Seizing a life-long entrepreneurial spirit, the CEO for The MDC Group, Steve Schnadenberg, derives the most enjoyment from problem-solving for his clients. As a third generation contractor, Steve has spent his life in the construction field. He worked his first ten years as a contractor building residential properties and the latter twenty, in the commercial arena. Steve has constructed buildings of all types from retail to institutions, including government and airport projects. To continue to sharpen his skills, both personally and professionally, and keep a pulse on the ever-changing market, Steve is a current member of Vistage. Prior to Vistage, he spent ten years as a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
When Steve isn’t visiting job sites or fostering current/new business partnerships, you can find him putting to use his scuba diving certification or travel around the world. While stateside, he enjoys spending time with his wife, five children and especially his eight grandchildren.
Terence Watkinson, is a networker and that’s not surprising with his background. From the small town of Welkom, South Africa, his career path has been anything but linear. From Brew Master to pub manager in London to pulmonary researcher at IU Medicine, Terence has a global awareness of and affinity for people. Construction became a permanent professional endeavor over 17 years ago; his first few years in residential and the remainder in commercial. Terence holds a BS in Statistics from the University of Port Elizabeth, a BS in Business and Computer Technology, Project Management Certification and HR Certification from IUPUI. He is also OSHA 10 certified.
On his off-time, Terence is a chicken farmer, cross-country cyclist and avid scuba diver. His greatest enjoyment is spending with his family.
Shawn Collom, Director of Estimating at The MDC Group, started in construction at a very young age building post frame buildings with his grandfather, and later into the HVAC and plumbing trades all before attending college. Growing up with a knack for numbers, it was only natural for Shawn to turn to estimating for a local general contractor while attaining his bachelor’s degree. Shawn currently oversees and manages the company’s preconstruction and bidding operations. Whether the project is a detailed set of construction documents or conceptual idea drawn on a napkin at lunch, Shawn takes pride in understanding what our clients’ overall goal and assembling the absolute best available project team to reach those goals. Shawn graduated with honors from Indiana State University with a BS in Construction Management. His estimating background includes a diverse market mix of projects in healthcare, higher education, retail/mixed use, workplace and manufacturing/industrial. He holds general industry and OSHA 10 certifications.
Outside of work, Shawn is a devoted family man, small farmer and hot rod enthusiast. He enjoys spending his off time working on classic cars in his home shop and listening to his grandfather speak about the “good ole days”.