Joe Krueger
Director of Operations | Chicago

Joe currently serves as Director of Operations for our Chicago office. His responsibilities include oversight and management of all project operations including preconstruction and construction activities, estimating, scheduling, and trade partner relationships. He works closely with Sheryl Van Anne to deliver successful projects to our clients and is dedicated to achieving complete customer satisfaction.

Over the past 18 years, Joe has led some of the Chicago office's largest, most complex projects, including the 26-phase Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Modernization Project in Barrington, IL and the new Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital & Physician Clinic in Rockford, IL. Most recently he served as project executive on a hyper-scale data center project in DeKalb, IL. 

The relationship and trust he builds with our customers and team members is a direct result of his collaborative, inclusive, and resilient leadership style. 

Joe holds a bachelor's degree in construction management from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and is an avid racing and Badger football fan. 

Walk Alongside to Lead

Each day presents us with opportunities to overcome challenges and positively influence others. As a leader, my goal is to walk alongside our teams to provide guidance, encourage innovation, and celebrate their successes. I am passionate about nurturing growth in our people - and ultimately our teams - and I am empowered by the company to provide a safe space for people to flourish.

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Nothing is Someone Else's Problem

When we operate as one team, ownership and accountability take on new meaning. The responsibility to create an exceptional experience for our customers belongs to everyone and it's not just about delivering a flawless end product, it's about how our customers and partners feel along the journey. I believe the way we conduct ourselves in life and business is more important than being the smartest one in the room. It's doing the right thing when the difficult approach or the less-than-obvious response might be the toughest path to choose.

Foster an Inclusive Culture

We are a company that embraces change (even creates change!) and we are fueled by people who are humble, optimistic, and genuinely excited about the work they do. I feel so fortunate to have spent most of my career here at Mortenson, sharing in and growing from a culture that aligns with my own values. I want every team member to feel the same way and I know our teams thrive when we get this right.

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