The TW Chicago Team
We are young, aggressive and dedicated to achieve customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on establishing relationships and delivering a quality product for a fair price. Since opening our doors in early 2014, we have been providing industry leading General Contracting and Construction Management services. We manage projects for clients in downtown Chicago and the surrounding areas. Our commitment to excellence and our relationship-based approach sets us apart from our competition. We view every project, no matter the size, as our number one priority. Each project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals whose focus is delivering an exceptional product that our customers can be proud to call their own.
Tom Wold is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of TW Chicago. He oversees various departments, including Project Management, Estimating, and Client Relations. Tom is engaged with the firm’s business development, human resources, and procurement management as well. His philosophy is teamwork and fun — two approaches that make projects fulfilling and successful for both TW and clients.
For Tom, it is gratifying to take a project from conception to completion, seeing a client’s vision become a reality. With more than 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate and contracting industries, from estimating and project management to tenant renovations and operations, Tom possesses a well-rounded understanding of the construction process, offering added value to clients.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in business management from Elmhurst University. He is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and a member of the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA). In his free time, Tom, his wife, and children like to visit Sister Bay, WI.
Kevin Kenny is a co-founder of TW Chicago, as well as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He actively manages and leads his multidisciplinary team, including the Estimating, Accounting, and Legal Divisions.
Kevin focuses on both sides of the coin by implementing strategies to best suit the projects from the ground up. His strategies have proven to be highly influential in boosting efficiency, mitigating financial risk, and developing partnerships. He is recognized for his realistic expectations and fair negotiations, providing transparency that builds trust with those he works with.
Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 15 years of accounting and finance experience. His background has honed his approach for preconstruction planning, value engineering, and budget analysis in the real estate and construction industries. His guidance helps his team keep projects within budget while maximizing value for clients.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Millikin University and Master of Science in accounting and financial management from Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). When not crunching numbers, he grabs a dry erase board and marker — doing his best Bill Belichick and Bob Knight impressions, coaching his son’s football and basketball teams.
Mark Guzzino is a co-founder of TW Chicago. He serves as the Chief Marketing Officer and oversees client retention, acquisition, growth, and community engagement. Client satisfaction is at the heart of Mark’s focus, and he prides himself on dedication to client service. Mark believes that communication, especially listening to clients throughout all stages of projects — before, during, and after, ensures their experience with TW is the best.
As a co-founder, Mark has built the company’s culture and continues to reinforce this value daily. He uses the same satisfaction-based approach internally, viewing employee engagement and growth as vital to the success of TW and clients. Mark’s 15 years of commercial real estate experience has helped to establish a network of partnerships and developed a strong reputation for TW Chicago in the construction industry. It has earned TW the ranking as one of the top general contractors in the Midwest by the Real Estate Journal.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in marketing from Western Illinois University. He is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and a member of CoreNet, an association for corporate real estate professionals. When not building relationships, Mark is building a travel itinerary for his family’s adventures together or planning a trip to the Atlantic Ocean to reel in his next deep-sea catch.
Rick Anderson is the General Superintendent at TW Chicago and has been a member of the executive team since 2017. He oversees and manages field operations and supervises the field superintendents and construction projects. As the TW Safety Director, he manages a multitude of tasks, including safety meetings, training, OSHA inquiries, and tracking safety-related issues. Safety is no accident, and Rick stands behind safety tools being the best tools.
His work philosophy revolves around accountability — taking pride and ownership in his work and being someone his co-workers can count on. With more than 30 years of experience in construction, he has experienced the industry from every angle — a union tradesman, superintendent, project manager, and general superintendent. His well-rounded perspective has equipped him with vast industry knowledge and the agility to find creative resolutions to keep projects running smoothly and successfully.
A member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), Rick has completed his carpenter apprenticeship training, earned his OSHA 30-Hour Certification, and is First Aid and CPR certified. When not in Super mode, Rick is enjoying a cool breeze on his motorcycle or on his boat reeling in the big one.
