Leadership Team

Tom McGough Sr., Chairman
Tom was one of the original founding 4th generation brothers who incorporated the company in 1956 with their father, 3rd generation, Peter McGough. The two preceding McGough generations had been in the construction business dating back to the late 1800s. Over his 60 years in the industry Tom held a variety of positions within the company with a focus on developing business relationships with key clients and strong partnerships within the architectural, engineering and subcontractor communities. Tom has held various national board-level positions in the Association of General Contractor’s organization; and has been a member of the board of several companies, including Twin City Federal Bank and Hamline University.


Tom McGough Jr., President and CEO
As President and CEO of McGough Companies, Tom believes his primary responsibility is to be a change agent across all areas of the company. He participated in his first concrete pour at the age of thirteen, is a carpenter by trade, and spent numerous years working in the field where he ultimately held the position of superintendent. Since that time Tom has gained significant experience in project management and was responsible for implementing scheduling procedures that shaped McGough’s current project processes. He spent numerous years supporting internal initiatives to bring about the best framework and team structure possible to optimize project outcomes. His passion for developing the skills of all McGough personnel is one of the key reasons the company is known for their remarkable people. His vision is that McGough will be a superior partner with all their clients through all phases of a project, ultimately leading to exceptional experiences and outcomes. Tom is a graduate of Arizona State University with a BS in Construction. He is a board member for Children’s Hospital Foundation in Minneapolis and is active in foundation work for Gillette Children’s hospital in St. Paul.


Brad Wood, Chief Operating Officer

Brad joined McGough in 1998 and is responsible for key company operation areas including strategic planning, marketing, and administration. Prior to joining McGough, Brad held senior level marketing and planning positions with the Zebulon Group, Tricord and NCR Corporation. Through his high school and college years he worked as a brick tender on many McGough job sites, developing an appreciation for the unique approach the company utilizes in project implementation. He has developed strong partnering relationships through his active role as principal-in-charge with several key McGough clients. Brad has both a BS in Finance and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. He currently holds board positions with Tubman, a non-profit organization that serves women and children dealing with family violence, and Lambda Alpha International, a land economics organization. He is a former board member for the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota.


John Pfeifer, Executive Vice President – Project Management
John joined McGough in 1996 and is responsible for the Project Management staff and its processes throughout the organization. He has led the development of project protocols, tools, and controls through the unique McGough PACE process which ensures project success and client satisfaction. These efforts are integral to his role in shaping the project management team and its ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with project teams. Through his 30-year career in the construction industry he has held operational positions with a core focus on project management, estimating and preconstruction. This diverse background includes project leadership for numerous iconic and award-winning projects around the country. John is dedicated to developing young talent into seasoned and exceptionally successful project leaders. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a BS in Construction Management and is currently on the board of directors for ACE Mentoring.



Tim Reimann, Executive Vice President – Operations
Tim is responsible for operational excellence across the company and in collaboration with strategic partners. He joined McGough in 2015 with over 25 years of operations leadership experience in high-impact positions in manufacturing, supply chain, research and development and information technology. Throughout his career, Tim has been a student of continuous improvement and an implementation leader of Lean systems across a variety of operating environments. His passion for cross-functional leadership, partnership development and results-orientation are hallmarks of his leadership style. Prior to his business career, Tim served as a submarine officer in the Navy after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy. He then completed his master’s degree at the University of Maryland. Tim is executive sponsor for McGough’s “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” efforts to support veterans, is actively involved in church and community efforts, and is an adult leader in a high adventure scouting unit.


Bake Baker, Executive Vice President – Preconstruction Services
Bake joined McGough in 2004 and is responsible for developing and enhancing McGough’s preconstruction services. He has over 35 years of architectural experience, including numerous years as a Principal with HGA Architects in Minneapolis. His primary responsibilities include assembling and providing project direction and leadership for design and consultant teams on McGough’s development projects. He also manages the preconstruction services for McGough’s construction projects including the virtual modeling, MEP coordination and sustainability teams. Bake has developed industry leading project coordination practices and processes that ensure successful early planning results. This is especially true for complex project teaming arrangements that may include international, national and/or regional designers, engineers and consultants. Bake is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BA in American History and also received a Masters in Architecture from the University of Colorado, Denver. Bake serves on the board for the Upper Midwest Chapter of Design Build Institute of America and also serves on the advisory committee for the Urban Land Institute.


Keith Schuler, Executive Vice President – Finance
Keith joined McGough in 2008 and currently oversees McGough’s financial practices across all companies within the McGough enterprise. This includes all financial planning, reporting, and management as well as corporate treasury responsibilities. Prior to joining McGough, Keith worked with the public accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand in the audit group, serving a variety of industries including construction and real estate. He also has 22 years of accounting and financial management experience providing leadership for national real estate and construction organizations. He has significant experience in managing complex financial issues and has a demonstrated track record of providing sound financial information and advice, along with creative problem solving. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) with BS degrees in Accounting; Finance; and Insurance & Real Estate from Minnesota State Mankato.


