John Shekell


CEO

John is an Evansville, Indiana native and currently resides locally with his wife Ruthie. They have two children and two grandchildren. He graduated from North High School and then attended Electrical and HVAC Vocational School before being drafted into the Army. After his term in the service he completed his Associates Degree in Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Following a successful technical and management career in the HVAC industry he started J.E. Shekell, Inc. in August of 1978 and brought the MCA to Evansville in the early 1980′s.

Throughout the next 29 years John was a member and held positions in many associations. John has been a member of RSES since 1978, ASHRAE since 1981 and past Board Member for the Indiana MCA Service Contractors. He has held past President positions for the Southern Indiana MCA and SMACNA Evansville Chapter. He has been a past Trustee on the Health and Welfare Fund for Sheet Metal workers in the State of Indiana and the Evansville chapter of SMACNA. He is a past Chairman for the Mechanical Contractors Negotiations Committee for Plumbing & Steamfitters Local #136 and a past Chairman for the Sheet Metal Negotiations Committee Local #20. John served as a past Capitol Improvement Chairman for the Evansville Country Club from 2002-04.

John holds a Refrigeration Master License for Evansville, Steamfitter Master License for Evansville, Heating and Air Conditioning Master License for Evansville, HVAC Master License for the State of Kentucky, HVAC Master License for Indianapolis and Boiler Contractors License for the State of Kentucky. John presently holds a position on the Evansville HVAC Board Exam Committee.

John is an Evansville, Indiana native and currently resides locally with his wife Ruthie. They have two children and two grandchildren. He graduated from North High School and then attended Electrical and HVAC Vocational School before being drafted into the Army. After his term in the service he completed his Associates Degree in Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Following a successful technical and management career in the HVAC industry he started J.E. Shekell, Inc. in August of 1978 and brought the MCA to Evansville in the early 1980′s.

Throughout the next 29 years John was a member and held positions in many associations. John has been a member of RSES since 1978, ASHRAE since 1981 and past Board Member for the Indiana MCA Service Contractors. He has held past President positions for the Southern Indiana MCA and SMACNA Evansville Chapter. He has been a past Trustee on the Health and Welfare Fund for Sheet Metal workers in the State of Indiana and the Evansville chapter of SMACNA. He is a past Chairman for the Mechanical Contractors Negotiations Committee for Plumbing & Steamfitters Local #136 and a past Chairman for the Sheet Metal Negotiations Committee Local #20. John served as a past Capitol Improvement Chairman for the Evansville Country Club from 2002-04.

John holds a Refrigeration Master License for Evansville, Steamfitter Master License for Evansville, Heating and Air Conditioning Master License for Evansville, HVAC Master License for the State of Kentucky, HVAC Master License for Indianapolis and Boiler Contractors License for the State of Kentucky. John presently holds a position on the Evansville HVAC Board Exam Committee.

(812) 425-9131
jshekell@shekell.com

Kevin Shekell


President

Kevin is an Evansville, Indiana native graduating from Reitz high School in may of 1988 where he then came to work full time at J.E. Shekell Inc. as a residential HVAC installer for 1 year. He then became a service technician while attending Ivy-Tech where he earned his Associates degree in Applied Science in Industrial Technology.

After working as a service technician for approximately 8 years he started as a residential HVAC salesman, where he remained for three years. He was then asked to become a commercial industrial HVAC/sheet metal estimator and project manager. While working in this department he attended Oakland City University where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Management.

After working in the commercial/industrial HVAC/sheet metal department for three years he became the Vice President of Construction and took on the duties of managing the construction arm of the company. He completed his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in December of 2006.

He has two children. He was the president of the local Evansville SMACNA chapter from 2004-2006.

In January of 2009 Kevin was named President of JE Shekell.

Kevin is an Evansville, Indiana native graduating from Reitz high School in may of 1988 where he then came to work full time at J.E. Shekell Inc. as a residential HVAC installer for 1 year. He then became a service technician while attending Ivy-Tech where he earned his Associates degree in Applied Science in Industrial Technology.

