Phil Diekemper is the Senior Vice President for Ceco Concrete Construction, LLC – a nationwide design-assist structural formwork and frame concrete contractor. Phil started with Ceco in 1978 with a BS in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and acquired hands-on experience in about every position in Ceco since. He later received an MBA from Seattle University. When he’s not out changing the skyline, Phil stays active in many professional organizations including Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), American Concrete Institute – Strategic Development Council, American Society of Concrete Contractors, Chicagoland AGC, Urban Land Institute and NAIOP, among others. Away from Ceco, Phil enjoys helping charitable organizations, currently splitting his time assisting the Builders Association Scholarship Foundation of Chicago and the Little Friends Home for Autism in Naperville, Ill.

Some of the iconic projects throughout the nation on which Phil has worked over the years include:

  • Seattle Harborhouse Tower
  • Wilshire Courtyard
  • Beverly Hills Civil Center
  • Carlyle Towers
  • Rutgers Dormitory Tower
  • Miller Stadium Baseball Park
  • Riverview Condominium Towers
  • Hewlett Packard Singapore Manufacturing Plant
  • Riverbend Condominium Towers
  • Great Lakes Naval Barracks
  • Central Dupage Hospital Expansion
  • University of Chicago Biomedical Facility
  • Astoria Tower
  • Music City Center
  • Vikings Stadium

“Most every project has a unique challenge,” explains Phil. “It is very satisfying to uncover those challenges, then prepare a plan and solution to meet the challenge. Often, such a plan stretches Ceco’s team to the limit, yet becomes a steppingstone in one’s career and further grows Ceco’s capabilities and reputation.”