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/Safety Coordinator

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, price checking material costs with suppliers, and safety inspector for jobs.

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.

Jake Steele

Jake Steele

Superintendent

Jake Steele joined Concrete Services of NWA in 2015. Before joining our team, Jake began his career at Riggs Concrete in Phoenix, Arizona doing layout work. Then, in 2009 he relocated to Arkansas where he continued his work with Riggs Concrete.

With a background in land surveying, Jake eventually moved on to working with a general contractor running crews. He assisted in projects such as schools, hospitals, office buildings, and finishing driveways and patios. Jake is OSHA and ACI certified and continues to advance in knowledge and skills.

The most rewarding aspects of his job are providing excellent customer service and meeting deadlines. When he’s not working, Jake enjoys spending time with his wife, Latisha, and two beautiful daughters, Lejend and Rowan.

Travis Leek

Travis Leek

Superintendent

Travis Leek began working at Concrete Services in May 2017. Since 1992, Travis has worked in various areas of the field including Industrial and commercial tilt-ups, bridge work, and water treatment plants.

Travis is OSHA certified, MSHA trained, and a member of the UBC carpenter union. He considers the most rewarding aspect of his job to be when he completes a challenging project.

When Travis isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with wife, Kristi, his five children, and two grandchildren. His favorite hobbies include fly fishing, and playing classical music and jazz on his guitar.

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.

Neil Churchill

Neil Churchill

Superintendent

Neil Churchill began his career in concrete in 2005 where he gained experience as a superintendent, a carpenter, and an operator. Neil has been a part of the Concrete Services team since 2014. He holds an ACI Certification as a Flatwork Technician.

Neil enjoys helping people grow and learn new skills. His favorite part of the job is watching the team develop the ability to take on monumental tasks with ease. Neil’s ideal way to spend his free time is with his beautiful wife, Tarrin and their three amazing dogs (two Great Danes and a Blue Heeler named Miller).

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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