Christopher Derks is the Director of Project Management for TW Chicago. He joined the firm in 2019, bringing with him a wealth of experience in project management and operations for multimillion-dollar companies. If it’s project management, it starts with Christopher.
He motivates his team of managers and keeps projects running efficiently with his keen eye for workflow. He upgraded TW’s management, estimating, accounting, and control tools increasing project efficiency. For each client, Chris handpicks the best TW Project Manager to fit a client’s specific needs. He works with all project stakeholders, from tenants and building owners to architects and engineers, to develop relationships that result in successful projects.
A big sports fan, Chris applies a team-like mentality to problem solving and a collaborative approach in his work ethic. His philosophy is — “It is not your problem; it is our problem.”
Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in construction management with a minor in business from Bradley University.
When he is not building client relationships and project teams, Chris can be found on the slopes skiing/snowboarding or in his backyard grilling a feast for family and friends. Watch out, Chris also has a reputation for spreading cheer with a contagious sense of humor.
Jason Anderson is a Project Manager for TW Chicago. His responsibilities include job site management for new and existing construction. He generates project schedules and budgets, oversees subcontractors and vendors, and ensures the firm achieves top quality standards.
With more than 13 years of experience, Jason has comprehensive knowledge of construction and project management. This includes construction ranging from small to multimillion-dollar projects. Joining the TW team in 2018, he has built a reputation as a team leader who effectively communicates and coordinates with clients and the design team throughout projects. When helping stakeholders with issues, Jason is thorough in gathering needed information to make decisions, offer the best solutions and exceed clients’ goals and expectations.
Jason earned his Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Western Illinois University. When not teaching his kids something new or roughhousing together, you can find him at the ice rink — lacing up his skates and keeping the dream alive.
Jason Sullivan is a Project Manager for TW Chicago and joined the firm in 2018. He is responsible for project schedules, finances, performance, and customer satisfaction for projects from start to finish. Details and excellent communication skills are his strengths.
Jason prides himself on effectively managing projects by keeping the client and design team updated and informed throughout the project progress. He has extensive experience managing projects in roles both as a Superintendent and Project Manager — including tenant improvements, food services, interior mall renovations, and high-rise ground-up residential projects ranging from small to multimillion-dollar developments.
A graduate of Western Illinois University, Jason earned his Bachelor of Science degree in construction management with a minor in business management. When not managing TW client projects, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and time out on the greens managing his golf score.
Lacey McKenzie is a Project Engineer with TW Chicago. She is responsible for organizing operations between all stakeholders on construction projects. This includes the client, TW Chicago, and design team. Lacey has a keen eye for organization, which allows her to stay on top of everything from on-site material submittals, requests for project information, and meeting action items.
Assisting with the Accounting and Estimating Departments as well as her duties as Project Engineer, you’ll often find her involved in every aspect of projects from start to finish. Having joined TW in 2018, Lacey is well known for her adaptability and enthusiasm. These skills are especially vital, and they help her address challenges and problems with agility and ease. Lacey has a diverse background earning her Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Northern Illinois University and working her way into the construction industry as an estimator.
In her free time, Lacey enjoys a good challenge such as improving her running time, learning a new song on her bass guitar, and actually finishing the books she has started.
Joe Seper is a Project Engineer for TW Chicago. His responsibilities include supporting client projects by tracking and managing permits, submittals, requests for information (RFIs), and subcontracts.
Joe joined the TW team in 2021, and he prides himself on being detail oriented and tech savvy. These skills equip him to offer clients increased flexibility and solutions, allowing TW to deliver high-quality results to clients and ensure they are happy with the outcome of their projects.
With previous experience in general contracting as an electrical contractor, Joe earned his bachelor’s degree from Lewis University and is OSHA 10-hour certified. When he is not helping TW clients, you can find Joe on the soccer field where he coaches a youth travel soccer team.
David Del Valle
David Del Valle is a Project Engineer for TW Chicago. He is responsible for maintaining in-depth knowledge of project specifications and drawings to support the project management team. He prides himself on being familiar with the full scope and aspects of projects to ensure smooth and high-quality execution and delivery.
