Focus named one of the best construction companies in Illinois by Home Builder Digest

20 February 2023

Illinois is in the middle of the United States and known for its robust economy and rich history. It offers miles of farmland, lush forests, and rolling hills, making it a unique place to live. The area appeals to many young professionals, families, and retirees thanks to its many job opportunities and high quality of life.

If you want to settle down or build a business in Illinois, get to know some of the best construction companies working in the state. These impressive firms were chosen for their skills, experience, expertise, and portfolios.

Holland Construction Services

4495 North Illinois Street, Swansea, IL 62226

Holland Construction Services was founded in 1986 to offer a single-source solution for its clients across Illinois. The firm offers clients years of combined experience and expertise to meet its clients’ construction needs. It provides high-quality craftsmanship that makes use of the best materials, the latest technology, cost-efficient solutions, and creative design-build techniques. The firm remains committed to its core values of honesty, communication, collaboration, quality, and professionalism. The firm’s impressive portfolio showcases its ability to deliver projects that consistently exceed expectations. It has a long list of satisfied clients, and it has built lasting relationships with its trade partners.

The firm has finished several projects for Hobby Lobby. The firm built the store from the ground up with tilt-up concrete panels.

BEAR Construction

1501 Rohlwing Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Since its inception in 1984, BEAR Construction has delivered countless projects in Illinois and its neighboring areas. The firm offers comprehensive services, handling everything from estimating to project management and general construction. The firm is backed by a team of designers, builders, and project managers who have worked on a number of projects. The firm offers the capabilities of a big company while taking a personalized approach to every project, keeping the same family-like atmosphere to ensure smooth communication and collaboration. Its impressive portfolio is a testament to this fact, showcasing its ability to deliver on schedule and within budget.

In this featured project, the firm built a new 14,300-SF Amita Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Cancer Center, connected to a 4,000-SF convent on the Ascension St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital Campus. The new center can diagnose and treat cancer in the same building. This newly remodeled area used to be a chapel and resident dorm rooms; they were turned into a PET-CT scanner, a pharmacy and chemotherapy area, patient rooms, a nurses station, administrative offices, and a breakroom.

Powers and Sons

5040 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60609

Powers and Sons is a general construction company that was founded in 1986. It provides exceptional general contracting, design-build, and construction management services. The firm strives to be the best in the industry by continuously perfecting its processes to ensure smooth and seamless project delivery. The firm is staffed by a team of experts committed to delivering top-notch work on time and within budget. The firm’s integrated and hands-on approach is based on its core values of integrity, teamwork, safety, consistency, and client satisfaction. The firm has earned industry recognition for its high-quality work. That recognition includes several awards and features in publications such as The American Institute of Architects, the Construction Advancement Foundation, and the Chicago Building Congress.

Powers & Sons finished a 17,600-square-foot interior build for the Chicago office of a global real estate investment firm on the 35th floor of a high-rise office tower. The project’s scope included the remodeling of two office suites for rent. It features common areas, places to meet and work together, lunch rooms, and bathrooms.

McHugh Construction

1737 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

McHugh Construction is a family-owned general construction firm that has been in business for four generations. With an impressive 125 years in the industry, the firm has cemented its reputation as one of the largest full-service construction firms in the U.S. Founded in 1897, the firm’s impressive portfolio focuses on the multi-family housing, hotel and hospitality, and recreational facility sectors. The firm offers an integrated, seamless, personalized approach that provides a full range of core competencies and skills, including general contracting, construction management, design-build, preconstruction services, program management, concrete construction, and structural engineering services. Its commitment to openness, honesty, communication, collaboration, and excellence has resulted in a long list of satisfied clients who testify to the firm’s ability to deliver fantastic results on time and within budget.

McHugh Construction built Sable: an 800-foot-long hotel along the south side of the existing Navy Pier Festival Hall. From their rooms, guests can see the whole skyline of Chicago, a unique feature that the design team included. The hotel fits in well with its surroundings and has unique features that make it worthy of its location.


100 South Wacker, Suite #2100, Chicago, IL 60606

Focus is a general construction firm with a reputation for producing high-quality, stunning buildings that fit right in with the rest of the community. Since its founding by CEO Tim Anderson in 1993, the firm has completed many projects in Chicago, Evanston, Forest Park, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Oak Park, Wheaton, and Winnetka. Its impressive portfolio showcases its ability to deliver exceptional projects regardless of size, scope, or complexity. The firm is backed by a team of professionals from many fields who offer their experience and expertise to turn each client’s vision into a reality. The firm has a long list of satisfied clients who keep returning for additional projects.

