OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
IMCO is made up of a loyal team of professionals who are committed to safety, efficiency, and building relationships. IMCO is a family-owned business with world-class sophistication and a closet-knit group of office and field personnel who care about each other, their clients, and their communities.
Frank Imhof is the CEO and chairman of the Board of Advisors. He and his wife, Patti Imhof, are the founding owners of IMCO. Frank is actively involved in managing IMCO resources and investigating strategic markets and growth opportunity. Frank has a relentless passion for construction. His obsession with efficiency permeates to all aspects of the corporation. He serves on corporate and non-profit boards and is actively involved in the Whatcom County community as a philanthropist and businessperson. Frank leads with intensity, humor, and great attention to detail.
Tyler Kimberley leads a diverse group of talent and technical expertise at IMCO. He is a visionary always striving for excellence. Tyler has high expectations of his team and himself, and he listens to understand and exceed client goals and expectations. Tyler generates trust and motivation. He promotes a collaborative work environment at IMCO. Tyler sits on IMCO’s Board of Advisors, manages the IMCO leadership team, and shapes corporate governance and strategy. He has been instrumental in leading IMCO initiatives to become an industry leader in quality and service and has a global perspective and understanding of current market trends and industry challenges and standards.
Vice President of Operations
Paul is a strong collaborator and mentor. He is a relational leader who helps foster honest and productive team dynamics while maintaining high performance standards for safety and quality. Paul has over 35 years of technical understanding and industry experience leading teams to build hydroelectric facilities, tunnels, pipelines, highways, and bridges. His success ranges from estimating, to field operations, to personnel development, and construction engineering.
Senior Leadership Team
Director of Estimating
Phil has more than 35 years of construction experience, in every phase of complex heavy civil projects. His expertise spans highways, utilities, site work, and structures on complex design-bid-build and design-build projects. Phil is responsible for leading IMCO’s estimating department to develop accurate and disciplined estimates. He is a collaborative and creative thinker, always looking for innovative new ways to solve problems and think outside the box. His expertise in estimating is strengthened by his depth of experience in project management, safety policy development and business planning.
Kelly Brown has been a part of the IMCO family since the very early years. He has executed some of the company’s largest and most complex projects. He has completed over 25 water and wastewater treatment plants in the Pacific Northwest. His experience extends to fish hatcheries, marina and upland infrastructure, bridges and highways, runways, pump stations, and pipelines. Kelly excels at coordinating construction in and around operating industrial plants and overseeing the commissioning process with minimal disruptions. He has a wide range of experience serving clients including WSDOT, Department of Ecology, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Kelly is known for his loyalty, strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a no-nonsense management style. He creates a cohesive and positive team mentality with a great depth of hands-on experience that enables him to relate well with his crews, subcontractors, and owner representatives. Kelly Brown demonstrates a strong understanding of industry safety standards and promotes meticulous safety adherence on all of jobsites.
Director of Finance
Jim manages the financial operations at IMCO. He leads IMCO’s accounting team with humor, compassion, and honesty. His leadership qualities make him approachable and build a sense of teamwork. Jim has a high regard for structure and accountability, tempered with flexibility and understanding. This means he strives for controls and systems that are helpful, efficient, and benefit the entire team. Jim’s approach draws from his experience working with a variety of heavy civil contractors and within various corporate ownership structures.
Senior Project Manager
John brings a wealth of experience and knowledge working in all regions of the United States. He has an extensive resume managing bridge, dam, and hydro construction projects. John appreciates the construction process, and the accomplishment of working to produce tangible results that improve communities. John has been successful in facilitating multiple diverse stake holders in obtaining solutions to extremely challenging construction issues. John inspires teamwork and integrity from his team. He treats people with dignity and respect. John listens to clients and project teams to help solve problems and maximize potential. He is best at managing complex projects where Mother Nature throws great challenges to the project.
Senior Project Manager
CJ Handforth is highly experienced in managing and scheduling successful public works projects in the Pacific Northwest. CJ is known for his ability to meticulously manage complex projects with complicated sequencing. CJ establishes excellent working relationships with projects owners and engineers that allow him the ability to provide solutions that truly provide value to the client. His understanding of the work allows him to effectively communicate and develop accurate schedules with input from all parties. CJ’s sense of humor and attitude foster a fun work environment even when facing great challenges. CJ is an expert at planning and sequencing complex scopes of transportation, utility, and water/wastewater construction.
Director of Human Resources
Leah Hanson is a proactive and strategic leader. Leah is responsive to employees and is quick to face challenges with great intuition, courage, and compassion. She is collaborative, accessible, and committed to bringing best practices to IMCO. It is her responsibility to mitigate risk and help employees navigate their professional lives. Leah has a positive and creative approach to dealing with complex issues, and she welcomes employees to speak with her any time.
Director of Marketing
Ashley manages the IMCO brand and corporate identity. She works to ensure that branding and communications reflect IMCO's core strengths and values. She also manages corporate giving and sponsorship. Ashley is a strategic problem solver with very high standards for professionalism, efficiency, customer service, and honest communication. Ashley brings a creative, collaborative approach to opportunity and challenge and a depth of understanding of IMCO's strategy, vision, and core competencies.
Senior Project Manager
Todd Pike specializes in large-scale complex industrial facilities, wastewater treatment, and conveyance systems. Todd’s project portfolio includes many accounts of successful integration of new or upgraded facilities into existing industrial environments. Todd’s thorough understanding of all scopes of work associated with these projects allows him to perform quality preconstruction services that create value for clients and stakeholders. Todd has worked with the most innovative and cutting edge technology in the water/wastewater sector, and he has a powerful ability to partner with clients, vendors, and government officials. He promotes respect and open communication among project teams and project stakeholders. His positive approach, patience, and sense of humor facilitate collaborative dynamics. Todd is highly competent in estimating, managing budgets, scheduling, and subcontractor management.
Senior Project Manager
Fred Simmons is an integral part of IMCO’s Business Development and Operations Team, overseeing operations in Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Fred has managed some of IMCO’s largest wastewater treatment and industrial infrastructure projects. Fred specializes in power generation, industrial transportation, water, and wastewater construction. Fred has an extensive background managing projects at active industrial facilities and pays acute attention to detail to ensure quality, safety and client satisfaction. Fred is meticulous in estimating, project coordination, and material and equipment management. He leads with honesty and develops well-trained and talented project teams. Fred excels at facilitating positive subcontractor and client relations and tackling new markets and innovative projects.