David is a life-long learner and is always on the lookout for opportunities to increase his skills and knowledge. Known for being driven and motivated, he is eager to bring out the best in others with his positive attitude and willingness to help clients and the TW team. David joined TW in 2021 after returning from the Fort Myers/Naples area. He has previous experience with general contractor firms in Chicago and worked as a project engineer while in Florida.
David has a bachelor’s degree in technical systems management with a focus on construction management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he is OSHA 30-hour certified. After work, David enjoys listening to music and exploring the city to discover new restaurants and craft breweries.
Gary Espey is a Project Accountant with TW Chicago and joined the firm in 2017. He supports all financial activities and monitors financial performance for client projects. This includes variance reviews, expense approvals, progress billings, and payroll. Gary doesn’t just crunch numbers — he makes them work.
A well-versed finance and accounting professional, he consistently delivers the type of financial intel and insights that allow TW’s team to maximize success and results for clients. He also leverages technology platforms to help keep projects on budget.
Gary is proud of his hard work ethic and providing financial information that strategically helps guide, plan, and complete projects efficiently and effectively. His history of over 20 years of experience in sales, business development, finance, and accounting with public and private companies is a big payoff for TW and our clients.
Gary’s alma mater is Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Go Lumberjacks! There, he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting. When not captivated by mathematical calculations, Gary is chasing his grandkids. Or you can find him working on his golf swing by playing a round or two. Currently, Gary reports his golf handicap is the game itself. Fore!
Robert Rivera is a Lead Estimator at TW Chicago and joined the firm in 2019. He coordinates with trade partners, architects, and engineers to acquire a full understanding of the projects at hand and the costs associated to get the job done. This includes visiting job sites, analyzing data, and fostering relationships.
With more than 10 years of experience as an estimator, Robert has worked on pricing construction of all sizes. He continually advances his knowledge by scheduling seminars, webinars, and site meetings with his fellow trade partners. His combined experience and attention to detail translate into TW competing for and winning premiere Chicagoland construction opportunities.
Robert is a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators. Outside of the office, Robert’s favorite activities involve his two sons — his greatest accomplishments in life. A diehard Chicago White Sox fan, he enjoys watching and going to games together with them.
Steve Peterson is a Senior Superintendent at TW Chicago. He oversees and manages complex construction projects and is responsible for the onsite management of some of TW’s largest projects. He joined the firm in 2017 and has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry.
Throughout Steve’s career, he has managed projects from taking apartment complexes and industrial buildings out of the ground to making restaurant and bar owners’ visions a reality. He has worked as a foreman, construction manager, and owner — equipping him with well-rounded insights into all project aspects, a highly organized approach and keen attention to detail.
Steve is OSHA safety certified and has been recognized as Field superintendent of the Year multiple times during his career. He believes communication is a cornerstone of project excellence, making it possible to meet timelines, deliver high quality and maintain safety. His proven track record reflects his ability to be proactive, identify potential problems and create solutions that keep projects on track.
When not out in the field on a project, you can find Steve out on the water. Him and his family enjoy spending weekends waterskiing, fishing, and relaxing.
Joe Kovalsky is a Site Superintendent at TW Chicago. Field activities and safety on project sites are his areas of expertise and responsibility. He monitors on-site safety and tracks project progress to ensure all work is performed on time and according to project specifications, plans, and building regulations. Known for his excellent customer service skills and attention to detail, Joe locks in on project activity and anticipates potential problems to be proactive and keep projects on target.
Joe is an Army veteran and has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. His work as a commercial carpenter, project manager, and superintendent allows him a 360 view of what is required to achieve clients’ goals. With an eye also on safety, Joe is OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour Certified, Procore Project Manager Certified, and Procore Superintendent Certified.
When Joe isn’t on the job, the great outdoors calls his name. On weekends, he goes camping with his family, works on side projects involving building, or can be found covered in grease (with a big smile) under the hood of a car.
Donnie Milne is a Project Superintendent with TW Chicago. He leads and manages the on-site construction team at his job sites. This includes coordinating trade partners, enforcing safety protocols, maintaining a clean site, and communicating with building engineers to ensure the smooth progression of the project at hand.
