Leadership Team

Troy Garrett

President & CEO

As President and Chief Executive 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.

Jeremy Krauter

VP, 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.

James Hatch

VP, 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.