35 Years in the Construction Industry
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Carthage College – Kenosha, Wisconsin
John Bender joined Peak in 2017 as Business Development Manager. John’s knowledge and experience in the Chicagoland real estate and design-build industries allows him to foster new relationships and development opportunities. John grows Peak’s presence in multiple commercial real estate markets in Illinois and across the country by strategically assessing client needs and aligning them with Peak’s creative solutions.
With his gregarious demeanor, John has cultivated an extensive network during his years in the industry, including strong subcontractor and vendor relationships throughout the US. In addition to introducing Peak’s innovative approach to new audiences, John’s attentive and thorough manner is able to investigate client needs in order to provide prospective alternatives.
John brings over 35 years of experience in sales and the design-build industry, specifically in sales, contract administration and procurement. He has worked on projects across all markets ranging from $10 – $206M for such clients as Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, TESCO, Beech-Nut HERO, Barilla Pasta America, and the New York Post. Prior to joining Peak, John worked with various design-build and construction management companies including LTC Corporation, Pernix Group, McCauley Mechanical Construction Company, Facility Group, AECOM (formerly McClier Corporation) and The Austin Company.