Where We Started

AKRA Builders was founded in 1974 and began business as a local residential and commercial construction firm in the Effingham, IL area. Our reputation quickly spread propelling our growth throughout the region.

By the early 80’s AKRA became the regional leader for commercial projects across Central Illinois. In the 1990’s AKRA completed its first multi-state project. AKRA’s reputation for performance and integrity fueled our growth and expanded our footprint into fourteen states. 

Today, our continued growth is the result of our commitment to our clients. Our long-standing client relationships enable us to follow our clients as they expand into new territories. AKRA’s reputation speaks for itself as more than 80% of our business comes from repeat clients and word of mouth referral.

Our
Team

Paul Grunloh

Paul Grunloh

Chief Executive Officer

Troy Stanford

Troy Stanford

President

Jeanne Althoff

Jeanne Althoff

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Ramert

Jim Ramert

Vice President /
Project Manager

Jami Sparks

Jami Sparks

Controller

Donnie Dill

Donnie Dill

Business Development / Senior Project Manager

Stan Probst

Stan Probst

Operations Manager

Jean Beard

Jean Beard

Accounting

Renee Bloemer

Renee Bloemer

Administrative Assistant

Jason Probst

Jason Probst

CAD Draftsman

Larry Moore

Larry Moore

Project Manager

Ken Campton

Ken Campton

Project Manager

Landon Williams

Landon Williams

Project Engineer

Drew Huddlestun

Drew Huddlestun

Project Engineer

(L-R) Troy Stanford | Paul Grunloh | Roy Schmidt | Bob Schultz

(L-R) Troy Stanford | Paul Grunloh | Roy Schmidt | Bob Schultz

Our
Board

The AKRA Board of Directors is comprised of business & community leaders representing a diverse group of Illinois businesses, non-profit and community-based organizations.

Building Community Solutions

The AKRA team gives back to the communities we serve in many ways, such as volunteer services, board leadership, and financial contributions. Here are a few of the organizations we support: