Mr. Given attended the University of Dayton and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1979. After graduating, Mr. Given joined Ferguson Construction Company as an Estimator/Project Manager.
Mr. Given also served as Executive Vice President and Operations Manager before becoming President of Ferguson Construction Company in 2001.
During his 17 years as President direct reports included: Corporate Operations, Corporate Finance, Manager of Northern Business Development, General Manager of Dayton Office, General Manager of Indiana Office, General Manager of Columbus Office, Manager of Human Resources, Chief Estimator, and Manager of Corporate Safety.
In June of 2018 Mr. Given named a new President of Ferguson Construction Co. This is the beginning of new succession plan as Mr. Given took on the responsibilities of CEO and Board of Directors Chairman. He currently has overall corporate oversight and focuses on long term strategic planning. The current President and CFO report directly to Mr. Given. Ferguson will be celebrating 100 years in business in June of 2020.
Mr. Given is very active in the community and currently serves on many boards including:
- Advisory Board for U.S. Bank (Regional)
- Board Chairman - Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership - Shelby County Board Chairman - Sidney-Shelby Workforce Partnership
- Board Member- Associated Builders & Contractors (Ohio Valley Chapter) Wilson Health Hospital- Investment Committee
- YMCA - Foundation Committee