Tom Rakow


Tom developed IHC’s business foundation into the broadened markets we offer to meet today’s diversity in the construction marketplace. He has led a talented group of construction professionals in the Northern Illinois area over the past several decades, which is evidenced in the long-tern relationships with our clients and industry professionals.

Embarking on his IHC construction career as a summer laborer during his youth, he succeeded his parents, who were former IHC owners, and was elected to Executive Vice President/Treasurer in 1972.

The wide spectrum of services IHC continues to provide today was developed during his presidency from 1980-2002, after which he assumed his current role as Chairman of IHC.

Tom remains active and highly regarded for his numerous community leadership roles in the Elgin and surrounding communities.