Donald takes pride in being a team player, which is even more gratifying in TW’s collaborative environment. He believes that leveraging everyone’s strengths ensures the success of projects. For Donald and TW, the team and collaboration also extend to the client, making a client’s experience and satisfaction a reality.
Donald joined TW in 2019, and he has more than 25 years of industry experience with a specialization in carpentry. His expertise offers unique knowledge and the capabilities to supervise and run projects with positive results. Over his career, Donald has honed his skills and agility — from communicating expectations and timelines to jumping in and completing final tasks to meet project deadlines.
Whenever he can, Donald also jumps at the opportunity to beat his fishing record. He’s always outdoing himself and the record number of crappies he’s caught. His friends and family are happy to hear when he’s out on his boat — they know they’re in for a good old-fashioned fish fry.
Brad Massengill is a Superintendent at TW Chicago and joined the team in 2018. He organizes and leads project work on site locations, including safety, negotiations, scheduling, quality assurance, subcontractor coordination, and customer relations.
Brad is a Navy veteran and has more than 28 years of experience in the construction industry. His proven leadership allows him to build relationships that ensure projects are completed on time and budget. While overseas, he attended the University of Hawaii. Brad is OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour Certified and holds his Residential and Commercial Building Inspector License in Indiana.
Brad’s beloved German Shepherd, Hank, is the object of Brad’s affection, and they spend much of his time off palling around together. Brad’s family also receives his attention and his original creations from his woodshop.
Don Gibson is a Senior Superintendent for TW Chicago. He works with project stakeholders to establish schedules, provide weekly progress updates and maintain a safe construction environment to keep projects on budget and schedule. Responsible for on-site management, Don is tuned in when on a project — he knows every detail.
Don believes that communication is vital to successful collaborations with clients. He builds relationships with project stakeholders that allow him to manage and maximize workflow efficiency. He has more than 40 years of experience in the engineering and construction industries — from foreman and manager to owner and superintendent. Don is known for his reliability, smooth-running projects, and high-quality results for clients.
Don earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Louisiana State University. Go Tigers! He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The apples of his eye are his three grandchildren, and spending time with them is a high priority. He also takes to the woods for R&R at his lake home in northern Wisconsin, where hunting and fishing are his favorite outdoorsman activities.
DJ Doherty is a Superintendent at TW Chicago. He coordinates with tenants and sub-contractors to achieve clients’ goals and complete projects on time and on budget. DJ’s critical thinking and management resources keep him at the top of his game and TW’s commercial and industrial projects running smoothly.
Since joining the firm in 2017, DJ has become known for anticipating problems and using his construction experience to be proactive and offer solutions to clients and the TW team. He takes great pride in his team and makes it a priority to be a team player who is flexible and agile, taking on aspects of projects needed to make TW and clients successful.
DJ has more than 8 years of experience in the construction industry, and he has a passion for learning. Continuously, he adds to his knowledge through industry peers and co-workers. DJ earned his Bachelor of Science in construction management from Western Illinois University, taking courses in LEED, Six Sigma, estimating, and management. He is OSHA 30-Hour certified.
When DJ isn’t growing his knowledge, you’ll find him in a ticket line — happily scoring a good seat to attend a live show or concert.
Ed Kollman is the Warehouse and Logistics Manager at TW Chicago. He procures and distributes all safety and site equipment from the TW warehouse to job sites. He also ensures all equipment is clean, operational, and well-maintained.
Joining TW in 2015, Ed was one of the firm’s first employees. He has been in construction management and logistics for over 25 years and has a variety of experience — from large and small construction projects to landscape construction. By the team, he is known for lending a helping hand to others with consistent dependability and loyalty. He answers his phone at any hour and drops what he is doing to help his team and TW clients.
Ed earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in business management from the College of DuPage, and he is OSHA 30-Hour certified. When not working his management and logistics magic, you can find him on road trip adventures to the Dakotas, where he one day plans to retire. Ed loves the wide-open roads and spaces where he can let his freedom ring!