Specialty Construction, LLC is the leading ornamental and miscellaneous metal subcontractor of the Chicagoland area. Our niche lies in unique and custom metal designs, but we excel in projects of all shapes and sizes; from small interior build-outs to full Div.5 packages on new high-rises. 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 exceptionally talented field crew, we continue to provide the best engineering, fabrication, union installation, and management there is for your next project.
We are currently signatory with the International Ironworkers’ Union and the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Local 73.
Contractor Score: 2188
Bonding capacity in excess of $25 million
While the doors to Specialty Construction, LLC officially opened in May of 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 of Chicago, and in 2021 have begun to expand our talents out to neighboring States.
We take great pride in our work and in always being the Subcontractor that General Contractor’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.Click here to email Brian.
Richard J heads up business development and estimating for Specialty Construction. 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.Click here to email Richard.
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 in the office, he enjoys coaching his kid’s sports teams, playing hockey and spending time with wife Rebecca and their children.Click here to email Greg.
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.Click here to email Lou.
Tom started out his career as a Local 73 Sheet Metal worker and eventually became a lead foreman on Specialty Construction’s composite crews, running some of the more complex projects ever since. In 2021 he joined the Ironworkers’ Local 63, and in 2022 relocated with his family to Ohio, where he is currently running field operations in that area as Specialty Construction continues to grow and expand into new markets.Click here to email Tom.