J. Barry Hennings, P.E. LEED AP BD + C
President & CEO
Barry Hennings joined Omega Construction, Inc. in March 2012 and was named its President in August 2012. Under Barry’s leadership, Omega Construction has grown into one of the top private General Contractors in North Carolina focusing on the Industrial, Hospitality, Retail, Commercial and Design/Build markets. Barry has bottom line responsibility and accountability for the Corporation which includes dozens of projects in multiple southeastern states. Prior to joining Omega, Barry worked for John S. Clark, LLC in Mt. Airy, NC as President/CEO since January 2010. Prior to 2010, he was Executive Vice President of the Mt. Airy office of John S. Clark for 10 years, Vice President, Operations for 4 years and Project Manager for 12 years.
Barry graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has also completed the Executive Education Advanced Management Program at The Fuqua School of Business of Duke University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a licensed Building Contractor in multiple States. Having recognized the importance of sustainability in construction, he obtained his LEED accreditation in 2009 and is designated a LEED BD +C Accredited Professional. Barry is also involved in many civic and charitable organizations as well as youth athletics.
In addition to his extensive experience in industrial, warehouse, distribution and retail projects, Barry is responsible for assembling the current staff that has been an instrumental part of Omega’s success. In addition, Barry is responsible for the corporate management policies and procedures including the selection, implementation and training for the project management and estimating software programs in use by Omega. Barry brings the best practices learned over the past 36 years of construction experience to Omega Construction along with a loyal and dedicated staff.