This transition marks the beginning of new leadership for the organization, with the promotions of Rob Steigerwald to Chief Executive Officer and Jake Stefan to President. Together the team provides leadership for the parent company that includes 18 divisional offices in cities around the country and 32 total divisions comprising ARCO DB Companies, Inc.
"We're honored to continue to build upon the legacy of leadership that Rick Schultze and Mark Mummert provided to ARCO Design/Build, our associates, and our valued clients," Steigerwald said. "Our entire team remains passionately committed to understanding the business of our customers and delivering solutions that solve their problems and better position them for growth."
Steigerwald brings over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, having worked as an executive with Fluor Corporation and Jacobs Solutions and collaborating with industrial corporations. His leadership at the ARCO Design/Build Philadelphia office produced growth and success in the northeast, resulting in expansion offices in Baltimore, New York, Richmond, and Raleigh-Durham.
"Our growth and success today are possible thanks to the early work that was put into building the culture of the company around sound core values and hiring the best and brightest in the industry," Stefan said. "I am excited and energized around continuing my contributions to the company in ways that advance our organization forward as the builder of choice for end users, real estate developers, and brokers looking to build successful projects."
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Stefan brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive relationships to his role as President of ARCO DB Companies, Inc. Stefan most recently led the ARCO Design/Build Build-To-Suit division, guiding the delivery of national design-build solutions for clients across various industries, including cold storage, food processing, manufacturing, life sciences, distribution centers, and speculative development.
"Working with clients and helping their business be more successful while building a team of talented design-build managers, superintendents, architects, structural engineers, and business leaders has been a tremendously rewarding experience for the last 30 years," Schultze said. "I am excited and confident in the continued success of the organization with the proven track record Rob and Jake have to support their roles leading the organization."