Weddle’s senior leadership team has over 185 years combined experience in the building and civil construction industry.  In addition, our project management team has another 200 years of combined experience in delivering quality projects of lasting value.

Lee E. Carmichael, President and CEO

Lee is a 1978 graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has been with Weddle Bros. since 1981. He has served as President and CEO since 1997.  During his career with Weddle Bros., Lee has been involved with all aspects of the construction process and is driven by the quest for excellence and the opportunity to help our clients achieve their vision and goals with every project.

Lee is passionate about the construction industry and has served on the Board of Directors and as Board Chair of the Build Indiana Council, the Associated General Contractors of Indiana, and Indiana Constructors, Inc.

Lee is also active in the community, serving on the Boards of Directors of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, the Bloomington Hospital Foundation, the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation, and the Bloomington Community Foundation.

Mike Hemmerling, LEED AP BD&C, Vice President, Weddle Bros. Building Group, LLC

Mike has over 27 years’ experience in construction. A graduate of Indiana Vocational Technical Institute, Mike began his career as an estimator/project manager.  Mike came to Weddle Bros. in 1994 as a Project Manager, progressed to Sr. Project Manager and then became a Vice President in 2008. Mike oversees all the construction operations for Weddle Bros. Building Group. He has a consistent history of successful projects with a passion for client service and satisfaction.

Mike serves as the chair for the Southwest Indiana Construction Roundtable of the Indiana Construction Association.

Kelly Abel, Vice President of Pre-construction Services, Weddle Bros. Building Group, LLC

Kelly attended Indiana University and began his career in his families’ masonry construction business.  He came to Weddle Bros. in 1986 as a Project Manager. In 1994 Kelly became the Manager of Pre-construction Services, and became a Vice President with the company in 2011.  Kelly is responsible for Pre-construction Services and Business Development for Weddle Bros. Building Group.

Kelly serves on the Board of the Bloomington Economic Development Association and is active in committees for the Indiana Construction Association and the Indiana Subcontractors Association of which Weddle Bros. is a GC member.  Kelly also volunteers for the Enis Furley Foundation to help families with children who have special needs and circumstances.

Rick Niehaus, Vice President, WB•Koester Construction, LLC

Rick is responsible for the management and oversight of the WB-Koester Construction Team. Rick is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Evansville.  Rick joined the WBK Team in 1990 and has played a key role in WBK’s largest projects. Rick has managed multimillion dollar projects for American Electric Power, Duke Energy, NIPSCO, Big Rivers Electric Corporation, Chicago Bridge & Iron, AES/Indianapolis Power & Light, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, and AK Steel.  

Jason W. Yeager, PE, Vice President, Weddle Bros. Highway Group, LLC









Steve Mishler, Director of Field Operations

John Dixon, CFO

Blake Rowe, Project Manager

Emily Turner, Project Manager

Becky Anslinger, Project Manager


Kevin Rodgerson, Project Manager



Matt Hoon, Project Manager

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Kent James, Project Manager

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David Collins, Project Manager

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Jeff Ooley, Project Manager

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Jeff Bex, Project Manager