Tom McGough Jr., President & 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 operations including strategic planning, marketing, business development, human resources and information technologies. 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 Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. He currently holds board positions with the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota and Lambda Alpha International, a land economics organization. He is a former board member and board chair for Tubman, a non-profit organization that serves women and children dealing with family violence.
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.
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.
John Bartz, Director, 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.
Tim Dunnwald, General Manager, Industrial
Tim joined McGough in 1998 and is responsible for managing McGough’s Ag Industrial Business Group. Tim has been involved with the construction industry for 40 years. Through his career in the construction industry Tim has held operational positions in preconstruction, project management and estimating. He along with his group have developed expertise in delivering complex Industrial construction projects in rural areas. Tim attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and was certified as a Building Inspector in the State of Minnesota. Tim is active in his community and has served on various non-profit boards and currently serves on several committees for these same organizations.
Jeff Dzurik, Executive Vice President, Project Management
Jeff joined McGough in 1998 and is responsible for overseeing the construction Project Management group as they strive to continuously improve their “best-in-class” project management services. He works closely with the Construction Executives to standardize and improve processes, in a relentless effort to maximize the value delivered to McGough’s respected clients and business partners. Jeff’s passion for construction dates to his early teenage years when he started working as a carpenter in his brother’s construction company. He continued his work as a carpenter for nearly a decade through his high school and college years, providing the foundation of his career in construction. Since joining McGough’s project management team, Jeff has worked on several types of projects, including healthcare, higher education, corporate, manufacturing, and historic renovations. Most recently, he led teams of Project Managers, working collaboratively with Design Partners and Clients to deliver two of the largest, most complex Healthcare projects in the region. His hard work ethic, tireless effort to understand client healthcare workflows, and shared vision to improve the patient care experience were instrumental in the successful outcome of these projects. Jeff has Bachelor of Science degrees in Structural Engineering and Construction Management, along with Masters of Business Administration coursework in accounting, finance, and human resource management. He also holds a Construction Certificate from the American Society of Healthcare Engineers, is a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) by the American Hospital Association, and is involved in his local hockey association as a coach and former board member.
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.
Mark Fabel, Executive Vice President, Development & Facility Management
Mark stewards McGough’s private development investment resources and initiatives, as well as the turnkey development needs of our clients. He is a 19-year veteran of the real estate development industry and brings to his work a wealth of expertise with respect to many project development considerations, such as needs and feasibility analyses; master planning; public and private financing; site identification, entitlements, and acquisition; design; leasing; and more. He also has prior experience overseeing McGough’s facility management operations. Mark and his team regularly bring their highly-specialized knowledge to bear for clients seeking to understand the facility ownership and development options available to them to support their business objectives or for clients navigating the above special issues. Mark is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds both a Masters of Business Administration degree and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Iowa. He is an appointee of the City of Bloomington Placemaking Commission and an active member of NAIOP, MNCAR, and Lambda Alpha Land Economics Society.
Jim Frisell, Executive Vice President, Northern Minnesota Operations
As one of the company’s most longstanding employees, Jim has served clients on behalf of McGough for more than 42 years. Jim started his career in the field and has experience in every aspect of the preconstruction and construction process. Over this time, Jim has been involved with numerous major projects for many different client sectors – including government, education, technology, worship, corporate, theaters, sporting facilities and housing. Today, Jim provides both project and regional office oversight and recently led the launch of McGough’s Duluth, Minnesota office. Jim is most gratified by the process of collaboration with owners, architects, subcontractors, and colleagues to create significant, value-based, workable and efficient buildings that have a lasting and positive footprint on the communities in which they are created. Through careful planning and diligent attention to detail, Jim is proud of the work he and his teams consistently produce. Mentoring the next generation of McGough construction management leaders is also very important to Jim. He believes strongly in the practices and values for which McGough has become known and preserving and improving on them is a focus to his work. Jim has a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management from Dunwoody Institute.
Greg Hedin, Construction Executive
Greg is one of McGough’s Construction Executives and the leader of the Worship, Housing, Arts, Community, and K-12 Education Team. He has 16 years of experience in the construction industry and almost 10 years with McGough. In this time, he has led numerous projects for clients representing a variety of sectors – including corporate, education, non-profit and local government. This experience makes him uniquely suited to oversee projects for clients from a diverse set of sectors. Greg is passionate about customer satisfaction and his critical role in the selection and development of top talent for McGough. He holds a degree in Construction Management, with a Business minor, from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Jon Holmen, General Manager, Iowa
Jon provides leadership for McGough’s Iowa region operations and key regional initiatives. He provides day-to-day management and oversight of the company’s Iowa-based team, as well as project leadership, business development, and local community partnership. Jon has over 17 years of project management experience across a variety of market sectors and regional locations. He enjoys building successful teams by focusing on the needs of all stakeholders. He serves as a YMCA Board Member, volunteer swim official, school improvement advisory committee member, and enjoys volunteering time for several other local organizations. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management with a Minor in Applied Psychology from South Dakota State University and a Juris Doctorate from Drake University. He is a licensed attorney in the state of Iowa.
