Leadership through innovation and family values
Stephen E. Kovach V // Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Kovach V was raised in the construction and sub-contracting business and started his formal career with Kovach Building Enclosures in 1997. Having gained experience in every department of the company over the last 20 plus years, Stephen now serves as the CEO, and is responsible for the company’s long term strategy and growth initiatives, as well as oversight of revenue procurement, and product development.
He and his wife, Drew, were married in 2006 and have three children. They are very active in their church and serve on various boards, participating in philanthropic activities such as building homes, drilling wells, and planting churches in many countries throughout the world. Steve enjoys scuba diving, mountain biking, snowmobiling and spending time with his family.
Troy Garrett // President & Chief Operating Officer
As President and Chief Operating Officer, Troy leads Kovach’s design, engineering, fabrication and construction operations for the company. With more than 24 years of executive leadership, he has held a variety of operational roles including CEO of an enclosure company, President of a civil construction firm, and Executive Vice President/Regional Manager for one the nation’s larger general contracting firms. A former infantry officer in the US Army, Troy graduated with an engineering degree from West Point, gained his MBA from Auburn University, and is an associate with the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA).
Together with his wife Tami of 30 years, they have three grown daughters, two grandchildren, and love hiking, skiing, and world travel.
MARC SERRIO // CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Marc Serrio has nearly thirty years CFO experience for companies ranging in size from
start-up to $1BB annual revenue in the Consumer Packaged Goods, Technology, Retail/
Restaurant, Sports and Hospitality industries. He has extensive experience with private
equity sponsored companies, working with ownership to maximize enterprise value by
building great teams, establishing and managing best-practice operating performance
measurement systems and process, as well as developing and executing strategic
operational plans. Marc began his career in finance with large Fortune Fifty companies
Disney, PepsiCo and McDonnell Douglas, taking on leadership roles early in his career
where he excelled and rose further to executive roles in the C-suite. As Kovach’s Chief
Financial Officer, Marc oversees all accounting and finance activities, as well as IT and
Marty McKinley // Vice President, Engineering
Marty McKinley is the Vice President of Engineering and oversees the detailing department. He graduated from Bradley University where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Marty has worked as both a general contractor and subcontractor in the Chicago land area and the Southwest and has overseen projects nationwide. He spent more than 10 years with Trainor Glass Company as a project manager, production manager, and Division Manager of their Phoenix office. Marty has been instrumental in building the glazing arm of Kovach and is responsible for recruiting talented personnel in the office, shop, and field.
He married his high school sweetheart Megan and they are blessed with three daughters. When he’s not working, Marty enjoys traveling, snowboarding, hiking, rooting for the Cardinals and anything outdoors.
James Hatch // Vice President, Preconstruction
James Hatch is the Vice President of Preconstruction and is responsible for the oversight of all preconstruction activities which include design assistance, estimating, sales and marketing. James comes from a family of 10 and is an Arizona native. Prior to joining Kovach, James worked for a national glazing contractor, a civil engineering firm and also has a Real Estate development background. James graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. degree in Design and Real Estate. James is a member of the Arizona Society of Professional Estimators and NAIOP.
James enjoys doing anything outdoors with his wife and 4 children.
Jeremy Krauter // Vice President, Production
Jeremy Krauter is the Vice President of Production. He oversees a small army that is responsible for the fabrication, production, and quality control of various custom metal products. Prior to Kovach, Jeremy spent 14 years working his way up from production roles into management.
Jeremy is originally from Nebraska, but has considered Arizona his home since the mid-80’s. He and his wife, Karen, have been married for 17 years, and have one son. He enjoys exploring the back roads in his Jeep or on his quad with his son, camping, boating, and watching sports. A few of Jeremy’s favorite vacation spots include Colorado, Lake Powell, Sedona and Montana.
Shawn Manske // Director of Safety & Risk Management
Shawn Manske is the Director of Safety and Risk Management and has been with the company since 1996. Shawn graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. Degree in Management, has an Associate Degree in Loss Control Management and is a Certified Safety Professional. Prior to Kovach, Shawn spent eleven years with the Arizona State Workers Compensation Fund.
Shawn is married with two daughters and you can find him most weekends, when he is not on the golf course, performing as a professional musician, currently with the local group “String Theory”.
Melissa Huber // Director of Human Resources
Melissa Huber is the Director of Human Resources. Starting as a part time Payroll Assistant at Kovach over 17 years ago, Melissa eagerly seized growth opportunities and now oversees employee benefits, performance management, policy development, employee relations, recruitment, payroll procedures, and IT. Melissa graduated, Cum Laude, from Arizona State University with a BS in Business Administration, concentrating on Accounting and Finance. Melissa is a member of the Society for HR Management, and regularly participates in educational opportunities related to HR compliance.
Melissa’s origins are in Iowa, but she has been residing in Arizona for the last 25 years. She is the mother of two children, and as a family, they enjoy exploring the outdoors and making memories through new experiences. During her free time, Melissa likes to exercise, hike, travel, and socialize with close friends and family.