William O’Malley, CEO

William O’Malley, over 35 years of industry experience, currently serves as CEO of John Burns Construction Company, managing the operations of 300+ employees with annual revenues in excess of $100 million. Bill’s credentials include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona.  Bill has extensive experience in estimating and managing underground utilities, telecommunications, electrical infrastructure, and general contracting projects.  Bill’s expertise includes:

  • Corporate leadership
  • General Contracting
  • Construction and business managementStrategic planning
  • Industry Relationships

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Scott Becker, President

An industry professional since 1988, Scott provides executive management oversight for John Burns Construction Company of Illinois’ Construction Operations with annual revenues in excess of $70 million. Scott’s credentials include construction management experience in Underground Primary / Secondary Power Distribution systems, Highway and Roadway Lighting, Traffic Signal and Signal Interconnect Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Fiber Optic Distribution, Transit Power, and Airport Lighting and Wayside Power.  Scott’s expertise includes:

  • Construction and business management
  • Teaming and partnering agreements
  • Recruiting and employee retention
  • Strategic planning and long term goal setting
  • Customer relationships and team building

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Andrew Carnegie, Executive Vice President

Andrew Carnegie has been in the industry for over 15 years and has worked for John Burns Construction Company of Illinois since 2008.  Andrew’s credentials include a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Construction Management experience in underground construction, Highway and Roadway Lighting, Estimating Outside Electrical, Traffic Signal and Signal Interconnect Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Fiber Optic Distribution, Transit Power and Airport Lighting and Wayside Power.  Andrew’s expertise includes:

  • Construction and business management
  • Strategic planning
  • Customer relationships with public agencies
  • Customer relationships with private owners and general contractors

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Steve Brazel, Vice President of Safety & Business Operations

Steven has 17 years of experience in the construction industry and has been at JBCC since 2009. In his role as Director of Business Operations, Steven is responsible for employee recruitment and development in addition to overseeing the JBCC Safety, Quality & Fleet Departments.

Steven is dedicated to developing best-in-class teams, and continually improving internal company operations to ensure every JBCC project is completed safely and to the highest industry quality standards. Steven holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Illinois State University, and he is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS).

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Dan Dacy, Chief Financial Officer

For the last 10 years, Dan worked for Curran Contracting. He started as an Accounting Manager and left as a Controller.

While at Curran Contracting, Dan oversaw AP, AR, payroll, job costing, project accounting, year-end close and audit. Prior to Curran, Dan worked at Pepper Construction in corporate accounting and human resources for six years.

He started his career in public accounting at Grant Thornton, after graduating from NIU with a degree in accounting.

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Shane Higgins, Vice President Construction Operations

Shane has been in the Construction industry since 1993, his career started at the age of 18 and has been with John Burns Construction Company, Inc for over 28 years. Shane has advanced at JBCC through his willingness to trust leadership while embrace ever changing roles. In 2019 Shane was promoted to the position of Director of Labor, where he has been successfully presiding over the unprecedented growth in labor diversity. Shane’s expertise includes:

  • Management of field operations
  • Management of labor-force
  • Customer relationships with public agencies
  • Union relationships
  • JBCC equipment fleet management

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Kevin Fangerow, Vice President of Estimating

Kevin is responsible for management of all realms of the General Contracting bid system from beginning process up to project management handoff including: performing detailed evaluation of drawings and specifications; management of bid invitation by soliciting subcontractor bids and vendor quotes; prepare subcontractor scopes; generate estimates by quantity takeoff and pricing of work, write contracts and purchase orders, maintain professional working relationships with subcontractors and vendors, generator new bidding opportunities.

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David Jones, Vice President (Texas)

Brian Zupan, Vice President of Field Operations (Texas)