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WHO WE ARE

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Stewart Iron Works is part of the HGC Group of Companies. The Group’s collaborative spirit is exemplified through all of our leadership. The story begins in 1931 with the Group’s founder, Richard Huseman. It continues to this day with his intense commitment to quality and service still inspiring our culture.

Richard Huseman’s passion and ingenuity proved contagious. Now, nearly a century later, we continue to impact our environment and community as we bring our clients’ dreams to life.

Team Members

B&W portrait of Mike Huseman

Mike Huseman

President

As the third generation of the Huseman family to lead the company, Mike acts as the group’s contemplative leader and creative engine room. Having grown up in the construction industry, Mike’s grasp of construction fundamentals is innate, enabling him to instill a long view of best practices while injecting an historical sense of good old-fashioned hard work.

As a vision-caster and instigator of change, Huseman repeatedly works to cultivate and maintain HGC’s unique culture, amplifying the behaviors that help forge our identity. Above all, he is committed to delivering outstanding service to our clients and to empowering our employees to work with purpose and to make a difference in the world every day.

Before joining the company, Huseman studied construction management at the University of Cincinnati and received a B.A. from Xavier University with a concentration in business. In 2002, he took over as President and continues to drive the company’s growth leading up to today, where he presides over the HGC Group of Companies.

Mike Doenges portrait black and white

Michael Doenges, P.E.

Vice President of Stewart Iron Works

Having filled a wide variety of roles in the construction industry, and with two professional degrees, Michael has the brains and know-how to keep Stewart Iron Works at the forefront of the market. Michael graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering, and later received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Butler University. He is passionate about growing the company into the future, while always keeping an eye to its legacy of quality and artistry.

 

VP of Safety and Logistics Josh Shifflet

Josh Shifflet

Vice President, Safety & Logistics

Josh oversees our industry-leading Safety Team. He is tasked with vigorously safeguarding our employees and providing best-in-class guidance and support to each jobsite and individual. In doing so, he ensures that every circumstance and every environment meets our established safety standards.

Our goal is writ large: to get each team member to the finish line with a healthy mind, body and soul. Shifflet strives to ensure that each circumstance and environment meets our established safety standards.

VP of Human Resources and Leadership Development

Matt Hess, MBA, MHRM, SPHR

Vice President, Human Resources & Leadership Development

As Director of Human Resources, Matt strives to expand and uphold Stewart Iron Work’s extraordinary culture. With an intense focus on our employees, Hess aims to embody all the best attributes of his discipline by balancing the mechanical demand for compliance, and the yearning for fairness and compassion.

Hess specializes in attention to employee satisfaction and performance management, as well as both leadership and strategy development. Together with his team, he constantly works to improve employee retention and enhance the overall work/life experience for each of our employees.

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Susan Hathaway, CPA

Vice President, Finance

Susan has more than fourteen years of CFO-level experience. She brings her financial analysis, accounting, risk management and treasury skills to Stewart Iron Works. With a BBA in Accounting from the University of Toledo, an Executive MBA from Ohio State, and her Ohio CPA license, Susan is passionate about our values of precision and artistry. She may be building spreadsheets and budgets, but it’s what she loves to do and we wouldn’t be able to build our ornamental pieces without her.