The CEO of Kircher Construction James Olverd has professional experience that includes many construction management projects and general construction projects over the past 40 years. He obtained a degree from both Alfred State College and Rochester Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering and was vice president of a local large construction firm. He has diverse industrial and commercial experience including schools, water treatment plants, clean rooms, parking lots, hotels, and hospitals.
Company CEO James Olverds' experience, education, and dedication to the construction industry prompted him to purchase George Kircher and Sons, Inc. The company was started in 1904 by George Kircher and his two sons, Emil and Joseph. Both sons took over the company in 1924 and ran it until 1958, when two of their loyal employees, David Wurster Sr. and John Ward bought the company and continued bidding and negotiating work throughout the Rochester, NY area. In 1960 the two sons of David Wurster Sr., David Jr., and Erich Wurster, bought the company.
In 1998, George Kircher and Sons briefly closed the doors of George Kircher and Sons. In February 1999, they contacted James Olverd who had been a friendly competitor. They wanted someone to purchase the company and continue the quality service that the family had maintained through the years. David Wurster Jr. and Erich Wurster wanted to keep the George Kircher and Sons name, an agreement was made, and Kircher Construction Incorporated was formed and approved by the State of New York in June of 1999.
In 2020, James Olverd appointed Jon Flannery President of the organization, as he had been a part of the growth and development of the company since his start with the company in 2009. Jon Flannery obtained a Bachelor of Construction Management Engineering. Prior to his promotion to his current role, he worked as a project manager. Throughout his career with Kircher Construction, he has helped in the development and growth of the company to where it is today, a multi-faceted company that is a full-service construction manager, general contractor, and equipment rental company. With the approach of having an overall background in the construction industry, the company has been able to evolve and prosper through the multitude of hurdles the construction industry has encountered through COVID. Kircher Construction, Inc. is able to provide a true hands-on approach while providing quality and successful projects for its clients and end-users.
Throughout Jon’s tenure with the company, he has performed full-service construction management services as well as self-performed general construction work valued at over $200,000,000. K-12 clients include but are not limited to: Mt. Morris CSD,York CSD, Keshequa CSD, Geneseo CSD, Livonia CSD, Perry CSD, Pavilion CSD, Fillmore CSD, Avoca CSD, Wellsville CSD, Brighton CSD (SEI-Architect) , Byron-Bergen CSD, Batavia CSD, Ken-Ton CSD, Hilton CSD, Holley CSD, Oakfield-Alabama CSD, Whitesville CSD, etc.