John Shales, LEED® AP – President
John graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. John has earned a reputation with customers as a very talented project manager with an eye for finding value. John’s commitment to customer satisfaction has been rewarded with many long term clients who take comfort in his capacity to lead successful construction projects. As a LEED Accredited Professional, John has a keen interest and vast knowledge in sustainable construction and design. His experience and knowledge with projects seeking LEED certification is of much value to clients interested in the LEED process. John is also a member of American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and has earned a Healthcare Construction Certificate from ASHE.


Josh Campanelli, LEED® AP – C.O.O.
Josh Campanelli brings more than 20 years of construction experience to his projects. Starting his career in the concrete construction sector, Josh’s leadership skills drew him quickly into the role of project manager, overseeing the entire project. Josh has diverse experience in the construction of a wide variety of building types, including: K-12, health care, senior living, and banking facilities. Josh is very involved in the community and is a long-serving board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin. Josh is committed to customer satisfaction and understands what it takes to create a team atmosphere in order to provide a client with the best possible construction experience.


Mike Shales, C.P.A. – C.F.O.
Mike is a Certified Public Accountant who has been involved in construction related accounting, finance and administration for 24 years. From a customer’s perspective, Mike’s extensive industry experience results in competent management of contracts, pay requests, change orders and all other job-related documents. Before joining Shales McNutt predecessor Seagren/Shales, Inc. as part owner, he was controller of a large road building and aggregate mining conglomerate. Knowing that information management is the key to running an efficient construction project with all parties working as a team, Mike is always looking for ways to employ technology to make the process smoother and more accessible. In addition to Mike’s professional duties, he is very involved in the community. He serves on the boards of United Way of Elgin, Boys and Girls Club of Elgin, Visiting Nurses Association of Fox Valley and the Fox Valley Laborers Health, Welfare and Pension Funds.


John R. McNutt, P.E. – Vice President
John is a registered professional engineer with a degree from The University of Wisconsin – Platteville. He has over 25 years of construction experience and has managed a wide variety of projects. His problem solving abilities, reputation for fairness, and commitment to teamwork have earned him a number of repeat projects with customers who know they have received great value for their construction dollars. He is recognized by clients for his professional expertise, responsiveness, and dependability. In addition to being co-owner of SMC, John is a member of the Board of Directors for the Fox Valley General Contractors Association and is very active in Christ Community Church.