Meet The Team

Meet the Crew that makes up Orion Construction!

Our knowledgeable professionals at Orion will successfully execute your construction and demands, whether it is residential or commercial work. That’s why we take pride in our honest and experienced team of professionals. Our team is made up of members with various work backgrounds, all experiencing unique situations in the construction field. Experience is the key to solving unique problems, residential or commercial, and our team have it! Call us today!

Below is pictures of our new staff as a part of our re-engineering process, all providing expertise in their respective fields. Take a minute to read the “bios” of each staff member to see what we can offer you that other companies can’t!

John Caveney, Owner and CEO

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About John:

John Caveney began his professional career as a real estate broker, but with the interest rates skyrocketing in the 1970’s, it was difficult to sell houses. He then decided to closed his real estate business. In 1975, he bought his first franchise Domestic Care. Domestic Care was a maid service that he ran out of his basement. In 1980, Servpro Industries bought out Bristol Myers, who owned Domestic Care. The franchise became Servpro of Parma. John decided to sell Servpro of Parma in 1985. He continued owning his own business but, changed from the cleaning industry to the construction industry. He owned National Reconstruction, from 1985-1990. During 1990, Servpro of West Akron and Stark County became available to purchase. He jumped at the opportunity and bought the franchises located on Mayfair Road. In 1998, he moved the franchises to a new facility in North Canton where the warehouse and office is now. In 2000, his daughter Maureen Gentile came under the same roof and purchased Servpro of NW Stark. In 2002, his other daughter Laurie Kolenz joined the family business and purchased Servpro of SE Stark. Getting back to one of his previous backgrounds, he created Orion Construction & Electric in 2010, now known as just Orion Construction. Making his Servpro franchises a ONE STOP SHOP!

 

J.R. Gatts, Operations Manager

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About JR:

Born and raises in North East Ohio, J.R. is our new Director of Operations. He learned from the best because his family owned and operated a construction business in Canton. After 11 years in residential construction, JR decided to venture into commercial construction and has worked on many projects in the area. He managed, from start to finish, the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, Rainbow Babies, Case Western Reserve, and many more. JR has been in the construction industry for 36 years. He has a Construction Management degree from Miami of Ohio and is OHSA and MDSA certified. He currently lives in Green with his wife and four daughters.

jrgatts@orionohio.com

Amy Dunlap, Project Manager

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About Amy:

Amy graduated from Stark State with two associate degrees in Civil Engineering; Construction Management and Architecture. She was born and raised in Canton Ohio. She has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys camping and hiking with them on the weekends. Amy has been to 45 states in the United States. On her bucket list she wishes to visit all 50 states. The states left on her list are Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Washington and New Hampshire.

 

Harold Rozak, Project Manager

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Harold is a Project Manager at Orion Construction. He has come to our company with a strong background in all fields of construction from carpentry to painting. He lives in Doylestown with his family. He enjoys playing golf on the weekends with his wife and watching the Buckeyes and Brown with his two daughters and son. We are very excited to have him on our team!

 

 

Jack Sutton, Project Manager

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Jack has been at Orion Construction for 2 years and started as the lead carpenter and now has been promoted to Project. He has come to our company with 32 years of experience. His specialty in the construction industry is finish trim. Jack has been a great addition to the Orion team!

 

 

 

 

Bill Shirkey, Field Manager


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About Bill:

Bill started his flooring career as an apprentice at Heritage Carpet in North Canton for 12 years. He changed careers and became a Crew Chief for our sister company, Servpro of West Akron, for the past 5 years. He decided to join the Orion crew to oversee all flooring operations. He was born in NE Ohio, but moved throughout the United States and Europe as a child due to his father being in the Army. Bill came back to the Canton area where he lives with his wife and three teenage children. He enjoys fishing, hunting and working out.

 

Kerstin Hiser, Office Manager

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About Kerstin:
Kerstin grew up in Kaneohe, Hawaii and moved to Ohio in 1995. She has worked for homebuilders in Bowling Green as a Production Administrator. She loves to cook for her husband and two boys. She enjoys watching one of her son’s play basketball and enjoys listening to the other son play the saxophone in the marching band at Perry High School.

office@orionohio.com

 

 

Logan Speer, Warehouse Manager

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About:Logan

Logan has been at Orion Construction for almost 1 year and has only been in the construction field for a couple of years. He is enjoys working on all jobs and helps maintain the equipment and materials for our team. He is also part of our emergency board up team.

 

 

 

Sharon Nagy, Controller

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About Sharon:

Sharon is a Cum Laude graduate of Grove City College with a BS in Accounting. She is a CPA, a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and has 23 years of experience in accounting, tax and consulting with closely held corporations. She lives in Copley with her husband and two children.

 

Mary Keister-Whitmyer, Marketing Director

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About Mary:

Mary was hired in 2006 after being a district manager at Ace Assurance Glass Company. She enjoys meeting new customers with the Orion Construction marketing team and educating them on all the services. Mary also enjoys helping our customers when they have a fire or water emergency. Mary lives with her husband and Lasa Apso dog, Oscar. She loves to take vacations and visiting her daughter in Chicago.

 

 

Julie Workman, New Business Development

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About Julie:

Julie was hired 6 years ago to Orion’s sister company Servpro of West Akron. She now enjoys selling both Servpro and Orion to her customers in Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, Stow and Munroe Falls. She lives in Stow with her husband and two children. Julie enjoys watching her children play football, lacrosse and soccer.

 

 

 

 

Laurie Cuthbert, New Business Development

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About Laurie:

Laurie understands when disaster strikes she understands the devastating and tragic emotions that people encounter. She prides herself in making sure that her clients are treated with compassion, respect, and most of all professionalism. She lives in Green with her two boys and fiancé and loves walking her black lab every night. She looks forward to helping in whatever way she can! Please feel free to contact her at anytime!

 

Matthew Benner, Fire Department Marketing Rep.

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About Matthew:

Matthew spent 30 years with Mantua-Shalersville Fire Disctrict, as a paramedic, fire inspector, fire instructor and arson investigator, now retired. The last 15 years was spent as fire chief. He is still active with the Mantua-Shalersville Firefighters Association and Union Local #4429. He lived in Mantua 54 years. Currently married, with wife Lorrie, 2 children, BreAnna and Cammie. He enjoys spending time with his family, going to his kids sporting events and vacationing. Hobbies include, fishing, boating, gardening/landscaping and golfing.

Ky Kraus, In Remembrance

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About Kyan:

Kyan had his CPA State of Ohio License. He began his career at Arthur Anderson & Co. as a CPA. He changed companies to Forest City Enterprises Real Estate Development & Construction. He had worked on major projects in the United States like Tower City Center in Cleveland, Ohio, Tuscan, Arizona Mall and University Park MIT in Boston Massachusetts. 20 years ago he had opened his own independent firm. Kyan enjoyed duck hunting, cooking and camping on the weekends. He enjoyed watching the Browns. He will be missed by all of his co-workers and friends at Orion and Servpro!