President/Chairman of the Apprenticeship Training Committee

Gary Smith

Thomas Phoenix International, Inc.

Phone: 609-261-1188

Fax: 609-261-1149


Gary is the President of Thomas Phoenix International, Inc., a pre-engineered steel building erection company operating out of Central New Jersey. Gary has over 40 years experience erecting steel buildings all over the world. His experience and passion make him a leading influence in the education and advancement of our industry.

Current Past President

Tim Seyler

S & S Structures, Inc..

Phone: 610-944-9956

Fax: 610-944-0342


Past President
Steven Webster Bio Pic

Steven Webster

Dutton & Garfield, Inc.

Phone: 603-329-5300

Fax: 603-329-5368


Steven Webster has over 40 years of experience in commercial and industrial metal building design/build construction.  Steve is the President of Dutton & Garfield, Inc. a design build/metal building contractor located in Hampstead, N.H. and founded in 1970. Steve is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass. He is also a Past President of the Metal Buildings Institute.


Jonathan W. Hobbs

Uni-Bilt Systems, Inc. / Universal Erectors, Inc.

Phone: 800-226-6391

Fax: 813-621-5116


Jonathan W. Hobbs (Wade) is President of both Uni-Bilt Systems, Inc. and Universal Erectors, Inc. and has over 25 years of experience working in the Metal Building Industry. While working as a field supervisor erecting buildings he earned a degree in Architectural Drafting and Design Technology. Wade also served in the U. S. Army, obtaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and was a Helicopter Instructor Pilot and is still a Commercial Pilot. He returned to the Metal Building Industry in 1992. Wade is a Certified Building Contractor and a Certified Roofing Contractor and is a Past President of the South East Chapter, which serves Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.


Andy Huber

A. L. Huber Construction, Inc.

Phone: 913-341-4880

Fax: 913-341-1940


Andy Huber is an estimator and project manager with A.L. Huber, Inc, a general contractor and VP Buildings dealer in Kansas City. As a fourth generation Huber, Andy continues A.L. Huber’s tradition of quality, integrity and service.


Michael Reynolds

Systems Contractors, Inc.

Phone: 303-287-1331

Fax: 303-227-0920



Wesley Young

NCI Building Systems

Phone: 713-201-4816


Wes Young has over 20 years of experience in construction and metal buildings.  He is presently the Director of Product Training and Development for NCI Building Systems.  A graduate of Central Missouri State University, he has degrees in both Industrial Design and Drafting Technology.   He is committed to the training aspect of our industry and enjoys helping folks learn the details and the trade.  Equally as important, Wes is always looking for ways to make metal buildings products more installer friendly.

Quality & Craftsmanship DVD Series (click image)
Quality & Craftsmanship DVD Series (click image)

Produced by the Metal Buildings Institute and Global Digital Solutions, MBCEA is offering a twelve DVD training program series. These programs were created by Erectors for people involved in the construction of metal buildings. The training series has instruction in both English and Spanish.