Leadership runs in the family.

No matter the size or the scope, The Burt Group devotes an entire team to each project. We have both industry veterans and fresh faces on our staff, maintaining a progressive eye on innovation and efficiency.


Tommy Burt


Tommy founded the company with his former partner in 2002. After over a decade as Burt-Watts Industries, the company rebranded under the new name of The Burt Group in 2015. He has successfully managed over 16 million square feet of commercial interiors and other construction projects valued at approximately $1.5 billion.

Heather Merz

Chief Financial Officer

Heather Merz has led the financial strategies and human resource departments of The Burt Group since 2005. Her extensive understanding of construction finance has made her an industry leader and strategic executive within the organization.

Pre-Construction Team

Edwina Lashbrook

Vice President of Preconstruction

With over 25 years of experience, Edwina is considered to be one of the top commercial construction estimators in the industry. She serves as a key preconstruction expert helping clients to make strategic decisions related to their new space. Edwina joined The Burt Group in 2009.

Production Team

Billy Lashbrook

Vice President of Construction Services

Billy Lashbrook was The Burt Group’s first employee in 2002. Formerly the director of construction, Lashbrook has completed more than five million square feet of space and provides executive management for all field operations.

Joe O'Jibway

Vice President of Construction

Joe O’Jibway serves as the executive manager of all construction. With The Burt Group since 2008, he most recently served as executive project manager and led the completion of more than six million square feet of space.