Our People


Jeff Hammes
CEO and President
Industrial Contractors, Inc.

Jeff Hammes PE is the CEO and president of Industrial Contractors, Inc. (ICI); a leading industrial construction contractor in the Upper Midwest and Rocky Mountains. 

Hammes graduated from the University of North Dakota (UND) with a Bachelors and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and received his Professional Engineers License in 2008. He completed studies as a graduate research assistant with the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium, which involved detailed design and analysis of a NASA payload.

Upon graduation Hammes returned to central North Dakota to work for an engineering consulting firm on refinery and power generation projects before being hired as project manager for the $300MM DryFining™ Project at Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station. At the completion of the four-year project he was promoted to leader of engineering services. 

In 2012 Hammes transitioned to ICI as vice president and was promoted to CEO and president in 2014. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Lignite Energy Council; the Board of Trustees for the Boilermaker Local 647 Development and Training Fund; the Great Lakes Area Boilermakers Apprenticeship Program Board; and the Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Committee for IBEW Local 714. 

Hammes, his wife, Stacy, and their daughter, Jersey, reside in Bismarck, N.D.