Dan Malecha, Regional Vice President, Minnesota
Dan joined McGough in 1981 and is responsible for the Business Development activities for the Twin Cities region. His career at McGough started in the field and has evolved into over 30 years of Project Management roles leading teams on a wide variety of project types. This breadth of experience gives Dan a unique perspective into the Twin Cities construction industry. Dan has a long history of cultivating and maintaining relationships with clients and industry partners. He brings an intimate understanding of McGough’s capabilities and has a complete and thorough understanding of the construction delivery process. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Construction Management and Finance from the Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Karin McCabe, Director, Outreach
As Outreach Director, Karin is responsible for McGough’s diversity and inclusion efforts, both internally and externally. She is an 18-year veteran of the company and has held several departmental and initiative leadership positions during her tenure. Karin shares McGough’s dedication for developing and strengthening relationships within the construction and diversity communities. A steadfast believer in the Servant Leadership model, she is a part of several advisory boards and organizational committees. Currently, she chairs the Youth Committee on the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County and is the chair-elect for the 2018-2020 session. Karin was selected as the Minnesota Subcontractor Association’s 2013 Construction Professional of the Year, the 2015 St. Paul College Community Partner of the Year, and was recently honored by her peers for her work as the lead of McGough’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Steering Committee. She is a graduate of St. Catherine’s University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, and is a life-long learner.
Mike McGough, Vice President, Project Principal
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.
Tim McGough, Executive Vice President, Project Principal
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.
Dan McKay, Construction Executive
Dan is a project management expert with over 35 years of experience. Dan is one of McGough’s Construction Executives and the Higher Education Sector Team Lead. In this role, he oversees a team of project managers and a portfolio of projects, with an emphasis on projects for higher education clients. He is passionate about building lasting relationships with clients, design partners and subcontractors, and he plays a key role in the development of outstanding young talent at McGough. Dan is a graduate of Dunwoody Institute and holds multiple Lean certifications. He is active in his community as a youth athletics board member, coach and clinician.
Cary Miller, Construction Executive
Cary is one of McGough’s Construction Executives and its Corporate, Science & Technology Market Leader. Cary brings to the position 28 years of experience in the construction industry, the last 20 of which have been with McGough in project management and estimating roles. He has vast experience with corporate campus projects, having played key roles on major projects for many of the Twin Cities’ largest corporate clients. Cary is passionate about collaborative project approaches and ensuring that entire project teams deeply understand how projects support clients’ organizational success. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Minnesota State University-Mankato. He is Past President of the MCMCA (Minnesota Concrete Masonry Contractors Association) and a former Board Member of the Minnesota Concrete Council – serving a total of two years.
Sean Miller, General Manager, Phoenix
Sean Miller is General Manager of McGough’s Southwest Regional Office located in Phoenix, Arizona and is responsible for and manages all of McGough operations throughout the Southwest. Throughout his 19-year career in the construction industry, he has been involved in many large-scale projects across the country, with an emphasis on built environments for the healthcare Industry. Sean completed large-scale projects in Rhode Island, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Louisiana, Colorado and Wyoming prior to joining McGough. Sean has his undergraduate degree in Construction Management for Oklahoma State University and, in 2012, completed his Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from Southern Nazarene University.
Cassie Nelson, Vice President, Human Resources
Cassie joined McGough in 2015 as Vice President of Human Resources. In this role, Cassie oversees the company’s human capital strategy, which includes human capital development, recruitment, compensation and benefits, diversity and outreach, and performance management. Cassie has over 20-years of human resource experience. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Tom Nonnemacher, Executive Vice President, Project Principal
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.
Scott North, Executive Vice President, Healthcare
Scott is responsible for McGough’s National Healthcare Group strategy and business development. Scott joined McGough in 2016 and brings to his role over 38 years of first-hand experience navigating the strategic and operational issues faced by healthcare clients. Prior to joining McGough, he held multiple leadership positions within the Twin Cities-based HealthEast Care System. Most recently, as President of Acute Care, he provided executive leadership for all the system’s acute care facilities, including St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Woodwinds Hospital. Scott played a major role in the HealthEast Care System’s Lean transformation and has a deep understanding of Lean practices and their applications in both the healthcare and construction industries. Known as a versatile, collaborative and authentic leader, Scott develops trusted internal and external relationships that deliver effective strategies and achieve financial goals. Scott is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Bowling Green State University and his Master’s degree from Ashland University, both in Ohio.
Mindy Olstad, Vice President, Business & Marketing Strategy
Mindy is responsible for driving McGough leadership consensus around business strategy and the deployment of strategy through business planning and early initiative development processes. She is also responsible for driving market share growth through marketing team performance and business development process optimization. Mindy brings to her role a strong business acumen, a passion for turning data into actionable insights, and a proclivity for challenging conventional thinking – all a result of her 17 years of experience in strategy consulting and marketing roles. In addition to her positions with McGough and another ENR Top 400 builder, she has consulted independently and led product development for an early-stage real estate technology company. She also began her professional career as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she consulted on sports, hotel, and convention center new construction and expansion projects across the country. Mindy holds a Master’s degree from Purdue University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, both with strong dual emphases in marketing and economics.
