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Founder & CEO

Tony Iannessa

Born in Chicago, Tony Iannessa is driven by the work ethic he inherited from his family, who immigrated from Italy in the early 1950s. Having built a foundation working in the trades, Tony’s roots in construction trace back to his youth, when he spent summers as a concrete laborer and interning with an electrical contractor.

After graduating from Indiana University, he gained over a decade of experience in Chicago’s construction industry, which he leveraged to form BIG in 2016. As founder and CEO of BIG, Tony leads the firm’s strategic direction and is responsible for organization’s sustainable growth.

Tony is an active member of Vistage and Chicago’s Economic Club, and serves as a board member of Susan G. Komen and the Sports and Pastimes committee of Riverside Golf Club. He is a founding member of an FMI Peer Group helping interior construction firms across the country sustainably expand their businesses profitably. He has been featured in Crain’s Chicago Business numerous times and has served in various board positions with Leukemia Lymphoma Society, National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Greater Chicago Food Depository and City of Hope.

When he isn’t working, Tony lives in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood with his wife and daughter. He enjoys golf, cooking/dining, working out, and relaxing in Harbor Country, Michigan with his family.

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Principal

Isaac Chinwalla

As the leader of BIG’s preconstruction team, Isaac oversees estimates, budgets, bids, and unit cost assemblies. Paired with his high-level project planning competencies, Isaac’s fundamental understanding of construction costs and logistics assures design aligns with cost analysis.

After finishing his degree in architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Isaac spent a couple of years working in ground-up construction at one of Chicago’s largest general contractors. It was there that he had the opportunity to work with Tony, now BIG’s CEO, on an interior buildout project. Taking quickly to the team’s energy and the autonomy, Isaac presented a bid in his first week and permanently joined the group shortly after.

Isaac is committed to strengthening his holistic understanding of interior construction and has earned LEED Green Associate and OSHA 30-Hour Certifications. He currently serves as a Board Member of DIFFA Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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Chris Eby

Growing up in Chicago, Chris was intrigued by the construction business. His grandfather, who worked at a plaster company, and his father, a carpenter and superintendent, inspired Chris’ desire to be an engineer—a natural fit for someone who loves problem solving.

Having graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in industrial technology, Chris now has over a decade of industry experience under his belt and is an asset in his role as project executive at BIG. With a flair for facilitating communication and simplifying processes, Chris helps develop and refine the operations, policies, and procedures that contribute to high-quality, successful project delivery.

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John Wilson

John’s first job in the construction industry was as a laborer at a contracting company, and he never looked back. Though he earned his degree in business management, even working for the Board of Trade, it was in construction where John found his true calling.

As Senior Superintendent at BIG, John’s gregarious and ambitious nature are assets to building relationships and advocating for the best interests of projects. As manager of field operations, he employs two decades of experience that ensuring resources meet project specifications on budget.

John is a native and current resident of Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood. Outside of work, he coaches his children’s basketball and soccer teams and participates on the City of Hope leadership council.

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Chief Financial Officer

Paul Kloet

Born in Iowa, Paul Kloet grew up surrounded by CPAs vigorously debating around the dinner table. He earned degrees in finance and accounting at Indiana University, and pursued opportunities in auditing, investment banking, and private equity before finding the opportunity to utilize his skillset in BIG’s entrepreneurial environment.

As CFO of BIG, Paul leads the firm’s business services including finance and accounting, IT, and HR. With his experience growing scalable teams and processes, Paul is well suited to create an infrastructure that grows sustainable business.

Paul is an active mentor at the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life and Depaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center where he enjoys helping others achieve their business goals. He lives in Lakeview with his wife, Haze, and enjoys reading, golf, Cubs games, and spending time with their dog.

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Meet the dream team

It takes talented people to get the job done. Luckily, we have them in spades.

BIG Construction Management Team

Kevin Chua

Sr. Project Manager
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Robert Cyranek

Senior Superintendent
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Chris Evans

Assistant Project Manager
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Tyler Federspill

Sr. Project Manager
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Rich Jaworoski

Senior Superintendent
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Samaksh Kamdar

Project Engineer
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Alyssa Miner

Project Engineer
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Matt Peter

Assistant Project Manager
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Marty Powers

Senior Superintendent
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Mike Prochno

Sr. Project Manager
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Ram Rivera

Senior Superintendent
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Adam Scheitel

Assistant Project Manager
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Golzar Shobeiri

Project Engineer
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Jorge Toro

Superintendent
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Jeff Vlaming

Assistant Superintendent
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Aaron Angelini

Accounting Manager
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Taylor Preuss

Marketing Manager
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Kara Ribordy

Human Resources Manager
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Russ Tweedle

Operations Analyst

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