11732 Longstreet Rd
Marion, IL 62959

James zeller - CEO

James Zeller

Project Consultant

James Zeller


Mr. Zeller began Zeller Construction, Inc. in 1990 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Zeller Construction, Jim was employed by The Korte Company and served as a Carpenter, a Carpenter Foreman, a Superintendent, and General Superintendent. Jim is focused on quality, safety, and customer satisfaction.


Jim Zeller serves as the company Chief Executive Officer, and is the sole owner of Zeller Construction, Inc. Jim is responsible for all financial aspects of the company, and is also incharge of all public relations for the company.

Education / employment

  • Zeller Construction of Marion, Inc. 2009 – Present
  • Carpenter’s Apprentice Training
  • Technical Business Training
  • The Korte Company, 1967 - 1990
  • Zeller Construction, Inc. 1990 - 2016

Major Project Experience

  • General Tire Expansion, $22 Million Manufacturing Facility, Mt. Vernon, IL
  • John A. Logan Expansion, $3.2 Million Educational Facility, Carterville, IL
  • Giant City Lodge Addition, $2.9 Million Recreational Lodging Facility, Giant City State Park
  • Williamson County Courthouse Addition, $2.4 Million Courthouse, Marion, IL
  • Marion Carnegie Library Addition, $1 Million Library Addition, Marion, IL
  • Marion Cultural & Civic Center, $8 Million Municipal Center, Marion, IL
  • New Simpson Hill School, $2 Million Educational Facility, New Simpson Hill, IL
  • Various State Prison Projects, $40 Million Prisons, Illinois
  • Marion Hospital Additions & Renovations, $5 Million Medical Facilities, Marion, IL
  • SIU Carbondale Student Health Center, $12 Million Health Center, Carbondale, IL
  • Best Western Hotel, DuQuoin, IL, $3.5 Million
  • Country Inn & Suites, Marion, IL, $4.6 Million
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We Are

Zeller Construction is one of the largest construction, construction management, and design build contractors in Southern Illinois. Zeller has a proven track record for delivering large and challenging projects on time and within budget. Zeller is known throughout Southern Illinois as an organization built on honesty and integrity. The Zeller approach to detailed and methodical planning translates into "no surprises" for our clients. Zeller employees are dedicated, have high expectations based on the company's past success, and bring a sense of urgency to every project. Link Title

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25+ Years of Experience

Founded in 1990 by James Zeller, Zeller Construction has grown to be the region’s premier commercial contractor, construction manager, and design-build contractor with projects ranging in size from $1,000 to $17,000,000.

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Key Personnel

Learn about Zeller Construction's key team members Chris Schaber - President, Jamie Zeller-Taylor - Secretary, James Zeller - Project Consultant, Mike Elders - General Superintendent and Project Manager, Wesley Graham - Estimator and Project Manager and Channa Dugger - Office Manager.

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