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Mark Ward

VP of Operations

“What brings me joy is providing solutions and sharing my construction experience with others.”

From an intern in his senior year of college to today, Mark has made a home at River City Construction. He takes great pride in sharing his wealth of knowledge with those around him.

As the Vice President of Operations, Mark assists the Peoria areas Operations teams to ensure execution and performance of projects and business plan. He sees his role as being an ambassador of River City Construction’s culture and values — supporting his team members every step of the way.

Mark appreciates the careful planning and processes that go into each project. Whatever he can do to dedicate more time to think, plan and coordinate the work, the better. And he looks forward to continuing to uphold River City Construction’s core values for the next generation of leaders.

With a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Bradley University and his 30+ years at River City Construction, Mark’s collective experience has taught him that every job has one thing in common: the people. He’s a firm believer that the way you interact, treat and collaborate with people has as much to do with the success of a project as the tools and materials needed to build it.

When Mark’s not working, he’s planning his next travel destination with his wife or watching a football game.

Alma Mater

Bradley University, Bachelor of Science – Construction Management

Community & Industry Initiatives

Viewpoint – Industry Advisor
Viewpoint – Former Co-Chair of St Louis User Group

River City Construction

What is your favorite River City Construction project?  What was your role in the project?

The University of Missouri, Brewer Fieldhouse Addition and Renovation. This was a challenging project with a tough site, difficult and unique construction, limited (phased) access, and a very tight schedule.  A delay in the schedule was not an option as the project was being funded by student fees. With the entire team committed to the same goal, a heavily involved client, and an A/E willing to listen, the project was destined for success.  This truly was the most collaborative team I have ever been a part of.

What’s a random fact about you?

Despite being separated by 8 years, my older sister and I are blood twins.

Best vacation or favorite place to go?

The Next one.  Any trip/place where I get to spend time with my wife Lisa and our boss, Molly (our dog).