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Standing on the shoulders of giants

Stewart Iron Works is a proud Huseman Group company. 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


As President of Stewart Iron Works, Mike acts as the contemplative leader and creative engine room of both Stewart and the Huseman Group. 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 Stewart’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 HGC Group of Companies, Huseman studied construction management at the University of Cincinnati and received a B.A. from Xavier University with a concentration in business. In 2019, he took over as President of Stewart Iron Works and continues to drive the company’s growth leading up to today, where he presides over Stewart Iron Works, as well as Huseman Group.

VP of Safety and Logistics Josh Shifflet

Josh Shifflet

Vice President of Stewart Iron Works

Josh has more than twenty years in of experience working in the construction industry, with a particular focus on Safety and Logistics.  He graduated from Columbia Southern University and spent seven years with the United States Marine Corps. He is passionate about growing the company into the future, while always keeping an eye to its legacy of quality and artistry.

Josh came to Stewart after overseeing Huseman Group’s 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. Josh 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.

portrait of Bill Steimer

Bill Steimer, CCFIP

Vice President, Finance

Bill acts as the all-seeing eye of costs and expenditures. He is responsible for Stewart’s financial and administrative capabilities, including insurance and bonding. He has more than twenty years of experience.

Steimer brought his financial analysis, accounting, risk management and treasury skills to the Group in 2019, and has already achieved renown for being a stringent steward of both our company’s and clients’ money. With a degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and his CCIFP and is passionate about the mission of preserving a legacy of excellence.