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Who We Are


Carlson Bros., Inc. is a nationwide General Contractor with offices located in New Jersey, Arizona, and our home base in Joliet, Illinois. Carlson is recognized as a leading general building and infrastructure contractor, design builder, and construction manager.


Leader in Construction

Carlson has a broad range of public and private customers including the U.S. Military, public safety & fire services organizations, private developers, Fortune 100 corporations, educational & religious institutions, and municipalities throughout the United States.


Carlson’s past performance as a prime contractor includes many types of large-scale construction and development projects, including heavy industrial, manufacturing and distribution facilities, public safety & fire service facilities, Class A office buildings, municipal complexes & educational facilities, infrastructure & environmental restoration, shopping centers, big box retail stores, assisted/skilled care, multi-family residential and medical office complexes. The entire team is skilled and experienced in all phases of building and successfully manages each project from initial programming and needs assessment all the way through construction completion, project closeout and warranty management.

Established procedures, relentless discipline, and meticulous attention to detail is what drives our people to achieve Carlson’s fundamental goal of exceeding our customers’ expectations for a quality built project, constructed in a safe and healthy environment, delivered on time and on budget. This enables the companies to specialize and maintain an efficient and streamlined management system ready to service its clients anytime, anywhere.


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Senior Leadership

Robb Carlson


Robb has over 30 years of construction experience. He is the senior leader in the company and is involved in all aspects of the construction process. His responsibilities include the overall management of all Carlson operations, project management team members and site superintendents.

Mark Carlson

Vice President

Mark has over 30 years of construction experience. His responsibilities include oversight of client relationships, sales and marketing operations, preconstruction services, design oversite, and operations support throughout the building process.


Eric Kurth

Director of Operations

Eric is responsible for the operations of the project, management of the field team, oversight of trade contractors and contract completion.

Dave Shellhamer

Director pre-construction

Dave is responsible for the operations of the project, management of the field team, oversight of trade contractors and contract completion.

Colleen DeKraker, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Colleen is responsible for compliance management.

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