Matt Hines Founder & CEO
Matt Hines is the founder and CEO of MRB Contractors. Mr. Hines is closely involved in all phases of the company’s growth from budgetary overview and financial forecasting, to sales and marketing. He has been instrumental in helping MRB become one of the state’s premier commercial roofing companies and has also helped the company build a national presence.
Since launching MRB Contractors in 2012, Mr. Hines has spent the last 2 years on the board of the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association. In addition to being on the board, Mr. Hines served as the 2016 President of the board, and recently finished his tenure as the 2017 Past President. In addition to the NTRCA Mr. Hines has been involved in a multitude of other professional organizations such as the Roofing Consultants Institute (RCI), Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT), the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA), as well as many others.
Mr. Hines attended TCU during the summer of 2002 on a full football scholarship, and was part of Gary Patterson’s first recruiting class. Due to a neck injury he left TCU, and attended The University of Texas at Arlington where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance. Mr. Hines also holds a Texas real estate license, and held a Texas insurance adjusters license.
Mr. Hines resides in Southlake, TX with his wife and three children. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling.
Casey Sneed Vice President
Casey Sneed is the Vice President for MRB Contractors, and its two subsidiaries. Mr. Sneed works directly with the company’s sales department, administrative staff, and executive personnel. He also deals directly with MRB’s largest clients to ensure that customer satisfaction is never compromised, and expectations are surpassed. In addition, Mr. Sneed is responsible for monthly sales quotas, and the overall financial health of the company.
Mr. Sneed’s background in construction began when he was a teenager working in the family concrete business. He continued to hone his skills by attending construction seminars, and blueprint reading courses. After working in construction during his early 20’s he went on to attend college at the University of North Texas where he studied business management. Shortly after, he took a Director position in the finance sector analyzing loans, and assessing credit risk.
During the latter part of 2012 Mr. Sneed saw there were vast opportunities at MRB, and decided to leave the finance industry and join forces with Mr. Hines. When Mr. Sneed initially started in 2012 the company was still in its inception phase and operated out of a single office. Since joining the company he has personally assisted in helping MRB grow into an enterprise that currently employs between 20-30 people, and operates a fleet of vehicles, and heavy equipment.
Mr. Sneed resides in McKinney, TX with his wife, and 2 daughters. He is a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church, and he enjoys, hunting, fishing, and golf in his free time.
Eric Walund Director of Operations
Eric Walund is the Director of Operations for MRB Contractors. He is responsible for the oversight of all large scale commercial and industrial projects to ensure production deadlines are met, and jobs are performed in a safe, time efficient manner. In addition, Mr. Walund works directly with MRB’s executive personnel, project managers and superintendents.
Mr. Walund’s career in construction dates back to 1992 when he first got his start working for a steel building erector. In 1994 he transitioned into the commercial painting and waterproofing industry where he spent nearly 5 years honing his skills in exterior waterproofing systems. In 1999 he branched into the commercial roofing industry where he was able to utilize his skills as a disciplined and well respected leader in the commercial roofing arena.
Shortly thereafter in 2001 he was offered a position as the operations manager for one of the most well-established roofing companies in the DFW. Mr. Walund’s commercial roofing experience includes directing and overseeing all phases of the roofing process. He has managed numerous multimillion dollar projects, and has overseen maintenance departments which service the largest commercial real estate firms in the country.
Mr. Walund is knowledgeable in all types of commercial roofing systems including: BUR, single-ply, foam, metal, composition and coatings. Mr. Walund is currently certified through NCI Building Systems and enjoys working hand-in-hand with manufacturers to create the best possible solutions and experience for the customer. Mr. Walund is an active leader in the roofing industry and has served on the board of the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) since 2012. He holds an RCAT license as a Roofing Company Manager, and is well respected amongst his peers.
Mr. Walund resides in Mansfield, TX and enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors and keeping fit.
Ben Scales Director of Business Development
Ben Scales is the Director of Business Development for MRB Contractors. Mr. Scales is responsible for the oversight and expansion of market share through the creation of long-term value for the organization. In this capacity Mr. Scales works directly with the executive staff to develop strategic marketing and sales plans while helping the sales staff meet objectives.