In this featured project, the firm served as a general contractor in building the office suite on the 6th floor of 401 Michigan for Chicago client Akoya Capital. The 5,000-square-foot space has an open floor plan with glass offices around the edges. The office also has a common area, a kitchen, and conference rooms that can be used for video conferencing.

Hogan Design & Construction

21 N 6th Street, Geneva, IL 60134

Brian Hogan founded Hogan Design & Construction in 2000 as a general construction firm focusing on high-end remodels. Since then, the company has grown and built a reputation for high-quality work, honesty, dependability, and excellent customer service. The firm’s highly skilled architects, engineers, and project managers meticulously keep an eye on every project detail from start to finish. In addition to giving the firm’s clients the best remodeling or building experience possible, it is also dedicated to ensuring every project delivers the best value on its investment.

One of the firm’s notable projects is this outdoor addition. It features a luxury space: a pool with fountains, a basketball net, a diving board, and a hot tub with a waterfall. In the featured photo, the patio has a fireplace and TV that make for a comfortable place to hang out, a snack station along the back wall, and a service bar on the other side of the window.

Callahan and Peters

1739 Chestnut Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025

Callahan and Peters was founded in 1992, and its work is based on integrity and quality. With over 30 years of experience, the firm has worked in North Shore communities, delivering diverse projects that exceed client expectations. Its integrated and personalized approach allows it to handle every project meticulously, ensuring that the project will be completed on schedule and within budget. The firm now focuses on remodeling, especially high-end kitchens, bathrooms, and additions. Its dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction has built an impressive portfolio and a solid track record of happy clients willing to testify to the firm’s quality and professionalism.

This stunning kitchen is a great example of the firm’s impressive work. It features a simple and minimalistic design that is both visually pleasing and functional. The kitchen island is placed strategically in the center of the space to create a functional layout, additional workspace, and storage.

Scholl Construction Company

432 W Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Scholl Construction Company is a full-service construction company that includes custom homes, remodels, additions, and commercial remodeling projects. Since its inception in 2002, the firm has offered a wide range of experiences that help its clients with their construction needs, whether it be a custom home, a remodel, or a significant addition. The firm’s integrated and hands-on approach allows it to deliver skill and attention to detail that ensures every project will have successful results. The firm’s team of highly-skilled professionals has the knowledge, skills, and experience in all construction phases, including structural and architectural drawings, buying land, financing, getting building permits, choosing materials, and other specific details about a client’s project.

The client’s deck needed to be fixed in this featured project. They asked the firm to replace it with a three-season room so they could enjoy nature in their backyard. The porch’s walls, ceiling, and beams are all made of tongue-and-groove pine. On cool nights, heaters make it easy to stay warm.

La Mantia

20 E Ogden Avenue, Hinsdale, Chicago, IL 60521

Tony LaMantia founded LaMantia Design and Remodeling in 1973. With over 50 years in the business, this family-owned firm has remained dedicated to delivering customer satisfaction and excellent work. As a result, the firm has cemented its reputation as one of the best in the industry. The award-winning design team at LaMantia includes licensed architects, professional interior designers, accredited kitchen and bath designers, and hardworking tradespeople. The firm takes a collaborative, personalized approach to ensure that the design, choice of materials, and construction all fit together. The firm is constantly perfecting its processes, and it builds strong relationships with its trade partners. The result is a smooth, seamless experience for its clients.

In this featured project, the homeowners wanted to remodel their bathroom and make it a more luxurious space that fit their way of life. The project featured a separate make-up area and a tub that stood independently.

Maya Construction Group

4408 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630

Since its inception in 2009, Maya Construction Group has focused on remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, and basements and adding to homes in and around Chicago. The firm takes a hands-on, personalized, and proactive approach to managing each project, ensuring that everything is progressing according to schedule. The firm’s team of experts communicates and collaborates directly with its clients, allowing them to experience a smooth and enjoyable construction experience. The firm’s dedication to customer satisfaction and excellence allows it to offer competitive prices without compromising the project’s schedule or quality. Its impressive portfolio and record of satisfied clients have solidified the firm’s reputation as one of the best in the industry.

This stunning kitchen remodel is one of the firm’s notable projects. It features a simple, modern design that gives the room a sleek, sophisticated feel. The monochromatic tones of black, grey, and white are balanced by the warm, hardwood floors that add a rustic charm to the space. The kitchen island creates a more functional layout and provides additional workspace.

This article originally appeared in Home Builders Digest. Read the original story here.

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