Englewood Construction hires Benjamin Bowman as corporate controller

Lemont, Illinois-based Englewood Construction has hired Benjamin Bowman as the company’s corporate controller.

As corporate controller, Bowman will manage all financial activities including general accounting, management reporting, treasury, tax and insurance/risk management functions across all of Englewood Construction’s business areas, including divisions focused on retail, restaurant, hospitality/entertainment, industrial, office and senior living construction as well as the firm’s facilities management group.

“With today’s strong commercial real estate landscape and rising construction activity levels, top professionals are in high demand in all areas of our field, including the financial and accounting end of our business,” said Bill Di Santo, president of Englewood Construction. “In this competitive hiring environment, we are pleased to have found such a great match for our team in Ben. We know his background in the industry and diverse experience will be an asset to our firm as we continue to see growth year over year and a steady pipeline of new work coming our way.”

Bowman joined Englewood Construction from KONE, Inc., a provider of elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, where he served as controller for the global firm’s North American new construction division. He also spent seven years as corporate controller for Westside Mechanical Group, a leading commercial HVACR contractor. Prior to entering the construction industry, Bowman held positions as a senior auditor for Sikich LLP, an accounting, advisory, technology and managed services firm, and as a staff accountant for Starcom MediaVest Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

“Over the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to work with a variety of companies both in and out of construction, and I believe those different experiences will serve me well dealing with the range of clients and projects a national firm like Englewood manages,” said Bowman. “I look forward to putting my skill set to work for such a well-respected company in this industry.”