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 29 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.

Peter Nielsen, Vice President/Partner

Pete began his employment with IHC while still in high school in 1990 and has only worked for IHC Construction Companies LLC throughout his career. Pete’s responsibilities have grown in conjunction with the company a Senior Project Manager with over $500M of project experience within his portfolio with a focus on Plant and Process work. He serves as a Management Trustee for the Fox Valley Construction Workers – Welfare Fund and is a Management Trustee of the Apprentice Board for the Finishers and Plasters Unions. Pete also holds several licenses required for company operation. He also serves as IHC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.



Brian Rausch, Vice President/Partner

Brian brings over 20 years of experience to IHC serving many roles in the construction industry after earning a Business Degree from the University of Iowa. Brian joined IHC in 2007 and has successfully managed numerous complicated projects for the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Tollway, and Metropolitan Water Reclamation of Greater Chicago, among others. Having worked on projects in a variety of market sectors, Brian has gained extensive experience and built strong relationships with project owners, consultants, and subcontractors. Brian also serves as a Management Trustee for the Fox Valley Laborers Pension & Welfare Funds.


Ronald Marshall, Chief Financial Officer

Ronald MarshallRon joined IHC in 2019 with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to entering the construction industry Ron spent 10 years in Public Accounting with AM&G (currently RSM). A majority of his clients were Construction Companies. He left as an Audit Senior Manager.

As CFO, Ron is responsible for the day to day operations of the finance and accounting functions at IHC. Additional responsibilities include maintaining ongoing relationships with accounting, banking, insurance and bonding professionals. He also is responsible for preparing financial projections to help guide the CEO and COO with their short and long range planning.

Industry Affiliations: Construction Financial Management Association, Illinois CPA Society.

Russ Ginn, Vice President of Estimating

Russ brings 37 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.



Tom Carrano, P.E., Vice President of Building Construction

Tim_BickertTom joined IHC in 2006 as a Senior Project Manager and brings 38 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. Tom’s extensive experience and professionalism make him well suited to lead the building division.

As Vice President of Building Construction, Tom has ultimate responsibility for the overall performance of the building division. As such, Tom 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. Tom 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. Tom 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.

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.


Demarco Jenkins, P.E., Vice President of Business Development

Demarco leads our business development activities. He is an entrepreneur and business builder at heart. He brings his experience which spans R&D, quality assurance, industrial construction, and design. His background has allowed him to develop relationships across multiple platforms. His leadership will be key as we continue to maintain our current relationships and foster new ones. Demarco will be instrumental in our strategic planning and development for our company growth. He will integrate his knowledge and leadership with our business development and corporate communications with our executive team. He works alongside our Marketing, Telecommunications Utilities and Oil & Gas divisions. Demarco earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Florida A&M University and his Master’s in Public Works from Illinois Institute in Technology.

Larry Creadon, Director of Telecommunication Utilities

Larry manages the Underground Utility division from the pre-construction phase through the closeout phase, working closely with the project superintendent as the catalyst for all daily operations. His responsibilities include estimating, scheduling, cost monitoring and pricing of alternates, trade manual preparation, competitive trade contractor bidding, purchasing and awarding of trade contracts and conducting progress meetings.



Tom Lena, Director of Business Development

Tom joined IHC in 2019 with over 28 years of experience in the in the A/E/C industry. He brings his experience in the construction of public and private building projects to our IHC team. His expertise includes preconstruction, programming, referendum assistance and project management of K-12, municipal, libraries and commercial facilities. He has successfully developed a solid client base through excellent business relations and meeting client’s objectives. Tom’s early involvement in the project’s lifecycle has afforded owners and architects the ability to make informed decision, while providing the best value solution for all stakeholders. His skillful leadership is instrumental in heading our business development and corporate communications efforts.

Industry Affiliations: Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), Service Associates Member (IASBO & IASB), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Illinois Association of Park District