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Leadership Team

G. I. Construction has a strong and experienced team of senior leaders that work as a close-knit team to guide the company’s growth and day-to-day operations.  This team is a healthy mix of seasoned veterans and young professionals led by the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Robert Farrell.

Robert A. Farrell, Chief Executive Officer, President

Robert Farrell has more than 30 years of experience in commercial construction, including the past 19 years as owner and CEO of Guarantee Interiors, Inc., now known as G. I. Construction.  He was previously Executive Vice President of Guarantee Electric Company with responsibility for its Guarantee Interiors Inc. subsidiary. He spent 11 years at Guarantee Electric, beginning as a project manager and handling increased levels of responsibility.

At G. I. Construction, Robert serves as a visionary entrepreneur, mentor to staff members, project manager and the driving force behind the company’s growth and success.  Starting with just ten people and one construction project, he has propelled the company into one of the most successful small to mid-size construction companies in the region.

A service disabled veteran, Robert began his career as a union electrician.  He has an exceptionally diverse level of experience and deep knowledge of the commercial construction industry.  He actively serves the construction industry as a volunteer leader in several professional organizations.

  • Past President – Wall and Ceiling Contractor Association – St. Louis Chapter
  • Board of Trustees – Painting and Decorating Foundation
  • Member – Flooring Industry Council of Greater St. Louis
  • Member – Associated General Contractors of St. Louis
  • Member – Building Owners and Managers Association

Robert Mieczkowski, Vice President

Robert Mieczkowski serves as Estimator for interior finish and general contracting projects at G. I. Construction.  Over the past ten years, he has also planned and scheduled a variety of healthcare and government sector projects for G. I. Construction.   Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, and has continued to take additional courses to supplement his specialized knowledge of estimating.

Ron LaBeau, Project Manager

Ron LaBeau has more than 26 years of construction industry experience, including the past 20 years managing renovations, tenant finishes and construction maintenance projects at the Bank of America building in downtown St. Louis.  He has also managed projects for Charter Communications and other commercial clients.  Ron brings a broad background of construction industry knowledge and relationships.  He is currently managing G. I. Construction’s work on the Ballpark Village project in St. Louis.