St. Louis-based Poettker Construction Company’s executive vice president and chief operations officer Jon Carroll has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2022.
Carroll, along with other young business leaders in the greater St. Louis area, was honored for his contributions to the company and community at an awards event Nov. 1.
The St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards salute young professionals making a difference in their organizations and communities.
Carroll began his career at Poettker in 2007 as a project engineer after graduating from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. Carroll further developed his project management and leadership skills by serving in multiple roles within the company including project manager, project director and vice president.
In 2021, Carroll was promoted to his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, where he oversees the risk management, project management, and operations departments. Under Carroll’s leadership, Poettker has grown to nearly 230 employees and is currently managing more than $78 million in construction management contracts, an 840% increase since he joined the team.
Carroll’s passion for education and safety goes beyond the projects he manages at Poettker. He is the vice chair on the board of directors and on the steering committee for Clay County, Illinois’ CEO organization. As one of 62 CEO programs across the United States, this organization is an immersive mentorship for youths to learn to be responsible, enterprising, and entrepreneurial thinking individuals.
Carroll has been active in coordinating private tours and presentations of active project sites with local colleges and high schools to show students the depth of construction industry job opportunities available, from field trades and project management to technology and financial based positions.