Christian H. Ach, Co-Owner / President

Christian began his business career in commercial roofing after graduating from Georgetown College with a Biology and Chemistry degree. With no business experience he went on to become President and Founder of ABR Construction. He has spearheaded the development and expansion of ABR, bringing the company up to the standards that it adheres to today. Over the last 30 years, he not only gained experience in all aspects of the roofing and sheet metal industry but expanded the company’s scope of work in 1998 to include excavation and site development. Today, Christian is still very active in the day to day operations with his primary focus being site development projects such as High Meadows Subdivision in Richmond, High Point Industrial Park in Shelbyville, and Cardinal Hill Expansion in Lexington.

Michael C. Ach, Co-Owner / Vice President

As co-owner and vice-president of ABR Construction, Michael has played a key role in the growth and development of the company since its founding in 1980. Although he primarily oversees the roofing and sheet metal division, Michael maintains a close working relationship with all operations of the company. He spends much of his time as an estimator and project manager. His expertise in these fields has led ABR Construction, Inc. to successfully complete some of the more difficult jobs in the industry. Some of Michael’s projects include Southland Christian Church, Lexington, KY, Lexington-Fayette Co. Detention Center, Powell Co. HS, and The Lexington Herald-Leader Building.

Debora K. Ach, Office Manager / Treasurer

Debbie has served as Secretary Treasurer of ABR Construction since its inception in 1980. In 1995, Debbie made a career change and became a part of the ABR office staff. In addition to overseeing daily operations in the office, Debbie’s responsibilities have evolved over the years to primarily focus on employee relations and benefits.

Alex S. Mattingly, Technical Manager

Alex has been with ABR Construction since 1982. His extensive construction knowledge and experience has proven valuable to his position as Technical Manager. Alex is involved in estimating and managing some of the company’s more difficult projects. In 2008, he became certified in 2 different metal building systems: CECO and Armor Building Systems. He successfully managed the construction of Save-a-Lot stores in Richmond and Winchester. Some of his past commercial roofing projects include: Rupp Arena, Spiegel/Eddie Bauer Distribution Center in Groveport, Ohio, VA Hospital in Lexington and Biggs-Middletown Station Mall.

David R. McKibben, Project Manager

Dave has been actively involved with ABR Construction since 1990. While attending college, Dave first gained hands-on experience in the commercial roofing industry by working for ABR during the summer months. He graduated from Morehead State University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and became a full-time member of the ABR team. He wears many hats for our company including estimating, project managing, and scheduling for the roofing division and plays a vital role in the daily operations of our company. Dave actively works with architects and owners to plan, budget, and design roofing projects that best suits their needs. Dave has extensive knowledge in all commercial roofing systems including architectural sheet metal. Some of Dave’s past projects include The Lexington Legends Applebee’s Ballpark, Louisville Courier Journal, Fleming Co. Hospital, Mercer Co. High School, and Ephraim McDowell Hospital.

Floyd Davis, Service Coordinator/Safety Director

Floyd has 23 years of experience in commercial roofing and sheet metal, all of which have been served at ABR Construction. He is a certified applicator of numerous roofing and sheet metal systems. As Service Coordinator, Floyd oversees daily field operations and projects, makes routine on-site inspections for safety and quality assurance, and works closely with owners and facility managers to resolve their roof issues. Floyd also directs our Safety Program. Maintaining a safe working environment for all employees is a daily priority for ABR. Floyd works alongside project managers and field supervisors playing a vital role in keeping the company focused. He is certified in all required safety areas including OSHA-10 Hours, CPR and First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Asbestos Abatement, Scaffolding Erection, Hazardous Communications, General Safety, and Train the Trainer Forklift Safety. He also has received training in trench safety through AGC.

Jennifer A. Shackelford, Payable Administrator

Jennifer began her ABR career in 1995, working summers until she graduated from college in 2004. She earned a BS degree in Business Management from Georgetown College. Her primary responsibilities include issuing and tracking purchase orders, maintaining sub-contractor documents, and working closely with vendors to expedite invoice payments.

Crystal McKibben, Accounting Manager

Crystal has served as Accounting Manager for ABR Construction since 1999. She first earned an accounting degree from the University of Kentucky in 1997. During that time, Crystal gained valuable hands-on experience through an accounting manager position at 2 local financial institutions before joining our team.

Susan Warren, Project Administrator

Susan is the go-to person in our office for customer inquiries about our projects. Her responsibilities include all aspects of the project from assisting with the bidding process to closing out the job file. Susan works closely with our Project Managers to expedite job set-up, invoicing, and close-out procedures. She also assists in the coordination of roof repair calls. Susan started working at ABR in our payroll department in 2000 and transitioned to her current position in 2004.

Juanita Spalding
, Payroll Administrator

Juanita took over Susan’s role as Payroll Manager in 2004. She came to ABR with a degree from Western KY University in advertising. Juanita bridges the gap between office and field employees by first guiding new hires through the application, hiring, and orientation process. She maintains contact with employees for all payroll related matters.

Darrin K. Darnell, PLS, Project Manager

Darrin K. Darnell has been with ABR Construction, Inc. since 1999. He is a professional land surveyor with over 20 years of experience. He is proficient in storm and sanitary sewer design, water line, site grading, roadway design and layout. Darrin has comparable experience in soil and concrete mechanics and geotechnical engineering. He also has over 20 years drafting experience using various versions of AutoCAD. His specialty is 3D digital terrain modeling and earthwork volume calculations