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Doug Baker

VP of Field Operations

Doug was born and raised in Mason City, IA until 1996 when he embarked on an adventure to travel and do what he loved to do…construction.  His 32 years of construction experience brings invaluable insight to those who are the “boots in the field”.  His career with RCC started 22 years ago as a carpenter foreman at Mizzou Life Science Center in Columbia, MO.   After 8 years of living and working for RCC in Missouri, Doug set out on another adventure, relocating to Illinois in 2012.  Fast forward to 2023, he now serves as Vice President of Field Operations.  He is responsible for overseeing and managing project superintendents and all that entails in East Peoria, Illinois.

Doug and his wife have 4 children.  Caleb (wife Courtney & 2 granddaughters Jolie and Lyla), Mariah (husband Alex), Derrick, and Emilee.

Alma Mater

Mason City High School – Mason City, IA

Community & Industry Initiatives

Workforce Development – Craft Labor & Building Trades
Mid-America Carpenter’s Regional Council – Apprenticeship & Training Program
Iron Worker’s Apprenticeship Board – Local 112

Awards & Achievements

Better Built (Tri-Con) – Safety Award 2009

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What’s a random fact about you?

I was raised by my grandmother and recently found my 2 half-sisters that live in Colorado. It’s been life changing and wish I would’ve looked long ago. Usually, we talk weekly and spend as much time as we can together. Jennifer has been such a great influence that my daughter (Emilee) chose to move to Colorado to go to college.

What motto do you live by?

The review mirror is smaller than the windshield for a reason. Move forward and try not to dwell on the past.

 What do you do for fun?

Anything outdoors, but the 2 favorites are probably snowboarding in Colorado and archery elk hunting.