BRS :: Staff
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BRS History

BRS Staff

BRS Achievements


Leo.jpgLeo Neyer: Owner and president of BRS entered the metal building industry in 1958 and has held various positions with major metal building manufacturers over the years. Although he is an entrepreneur at heart, he has extensive experience in direct and dealer sales, dealer and project management, sales management, product development and marketing. Leo is listed as the inventor on eight US patents pertaining to standing seam roof systems. With 50 years of industry experience, he is uniquely qualified to assess and understand the needs of his customers as well as his employees. He built this company based on his personal beliefs by creating an atmosphere where employees enjoy coming to work.  Through hard work and a long life dream, Leo has excelled in the metal roofing industry. When not at the office, he spends his time with wife, Janet. They reside outside of Edmond, Oklahoma. Together they stay busy with family and taking trips in their RV. Leo is also a HAM radio operator and enjoys building and tweaking all of his equipment.

Trey.jpgTrey Herren: Vice President has been with BRS since 2007. Trey is an industry veteran of 25 years. He first worked for Star Building Systems and was a member of the Oklahoma National Guard for seven years. Originally from Norman, Oklahoma, he graduated from the Moore-Norman Technology Center.  He is a member of Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and serves on the committee for Insurance & Fire Related Matters. Trey displays great organization and leadership skills. He assists BRS customers with technical questions concerning applications, design and testing. He niche is working with AutoCAD and drawing and designing new products. Trey and his wife Mary, reside in Newcastle, Okla. On weekends you will find Trey either on the golf course or hunting.

Richard.jpgRichard G Starks, Jr PE: Licensed Professional Engineer with 15 years of experience in the metal building industry. Richard is originally from Savannah, Georgia. He moved to Oklahoma and worked his way through school earning a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in structures from the University of Oklahoma. He spent 10 years with Star Building Systems as a Sales Engineer and a Product Development Engineer.  He is a member of Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) where he serves on the technical and energy committees, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Oklahoma Structural Engineer’s Association (OSEA). Richard brings a lot of industry knowledge and creativity to our company that will translate into high quality and innovative products. He is also responsible for product testing, certification and forensic analysis. When Richard is not at BRS, he likes to hunt and fish.  He is married to his wife, Lanina and has two grown boys and a grandson.

April.jpgApril Yarholar: Director of Sales and Licensee Support, she has worked her way up the corporate ladder with BRS. She started working as a receptionist back in 2005 while still in college. April was then promoted to inside sales service then to sales representative. She proved her commitment to the company when she was announced Director of Sales in 2012. April has been successful in developing relationships with current customers and introducing potential customers to the high-quality products and services that are offered to the metal construction industry. Her passion and drive allows customers to get the best sales and service experience possible. She is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where she earned a degree in psychology.  April and her husband Doug, along with their daughters Audra and Addey live in Edmond, Oklahoma. They are big sports fans and enjoy spending time with their families. April also likes to scrapbook, workout and shop.

Cj.jpgCJ Price: Administrative Assistant has been with the company from the beginning in 1998. She has overall 15 years of experience handling the company’s finances, billing and payroll.  Prior to this, CJ was a manager for Insurance Temporary Services of Oklahoma City. She now manages all the accounts receivables and payables. Her loyalty and eye for detail has made her an outstanding employee and a great addition to the BPD team, providing superb service to all of our customers. Away from the office Cj and her husband, Bob like to travel and garden together. They reside in Edmond, Oklahoma. In CJ’s free time she enjoys crocheting and reading books.