Our Team

Jerry Huismann, President

Jerry Huismann


Jerry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1983. That same year, he joined Lacy Construction as a Project Superintendent.

From 1985-1989 he served as a Project Manager, handling projects ranging in size up to $3.2 million. Since his tenure as President, Lacy Construction Company has experienced both consistent and significant annual growth.

Dave Jeffrey, Vice President of Operations

Dave Jeffrey

Vice President of Operations

Dave has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry as a general contractor, project consultant, and project manager.

Dave is a graduate of the University of Arizona and is a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Nebraska Building Chapter. He currently serves on AGC’s Education Committee and is also a Site Council Member of Camp Comeca and Retreat Center, a Great Plains United Methodist Camp in Cozad, Nebraska.

Mel Griess, Project Superintendent & Safety Director

Mel Griess

Project Superintendent & Safety Director

Mel became a Lacy team member in 1985 as a laborer, shortly after attending the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Today he serves as Project Superintendent and Safety Director, working on projects up to $3.5 million. 

Mel is involved with the Nebraska Construction Safety Professionals and serves on the Associated General Contractors' (AGC) Education Committee. He is also a youth sports coach, Sunday School Teacher and serves on the Evangelical Free Church's Board of Trustees.

Steve Grubbs, Estimator

Steve Grubbs


Steve graduated from the Nebraska Technical College with an Associate Arts – Architecture degree in 1971. Steve worked with Lacy from 1976 to 1985 as Draftsman/Estimator. He rejoined the company in 1993 as Estimator/Project Manager.

Steve brings over 25 years of experience to the Lacy Construction Company team.

Lori Bendixen, Accounting Manager

Lori Bendixen

Accounting Manager