Wm. Brett Burgett, left; Wm. Bryce Burgett, right.

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

Kokosing, Inc., July 14 announced the selection of Wm. Brett Burgett and Wm. Bryce Burgett as co-CEOs. Wm. Brian Burgett moves from CEO to chairman of the board. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the ARTBA member firm’s primary business lines include heavy industrial, transportation, pipelines, water/wastewater treatment and marine work.

“Both Brett’s and Bryce’s careers started with shovels in their hands then progressed through management positions working diligently to learn each aspect of the business,” said Brian Burgett. “This partnership will leverage their years of experience and unique perspectives to lead Kokosing into the future, and continue our culture of trust, innovation and unparalleled customer service.”

Brian Burgett is the son of the late William “Bill” Boyd Burgett, who founded the company in 1951. Bill was a 2019 inductee into the ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation’s Hall of Fame. Brett is Brian’s son. Bryce is Brian’s nephew.

In addition to jointly leading Kokosing, Inc. with Bryce, Brett will oversee Kokosing Industrial, McGraw Kokosing and Corman Kokosing. Bryce will oversee Kokosing Construction, The Olen Corporation, Kokosing Materials, Inc. and Integrity Kokosing Pipeline Services.