Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association
Board of Directors.
Our Board of Directors consists of nine members each elected to 3-year terms. Divided into three classes, a new class is elected each year by the members of the SMA. One of the directors may be an associate member. The executive director is contracted by the board as an ex-officio (not elected) member of the board and serves without vote. The board elects the corporate officers annually. The directors meet regularly by teleconference and hold several face-to-face meetings each year.
Micah started in the stair industry in 2001 when he was hired in at Crown Stair. From shop production to administration, being involved in all parts of Crown Stair has given him good insight into growing a stair shop from the ground level up, as well as many of the ins and outs of growing a small business. As Crown Stair has grown, involvement in the SMA has proven to be invaluable in the improvements of process, production and overall stair and business knowledge. Micah hopes to be able to continue to share information, techniques and general knowledge with others through the SMA.
Andy has been employed by ECMD/Crown Heritage since April of 1995, where he has served in many functions including Customer Service, Purchasing, and Sales Management resulting in a passion for stairs and educating the industry. He wants to help the SMA continue to develop their
Education curriculum as well as promote the SMA to other organizations throughout the country. From Andy’s first involvement with the SMA, he has had the desire to get more involved with such an amazing group of wonderful and talented people.
Delon Shetler started building stairways in a small shop in 1993 and has worked in the stair industry as a stair builder, balustrade/rail installer, independent sales rep, and designer/draftsman. He is interested in helping the SMA and the stair industry continue to grow in a way that ensures safety and comfort to the consumer while allowing stairway design to be artistic and appealing. Delon was elected to his first term the board in 2015 and is co-owner of Heartland Stairways in Holmesville, OH.
Bob is a stairbuilder with 30 plus years in business specializing in high end stair systems that grace some of New England’s finest homes. His shop capacities include 3-axis and 5-axis CNC machines, Staircon software and a dedicated team of craftsman. King & Company has been a member of the SMA for around 11 years. In 2018, they had the privilege of hosting one of the SMA National Tour Workshops and
attended a second in New York. This involvement has opened Bob’s eyes to how much is to be gained by being an active member of the SMA and network with its members. Bob enjoys serving on the board and being a bigger part of this organization.
Chas Wiebe along with his lovely wife Robin are proud owners of Builders Stair
Supply, Inc., a Midwest company whose main emphasis is on sales and distribution of quality stair components. They are also stair builders and stair designers. Chas has been a proud member of the SMA since the early 1990’s and has previously served as
a board member several times. He has been active in membership drives, regional workshops, has served on the code committee and collaborates on the Visual Interpretation of The IRC Stair Building code. He helped with the SMA funded study which tested the handrail shape preferences of persons with different degrees of disability and has been the emcee in the annual SMA auction since its inception. He looks forward to continuing working with SMA members to advance our unique trade.
Director, Ed Com CoChair
Rusty began his career 39 years ago, out of high school. As owner of Parks And Sons Inc., his knowledge and expertise in the stair industry has broadened over the years. Rusty’s involvement as Co-chair of the SMA Educational Committee has deepened this
knowledge. Parks And Sons Inc. is a small successful company that focuses on high end projects and unique design elements. Rusty looks forward to expanding his stair building and design skills in the future.
Jonathan was born in a small farming town in Canada and moved to Las Vegas when he was 9 years old. His father started building stairs and rails shortly after moving to Las Vegas which meant he spent his weekends and evenings growing up working on stairs. In 2005, at the age of 22 and 23 Jonathan and his brother started JD Stairs. They now have 5 members of the Webster family working at the company and approximately 78 people total on their team. They are in their 14th year. Although they grew up in the carpentry world, shortly after starting the company they saw a great need to be able to do woodwork and metal work combined. They bought a welder and started selling metal stair rails in addition to their wood ones. Most of their rails now include some component from both worlds
along with a floating steel stairway. The SMA has been a great source of wisdom
and guidance for JD Stairs. Jonathan has always looked up to the members who dedicate their time to make the SMA a positive experience for all and he appreciates the opportunity to help other
Chris joined Florida Stairworks and Carpentry, LLC in 2012 and as a 2nd generation stair builder. He assists in many different facets of the company. Chris completed hisy Bachelor’s degree from the Southern Illinois University. Fort Myers Florida is home to Chris and his wife Heather and their three children, and he is the Cubmaster of our local Scout Pack.
As a SMA director, Chris hopes to shape the goals and direction of the organization. The SMA is a great resource for stair builders and Chris looks forward to continuing the growth of the organization while providing valuable resource to SMA members.
Dale brings 30 years of experience in the stair parts industry to the board. His
experience coupled with his vast knowledge of the stair industry will truly be an asset to the SMA. Dale believes that being “part of the Board will allow me the opportunity to give back to the members of this great organization. I am excited and looking forward to increasing our membership and promoting the features and benefits that the SMA has to offer. From stair design basics, install training to code compliance and regional workshops. The SMA has so much to offer to our members to increase their knowledge and enhance their abilities. The excitement of being able to continue the legacy of those previous board members who laid the foundation and has made the SMA what it is today, is an honor for me and one I look forward to stepping in to.”
Terra joined the Association in November of 2018, following a nine-year civilian career with the United States Air Force.
As Executive Director, Terra plays a vital role by administering the day to day operations of the Association at the direction of the Board of Directors. She is integral to providing communication to our members and the public. She is responsible for managing the SMA website and social media content as well as planning the various SMA events throughout the year.
|Current Board of Directors||Position||Term Expires|
|Andy Chatman||Vice President||2022|
|Rusty Parks||Director, Education Committee CoChair||2022|
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