Our People

“We choose to…do…[these] things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.”
—John F. Kennedy

 

Concrete Services of Northwest Arkansas started out as a small company of 10 guys. Our numbers have grown to over 70, but we’re still down-to-earth, everyday, fun guys who love our work. We think that just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Part of the joy we take in our work is seeing a job through and getting it done right. Based on our hundreds of years of combined experience in general and concrete contracting, we have built a defined management and administration structure that enables us to manage large projects efficiently and without the need for client supervision.

We employ more than seventy skilled craftsmen, who are full-time employees dedicated to doing their best for Concrete Services and for you.

Our Team

Skip McLead

Skip McLead

President/Owner

Owner Skip McLeod, President, has over 40 years of commercial and industrial construction experience. Formerly a construction manager for Tyson Foods, the world’s largest meat producer, Skip was instrumental in the construction of facilities including cold storage warehouses, processing plants, and packaging facilities. Skip’s duties include business management and development, field manager supervision, and personnel and project management. Skip feels that our employees are our most valuable asset. When we create a safe and pleasant environment for our people, they will create quality, profitable projects for our customers.

Jimmy Smyth

Jimmy Smyth

Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer

Jimmy Smyth joined Concrete Services of NWA as V.P./Secretary/Treasurer in 2004. He invested three years prior to this as a construction superintendent, followed with nearly nine years as a concrete construction project manager/estimator.

Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UCA (University of Central Arkansas) as well as certification as an American Concrete Institute Flatwork Technician. Looking back over more than two decades employed in this field, Jimmy finds the relationships he’s maintained and built through hard work and respect among some of the most fulfilling facets of his work.

Providing quality service is a priority for Jimmy. So is enjoying time with his wife, Shelly, and their three children.

Paul Stanton

Paul Stanton

General Superintendent

Paul Stanton, husband, father, and grandfather joined Concrete Service of NWA in 2004. Before joining our team, Paul spent his over forty-five-year career in various fields of construction. While experienced in many areas of the field, his career focus remained primarily in concrete construction and steel erection.

Paul received his Architecture education at Platt College in St. Joseph, Missouri. There, he studied Draft and Design. Today, Paul is an ACI Certified Flatwork Finisher and Flatwork Technician. Helping people get what they want, and the accomplishment of a job well done motivates him.

Outside of work Paul enjoys motorsports and drag racing. However, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

Trenady Vance

Trenady Vance

Office Manager

Trenady Vance has been a part of the Concrete Services team for eleven of years. Previously, she worked at a small construction company sharpening her office management skills.  She received her degree in the industry from Northwest Technical Institute and is certified in Accounting Fundamentals I and II.

Other work experiences include the legal department for Walmart home office, Tyson’s Non-profit department, and DMD Industrial as an Assistant Supervisor.

Trenady enjoys many aspects of her job, but “watching the company grow and seeing our employees advance in their job skills” motivates her the most. When she’s not performing her duties as Office Manager, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and especially twin daughters Janae and Delia.

Cody McLeod

Cody McLeod

Project Manager

Cody McLeod has been in the construction industry for approximately twenty-one years, eight of those at Concrete Services. His duties include, but are not limited to, printing sets of project plans, submitting material information to project general contractors, assisting in the estimating process and price checking material costs with suppliers.

Cody McLeod is a lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas. He grew up in Springdale but now lives in Rogers with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he loves to fish, play in an occasional cornhole tournament, and most of all, spend time with family and friends.

Thomas Carpenter

Thomas Carpenter

Superintendent

Thomas Carpenter, Superintendent at Concrete Services of N.W. Arkansas, joined the team in 2014. With over 39 years of experience, Thomas worked his way up in the construction business from equipment operator to his current role of superintendent. Involved in many building projects, Thomas’s experience includes building schools, hospitals, motels, prisons, churches, water parks, and small businesses. Thomas enjoys placing rebar and concrete to give the clients’ of Concrete Services of N.W. Arkansas the professional job they demand.

Paul Caperton

Paul Caperton

Superintendent

Paul Caperton joined the Concrete Services team in 2004. With over 20 years of experience working in the field, Paul has worked in many areas. Some of his previous experience includes working as a dispatcher, concrete supplier, driver, and plant manager. He is an ACI Certified Concrete Flatwork Technician and a valuable asset to the team.

In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, Debbie, and son, Josh.

Brian Irvin

Brian Irvin

Superintendent

Brian Irvin’s experience working in concrete spans more than 3 decades. Before joining the Concrete Services team in 2019, he spent fifteen years of his career as the Owner and President of RBI Concrete and twelve years with JTB/Trilogy Concrete as a Superintendent.

Brian is an ACI certified Concrete Flatwork Technician and Flatwork Finisher, as well as OSHA certified.

Brian enjoys many aspects of his job. He’s especially fulfilled knowing that he has been a part of creating well-known, large structures primarily located in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas including many at the University of Arkansas. He also notes that he appreciates getting to know many general contractors’ employees and vendors.

When not working, Brian can be found with his wife on a field or court watching their son play sports. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding ATVs.

Rigoberto Mendez

Rigoberto Mendez

Superintendent

Rigoberto began his career in concrete work in 2011. Before becoming a part of the Concrete Services team, he worked at John Westlin Concrete for five years and is ACI certified. He enjoys many aspects of his job including working locally, always staying busy, and working with good friends.

When not working, Rigoberto spends time with his wife and family.

Ivan Rodriguez

Ivan Rodriguez

Superintendent

Ivan Rodriguez joined Concrete Services in 2004. Before joining our team, Ivan worked for CCI Finishers. With over twenty-two years of experience in the field, the most enjoyable aspect of the job is the appearance of the final product completed with excellence.

In his free time, Ivan spends time with wife, Sonia and their children. His other interests include playing his guitar and electric bass.

Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers

Supervisor

In 2009, Bill Rogers began working at Concrete Services. Having been in the field since 1982, he is an experienced supervisor. Before joining our team, Bill worked at Huntsville, AR as General Supervisor at Huntsville, High.

Bill enjoys many aspects of his job. However, what he finds most rewarding is seeing the finished product. When not working, Bill spends time with his wife, Vicki and their daughter. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time outdoors.

Saul Mendez

Saul Mendez

Superintendent

Saul began his career in concrete work in 2011. Before joining the Concrete Services team, he worked at John Westlin Concrete for five years and is ACI certified. He enjoys many aspects of his job including backhoe work and making sure customers are satisfied with the completed project.

In his free time, Saul enjoys spending time with his wife, Alicia and their two children. He also likes to relax playing a game of golf.

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