Exceptional Field Staff Spotlights
Exceptional Field Staff Spotlights

Tony Ibarra is one of our concrete finishers. He has worked for McComas-Lacina Construction for the past 3 years. Tony came to us with 16 years experience in the construction industry. He specializes in concrete finishing. What Tony enjoys most about his job is the hands on work each day.                                                                                                    Congratulations Tony Ibarra! Thank you for your hard work & dedication!

Nate Hunnicutt is one of our Tower Crane Operators. He has worked for McComas-Lacina Construction for the past 5 years. Nate came to us with 10 years experience in the construction industry. When we asked him, “Why did you pursue a career in construction?” His response was, “Construction will never disappear.”  Congratulations Nate Hunnicutt! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Kenny Kuepker is one of our Lead Concrete Finishers. He has been with McComas-Lacina Construction for 13 years. Kenny came to us with 22+ years in the construction industry. He grew up helping his dad lay brick and pour concrete. Kenny specializes in concrete flat work, copperhead operation and is a brick & block mason. “I enjoy looking back at the end of the day to see just how much we have accomplished. Being able to be outdoors is an added bonus.”   Congratulations Kenny Kuepker! Thank you for your hard work & dedication!

 

Gary Campbell is a Superintendent for various projects here at McComas-Lacina Construction. He has been working in the construction industry for 27 years. Gary has been with us 19 of those years. Over the course of his career he’s been lucky enough to have good teachers in the construction trades. Gary specializes in the carpentry trade. Some trades he has worked in over the years are…framing &doors, door hardware, operator of multiple types of equipment and concrete work including forming & finishing. “In High School we had a building trades program. This is what started my interest into the trades of the construction industry. After High School my first employer was an excellent teacher and from there I got into commercial construction.”  Congratulations Gary Campbell! Thank you for your hard work & dedication!

 

Bill Maher is our Crane Manger. He has worked in the construction industry for 30+ years and 28 of those years he has been with McComas-Lacina Construction. Bill specializes in training operators, repair & maintenance on our cranes, setting up logistics and safety class training just to name a few. He is our jack of all trades. Bill feels that his career in the construction industry just fell in his lap.  Congratulations Bill Maher! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

 

Kevin White is the Superintendent for UFG Insurance Restoration project in Downtown Cedar Rapids. He has worked for McComas-Lacina Construction for the past 37+ years. Kevin has 46+ experience in the construction industry. He specializes in heavy construction.
“I like teaching the young ones how to do tasks within the projects. Safety is my number one priority.”
Congratulations Kevin White! Thank you for your hard work & dedication.

 

Phil Keppler is the Associate Project Manager for Dubuque St Phase 2 project. He has worked for McComas-Lacina Construction for the past 5 years. Phil started working here basically right after he was done with college. He specializes in Bluebeam, Dropbox, Submittal Exchange and LEED programs. “The world is always evolving & growing, so along with that the construction field is always evolving & improving too… BIGGER & BETTER. I like finding new, better ways to complete projects and grow.” Congratulations Phil Keppler!! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

 

Justin Wainwright is the Superintendent for the Lone Tree Wellness Center project. He has worked for McComas-Lacina Construction for the past 12 years. Justin came to us with 5 years of experience in the construction industry. He specializes in flatwork, print reading and construction management. “Growing up my father was involved in the construction industry. I always loved helping him. I enjoy getting to work outdoors and solving issues within the project.”
Congratulations Justin Wainwright!! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

 

Jeff Price is currently working at One University Place and 202 S. Linn Street. He has been with McComas-Lacina Construction since we opened for business 40 years ago. Jeff has been in the construction industry for 42+ years. “I LOVE to build!!”
Congratulations Jeff Price! Thank you for all your hard work & dedication!

 

 

Ben Goodale is currently working at The Chauncey project in downtown Iowa City. He has worked for McComas-Lacina Construction for 13 years. He has been working in the construction industry for 19 years. He specializes in concrete flat work, concrete walls, carpentry and he can operate the total station. “The main reason I work in the construction industry is because I’ve always liked working with my hands & being outdoors. I also like that every job is different, so I’m not doing the same thing every day.”
Congratulations Ben Goodale and thank you for all your hard work!!

 

 

Addam Hillard is currently working at our 202 N Linn Street in Iowa City Downtown District. He has worked with McComas-Lacina Construction for 12 1/2 years. Addam has been working in the Construction Industry for 21 years. Here at MLC Addam is one of Equipment Operators.
“I enjoy being outside and running heavy equipment on projects.”
Congratulations Addam Hillard and thank you for your hard work each day!

 

 

Bruno Rosas is currently working in Muscatine, Iowa at the Allsteel project. He has worked with McComas-Lacina Construction for 5 years. Bruno has been working in the construction industry 14 years. He specializes in carpentry and fabrication here at MLC.
“I love working with my hands and creating new things.”

 

 

Elias Schroeder is currently working in Downtown Cedar Rapids at the UFG Insurance projects. He has been with McComas-Lacina Construction for 1 year. Elias has been working in the construction industry for 6 years. He came to us with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Iowa State. Elias specializes in building layout, scheduling and subcontractor coordination.

 

 

Gerardo Rangel is currently working at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics on the Pathology Lab Expansion project. He has been with McComas-Lacina Construction for the past 11 years. Gerardo Rangel specializes in concrete carpentry. You will most likely find him working in the early stages of our projects, from building to repairing the framework & structures on our jobsites.

 

 

Roger Schrock is currently working at Southeast Junior High School project. He has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. Roger has been with McComas-Lacina Construction for 27 of those years. He started out as a mason. Roger has learned so many different trades during his time here. He mainly works as a carpenter on our jobs , with possibility of doing small masonry jobs. “I got into the trades because of my father . He was a mason and I went to the job sites with him from the time I was just a young child.”