Leadership

With many cumulative years of experience, Madison Construction draws upon its employees’ expertise across several sectors. Together, the staff holds almost 100 years of experience on very high profile projects that are considered landmarks and points of interest across the country.

Our senior staff is comprised of experienced professionals who have combined their efforts to create a much sought after group. Having attained much success on separate ventures, together they have created a synergy that has proven to be a winning combination of strengths.

 Executive Staff

Education
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Buffalo

Rob Ferrino

CEO

Rob Ferrino has been in the construction industry for over 25 years. Mr. Ferrino grew up outside Buffalo, New York and attended University of Buffalo. After receiving his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering he moved to Chicago. Before starting his own company, he completed over 30 projects in his tenure totaling over $750M in construction. In 2001, Rob created Madison Construction. Because of Rob's foresight, he has been able to see trends in the industry and has made key decisions about strategically aligning himself and his company to benefit and further the success of his clients. Mr. Ferrino is actively involved in the oversite of Madison Construction. Rob is fully available to his staff at any level to ensure that the project is successful and more importantly, the client's expectations are exceeded with Madison Construction.

Previous Project Portfolio Includes:
McCormick Place Conference Center
IRS Computing Center
Millennium Park
Field Museum


Fun fact:
Rob loves watching his kids play sports, vacationing in Lake Tahoe for skiing and anyplace tropical.

Education
M.S. Civil Engineering, Texas A&M B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Arizona

Bob Kostelny

President

As President of Madison Construction, Bob Kostelny heads up the day-to-day operations for Madison Construction. His responsibilities include setting goals and overseeing/mentoring the project management and office staff. He is charged with ensuring the project management staff is efficient and effective in managing projects from start to completion. He has been instrumental in updating and streamlining integrated management systems including cloud based project management, cost control, scheduling, safety and quality management at the project level. Mr. Kostelny joined Madison in 2011 and brings 25 years of experience in the construction industry. His knowledge and industry experience make him an invaluable member of Madison's senior staff.

Previous Project Portfolio Includes:
The New Cook County Hospital
Millennium Park
McCormick Place Parking, Office and Conference Center
55 East Erie Condominiums
The Sterling Condominiums
Division IX Cook County Jail
I294 Plaza 35 and 39Expansion
UIC Molecular Biology Research
Park Place Condominiums
Wells Street Tower

Fun fact:
Bob is a winemaker and enjoys sharing his finished product with family and friends. His favorite vacation spot is Hawaii.

Education
B.S. Accounting and Managment, Trinity Christian College

Tim Cahill

CFO

Tim Cahill has over 15 years of experience in all facets of real estate development, inclusive of: management, finance, budgeting, feasibility analysis, site selection and capitalization of projects ranging from single tenant to complex, large scale mixed use developments in value ranging from $2 to over $100 million dollars. As CFO, Tim manages the day to day accounting operations of the company as well as oversees the accounting of all projects. Tim goes out of his way to make sure client's and coworkers have all the information they need and understand the information that he is providing them. He has a solid work ethic and integrity coupled with strong motivation and passion for excellence.

Fun fact:
Tim is an experienced painter/sketcher and tattoo artist. Ireland is one of his favorite vacation spots.

Education
B.S. Construction Management, Bradley University

Jerry Weber

Vice President

Jerry Weber has over 25 years of experience overseeing and managing commercial, industrial, multi-story residential and governmental construction projects. This includes, project development, estimating, permitting, subcontractor negotiations, purchasing, contract administration, field coordination, supervision, and safety monitoring. Mr. Weber is a team leader with a motivational management style and strong work ethic. One of his recognized traits is his calm demeanor under pressure. This allows him to create an amazing work experience for all involved. He is able to prioritize, delegate and follow up in order to complete complex tasks under tight deadlines. Jerry has a history of fantastic relationships with owners and the entire project team.

Previous Project Portfolio Includes:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cook County Dept. of Corrections
Department of Defense - Starship Barracks Renovation
UIC Molecular Biology Research
Wells St. Tower
City of Chicago 911 Center

Fun fact:
Jerry is an avid bicycle enthusiast. He thinks that the West is the best and enjoys camping and road trips.

