Team

Zach Schurman

Zach Schurman


Zach joined Lawhon in 2015 as an Assistant Project Manager/Estimator.  Prior to joining Lawhon, Zach was an Estimating Intern for Rebar Incorporated.  Zach was raised in St. Joseph, Missouri and attended Missouri Western State University, graduating with a Bachelor or Science Degree in Construction Engineering Technology.




Norman D. Akers

Norman D. Akers

President/Treasurer


Norm joined the Lawhon organization in 1969 as an estimator. A year later, he was promoted to Vice-President and Chief Estimator. In 1987, Norm assumed the position of President and became the organization’s major shareholder. During his time at Lawhon, Norm has personally managed many of the company’s projects.

Prior to joining Lawhon, the Bedford, Iowa native owned his own residential construction business and later worked as an estimator for a Springfield, Illinois construction firm.

Past community involvement includes membership on the Rosecrans airport board, Interfaith Community Service board, Labor-Management committee of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce Community Development committee, church building committee, and Downtown Review Board for the City of St. Joseph.




Zane Brickey

Zane Brickey

Vice President/General Manager/Secretary


Zane began his career with Lawhon as a carpenter/millwright in 1961 and progressed through the ranks to become Vice-President and General Manager in 1985, dual positions he continues to occupy today. Prior to assuming his current duties, Zane was instrumental in developing a specialty division within Lawhon that focused on plant maintenance and manufacturing/process equipment installation.

Zane attended the University of Kansas where he studied Architectural Engineering.

In addition to his duties at Lawhon, Zane served in the Naval Reserve for more than 30 years, retiring as Commanding Officer/Officer in Charge of Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 15, (Detachment 1315). Zane currently serves on the construction engineering technology advisory board at Missouri Western State University. In the past, Zane has served as president of Carpenters Local #110, president of the St. Joseph Construction Association, and as a member of the Building and Fire Prevention Code board of appeals for the City of St. Joseph.




Rick Akers

Rick Akers

Project Manager/Estimator


Rick joined Lawhon in 1979. He began his career with Lawhon as a carpenter and over the next two decades progressed to the position of project superintendent. In 1998, he transitioned to the position of Project Manager/Estimator, a position he continues to occupy today.

Rick attended Missouri Western State University where he studied Construction Engineering Technology.

Rick has held several positions at Interfaith Community Services including President, Vice-President, Chairman of the Building Safety Committee, and finance committee member and has served his community as a member of the Electrical Standards Examining & Appeals Board, and past President of the St. Joseph Construction Association.




Mike Brickey

Mike Brickey

Project Manager/Estimator


Mike joined Lawhon in 1997 as a Project Manager/Estimator and continues in that position today. He began his career with Duke Energy in 1982 as an engineer in the Construction Division. He held positions of increasing responsibility within Duke before being promoted to the position of Manager of Construction for the Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent areas in 1992, a position he held until leaving to join the Lawhon organization in 1997.

The St. Joseph, Missouri native graduated from Missouri Western State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology and from Northwest Missouri State University in 2004 with a Master of Business Administration degree.

Mike served on the Building and Fire Prevention Code board of appeals for the City of St. Joseph. He additionally serves as a member of the Properties board at his church, is a member of the Construction Engineering Technology Advisory Board at Missouri Western State University, and is past President of the St. Joseph Construction Association.




Rebecca Hughes

Rebecca Hughes

Office Manager


Becky joined Lawhon in August of 2010 as office manager. She began her career in Pittsburgh, PA working in a field office for Dick Corporation. She returned to Missouri in 1993 and began working for Laborers’ Local 579, holding positions as office manager and field representative.

Becky attended college at Northwest Missouri State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Mgt., Marketing and Accounting. She also attended Missouri Western State University taking classes in Construction Management.

She has previously been active in the community attending Leadership St. Joseph and helping with United Way campaigns. Becky has served as Vice President to the Northwest Missouri Central Labor Council and is currently serving as Chair to the Northwest Missouri Community Service Agency.




Brandi Hewins

Brandi Hewins

Assistant Office Manager


Brandi joined Lawhon Construction in 2008 as assistant office manager and continues in that position today. Prior to joining Lawhon, Brandi held the position of Office Manager for Les Collins Plastering.

Brandi attended Highland Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Business in 2003.