Our Team

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

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

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

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

Rick Anderson is the Vice President of Field Operations 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

Christopher Derks is Vice President and Project Executive 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 Sullivan

Jason Sullivan is a Senior 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

Lacey McKenzie is a Project Manager II 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.

Andrew Schweiss

Andrew Schweiss is a Project Manager at TW Chicago. He is responsible for creating preliminary and progress schedules, maintaining project budgets and costs, communicating with clients and subcontractors, and coordinating project meetings. Additionally, Andrew coordinates requests for information (RFIs) and submittals.

Joining the firm in February 2022, Andrew prides himself on being detail-oriented and on his strong technical background. He enjoys guiding TW clients through solving problems to help them successfully achieve their goals. Andrew has management experience in glass/glazing, masonry restoration, and decorative flooring projects. Additionally, he has worked with a precast concrete company and managed warehouse and parking garage projects.

Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and he is OSHA 30-hour certified. When not working on client projects, you can find him spending time with his son or using his culinary skills in the kitchen or backyard, grilling with his smoker. In his spare time, Andrew also enjoys the fun challenge of building computers.

David Del Valle

David Del Valle is a Project Manager 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

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!

Melissa McGregor

Melissa is a Senior Project Accountant for TW Chicago. She oversees billing and is responsible for the general ledger, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, job closeouts, and project costs.

Joining the firm in 2022, Melissa is known for being highly organized and detailed oriented. She takes pride in managing multiple deadlines and projects on time.

Bringing more than 12 years of accounting experience to TW, Melissa started her career as an accounting clerk and worked her way up to becoming a senior project accountant. Previously, she worked for an electrical subcontractor and general contractor firm.

Melissa earned her associate degree in accounting and will earn an associate degree in finance in 2023. When Melissa is not crunching the numbers, she enjoys listening to her daughter sing or play string instruments and watching her son play hockey. She also enjoys continuing her education in the accounting and finance world.

Robert Rivera

Robert Rivera is a Preconstruction Manager 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. 

Amy Probst

Amy Probst is the Marketing Coordinator for TW Chicago. She organizes, plans, and manages company events and is responsible for TW’s social media channels and content creation.

Known for her creativity, Amy loves to help people showcase their work. She joined the firm in 2022 and enjoys collaborating and sharing new strategies with TW associates to market and promote client projects and TW’s expertise.

While a collegiate track and field coach for seven years, Amy developed a passion for social media strategy and content creation. What began as a way to promote the team’s accomplishments became a career opportunity. Amy was a collegiate track & field athlete, earning a Division II All-American status in the 4x400 meter relay. She studied psychology at Lewis University and earned her master’s in sports leadership at North Central College.

When she isn't imagining fun, creative events and content for TW, Amy stays in shape, lifting weights and running. She also enjoys getting out on the water to paddleboard, kayak, and go boating.

Robert Rakoncay

Robert Rakoncay is a Project Estimator for TW Chicago. He leads project estimates, including scoping blueprints, subcontractor proposals, and job-specific feedback. Robert coordinates with project architects, engineers, building owners, tenants, and subcontractors to develop proposals that best meet clients’ needs and budgets.

Clients praise Robert’s service and relationship skills, attention to detail, and on-site presence for project estimates and the bid process. In addition, his precise review of job scopes and blueprints ensures clients can rely on his estimates and that projects are completed to the highest quality.

Robert joined TW in 2022 and attended Elmhurst University, where he studied business and corporate communications. When he started his construction industry career, he quickly developed a passion for working in the industry and with clients. He has five years of experience as a lead estimator and has worked in and closely with sales and project managers, communicating clients’ needs.

You can find Robert in the great outdoors, golfing, hiking, and boating in his spare time. He also enjoys visiting his family’s northern Wisconsin lake property and frequenting new sushi spots with his girlfriend in the Chicagoland area. Robert played college football at Elmhurst, so he is passionate about the sport and is your guy for fantasy football advice.

Phil Handstad

Phil Hanstad is a Project Manager and Estimator for TW Chicago. He is responsible for managing client projects, coordinating trades on site, and maintaining communications between subcontractors and clients to achieve clients’ goals. Additionally, Phil develops estimates for future client projects. 

Phil has a reputation for being detail oriented and a good communicator. He prides himself on tracking projects closely and being proactive to keep projects running smoothly. He listens to clients and their needs and coordinates with all parties to achieve clients’ goals.

Phil earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Illinois State University. He joined TW Chicago in 2022 and brings more than eight years of experience in the electrical construction industry. His experience includes estimating, purchasing, tracking materials, tenant build-outs, and mixed-use ground-up construction. Phil is also OSHA 30-Hour certified.

When not laser-focused on client projects, Phil enjoys spending time at his family’s lake house in Door County, WI. He also loves to head out west to hit the slopes for snowboarding fun.  

Mario Olivella

Mario Olivella is a Project Engineer with TW Chicago. He assists the project management and field teams throughout the course of construction. Additionally, he ensures that clients complete all necessary paperwork and sets up bidding for new projects.

Mario is known for being well-organized and skilled at multitasking. It enables him to work efficiently with managers on simultaneous jobs, where he monitors progress — from project schedules and specifications to equipment installation submittals.

After graduating from the University of Missouri in 2022 with a degree in business administration and an emphasis in management, Mario joined TW Chicago. You can find him watching his favorite Chicago sports teams when he's not on the job. Go Bears, White Sox, Blackhawks, and Bulls! And in the summer months, he breaks out his own cleats and plays in softball leagues.

Steve Peterson

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. 

