Our People Make the Difference…
Because of this, we see those who hire us as partners – not just clients. Values that run this deep come from a company’s culture. Meet our leadership team. These are the people who lead by example, and who believe in LVS’ people and the many partners who trust our work.
In his role as President, Gary oversees strategy, customer relationships and staff mentorship. Drawing on more than 30 years in the business, Gary started out as a telephony technician followed by serving as a project manager and estimator for a telecommunications company.
Having grown up in the small town of Brighton, Illinois, Gary’s deep sense of faith and family carries over to LVS’ unrivaled reputation as a trustworthy and service-oriented company, one where people are the most important part of projects. Gary studied telecommunications at DeVry University.
Don serves as Senior Project Manager for LVS. He oversees field technicians and coordinates all aspects of projects from beginning to completion. In his leadership role, he mentors other project managers and coordinates project scheduling. Don earned a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education and teaching from Illinois Benedictine College.
As Chief Operating Officer, Nick oversees project scheduling and information flow between office personnel and field technicians so projects run smoothly. He also serves as Safety Director for LVS, and manages select projects from start to finish. He takes great pride in seeing a customer’s IT vision take shape.
Nick joined LVS in 1999 with 13 years working in the field running larger-scale projects and the remaining years spent leading LVS’ operations. He holds the following distinctions: BICSI Registered Telecommunications Project Manager, Board Certified Safety Director, OSHA 30 trained, Certified Aerial Lift Trainer, SYSTIMAX Design & Engineering.
Teresa first joined LVS part-time in 1999 as an administrative assistant. In 2000 LVS’ original co-founder John Fassett was diagnosed with a terminal disease and in January of 2001 passed away. In 2000 Teresa took over the accounting duties at LVS along with managing other administrative assistants as the company grew. After assuming day-to-day operations and accounting responsibilities, Teresa was named Vice President, a position she continues today. Her vision and leadership has helped nurture a people-first company at LVS.
Rachel’s responsibilities fall into two important categories: office efficiency and customer relationships. She manages accounts receivables, human resources and collections. Prior to joining LVS in 2009, Rachel was a district manager for a dozen stores situated throughout the Midwest. She takes great pride in serving customers and believes their needs – whether it is directly related to LVS’ work or not – is the highest priority.
In his role as Project Manager, Mark works on estimating and bidding projects so customer requirements are met on every point. His efforts ensure projects are of the highest quality, completed on time and under budget. By rallying the efforts of the scheduling department, field foreman, general contractor, CAD department, and customer, Mark’s leadership and ideas contribute to LVS’ goal of putting people first. Since joining LVS in 2010, Mark has served as a foreman on key projects, including Silver Cross Hospital, Mile Square, and Cook County Jail. Under his direction as project manager, he has led many projects in expansive campus settings, including Michelin, Joliet Junior College City Center, Joliet Junior College Multipurpose Facility, and the Exelon Nuclear Power Plant
Justin oversees projects from the bidding process to completion. His main focus is to transform a customer’s vision into reality by following through on promises and making sure key project milestones are met. No stranger to LVS, Justin began working in the warehouse on summer breaks during college. Upon graduation from the University of St. Francis in 2013, he joined IBEW Local 176 and worked in the field for three years for LVS before being named Project Manager in 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in marketing.
Aubrey has been part of LVS since 2007, spending many summer breaks and holidays working in the company’s office. In 2015, she came aboard full-time as Assistant Project Manager where she oversees many details that keep projects moving forward seamlessly. These responsibilities include tracking the progress of jobs and change orders as well as handling accounts payable and payroll. She also supports the leadership team, project managers, and operations team. Aubrey earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of St. Francis and worked as a registered nurse for several years prior to joining LVS full-time.