Our People Make the Difference
IMCO is made up of a loyal team of professionals who are committed to safety, efficiency, and building relationships. IMCO is a family-owned business with world-class sophistication and a dedicated group of office and field personnel who care about each other and their clients and communities, and who take great pride in their work.
Frank Imhof is the CEO and chairman of the Board of Advisors. He and his wife, Patti Imhof, are the founding owners of IMCO. Frank is actively involved in managing IMCO resources and investigating strategic markets and growth opportunity. Frank has a relentless passion for construction. His obsession with efficiency permeates to all aspects of the corporation. He serves on corporate and non-profit boards and is actively involved in the Whatcom County community as a philanthropist and businessperson. Frank leads with intensity and humor.
Tyler Kimberley leads a diverse group of talent and technical expertise at IMCO. He is a visionary, always striving for excellence. Tyler has high expectations of his team and himself, he listens to understand and partners with clients to meet their specific needs. Tyler generates trust and motivation. He sits on IMCO’s Board of Advisors, manages the IMCO senior leadership team, and shapes corporate governance and strategy. He has been instrumental in leading IMCO initiatives to become an industry leader in quality and service. He has a global perspective and understanding of current market trends and industry challenges and standards.
Paul is a strong collaborator and mentor. He is a relational leader who helps foster honest and productive team dynamics while maintaining high performance standards for safety and quality. Paul has over 35 years of technical understanding and industry experience leading teams to build hydroelectric facilities, tunnels, pipelines, highways, and bridges. His success ranges from estimating, to field operations, to personnel development, and construction engineering.
Senior Leadership Team
Kelly Brown has been a part of the IMCO family since the early years. He has executed some of the company’s largest and most complex projects. He has completed over 30 water and wastewater treatment facility projects in the Pacific Northwest. His experience extends to fish hatcheries, marina and upland infrastructure, bridges and highways, runways, pump stations, and pipelines. Kelly excels at coordinating construction in and around operating industrial plants and overseeing the commissioning process. He has a wide range of experience serving clients including WSDOT, Department of Ecology, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Kelly is known for his loyalty, strong work ethic, and attention to detail. He creates a cohesive and positive team mentality with a great depth of hands-on experience that enables him to relate well with his crews, subcontractors, and owner representatives.
Director of Finance
Jim manages the financial operations at IMCO. He leads IMCO’s accounting team with humor, compassion, and honesty. His leadership qualities make him approachable and build a sense of teamwork. Jim has a high regard for structure and accountability, tempered with flexibility and understanding. This means he strives for controls and systems that are helpful, efficient, and benefit the entire team. Jim’s approach draws from his experience working with a variety of heavy civil contractors and within various corporate ownership structures.
Director of Safety
Ken leads with clear and consistent expectations and truly believes in holding people to high standards while providing the resources needed for success. Under Ken’s leadership, IMCO has implemented the IMPACT Safety Program with an emphasis on transparency and leading indicator reporting. Ken leads a team of safety professionals and works with clients and project management teams to identify and efficiently manage risk. The foundation of our IMPACT Safety program is being relentless, always striving for continuous improvement. Ken has a background in emergency response as an EMT, Firefighter, and hazardous material response professional. He is certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Construction Health and Safety Technician, Occupational Health and Safety Technician, and Environmental, Health and Safety Trainer. He is certified by the Institute of Hazardous Material Management as a Hazardous Materials Practitioner.
CJ Handforth is highly experienced in managing and scheduling successful transportation and infrastructure projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. CJ is known by his team for his ability to meticulously manage complex projects with complicated sequencing. CJ establishes excellent working relationships with clients and engineers that allow him to provide solutions that truly provide value for project stakeholders and owners. His understanding of the work allows him to effectively communicate and develop accurate schedules with input from all parties. CJ’s attitude fosters a positive work environment even when facing great challenges. CJ is an expert at managing teams, planning, and sequencing complex scopes of transportation, utility, and water/wastewater construction.
Director of Human Resources
Leah Hanson is a proactive and strategic leader. Leah is responsive to employees and is quick to face challenges with great intuition, courage, and compassion. She is collaborative, accessible, and committed to bringing best practices to IMCO. It is her responsibility to mitigate risk and help employees navigate their professional lives. Leah has a positive and creative approach to dealing with complex issues, and she welcomes employees to speak with her any time.
Director of Marketing
Ashley manages the IMCO brand, corporate identity, community support, and communications. She works to ensure the corporate brand and communications reflect IMCO's core strengths and values. Ashley is a strategic problem solver with very high standards for professionalism, efficiency, customer service, and transparency. Ashley brings a creative, collaborative approach to opportunities and challenges and a depth of understanding of IMCO's strategy and vision.
Senior Project Manager
Todd Pike specializes in large-scale complex industrial facilities, wastewater treatment, and conveyance systems. Todd’s project portfolio includes many accounts of successful integration of new or upgraded facilities into existing industrial environments. Todd’s thorough understanding of all scopes of work associated with these projects allows him to perform quality preconstruction services that create value for clients and stakeholders. Todd has worked with the most innovative and cutting edge technology in the water/wastewater sector, and he has a powerful ability to partner with clients, vendors, and government officials. Todd is one of IMCO's Lead Estimators, highly competent in managing budgets and subcontractor management.
Fred Simmons is an integral part of IMCO’s Operations Team, overseeing industrial, hydro, and water/wastewater projects throughout the Washington, Idaho, and Montana region. Fred specializes in power generation, industrial transportation, and water/wastewater construction. Fred has an extensive background managing complex projects at active industrial facilities. He pays acute attention to detail to ensure quality, safety, and client satisfaction. Fred is meticulous in leading project management teams with honesty and develops well-trained and talented people. Fred excels at facilitating positive subcontractor and client relations and tackling new markets and innovative projects.