One of the hallmarks of a J.E. FOSTER BUILDING COMPANY project is personal service and contact. Regardless of the size or scope of your project, it will start with a member of our executive staff who will be your single source to provide estimating and project management throughout your entire construction process. Skill, Integrity and Responsibility – we strive to achieve those traits with every project.

President and founder Josh Foster takes a personal interest in every project, a philosophy shared by each member of the executive team.

J.E. FOSTER BUILDING COMPANY was established in 1997 as an S Corporation in the State of Missouri. We operate out of a 10,000sf facility located in Green Park, MO and have heated warehouse capabilities. As a Union General Contractor, we employ 20 to 30 tradesmen and self perform small concrete, rough/finish carpentry and general laborer duties. We are fully insured and bondable ($10 million single project, $20 million aggregate). We have been a member of the AGC of St. Louis since 1998 and have been awarded the General Contractor of the Year by the Midwest Council of the ASA six times in nine years.

Meet the Team

Executive Team

Joshua E. Foster


Josh was born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire. He graduated from the University of Miami in 1988 with a BS in Architectural Engineering. After college, he worked as a Project Engineer for a New Hampshire GC and then a national heavy industrial GC. In 1993, Josh joined St. Louis-based GC McCarthy as a Superintendent and Project Manager at Washington University. He started J.E. Foster Building Company in August of 1997.

Over the past 20+ years, Josh has grown J.E. Foster from a one-person operation to a powerful mid-size company that’s well-known and respected throughout St. Louis and the Midwest. Josh's goal has never been to be the largest GC but to always strive to be the best. He enjoys being close to the work and is personally familiar with every project that J.E. Foster completes. Josh was awarded the Best GC Employee by the Midwest Council of the ASA in 2007. He served a two-year term on the AGC of St. Louis’ Board of Directors from 2011-2012. Josh lives in Kirkwood, MO and is married with two children. Outside of work, he enjoys his family, skiing, and golfing.

Mark Hrdlicka

Vice President

Mark has lived and worked in the St. Louis area his entire career. He started out working for his father’s carpentry subcontracting company in 1981. By age 20, he was working for a local GC, bidding and managing his own projects. Mark joined J.E. Foster in 2004. He was looking for a young General Contracting business where he could have an impact on the company and its direction.

Mark prides himself on being able to see all perspectives of a construction project. He has experience bidding and managing many different types of projects—including schools, churches, retail, tenant finish, airports, and commercial swimming pools. Mark lives in Columbia, IL and is married with four daughters.

Donna Bradley-Jaeger


Donna has been employed with J.E. Foster since 2000. She handles all accounting functions, payroll, contract management, bid invitations, human resources, safety and insurance administration, and general office support. Born in St. Louis, Donna has been involved in the industry since 1986. “Having a father who worked in the construction industry is probably what drew me to this field,” she says.

Over the years, she has developed strong relationships with subcontractors and suppliers and lives by the motto, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Donna is the mother of two sons. She enjoys estate sales, home improvement projects, gardening, and reading.

Dan Harper

Senior Project Manager

Michelle Stephens

Administrative Assistant

Tisha Kelso

Asst Controller

Abbie Dannegger

Facility Service Coordinator

Chris Bradley

Warehouse – Yard Manager


Brad Thurston


Jamie Straughan


Clayton Augusta


Nick Baechle


Tim Besselman


Ewell Henson


Keith Travis


Scott Mueller


Jeff Myers


Dan Becker


Ivan Inman