Geska_Melissa_FP_16_076_webMelissa Geska, President

Melissa Geska has contributed tremendously to the field and her community during a long and successful career. As President of US Ceiling, she has overseen exponential growth in the organization, its staff and it customers. As part of her commitment to her community, Melissa works closely with the Urban League of Rochester in support of their varied initiatives.



Geska_Melissa_FP_16_082_webEd Geska, Chief Operations Officer &VP of Distribution

With his extensive construction experience, Ed Geska has encountered almost every conceivable scenario that can occur on a job site. This experience, coupled with his knowledge and attention to detail, make Ed the best friend of every customer, GC, subcontractor, 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 deliver on time and on budget. When you hire US Ceiling, Ed will ensure your experience matches our company 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.

Sherry Jackson, Director of Marketing & Business Development

Sherry Jackson’s decades-long career has been characterized by professional excellence and high-quality work. She is a results-driven leader with a keen ability to strategize, streamline and effectively deliver. Integrity is the hallmark characteristic of her personality and is reflected in all she does. Sherry is a member of several local and civic nonprofit organizations and is a newly appointed board member for Rochester’s Dress for Success chapter.

Donna Barton, Project Administrator

With a broad expanse and 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 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 delivers on our project commitments.

Patti Wirth, Controller

Patti Wirth is a senior accounting professional who 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 Habitat for Humanity.

Jon Pier, Purchasing Manager

Thirty years in the construction industry have given Jon Pier 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. He harnesses that experience to develop smart workflows that allow for anticipatory ordering and fulfillment. With Jon on board, US Ceiling can sleep well at night knowing that the critical functions of ordering product, material and tools are handled.

Amber Johnson, Office Manager

When it comes to multi-tasking, Amber Johnson is US Ceiling’s resident “Queen of Controlled Chaos.” From “womaning” our front reception area by fielding calls and greeting visitors to assisting with payroll, government reporting and various other administrative duties, her decade of extensive experience allows her to seamlessly handle everything. Amber also coordinates our company events and makes sure our office runs like a well-oiled machine.