Specialty Construction, LLC is the leading custom ornamental and miscellaneous metal subcontractor of the Chicagoland area. Our niche lies in transit work, but we also excel in projects of all sizes, from small lobby renovations to brand new high-rises, that require architectural finishes or light support steel. Chances are, if there is an item on a job that no one wants to touch, we are the company to get it done.
With our professional office personnel and leading field foreman out of the Local 63 and Local 73 union halls, we continue to offer the best engineering, fabrication, union installation, and management there is for your next project.
Contractor Score: 1355
Dun & Bradstreet Rating: 2A1 (highest possible rating for the company’s size)
Bonding capacity in excess of $10 million
While the doors to Specialty Construction, LLC officially opened in 2011, the core of the company has been together in the industry since 2000. During that time, we have had a successful hand in almost every major CTA subway station renovation/build in the city, and have always been the subcontractor GC’s call when a project looks to have unreachable deadlines, or is in need of help getting across the finish line.
Brian has grown up in the industry, following his father and grandfather who both were sheet metal workers. Weeks after high school graduation, Brian was hired at a sheet metal shop, and shortly after his arrival, he was accepted into the apprenticeship program where he learned all aspects of fabrication. After a few years in the shop, Brian found himself in the office; designing parts, estimating bids, and working on new sales. In 2000, he had the vison to add a specialty division to an existing company that was in the elevator market, and would carry that vision on to become Specialty Construction, LLC in 2011. For the past 15 years, he has strived to provide the best service and the highest quality product in the marketplace, and stays committed to pushing Specialty Construction forward into becoming not only a regional, but a national leader in the industry. Brian is an avid Blackhawks fan. When he isn’t chasing down business, he is chasing down his dogs with wife Marie.
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Richard J heads up business development and estimating for Specialty Construction, but will also get involved with the management of projects when needed. A true veteran in the industry, Richard started in the Industry in 1970 as a drafstmen for a structural engineer, and has been a chief engineer, project manager for some major projects across the country, and a regional sales manager. His wealth of knowledge in the construction industry is next to none, and he may argue that his humor is as well. Richard enjoys collecting model trains, and both he and his wife Diane are all things Disney.<
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Lou has been a sheet metal worker with Local 73 since 1983. Having worked both in the shop and out in the field for over 3 decades, he began managing multiple field crews in 2004. He currently develops and manages all iron worker and sheet metal field personnel along with installation scheduling. There is not a project out there that is too difficult or complex for Lou and his crew to knock out. Lou holds a 30 hour OSHA card, and is committed to providing his staff with a safe work environment. If he isn’t out at a job site or home with his wife Eileen, you will be sure to find Lou out in the woods up in a tree stand, or out in the middle of some lake in his boat.
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Just days after graduation, Greg joined Brian and Lou in 2007 and hit the ground running. Starting out as a project engineer, he has been involved with every step of the project management process along the way, to now running all our operations. Once a project is awarded, it hits Greg's desk, where he and his team ensure it will be Specialty Construction’s next successful project. Greg currently develops and manages all project management staff and in-house engineers, along with managing our most complex and difficult projects. When Greg isn't managing personnel the office, he manages and coaches his son Garrett's hockey, football, baseball, and basketball teams. Greg and his wife Rebecca are also expecting a new arrival in the fall of 2015.
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