Interiors

As one of the leading interiors groups in Chicago, BEAR's foundation is built on our commitment to exceed our client's expectations on time and on budget. BEAR Construction Company got its start by working on commercial interior projects. Led by Executive Vice President, Scott Kurinsky, the BEAR interior’s team has managed projects of all sizes and types - from door lock repairs to multi-floor build-outs, this team is ready for any challenge.

  • Corporate Office
  • Capital Improvements
  • Mission Critical
  • Finance + Legal
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SAP/Fieldglass Corporate HQ

Healthcare

Working with various owners, occupiers, healthcare networks and facility managers over the last 30+ years, is just one factor that sets us apart from our competition. Our experience in the Healthcare industry has provided us the opportunity to participate in various types of construction across the multi-discipline sector from outpatient facilities, hospitals, medical offices to laboratories and research & development facilities in education, chemical, food & beverage and pharmaceutical. All while developing a keen understanding for the complex nature of logistics, infection control, occupational safety and egress routes necessary to deliver a quality product.

  • Hospital
  • Outpatient Facilities
  • Medical Office
  • Laboratory
  • Assisted Living
  • Imaging/Radiology
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Industrial

Whether it’s a large multi-acre site development, a processing plant expansion or building a new state-of-the-art research and development laboratory, BEAR’s Industrial group has the necessary knowledge and experience to exceed client expectations. Having successfully completed projects across many different market sectors with projects varying in size, scope and complexity, we understand that safety and quality control are paramount when working in the most critical environments. Our successes come from building a strong network of industry partners, attracting talented team members and continuing to educate ourselves on the evolving environment surrounding the market while discovering the most effective solutions to deliver a project on time and within budget. BEAR’s Industrial team will customize a specific program for each project in order to be as efficient as possible. We have successfully completed projects under an array of delivery approaches, including but not limited to general contracting, construction management, design-build, and plant maintenance agreements.

  • Chemical + Utility Processing
  • Manufacturing + Distribution
  • Food + Beverage
  • Science + Technology
  • Transportation
  • Civil Infrastructure
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Education

From fast-track renovation work through new construction of a campus building, BEAR understands the importance of these critical projects to our clients and the surrounding communities. We work collaboratively to maximize every dollar and minimize any disruptions to ongoing operations.

  • Pre-K
  • K-12
  • Higher Education
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Oak Point University Library

Municipal

BEAR knows how critical municipal infrastructure is to the community. Municipal construction is essential, time sensitive and often completed while facilities remain occupied. BEAR’s expertise and commitment to quality means every dollar spent will serve the public for many years.

  • Police/Fire
  • Village/City Hall
  • Public Works
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Libraries
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Prospect Height Village Hall

Retail/Hospitality

When speed to market is a priority and seamless product delivery is key, BEAR has the needed expertise, skills and resources to get your project to the finish line by your delivery date in as cost-effective way as possible.

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Restaurant
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From Here On Out

New Construction

New Construction requires expertise in construction planning and management, along with a successful track record working with planning, development, and zoning entities to overcome hurdles and move projects to completion.

  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Mixed Use
  • Warehouse Distribution
  • Residential
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The Arcade Residences - under construction

Testimonials

I just wanted to let you know that BEAR just finished up our new office. The team did a fantastic job!! They managed our expectations of timeframes and materials, and many things were done ahead of schedule. You have a good team, and you can be proud of how they conducted themselves during the process.
Kevin Davis, Prime Trading, LLC
Through my interactions with BEAR, I have come to know a firm that is truly built on impeccable client service based on honesty and integrity, and one that always brings a “can do” spirit to each project. This effort should not go unnoticed, and it is for this reason that it is with great pleasure that I recommend BEAR Construction Company.
Greg Prather, SVP, Jones Lang LaSalle
I am writing this letter as a recommendation for BEAR Construction on any future projects you may be considering. I have worked with BEAR on multiple successful projects over the years and the project teams have always demonstrated exemplary project oversight and been extremely professional. In addition, BEAR values safety and quality above all else.

