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  • Rick Goldman
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    PRESIDENT

    Rick Goldman is a construction and real estate development executive whose award-winning career spans skyscrapers, billion-dollar retail projects and luxury residences. His career began in 1990 as a project manager, where he collaborated with legendary architects on millions of square feet.

    Rick supervised the development and construction of flagship stores for transformational brands like Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn—on some of the most expensive streets in the world. In the retail market, his work translated groundbreaking concepts into beautiful, visionary spaces. His portfolio includes many iconic developments in Los Angeles, Albuquerque and the Las Vegas Strip.

    In 2001, Rick co-founded Golden Spike Development, a real estate firm focused on innovative urban infill and re-use projects. The firm’s vision for style and sustainability encompasses residential (condo and multifamily) projects in San Diego, Milwaukee and Albuquerque—where he developed New Mexico’s first and only LEED Platinum-certified luxury building.

    Rick lives in Chicago with his wife, and still insists on mowing his own lawn. His filmmaker daughter is considering a short film on his obsession. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering granted by the University of Colorado in 1988.

  • Ike Hong
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    EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

    Ike Hong is a construction management executive with more than 30 years’ experience solving complicated problems for real estate developers, architects and government agencies. His unrivaled cost estimating and project management skill has supported projects like the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, the Sears Merchandise Group World Headquarters and Chicago’s Adler Planetarium.

    Ike founded Pacific Construction Services in 1993 and quickly scaled the firm from his kitchen table to 20 employees. PCS successfully led ground-up and retrofit construction projects throughout the Chicago region—on time and under budget. In 2005, he co-founded Golden Spike Development, a real estate development company focused on innovative urban in-fill projects.

    In addition to his professional achievements, Ike has held board positions at Asian Human Services, Rush Northshore Hospital and NorthShore University Health System. He currently serves on the boards at The Night Ministry and the Mosaic House Ministry in Chicago.

    Ike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering granted by Purdue University in 1986.

  • Chris Wales
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    Vice President and Partner

    Chris is vice president and partner at PCS, with more than a decade of experience at the firm. He has years of project management experience and a geography degree from the University of Kansas. In Chris’ free time he enjoys spending time at the park with his black lab, Sharpie, watching Chicago Sports, and spending time with his family, especially his darling niece and nephew.

  • Luigi Storino
  • Luigi Storino
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    CFO and Partner

    Lou is a partner and the chief financial officer at PCS, having previously served as controller and project accountant. Lou has his BS in accounting from the University of Illinois. In Lou’s spare time he roots for the Cubs, spends time with his family and two sons, and is an avid poker player.

  • Rick Goldman
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    PRESIDENT

    Rick Goldman is a construction and real estate development executive whose award-winning career spans skyscrapers, billion-dollar retail projects and luxury residences. His career began in 1990 as a project manager, where he collaborated with legendary architects on millions of square feet.

    Rick supervised the development and construction of flagship stores for transformational brands like Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn—on some of the most expensive streets in the world. In the retail market, his work translated groundbreaking concepts into beautiful, visionary spaces. His portfolio includes many iconic developments in Los Angeles, Albuquerque and the Las Vegas Strip.

    In 2001, Rick co-founded Golden Spike Development, a real estate firm focused on innovative urban infill and re-use projects. The firm’s vision for style and sustainability encompasses residential (condo and multifamily) projects in San Diego, Milwaukee and Albuquerque—where he developed New Mexico’s first and only LEED Platinum-certified luxury building.

    Rick lives in Chicago with his wife, and still insists on mowing his own lawn. His filmmaker daughter is considering a short film on his obsession. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering granted by the University of Colorado in 1988.

  • Ike Hong
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    EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

    Ike Hong is a construction management executive with more than 30 years’ experience solving complicated problems for real estate developers, architects and government agencies. His unrivaled cost estimating and project management skill has supported projects like the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, the Sears Merchandise Group World Headquarters and Chicago’s Adler Planetarium.

    Ike founded Pacific Construction Services in 1993 and quickly scaled the firm from his kitchen table to 20 employees. PCS successfully led ground-up and retrofit construction projects throughout the Chicago region—on time and under budget. In 2005, he co-founded Golden Spike Development, a real estate development company focused on innovative urban in-fill projects.

    In addition to his professional achievements, Ike has held board positions at Asian Human Services, Rush Northshore Hospital and NorthShore University Health System. He currently serves on the boards at The Night Ministry and the Mosaic House Ministry in Chicago.

    Ike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering granted by Purdue University in 1986.

