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Julie Hayes is the owner and President of Jules Madison. She began her career with Toys R Us in 1993 where she oversaw analytical services for 62 stores in the Midwest region. In 2016, she owned and operated Fontas Group which performed engineering and underground utility coordination. Julie is dedicated to creating a culture of honesty and integrity for the team and associates of Jules Madison. She believes in the importance of building relationships as they begin with initial contact but continue beyond the proposal and completion date. By planning with the end in mind, the expectations will be understood from the start through clear and concise communication. Julie leads a team with over 25 years of experience in the utility construction industry. She received her degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of St. Francis.
Mike Simon is the Vice President of Business Development at Jules Madison. Prior to working for Jules Madison, Mike served the city of Chicago for over 30 years, most recently as Deputy Commissioner of Infrastructure Management with the Chicago Department of Transportation. In this role, Mike managed the public-right-of-way permit and inspection offices, the Office of Underground Coordination (OUC), Chicago 811 operations, and Deep Excavation review. Mike was also instrumental in the coordination of utility and telecommunication installation schedules, including identifying possible special event and construction conflicts. Currently, Mike manages new business opportunities, and consults on utility design and construction coordinating. Mike’s reputation as a team and relationship builder, organization leader, along with his strong conflict resolution skills are an asset to the strategic growth of Jules Madison today and in the future.
Julie has 28 years of accounting and financial experience. Her experience includes 22 years as Finance Controller for construction companies in the Chicagoland area, Florida and Central Illinois. In her roles, she has been responsible for integration and implementation of new companies, accounting, finance, unions, payroll, taxes, audits and budgeting and forecasting. Julie currently is the Finance Controller of Jules Madison. which is located in the Midwest and assists with accounting and finance reporting directly to the President of Jules Madison. She has strong interpersonal skills by building confidence from colleagues that work around her and across the organization.