Our Story



Since 1969, companies throughout our region have trusted Briner to help turn visions into reality. In everything we do, we’re committed to quality, integrity and responsibility, which is why our clients have chosen to partner with us, again and again. 

Briner Building started with a specialization in agriculture, constructing commercial grain elevators, Butler® engineered grain bins and elevators and farm buildings. Today, we are a design/build general contractor that provides full-service construction management, specializing in design-build Butler® Building Systems. Our construction experience ranges from 5,000 sf buildings to over 500,000 sf industrial building systems in Northeast Indiana and Ohio, and we also offer building maintenance construction services and reroofing expertise.

With our talented and experienced team and vision-oriented clients, we’re dedicated to building success together, from daydream to ribbon cutting. We Build as One.

Our Mission

Briner Building helps our clients achieve their long-term goals by providing industry-leading construction services, with a commitment to quality, integrity, responsibility, community and partnership in all that we do.

Your Team

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Bryan Harshbarger
President/Partner
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Mike Swinford
Chairman/Partner
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Dave Dunwiddie
Project Superintendent/Partner
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Chris Elser
Vice President of Project Development/Partner
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Dave Anderson
VP - Construction Operations
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Sam Laws
Project Superintendent
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Cameron Green
Estimator/Project Manager
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Bryan Harshbarger
President/Partner

As Briner Building’s president, Bryan is responsible for the company’s daily operations and all of its moving parts.  Bryan is closely involved with all aspects of the Design, Build, Construction, and Development process for Briner.  Always in motion at work, Bryan also lends his multitasking proficiency to engaging in family activities and as a rugby referee.

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Mike Swinford
Chairman/Partner

Briner is known as a close-knit, family-oriented company that cares about customers and employees—this culture has been driven by Mike’s dedication to relationships.  Mike recently transitioned from the role of President and now serves as Chairman and focuses on community economic development initiatives.

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Dave Dunwiddie
Project Superintendent/Partner

Briner construction operations are the successes they are because of Dave’s leadership.  He’s responsible for managing all construction operations including Field employees, costs, schedules, materials, and equipment.   Dave began working for Briner while still a college student and has been instrumental in the company’s positive reputation and growth.

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Chris Elser
Vice President of Project Development/Partner

Bridging the gap from concept to reality, Chris is responsible for managing the design and build estimation and project management operations.  His appreciation for architecture and design is all-consuming and has led to a studious recognition and knowledge base on Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and legacy.

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Dave Anderson
VP - Construction Operations

Dave is known for his attention to detail and extensive construction experience. As a Project Superintendent for Briner, these facts are recognized and appreciated by customers and colleagues. Even though his job entails spending the majority of time outside, that’s where he also enjoys spending his free time. Rock climbing and outdoor family activities are on the off-duty list.

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Sam Laws
Project Superintendent

As Project Superintendent, Sam manages on-site daily operations, schedules, and project quality. He’s responsible for job site employees, subcontractors, materials, and equipment. A graduate of Purdue University, both of Sam’s children are currently attending his alma mater. 

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Cameron Green
Estimator/Project Manager

As with Bryan and Chris, Cameron is responsible for estimating and project management of prospective and active construction projects. When not calculating project scope and estimates for cost, hours, and other key elements, you’ll probably find him crafting furniture in his home woodworking studio.

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