OUTSIDE SALES TEAM
LEFT TO RIGHT, JON BYRNES, STEVE MCNEW, MARK ASHCRAFT, DALTON ROBBINS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ANNIVERSARIES
In July, August, & September the July, August, & September will mark
following employees will be the anniversary dates of employment
celebrating their birthday! with our company for the following
Heather Dirksen July 3 July 21 years
Andy Westermann July 3 20 years
Daniel Dreiman July 7 Deb Dunn 16 years
Jonathan Gluff July 8 Todd Donovan 16 years
Scott Titzer July 16 Mike Adams 10 years
CORPORATE OFFICES Clete Yochum July 16 Craig Sims 4 years
Benny Crow July 18 Roger Abel 3 years
1422 E. Elkhorn Rd., Vincennes, IN David Clem July 21 David Smith 2 years
(812) 886-4412 Amber Bursott July 26 Sue Spainhoward 1 years
Dennis Wiedner July 31 Seth Ransom 1 years
Bernie Niehaus Brandon Davis 1 years
August Stuart Freeman
CEO Cory Linneweber
Butch Niehaus Sue Spainhoward Aug 5 August
Shannon Hopwood Aug 7
President Ken Doades Aug 8 Ken Doades 42 years
Ryan Hutchison Aug 9 Clete Yochum 37 years
David Niehaus Chuck Young Aug 11 Danny Harrington 30 years
Michael E. Jones Aug12 Ron Gaines 19 years
Vice President Gretchen Beaver Aug 15 Susan Sanders 19 years
Leonard Bolin Aug 16 Wayne Sullivan 19 years
Eric Niehaus Michael Vash Aug 17 Gary Chillingworth 18 years
Mark Holsapple Aug 18 Scott Klein 11 years
Vice President Trey Hunt Aug 18
Butch Tolliver Aug 20 Chuck Young 10 years
Robert Waggoner Aug 21
Rob Bennett Aug 24 Adam Cliver 5 years
Curtis Smith Aug 25
Doug Cooley Aug 30 Tracy Estabrook 4 years
Justin Hamilton Aug 30
Ben Wagler Aug 30 Derek Ponton 4 years
Mike Worland Aug 30
RETAIL RETAIL Tim South 2 year
Jake Steinkuhl 2 year
Andrew Becher 1 year
Dalton Robbins 1 year
EVANSVILLE VINCENNES David Smith Sept 4 Doug Mikiska 25 years
ROBINSON ST. LOUIS Amy Gaultney Sept 12 Dick Woodward 11 years
TERRE HAUTE Bryan Meldrum Sept 14 Benny Hutchinson 8 years
VINCENNES FABRICATING Stephanie Ash Sept 19 Eric Feagley 6 years
Kaitlyn Schneider Sept 24 Susan Leonard 5 years
WHOLESALE Wayne Sullivan Sept 27 Jason Thompson 4 years
Kasey Like Sept 28 Curtis Smith 2 year
Josh Wilson 2 year
NEW EMPLOYEES Sandy Bernatowicz 1 year
Dylan Young 1 year
We want to welcome the following Our Sympathy To
VINCENNES Dalton Vories Karran
VINCENNES VINCENNES David Clem WBM Vincennes John Mansfield
ST. LOUIS VINCENNES Holly Dorsey WBM St. Louis
Adam George Niehaus Vincennes on the recent loss of his Fiance
Kevin Raney WBM Vincennes John is employed at Niehaus Lumber.
Austin Winters WBM Vincennes
Brittany Ramsay WBM Vincennes Don Pea
Aaron Malott Niehaus Vincennes
Lawrence McKeigue Niehaus Terre Haute on the recent loss of his Mother
Dani Hunckler Niehaus Vincennes Don is employed at WBM Vincennes.
Ben Wagler Karran
on the recent loss of his Brother
Roger is employed at WBM Vincennes.
Nyal Shields WBM Vincennes
Heather Dirksen WBM St. Louis
Jacob Parks WBM Vincennes
Kyle Wright WBM Vincennes
Blake Archibold Karran
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Red Skelton Museum
I n 2008, an annex was connected to the Red Skelton Performing Arts
Center. Jim McCormick funded the building and Dr. Phillip Summers
spearheaded the drive to complete a fantastic museum in this space to
honor and showcase our Vincennes native, Red Skelton. A campaign to finish the
interior was successful due in large part to the hard work of John Bobe. A Lilly
Endowment Grant of just over one million dollars completed the capital campaign
and work on the museum design began with enlisting the services of Steve
Feldman Designs, a museum design firm based in Washington, DC.
Last March, Lothian Skelton, Red’s widow, and her good friend, Catherine
Mares, visited Vincennes to check out the progress of the museum. A dinner
was held in her honor, and she praised all who helped to make this dream of a
museum a reality. Mrs. Skelton stated, “Red always wanted to have a theater in
his hometown. It is very fitting that Red’s boyhood home is right across the street from the museum and the Red
Skelton Performing Arts Center.” Over the years, Lothian has donated a collection of Red’s artifacts, manuscripts,
costumes and many of his original works of art, valued at well over five million dollars. All of these things enabled
us to create a fantastic museum to showcase Red’s life.
The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy truly embodies Red’s spirit and has been a tribute to his
legacy of laughter over the past four years, since it opened in July of 2013 on the 100th anniversary of Red’s birth.
