Chris Mikus is the Chief Executive Officer at Safeguard General Contracting with 12 years of experience within the building industry. Chris is a member of local, state and national Home Builder’s Associations where he has served on the board of Springfield Home Builder’s Association since 2014 and is currently the president for the 2018 year. Chris grew up in Springfield and attended Pleasant Plains High School and Lincoln Land Community College where he studied business management. Though he did not realize it at the time, Chris studied CAD in high school not realizing he would later use it to design future projects. After college Chris began working for a residential builder where he learned multiple parts of the trade. He gained experience in framing, roofing, and siding, trim carpentry and cabinet setting. As he longed to further his career in the trade he soon moved on to work for a bigger firm that designed and built both residential and commercial projects. Within a year he moved up the ladder from a draftsman/estimator to a project manager. Around this time the market shifted and work slowed, but his family was growing so he decided to try his fate with opening his own company. In 2010, Safeguard General Contracting was started. Chris resides in Buffalo with his wife Brandy and three children.