Benjamin Endress, President
Ben grew up working for his dad, a farmer who put up bins during the summer. After high school, he had the opportunity to buy a residential construction company, which eventually grew into a commercial construction company. In 2007 he started the Ag division, renamed it Macon General Contractors, and also partnered with his brothers, Adam and Phil. He has been married to his wife Katie for 18 years, and they have 10 children. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, playing basketball with his boys and brothers, and reading. He is active in his church, enjoys watching his kids in extracurricular activities, and is a conesseuiur of ice cream. Ben’s favorite quote is “If you need a machine and don’t buy it, you will ultimately find that you have paid for it but don’t have it” Henry Ford. Ben enjoys working with dedicated employees, and seeing the team pull together to deliver projects for our customers.
Adam Endress, VP
Adam also grew up working on the family farm and for his father, building bins and erecting small hoop buildings. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in finance in 2004, and has been with Macon since the beginning. He and his wife Brittany have 3 children, 2 girls and a boy, which takes up most of his free time. In the remaining few minutes he has, he enjoys singing, traveling, the financial markets and spending time with his church family. He is a member of the Apostolic Christian Church. He enjoys finding ways to help the company run smoothly and efficiently.
Phil Endress VP of Production
Phil joined Macon in 2014 as our VP of all things technical. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 2006, and spent the next 7 years working at a nuclear power plant before joining the family business. He and his wife Beth and their 3 kids live in Wyoming, IL and enjoy family time and traveling. His daily coffee consumption single-handedly supports the coffee industry. He is a member of the Apostolic Christian Church, where he teaches Sunday school.
Nick Hoerr, Territory Manager
Nick has been with Macon for 4 years, and been involved in the construction industry his whole life. He grew up working with his dad in the family’s construction company, building homes. He spent almost 10 years working as a sales consultant in the ag industry before coming to work for Macon as their territory manager. Nick has been married to his wife Kristen for 5 years, and they live with their 2 kids in Indianapolis. He enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and is a Sunday school teacher at his church. He was also very excited to see his beloved Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2016, 9 days before his son was born. Nick enjoys working with you on the front end of the process, helping you with your design and budget, and seeing your ideas come to fruition.
Brett Stegall, Operations Manager
Brett has been with Macon since the beginning and has been vital to its success. Before taking over his current role as operations manager, he managed the concrete and millwright crews in the field, streamlining many of our processes. And some years he has even been able to sleep a few nights in his own bed. Brett, his wife Becky and their 2 kids are Tampa Bay Rays fans, and love to travel to different ballparks to watch them. Brett is involved with every aspect of the construction process, and enjoys pulling everything together in a timely manner.
Steve Stoller, Business Manager
Steve joined Macon 2 years ago, after spending almost 50 years working in the retirement home industry. He received his B.S. in organizational management from Goshen College. He and his wife of 43 years have 6 children and 19 grandchildren, so one of his main hobbies is grandfathering. He also enjoys singing, reading, gardening and spending time with his church family. He is a member of the Apostolic Christian Church. Steve uses his extensive experience to work with our employees to navigate their health and retirement
Mark Thornton, Safety Director
Mark has worn several different hats before donning his current one as safety director. As former millwright supervisor and project manager, he is intimately familiar with all aspects of the construction process. This is extremely helpful in his work to keep our crews safe and effective. Mark, his wife Miranda, and their 3 children live in Toulon. Mark enjoys working out, spending time with his kids, and just sitting on the beach.