MSI Construction’s senior leadership team has over 100 years combined experience in the building and civil construction industry. In addition, our project management team has another 100 years of combined experience in delivering quality projects of lasting value.
John V. Major
John attended Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis he began working as a Carpenter and Superintendent in 1977 at Major & Sons Construction, the company his father founded in 1957.
In 1994 John renamed the company MSI Construction and became the President after his father Irvin’s retirement. John has been involved with all aspects of the construction process and oversees all construction operations.
John is also active in the community, serving as Vermillion County Surveyor for 16 years from 1989-2004, Area Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals.
In 2022, John received the prestigious President’s Award by the Wabash Valley Contractors Association. The President’s Award is the highest honor within the association. John was recognized for his outstanding support and dedication to the construction industry, commitment to the trades, and support of the association. Past recipients of this award is a benchmark for future recipients. They are given a personal plaque to keep, and a large shovel traveling plaque that highlights all of the past recipients.
John Michael F. Major
John Michael’s grandfather, Irvin Michael Major, started the business, MSI Construction in 1957, and grew his business throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. John Michael’s father, John V. Major, was serving as president in 2010 when John Michael started working summers, a practice that continued until his graduation from Indiana State University 8 years later with a degree in Business and Construction Management.
John Michael began his career in earnest as a shop boy, eventually managing small projects, then presiding over all business operations in 2018. As Operations Manager, John Michael is ultimately responsible for all aspects of MSI’s business. Serving people has always been his focus and one of the major drivers of the company’s success.
John Michael currently serves on the Valley Professionals Community Health Center Board of Directors. He is a past board member of the Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority. John Michael also served on the Vermillion County Council from 2018 to 2020. Two months after graduating from Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business. While on the council, he sought out the Presidency of the Vermillion County Council at only 24 years old. He was elected President of the Council in January 2019. Being granted this remarkable opportunity made him the youngest President to ever sit on the Vermillion County Council. He did not let anyone hold him back, as he continued to undertake achievements and create opportunities for West Central Indiana. He is dedicated to strengthening our communities while providing training and opportunities for the next generation.
Irvin A. (Tony) Major
EXCUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/ SUPERINTENDENT
Tony is responsible for the management and oversight of the field operations and tradesmen. Tony began working as a Carpenter in 1982 at Major & Sons Construction, and has played a key role in many of MSI’s top projects. Tony has managed projects for Duke Energy, International Paper, National Gypsum, Elanco, Indiana State University and many more.