About Us

VIP Commercial Builder boasts a leadership team with extensive experience in all aspects of construction.

Vic Petersen, President

Vic founded VIP in 1987 based on core values of integrity, teamwork and commitment. Today the company continues to uphold its founder’s vision delivering important resources such as schools, workplaces, and communities to Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada residents.  Vic is also a licensed pilot and is able to provide another layer of personal support to our clients outside Arizona on a weekly basis. Vic and his long-time business partner, and wife, Evelyn are thrilled to watch VIP’s continued growth.

Evelyn Petersen, CEO

In 1987, Evelyn and her husband, Vic established VIP Construction Inc. and licensed as a commercial and residential contractor. As the Vice President, Evelyn managed land acquisition, product development, and sales through 1995, when she took the reigns as CEO. As CEO Evelyn is the leader providing business acumen and the moral compass that drives every decision made here at VIP. She values family, her employees, and customers above all else, while insisting on fiscal solvency and quality through win-win agreements on their projects.

Thomas Senseman, Executive Director of Operations

Tom is the Director of Operations for all VIP Companies. He has a proven track record of success building construction, warranty, customer service and development teams that started at 200 homes a year and expanding to almost 1900 hundred homes annually. Tom’s knowledge of construction and development in the Phoenix market along with his impeccable ability to communicate with the clients and field personnel make him the perfect fit to drive VIP to be the very best.

Kevin P. Keil, Project Executive

One can define success by doing what they love every day. Kevin demonstrates this in every job he works on. Growing up in Chicago construction industry, he began swinging a hammer with his Dad at age 3. His early success led him down a 30-year path that has afforded him experience in all areas of construction. Beginning as a union framer he worked his way up to the roles of superintendent, estimator, project manager, owner and now to driving the commercial division at VIP. He exudes leadership and ensures the project is done right. Never sacrificing quality for quantity, Kevin keeps an aggressive schedule and the lines of communication open.  His goal is for every client to be beyond satisfied when the project is completed.

Bob Rohn, Business Development

Bob comes to VIP with a wealth of building knowledge, an incredible work ethic, and a great attitude.  He’s honest and straight forward and he understands the dynamics of the building industry and how to get things done quickly and done right. Bob and his wife Sue are in Espanola, New Mexico working as our management Team building the McCurdy Charter School. Bob is filling the role of both Project Manager and our on-site Project Superintendent while Sue supports him as our on-site Project Coordinator. Being married for over 40 years Bob and Sue know what it is to be a Team and they are successfully applying that experience in building a solid relationship with our clients and a 42,000 SF two-story charter school.

Leslie Darling, Commercial Accounting

Leslie has over 35 years in accounting and administrative experience in the fields of retail, manufacturing, real estate, warehousing, and construction. Over 15 of those years are in construction accounting and contracts administration. She has a “will do” attitude, a great work ethic, and is always happy to help.