Team

Donny Weber

Owner

Donny is a registered architect and graduate of the University of Kentucky bringing over 30 years of design, build and fabricating experience to Weber Group. As firm principal and co-founder, Mr. Weber infuses his knowledge in conventional design as well as “experiential” environments.

Donny’s projects include but aren’t limited to: outdoor and indoor waterparks, amusement parks, museums and hotels. He served as Principal Architect and Project Manager for hundreds of projects throughout the U.S. and abroad. His portfolio includes award-winning hotel and waterpark facilities in Texas, Washington, Kentucky and Georgia plus theme park projects across the U.S.A.

Donny has received worldwide recognition for his ability to make architecture “entertaining and delightful” from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). He’s also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Donny is a frequent lecturer on how themed environments can enhance the guest experience and bring profitability and success to the establishment.

Adam McIntyre

Creative Director

As Creative Director and a licensed architect, Adam McIntyre leads a gold-star team of artists with a vast amount of experience. Under Adams leadership, he and his team direct a broad range of fabrication and installation techniques from CNC cutting, welding, sculpture, murals and innovative carpentry.

Adam’s recent accomplishments include leading the award-winning exhibit design of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center. This three-story facility of interactive exhibits focuses on all aspects of outdoor Michigan including underground, waterfall, forest, rock, bog, and includes multi-media and all types of hand-on interactives. Adam also leads all design initiatives for the Crayola Experience.

Adam has worked within many facets of the design process from storyboards and conceptual art to detailing and specifications for some of the industry’s most notable clients including Merlin Entertainments, Great Wolf Resorts, Nickelodeon, Lego, Paramount and Herschend Family Entertainment.

Jim Doiron

Director of Specialty Fabrication

Jim holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisville and had his first solo exhibition in Louisville in 1997. Jim has subsequently gone on to show regularly in cities from Detroit, Michigan to Dublin, Ireland. In 2000 he was awarded an internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy and invited to return the following year to work at the internationally renowned Venice Biennale Exhibition, American Pavilion. In 2004 he studied at the Chautauqua School of Art and returned the following year as an administrator.

He has held positions at several galleries and museums including the Speed Art Museum and the Kentucky Derby Museum, and the Filson Historical Society doing special exhibits construction and fabrication, mount making, curation and installation.

Jim’s professional background also includes 16 years of experience in residential and commercial construction and remodeling as a site supervisor and project manager on projects from small scale remodeling to large scale additions and new home construction. This combined artistic background, construction experience, and natural leadership abilities allows Jim to oversee the Weber Shop and manage production.

Dan Shehan

Director of Construction

Dan personifies the word ‘Build.’ His tenure includes over three decades at Weber Group and Dan remains a key figure in the company. His on-the-job experience in the fields of traditional construction, specialty fabrication and themed entertainment are highly respected within the industry.

Dan supervises our labor force of project managers working in both traditional construction and themed entertainment. He leads the charge with construction and fabrication estimates, develops project schedules to accommodate client timelines, assigns and directs project managers, manages client and company relations for each venture and personally oversees the successful completion of all projects with a gold standard of excellence and repeated client satisfaction.

Dan’s work can be found across the country and abroad in zoos, aquariums, museums, botanical gardens, family entertainment centers, resorts, waterparks and theme parks. His projects also include multi-family developments nationwide. With more than 30 years of experience in construction, specialty fabrication and themed entertainment, Weber Group, Inc. highly values the knowledge and experience Dan provides.

Max Weber

Project Manager

Max is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the 2nd generation of Weber’s at the firm. Max has been professionally involved with the company for over 10 years, rising from the ranks of front line staff to estimating assistant to on-site supervisor to project manager. His experience spans for traditional and specialty construction.

Project Highlights

H20 OBX Outdoor Waterpark
Design and build services for all food service, restroom and equipment buildings at the H20 OBX Waterpark in Outer Banks, NC.

Camelback Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
Design and build services for the original themed brand experience at Camelback Resort, Aquatopia – voted #1 Indoor Waterpark in the USA & one of the best resorts in the Poconos.

Sea World San Diego Explorers Reef
Design build services for the all rockwork, textured fiberglass coral shelf canopies with embedded audio visual components and theme painting.

