Our faculty

The Enzweiler Building Institute is staffed by awesome instructors who are all licensed, certified, and/or seasoned professionals in their field. Like our students, our instructors work full-time at their craft. This enables them to relate and communicate with our students about real workplace issues while teaching the content needed for success in the field.

Carpentry Program Instructors

Butch Lenarsich

Messer Construction (Retired), High School Introduction to the Skilled Trades

Butch worked at Messer Construction for 47 years prior to his retirement in December 2020. He began as a laborer and worked up to a district supervisor. Over the years, he was involved in the construction of many of the most iconic buildings in Greater Cincinnati. In addition to teaching, he now keeps busy with his rental properties, hiking, and woodworking, and is currently learning how to play the guitar.

Brandon Lewis

Radial Construction, Carpentry 1

Brandon is a graduate of the carpentry program at EBI and is in his first year as the lead teacher for the carpentry program. He is a supervisor for Radial Construction.

Tim Wilmot

Trade 31 (Retired), Carpentry 2 instructor

Tim Wilmot brings 40+ years of carpentry, supervisory and teaching experience to his position as the instructor of Carpentry 2. He recently retired from Trade 31, the craft division of HGC Construction. He formerly operated a construction company and has built many homes and buildings through the Greater Cincinnati area. He now teaches full time. 

Electric Program Instructors

Lee Wilson, Jr.

E-Corp Electric, Electric 1

Lee (Junior) is an Enzweiler graduate and in his second year as an instructor in the program. Lee works in his family’s electrical contracting firm, E-Corp, where he enjoys supervising the newer electric helpers. He is a master electrician. 

Connor Brown

EGC Construction, Electric 2

Connor is an Enzweiler graduate and a master electrician in the state of Kentucky. He owns his own firm called Brown Bear USA.  He is excited to begin his first year of teaching at Enzweiler. 

Geof Ball

Sanitation District 1, Electric 4

Geof is the Eastern Region Plant Administrator for Sanitation District 1 (SD1) in Northern Kentucky. He moved to SD1 as an electrician in 2016 after spending 16 years as an electrician at ARC Electric. Geof has taught in the EBI Electric Program for many years. He is a master electrician in the state of Kentucky.

Edgar McClanahan

KW Mechanical, electric 3

Edgar started his teaching career in the Electric 1 classroom and now teaches Electric 3. He is committed to helping the next generation of electricians transition into the career field he has known and loved for more than 25 years. He has been an electric foreman for many years with a variety of companies and holds a masters electrician license in Kentucky. 

Facilities Maintenance & Remodeling Instructor

Gary Whittle

BRG Apartments

Gary graduated from the carpentry program at EBI in 2014 and has been working in the field of facilities maintenance for his entire career. His currently leads the construction service, maintenance, and remodeling team for BRG Apartments. Gary teaches a variety of courses related to maintenance through the National Apartment Association, where he holds the CAMT certification in maintenance.  

HVAC Program Instructor

Dennis Janson

KLH Engineers, HVAc

Dennis began his career as an HVAC installer at Tom Rechtin Heating and moved up to a division manager over his 32 year career there. He also worked as a controls engineer at the Habegger Corporation before taking his current position as commission agent at KLH Engineers. He is a frequent trainer in the HVAC industry.

Masonry Program Instructors

Ralph Risch

True masonry

Ralph is a graduate of the Masonry Program at EBI currently working as a crew supervisor/mason at True Masonry. He has also worked for Krallman Masonry,  Ollier Masonry and owned his own masonry company. He holds an associate degree in business administration from Northern Kentucky University. 

Plumbing Program Instructor

Donald Hoskins

Maximum Plumbing, Plumbing 1

Donald Hoskins is the CEO/Owner of Maximum Plumbing, which specializes in residential and light-commercial service plumbing. He previously worked at Arlinghaus Plumbing and HVAC, Apollo, and HELP Plumbing and HVAC. He is licensed in Kentucky, and a graduate of ITT Technical Institute with an associate degree in Business Administration. 

Welding Program Instructor

John Kahmann

R&D Fabworks, LLC

John completed the EBI welding program in 2022 and has been teaching ever since. He has a passion for the field and holds several certifications in welding.

Director of Professional Development

Vicki Berling

Building Industry association of nky

Vicki Berling is Director of Professional Development at the Building Industry Association of NKY (BIA-NKY). She came to the BIA-NKY in fall 2018 after spending 20+ years working with adult and online programs in education, first at Thomas More College (now University), then at Northern Kentucky University and more recently at Sullivan University. Dr. Berling earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Business Administration from Thomas More College. Her doctorate in higher education administration is from Indiana State University. If she’s not working, she’s likely at a Pure Barre class or golfing, albeit poorly. Ask about her grandchildren – please!

Contact Enzweiler Building Institute Today

Are you a skilled craftsman or licensed professional who would be interested in teaching? We are always looking for additional teaching resources and guest speakers in our classrooms. Contact Vicki Berling to discuss.