Tim McGough, Executive Vice President – Principal-In-Charge
As Principal-In-Charge, Tim manages partner relationships for many of McGough’s most significant clients with a focus in the corporate office, mission critical, higher education, medical technology and healthcare sectors. He provides leadership and general oversight for McGough’s project teams and all of the associated project industry partners. Tim is a 5th generation McGough family member who began his career at the age of fourteen working in the company’s warehousing operation. Starting in his college years he worked as a laborer in the field but transitioned to carpentry once he joined the company on a full-time basis. He eventually rose to the level of superintendent and credits much of his industry success to the knowledge acquired during his early years in the field. Tim provided key leadership in developing McGough’s information technology capabilities and was instrumental in implementing McGough’s project management and estimating systems and protocols. Tim is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he received a BS in Management Information Systems. He is active in the community and serves on boards of civic and industry organizations.


Tom Nonnemacher, Executive Vice President – Principal-In-Charge
As Principal-In-Charge, Tom manages partner relationships for many of McGough’s key clients. He has developed a specialized expertise in complex historical restorations, hospital expansions/remodels, multi-family housing projects and higher education campus facilities. He has developed deep industry relationships with most of the region’s key design and engineering firms. Tom is a 5th generation family member who has worked for the company most of his life. He has significant field experience working in the warehousing operation and as a laborer, carpenter and superintendent. Tom has held a variety of positions in many different functional areas including past oversight of the company overall operations. He is an effective project executive who excels at managing cross-disciplinary teams. Tom is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BS in Business Administration. Over the years he has served on the board of directors for various non-profit organizations including Catholic Charities in St. Paul, St. Therese of New Hope, and The St. Paul Builders’ Exchange. He is currently a member of the Strategic Real Estate Committee for Catholic Charities.


Mike McGough, Vice President – Principal-In-Charge
Mike cultivates relationships with our industry partners and promotes strong, collaborative partnerships that support our clients’ goals. Mike has extensive project management experience on a wide variety of projects, including corporate offices, municipal facilities, multi-family housing and cultural projects. He is a fifth-generation McGough family member who started his career in construction as a laborer during his high school years. Throughout his years in the industry, he has held positions as construction superintendent, senior project manager and Principal-In-Charge. He has a passion for the construction industry and for the clients and partners he serves. He believes that each building brings unique collaboration opportunities, as well as an opportunity to continually learn about new sectors and businesses that McGough serves. Mike is a hands-on executive who works closely with our field staff and has developed deep relationships with the subcontractor community. Mike has a degree in Construction Engineering from Arizona State University and has served on the Union Contractor’s Committee of the Associated General Contractors of America.


Dave Pothen, Vice President & Chief Estimator
Dave is McGough’s Chief Estimator and a thought leader in the company’s business operations.  He brings to his role over 29 years of experience in the construction industry, including extensive project management experience and past field leadership roles – all of which have formed the foundation of his preconstruction, estimating and value engineering expertise.  Dave has developed industry-leading cost estimating tools and practices and approaches to tracking current market pricing conditions at McGough.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Construction Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Bob Eno, Senior Vice President Business Development
Bob joined McGough in 1999 and currently oversees McGough’s companywide Business Development activities. During his tenure at McGough Bob has held various positions within our Property Management, Development and Construction departments. His knowledge and understanding of McGough Companies uniquely equips him to apply the breadth of our resources to meet our client’s needs. Prior to joining McGough Bob held various management positions for both large fortune 500 companies and smaller start-up businesses. He brings an intimate understanding of McGough’s capabilities along with the client’s perspective, having managed construction projects for past employers. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and is the recipient of multiple patents for medical devices and fiber optic components. He is a member of the Lean Construction Institute and the American Society of Healthcare Engineers.


John Bartz, Director of Field Operations
John joined McGough in 1989 and currently oversees all construction operations, including the company’s warehousing operation, quality control program and all field forces. John brings to his role both field operations and employee training expertise. He began his career with McGough as Labor Foreman and held numerous field operations and training positions throughout. John also served as Training Director at the Minnesota Laborer’s Training Center, where he helped create a state and federally approved apprenticeship program for the Laborer’s trade that ultimately led to the profession being recognized by the industry as a “skilled” trade. He is passionate about people and about strengthening McGough’s workforce through training, development and the implementation of Lean efficiencies on job sites. John holds a degree in Business Management and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Laborer’s Training and Apprenticeship Board. He is actively involved in his local community, where he served as a volunteer firefighter and first responder for over 25 years.


Mike Hangge, Executive Vice President – Industrial Business Group
Mike joined McGough in 1998 and is currently responsible for managing McGough’s Industrial Business Group. Since joining the company he has held leadership positions in field operations, safety, risk management and was responsible for the formation and oversight of McGough’s facility management company. In his current role, Mike provides leadership for the company’s industrial group with an emphasis on the agricultural industrial sector. Prior to joining McGough, Mike held senior operations positions at Deluxe Corporation in St. Paul. Through his entire career, Mike has displayed a passion for process improvement in critical business operational areas which ensures optimal project outcomes. Mike is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and also received his MBA from University of St. Thomas.

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