Office Staff


Chuck Finnegan has over 37 years experience in the asphalt industry with the past eight serving as President of LL Pelling. He has come a long way from his first job with LL Pelling, which was to place temporary tape pavement markings over fresh pavement, one dash at a time! Chuck is on the board for the Special Olympics of Iowa.

Vice President

Brett Finnegan was hired in 1985 and through the years has served in many capacities from truck driver and Quality Control Supervisor to Project Manager. As Vice President, Brett manages the Concrete and Sealcoat Divisions and estimates projects in the Iowa City/Coralville area. In his free time, Brett enjoys spending time with family and friends and all outdoor activities.

Safety Director

Julie Maxfield was hired in 1996 and has worked in many different capacities. Her current role is Safety Director and Insurance Coordinator. Julie’s primary responsibilities include safety training, jobsite inspections, accident investigation, insurance, worker’s compensation and drug and alcohol testing. She has completed both the 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA classes, First Aid, CPR and AED training, and is a certified collector for drug testing.

HR/EEO Officer

Billie Sue Wille is the Human Resources Director and EEO Officer. She is responsible for employee benefits and administration, orientation, employee/labor relations and company events. Billie says of her job, “I enjoy working with the friendly small-town, down-to-earth employees in the road construction business and know most of them by name.”

Payroll Administrator

Anne Manderscheid has been with the company since June 2003. As the Payroll Administrator she is responsible for payroll, banking and related employee services, including record keeping and reporting.

Contract Administrator

Melinda Hawkins has returned to LL Pelling after a two year hiatus during which she lived in Missouri.  She has returned to her position as a Contract Administrator, except this time around, for the Cedar Rapids market.  Melinda currently works with the two estimators for that area, DeWayne Heintz and Joel Gryp.  She graduated with an AA in Accounting from Hamilton College in 2006.  Melinda enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.

Contract Administrator

Rhonda Short joined our team April, 2014. She will be the Contract Administrator for the Iowa City market. She will be working with the two estimators for that area, Brett Finnegan and Barry Rhinehart. Rhonda brings 16 years of management, administrative and project management experience. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding motorcycles and baseball; she loves her Red Sox.


Kiaya DeNeice was hired in the summer of 2013. Some of her duties include answering the phone and greeting all visitors at the North Liberty office. Kiaya also performs supportive functions for the estimators involving typing proposals, invoicing sealcoat work and typing correspondence letters. Kiaya enjoys photography, working out at Title Boxing and spending time with family and friends.

Accounts Payable

Kathryn Hull was hired in October 2002. She manages all aspects of Accounts Payable along with tracking ACC oil and diesel fuel contracts. Kathryn is involved in the Cedar Rapids Boat Club.

Marketing Manager & HR Assistant

Carrie Diaz was hired in 2009 and manages marketing, social media, and advertising.  She also assists the HR Director.  Carrie has a BBA in Marketing from Mount Mercy University.  In her free time, Carrie enjoys being a mother and participating in community events.

Payroll Clerk

Carmen Parkes was hired in 2017 as a Payroll Clerk.  She brings with her a variety of skills including payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable.  She has over 30 years of administrative experience.  Her hobbies include crocheting, traveling, and spending time with her family, especially her two grandchildren.  On her bucket list is to see all 59 National Parks with her husband.  Yellowstone has been the favorite out of the 26 they’ve seen thus far.