The AKRA team of construction professionals provides decades of dedicated experience for each and every project. A majority of AKRA’s projects are for repeat customers that have come to appreciate the partnership approach of the AKRA team.
Year Started: 1974
Certification/Licensing: Licensed in AL, MS, SC, TN, Metal Building Assemblers Certification, Metallic Top Builder and President’s Award
Organizations/Community Involvement: Association of Builders and Contractors, Construction Specifications Institute, Tilt-Up Concrete Association, Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association, President of the Teutopolis Park District
John GrunlohVice President
Year Started: 1993
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance
Experience: Estimator, Project Manager, Vice President (2016)
Certification/Licensing: Commercial Roofing License
Organizations/Community Involvement: President – Island Grove School PTO, Treasurer – Jasper County Boys & Girls Park, St. Isadore Parish Council 2015-Present, Island Grove Men’s Choir, Manager at Newton American Legion 20 Baseball
Year Started: 1993
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Certification/Licensing: Certified Public Accountant
Organizations/Community Involvement: Construction Financial Management Association and American Institute of Certified
Jim RamertVice President
Year Started: 2001
Education: Associates Degree in Architectural Construction Technology
Experience: Superintendent, Estimator, Project Manager, Vice President (2016)
Certification/Licensing: Dale Carnegie Graduate Assistant
Organizations/Community Involvement: Knights of Columbus
Stan ProbstOperations Manager
Year Started: 1977
Experience: Operations Manager
Certification/Licensing: Dale Carnegie Certification
Organizations/Community Involvement: Knights of Columbus, St. Michael Church Building Committee
Donnie DillBusiness Development
Year Started: 1995
Education: Associates Degree in Architectural Construction Technology and Design & CAD Certification
Experience: Drafting, Project Manager, Business Development
Certification/Licensing: Qualified Credentialed Inspector – State of Alabama
Organizations/Community Involvement: Lake Land College Building Construction Technology Advisory Committee, Village of Dieterich Zoning Board, Village of Dieterich Zoning Inspector
The AKRA team of Project Managers offer exceptional experience in project coordination. From large-scale manufacturing warehouses to small scale office sites, ARKA project managers serve as the chief communicators for each AKRA project. They offer instant communication for the AKRA client to the job site.
From project scheduling, to value engineering, the AKRA team ensures each project exceeds the expectation of the AKRA client.
AKRA Superintendents are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the AKRA projects. Their coordination of the trades on the job site assures a clean, safe, well run project.
The open communication channel with the Project Managers assures flexibility for the client and architect alike. AKRA Superintendents embrace a spirit of ownership in each and every project. Their work is a reflection of themselves.
Our group of specialty craftsmen are the trade specialists of AKRA Builders. With their dedicated crews, our trade foremen are experts in their areas of construction. From concrete construction to carpentry, our trade specialists, under the direction of the Foremen, provide efficient and effective construction methods, utilizing the latest construction technology to assure a quality project.
“as your building partner, our role does not end with the completion of the project.”
The AKRA Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of business and community leaders. In addition to their service to AKRA, the members of the AKRA board are involved in more than 15 companies across the state of Illinois. The AKRA board also offers civic leadership, with involvement in numerous non-profit and community based organizations throughout Illinois.