David Stokes

“I enjoy the team atmosphere at Rhodey. Everyone contributes to the same common goal: over-delivering to the customer.”

David “Dave” Stokes joins Rhodey Construction as a Senior Project Manager after five years of working at Mallinckrodt’s St. Louis plant as a project manager. His specialties include project, construction, and maintenance management. Additionally, he brings with him expertise in design/build, bakery engineering, and process engineering – specifically those relating to petrochemical, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical.

At Rhodey, Dave is responsible for working alongside members of each project team to execute tasks and schedules to move a job forward. Every project has issues – Dave is there to come up with solutions. He enjoys problem solving, especially finding “out-of-the-box” ways to get clients and projects moving from point B to point C. In his words, “We can figure out how we got to point B later.” For Dave, seeing a completed project, and a satisfied client, are some of the most rewarding aspects of his career.

Dave’s experience also includes time spent working on projects in Mallinckrodt’s nuclear pharmacy labs. Prior to, he spent 17 years in the food and beverage industry – both in office and field project management. Some of his project accomplishments include overseeing the preliminary engineering and development as well as the evaluation, bidding, and management of contractors for several pet food and supply production lines. He has also helped with the design and build of lab expansions, commercial buildings, and facility renovations.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, Dave went on to earn his Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Krannert Graduate School of Management. He’s an LEED® Accredited Professional and is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Scott Olson

“It’s great to know that I have the opportunity to work on and build projects that ultimately improve the lives of others.”

Scott Olson joined the Rhodey Construction team in 2022. With nearly 30 years of experience in construction management, his primary specialization is in Healthcare Construction, overseeing several complex developments, including hospital renovations, additions, equipment installations, new buildings and more.

As Senior Project Manager, Scott takes a proactive approach to any job – working directly with clients to plan and organize projects and lead them toward success. From budget creation and negotiating agreements and contracts to running everyday operations and managing team members, he has the necessary skillset to adapt to each project and fulfill its needs. He also enjoys the teamwork aspect of the job, working alongside others at Rhodey to accomplish lasting results. Scott graduated with a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a minor in business administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In addition to being a Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineering (MOSHE) and Southern Illinois Chapter for Healthcare Engineering (SICHE) Member, he has also received OSHA 30- and 10-hour training and was an ASHE Certified HealthCare Constructor. Outside of work, Scott enjoys a healthy work/life balance – especially if it includes a beach – and spending quality time with his wife and two daughters.

Jason Appel


“We really enjoy what we do. The work is fun, challenging, and most of all; the end result offers a real sense of accomplishment.”

Jason Appel re-joined Rhodey as a project manager in 2021 after working as a commercial developer and constructor. Prior to developing and managing multi-million dollar real estate properties Jason worked at Rhodey for over 12 years focusing in healthcare at BJC’s facilities. He appreciates the customer-centric attitude at Rhodey and understands that a client’s needs are always first and foremost and looks forward to continuing Rhodey’s strong owner relationships into the future. This belief has only been strengthened since spending time on the Owner’s side of the table.

In his role, Jason demonstrates exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills keeping projects on time and within budget—while delivering high-quality results. He is responsible for reviewing plans, soliciting subcontractor bids, awarding contracts, and managing the schedule and budget throughout the duration of the project.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1998 in construction management from Southwest Missouri State University, Jason was an estimator in the field of new home construction and worked during college, hands-on, in residential remodeling. Described as patient and particular about quality control, Jason enjoys his daily contact with clients.

Alex Cattoor


“A large part of our success comes from our ability to lean on other members of our team. By working together, we’re able to go above and beyond for our clients, regardless of what stage of the process we are in.”

Alex Cattoor began his career in the construction industry in 2007. He joined Rhodey as a Project Manager in 2018, bringing with him his strong belief in providing exceptional customer service, which has always been a proud staple of the company.

Having worked with several large general contractors in the past, Alex has extensive field experience in commercial construction and heavy civil work. His current role consists primarily of managing all facets of a project, including budgets, schedules, planning and design, construction and closeout. As a project manager, he is versed in all aspects of the business.

Additionally, he provides detailed assessments in order to determine the potential value of design changes, constructability suggestions, and innovative solutions to any issues that may arise throughout a project. Alex also coordinates with both field personnel and owners to ensure projects are progressing, while still maintaining an emphasis on both quality and safety.

After spending several years working as a third-generation Journeyman Carpenter, Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Missouri State University in December 2009. Alex has also received extensive safety training, including OSHA’s 30 Hour Safety Certification, “Competent Person” training, Dale Carnegie Skills for Success Certification and a multitude of task-specific trainings.