We are pleased to present our Summer 2015 edition of Bear Tracks, our on line newsletter designed to keep you in touch with recent company and industry news. Bear Construction Company will continue to make communication a hallmark of our client service. Feel free to contact us with any questions or to discuss an upcoming project.
DATATRAK International, Inc.
DATATRAK’s Director of Marketing, Dorothy Radke wrote... “DATATRAK was lucky enough to work with Bear on our office build out in the Prudential Building. Since the first meeting, I have been impressed with the team's amazing attention to detail, professionalism and responsiveness. Having said that, I know there must have been some bumps in the road from their perspective, but I never saw or felt any of it. No doubt they just handled it and kept us on track."
"If Prudential or Bear would ever like a recommendation, I am personally very happy to give it.”
"Our office construction is near completion... although it will be great to have this done and move the team in, I will miss our construction meetings. It’s an amazing group of professionals who are also just really great people.”
JLL hired Bear Construction Company to build out 14,500 sq. ft. for DATATRAK at the Prudential Building. Project Executive Ben Miles and Superintendent Mark Harrison represented Bear. Eastlake Studios was the architect, Kent Consulting was the mechanical engineer.
D’ARTAGNAN, a gourmet meat company selling and shipping meat across the USA, engaged Bear Construction Company to build out refrigeration space in their existing 18,000 sq. ft. warehouse located in Des Plaines, IL. The unique conversion project took four months to complete and was designed by architect Richard Willich with Kent Consulting providing the mechanical engineering. Victor Senese and Jim Hrones were the Bear Project Executive and Superintendent, respectively.
Behringer Harvard/HBR Consulting
Behringer Harvard contracted Bear Construction to build out the HBR Consulting space at 440 S. La Salle, Chicago, Il. The 12,633 sq. ft. space contains an open deck ceiling and large break rooms with glass sliding doors. The space was designed by Hydzik Schade and mechanically engineered by Kent Consulting Engineers. Sr. Project Manager Jim Hopkins and Superintendents Scott Hopkins and Rudy Campanotto delivered the project to General Manager Phil O’ Donnell.
Chicago Workday Space
Bear Construction Company was contracted by JLL to finish the Workday space at 111 W. Jackson. Project Manager Erin Henry and Superintendent Chris Sainz managed the project for Bear. Perkins and Will and Kent Consulting Engineering designed the space. Al Gienko manages the property for JLL, which is leased by The Telos Group.
Did you know?
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Little BEAR fans!
Pictured left: Chloe Rose Speckman born June 7th to parents Shelly and Jonathan Speckman. Jonathan is an Executive Coordinator with Bear.
Pictured Right: Walker Solomon Ziemek Berry was born on May 19th to Dad, Brandon, and Mom, Bear Marketing Coordinator, Kristin Ziemek.
Minella is off the market!
In between managing projects, Sr. Project Manager Nick Minella finally proposed and got an “I do” from his fiancé Erica Pense. They have been dating since 2009. No date for their wedding has been set as yet... Steve Harvey may have played into this decision. We’ll let you decide.
Left to right: Executive V.P. James Wienold and Sr. V.P. Dennis Hill, Bear Construction Company Executives.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Bear Construction Company
President Nicholas Wienold
Following 10 years of partnership and $100,000.00 in contributions, Bear Construction Company was named an inaugural Corporate Charter Member for the “BUILD ON” Chicago Breakfast to celebrate the inspiring young people who are positively transforming the City of Chicago and our world through service. More than $500,000 was raised for programs that are changing lives and making the Chicago community stronger.
Get IN Chicago
Erin Henry, Project Manager for Bear Construction Company, organized 6 fellow Bears and teamed up with Lincoln Property Company in the J.P Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, benefitting “Get IN Chicago”. Our windy city set an attendance record for one night in the US, topping 25K contestants!
Strike Against Cancer
Nick Minella, Sr. Project Manager with Bear Construction Company, Vice President Julie L. Welter, Property Administrator Julie Day and Assistant General Manager Eugene L. Kasmer III from JLL, teamed up for the 2nd annual LLS (Leukemia Lymphoma Society) “Strike Against Cancer” bowling event. Bear was a lane sponsor for this very worthy event.
Chicago's Infrastructure Construction Project Finalist
The Chicago Building Congress recognized Bear Construction Company’s efforts on the “Richard J. Daley Center Lobby Security Enhancements Project" as a finalist for the Infrastructure Construction Project of the year in the city. Additional security measures were added and upgraded in the lobby. Project Executive Tim Klinger and Superintendent Dennis Willis managed the project for Bear which was performed during both regular and off hours to accommodate the lobby being used during the work schedule.