Mike Hugelier

Vice President

Mike is a highly motivated Vice President with 25 years of senior project manager experience in the construction industry. Mr. Hugelier has a high degree of technical proficiency to ensure excellent value when considering solutions to project issues. He has worked on several high profile projects in his career including O’Hare’s FACE project. Mike heads up our employee training and mentorship program. Mike's ability to bring out the best in his team and those around him is infectious and makes for a success combination of skills. Mike has always developed and maintained great client relationships that have lasted long after project completion.

Previous Project Portfolio Includes:
Congress Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation
O'Hare FACE project
O'Hare FACE project Canopy Remediation

Fun fact:
Mike's favorite hobby is anything and everything golf. He enjoys spending time in Myrtle Beach, SC.


Senior Staff

Education
B.S. Construction Technology, Indiana State University

Joe Bruce

Chief Estimator

As the Chief Estimator for Madison Construction, Mr. Bruce is an integral part of the bidding process. He leads the estimating staff through the bidding process for Madison Construction. His responsibilities include cost analysis and value engineering of projects using historical data and relying on the latest technologies. Joe’s role allows him to work closely with our Preconstruction and Project Management staff to ensure a smooth transition from the bid table to the jobsite. Joe has developed excellent working relationships with Owners, Architects, and Subcontractors. His responsibilities also include subcontractor coordination, and proposal preparations. He also coordinates contracts, change orders, and closeout of subcontractors.

Fun fact:
Joe lives in a log house built by hand with his family.

Education
B.S. Industrial Technology, Western Illinois University

Mike Benstent

Senior Project Manager

Mike Benstent has made his professional career in the construction industry for over 30 years working on high profile projects in both the private and public sector markets. He is a results driven senior project manager with an extensive amount of experience managing the entire process of each project from pre-construction to closeout. Mr. Benstent has a very diverse project background managing multi-story residential and office, commercial, institutional, correctional and IDOT construction projects. As a Senior Project Manager, he motivates and guides his project staff to efficiently deliver clients high quality work on time and within budget. Mike takes the time to truly understand all the goals and facets of a project as well as the team involved. He is an integral part of senior management and creates a synergy that leads to successful projects. Mr. Benstent has gained considerable amount of experience working closely and developing relationships with Owners, Architects/Engineers and Construction Managers in his career.

Previous Project Portfolio Includes:
Cook County Department of Corrections - Division IX Maximum Security Prison
Lincolnway North High School
Lincolnway West High School
Interstate 294 Tri-State Tollway widening & Plaza 35 expansion
Chicago Public Schools Capital Improvement Program
Oswego East High School
Eugenie Terrance Apartments

Fun fact:
Mike is a devoted outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, hunting and shooting sports with family and friends. His favorite vacation spot is Lake Geneva, WI.

Education
B.S. Communication, Northern Illinois University

Karol Weyman

Director of Marketing

Karol has been in the construction industry for over 20 years specifically in a marketing capacity. She has been fortunate to be on successful teams that have secured over a billion dollars worth of work in her tenure. Karol has worked in the Chicagoland area for her entire career and has benefited from this marketplace having been employed by a developer, architect, project manager and general contractors. As Director of Marketing for Madison Construction, Ms. Weyman has had the opportunity to focus on public and private partnerships while strengthening the company’s core sectors and maintaining the belief that if you take the most seasoned employees in an industry and allow them to use their individual talents, the company will be successful.

Fun fact:
Karol loves family surfing and enjoys photographing her family doing all sorts of surfer poses. Karol enjoys vacationing in tropical locations.

Education
University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A., Architecture; Keller Graduate School, MBA (in progress)

Joel Spalding

Senior Project Manager

Joel recently joined Madison as a Senior Project Manager. With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Joel has extensive experience in managing diverse teams, construction development financing, cash flow management, contract negotiation, purchasing and value engineering, preconstruction planning, budgeting, scheduling and acceleration of all projects. Joel has a consistent track record with completing successful projects and has maintained excellent client relations. He acts as a role model for his peers and approaches each project with determination and vigor while using his knowledge of past projects to ensure a smooth timeline for construction activities

Fun fact:
Joel has completed several Ironman Triathlons and is currently training for another. When he is not training he loves to hang out with his granddaughter.