We’re a team who believe quality is job #1.
Walter Janitz – President
Walt introduction to the construction industry started when he worked for his father in his construction business as a teenager. After that he served in the 35th Combat Engineers in Vietnam as a combat engineer constructing roads, bridges, and landing zones. This became the foundation for him earning a Bachelor of Science in Construction degree from Purdue University. After graduation, he worked on several large scale commercial construction projects for Turner Construction in Chicago and downstate. Walt then returned to Indianapolis to become a partner in a local general contracting firm, American Enterprise. In 1983, he founded Steelcore Construction and is the President of the company.
Jeff Coy – Vice President
Jeff has over 20 years experience in the construction industry, starting in the field as an apprentice, carpenter, and superintendent. With this foundation of daily hands-on experience he became an experienced project manager/estimator. Jeff has experience in virtually all types of commercial construction. Jeff has worked on both private and public sector projects. Jeff is Vice-President of Steelcore Construction. He grew up in Central Indiana before attending Indiana University and entering the construction industry.
Sandy Caplinger – Controller
Sandy earned her degree from the University of Indianapolis. Sandy has over 20 years experience in construction accounting and also held her Indiana Insurance Agent’s license for 10 years prior to work in the construction bonding industry. Sandy handles all aspects of our accounting and works diligently with owners and subcontractors to assist all parties with any project paperwork / billing requirements necessary to keep our projects progressing smoothly through completion. Sandy has been with Steelcore Construction since 2005.
John Lewis – Superintendent
John has over 40 years experience in the construction industry. He proudly served our country in the US Army. After that, he has been involved in all phases of construction including site work, foundation, steel pre-cast, pre-engineered stick built, and various types of tenant finishes. He has many types of projects including schools, hospitals, churches, and fire stations.
Mark Graf – Director of Business Development
Mark is primarily focused on developing the private sector. He has over 25 years experience in management and leadership with a reputation for meeting the most challenging organizational goals and objectives. He develops and implements highly successful strategic plans, both for short and long term goals. He assists with all aspects of the design-build process, including the implementation of BIM 3D sales and quoting.
Chris Lamar – Architect
Chris is a 1996 graduate of Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning where he received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science degrees. In addition to being a Registered Architect, he also holds an Interior Design license. Chris has over 15 years of design experience with religious structures, commercial buildings and custom residences.
Cheri Wimmenauer – Marketing & Construction Assistant
Cheri has a background in commercial insurance, healthcare, and construction. She brings both marketing experience and organizational skills to our company. She supports our organization by offering assistance to all divisions and departments.