Our Leadership Team

Patrick Barney


A 43-year veteran of the construction industry, Pat has worked on a variety of building projects and accumulated a multifaceted understanding of the industry. He brings a strong background to all projects in management systems, understanding of early project planning, pre-construction and design services, and successful construction delivery. His exceptional managerial strengths include an aptitude for maintaining tight project controls, an ability for successfully building positive client and partner relationships, and adeptness in reviewing projects from both the perspective of the field construction worker and the customer. Pat has distinguished the company’s portfolio-especially those in electrical substations-with a long list of successes, including national awards for project excellence and safety.

As President of the company, Pat is responsible for the overall direction and vision of the company and ensuring each employee is fueled by a strong commitment to the company’s core values and exceeding client expectations. Pat is responsible for the oversight of the estimating process for all projects bid and awarded. He has established the company’s standard procedures, methods, and processes for estimating and training estimating resources in the use of the same.

In 2018, Pat was elected to the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame at Ferris State University In recognition of his many accomplishments and contributions to the construction industry.

Josh Barney

Vice President

Josh Barney is the Vice President and General Counsel at J.J. Barney Construction, Inc. He is responsible for setting the overall direction for the company, overseeing the company’s business operations, and all of the company’s legal matters.

Before joining the family business, Josh practiced law in Chicago, specializing in construction law and commercial litigation. He has represented individuals and corporations in matters through all phases of litigation, including trials in state and federal court. Josh frequently lectures at seminars for construction, legal, and business personnel and has been published in numerous legal, business, and academic publications.

Josh serves as a member of the board of directors for the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM); the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL); the Boy Scouts of America – Building Connections Networking Event; and the Dildilian Foundation for the Building Trades.

In 2020, Josh was selected as one of Oakland County’s “Elite 40 Under 40,” an annual list honoring passionate and talented leaders in a variety of fields that are committed to their professions and improving their communities. In 2016 and 2017, he was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, a peer-review publication that selects the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state based on excellence and peer recognition.

Dave Phillips

General Manager

Starting in 1993, Dave has been working alongside Pat Barney his entire professional career. He oversees the company’s construction schedules, ensuring that all projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality available in the industry. A team player, Dave has an excellent track record of strong working relationships with owners, general contractors, suppliers, and subcontractors, resulting in successful construction projects.

Eric Steck

Direct of Building Trades Construction

With over 40 years of construction experience, Eric has worked in every facet of concrete construction, from estimating to construction to management. He is involved with all major company decisions. Eric is an expert in higher education, multi-use buildings, healthcare, commercial, and industrial markets. He brings a solution-driven and collaborative-based customer relations delivery approach to ensure successful projects. His focus on seeking new business opportunities for our growing company has led J.J. Barney Construction’s expansion throughout the United States. Under his leadership, JJB has significantly broadened its scope of work while focusing on remote, difficult, and unique projects.

Eric is a member of a former Chairman of the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) and currently serves on its Government Affairs Committee and Labor Relations Committee. He is also a former Associate Director of the American Concrete Institute and the Association of Concrete Contractors of Michigan.

Pamela Daniels-Valentine

Chief Financial Officer/Controller

Pam’s responsibilities include financial reporting, income tax planning and reporting, audit procedures, cost analysis, cash flow forecasting, and researching various state and federal requirements related to labor and tax issues. She also coordinates with various financial institutions to ensure that JJB’s financial and investment needs are met. Before joining JJB, Pam worked at Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, where she provided accounting services for several Fortune 500 corporations.