After working as a service technician for approximately 8 years he started as a residential HVAC salesman, where he remained for three years. He was then asked to become a commercial industrial HVAC/sheet metal estimator and project manager. While working in this department he attended Oakland City University where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Management.

After working in the commercial/industrial HVAC/sheet metal department for three years he became the Vice President of Construction and took on the duties of managing the construction arm of the company. He completed his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in December of 2006.

He has two children. He was the president of the local Evansville SMACNA chapter from 2004-2006.

In January of 2009 Kevin was named President of JE Shekell.

(812) 425-9131
k.shekell@shekell.com

Mark Unfried


Vice President, Operations Manager
Bio Coming soon
(812) 499-5860
munfried@shekell.com

Scott Watters


Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Scott is a lifelong resident of Evansville. He graduated in 1985 from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. In 2001, Scott joined J.E. Shekell, Inc. as the Chief Financial Officer. Previously he had worked for two publicly traded financial institutions as well as two public accounting firms. His primary professional focus has been on financial institutions and the construction industry. He is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Bank Auditor.

Scott is active in many professional and civic organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, the Indiana CPA Society, and is a board member of the Construction Financial Management Association. Scott is Treasurer for the Central High School “C” Men’s Club and is a member and past President of the Green River Kiwanis Club. Scott and his wife Karen have three children.

Scott is a lifelong resident of Evansville. He graduated in 1985 from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. In 2001, Scott joined J.E. Shekell, Inc. as the Chief Financial Officer. Previously he had worked for two publicly traded financial institutions as well as two public accounting firms. His primary professional focus has been on financial institutions and the construction industry. He is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Bank Auditor.

Scott is active in many professional and civic organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, the Indiana CPA Society, and is a board member of the Construction Financial Management Association. Scott is Treasurer for the Central High School “C” Men’s Club and is a member and past President of the Green River Kiwanis Club. Scott and his wife Karen have three children.

(812) 425-9131
swatters@shekell.com

Jeff Bruce


Sales & Marketing Manager, Business Development Director

(812) 480-2876
jbruce@shekell.com

Mike Borman


Plumbing/Piping Department Manager

(812) 492-8729
mborman@shekell.com

Aaron Derr


Engineering/Energy Services Director

PE, LEED AP, CEM, GBE
(812) 492-8718
aderr@shekell.com

Phil Hartig


HVAC Project Manager

(812) 449-7099
phartig@shekell.com

Jim Poag


Service Director

(812) 425-9131
jpoag@shekell.com

Steve Payne


Plumbing/Electrical Department Manager

(812) 305-1902
spayne@shekell.com

Gabe Weiss


Commercial Industrial Service Agreement Sales Manager

(812) 305-1864
gweiss@shekell.com

Sherry Holley


Safety Director/Construction Coordinator

(812) 305-4468
sholley@shekell.com

Jay Howder


Plumbing/Electrical Service Manager, Vincennes Manager

(812) 305-0195
jhowder@shekell.com

Glenn Schillo


Residential HVAC Department Manager

(812) 457-0511
gschillo@shekell.com

Jeff Hahn


Residential HVAC Installation Project Manager

(812) 319-2212
jhahn@shekell.com

Melinda Jones


Residential Agreement Sales Manager

(812) 492-8726
mjones@shekell.com

Melissa Forshee


Construction Staff Assistant

(812) 492-8735
mforshee@shekell.com

Cristal Stennett


Service Contract Coordinator

(812) 492-8727
cstennett@shekell.com

Carol Pierce


Electrical & Plumbing Scheduling Coordinator

(812) 425-9131
cpierce@shekell.com

Herb Nunley


Residential Communication Scheduling Coordinator

(812) 305-1888
hnunley@shekell.com

Pat Wolf


Service Parts Coordinator

(812) 305-1884
pwolf@shekell.com