Kimberly Luitjohan, President | Poettker Industrial


With over 20 years of construction finance and management experience, Kim began her career in 2001, working for her family’s construction management firm. She worked in various roles learning the processes of all company operations.


In 2010, at the age of 26, Kim was promoted to Vice President of Finance, where she was instrumental in managing the firm’s growth by overseeing financial, employee, and asset operations, from bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, state and federal tax management, payroll, human resources, IT, and inventory management. Under Kim’s direction, the firm saw significant increases, with revenue up 600%, employment up 215%, asset inventory up 204%, and a 10 state increase in the firm’s geographic footprint over a 10-year period. Kim’s tremendous leadership approach led her to be recognized as a 40 under 40 Class of 2020 recipient by the St. Louis Business Journal.


In 2021, Kim was appointed to the Board of Directors and promoted to Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer of Poettker Construction and its affiliated companies. Under her leadership, the firm continues to achieve success in meeting its strategic milestone initiatives for revenue growth, employment, market-sector specialization, and equipment inventory and asset management.

After the sudden passing of her father and mentor in 2021, Kim knew she wanted to carry out her father’s legacy and family’s passion for construction and offer expanded services in the Utility, Infrastructure, Industrial, and Commercial markets. From this dream, she started Poettker Industrial Services, a women-owned business with a vision to provide safe, quality, and sustainable solutions to help clients achieve their infrastructure expansion and construction initiatives.


Kim is a leader in the company’s philanthropic initiatives, giving back to the community through advocacy, fundraising, and educational efforts. Her strong community relationship culture is showcased by her personal involvement in multiple non-profit organizations, including HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese Foundation Leadership Council, Junior Achievement, and Schools of Character. 

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She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, is a member of Poettker’s strategic planning committee, and an associate member of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children, getting together with family and friends, boating, and watching the St. Louis Blues. 


In March 2023, Robert (Trey) Wiegmann joined Poettker Industrial’s leadership team. Trey  has over 16 years of experience working with award-winning contractors to expand their utility, energy, and infrastructure programs on average by 30-50% annually.

As Vice President of Construction, Trey will provide leadership and technical direction for Poettker Industrial’s project teams, as well as oversee preconstruction and relationship-building initiatives to ensure projects are constructed in accordance with design, budget, schedule, quality, and sustainability requirements.

He is an associate member of St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SL3C) and earned a degree in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.