Building On Our Expertise
When you add Pacific to your team, expect strategic problem-solving and straightforward talk. We will turn your project over from top to bottom to hunt opportunities and areas for improvement.
About Our People
This industry is crowded with consultants, magical software and theoretical model after model. Pacific brings more to the table. Our people make all the difference.
Bart Friedman – CEO / Principal
Stephen Bykowski – COO / Principal
Ike Hong – Chief Strategy Officer
Ike founded Pacific in 1993 and quickly scaled the firm from his kitchen table to more than 80 employees. Pacific successfully led ground-up and retrofit construction projects throughout the Chicago region—on time and under budget.
Ike continues to play an important role at the company, using his vast knowledge to foresee industry trends, mitigate risk for the company and their clients, and forging new relationships.
In addition to his professional achievements, Ike has held board positions at Asian Human Services, Rush Northshore Hospital and NorthShore University Health System. He currently serves on the boards at The Night Ministry and the Mosaic House Ministry in Chicago.
Ike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering granted by Purdue University in 1986.
Chris Wales – Partner / Vice President
Chris is certified OSHA 40 hour, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction on Quality Management, and Environmental Compliance Assessment Training and Tracking Systems (ECATTS).
According to Chris, “Honesty and respect for others can go a long way in this industry,” a thought he carries with him every day to the office. He adds that his favorite part about construction is “being able to see the transformation of a project” from concept to in-the-ground.
Luigi Storino – Partner / Chief Financial Officer
He says his favorite part of the construction business is “definitely giving full effort at full throttle, every day.”
Chad Sibigtroth – Project Manager
“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this; that a thing can only be loved after its constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.” –Charles Dickens
Ken Shanahan – Project Manager
Ken’s keys to success, he says, have been his “persistence and problem-solving skills.” He is known for staying diligent and finding unique or creative ways to solve tricky situations.
“It is a very rewarding feeling to take a project from inception and seeing it through to the end product,” Ken adds.