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
Bob Van Deven
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At the lake house

With Power since: 1996

Words of wisdom for a new person: Speak up and don’t be afraid to have an opinion.

Why did you choose Power: Power does the right thing... always. It makes going home at night easier. It is also the quality of the people and that everyone’s opinion is valued, everyone contributes. And, it’s a fun place to work with people who enjoy what they do.

Favorite Chicago landmark: Buckingham Fountain. I was fortunate to be able to work on an AIA award-winning restoration of the Fountain. I have a personal connection. Through that project, I learned to pay attention to the details.

Board and/or philanthropy participation: Boy Scout Chicago Council Committee and the Milwaukee School of Engineering Construction Industry Board of Overseers

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