January 25, 2023 Culture

Bidding & Procurement Process Workshop at HACIA

In conjunction with HACIA, BEAR Construction and HILCO Redevelopment Partners discussed the prequalification requirements used to select trade partners at a Bidding & Procurement Process Workshop. BEAR also reviewed the bidding, estimating and trade procurement processes.
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December 28, 2022 Announcement | Media

BEAR is a “Midwest Real Estate News Best of the Best” Top Construction Company for 2022

BEAR was ranked #41 in the "Midwest Real Estate News Best of the Best" Top Construction Company for 2022
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November 30, 2022 Announcement | Projects

Topping Out at Boys & Girls Club of Chicago

Milestone achieved! Yesterday, BEAR celebrated the "topping out" of the Rusu-McCartin Boys & Girls Club project in West Garfield Park, which will be the first newly-built Boys & Girls Club in a generation in Chicago.
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November 28, 2022 Announcement | Culture

Jim Wienold Added to Board of Governors for Chicago Area Metropolitan Boys & Girls Club

BEAR Construction is proud to announce that our President, Jim Wienold, has recently been appointed to the Board of Governors for a Chicago area metropolitan Boys & Girls Club.
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November 21, 2022 Culture

2022 GOA Regional Business Association Annual Fundraiser Lip Sync Battle

On November 17th, "The Shania Girls" participated in the 2022 GOA Regional Business Association Annual Fundraiser Lip Sync Battle. The event allows local business members to compete for the belt! Performers lip sync to their song of choice in front of an audience and panel of judges. The Shania Girls were composed of Alicia Gabriel and Paola Sprenzel of BEAR Construction, Laura Bulat of Capital One, Anne Kiwala of Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) and Paola Ferrario of Region Nine Development Commission.
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November 17, 2022 Media

Coping with Rising Costs: HOW INFLATION IS AFFECTING BUSINESS

Bear Construction Company has been dealing with the rising costs of materials over the last two years, Executive Vice President Scott Kurinsky said. “A lot of it was pandemic related, and now it’s turned more into inflationary pressure,” Kurinsky said.
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November 15, 2022 Culture | Employees

Female Strong Camp 2022 at BEAR

On Saturday November 12, 2022, BEAR Construction Company in partnership with Female Strong, hosted its first one-day Female Strong Camp, which empowers and develops the next generation of women leaders. The Camp offered 20 girls (between the ages of 8-12) a chance to engage with inspirational female leaders, brainstorm business ideas, set goals, create vision boards, and spend time with peers reflecting on themselves, their passions, and their confidence journeys!
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September 22, 2022 Announcement

BEAR Hosts Multi-Chamber of Commerce Event

September 22, 2022 - BEAR Construction Company was proud to host the Ramp Up Multi-Chamber Networking event for the local community in our "BEAR Den" at our HQ in Rolling Meadows.
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September 1, 2022 Media | Projects

Around Town checks out The Old Post Office

September 1, 2022 - Ana Belaval of WGN9-TV, as part of her "Around Town" segment, featured the Old Chicago Post Office.
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August 18, 2022 Culture

BEAR Construction Sponsors Grizzly Bear “Bozeman”

BEAR Construction is a "Devoted and Dedicated Friend of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee County" and is a participating sponsor of the "Sponsor an Animal" program. Our new friend is an Ursus Arctos Horribilis, better known as a Grizzly Bear, who goes by the name of Bozeman. https://www.zoosociety.org #BEARcc #ConserveEducateSupport
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July 14, 2022 Announcement | Projects

Once beloved Nikko’s restaurant transforms into Bar Salotto

BEAR Construction Company will start the groundbreaking of new restaurant Bar Salotto on Thursday. Bar Salotta will take the space of once beloved Nikko’s that has been closed for nearly a decade. The building contains 3,800 square feet and will host a new upscale pizzeria with a full bar.
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June 26, 2022 Culture | Media

Chicago non profit works to support and teach the next generation of female leaders

"So we have BEAR Construction doing an all-day camp on a Saturday where we are bringing our curriculum and doing that as part of their DE&I initiative." - Emily Smith, Female Strong
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June 22, 2022 Media | Projects

