Bob Eno, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations
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.
Jim Frisell, Executive Vice President
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.
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.
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.
Scott Sylvester, Vice President, 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.
Nate Wood, Vice President, Emerging Markets & General Manager, Dallas
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.
Derek Hoeschen, General Manager, North Dakota
Derek provides guidance and leadership to our regional operations teams in North Dakota, South Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota. Derek has over 20 years of experience that started in the field, as a brick tender and cement mason for a local contractor; to holding various field and office positions on some of the largest construction projects across the country over the last decade. This wide breadth of experience allows Derek to relate to customers in many ways; large, small and complex. Derek has a knack for visualizing the success of the entire project quickly, from the onset of preconstruction. This ability ensures that our customers enjoy a thought process, free of surprises. Derek enjoys mentoring our regional talent through his own examples and vast experience on similar projects. Along with numerous philanthropies, he enjoys spending time with the Experimental Aviation Association where he serves as EAA Tech Counselor and holds an EAB Repairmen Certificate. Derek also holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management from the North Dakota State University.