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Robert F. Zitek, PE

Senior VP

Bob is a licensed Professional Engineer who earned his degree in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology after serving honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He grew up locally and began his working career at the age of fourteen, subsequently becoming a certified welder. Bob has over 50 years of construction industry experience, including work as a detailer, estimator, chief estimator, project manager, and project executive on a wide variety of projects across a large portion of the United States. Bob was the Senior Vice President of F.H. Paschen’s estimating department for over 21 years and successfully pursued projects such as new buildings, renovations, tunnels, dams, highway and bridges, airport, and transit infrastructure endeavors. He currently pursues mega Public Private Partnership (P3) projects, as well as major design-build pursuits in a variety of alternative delivery formats while also acting as a part of the senior management of F.H. Paschen. Bob’s deft negotiating skills with joint venture teams and his establishment of strategic partnerships with selected specialty trades has created a very competitive and successful team structure.

Bob has always greatly enjoyed mentoring young estimating staff members and watching their development into experienced successfully team players for F.H. Paschen.