Downtown office building renovations include these spec suites

"BEAR Construction, a Rolling Meadows, Illinois-based general contractor, is heading up renovations for 10 new spec suites at a 983,000-square-foot office tower located at 30 N. LaSalle St." - article by Wendell Hutson, Staff Reporter, Chicago Business Journal
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May 22, 2022 Media

What the ‘return to office’ will look like – if there ever is one

May 22, 2022. After two years in a pandemic, employees have changed the way they look at work. BEAR Construction is featured as NBC’s Jesse Kirsch reports in this week’s Sunday Focus.
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May 2, 2022 Media

Companies fight to lure workers back to the office

CNBC’s Perry Russom joins Shep Smith to report on the lengths companies are going to in an effort to bring workers back to the office. BEAR Construction EVP Scott Kurinsky is featured.
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April 21, 2022 Culture | Media | Projects

More Than Checking A Box: A Chicago Contractor Reaches Out To The Community

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, a generations-old Chicago institution that provides young people with much-needed support and resources, is getting its first new facility in nearly 30 years.
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April 14, 2022 Media | Projects

Upgrades nearly completed at 2 downtown Chicago office buildings

A Chicago-area general contractor is wrapping up renovation work at 515 N. State St. and 190 S. LaSalle St.
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April 13, 2022 Announcement | Projects

BEAR Construction Set to Reposition Key Assets in LaSalle Street

BEAR is set to renovate a total of 67K SF of office space in the Central Loop
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October 7, 2021 Culture | Media

Sorry, Bears, the name’s been taken by firm right by where stadium would be built

If the Chicago Bears do build a fantastic new stadium on the Arlington Park grounds in Arlington Heights, they'll be the new bears on the block. Across Rohlwing Road, on the Rolling Meadows side of the street, sits the den of BEAR Construction.
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August 4, 2021 Culture | Media | Projects

Culture at a Massive Scale

“This family mindset reaped enormous benefits in subsequent years.” Taken from article featuring company culture at BEAR as well as highlighting the Old Chicago Post Office project.
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May 31, 2021 Announcement | Employees | Media

Crain’s Notable Women In Construction – Christine Lussow

Christine Lussow oversees the direction, financial out-come and quality of BEAR’s construction projects
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April 30, 2021 Culture | Employees

BEAR Cares

Thank You Field Workers! Stay healthy.
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April 2, 2021 Announcement | Culture | Employees

Growth at BEAR Construction

Growth at BEAR Construction: A Discussion with Young Leader Ryan McDonough
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August 1, 2020 Media | Projects

Building Success

BEAR Construction tackles two epic projects in the heart of Chicago" – Article By Thomas Johnson from Better Business Magazine published Fall 2020
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April 4, 2020 Employees

Parker Alan Gillespie

Rob Callaghan, BEAR Director of Business Development, has a new title. Grandpa!
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April 1, 2020 Culture

COVID-19 Test Carts

BEAR Construction donated supplies to AMITA Health!
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March 27, 2020 Media

BEAR Construction’s Scott Kurinsky on getting in front of the coronavirus pandemic

Fieldwire interviews BEAR Construction EVP Scott Kurinsky on their podcast. The topic is "getting in front of the coronavirus pandemic".
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March 21, 2020 Culture | Employees

Quarantine Life

Random BEAR employees are teaching, playing, baking, and cooking during quarantine!
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March 1, 2020 Culture | Employees

Polar Plunge 2020

BEAR Construction employees participated in the fun event for the 4th consecutive year, collecting over $2,100 from their sponsors. Total proceeds were $2,185,000!!!
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November 6, 2018 Media

BEAR Construction To Celebrate 35 Years Of Impact

"BEAR Construction, which will celebrate its 35th anniversary next July, has spent the past three decades committed to fostering these relationships." - Travis Gonzalez, Bisnow
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May 9, 2017 Media | Projects

Bear Construction Adds Major Old Chicago Post Office Renovation To Its Portfolio

"The $500M renovation of the old Chicago post office began this year, with 2017 and 2018 dedicated to repairing the landmark’s façade and interior infrastructure" - Travis Gonzalez, Bisnow
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