Slade O'Keefe | IAB | Engineering |

Southern Illinois University



Slade O'Keefe



  • 22-years of Civil Engineering Experience in the Construction Business - Estimating, Construction Management, Design and Aggregate Mining
  • Have managed the construction of  multiple aggregate processing facilities, industrial/commercial site development projects and residential subdivisions.
  • Originally from Southern Illinois.


  • Masters Degree, Project Management, Keller Graduate School of Management, 1997
  • Bachelors Degree, Civil Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1991

Work Experience:

  • Abbott Contractors, Inc. -  Civil Engineer/Estimator 1991-1996
  • Benchmark Construction Company, Inc - Chief Estimator / Project Engineer, 1996-2000
  • Bluff City Materials, Inc. - Engineering Manager, 2000-2006
  • Bluff City Materials, Inc. - V. P. Engineering and Construction, 2006-Present

 Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Certified IDOT Aggregate Technician
  • Certified IDOT HMA I Technician
  • Irish Engineers and Contractors of Chicago


  • Summitted Mt. Whitney (14,500')
  • Summitted Mt, Rainier (14,410')
  • Hiked Grand Canyon from South Rim
  • Chicago Half-Marathon