David Rock, Chief Executive Officer

Dave_RockDave began his career with IHC in 1990 as General Superintendent for the Building and Structures construction. He assumed increasing responsibilities for estimating and company presence in the Utility market. In 2002 Dave assumed the role of President, where he possesses ultimate responsibility for all strategic and daily operational decisions for IHC’s diversified construction firm. Under Dave’s leadership, IHC has undergone substantial growth going from annual revenues of $20M to $200M. Dave fulfills an extensive range of executive responsibilities including monitoring of costs, quality control, scheduling, and deployment of IHC resources – both personnel and equipment. Dave is accountable for implementation of all of IHC’s contractual obligations and implementation of all IHC corporate policies including safety.

Industry Affiliations: Illinois Road & Transportation Builders, Fox Valley Association of General Contractors, MARBA, ICIC, and Chamber of Commerce. Philanthropic Affiliations: Family Service Association of Greater Elgin & YMCA.

Walt Dwyer, Chief Operating Officer

Walt_DwyerWalt serves as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of IHC. He has been fundamental to the success of the organization since joining the team in 1992 as a project manager/estimator. Walt’s primary focus over the last 25 years has been working within the plant & process and heavy/highway divisions; however, his role has expanded to the implementation and administration of all company policy and procedures for all of IHC’s operations. His outstanding leadership and management skills have facilitated decades of steady growth for the organization. In addition to his work at IHC, Walt is active in several industry and community organizations. He currently serves as a management trustee for the Carpenter’s Pension Fund of Illinois and is a member of the Carpenter Craft and Negotiating Committee for the Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association. He also continues to serve on the Board for the Association for Individual Development-H.U.D. Corporations.

Industry Affiliations: Fox Valley Association of General Contractors and MARBA. Philanthropic Affiliations: Association for Individual Development.

Tim Bickert, Vice President of Building Construction

Tim_BickertTim joined IHC in 2002 as a Senior Project Manager and brings 34 years of diverse construction experience to the team. His background in building projects includes tenant improvement, low and mid-rise buildings, heavy construction, warehouse & manufacturing, retail, education/institutional, hospitality and food processing. He is also well versed in contract deliveries including traditional hard bid GC, Construction Management and Design/Build. Tim’s extensive experience and professionalism make him well suited to lead the building division.

As Vice President of Building Construction, Tim has ultimate responsibility for the overall performance of the building division. As such, Tim ensures that all of the professionals on the building division staff are appropriately assigned and that they have the resources necessary to perform at the highest level. Tim coordinates with the owner, architect and engineers of each building division project and will evaluate, review and challenge the envisioned project approach and conceptual cost estimates, as they are generated, to confirm they are logical and complete. Tim will also attend team and board meetings when applicable. In managing the day to day activities of the staff within the building division, he works closely with each project team to coordinate bid releases, job schedules and project estimates. He further assists project staff in project management, scheduling, negotiations and conflict resolution.

Tim is also certified as a LEED® AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional). He is an Associate Member of the US Green Building Council and is a Board Member of the Fox Valley Associated General Contractors.

Jeff Rausch, Vice President of Field Operations

Jeff oversees all the company field operations. As such he is responsible for the utilization of IHC personnel and equipment between all the business units. He collaborates with our project teams to maximize our resources which in turn provide the highest quality and efficient project services for our clients. Jeff brings over 36 years of a diverse range of construction knowledge to our IHC team.



Russ Ginn, Vice President of Estimating

Russ brings 35 years of diverse experience in the heavy highway / civil contracting market to oversee and coordinate the outstanding efforts of IHC’s estimating staff. Russ has managed and completed major projects for the Illinois Tollway, Illinois Department of Transortation, Metra, O’Hare Airport, and several county and local government agencies in the Chicagoland area.



Robert Szoch, Vice President of Southeast Regional Operations

Robert is an experienced Operations Director responsible for all aspects of construction operations in the Southeast including the close supervision over projects in progress, direct supervision of project management staff, pre-construction development, estimating, design management, scheduling, value engineering and the preparation of safety and quality control programs. He interacts closely with project ownership and decision makers throughout the duration of the project to provide a safe, quality project within budget and schedule, while achieving customer satisfaction.