I look forward to working with BEAR again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a quality and reliable contractor.
Michael P. Leahy, CEO, Leahy IFP Co.
Guys, I just wanted to say how impressed I am that you’ve got the lots open for use today. The time in which you delivered this finished product to us is nothing short of amazing... Nice job!
Jeffery Evans, Admin & Real Estate Engineering Manager, Allstate Insurance Company
I would highly recommend BEAR Construction Company as a General Contractor for your upcoming construction project. BEAR successfully completed concurrent interior renovation projects (~86K SF) in two separate locations. Their early involvement assisted the remote project team with logistics planning, existing condition verification, and permitting. They provided an innovative technology solution to support a team working in three time zones with COVID travel restrictions. Even though the work was performed during unprecedented and challenging times, it was one of the smoothest renovation projects I have worked on.
Donna Leggiero, Design Construction Manager, Liberty Mutual Insurance
The benefit of our long-term relationship is quite evident.
We look forward to the next opportunity to work with you.
Bianca Virgili, Senior Manager, Administration at Invenergy LLC
Please accept this letter of recommendation for BEAR Construction Company. BEAR maintained the highest level of expertise and quality control throughout our project. The field team exceeded my expectations in both workmanship and communications which allowed them to complete the project ahead of schedule and on budget. I am looking forward to our next project together and would highly recommend them whenever possible.
Ronald Barrick, Project Manager, Hobby Lobby Construction
From bid-to-completion, the BEAR provided professional services that were very impressive. The BEAR team delivered what they promised on every single aspect of the project. The communication was constant, timely and accurate. The workmanship is of high quality and the job was done on schedule and budget.

It was a pleasure to work with BEAR because they were interested in getting the project done to the Owner’s designed expectation. If you know how difficult we can be as a client, then you should know equally how much we appreciate the smooth process that BEAR delivered. We applaud your efforts and we thank you. We welcome the chance to work with you in the future and
would recommend your services to any group here on campus. BEAR is on our very short list of reliable and quality service providers.
Tony Gac, Director of Facilities, University of Chicago
I have worked with BEAR on multiple successful projects over the years and the project team has always demonstrated exemplary project oversight and has been extremely professional. In addition, BEAR values safety and quality above all else. I look forward to working with BEAR again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a quality and reliable contractor.
Kenneth M Stewart, Corporate Engineering Manager, Allstate Insurance Company
BEAR Construction Company managed every aspect of the construction for this important project from design to activation. We are pleased to have BCC as a partner on this project and past projects that have positively impacted our community allowing our physicians and care team members to further the Mission of Presence Health (Presence). The state-of-the-art Center for Cancer and Specialty Care will transform the delivery of cancer care in our local communities and serve as a valuable asset to Presence in the years to come and we are grateful for BCC's role in assisting our leadership team in bringing this important asset of our Vision to fruition.
Stonish Pierce, FACHE, Regional Chief Ambulatory, Ancillary and Business Development Office, Presence
It was a very large project, and everything went smoothly. That says a lot for a project of this size! All of our issues were addressed, and it was a pleasure working with the BEAR team.
LuAnn O'Shea, Vice President - Facilities, Chicago Board of Options Exchange
Our 200N location is a masterpiece of excellent project management, vendor coordination and working together internally (IT, facilities) and externally (subcontractors, bldg. mgmt.). The end result, our floors are spectacular! Thank you for the professionalism displayed during all phases of our rehabilitation project. You guys rock!
George Cortez, Director of Real Estate, CareerBuilder LLC
BEAR Construction demonstrated exemplary project oversight and subcontract management, assuring all work was performed to and above specifications and project standard. BEAR effectively managed a very tight schedule, completing the project on time and well within budget. Highly recommend BEAR and look forward to working with them in the future.
Jeff Moecher, CCM, LEED-AP, Executive Project Consultant, Gleeds
I just wanted to send a quick note to praise your crew that built the platform here at Kelvin Grove. They were consummate professionals. They were polite, knowledgeable, patient, graciously answered all questions, did the work with no interruption to our classes and left the areas, both inside and outside, immaculate. It was a pleasure working with them.
Jim Pierson, Director of Building and Grounds, Lockport School District 91
On behalf of Presence Health, it is my pleasure to reference BEAR Construction for their performance in managing the construction of our new Center for Cancer and Specialty Care at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. BEAR was instrumental in the day-to-day construction management and supervision of this project. Presence has an outstanding relationship with BEAR and we are very happy to be able to have this new state of the art treatment center in our community. It will be a great asset to better serve our community.
Steve Burnagiel, Regional Director Support Services, Presence
Our team was really delighted and surprised by the office today when they arrived. I want to share my personal appreciation and also on behalf of our team for your partnership. You have been great partners in this endeavor... You've gone out of your way to help, compromise, explain (and translate!), offer suggestions or any other number of things over these last many months - a sincere thank you. You've also all been a pleasure to work with and get to know during this project.
Jessica Rush, Chief Talent Officer, Paradox
I have worked with BEAR on multiple successful projects over the years and the project teams have always demonstrated exemplary project oversight and been extremely professional. In addition, BEAR values safety and quality above all else.
Jose Valdivia, General Manager, Era-Validivia Contractors, Inc.
Great outcome, nice work. And BEAR Construction was a was a resourceful, professional team to partner with on this project.
Mark Vierck, Construction Project Manager, Round Lake Area Schools
Early in the process, the owners of the Old Chicago Post Office saw the benefit in partnering with a dedicated and reliable General Contractor to meet our expectations and ensure the success of the redevelopment. BEAR exceeded these expectations. Through all the challenges that come with a $1,000,000,000 redevelopment, BEAR was able to keep the project on track and moving forward to meet critical leasing deadlines. Through my interactions with BEAR, I have come to know a firm that is truly built on impeccable client service, honesty, integrity, and a "can do" spirit to each project. This effort has not gone unnoticed, and it is for that reason I can recommend BEAR Construction Company.
Bryan L. Oyster, EVP & General Manager, The Old Post Office
SmithBucklin recently completed a major facility move of our Headquarters operation that was a year in the planning and execution of the event. As a Professional Services Company, it was
critical that the move went smoothly as any lost time or work inefficiencies due to the move would have resulted in a direct impact on our profitability.

