Barton Malow Names New Vice President


SOUTHFIELD — Barton Malow Co. has named Dan Kovoch as vice president in the central region. Kovoch will focus on expanding the company’s services in the automotive manufacturing markets. His experience at Ideal Contracting in southwest Detroit brings a unique opportunity for Barton Malow to strengthen its strategic partnership with Ideal and provide innovative solutions for our clients, said Barton Malow President Ryan Maibach.

“Dan’s understanding of integrated project delivery and self perform services is consistent with Barton Malow’s vision for growth, our clients are looking for the ability to source all project construction services within one supplier relationship and we have the capabilities and resources to meet and exceed their needs,”  Maibach said.

Chris Parenti, Ideal Group Executive Vice President, will serve as interim business unit manager, with key management staff assuming new responsibilities. In keeping with Ideal Contracting’s culture of promoting from within, a new permanent Business Unit Manager will be named in the near future.

Kovoch’s transition to Barton Malow strengthens an already strong partnership and will improve overall performance by improving the utilization of trades and the sharing of resources for strategic growth. Frank Venegas, Jr., Ideal Group Chairman and CEO, and Ben Maibach, III, Barton Malow Chairman and CEO’s shared vision for the future is to enhance the collaboration and commitment of Ideal Contracting and Barton Malow to the construction industry.

With more than 27 years of experience, Kovoch began his career as an ironworker with Local 25. In 2002, he became a project manager at Ideal Contracting and was promoted to vice president and general manager in 2009.

With this strategic transition, Barton Malow will further expand our ability to deliver every aspect of constructing automotive manufacturing facilities and installing process equipment, Maibach said.

About Ideal Contracting

Ideal Contracting, LLC, a minority general contractor, was formed in 1998 as a partnership between Frank Venegas, Jr. and Barton Malow. Headquartered in the Hispanic Manufacturing Center, within Southwest Detroit, and employing over 200 people, Ideal Contracting has developed a respected reputation for quality, safety and service in the construction industry. For more information on Ideal Contracting visit