Mr. Scales began his career in the commercial roofing industry in 2003 and has held leadership roles for projects spanning from small privately held real estate properties to large scale government work for the City of San Diego, State of California, and Department of the Navy. Starting his career with one of San Diego’s oldest and largest roofing companies, Mr. Scales worked directly with property owners to develop roof specifications and solutions for their buildings. It was here that Mr. Scales honed his problem-solving skills and excelled at reducing complex construction procedures into easy to communicate everyday language that anyone could understand. Ben worked his way up through estimating re-roof projects to new construction work which included partnering with some of the largest builders in the US. By learning how to read blueprints, find value engineering opportunities, and bring Manufacturers to the table, Mr. Scales was able to raise new roof construction to a higher level of efficiency and profitability.
Having held a C-39 roofing license from the State of California and owning his own roofing company, Mr. Scales is uniquely qualified to have influence over many areas of corporate operations and excels in sales and marketing. Throughout his career, he has elevated the level of professionalism within each organization he has joined and continues to earn trust and respect from peers and clients.
If Mr. Scales is not on a roof, he can be found on his mountain bike riding one of the many trails around North Texas and planning the next epic trip to Colorado, Utah, or California.
Taylor Bird Chief Estimator
Taylor Bird is the Chief Estimator of MRB Contractors. Mr. Bird oversees all estimation and sales to ensure timely, accurate proposals. He deals directly with clients, general contractors, and MRB’s executive personnel to gather all pertinent information for each project.
Mr. Bird started his roofing career in 2011 selling residential reroofs. He Graduated Texas A&M University in 2016 with a master’s in economics. After graduation, Mr. Bird transitioned into new construction roof estimation.
After discovering MRB’s potential for growth, he decided to move to Irving and join the team. Mr. Bird became a member of the MRB in 2016 and has added value to the company by providing accurate estimations in a timely fashion. He also helps facilitate smooth operating procedures and planning.
Mr. Bird resides in Irving, TX and enjoys live music, fishing and vehicle restoration.
Ben Hornbeck Director of Maintenance
Ben Hornbeck began his construction career at an early age while helping run his father’s commercial excavating company in Michigan. There he gained strong skills in everything from reading plans to eventually operating equipment. When the time came to pursue other endeavors Mr. Hornbeck was hired by a large commercial plumbing company in the Detroit area. There he worked as an apprentice for 4 years in the commercial new construction division; specifically focusing on corporate accounts such as Wal-Mart and Detroit based hospitals. This experience helped to hone his skills, and allowed him the opportunity to manage corporate budgets and work flow processes.
During 2008 Mr. Hornbeck was hired on as a project manager for one of the world’s largest disaster relief companies, Belfor Restoration. During his tenure with Belfor Mr. Hornbeck was instrumental in assisting the company with reconstruction from damage caused by Hurricane Ike. During this time he was responsible for the oversight of projects ranging from $10,000,000-$20,000,000, and he was personally responsible for managing teams of 50-75 people.
Shortly afterwards Mr. Hornbeck had an opportunity to move to Texas to start a roofing company, where he was able to fully utilize all of his resources and knowledge he had gained over the past decade. While operating as President of his company he successfully grew the business to revenues in excess of
$3,000,000 per year. During this period he was able to show a proven track record with strong profits; this success led to an attractive buyout from a local competitor. Shortly after the successful sale of his company Mr. Hornbeck had learned of MRB and was interested in pursuing a career in the commercial
sector of roofing.
Mr. Hornbeck was hired on during 2017 and now serves as Director of Maintenance and handles all national accounts. Mr. Hornbeck and his wife reside in Fort Worth, and have one son. During his free he enjoys traveling and golfing.
Andrea Heckelsberg Office Manager
Andrea Heckelsberg is the Office Manager for MRB Contractors, and its two subsidiaries. Ms. Heckelsberg oversees all of the daily financial operations of the companies, and handles payroll reports, as well as workers comp, and tax filings. She also assists in the licensing requirements of various states, and numerous other administrative duties.
Ms. Heckelsberg has been with MRB since 2015 and has assisted in developing MRB’s infrastructure, and helping to streamline daily processes. She works directly with MRB’s accounting department, and sees that receivables are paid on time, and deadlines for payables are met.
Ms. Heckelsberg attended Oklahoma State University where she holds a Business Degree in Marketing. She is also from the DFW area, and attended Keller High School.