  • Chris Wales
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    Vice President and Partner

    Chris is vice president and partner at PCS, with more than a decade of experience at the firm. He has years of project management experience and a geography degree from the University of Kansas. In Chris’ free time he enjoys spending time at the park with his black lab, Sharpie, watching Chicago Sports, and spending time with his family, especially his darling niece and nephew.

  • Luigi Storino
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    CFO and Partner

    Lou is a partner and the chief financial officer at PCS, having previously served as controller and project accountant. Lou has his BS in accounting from the University of Illinois. In Lou’s spare time he roots for the Cubs, spends time with his family and two sons, and is an avid poker player.

  • Daniel Anderson
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    Project Manager

    Dan brings more than 12 years of construction experience (in superintendent and project manager roles) to the firm. Dan has an associate degree in drafting and design, as well as a bachelors in Construction Management from ITT Technical Institute.

    In Dan’s free time he enjoys reading, riding his motorcycle, snowboarding and wakeboarding.

  • Jack Chynoweth
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    Field Superintendent

    Jack has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and started as an engineering assistant (Combat Engineer Squadron) in the Air Force. Jack then became an estate manager, overseeing all aspects of a large estate. In Jack’s free time he restores cars and builds motorcycles and brews beer.

  • Michael Frain
  • Michael Frain
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    Superintendent

    Michael has 25 years of experience as a field superintendent. Prior to becoming a superintendent he was a carpenter and foreman. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, camping, and spending time with his lovely wife and grandchildren.

  • Kevin McDonough
  • Kevin McDonough
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    Project Manager

    Kevin McDonough guides construction projects from inception to completion. Prior to joining PCS, Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management and assisted commercial general contractors building restaurants and retail stores all over the country, acquiring the skills and knowledge essential to become a proficient construction manager. In his free time, Kevin is an dedicated guitar player, music enthusiast, and snowboarder.

  • Daniel Anderson
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    Project Manager

    Dan brings more than 12 years of construction experience (in superintendent and project manager roles) to the firm. Dan has an associate degree in drafting and design, as well as a bachelors in Construction Management from ITT Technical Institute.

    In Dan’s free time he enjoys reading, riding his motorcycle, snowboarding and wakeboarding.

  • Jack Chynoweth
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    Field Superintendent

    Jack has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and started as an engineering assistant (Combat Engineer Squadron) in the Air Force. Jack then became an estate manager, overseeing all aspects of a large estate. In Jack’s free time he restores cars and builds motorcycles and brews beer.

  • Michael Frain
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    Superintendent

    Michael has 25 years of experience as a field superintendent. Prior to becoming a superintendent he was a carpenter and foreman. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, camping, and spending time with his lovely wife and grandchildren.

  • Kevin McDonough
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    Project Manager

    Kevin McDonough guides construction projects from inception to completion. Prior to joining PCS, Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management and assisted commercial general contractors building restaurants and retail stores all over the country, acquiring the skills and knowledge essential to become a proficient construction manager. In his free time, Kevin is an dedicated guitar player, music enthusiast, and snowboarder.

  • Ashley Michelson
  • Ashley Michelson
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    Executive Assistant and Office Manager

    Ashley has seven years of experience assisting C-Suite executives and five years’ experience in office management. Ashley has her BA in Cultural Studies from Columbia College Chicago. In her free time, Ashley enjoys trying new restaurants, going to concerts, and spending time with her family—especially her two daughters.

  • Paige Norkus
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    Assistant Pm

    Paige focuses on estimating and bidding with PCS. Paige graduated from Saint Xavier University with her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She enjoys cooking and traveling in her free time.

  • Justin Pathmann
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    DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

    Justin Pathmann is a construction management executive with 15 years of industry experience. Justin arrives at PCS from his post as president of Pathmann Construction Management—recently acquired by PCS—with a portfolio of commercial and residential construction projects throughout the Chicago region.

    Justin has led an elite team of architects, project managers, site superintendents and sub-contractors to success in diverse markets. His approach prioritizes old-world craftsmanship, attention to detail and construction innovations—as well as meeting budgetary requirements and time constraints.

    That standard of excellence continues at PCS. In his spare time, Justin enjoys rock climbing, cooking and coaching youth sports. Justin graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.

  • Michael Pentland
  • Michael Pentland
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    Superintendent

    Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University, and has numerous industry certifications. He has had the opportunity to oversee luxury single family, multi family, land development, medical, industrial, and commercial ground up and renovation projects.

    . Previous titles held included purchasing agent, project manager, estimator, quality control, and site safety and health officer. On his time off he enjoys family camping trips, camp fires, whiskey, and cigars.

