Lindblad Construction Management Team
Lindblad Construction’s dedication to our customers’ needs begins with our management team, and is reinforced by our skilled craftsmen.
PresidentTom has presided over Lindblad Construction since 2000 and has held senior management and ownership positions since 1980. He has over 40 years of experience in project management, estimating, marketing, and subcontract coordination. His areas of expertise include the management of Design/Build projects; pre-engineered metal buildings; and developing new client relations and nurturing already established client connections. Tom received his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Technology from Bradley University.
Vice PresidentMark has been the Vice President of Lindblad Construction since 1989. He has 40 years of experience in project management, estimating, marketing and engineering. His skillsets have fostered company growth into new market areas in industrial & utility markets as well as sustained strong client relations for decades. Mark received a Bachelor’s in Architectural Building Construction Engineering Technology from Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Secretary/TreasurerJill Zizzo joined the Lindblad team in February 2018. She brings 20 years of experience in construction accounting along with extensive knowledge of job costing, the percentage of completion method and financial reporting. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy in 1997 and was granted the “Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional” designation from the Construction Financial Management Association in 2007.
Safety ManagerScott Batty has worked for Lindblad Construction since 2013. He has over 22 years of expertise in Environment, Health and Safety administration and implementation; program development; and training. Scott Batty received his Master’s Degree in Adult Education from Northern Illinois University.
Project ManagerPete Valek has 30 years of construction experience and has worked with Lindblad for over 20 years. He has worked as a skilled craftsman, Foreman, General Foreman, Superintendent, Estimator and Project Manager. Pete’s team specializes in self-performance of concrete work in the industrial, municipal, and commercial sectors.
Chris Alberico began his construction career in 2006. While earning his Bachelor’s in Science in Construction Management from Western Illinois University, he began working as a union laborer during his summer breaks. After graduating in 2009, he continued to work in the field to gain on-the-job knowledge and skills that have helped him gain a Project Management / Estimator role with experience in utility, pipeline, and commercial sectors.
Senior Project ManagerBrian Long has worked in the construction industry since 1984. He began his career as a carpenter and has joined the Lindblad team in 1999. In 2010, Brian moved from the field into a project management role and is currently a senior project manager. Brian oversees the utility/power sector of the company. His team specializes in self-performance of concrete construction and General Contracting in the utility & power sector.
Project ManagerLee brings over 32 years of construction experience as a Contract Maintenance Manager, Carpenter Foreman, General Foreman, Superintendent, Estimator, and Project Manager to the Lindblad team. He has worked with Lindblad for over 27 years. Lee’s team specializes in renovations; service agreements; general contracting; interior build-outs; metal studs & drywall; and heavy industrial construction. He attributes his success to his loyal clientele, great craftsmen, and owners’ support.
Dan O' Connell
Project ManagerDan began his career as a union carpenter in 1983. In 2008 he joined the Lindblad team as a General Foreman. Dan became a Project Manager in 2011; his focus at Lindblad has been the promotion of pipeline and refinery construction.
Project ManagerDan began working at Lindblad Construction as a laborer in the summer of 2006. He continued working at Lindblad during summer & winter breaks from Purdue University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management. After earning his degree, he was hired as a full-time Project Engineer/Assistant Project Manager in 2011. Dan became a Project Manager in 2018 & currently focuses on the utility & power sector.