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Cody Gerdes


LEED AP; ASHE Certified Healthcare; US Army Corp of Engineers: Construction Quality Management Certification

When Cody was in high school, he spent many hours assisting his uncle with his residential construction company. But it was during these formative years that Cody developed his passion for construction.  Fifteen years have passed since Cody began his career at River City Construction as a summer intern. He now serves as Vice President supporting project teams and introducing better methodology practices for the development of younger engineers and the overall operation of the company.

Alma Mater

Bradley University, Bachelor of Science – Construction Management

Community & Industry Involvement:

Ronald McDonald Charities of Central Illinois – Board Member
Heart of Illinois United Way – Campaign Cabinet
St. Jude Supporter & Runner
Central Illinois Builders – Board of Directors
Central Illinois Builders – Labor Negotiating Committee
Tri-State Ironworkers Health and Welfare Board – Trustee
Local 112 Ironworkers – Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Awards & Achievements:

Class of 2014: Community Leadership School, Columbia, Missouri
Class of 2011: Community Leadership School, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce

River City Construction

What is your favorite River City Construction project?

The Bradley University Alumni Center project. I’m a Bradley alumnus so it was an honor to serve as the Project Manager for the Alumni Center and as Project Manager for the Westlake Hall expansion on Bradley’s campus.

What’s a random fact about you?

I have a twin brother. I have eight-year-old twins, and my brother has twins born the same year as my twins. #twins

What motto do you live by?

Make the most out of every day and every situation that you find yourself in.