It has been a blessing for me to have the opportunity to do the work I do and with the people I do it for. Our team strives to operate the business by God’s word and its principles. The “BRIDGE” illustrates God’s plan for us all and is the truth that we look to share with those we feel God’s hand has been on us and to whom much has been given much is required. We love being constructors and building is our expertise, but the eternal things are at the core of our hearts’ work.
Steve Ceroni has been in the construction industry since 1980. He is licensed in the State of Illinois as a Master Plumber/Designer. He also is State Licensed for UST/AST tank installations with International Code Council certification. A member of Local #23 Plumbers and Pipe fitters, he served on the National Plumbing Bureau Labor Estimating Manual development committee in 1984. Today this is the national labor standard for many companies. He has an Advanced Piping Estimating certification from Alexandria, Va. 1985 and certification from the University of Texas, including MCAA Construction Management in 1987-1989, Construction Law Studies in 1990 and Isometric power plant piping design 1991. He currently serves as an officer on the Board of the Piping Industry Counsel of the Rockford Area (PICRA).
Marilyn White, CFO of Ceroni Piping and Ceroni Construction Management received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Illinois State University. Marilyn is certified by the CFMA as a Construction Industry Financial Professional. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Her role includes contract administration and development/implementation of accounting practices in all areas of construction.
Spencer Meinert recently joined Ceroni Piping as a Project Manager and Estimator. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from SIUE. He comes from the Process Heat Industry and which he brings 3 years experience in manufacturing, project management, and custom system design. His main focus is the Industrial Piping Industry.
Josh Ceroni is a Project Manager, Estimator and Vice President of Plumbing for Ceroni Piping. Josh has been in a construction management roll dating back to 2009 interning as an estimator for heavy highway and mass grading projects. He then moved onto work as a project engineer with a large General Contractor specializing in onsite MEP coordination. His career with Ceroni Piping started in 2012 where he has managed and estimated plumbing, process piping, HVAC and general construction. Josh has a background in coordination of construction based on a defined scope, budget and schedule. Responsibilities included management of manpower, material procurement, facilitation of subcontractors, estimating projects and quality assurance. Josh graduated Illinois State with his Bachelor’s in Construction Management serving as President of ISU’s Mechanical Contracting Student Association. His MCAA Competition team lead the University to its highest finish in school history being recognized in the National Final Four. Josh has continued his education by graduating from the University of Texas’s MCAA Institute for Project Management Class 61, attaining his IL State plumbing license, OSHA 30 Hour Card, 40 Hour Hazwoper and Operator 1 Certification of Refrigeration Engineers & Tech. Association.
Tex Shockey has 30+ years working experience in a variety of capacities throughout the Industrial Piping Industry. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Design at Purdue University. He is a member of UA Local #23 Plumbers and Pipe fitters; he currently serves as a Trustee on the Northern Illinois Piping Industry Council Board.
Josh Wendell is a Project Manager and Estimator for Ceroni Piping. He studied computer aided design at ITT Technical Institute. These skills make him invaluable on our cad design system and as an estimator. He also has experience as an IT person of a manufacturing company.
Ben Henry is a Project Manager/Estimator for Ceroni Piping and Construction Management. He is a Pipefitter/Welder member of Local 23 for twenty years. Work experience includesdistribution and mainline pipelines, nuclear plants, ethanol plants, and industrial food processing/manufacturing. His welding experience includes (7) UA weld certs including automatic orbital, GTAW, SMAW, and plastic fusion. He has a degree of Associate in Applied Science with a certificate in Construction Supervision from Washtenaw Community College. Other accomplishments include a state license for UST/AST, AWS/CWI/CWE with B31.1, 31.3, Section IX, API 1104 endorsements, Authorized Testing Rep, ASNT level II MT/PT. He has been teaching apprentices in welding, layout, and crane signaling since 2008. Completed the welding fundamental and technology program for ASME code application from the Ohio State University. He is medical gas certified, EPRI rigging certified, MCAA foreman certified, and has 30-hour OSHA training.
The scope of our work is ever changing and now includes construction management services. Ceroni is fast becoming recognized as a leader in these industries. Our customer base ranges from medium size local companies to fortune 500 companies as far away as Ohio. We are proactive in finding solutions for our clients that best achieve their goals in a safe and cost effective matter. With Gods help we will continue to provide a great place to work for a lot of skilled people and a great company to do business with for a lot of excellent customers.