  • Ashley Michelson
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    Executive Assistant and Office Manager

    Ashley has seven years of experience assisting C-Suite executives and five years’ experience in office management. Ashley has her BA in Cultural Studies from Columbia College Chicago. In her free time, Ashley enjoys trying new restaurants, going to concerts, and spending time with her family—especially her two daughters.

  • Paige Norkus
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    Assistant Pm

    Paige focuses on estimating and bidding with PCS. Paige graduated from Saint Xavier University with her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She enjoys cooking and traveling in her free time.

  • JUSTIN PATHMANN
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    DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

    Justin Pathmann is a construction management executive with 15 years of industry experience. Justin arrives at PCS from his post as president of Pathmann Construction Management—recently acquired by PCS—with a portfolio of commercial and residential construction projects throughout the Chicago region.

    Justin has led an elite team of architects, project managers, site superintendents and sub-contractors to success in diverse markets. His approach prioritizes old-world craftsmanship, attention to detail and construction innovations—as well as meeting budgetary requirements and time constraints.

    That standard of excellence continues at PCS. In his spare time, Justin enjoys rock climbing, cooking and coaching youth sports. Justin graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.

  • Michael Pentland
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    Superintendent

    Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University, and has numerous industry certifications. He has had the opportunity to oversee luxury single family, multi family, land development, medical, industrial, and commercial ground up and renovation projects.

    . Previous titles held included purchasing agent, project manager, estimator, quality control, and site safety and health officer. On his time off he enjoys family camping trips, camp fires, whiskey, and cigars.

  • Stephanie Santos
  • Stephanie Santos
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    Administrative Assistant

    Stephanie supports project managers, as well as assisting is the Estimating Department. Prior to working at PCS, Stephanie was the event coordinator for Marriott Hotels. In her free time, she enjoys drinking wine and spending time with her family.

  • Chad Sibigtroth
  • Chad Sibigtroth
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    Project Superintendent

    Chad has a strong foundation of experience with 13 years in the architectural and construction industries. He is responsible for managing field personnel and staffing needs, as well as the coordination and scheduling of subcontractors, materials, and on-site work for each project.

    Working closely with architects, engineers, and owners to ensure projects are completed on time. Chad has a Bachelors in Architecture from Ball State University. In his spare time, Chad enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and watching both of his sons play sports.

  • Veronika Sekaninova
  • Veronika Sekaninova
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    Administrative Assistant

    Veronika has five years of experience in the construction industry, She earned a BS in psychology from Roosevelt University. In her spare time Veronika likes to travel and spend time with her family.

  • Ken Shanahan
  • Ken Shanahan
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    Project Manager

    Ken quickly rose through the ranks from assistant project manager to project manager. Ken has his BS in Applied Engineering with concentration in construction management from Eastern Illinois University. When Ken isn’t at work, he enjoys restoring classic cars, playing guitar, barbecuing and watching football.

  • Stephanie Santos
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    Administrative Assistant

    Stephanie supports project managers, as well as assisting is the Estimating Department. Prior to working at PCS, Stephanie was the event coordinator for Marriott Hotels. In her free time, she enjoys drinking wine and spending time with her family.

  • Chad Sibigtroth
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    Project Superintendent

    Chad has a strong foundation of experience with 13 years in the architectural and construction industries. He is responsible for managing field personnel and staffing needs, as well as the coordination and scheduling of subcontractors, materials, and on-site work for each project.

    Working closely with architects, engineers, and owners to ensure projects are completed on time. Chad has a Bachelors in Architecture from Ball State University. In his spare time, Chad enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and watching both of his sons play sports.

  • Veronika Sekaninova
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    Administrative Assistant

    Veronika has five years of experience in the construction industry, She earned a BS in psychology from Roosevelt University. In her spare time Veronika likes to travel and spend time with her family.

  • Ken Shanahan
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    Project Manager

    Ken quickly rose through the ranks from assistant project manager to project manager. Ken has his BS in Applied Engineering with concentration in construction management from Eastern Illinois University. When Ken isn’t at work, he enjoys restoring classic cars, playing guitar, barbecuing and watching football.

  • Vanessa Trench
  • Vanessa Trench
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    Project Accountant

    Vanessa is the senior project accountant at PCS. She has 20 years of construction accounting experience. In her free time, Vanessa volunteers for Palos Stars, a youth football and cheerleading organization. She enjoys spending quality time with her son and family as well as watching football, and drag racing.

  • Vanessa Trench
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    Project Accountant

    Vanessa is the senior project accountant at PCS. She has 20 years of construction accounting experience. In her free time, Vanessa volunteers for Palos Stars, a youth football and cheerleading organization. She enjoys spending quality time with her son and family as well as watching football, and drag racing.