Open Cut Trenching
Executive Vice President & General Manager
Vice President - Project Management
Vice President - Operations
Rob has over 20 years in the construction industry, beginning as a steel erector and eventually transitioning to management. Rob graduated from the University of Illinoi with a BS in Civil Engineering in 2006 and has since become a registered Professional Engineer. Rob’s experience ranges widely; from large supportive excavations, large underground concrete drainage structures, mass excavations, drill & shoot tunnels, sewer & water main construction, large and small scale turnkey fiber optic network builds, and emergency response and restoration. Previously, Rob managed a branch office in central Illinois overseeing all aspects of operations. Rob serves current telecom and civil clients while developing new clients in other market sectors. Additionally, Rob mentor’s junior managers in an effort to grow and expand our talent pool.
Ryan Bollenbacher has over 15 years in the construction industry. Ryan graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Construction Engineering and Management in 2006 and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois. Ryan’s experience ranges widely and includes heavy highway roadwork, energy generation, large- and small-scale turnkey fiber optic network builds, and emergency response and restoration. Ryan’s primary role is estimating responsibilities for Western Utility along with Project Management. Ryan has passion for the construction business and enjoys working with our clients, creating time and cost saving measures to better serve them. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, grilling, and fishing.
Ski Verdun has over 25 years of expertise in the telecommunications industry within the Chicago area. He’s an Illinois State University alum with a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Industrial Technology. His expertise is in diverse areas, including navigating the intricacies of the City of Chicago permitting process, managing projects within the Chicago freight tunnels, and overseeing Underground construction in the City of Chicago. In Ski’s spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, and is very active in working with Ducks Unlimited to preserve and protect wetlands.