Location: 222 N LaSalle, Chicago

Client/Owner: Tishman Speyer

Architect: Eastlake Studio


Project Management Team:
  • Project Executive Josh Christ
  • Project Team Supervisor Pam Kowalski
  • Project Engineer Nick Kilianek
  • Estimator David Vega
  • Superintendent Mike Reda
Project Highlights:
  • 23,000 sq.ft.
  • Installation of skylights and use of windows to boost natural light
  • Custom bench seating
  • Two-story atrium featuring…
  • 120” projection screen
  • Armstrong acoustic baffles
  • Two stunning murals encompassing the east and west atrium walls
  • Millwork beams
  • Ardex flooring
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Ryan Specialty Group (RSG)


Location: 180 N Stetson, Chicago

Client/Owner: Ryan Specialty Group (RSG)

Architect: WB Hollander Architecture and Interiors


Project Management Team:
  • Project Executive Ben Miles
  • Project Coordinator Mike Chesler
  • Superintendent Steve Wisniowicz
Project Highlights:
  • 48,500 sq. ft.
  • Renovation of existing space, elevator lobby, corridors and restrooms
  • Modernized break, kitchen, collaboration areas 
  • Ceiling-to-floor glass front office
  • Wireless, interactive smartboards
  • Expansive work stations
  • Decorative dry erase walls and columns
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Loft 18


Location: 230 W Monroe, Chicago

Client/Owner: Accesso Services

Architect: Earles Architects & Associates


Project Management Team:
  • Project Executive Christine Lussow
  • Estimator Jim Hopkins
  • Superintendent Mac Johnson
Project Highlights:
  • 5,256 sq. ft.
  • Amenity Center and Building Specialty project
  • Water vapor, electric fireplace feature
  • Decorative, faux brick columns
  • Custom lighting installation
  • Sliding, backlit barn door
  • Newly renovated kitchen with cement tile backsplash
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Canopy & Lobby, 707 Skokie Blvd.


Location: Northbrook, IL

Client/Owner: Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

Architect: Wright Heerema Architects


Project Management Team:
  • Project Executive Ryan McDonough
  • Project Team Supervisor Lori Luna
  • Project Engineer Ben Wiertel
  • Superintendent Steve Reuse
Project Highlights:
  • Combined Center Redevelopment Phase 1
  • Demolished existing precast post-tension canopy
  • Performed structural analysis and cutting of post-tension tendons prior to slab removal
  • Installed new structural steel columns in occupied tenant spaces on the first floor to support the new canopy structure. Steel columns were also installed on new concrete footings in the lower level fitness center. Fitness center and tenant spaces remained open during construction without interruption. 
  • Full lobby and three-story atrium renovation which included the removal of large precast concrete planter walls to replace with sleek new glass for tenants to overlook the beautiful lobby
  • Five floors of updated restrooms, corridors and elevator lobbies
  • Five-month project requiring intricate phasing and logistic plans that were developed with JLL in order to disrupt tenants as little as possible


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Power of Hope Award


Jim, George and Nick Wienold (Nick not pictured) received Presence Health Foundation's highest honor, the Power of Hope Award, from Ken Bauwens Chairman of the Presence Foundation Board. This prestigious and distinguished award recognizes recipients who exemplify and demonstrate, through volunteerism and philanthropic support, the core values and mission of Presence Health.

“On behalf of the thousands of lives you have touched, thank you for your generous spirit and support,” stated Ken Bauwens.

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2019 Polar Plunge


On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019, BEAR employees plunged into the icy waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach to raise money for the Chicago Special Olympics! With the support of hundreds of other cold, bold and brave Chicagoans, the Polar Plunge raised over $1,790,000 for the Chicago Special Olympics. This fantastic fundraiser supports year-round sports training and athletic competition to adults and children with intellectual disabilities.

Photo Credit: Special Olympics Chicago Polar Plunge at North Ave. Beach, Chicago, Il. Sunday, March 3, 2019. Image Copyright Chicago PhotoPress

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Rolling Meadows Business Recognition


Tom and Susan Ward proudly represented BEAR Construction at the 2018 Rolling Meadows Business Recognition Ceremony, held annually to show the city’s appreciation to local businesses for their support of community events and programs during the previous year. The City of Rolling Meadows and Community Events Foundation certification was presented by Rolling Meadows Mayor Len Prejna (pictured middle).

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Mardi Gras


BEAR's Industrial & Special Projects Division (ISPD) enjoyed a night filled with Louisiana style Cajun Zydeco music, authentic Louisiana-style food, and mingling with notables like Katarina Villapondo, Colleen Koepke, and Dave Prioletti. The 2019 SIOR Mardi Gras event was a night to remember.

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ASA Contractor 2019


Kristin and Bill Ziemek worked the BEAR booth at the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates at Drury Lane, Oak Brook, IL. BEAR has supported the ASA for over a decade.

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