Meet Our Team

Letter from the CEO

 James J DePaoliI started ACMS from a simple idea – Owners need a single point of responsibility in capital projects. So, I bootstrapped ACMS into existence. Borrowed money, took risk, started a company. Our Customers responded, we prospered, and ACMS grew. Originally, ACMS served the refining and steel manufacturing industries southeast of Chicago, Illinois. We grew some more. The talent started coming to us – experienced engineers, constructors, craft tradesmen. And we grew some more. We built safety systems, inspection protocols, process. Our Customers recognized what they were getting. And we grew some more. As our breadth of services expanded, the company was renamed ACMS Group As always, we pride ourselves in providing state-of-the-art consulting and design services, while maintaining the commitment to customer satisfaction.

Today, ACMS Group provides experience and talent to the manufacturing and construction industries. We are very proud of our construction management and QA/QC capabilities. Beholden only to our customer, we “get it right” by providing independent project/construction management. We document your project with QA/QC services – your ‘as built’ drawings are exactly that – as built. Your job proceeds safely, with ACMS industrial safety services catering to heavy industrial environments.

We’ve served steel, refining, power generation, natural gas, chemical, automotive, food processing and pharmaceutical clients across the United States. Please look through our website. I’m darn proud of ACMS Group Inc. and what we’ve accomplished. We’re a team now. Bring your tough, complex construction jobs to us. This is what we do, what we are. Let us build/manage/fix your problems. Put us on your team. We want to grow with you.

Thank you,
James J DePaoli
ACMS Group

Safety Recognitions

ACMS has safety recognitions from BP, the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF), an The Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT).

Safety Program

In addition to our own Behavior Based Safety Program, we assist our Customers gain acceptance of their safety programs by the two major safety auditing groups in the U.S. – PICS Auditing and IS Networld.

The ACMS Advantage

  • Single source responsibility for your project
  • Systematic, safe work scheduling and practices
  • Deep operating and construction experience in varied industrial settings
  • Excellent working relationships with trade/craft unions and other industrial contractors
  • Open, transparent communication with our customers at all times
Our Work

Our Experience

Since 1995, we have successfully completed many projects in the steel, refining, industrial gas, and power generation industries. Check out our Completed Work.


Our Relationships

Key to our success is our relationships. We believe it’s necessary for all project participants to be pulling in one direction, cooperating, problem solving. We pride ourselves on good relationships with craft unions, subcontractors, owners, and regulatory bodies that inspect our work and practices.


Our Personnel

ACMS attracts and retains experience. Constructors, Engineers, craft labor. Theoretical and practical knowledge, ready to solve your construction problems. Most of our employees have many years working in the facilities that they now serve. Ask for a sampling of our resumes.

Beyond experience, we hire people aligned with our values. Safety. Can do attitude. Communication.

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