A Passion for Building

That's the spirit of leadership at Power.

Power leaders take an active role in every project, working side-by-side in the field and the office. This hands-on leadership enables people to learn faster, empowers team members and promotes collaboration.  And it provides clients real-time assurance that their project will be successful from start to finish.  

Plus, with roots deep in the Chicago community and a passion for building what matters, our leaders have grown up, so to speak, in the Power Way.  We believe it is this tradition of growing from within that ensures our company's stability, strength, and ability to thrive in the years ahead.

“Like many people who have come to Power, I came because of the company’s reputation for outstanding performance, its local focus, and its small company feel.  I want us to never lose that sense of being a family.” 

Terry Graber, President and CEO


Dave Anderskow

Senior Vice President and CFO

Pete Bartels

Vice President

Dwight Blake

Senior Vice President

Shahara Byford

Vice President

Pat Donley

Vice President

Patrick Duggan

Vice President

Bob Gallo

Executive Vice President

Jeff Geier

Executive Vice President

Chris Goray

Vice President

Al Gorman


Jon Gorman

Senior Vice President

Terry Graber

President and CEO

Ken Gorman

Senior Vice President

Seth Gudeman

Vice President of Field Operations

Jamie Hendricks

Vice President

Gary Schreiber

Vice President

Bob Van Deven

Vice President
Pete Bartels
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On The Golf Course

With Power since: 1994

1st Construction Job:  .I worked for a testing agency in college.

Project you're most proud of:  TetraPak because it was the first green building, before LEED certification, and the O'Hare CONRAC because of its size and complexity.

Words of wisdom for a new person:  Always do the right thing, and stand behind your work.

Why did you choose Power:  Because of the variety for PMs including everything from selling and estimating to managing the project and closeout.

Best view of the skyline:  from a boat on a summer evening. 

Favorite Chicago Landmark:  Navy Pier

If I wasn't at Power, I would be:  a carpenter 

Board and/or philanthropy participation:  I participate on the Property & Building Committee at our church.  I also help run the Annual Golf Outing for the he Alexian Brothers Foundation.

Pete Bartels's LinkedIn Profile