Safety, Quality and Production Director
Tim Lally brings more than 20 years’ experience in construction operations to Skyline’s family of companies. As National Safety, Quality and Production Director, Tim oversees our risk and safety efforts to ensure the well-being of employees, subcontractors, projects and the public. He collaborates with teams to enhance the firm’s solid commitment to safety, quality, and production.
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Over the course of his career, Tim has served as a regional and national Safety Director at many reputable construction companies. He is widely known for his “SQP philosophy” the idea that safety, quality, and production are all one common, interdependent goal. Under this model, Tim places an emphasis on early project planning and innovative, whole-brain thinking – which allows for potential risks and constraints to be identified and solved prior to construction mobilization.
Plan drastically upfront. Focus on the schedule and sequence activities in the correct order, thus allowing safety to become active, rather than reactive – and there is nobody who likes reactive safety. Eliminate the gray, try to get clarity to make things black and white. But most importantly, be honest, direct and communicate known expectations.
INTERESTS & HOBBIES
Outside of work Tim enjoys tattoos, cars and dogs. He’s also a family man and has enjoyed many years of coaching sports for his two sons.
Senior Project Manager
Wes is responsible for estimating, scheduling and subcontractor coordination on construction projects from conception to completion. He works closely with architects, engineers and subcontractors to ensure that every project is delivered on time and within budget. Wes specializes in delivering fast paced, phased and occupied construction projects.
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Growing up in Chicago, Wes was always infatuated by the growing city skyline. Mentored by his Uncle who worked for one of Chicago’s biggest GC’s, Wes was able to learn the intricacies of building in some of Chicago’s most iconic buildings. These experiences inspired Wes to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering and Business Management. Now, with over 10 years of industry experience, Wes has completed major projects in Chicago and Pittsburgh and brings a unique perspective and clear track record of client satisfaction to the ACCEND team. Wes is fully dedicated to the success of his projects, and believes that no goals are unreachable for him and his project team.
Wes gives clear direction, encourages growth opportunities and guides his team to take ownership of their work. He leads by example, putting emphasis on a carefully planned preconstruction process, which helps minimize risk for clients and deliver projects under budget. As a team lead, Wes strongly believes that attention to detail, total knowledge of the scope, and clear communication with all project team members including the client, office and field teams.
INTERESTS & HOBBIES
Outside of work, Wes enjoys fitness, playing 16” softball in the city, watching sports and spending time with his family.
30 South Wacker Dr. Lobby Refresh
Kimball Office Showroom
Knoll Textiles Showroom
Riverstone Residential Group
LABORATORY / MEDICAL
AGH Gamma Pod
AGH Helipad Repairs
AGH Linear Accelerator
Mars Wrigley Lab Renovation
AGH Radiology Department
AGH OR Scrub Sinks
AGH Sterile Washers
IIT, Stuart School of Business Labs
IIT, Student Health & Wellness Center
IIT, Lewis College Dean’s Suite
Pitt Basketball Renovations
Ernst & Young
Gimbel Abrams + Singer
Wells Fargo Expansion
William Blair Expansion
CMU Interior Demolition & Concrete
Hall, Prangle & Schoonveld
Latham & Watkins
Littler Mendelson Renovation
Mayer Brown Restack
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Expansion
Reed Smith Restack
Some projects listed above were completed while working for a previous construction company.
Jessica Carps is CEO and a member of Skyline’s board of directors. She was the first female leader to hold the COO title and to join the Board of Directors.
Jessica is recognized for her approach to driving growth through a focus on people, scalable operations, and innovation. In the first five years under her leadership, Skyline’s revenue more than tripled to well over half a billion dollars.
A core part of Jessica’s emphasis on attracting, retaining, and advancing people is the Skyline ESOP program. A passionate steward of employee well-being, she believes compensation, opportunity, ethics, and culture are equally important elements of success. An ESOP expert, Jessica ensures that the Skyline ESOP plan provides meaningful, sustainable benefits for employees, and has improved corporate governance by adding controls and elevating board participation to ensure decision-making is in the best interest of shareholders.
Jessica’s strong management of Skyline’s operations is a result of her extensive background in management consulting and manufacturing. This perspective, coupled with her construction and real estate industry expertise, is a driving force behind Skyline’s growth strategy and operational excellence. Her work building repeatable processes and systems to facilitate growth has driven profitability which has allowed Skyline to expand nationally.
Jessica’s role as CEO of Skyline’s family of companies is concentrated on bringing innovation to every part of the business. She has created a culture of innovation through her oversight of the SkyService Team, a group of subject matter experts guiding the Skyline family of companies in many operational areas of the business, including HR, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Legal, Safety, IT, and Security. Under her leadership, this team successfully executed the start-up of two new subsidiaries in 2019, the acquisition of two Seattle-based construction firms in 2020, and the addition of new office locations in 2021 and 2022.
Jessica has worked diligently to pave the way for female leadership at Skyline. During her tenure, she has promoted five women onto the leadership team, recruited top female tech talent into the construction industry, and continues to mentor women within Skyline and the broader industry to accept leadership level responsibility. Jessica was recently named a Bay Area Power Woman and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.