Our Team of Managing Members
Meet The Team
Chief Executive Officer
Founder and CEO of Bowman Steel. John Bowman has been in the steel construction industry for over 40 years. Starting out as a welder in the oil fields in 1980 and moved into the steel construction industry in 1983. We have advanced through the years to become a reputable steel erection company licensed and doing business in 15 states across the United States with a work force of +/- 300 at any given time.
Jonathan started working with Bowman Steel in High School in 2005, coming into work after school and working through vacation breaks. Progressing over the years, he became Bowmans Steels youngest Foreman and recently joined the Project Management team. With almost 17 years in the company he has shown resilience to the complexity of the Steel Industry and continues to further his knowledge in Safety and Steel Erection.
Fleet Operations Manager
Ryan has been working in the construction industry the majority of his life. Ryan started with Bowman Steel as a Crane Operator and eventually worked his way up into Fleet Manager. Having a background in Heavy Equipment, Maintenance, and a Crane Operator has made him a perfect fit.
Chief Finiancial Officer
Melissa Patterson is certified in accounting fundamentals and is responsible for the company’s financial functions in addition to the short and long term business strategies. She has been in the construction industry for 22 years and joined the Bowman Steel team in 2011 starting as an accounting / administrative assistant piloting her way through the departments within the company. With her knowledge, dedication and leadership skills she is an asset to the operation.
Senior Project Manager
Ryan Moore, Born September Ninth Nineteen sixty-eight and has worked for BOWMAN STEEL LLC for 12 years and has held several positions throughout the company from Shop Foreman, Safety Representative, Field Superintendent and currently Senior Project Manager. He has been married for Thirty-Three years to his wife Christine Moore they have two children and four grandchildren. Currently living in the state of Florida.
Vice President of Operations Florida
Skilled steel erection professional offering over 40 years of experience as both a Project Manager and Superintendent. Mr. Hegarty has completed several projects throughout the United States, overseas and in the Caribbean Islands. Experience includes safety, quality control, supervising team members as well as subcontractors; writing project plans, reports, and project documentation; scheduling; reviewing bid proposals and controlling expenses
James Edwards has 23 years of experience in the steel construction industry working on projects throughout the United States as well as in the Caribbean Islands. James worked as an iron worker for several years mastering the trade, his ability to problem solve and implement what he has learned thru out the years has earned him several lead man and foreman positions with several steel construction companies.
Vice President of Operations Tennessee
Bob Seth has been in the steel industry for over 30 years. Bob started in the field making bolts and learning the trade. He quickly moved up to erect and oversee some of the most complex structures in Florida. With his AISC and OSHA knowledge combined with a strong work ethic, he moved into the position he holds now.
Production Manager of Fabrication
George Kouri joined the Bowman team in 2020 as a project estimator for their miscellaneous metals fabrication facility, though it didn’t take him long to demonstrate that his expertise extended far beyond estimating. George cut his teeth in the steel industry as an ornamental fabricator, building ornate gates and railing in the California foothills, later moving on to CNC design and operation, and then detailing and estimating. George now serves as Bowman Steel’s production manager, seeing fabrication projects through from the initial bid to the final punch.
Kyle Batz is our Estimating Manager at Bowman Steel, LLC. and has been working with us since 2015. Prior to achieving this position, Kyle has navigated through the roles of Welder/Fabricator, Field Assistant, Estimating Coordinator, and Estimator. With doing so, he has obtained a great array of knowledge about the Steel Industry. He is a devoted family man, and in his time off, a sportsman and golfer.
Tanya Wilson currently HR Administrator. Has been with Bowman Steel LLC since November 2019. Staring off as front desk receptionist, moving into the position of lodging coordinator in 2021 and then HR administrator in January 2022. Working with Bowman Steel has been an adventure that I hope to continue for many more years to come. My colleagues here have turned into family and the working environment makes for great learning experiences that I appreciate being a part of.
Brianna Hegarty is the accounts payable representative. She is responsible for the company’s accounts payables and has been with the company since 2020, starting as an office assistant before landing into her current accounting role at Bowman Steel, LLC. Brianna’s devotion has created an astounding vendor relationship.
Brandy Keith is the accounts receivable representative with 6 years of experience working alongside the executive team of Bowman Steel, LLC. She specializes in the accounts receivables customer collections process. Brandy uses her positive attitude to work hard and efficiently to build a solid customer relationship. With Brandy’s high-level attention to detail she has become a beneficial resource for the company.
Hunter has been with Bowman Steel since 2019, he has a background in management and leadership. He handles Purchasing for Bowman Steel and Operations for our Ocala Fabrication shop. Hunters’ ability to communicate helps develop excellent relationships with our vendors and customers. Hunter is an avid outdoorsman and when he is not in the office he can be found in the woods.
Project Managment Accounting
Cathy Burgess is our Project Management Accounting Representative. She has an Associate Degree in Business and Nursing.
Cathy joined the Bowman Team in 2018 as an Estimating Coordinator/Safety Assistant and has advanced to the Accounting Dept.
She works closely with the Project Managers and the Accounting Department. With her understanding and administrative skills, she is a superior addition to our Team.