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Design build services for the 4D Theater Façade with ticket building, new food service building and wave pool restroom building expansion in Zoombezi Bay.

Joe Argabrite

Director of Architecture

Joe is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a registered architect. His 30-year career spans a variety of industries including museum and exhibit design, commercial construction, amusement and waterparks, zoos, hotel and resort development, luxury and multi-family housing and revitalization of the urban core. His experience leading Metro Louisville’s Offi ce of Urban Design helped shape many significant Louisville developments.

Joe’s work has been recognized by the University of Kentucky, Louisville Historical League, Preservation Alliance for his work on the renovation of Union Station and the Commercial Renovation Preservation Award. Joe works on a variety of indoor and outdoor waterparks and provides master planning and architecturally branded environments. Joe is professionally affiliated with numerous associations including Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), American Association of Museums (AAM), and American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Paul Ohlin

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Paul serves as Weber Group’s current COO and CFO. He is responsible for the oversight of financial performance and day to day operations of the company. Paul provides years of experience in process and procedure improvement, and utilizes it to efficiently streamline and further enhance the operating performance of the company. With his financial expertise, Paul will help ensure Weber Group continues providing superior quality at the most competitive price for every client.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with bachelor degrees in both Finance and Management. Paul comes to Weber Group after a 25 years tenure in the financial services industry, serving as the CFO for various
securities brokers and dealers. Prior to his career in financial services, Paul served as Director of Front Office Operations for a major US hospitality company.

  • Richard Antczak Project Manager
  • Doug Bade Estimator
  • Ricky Berg Project Manager
  • David Bibelhauser Fabrication Supervisor
  • Chris Bingaman Business Development Manager
  • Laura Bland Office Manager
  • Billy Boyd Technical Design Manager
  • Gary Cruz Rockwork Artist
  • Sarah Daley Creative Designer
  • Megan Dawson Controller
  • Jeff Dormeier Superintendent
  • Coby Doucet Assistant Jobsite Supervisor
  • Alan Drees Shop Laborer
  • Sarah Drees Marketing Coordinator
  • Shawn Dunn Painter
  • Cory Elmore Artist/Installer
  • Van Evans CNC Director
  • Virgil Evans Superintendent
  • Joe Farley Project Manager
  • Roy Fierro Superintendent
  • Russ Fischer Senior Project Designer
  • John Ford Project Manager
  • Michael Ford Project Engineer
  • Chase Forrester Shop Manager
  • Stephanie Glaspie Accounts Payable
  • Chalres Hilpp Project Manager
  • Nick Holmes Creative Designer
  • Josh Huff Auto Paint Supervisor
  • Ryan Jones Creative Designer
  • Cody Lawson Carpentry/Installer
  • Charlene Lefebvre Project Accountant
  • Bruce Lerud Superintendent
  • Abraham Martinez Fiberglass
  • Gil Martinez Rockwork Superintendent
  • Ron Mattingly Fiberglass Supervisor
  • Megan McLeland Receptionist
  • David Metcalf Shop Project Manager
  • Caitlin Morton Artist/Installer
  • David Nofsinger Senior Project Design Manager
  • Dave Norris Artist/Installer
  • Bryan Ormsby Superintendent
  • Jason Pate Superintendent
  • Bob Pettit Project Manager
  • Juan Ramirez Rockwork Artist
  • Dave Rawdon Senior Project Manager
  • Ron Rickman Superintendent
  • Chris Rippy CNC Programmer/Operator
  • Tristan Rippy CNC Operator
  • Dan Ruduk Project Manager
  • Sam Sanders Project Manager
  • Troy Scott Superintendent
  • John Sieboldt Shop Office Assistant
  • David Smith Superintendent
  • Brad Stivers Artistic Supervisor
  • Pasty Szofer Accounts Payable
  • Tim Thierch Supervisor
  • Matt Thrasher Artist/Installer
  • Jesus Sanchez Trejo Fiberglass
  • Mike Vanhoose Project Manager
  • Daniel Wagner Carpentry/Installer
  • Sam Weber Project Development
  • Herb Williams Superintendent
  • Dave Wilson Carpentry Supervisor