BEAR Construction managed the $7.0M infrastructure build out and performed to perfection. Your folks completed the project on time, without issues and on budget. I could not have asked more
from your Team. It would be a pleasure and an honor to serve as a reference for BEAR Construction. You should be very proud of the Team and Company. Thank you for making a very challenging endeavor a huge success.
C. ALbert Koob, Chief Financial Officer, SmithBucklin Corporation
I just wanted to thank you for taking care of this tech room lock for us. I also want to share that your team, no matter who comes, is always so professional and pleasant to work with! Thanks again.
Diane Vollmert, Office Manager, Northwestern Mutual Chicago
BEAR Construction Company outstandingly managed and constructed a project for the Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review's National Hearing Center (NHC). The Chicago NHC project was fast-tracked to build-out over 21,000 usable square feet of space. Considering the tight timeframe, I was somewhat concerned about inferior workmanship or missteps.
However, I could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to commend BEAR Construction as well as the BEAR team and all their subcontractors.
Carole P. Hoffman, Sr. Project Manager, Social Security Administration
We have been consistently very pleased with the BEAR Construction team's adherence to our project budgets and schedules. The quality of workmanship and craftsmanship has always been very good. Your Project Managers and Superintendents are knowledgeable and responsive and a pleasure to work with. Your teams are particularly proactive in meeting our needs and react with our best interest in mind in developing solutions. As Brookdale Senior Living continues to grow, we look forward to continuing our relationship with BEAR Construction Company.
Michael Hardwick, Director of Development, Brookdale Senior Living
I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for all the great work you and your company performed for our build out. Your project managers were absolutely great to work with and were the epitome of great customer service. Always accommodating, always on time and always willing to do whatever it took to make the space look the very best. I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated working with you and all those at BEAR Construction. Change is not always easy, but you guys certainly made our change an exception. The space looks great.
Stephen L. Webster, Vice President, DSP Insurance Services
My partners and I know NOTHING about office space renovation. The anxiety we had was almost immediately assuaged by your fine team. They demonstrated every aspect of professionalism, knowledge, teamwork, communication and superb client service. And, they even made it fun. It was truly a pleasure to work with them.
Stanton Lewin, Principal, LKH&S
This is a very long overdue thank you to BEAR Construction. In the 7+ years we have been working together we have had a wide range of projects from a new sink installation to a 24,000 RSF full floor build out with a completely unreasonable project schedule. The service and end product has been consistent each and every time. You are a very good partner.
Ann V. Fincham, Senior Project Manager, Wells Fargo Corporate Properties Group
We engaged BEAR on a large full floor build out. It was a challenging project in both time and budget. The client contact was out of town and having BEAR on the ground with their knowledgeable team helped to bridge the gap between the client's standards and market materials. Of most challenge was their data center which required constant interface between BEAR, their subcontractors and the client team. They found solutions to materials that had longer lead times than the schedule would allow and were able to get creative to make sure not only was the space delivered on time but under budget. In the end we were able to save the client money which is a rarity in this booming construction economy.

Having BEAR by our side on these types of projects makes us able to deliver on our promises to our tenant's. They are a good partner to have both in Milwaukee and Chicago. I highly recommend working with their team.
Amy Preston, Senior Director Design and Construction, Tishman Speyer
The project was completed ahead of schedule, avoiding construction up to and after Thanksgiving, and right on budget as was originally proposed. Your focus, planning, and work ethic made this job an enjoyable one to work on with you and your approach to this project provided a very favorable representation of Aqua Illinois to the Village of Hawthorn Woods and the community during this sensitive initiative. Thank you for the work you completed - I would be pleased to work with BEAR again.
Lance M. Langer, P.E., Project Engineer, Aqua Illinois, Inc.
I wanted to convey my deepest thanks and appreciation for the outstanding job performed and the professionalism demonstrated by your staff. It was truly a pleasure working with your team.
Kimberly Swartz, MBA CPA, Executive Director, Charles E. Miller, MD & Associates