Riley Construction: Announces new minority shareholder, vice president of operations promotion

Kenosha, Wis. – Riley Construction announces the promotion of Ben Kossow to Vice President of Operations.

Ben has been instrumental over the years with the successful completion of some of our largest healthcare clients. As a minority shareholder of Riley Construction since 2014, Ben has shown great ability in understanding and executing a diverse portfolio of project types. Through his talents as a leader Ben has mentored his skills to many others in the company.

“One of the greatest joys in my position is to watch a talented young person grow into a leader. Ben has been a natural leader since the first day he stepped into the job trailer after graduating from college. He has created success through hard work, building relationships, and treating people with respect. I am very proud of what he has accomplished in such a short time -he is a true leader!,” said Dave Riley, Chairman of Riley Construction.

Ben joined the company in 2000 and has been an integral part of Riley Construction’s growth in the Southeastern Wisconsin market for the past 15 years. As Vice President of Operations, Ben will continue to manage the Milwaukee office and be responsible for the direction and strategic use of all of Riley Construction’s operational resources company wide.

With 16 years of dedication to the construction industry, Ben has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI. He is a USGBC LEED accredited professional (LEED AP), is a board member of the Association of General Contractors (AGC), is a member of the Waukesha Business Alliance and is certified in healthcare construction and infection control through the Wisconsin Healthcare Engineers Association. In 2010 he was honored as Project Manager of the Year by Wisconsin Builder Magazine.

About Riley Construction

With three offices strategically located in the Chicago – Milwaukee corridor, Riley Construction serves regional communities and markets. As one of the largest construction firms in Wisconsin and Illinois, Riley provides a complete range of construction services, including preconstruction, construction management, general contracting and design/build for new, expansion, renovation and restoration projects. The company specializes in healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, corporate/commercial, education, infrastructure and municipal markets. Today, second generation family owners continue to maintain the strong family culture from which they were raised through the company’s 50 year history.