We are experts in all phases of Construction and Civil Engineering.  We are highly competent and fiscally responsible.  We provide General Contracting, Construction Management, Pre-construction Planning, for both large and small projects.  Our goal is to understand and exceed customer expectations, get the job done safely, on time and on budget.

Founder Mark Roeckell is a United States Naval Academy graduate who brings his expertise and leadership to American First. During his time of service, he flew combat missions during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, earning multiple commendations.  He brings all his talents and experiences to American First.

Our team focuses on providing services to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Illinois Tollway.  We also perform commercial construction projects in the private sector.

Mark Roeckell


General Contracting/Construction Management

We provide Construction Management services on commercial construction projects.  Construction Management services include design-build services, general contracting and project management.

Currently, we work as Construction Inspectors and on Design Teams for the IL Tollway.

Licensed Civil Engineering Services

We provide a wide variety of services to our clients.  Services include:

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Inspection
  • Program Management
  • Supervision and Inspecting Engineering
  • Construction Supervision and Certification
  • Preliminary engineering studies, feasibility analysis.  Site design commercial and industrial developments
  • Construction administration consisting of overall project management of site improvements; technical guidance, on-site observation and documentation, construction layout and as-built surveys.


  • 236220      Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
  • 238140      Masonry Contractors
  • 238190      Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
  • 238210      Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
  • 238220      Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
  • 238910      Site Preparation Contractors
  • 238990      Other Specialty Trade Contractors
  • 541330      Engineering Services
  • 561210      Facility Support Services