With two decades of experience and an extensive healthcare background, Jerry has led projects for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and UC Health. As Senior Vice President and Regional Director, Jerry leads Pepper’s operations in the Cincinnati area. He works closely with Pepper’s local, experienced project teams to provide oversight on preconstruction and construction activities. Recognized as a thought leader in design assist projects, Jerry's passion is to help owners achieve their goals and optimize the project budget.
Jerry received his bachelors of science in Architectural Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati (UC) and holds an associate's degree from UC in Construction Management. A Cincinnati native and who enjoys giving back to his local community, Jerry currently serves as a board member for ArtWorks Cincinnati, a non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth to create art and community impact. Jerry also invests his time with the Ronald McDonald House Charities, the American Heart Association’s HeartChase, and is a Boy Scout Troop Scout Master in New Richmond, Ohio.
Brian has more than 20 years of experience, and during most of his career he has specialized in healthcare construction. His experience covers all areas of a hospital, from medical offices to operating and emergency departments – totaling 60 projects and $292 million, across 10 different healthcare campuses in the region. As project director, Brian leads project teams from preconstruction through project completion, ensuring the highest level of safety and quality are maintained.
Brian received his Master of Business Administration and his Bachelor of Science in Construction from Bradley University. He is an American Hospital Association Certified Healthcare Constructor (AHA-CHC), a LEED AP, is 30-hour OSHA certified and holds an ASHE Healthcare Construction certificate. He is a member of Lean Construction Institute (LCI) and the American College of Healthcare Executives, in addition to teaching classes for Pepper employees and volunteering at his church.
Scott Haddock has more than three decades of experience in construction and business leadership roles. His diverse background spans every area of construction, including project and field leadership, customer relations, talent development, sales and operational oversight. As vice president, Scott leads project teams to deliver the highest levels of service and quality for our clients. He holds a bachelor's degree in business management, with a minor in international trade, from Antioch University and is a LEED AP BD+C. In his free time, Scott serves as a volunteer firefighter and is an area football coach.
Brian serves as one of Pepper Construction's higher education leaders, having completed more than one million square feet of college and university projects throughout the Midwest. His clients range from some of the most recognizable institutions in the region, like the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, to smaller liberal arts and community colleges like Dominican University and North Central College. Brian's strength is in leading teams through the preconstruction planning process, and in 2014, he served on a panel at MAPPA, where they discussed the pros and cons of capital project trends. Brian holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Marquette University. He has served as a member of the National Alumni Association Board of Directors for Marquette University, currently serves on the Marquette University Civil Engineering Academic Advisory Board, the Associated College of Illinois Board of Trustees and is a member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).
With 19 years of construction, Dan began in Chicago before moving to Indiana in 2015. His experience includes retail, commercial, industrial and wastewater treatment. Now he leads Indiana’s manufacturing and industrial work. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois, and he is a LEED AP. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Chris Rayner has 30 years of industry experience, 17 which have been with Pepper. With more than $400 million in university construction experience, Chris leads Pepper Indiana’s higher education team. In addition to serving our higher education clients, Chris has also worked on $1 billion in healthcare projects and more than 750,000 square feet in K-12 spaces. .
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and he is a LEED AP. He was a featured speaker at The State of Indiana Division of Supplier Diversity.
As senior vice president of virtual construction, Jen provides strategic direction for the company with regard to BIM, laser scanning, augmented reality, MEP and other technical services specialties. She serves as a key advisor to project teams on constructability and implementation strategies throughout the early stages of project design and development, as well as providing leadership on construction, fabrication and facility management and operations technology.
Jen has more than 12 years of experience in architecture, engineering and construction. She is a leader in the Chicago virtual construction community, speaking frequently and running workshops educating others on BIM. She has been recognized among 2016 Women in Construction by Constructech Magazine, Chicago Building Congress Future Leaders and ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40. Jen holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture, Structures, both from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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As Director of Business Development, Rob Held forms relationships with new clients and fosters ongoing partnerships. He applies his experience as a project manager to dive into details with owners and provide them with the best services to fit their unique needs. With more than a decade of industry experience and market expertise, Rob excels at building a strong foundation between clients and project teams to ensure the owner’s vision comes to life.
Rob is a member of the Indiana Subcontractors Association Connection Committee, NAIOP Indiana and raises funds for Noble. He graduated from University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.