Paul Grunloh, President

AKRA Builders is managed by Paul Grunloh. Paul became an owner and the president of AKRA in 1993. He has been with the company from the very beginning, starting as summer help in the field, moving up to foreman, then vice president of operations, and now his current position as president. Paul is a member of the Association of Builders and Contractors, the Jack Miller Network, the Construction Specifications Institute, the Illinois Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association, the NFIB, the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, and the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. He also has his Metal Building Assemblers certification. He has served on the President's Advisory Council of Metallic Building Company from 1995 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2004. Metallic has awarded him Top Builder of the Year for 1997 and its President's Award in 2003. He also serves as the President of the Teutopolis Park District.


Stan Probst, Operations Manager

Stan Probst has been with AKRA since 1977. Stan has worked in a number of positions with the company, elevating himself through the ranks to his current position. His many years of dedicated service and hands-on experience enable him to keep projects on time and cost-effective. He has been the lead project manager for several high profile multi-million dollar projects. Stan’s current role is the overall management of projects. Stan is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is president of the Illinois High School Rodeo Association District 3 and is a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church Building Committee.


Jeanne Althoff, Chief Financial Officer

Jeanne Althoff is the chief financial officer and business manager, handling all of the financial aspects of the business. She joined AKRA in 1993. With more than 20 years of total experience, Jeanne has worked in both public accounting and private industry. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Jeanne serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals in Teutopolis, IL and is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.


Project Managers

The AKRA team of Project Managers offer exceptional experience in project coordination. From large-scale manufacturing warehouses to small-scale office suites, AKRA project managers serve as the chief communications for each AKRA project. They offer instant communication for the AKRA client to the job site.

From project scheduling, to value engineering, the AKRA team ensures each project exceeds the expectations of the AKRA client.


AKRA Supervisors are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the AKRA projects. Their coordination of the trades on the job site assure a clean, safe, well run project.

The open communication channel with the Project Manager assures flexibility for the client and architect alike. AKRA Supervisors embrace a spirit of ownership in each and every project. Their work is a reflection of themselves.


Our group of specialty craftsmen are the trade specialists of AKRA Builders. With their dedicated crews, our trade foremen are experts in their arena of construction. From concrete construction to steel erection, our trade specialists, under the direction of the Foremen, provide efficient and effective construction methods, utilizing the latest construction technology to assure a project of distinction.