Pride, Ability and Honesty: The Art of Construction

WHO WE ARE

41 North Contractors is a general contracting company serving the greater Chicagoland area, with exceptions for our national customers. We are a company of construction professionals offering combined, in-depth career experiences in retail, restaurant and commercial development. Proud to call the Chicago area home-as are the talented sub-contractors we hire-we focus on the greater Chicago area and its surrounding communities where we are familiar with local codes and building regulations.

The management team consists of energetic, straightforward professionals with broad, first-hand experience in the field of construction. An entrepreneurial spirit allows us to be competitive in today’s market; our value engineering provides clients with economical alternatives and cost efficiency.

 

We have built our reputation on quality, value, and delivery of projects to our customers on schedule and within budget. Each of our clients can expect direct interaction with the owners of the company and ongoing personal attention from a member of our executive team. Client satisfaction and long-term relationships are priorities.

41 North Contractors’ promise is to bring comprehensive performance, intelligent consulting and value engineering to all our customers.

Our Services

Ground Up New Construction

Retail/Restaurant

Health/Fitness

Interiors

Value Engineering

Consulting

Talent Construction Team

Meet Our Construction Team


 
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Testimonials

It is a great pleasure of mine to recommend at the highest level I possibly can, 41 North Contractors for general Contractors and construction work. The Museum has been contracting with 41 North for more than the past 8 years, and will continue based on their current and previous performance. On time and on budget are cliches used in our business way too often, but aptly applies to 41 North, plus a lot more. They become a partner, not just a vendor. They offer a complete array of general contractor services and manage the trades working simultaneously to the benefit of the client. They provide quality workmanship and very strong leadership for our construction projects. Working at the Museum is not an easy task for a contractor and 41 North stands up to the challenge and gets the work done without impacting our guests. 41 North is also very good at having a plethora of people offer advice Ð but does not miss a beat with the challenges thrown at them. I do and will continue to recommend 41 North, and would be happy to discuss specifics at any time.

Ed McDonald
Director of Facilities and Operations
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Museum of Science + Industry, Chicago
It has been a privilege of Kapow Events to work with 41 North Contractors on our 12,000 square foot office build---out at 205 W Wacker Drive. We engaged with 41 North in June 2014 and it has been a seamless partnership from the very beginning. 41 North has demonstrated an irreplaceable and professional caliber throughout the entirety of our project. Their input was invaluable in our efforts to provide a growing team with the best work environment possible. 41 North's proven ability to adapt to our ever---changing build---out plan provided great relief through the completion of our office, and beyond. Managing to do all of this while keeping to our schedule and budget seemed to be an added bonus. We enjoyed working with 41 North and will most definitely engage them in future projects.

Marc Halpin
CEO & Founder
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Kapow Events
I truly appreciate the work you and your crew did. It has surpassed our expectations and we have experienced tremendous membership growth and satisfaction as a result. If I had to point to a couple factors that made this construction project a success, they would be: - The project was completed on budget and completed earlier than scheduled - Any issues or challenges that came up were addressed very quickly and thoroughly - Your crew worked very well around our members and were sensitive to their needs - You were able to work nights and weekends when needed in order to complete specific work - You cleaned each day and left the site and surrounding areas in great condition - The cost savings ideas you provided were very appreciated - You addressed the punch list quickly and completely - You recommended other vendors when needed and they did exceptional work - Your staff and subs were very friendly and easy to work with  

James Watts
President & CEO
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YMCA
41 North Contractors has been a valuable asset in the design and budgeting stages as well as in the nuts and bolts construction projects. Everyone involved has been a big help working around the public and their needs, coming up with fresh ideas and keeping projects on schedule. 41 North has completed projects in a timely manner and cost effectively. It would be my pleasure to recommend 41 North Contractors that you may have coming up. I am sure they will be a valuable asset for you as they have been for me.

Jeb Scherb, CCIM
Partner
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Ameritus Corporate Real Estate
41 North Contractors LLC was very professional and effective in maintaining the construction schedule and budget. I look forward to working with 41 North in the future, as they have been awarded another project at one of our appartment developments in Arlington Heights, IL. I would recommend them for any professional services or construction management services.

Matthew Webb
Assistant Vice President
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Village Green
We have worked with several general contractors throughout the build-outs of our various restaurant projects, but always welcome the opportunity to work with 41 North. From the initial walk-thru meeting, it is obvious that they embrace our vision of the project and that they have the experience to put an accurate plan and price together. We truly work as a team with 41 North. They value our brand standards and work seamlessly with our architects and designers throughout each phase of construction. Their on-site supervision and exceptional project management ensures things are moving forward and deadlines are met. We know we can reach out to any member of their team at any time and receive an up-to-the-minute status and feel confident we are progressing toward completion. Perhaps the greatest attribute of 41 North is that they are organized and manage each project so that the common pitfalls and hold-ups are nonexistent. Frontera values our work and relationship look forward to our ongoing projects with them.

Stacy Dixon
Director of Development & Marketing
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Frontera Restaurants
41 North single-handedly rescued a restaurant and bar build-out project that was grossly over budget after competitive bid. With no time to re-design (let alone re-permit or re-bid) before my client's rent meter started clicking, we were in a very, VERY tight spot. All the cards were stacked against us - difficult municipality to work in, unrealistic timeline for completion (even as bid), and way over budget due to late-breaking financial issues my client was having. And then 41 North sat across the table from my client and myself and told us that they could value engineer this project to the new budget mark, maintain the overall design intent, AND come very close to the original timeline. Of course, I was very skeptical. But I had the absolute joy over the next several weeks of seeing the 41 North team not only achieve these lofty goals, but handily exceed them! Did the design suffer? Absolutely not. 41 North was in nearly constant communication with my design team to insure the overall design remained intact. They were very sensitive to all our design details and offered us countless alternative suggestions to achieve the same effects while slashing long lead times and higher costs. They left no stone for savings uncovered, pressing their subcontractors for ideas at every turn. They also were completely "open book" with their numbers. So I had every confidence that my client was getting the highest value for each and every one of his construction dollars, every step of the way. But frankly, the best part really was the unwavering passion 41 North displayed in rising to this daunting challenge - and succeeding. After the dust settled, I clearly remember seeing the 41 North team at the grand opening party beaming with pride in what they had just achieved. And rightfully so. In today's world, you just can't put a price on the level of pride, passion, and commitment 41 North exudes. This is why I can unequivocally recommend 41 North Contractors for your project.

Ryan P. Nestor, Esq.
Principal
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Barker Nestor, Inc.
41 North Contractors and ADE have teamed up on many projects and together we have always succeeded. 41 North is a young and aggressive contractor that puts the client first. They are very familiar with the requirements of a commercial kitchen and have great follow through. We have worked with their team for several years and have seen their relationships with national restaurant clients strengthen and grow every year. They're prime focus is making the schedule work, staying in budget and making the client happy...

Steve Schoop
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ADE Restaurant Services Inc.