III FFC CONSTRUCTION ANALYSTS

III FFC Monitors

Special Projects

John Freitag

Special Projects Manager

John Freitag started his career with the Illinois Department of Labor in 1985, conducting investigations on businesses reportedly violating various state labor laws. In 1988, John was promoted to a hearing officer position conducting in-depth hearings to resolve employer and employee wage disputes. John transferred to the Conciliation and Mediation Division in 1991 and began enforcing the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act. In 2000, John was promoted to manager of that division, managing a sixteen-unit investigation team operating with a two million annual budget. In 2003, John began working as the Fair Contracting Director for the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) and in 2006 was promoted as Assistant Executive Director. In July 2006, John joined the III FFC as a Regional Director in its Construction Investigation Unit for Illinois and Iowa. 

Email: [email protected]

Michael Lingl

Special Projects Manager

Michael Lingl joined the III FFC in 2004 after serving fourteen years with the Schaumburg Police Department.  Michael holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Illinois University.

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Illinois Construction Analysts

Jodi Frailey

Regional Manager, Illinois

Jodi joined the III FFC as a Construction Analyst for Cook County, IL in 2015. She spent 3 years tracking annually over $2 billion worth of public construction work and monitoring projects to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal construction laws. In January 2018, Jodi was promoted to Assistant Director of Field Operations in Illinois. Prior to joining the III FFC, Jodi served as Executive Assistant and Property Manager to the President of a waste and recycling consulting firm in Northwest Indiana. She was the liaison between new clients and the project development team to create and initiate custom waste and recycling, reuse, and reduction programs guaranteeing cost effectiveness via monitoring and auditing of vendor accounts. Jodi has 10 years of commercial property management experience and has overseen many building projects in various stages of development and renovation

Email: [email protected]

Steff Perez

Construction Analyst, Illinois

Areas: Kane County, DuPage County,

 

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Shamus Quinn

Construction Analyst, Illinois

Areas: Lake County, McHenry County

Email: [email protected]

Lydia Simrayh

Construction Analyst, Illinois

Areas:  Will County, Kankakee County, Grundy County, Kendall County

Email: [email protected]

Thomas Haley

Construction Analyst, Illinois

Areas: Cook County

Email: [email protected]

Gerardo Mendez

Construction Analyst, Illinois

Areas: Cook County

Email: [email protected]

Indiana Construction Analysts

Myron Sutton

Regional Manager, Indiana

Areas: Lake County

Myron comes from the ranks of law enforcement. He spent twenty years with the Newton County Sheriff’s Department, serving eight as the elected sheriff. After leaving the Sheriff’s department, Myron worked four years with the III FFC as a Construction Analyst in Indiana. In 2010, Myron was appointed by the President to serve as the United States Marshal for the Northern District of Indiana. Myron returned to the III FFC in January to serve again as a Construction Analyst in NW Indiana. He is experienced in management as well as other aspects of the construction industry. He is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Police Executive Leadership Academy, and is a certified OSHA instructor. Myron is pleased to be back with the III FFC. He works in the Counties of Lake, Newton, & Jasper in NW and NC Indiana.

Email: [email protected]

Marcella Kunstek

Senior Construction Analyst, Indiana

Areas: La Porte County, Porter County, Pulaski County, Starke County

Email: [email protected]

Jeffrey Phillips

Construction Analyst, Indiana

Areas: Newton County, Jasper County, Pulaski County

Email: [email protected]

Garland Rose

Senior Construction Analyst, Indiana

Areas: Elkhart County, Fulton County, Kosciusko County, LaGrange County, Marshall County, Noble County, St. Joseph County

Email: [email protected]

Iowa Construction Analysts

Andrew Waeyaert

Regional Manager, Illinois and Iowa

Areas: Livingston County, LaSalle County, Bureau County, and Putnam County

Andrew Waeyaert started his career with the Illinois Department of Transportation in 2005 as a summer Technician in the Bureau of Project Implementation assisting in the testing of materials used in road construction. After graduating from Western Illinois University in 2007, he accepted a position as a staffer for a member of the United States House of Representatives who represented Western Illinois on the Transportation and Education/Labor Committees. In 2010, Andrew returned to the Illinois Department of Transportation working on special projects.  In 2011, he worked as the Safety and Claims Manager overseeing the implementation of OSHA/IL-OSHA regulations and other safe work practices as well investigation of employee injury/accidents. After 8 years with IDOT, Andrew joined the III FFC as a Construction Analyst serving the Illinois counties of Henry, Bureau, LaSalle, Putnam, and Livingston. In 2019, Andy was promoted as the Assistant Director of Field Operations in Illinois and Iowa.  Andrew resides in the Quad Cities area with his wife and two children. He is active in his community serving on the Moline Coal Valley School Board and as a volunteer with the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. 

Richard Stewart

Senior Construction Analyst: Illinois

Areas: Winnebago County, Stephenson County, Ogle County, Lee County, DeKalb County, Boone County, Jo Daviess County, and Carroll County

Email: [email protected]

Brooke Thye

Construction Analyst: Illinois and Iowa

Areas: Muscatine County, Louisa County, Des Moines County, and Lee County

Email: [email protected]

Jeff Holland

Construction Analyst:  Illinois and Iowa

Areas: Rock Island County, Henry County, Whiteside County, Whiteside County, and Mercer County

Email: [email protected]

Dylan Parker

Construction Analyst: Illinois and Iowa

Areas: Scott County, Clinton County, and Cedar County

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