Don Gibson

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.

Donnie Milne

Donnie Milne is a Senior 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. 

Don McDaid

Don is a Senior Superintendent at TW Chicago. He oversees and manages day-to-day field operations on-site at locations and keeps projects running on schedule. In addition, he is responsible for coordination and sequencing with clients, architects, engineers, trade partners, and vendors to ensure a safe environment and productivity for project success.

Joining TW Chicago in 2022, Don has a reputation for collaborating with trade partners and staff to problem solve and create ideal solutions to challenges. He’s skilled at bringing options to the table for clients and designers that enable projects to progress to the next phase.

Don brings more than 35 years of construction industry experience to TW Chicago and received his education in Ireland. When Don is not on-site or collaborating with project team members, you can find him on the green playing golf with friends and family. He also likes to use his construction experience to dive into home remodeling projects. 

Ed Kollman

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! 

DJ Doherty

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. 

Joshua Engel

Josh is a Project Superintendent for TW Chicago, overseeing and coordinating construction project site activities. He coordinates with subcontractors, performs quality control and safety checks, and provides on-site direction to maintain project plans and schedules.

Josh prides himself on his strong work ethic, creativity, and honesty — qualities he perfected during his 4 1/2 years serving in the United States Marine Corps.

Joining TW Chicago in 2022, Josh has a wealth of construction experience as a carpenter, foreman, safety coordinator, superintendent, and arborist. He has also served as a lead fabricator for custom home builders, commercial construction companies, and metal fabrication companies. Josh is OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour Certified. 

Outside of coordinating TW construction site projects, Josh loves being a father and enjoys playing frisbee with his Labrador Retriever. He is a member of the American Legion Post 75 in Geneva, IL, competes in local action-shooting sports, and is talented at building mobile bars and patio furniture.

Rich Barski

Rich Barski is a Project Superintendent and Site Safety and Jobsite Coordinator for TW Chicago. He manages on-site construction teams for his projects. His role includes coordinating with trade partners, enforcing safety protocols, and communicating with building engineers to keep projects running smoothly and successfully.

Rich joined TW in 2022 and prides himself on his experience with blueprint reviews and understanding subcontractors’ scopes of work. His knowledge helps him to anticipate and prevent discrepancies to achieve project drawing and blueprint accuracy. Rich also brings prior tradesman experience to his role at TW, allowing him to effectively and efficiently plan and sequence on-site trades to best align with and maintain project schedules.

Rich attended DeVry University and studied telecommunications and network management. He is OHSA 30-Hour Certified. You’ll find Rich getting a good workout when not on the job. He enjoys physical fitness to relieve daily stress and stay focused.

Rich enjoys cooking; a passion sparked when he was younger and worked as a cook with highly experienced chefs. He especially likes making new dishes and putting his own spin on them. Rich also coaches his son’s football team — a special shared experience as family is his top priority.

Chris Gigele

Chris Gigele is a Project Superintendent for TW Chicago. He provides client project oversight, safety, scheduling, and quality control to ensure customer satisfaction. 

He joined the team in 2022 and is known for his attention to detail. Chris manages project time and resources, making sure they are utilized wisely and that materials are properly installed to customer and industry standards. Additionally, he maintains clear lines of communication between clients and all project stakeholders.  

With more than eight years of general contracting experience, including as a union laborer and foreman, Chris has the knowledge and understanding of what is needed to complete projects on time and on budget. In addition, he is OSHA 30-hour certified.

Chris earned a degree in education at Western Illinois University. His background helps him to be highly organized and coordinate a wide range of projects with various people. When not on a construction site, Chris is likely to be found golfing, boating, grilling or cooking.

Nick LePore

Nick is a Project Superintendent with TW Chicago. He manages the daily activities of subcontractors on job sites, maintains site safety, ensures goals and deadlines are met, and achieves client project satisfaction. Nick enjoys interacting with clients and maintaining partnerships with trade subcontractors. He appreciates problem solving to provide solutions and project success. 

Clients trust Nick for his strong attention to detail and assurance that projects are completed on time and with quality craftsmanship. His daily motto is taking pride in his team’s work and going the extra mile.

With more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry, Nick joined TW in 2022 and began his career as a union carpenter, specializing in commercial office build-outs. He has experience as a carpenter, journeyman carpenter foreman, and superintendent. Nick completed the carpenter apprenticeship program and is OSHA 10-Hour Certified. Additionally, he has ICRA, HILTI, and DIRTT certifications and was recognized for his performance excellence on a multi-million-dollar project for a Fortune 500 company.

Nick grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, and his family is in the construction industry. He has always enjoyed building projects, even as a kid, so it runs in his blood. When he is not on a TW client job site, he spends time with his wife, children, and rooting for the Bears and Cubs. Nick also enjoys golf and recreational softball. A fun fact is that he is a triplet — but not identical. He’s delightfully one of a kind!

David Nardi 

David Nardi is a Foreman I at TW Chicago. He is responsible for managing multiple projects ranging from painting to new construction. He also coordinates with local tradespeople to execute project goals, achieve requirements, and meet deadlines on time.

To deliver quality craftsmanship, David focuses on constant communication, transparency, and mutual respect. He is proficient in multiple languages and can communicate easily and effectively with various project teams and TW clients. He joined the TW team in January of 2022 and offers more than 10 years of experience in the carpentry and construction industry.

David has earned OSHA 30-hour, fall prevention and protection, scaffolding erector, and aerial lift operator certifications. He prioritizes the safety of others on and off the field and is a safety advocate who ensures that TW’s rules and protocols are