Melissa Geska, President
Melissa has contributed tremendously to the field and her community during a long and successful career. As President of US Ceiling Corp., Melissa has overseen exponential growth in the organization, its staff, customers, and community. As part of her commitment to her community, Melissa works closely with the Urban League of Rochester in support of their varied initiatives.
Ed Geska, Operations Officer
With his extensive construction experience, Ed Geska has encountered almost every conceivable scenario that can occur on a job site. This experience, his knowledge, and his attention to detail make Ed the best friend of every customer, general & sub-contractor, vendor, and employee. Ed has carved out a name for himself with his ability to quickly assess the scope of a project, submit a competitive bid, and then deliver on time and on budget. When you hire US Ceiling, Ed Geska will ensure your experience matches our motto: “Excellence is Our Commitment”.
Gary Black, VP of Field Operations
With an ever growing list of jobs and manpower, it was apparent that US Ceiling needed a dedicated, direct, knowledgeable, and experienced champion of excellence, accuracy, and safety. Gary Black meets each of those needs and then some. With decades of experience as a subcontractor and self-performer on projects of nearly all scopes, Gary Black brings his tremendous experience and attention to detail to the team. His contribution has been immediate and immense.
Jeryd Caruso, VP of Business Development
Jeryd’s career has been characterized by professional excellence and high-quality work. He is a results driven, people oriented project manager with the ability to effectively build, lead, and motivate high-performance teams. He has a coaching-mentoring style of leadership that quickly endears him to his workforce. Jeryd approaches each job with the intelligence and skill derived from extensive experience. Integrity is a key characteristic of his personality and is reflected in all he does.
Donna Barton, Project Administrator
With a broad expanse and yet an acute depth, Donna Barton’s career has aligned in such a way that provides her with the ability to supply insight in critical moments – preventing oversights that could lead to cost overrun or improper reporting. Donna is US Ceiling’s go-to for timely and accurate project paperwork. If you are a GC or Owner, she will very quickly become the point of contact you can count on.
Michael Johnston, Chief Estimator
Michael Johnston has more than 15 years construction industry experience including roles in field management, specialty product installation, project management, and estimating. He brings to the US Ceiling Corp team an incredible attention to detail with big picture perspective. He is committed and driven by excellence and learning new and better ways to improve on our productivity, efficiency and quality. The objective of Michael’s pursuit is to provide an exceptional customer experience as US Ceiling Corp delivers on our project commitments.
Patti Wirth, Controller
Patti Wirth is a senior accounting professional and recent addition to the team. She brings aboard her ability to successfully resolve the most difficult tasks with ease. Her years of accounting experience within the construction industry immediately made her a valued and productive member of the team. Patti has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is pursuing the prestigious Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation. Patti is a Board member of the CFMA Rochester Chapter and the Ontario County Planning Board. In her spare time, she also volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity.
Jon Pier, Purchasing Manager
Thirty years in the construction industry have given Jon an opportunity to be employed in many roles. From truck driver to heavy equipment operator, tool and inventory management, and purchasing, Jon has walked a mile in many shoes. Jon harnesses that experience to develop smart workflows that allow for anticipatory ordering and fulfillment. With Jon on board, US Ceiling Corp. can sleep well at night knowing that the critical functions of ordering product, material, and tools are handled.
Andrew James, Business Process/Technology Manager, Media Producer
Recruited to help support existing structures, Andrew has helped to further develop these structures to meet the needs of an ever growing operation. Andrew joined the team with an overarching mandate to discover, develop, and support processes of efficiency, accuracy, and safety across the company. This mandate has evolved to also include the management, support, research, and adoption of the various software and hardware in use. With formal experience and education in mediated messaging, Andrew also develops the ways in which the company is reached, viewed, and perceived by various publics through the creation of all visuals and copy.