John Pfeifer, Executive Vice President
John joined McGough in 1996 and is responsible for many key strategic partnerships. He also leads McGough’s organized effort to serve clients nationally, including in markets where the company does not have formal offices established. John brings to his role extensive firsthand experience working throughout the country on very demanding projects. His experience in varied geographies and traveling for projects, combined with his deep understanding of McGough’s operations and culture, uniquely qualifies him for the task. Through his 30-year career in the construction industry, John has held leadership and operational positions with a core focus on project management, estimating and preconstruction. His portfolio of experience includes numerous iconic and award-winning projects around the country. One of John’s professional passions is developing young talent into seasoned and exceptionally successful project leaders. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and is currently on the board of directors of ACE Mentoring, the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce and the Cement Masons Local 633 Apprenticeship Board.
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.
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.
Jim Rothstein, General Manager, St. Cloud
Jim is responsible for overseeing operations of McGough’s St. Cloud, Minnesota office. He joined McGough in 2011 and has over 20 years in the construction industry. Raised in a construction family, Jim has extensive experience working as a general laborer, draftsmen, estimator and project manager – all of which provide him with the well-rounded experience and knowledge vital to management of regional office operations. Born and raised in Central Minnesota, Jim has a base of knowledge and rapport with local businesses, subcontractors, vendors and labor markets. Jim attended St. Cloud Technical College where he earned a degree in Architectural Construction Technology. He is a current board member of the St. Cloud Builders Exchange and is an investor in the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, where he is actively involved in the Business Corps Initiative.
Jeff Rountree, Vice President, Preconstruction Services
Jeff has been with McGough since 1989 and has held multiple preconstruction, estimating and project management positions throughout his time with the company. Today, Jeff provides preconstruction leadership for numerous complex projects. An American Hospital Association Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) and an American Hospital Association Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM), Jeff has strong expertise with respect to healthcare projects and additional specialized knowledge with respect to project considerations in rural locales. He is a graduate of Montana State University with a degree in Construction Engineering. He is a former member of the UOM Construction Management Advisory Board Committee and an American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge, National Prototype development member.
Scott Sylvester, Iowa & Industrial Business Development
Scott is responsible for the development and management of strategic relationships across the Upper Midwest and nationally, with an emphasis on the Industrial, Food, Beverage, and Life Science markets. He has nearly 20 years of experience bringing together owners, engineers, and technology providers to collaborate, build, and expand facilities in these markets. Prior to joining McGough, Scott was among the founding members of Weitz Industrial’s management team. Scott is an active member of Master Builders of Iowa and The Association of Business and Industry and serves as an Eastern Iowa board member for Variety, The Children’s Charity of Iowa. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa.
Amy Thompson, Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel
Amy Thompson currently works as the Vice President and Director of Risk Management for McGough Construction Company. In her role, she oversees all of McGough’s contracting, insurance, and claims management needs. Prior to joining McGough Amy worked as a litigator at Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson law firm in Minneapolis, MN. There she handled civil defense cases in a variety of areas including construction, insurance coverage, professional liability, personal injury, workers’ compensation and product defect. Amy received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, with an emphasis in finance and marketing, and received her law degree from Hamline University School of Law. She currently serves as a board member for the Listening House of St. Paul, a non-profit dedicated to providing assistance to the homeless and disadvantaged. She also serves as a Trustee for the Minnesota Laborers Pension Fund.
Nate Wood, Vice President, Emerging Markets & General Manager, North Dakota
Nate is a 20-year veteran of McGough and is responsible for overseeing the company’s expansion efforts into new markets. During his tenure with the company, Nate has held multiple positions in field operations, project management and company leadership. Most recently, Nate served as Regional Manager of McGough’s North Dakota and Western Minnesota operations and led the successful launch of McGough’s Fargo, North Dakota office. His in-depth knowledge of McGough project operations, best practices, and values equip him well to grow culturally-aligned regional operations and teams. Nate holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Construction Management from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Concordia University. He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and the current treasurer of the North Dakota Healthcare Engineering Society.
Loreli Zimmerman, Construction Executive
Loreli is responsible for leading the project management team that serves McGough’s healthcare clients. She holds 25 years of experience with McGough and over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including extensive estimating and project management leadership roles. During her tenure, Loreli has been a key part of the project leadership teams for many of McGough’s more complex healthcare construction projects. Her chosen focus on complex healthcare construction stems from her passion for improving the patient experience in a healthcare environment. Loreli holds a degree in Architectural Drafting & Estimating from Dunwoody Industrial Institute. She is also an active member of ASHE (American Society of Healthcare Engineering) and received accreditation as a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) through the American Hospital Association.