About Us

James Carney Dillon was born on February 14th 1893. After graduating from high school in 1912, James Carney Dillon started in the plumbing industry learning from the likes of Jay Bortorf, T.F. Flanigan, and Dooley/Bruniga. On February 23rd, 1921 he establised J.C.Dillon ,Inc. located at 2115 S. Adams Street, Peoria, Il.

According to the Illinois River Valley Biographical Volume III, J.C. Dillon was known as one of the leading plumbing companies in Central Illinois. Throughout the years, James Carney Dillon dedicated most of his time and energy to the repair and remodeling business in addition to his role as a politician. Due to the passing of James Carney Dillon in 1955, James Leo Dillon proceeded to take the company to its next level.

James Leo Dillon graduated from Bradley University with B.S Degree in Engineering on June 9th 1941. Before entering into the business in the 1950’s, James Leo had other interests. In 1955, James Leo Dillon took over the reigns of the plumbing repair and remodeling work, but decided to branch out and take on some small to medium size commercial projects.

Projects such as the OSF Mother House (East Peoria, Il), Maple Lawn Nursing Home (Eureka, Il), St. Francis Forest Park Building (Peoria, Il), and Home Federal Savings (Peoria, Il) represent some of the first major projects J.C. Dillon, Inc. successfully completed. As a well-known businessman in the community, James Leo Dillon served as a politician on many county boards. In 1968 James Leo Dillon died of a heart attack at age of forty-eight.

John Daniel Dillon carried on the family tradition at the age of twenty-two serving as a plumbing apprentice in 1967 prior to becoming President in 1968.John Dillon continued to stay dedicated to the repair, remodeling, and small/medium size commercial business. He established a new building and location at 1211 South Western Avenue in Peoria, Illinois. Concurrently, he developed other opportunities within the business by creating an excavating/trenching division.

As time evolved and space became limited at the 1211 South Western location, John Dillon decided that the company needed more space to grow and sought a new home for the company site which is now located at 1515 West Luthy Drive in Peoria, Illinois. Through hard work and perserverance by management and dedicated company employees the move was made possible in 1998.

Chris Dillon – Vice President

Chris (and brother Tim) carry on the family tradition as the 4th generation at JC Dillon, Inc. He started in 1990 as an Operating Engineer and was officially promoted to Vice President in 2004. Born and raised in Peoria, Chris and his wife Terri have four boys. Chris is very active in the community as well as in the industry serving on various boards and committees.

This knowledge, onsite experience, and diversity in the road construction, underground piping, and trenchless technologies helped pave his role today as he leads the Underground and Trenchless Division of J.C. Dillon, Inc.

Chris will continue to educate and help our customers to find the best and most economical solution for their needs.

Tim Dillon – Vice President

Tim brings over twenty five years experience in the construction industry. Tim graduated from Loras Collage in 1994 with a degree in Business Management and joined JC Dillon shortly thereafter as a Laborer. Tim was promoted to Vice President in 2004 and currently runs the plumbing division of the company.

Tim resides in Peoria with his wife Noreen and their three boys. Tim enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and traveling.

Nick Canopy – Superintendent

Nick has been with JC Dillon for eight years, where he began as a laborer. He was recently promoted to Superintendent and will oversee our UV Lining division. Some of Nick’s favorite hobbies are fishing, horseback riding, and woodwork.

Billy Seghetti – Project Manager

Billy is in his second year with JC Dillon as a Project Manager. Some of Billy’s duties include managing various contracts, IT support, and assisting Chris Dillon in bid proposals, billings, and purchasing. Billy loves sports and is currently a High School Basketball Coach at Washington High School.

Safety Overview

J.C. Dillon, Inc. Emphasizes Safety First. Both Management As Well As Employees In Business Today Realize The Importance Of Safety And Understand That Accidents Happen. The Question Is, " How Do Businesses Prevent These Accidents." J.C. Dillon, Inc. Believes That With A Combination Of Daily Enforcement And Employee Cooperation Most Of These Accidents Can Be Minimized Or Eliminated Altogether. J.C.Dillon, Inc. Safety Program Focuses On The Following Items, Which Are Discussed Through Tool Box Talks Or Weekly Safety Meetings.

  • Importance Of Hard Hats.
  • Keep A Clean Working Enviroment On Jobsite.
  • Importance Of Safety Glasses.
  • Practice Proper Maintenance On Vehicles/Trucks/Machines.
  • Alcohol And Drug Free Working Enviroment.
  • Use Proper Shoring During Excavation.
  • Use Proper Tie Off Devices.
  • Use Proper Extension Cord Protection And Tape.
  • Wear Proper Work Clothing/Boots.
  • Use Ear Protection As Prohibited.
  • Practice Traffic Control Protection.
  • Importance Of Backup Warning Devices.
  • Be A Defensive Driver.
  • Importance Of Communication On Job Site.
  • Wear Your Seat Belt.

Unwritten Expectations Are An Implicit Part Of The Way We Work Together At J.C. Dillon, Inc. They Are Necessary For The Overall Safety, Welfare, And Happiness Of Everyone And Are An Essential Part Of Being An Efficient And Effective Business.  

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