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Our Leadership

Leanne SkuseLeanne Skuse, President

M. S. in Civil Engineering-Construction, Bradley University; B.A. in Architecture, University of Miami,

Over 15 years construction experience, LEED AP

Professional Organizations: ASHE Member; United States Green Building Council Member; Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association, and Central Illinois Builders Association of A.G.C.

Project experience includes: Pre-Construction Services; Construction Management at Risk; Design-Build; Integrated Project Delivery; health care facilities; educational and university projects.

Ms. Skuse is currently responsible for Pre-Construction Services in all locations.

Eric BursottEric Bursott, Vice President

B.S., Construction major, Business Administration minor, Bradley University

33 years construction experience; LEED AP

Member: Central Illinois Builders of AGC, Greater Peoria Contractors and Suppliers Association.

Mr. Bursott’s duties include quantity take-off pricing, subcontractor procurement, and packaging of financial bids. He is also responsible for maintaining a detailed historical cost system derived from field data sources, assuring that bids are current with actual productivities.

In addition to his extensive experience in wastewater / water treatment, correctional facilities, and parking structures. Mr. Bursott is also quite practiced in developing and preparing bids for industrial customers, athletic facilities, universities, military installations, and zoos. He is skilled in preparing estimates from completed documents and has worked with architects on design/build projects, preparing conceptual estimates from partially completed documents as well.

Steve DorrisStephen Dorris, Vice President

24 years construction experience, LEED AP

Experience in construction supervision, scheduling, water and waste water construction, concrete construction, and building construction

Main area of responsibility is coordinating and supervising project superintendents for all construction activities originating from the Benton, Illinois office.

Kent KampwerthKent Kampwerth, Vice President

Associate Science Degree/Construction Management Technology, Southwestern Illinois College

30 years construction experience; US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management Certificate

Professional Organizations: Southern Illinois Builders Association (Board of Directors); The Society of American Military Engineers; Southwestern Illinois Leadership Council; and State of Illinois Capital Development Board Advisory Committee.

Mr. Kampwerth currently serves as Principal-in-Charge of projects originating from the Benton, Illinois office.

Project experience includes: water and wastewater treatment facilities; educational facilities including elementary, high school and universities; manufacturing and commercial facilities; and Design-Build projects.

Cody GerdesCody Gerdes, Vice President

B. S. in Construction Management, Bradley University

Over 15 years construction experience, LEED AP

Professional Organizations: The Builder’s Association of A.G.C. (Board Member);Macon R3 Schools Vocational Construction Trades (Advisory Board Member); Southern Boone County – Economic Development Council; Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee; and Ironworkers Outstate Apprenticeship Committee

Project experience includes: Construction Management at Risk; Design-Build; health care facilities; educational and university projects; as well as correctional and industrial work.

Mr. Gerdes is currently responsible for overseeing project management in the East Peoria, Illinois office.

Chris Atkinson, Vice President

Two years ago, Chris left a 20 year career in the public accounting world to become River City Construction’s Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Chris is responsible for all things financial: accounting, risk management, safety programs, legal matters, insurance matters, and of course….debits and credits.

Alma Mater | Bluffton University – Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Community & Industry Involvement:

Unity Point Health – Foundation Board Member

Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association (GPCSA) – Member

Boy Scouts of America: WD Boyce Council – Friends of Scouting

Heart of Illinois United Way

Family House

Awards & Achievements:

Certified Public Accountant