Our Team

Our people are what make us great.

Our Leadership

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    David Payne

    Chief Executive Officer

    As an entrepreneur and electrical engineer, David energizes a customer-focused dedication to continuously develop new approaches to problem solving. He instills a fearless approach to projects by giving employees the tools they need to meet customer expectations with innovative engineering solutions and superior project management. David’s leadership in growing PayneCrest into a nationally recognized, award-winning electrical contractor earned him honors as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.


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    Ryan Freeman


    With nearly 20 years of experience in construction management and executive leadership Ryan is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of PayneCrest’s clients. Ryan was previously recognized as a “40 under 40” young executive by the national publication Building Design + Construction in the St.Louis Business Journal. His collaborative approach will allow PayneCrest to continue to be the best choice for the toughest, most complex projects.

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    Julie Kluesner

    Vice President of Finance