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Bisnow: ‘I Think It Can Change Lives’: How Skender’s Lisa Latronico Is Building A Diverse Construction Workforce

The below article was first published by Bisnow on September 17, 2023. When Lisa Latronico started as a receptionist at Chicago-based Skender Construction in 2001, she fell in love with its family-oriented, welcoming culture and decided to stick around for a while. Over two decades later, as the company’s newly promoted chief people officer and longest-serving employee,… Read More

Skender Named One of Chicago’s Best Places to Work by Crain’s

Skender has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Crain’s Chicago Business for the sixth consecutive year. Of the 100 finalists, Skender ranked No. 4 in the large companies category and No. 13 overall. Each year Crain’s and an independent research firm determine the best places to work through a comprehensive evaluation and… Read More

Skender-built Maywood Supportive Living Wins 2023 Landmarks Illinois Award for Exceptional Preservation

Landmarks Illinois today announced that Maywood Supportive Living is a winner of its 2023 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award, honoring exceptional preservation efforts. Maywood Supportive Living is a 100-unit, 133,000-square-foot, all-inclusive assisted living facility for low-income seniors. Celadon Partners led the preservation and revitalization of the long-vacant facility. Over the course of construction, Skender… Read More

Skender, Sterling Bay, and Lamar Johnson Collaborative Celebrate the Unveiling of Aspire Monument

Skender, alongside Chicago real estate development firm Sterling Bay, and design firm Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC), today unveiled ASPIRE, a new community monument located in Chicago’s historic Englewood neighborhood at 6701 S Wentworth Avenue. This remarkable installation, standing 25 feet tall and crafted by local art activist Maxwell Emcays, commemorates the legacy of the site,… Read More

Skender Awards Annual Scholarship to Support Next Generation of Rising Industry Professionals

Skender recently awarded its annual $10,000 college scholarship to Ashton Mitchell, a senior at Penn State University, studying architectural engineering. In 2022, Skender launched its scholarship program in partnership with ACE Mentor Chicago, a non-profit focused on introducing high school students to the fields of architecture, engineering and construction. The scholarship supports the next generation… Read More

Skender Breaks Ground on Fifth City Commons Affordable Housing Complex in East Garfield Park

Skender joined Mayor Brandon Johnson and several other community leaders yesterday to celebrate the groundbreaking of Fifth City Commons, a 43-unit affordable housing complex and retail space set to transform 1.5 acres on Chicago’s West Side, which have been vacant for decades. Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) was selected by the City of Chicago in… Read More

Skender Announces Key C-Suite and Senior Workforce Promotions To Support Premier Client Service, Drive Further Growth

Skender, one of the nation’s top building contractors, today announced multiple C-suite and senior workforce promotions. This evolution in the firm’s leadership was strategically planned to support Skender’s premier construction services, nurture its existing culture of operational excellence, and provide its team of top talent with a wide range of opportunities to advance in their… Read More

Skender Completes “Evolution of an Icon” Construction, Part of Ambitious Repositioning Project at THE MART

Skender recently completed construction on an expansive, centralized tenant amenity space and upgraded public corridors in one of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, THE MART (formerly Merchandise Mart). The bold repositioning initiative, coined “Evolution of an Icon” by building owner Vornado Realty Trust, features dramatic improvements to four key areas on the historic building’s second floor:… Read More

Two Skender Projects Earn “Coolest Offices” Honor from Crain’s Chicago Business

This week, Crain’s Chicago Business announced its selection of the coolest offices in Chicagoland. Two Skender-built projects earned recognition: HAVI: Skender recently completed interior construction of the new headquarters for supply chain management firm HAVI. The space spans the top four floors of 345 N Morgan – an office building that also earned standalone recognition… Read More

Skender Wins General Contractor of the Year Award for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Skender was named the General Contractor of the Year (Office) at the Illinois Commercial Real Estate Awards, hosted by REjournals. Skender’s workforce diversity, industry expertise, and achievements in new construction and interiors during the previous calendar year were recognized. Skender's 2022 accomplishments include: >> Completing the substantial renovation of 3500… Read More

Skender Starts Renovation of Two 17-Story Apartment Buildings on Chicago’s West Side

Skender and its joint venture partner, Blackwood Group, have started the extensive renovation of two west-side senior living apartment buildings for the Chicago Housing Authority and Michaels Development. As occupied rehab construction, the project team is coordinating and carefully sequencing the work to ensure safe, smooth delivery with minimal interference with resident lives. Irene McCoy… Read More

Skender Completes Construction of Avant Headquarters in Merchandise Mart

Skender recently completed construction on the new 81,000-square-foot Avant headquarters in the Merchandise Mart. The financial technology company’s office features open workstations, multiple cafés, and a mix of collaboration, conferencing and focus spaces, including a large hub / town hall area. The new workspace doubles Avant’s presence in Chicago and provides for flexibility and growth.… Read More