administrator 2015

Kathy Farmer

Project Administrator 2017

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.


Alan Burch

Equipment Manager 2005

Thomas King

Assistant Equipment Manager 2013


Ken Humphrey


Ken Saunders


Brandon Lee


Steve Massie


Blaine Hanning


Tim Rueckert


Steve Brown