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Skender’s Ashlee Pforr Discusses How Legal Workplaces are Evolving with the Times

Today’s law firms face the same challenge as other businesses across industries— how to create a space that is enticing for its employees. Previously designed primarily as a tool that demonstrated status and prestige to clients, law firms are now being more responsive to their employees’ work needs and are adapting to support new ways… Read More

Skender Wraps Construction of The Leo, a New Multifamily Rental and Retail Tower in River North

On behalf of developer VISTA Property, Skender has completed construction on “The Leo,” a 21-story, 201,000-square-foot mixed-use multifamily tower located at 741 N. Wells Street in River North. The new boutique luxury rental building, designed by Antunovich Associates, has 168 open-concept apartment units – including 50 studios, 101 one-bedrooms and 17 two-bedrooms – and 3,877… Read More

Skender Wins Indiana Project of the Year Award

Skender won the Indiana Subcontractors Association award for Project of the Year in the category of construction projects under $10 million at a ceremony in Indianapolis yesterday. The award recognized Skender's office buildout for the technology company Kainos in the Salesforce Tower in Indianapolis. In addition to winning the Project of the Year award, Skender… Read More

Skender Wins Top Safety Award for Second Consecutive Year

The Great Lakes Construction Association (GLCA) awarded Skender the Safety Achievement Award for the second consecutive year, and the fourth time since 2016. The award recognizes outstanding safety achievements during 2023 in the category of 500,000+ worked. Skender’s blended approach of safety, production and quality is part of its lean, human-centric project delivery. Our certified… Read More

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 VP Brian Kane Moderates Bisnow “State of Life Sciences” Panel Discussion at Chicago Summit

How is the Chicago life science market developing to compete with the industry's coastal hubs? On January 23, Skender's Brian Kane moderated a panel at the Bisnow Chicago Life Science Summit, which explored this question and discussed the past, present and future of the city's life science market. The panel was made up of Amy… Read More

Six Skender Projects Recognized for CoreNet Chicago Awards

We are honored to announce that six Skender-built projects have been named as Project of the Year finalists at this year's CoreNet Chicago REAL Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements and groundbreaking advancements in corporate real estate. The winners will be announced on January 17, 2024. The Skender projects being recognized include: // Salesforce (with IA Interior… Read More

Skender Kicks Off 2024 With Key Leadership Promotions to Support Growth, Innovation and Client Service

Skender, one of the nation’s top building contractors, today announced six promotions among its leadership team to support the firm’s strategic goals for growth, innovation and continued operational excellence in the new year. The promotions are as follows: Courtney Boatwright, promoted to Creative Director, from Senior Creative Manager. Since joining Skender in 2011, Courtney has… Read More

Grand Opening: Step Inside Chicago’s New Salesforce Office

Last week, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson joined community and business leaders to celebrate the grand opening of Salesforce Tower Chicago and Salesforce's new workspace (the latter built by Skender). It’s one of the most notable buildouts in recent Chicago history and we were honored to help bring the vision to reality. The space features: Employee floors, training floors, amenity floors, terraces,… Read More

Skender’s 2023 Charitable Giving Provides Support for Affordable Housing, DEI, Education, Income Inequality, Medical Research and More

Skender, a leading building contractor focused on crafting social change through positive impact, continued its legacy of giving in 2023 through a wide variety of charitable donations, volunteer work and civic participation. Since 2010, Skender has donated more than $8 million to hundreds of charities. In 2023, the firm contributed more than $400,000 to 70+… Read More

Fulton Street Cos. and Skender Break Ground on 409,000-square-foot Office Building at 919 W Fulton Street in Chicago

Skender joined developer Fulton Street Companies and community leaders today to celebrate the groundbreaking of 919 W Fulton Street, a new 11-story mixed-use office development in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood. The 409,000-square-foot project marks Chicago’s first major new office development to commence construction in over a year. The building’s notable tenants will include Chicago-based real… Read More

Skender Completes Interior Buildout on West Loop Office for Fetch

// New bespoke space fuses Chicago’s heritage and modernity to meet diverse employee work styles // Skender has completed the interior buildout of a new Chicago office for Fetch, the nation's No. 1 rewards app and leading consumer-engagement platform, founded in Madison, Wisconsin. The 20,000+-square-foot workspace spans the top three floors at 609 W. Randolph,… Read More