At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Chicago based CEO’ operating in the Construction space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar
Douglas Oberhelman, 60, is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar Inc. Prior to his current position, Douglas Oberhelman served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer-Elect and as a Group President of Caterpillar Inc. Other current directorships: Eli Lilly and Company. Other directorships within the last five years: Ameren Corporation. Douglas Oberhelman has been a director of the Company since 2010.
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About Caterpillar, Caterpillar: Caterpillar has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.
Chairman & CEO of Clune Construction
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Mike Clune began his career in the construction business at an early age in Europe and the Middle East. In 1978 he moved to Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after his arrival, he secured an entry-level job at the company would ultimately be the foundation for building his own firm. Over the years, Mike’s personal work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit guided him in transforming that company into Clune Construction where he is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 1996, this same work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit earned Mike his induction into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Sponsored by the University of Chicago, the award is given to innovative business leaders in the Chicago area who have spearheaded private companies, overcome challenges, and exhibited high levels of excellence while demonstrating consistent sales growth, employment generation, innovation and profitability.
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About Clune Construction: Clune Construction is a large construction company specializing in commercial building.
President and Chief Executive Officer, EMCOR Building Services of Emcor Group
As leader of the EMCOR Building Services (EBS) Division— which is comprised of EMCOR Facilities Services, EMCOR Mechanical Services, EMCOR Government Services, PPM, and the subsidiaries within those businesses—Mike is the driving force behind the growth and operational excellence of EBS. Mike sets the direction for maintaining a competitive edge and exceeding client expectations, ensuring the high-quality safety and performance that customers expect from the country’s leading building services provider. Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the mechanical services, controls, and facilities industry. Prior to joining EMCOR in 2005, Mike was general manager at United Technologies—Carrier Corporation, where he managed sales and operations for its commercial mechanical and HVAC services business throughout half the United States, and the mechanical services business throughout Canada. Mike held the role of Area Manager at Siebe Environmental Controls (presently Invensys), prior to joining United Technologies. This broad scope and high caliber of experience has provided Mike the extensive skills and expertise required to oversee multiple geographic locations and challenging acquisitions while managing a wide range of professionals, from sales and operations personnel to HVAC engineers. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in general engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is active in the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the Chicago Building Owners Association, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)—Chicago Chapter, and the Western Trades Association of Chicagoland Contractors. Mike enjoys spending time with his family and is actively involved in sports and community activities.
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About Emcor Group: EMCOR Group is a Fortune 500 company and global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure.
Interim CEO of DIRTT Environmental Solutions
TODD W. LILLIBRIDGE joined Ventas as Executive Vice President, Medical Property Operations in 2010 with the closing of Ventas’s acquisition of Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc., now a wholly owned subsidiary of Ventas. Mr. Lillibridge is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lillibridge Healthcare Services, where he is responsible for the strategic focus, vision and overall leadership of the subsidiary.
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About DIRTT Environmental Solutions: DIRTT is an interior construction firm that uses technology and sustainable construction to create dynamic spaces.
Danielle Dy Buncio
Founder, President & CEO of VIATechnik
Danielle works closely with our clients to understand their needs and deliver the right solutions. As a Civil Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional, She has extensive commercial building, heavy civil, and marine construction experience. Danielle has worked on both building and infrastructure projects in San Francisco, Sydney, and Chicago. Danielle holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.
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About The Society for Construction Solutions, VIATechnik: VIATechnik is a game changing construction & engineering services firm, transforming the way the construction industry.
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer of DigiBuild
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About DigiBuild, Techemy Ltd: DigiBuild develops a construction management software that utilizes blockchain technology.