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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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