In 2003, John Illick founded ReArch Company with the goal of creating a construction management firm that focused on collaborative communication and sustainable business practices, while also “creating buildings and spaces of distinction and significance.” Forward thinking and focused on the future, John set out to deliver a better overall process and experience to ReArch Company clients.
Within the company, John has instilled a culture of approaching each project with thoughtfulness, creativity, and entrepreneurialism. Above all else, he has imparted his philosophy of acting ethically and fairly, not only with our clients, but also with subcontractors, vendors, regulators and the communities in which ReArch Company works.
He is a proponent of sustainable design and construction practices and under his direction, ReArch Company has become an area leader in the construction of sustainable architecture.
John firmly believes in giving back to his community by volunteering his time and expertise. He spent nearly nine years as the Chairman of the Vermont Community Development Board, several years as Chairman of the Middlebury Planning Commission, and has sat on a variety of charitable boards including the Addison County Parent Child Center, the Addison County Educational Endowment Fund, and the Addison County United Way. He is currently a member of the Champlain College Board of Trustees.
Prior to establishing ReArch Company, John was the Vice President of Construction at Bread Loaf Construction in Middlebury.
John holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of Vermont.
John resides in Middlebury with his wife, Elizabeth. They have two grown children and multiple grandchildren, whom they spend much of their time doting on. John is very active in his local community, and enjoys golfing during his free time.