This museum traces Red’s life and career from his roots in Vincennes, through his days in vaudeville, radio, feature
films and his twenty year television career. A variety of interactive exhibits allow the visitor to immerse himself in
the “Red experience” by pantomiming along with Red on a green screen, entering sound effects into a radio show,
or using virtual make-up to create a clown face. Red’s patriotism and compassion for others also is showcased
in the Shriners exhibit and the special exhibit dedicated to his famous recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The
museum experience begins with an excellent film about Red’s life in the small,
32 seat theater within the museum that
has been named in honor of Dr. Phil
Summers. Also, the REDucation
room was recently completed at the
rear of the museum. This 600 Sq. ft.
space is fully equipped with an LED
projector, computer, sound system,
tables and chairs. It had been a great
addition for the museum to host meetings, lectures, birthday parties or small receptions.
The future of the Red Skelton Museum is bright. We have a very active board and just initiated an
endowment fund which will help insure the future of the museum. Also, by being connected to Vincennes
University’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, we are not simply a stand-alone museum.
You can help the museum in many ways. You can become a member and enjoy the many benefits such
as free admission and museum store discounts. You also may choose to volunteer at the museum either in the
archives, with special events or helping with group tours. Our next big event is our Red Skelton Festival which will
be held on Saturday, July 15th. Hope to see you there!
Bernie was past President of the museum and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Celebrating 84 Years!
Door / Windows Center
Left - Right
Phil Wherman - Assistant Manager
Doug Mikiska - General Manager
Yard Crew / Drivers
Left - Right
Jamie Shade - Yard Man
Gannon Stokes - Driver
Bryce Buchanan - Driver
Adam George (Not pictured)
Left - Right
Keith Fox - Contractor Ser vice
Danny Harrington - Operation Manager
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Inspire Design Center
Left - Right
Sandra Bernatowicz - Interior Designer
Shannon Hopwood - Paint Specialist
Jodi Smith - Interior Designer
Aaron Malott - Paint & Floor Manager
Kathy McCreary - Interior Designer
Left - Right
Kenny Doades - Customer Service
Sue Fox - Customer Ser vice
Installed Sales Professionals
Left - Right
Traci Boyd - ISP General Manager
Jacob Parks - Installer
David Clem - Installer
Austin Winters - Installer
Justin Hamilton - Installer
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The Niehaus family scholarship was awarded to
Drew Nelson and Jacob Koberstein. Drew is a
first year student in the Construction Technology
Program at Vincennes University in Vincennes,
Indiana. Drew is from Birdseye, Indiana, and was
home schooled. Jacob is a first year student in the
Building Material Marketing program at Vincennes
University in Vincennes, Indiana. Jacob is from
Princeton, Indiana, and went to Princeton High School.
The V.U. Construction Technology program faculty
and everyone here at Niehaus Companies, Inc. are
extremely proud of Drew and Jacob and wish them
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This & That
I’d noticed that my 60-year-old father seemed to be losing his hearing, so I mentioned it to my mother.
“Things haven’t changed that much,” she said. “Only difference is, before, he didn’t listen. Now, he can’t.”
Love and Learning
Overhead at my garden-club meeting: “I never knew what compost was until I met my husband.”
After finishing our Chineese food, my husband and I cracked open our fortune cookies. Mine read, “Be quiet
for a little while.” His read, “Talk while you have a chance.”
Might Be The Wine Talking...
A couple are sitting in their living room, sipping wine. Out of the blue, the wife says, “I love you.”
“Is that you or the wine talking?” asks the husband. “It’s me,” says the wife. “Talking to the wine.”
Will You Still Love Me?
Ah, marriage. I was standing in front of the bathroom mirror one evening admiring my reflection, when I posed
this question to my wife of 30 years: “Will you still love me when I’m old, fat, and balding?” She answered, “I do.”
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Jodi Smith EMPLOYEES IN PROFILE
Jodi is an interior designer at Niehaus Lumber in Vincennes. She has been with Niehaus
Lumber for about 2 and half years now. Before coming to Niehaus, Jodi owned her own
interior designing company and was a 2020 software trainer.
Jodi was born and raised here in Vincennes, Indiana. She went to Louisiana State University
and received a Bachelor of Interior Design. Jodi has received her NCIDQ certification.
Vincennes, IN Jodi has two kid’s a son Jackson 18 years old, and a daughter Gracie 17 years old. She
has two dogs, Trigger is a chihahua and Saddles is a rat terrier. When she’s not working, she enjoys riding her bike, walks at
Foxridge, and spending time with Kenny and friends. Soon she will be traveling to Portland, OR, to see her son while he attends
school there. She also enjoys watching her daughter, Gracie, play golf.
Michael Gormley Michael is known as “Mick” around the WBM company. He is the warehouse manager at
Vincennes, IN WBM Vincennes. He has been with WBM for 17 years. Before coming to WBM, he used to
drive tour buses in England.
Michael was born and raised in CO. Dublin Ireland and attended Cabinteely College.
When Michael is not at work he enjoys playing golf & throwing darts.
Linda works at the Niehaus Lumber in Robinson, IL. She works in the flooring department
there. She has been with Niehaus Lumber for 2 years now. Before coming to Niehaus, she
and her husband owned a flooring company for about 30 years.
Robinson, IL She grew up and was raised on a farm in Indiana. She has been married to her husband
Brad, for 47 years, and they have 2 daughters (Linde and Mary), 4 grandchildren, and 1 great
When Linda is not working she enjoys teaching sunday school and Awana.
Jean is a sales assistant and interior designer at the WBM St. Louis location. She has been
with the company a little over a year. She has been designing kitchens and baths with
various companies since 2004.
St. Louis Jean was born and raised in Cape Girardeau, MO. A small town in southern Missouri. Jean
earned her Interior Design Degree / Architecture Minor from South East Missouri State
She likes to travel outside of the states, and has visited Spain, France, England, Scotland, Germany, Egypt, the Caribbean and
She has a 7 year old son “that makes her smile everyday,” she said. When she is not working she likes to paint, draw, and
outdoor activities such as, biking, hiking, and swimming.
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