Buddy founded Buddy Webb & Company in 1996 and has over 28 years experience with commercial and residential architectural design. Buddy is the President and Managing Principal of the firm. He is registered in 48 states and has primary responsibility for quality control and establishing design criteria.
Buddy Webb, AIA, CSI, NCARB
Stephen joined BWCO in April 2005 and moved into the role of Project Manager very quickly. He is licensed in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Puerto Rico. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, he serves as a Project Architect on a variety of commercial and residential projects and provides project oversight and mentorship to our Architects in Training.
Stephen Bent, CSI, NCARB
VICE PRESIDENT - PARTNER
Buddy Webb & Company was founded in Springfield, Missouri in 1996. From the beginning, we have been committed to creating exceptional design solutions for both commercial and residential clients. We believe in addressing the human need and environmental factors present in every project while providing value for the client.
Rachel has significant experience working with prototypical design projects for corporate retail clients. She is proficient in various drafting and design programs that enable her to create construction documents, color renderings and 3D building models to aid in the client’s understanding of the project as a whole. Rachel is currently licensed in the State of Missouri. She is a member of the local chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), as well as an Alumni member of Kappa Delta Sorority.
Rachel Vering, AIA, CSI, NCARB
Andrew has been in the architectural profession for over 30 years. From 1989 to 1991 he was an Architect in Training at Esterly, Schneider & Associates. From 1991 to 2018 he was employed by Marshall-Waters-Woody Associates (MWWA), in Springfield, Missouri. He began his time at MWWA as an Architect in Training and after becoming registered in 1993 he served as a Project Architect until leaving in February of 2018. In March of 2018 he Joined Buddy Webb & Company as a Project Architect and is currently serving in that position.
Andrew Peters, AIA, CSI, NCARB
Jeffrey brings over 20 years of experience in design and project management to the BWCO team. His work at previous firms consists of a wide variety of experience including design and oversight of projects in education, office, warehouse, and religious facilities. He is comfortable with all phases of the design and construction process and has successfully led many projects from initial concept through construction. He has extensive knowledge of international codes, and can effectively research and navigate municipal ordinance and review requirements. He is LEED BD + C accredited and readily applies those goals and concepts to all projects.
Jeffrey Engel, AIA, LEED BD+C
Robert has over 14 years of hands-on experience within the construction industry ranging from in-field construction to project estimating for several large firms throughout the Midwest. In 2010 he graduated from Drury University with a BA in Architecture, then in 2011 graduated from Missouri State University with a BA in Construction Management. Robert is well versed in creating high quality designs from general retail to residential/ multi-family.
Robert Deal, LEED AP
Kuleya graduated from Drury University in 2011, where she earned Bachelor degrees in Architecture and Art History. She also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Kaplan University in 2013. She has served as both a full-time volunteer and an Executive Director with Rebuilding Together – St. Louis, where she assessed, managed and/or completed repairs for over 100 homes. She has also managed 3 community green space design-build projects in the St. Louis Metro area over the past 5 years and continues to act as a consultant. In 2016 she joined Buddy Webb & Company as an Associate, where she is working towards finishing NCARB’s AXP program to obtain her professional license.
"The personal attention by Buddy Webb & Company throughout the development of each of our projects ensures a complete, detailed, and thorough product to the owner. The professionalism and commitment that has been given to our agency is second to none."
-State of Missouri Construction & Facilities Management Office
"Buddy Webb & Company would be an asset for any City to work with. They take pride in their work and work hard for their clients."
-City of Pierce City, Missouri
Prior to joining BWCO, Christopher worked as an Architectural Designer and Project Manager for firms in Miami, Chicago, and Springfield. He has a great deal of experience working directly with clients and managing projects from concept development through construction completion. In addition to his Masters in Architecture, Christopher also has a second Master's Degree in I.T. Network Security and a Bachelors in Architectural Studies. He is an avid runner and has completed the Chicago marathon. He also volunteers for "Speak Up" - an organization that provides suicide prevention and support for teens with mental illness.
Melanie is the warm voice and welcoming smile that greets you at our front door. She assists in project coordination and helps keep BWCO operations running smoothly. Melanie enjoys volunteering at Ozarks Food Harvest, along with other charitable endeavors. She's a valuable asset to the BWCO team.
Our architects are currently licensed in the following states:
Emily completed her Master's Degree at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas with a Minor in French. She is an active AIA Diversity and Recruitment Committee member. Emily also runs YAF ARE Success Teams to help further architectural licensure in Springfield. She is proficient in hand sketching, rendering, 3D and digital animation. Her varied background enhances her project manager role with BWCO.
Ashton completed his Master's Degree at Drury University with a Minor in Spanish where he also served as an A+ student tutor and a Spanish tutor for elementary children. His past work experience includes internships with a residential design firm and an interior design firm. Ashton is proficient in a variety of software programs, including Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp, Adobe, and Microsoft. He has proven to be a stellar addition to the BWCO team.
Mark earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration from Drury University and started his career in banking, where he worked as both a lender and an operations manager. He then shifted gears to study land surveying, obtaining his license in 2005. In 2017, he joined BWCO as our Business Manager. Mark also manages and operates his family angus cattle farm.
Our strength is personal service…our inspiration is having happy, satisfied clients. Our team members believe in blending the needs of the client with creative design and conscientious attention to environmental stewardship.