We are pleased to present our Fall 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.
Hauser Ross Eye Institute
Bear Construction Company broke ground and successfully constructed the Hauser Ross Eye Institute’s new building in Sycamore, IL. The 36,500 sq. ft. technologically advanced and fully integrated eye care facility houses an optical shop, several surgical suites, laboratories, offices and cafeteria. There is also a cosmetic surgery and state of the art WaveLight laser eye surgery system, which is available for viewing during the procedure with patient authorization. The Hauser Ross Eye Institute has been dedicated to eye care since 1980.
Building Owner: SASS Real Property Investments LLC
Architect: Fitzgerald Architecture Planning and Design
Mechanical Engineer: RTM Engineering Consultants
General Contractor: Bear Construction Company
Project Executive: Joe Malfeo
Project Superintendent: John Lindquist
John Wiley and Sons, Inc
Project Management Advisors engaged Bear Construction Company to improve a 14,037 Sq. Ft. space for John Wiley and Sons, Inc. at 1415 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL. D+K Architecture designed the space to open up office work areas. Plans also included private offices, a wood faceted reception desk, wood faceted accent walls, polished concrete floors and sophisticated, creative meeting areas that contain idea painted walls. The project was completed in two phases over a 10 week schedule for each phase. Project Executive, Tim Klinger, and Superintendent, Dan Sweeney, successfully managed the project for Bear.
Old Orchard Shopping Mall, Skokie IL.
Westfield Old Orchard engaged Bear Construction Company to demolish and rebuild the existing store front and exterior façade for the Kate Spade retail store at Old Orchard Shopping Mall, Skokie, IL. General Manager, Allison Bykowski, managed the project for the owner which was designed by the New Jersey firm, Tricarico Architects. Project Executive, Tim Klinger, and Superintendent, John Siracusa, managed the project for Bear.
University of Phoenix, Chicago
Bear Construction Company was contracted by JLL to build out a 22,740 Sq. Ft. space for the University of Phoenix at 203 N. La Salle, Chicago, IL. The new construction included fourteen class rooms, two of which house operable wall systems, state of the art work stations and a fabulous student research center. Project Manager, Joe Nieckula, and Superintendent, Fred Moeller Jr., managed the project for Bear. The Phoenix office of Gensler Architectural and Design and Henderson Engineers were the architect and mechanical engineer, respectively.
Did you know?
Which American President refused to shoot a wounded bear because it would have been’ unsportsman like?
A cool, gray blustery morning didn’t hold down the turnout for the 2nd Annual Bear Construction Company 5K run/walk at Barrington Road Pond, Barrington, IL. First place went to Project Manager, Erin Henry, 2nd place to Executive Coordinator Jonathon Speckman and 3rd place to Assistant Project Manager Evan Butler (Baby Chloe Speckman went along for the ride).
Project Executive Joe Malfeo pops a wheelie at the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional Race at Route 66 Raceway, Joliet.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository
Bear Construction Company’s receptionist Debbie Black spearheaded a company food drive benefitting The Greater Chicago Food Depository. Barrels of food were shipped out to help the hungry. Way to go Debbie!
Welcome Barrett Paul Haag
Barrett Paul Haag joined our world on July 22, 2015! His proud parents, Assistant Project Manager, David Haag and Mom, Erin, along with Barrett are all doing well.
Welcome Austin John Hill
Assistant Project Manager Mike Hill and his wife Anne welcomed their new son, Austin John Hill, into our world on September 24th (looks like he’s going to be a fighter). Congratulations to the Hill family!
Welcome Charles Michael Williams
Welcome Charles Michael Williams to the Bear family! Charlie was born on September 16th and is the son of Assistant Project Manager, Phil Williams and his wife, Megan.