President and CEO of J.S. Vig Construction Co. in Taylor. Drawing upon his extensive real estate and field experience, Vig has grown the company into a full-service, award-winning general contracting and construction management organization and one of the Midwest’s most active and experienced providers of construction services. The company is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and launched Project Green, a green building program designed to expand the company’s sustainable construction practice and educate property owners, developers, and the public about the benefits and costs associated with green building. Project Green includes the plan to have each of its project management and executive staff LEED accredited by fall 2009 and represents a formalization of J.S. Vig’s experience in sustainable construction. Nearly all of the company’s current projects incorporate green building principles, including a large development in Austin, Texas, that complies with the basic components of Austin’s Green Building Program. J.S. Vig has also served as construction manager for the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s state-of-the-art Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Pittsfield Township, a facility dedicated to studying and improving the Great Lakes ecosystem. Vig is past president of the Southern Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Taylor Rotary and the Association of General Contractors. He received his bachelor’s degree, with honors, in finance and real estate from the University of Michigan.