Luke Spalj was born and raised in the construction business. He worked as a youth and into adulthood for the family owned and operated Spalj Construction Company until its sale to Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) in 1997. He worked for Quanta Services, eventually becoming the president of its telecommunication and specialty services division, until his departure in 2004. From 2004 to present, Luke has been chairman of Rice Lake Construction Group. Working with Wade Leonard, Rice Lake Construction Group’s president, Luke and Wade have driven the growth of the company from approximately $20 million in sales in 2004 to over $130 million in current sales.
Luke was also employed with S.J. Groves Construction and Austin P. Keller Construction after college. While at Groves he was a field engineer on a $1 billion Melvin Price Lock and Dam construction project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Alton, IL.
Luke is a registered professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University.