Personnel of MGW


Brad Waddell

Operations Manager, Appraiser

Prior to Joining MGW, Brad gained 28 years of experience in the construction manufacturing & supply industry.  He most recently worked for Ambassador Steel as Area Manager for paving & bridge projects in Illinois, Wisconsin & Indiana.

Brad initially worked with Allied Rebar in Rochelle as a supervisor, then as a detail draftsman & estimator. Later, at Ambassador Steel, Brad worked for 17 years, holding positions as Operations Manager, Assistant Division Manager, and Area Sales Manager. During his time at Ambassador, he managed professionals in the estimating, drafting, customer service and administrative departments.

By way of managing thousands of Department of Transportation and Airport contracts throughout the U.S., Brad has built many strong relationships in the construction industry with both vendors and construction company employees.

Brad grew up in Creston, IL gaining his earliest agricultural experience working for local farmers, even working for Funks Hybrid during his teen years.

Brad and his wife Michele have two sons, Mason & Zane.