Meet Our Leadership Team

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Benjamin P. Pogue

      |      President & CEO

“When I transitioned into my role as president of Pogue in 2009, my plan was to build upon our company’s core values of quality, honesty, and integrity. The foundation of our success has always been our people. I believe firmly that Pogue is the most people-focused community builder in all of Texas. The reason we are powered by people is  because we intentionally empower our people to make key decisions and be the leaders of their projects.”

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Zach Walker

      |      Vice President

“After serving for three years as director of business development at Pogue, I left to pursue an ownership opportunity in the manufacturing industry. After my business was sold, I was thrilled to be asked to rejoin the Pogue family and am honored to be serving today as vice president.”

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Bob Paulk

      |      Chief Operations Officer

“After serving my country in the Navy and serving in many business leadership roles, I now serve the people of Pogue Construction as Chief Operations Officer.  My role allows me to consistently implement and evolve our best business practices for the benefit of our clients and our employees.”

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Mark Wheelis

      |      Chief Financial Officer

“I started my career in the fifth largest public accounting firm as a CPA, where I audited construction companies. This prepared me for my position at Pogue, where I now oversee financial reporting, treasury, budgets, taxation, and provide general oversight of the accounting department.”

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David Karcher

      |      Director of Preconstruction

“I’ve worked in multiple roles within the construction industry for more than 40 years. This has given me a unique perspective of preconstruction services and a keen understanding of estimating, budgeting, and cost control.”

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Mike Gray

      |      General Superintendent

“In my role, it’s essential to be able to work closely with subcontractors, owners, and architects in a collaborative and mutually respectful manner. Building great teams is what results in great projects.”

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John “Kiwi” Authers

      |      General Superintendent

“I grew up in New Zealand and moved to the United States in 1990. In 2001, after 13 years in the construction industry, I joined the Pogue team, which has become like a second family to me.”

Pogue team member

Benjamin P. Pogue

President & CEO

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Benjamin P. Pogue

      |      President & CEO

“When I transitioned into my role as president of Pogue in 2009, my plan was to build upon our company’s core values of quality, honesty, and integrity. The foundation of our success has always been our people. I believe firmly that Pogue is the most people-focused community builder in all of Texas. The reason we are powered by people is  because we intentionally empower our people to make key decisions and be the leaders of their projects.”

Pogue team member

Zach Walker

Vice President

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Zach Walker

      |      Vice President

“After serving for three years as director of business development at Pogue, I left to pursue an ownership opportunity in the manufacturing industry. After my business was sold, I was thrilled to be asked to rejoin the Pogue family and am honored to be serving today as vice president.”

Pogue team member

Bob Paulk

Chief Operations Officer

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Bob Paulk

      |      Chief Operations Officer

“After serving my country in the Navy and serving in many business leadership roles, I now serve the people of Pogue Construction as Chief Operations Officer.  My role allows me to consistently implement and evolve our best business practices for the benefit of our clients and our employees.”

Pogue team member

Mark Wheelis

Chief Financial Officer

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Mark Wheelis

      |      Chief Financial Officer

“I started my career in the fifth largest public accounting firm as a CPA, where I audited construction companies. This prepared me for my position at Pogue, where I now oversee financial reporting, treasury, budgets, taxation, and provide general oversight of the accounting department.”

Pogue team member

David Karcher

Director of Preconstruction

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David Karcher

      |      Director of Preconstruction

“I’ve worked in multiple roles within the construction industry for more than 40 years. This has given me a unique perspective of preconstruction services and a keen understanding of estimating, budgeting, and cost control.”

Pogue team member

Mike Gray

General Superintendent

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Mike Gray

      |      General Superintendent

“In my role, it’s essential to be able to work closely with subcontractors, owners, and architects in a collaborative and mutually respectful manner. Building great teams is what results in great projects.”

Pogue team member

John “Kiwi” Authers

General Superintendent

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John “Kiwi” Authers

      |      General Superintendent

“I grew up in New Zealand and moved to the United States in 1990. In 2001, after 13 years in the construction industry, I joined the Pogue team, which has become like a second family to me.”

Building a Legacy

“My family started this business more than 30 years ago. I’m proud to continue the Pogue legacy and to work with an amazing and talented team to develop new landmarks for future generations to enjoy.”

— Benjamin P. Pogue, President & CEO

The Pogue Legacy

Back in 1979, the Pogue family established Pogue Construction in Sherman, Texas. Over the next several years, our focus expanded from residential construction to commercial markets including medical, higher education, financial, and municipal projects.

But one thing hasn’t changed in all that time—our core belief that people are the true testament to our success. We consider our team members to be an extension of our family and we look forward to them continuing our legacy into the future.

1979

Pogue/Permenter Construction Company

1980

Sadler - Southmayd ISD AG Barn (First Commercial Construction Project)

1981

Commerce City Hall (first municipal project)

1983

Sadler Southmayd ISD—Southmayd Middle School (first job over $1 million)

1987

Sherman Cancer Center (first medical project)

1989

Texas A&M corps dorm remodel projects (first project in higher education)

1990

Parkland Hospital Project

1991

Texas A&M State Headquarters building

1994

Carroll ISD—Carroll High School (first ground-up high school project)

1995

Texoma Medical Center

2009

Ben Pogue takes over as President and CEO

2008

Prosper ISD—Prosper High School (first $100 million, single-phase project)