Category Archives: Chicago

Focus Feature: Enhancing Community One Development at a Time

Focus Feature: Enhancing Community One Development at a Time

At Focus we understand the importance of community. Understanding how people will engage with our work when we’re done is where we start. Buildings aren’t self-contained; they live in existing environments that touch people daily. At the intersection of individual and shared space is Focus’ commitment to positively shape experience and encourage community. With every project we take on, we put an emphasis on strengthening the community we’re contributing too.

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Here’s what J.B. Pritzker’s election means for Illinois’ taxes, minimum wage, health care and more

Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker thanks voters at the Roosevelt Street “L” station in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2018. Pritzker, an heir to the Hyatt fortune and a former venture capitalist, offers a vastly different approach to investment and job growth than his GOP predecessor. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune)

Here’s what J.B. Pritzker’s election means for Illinois’ taxes, minimum wage, health care and more

By: Chicago Tribune staff

Original published: November 9, 2018

For the second election in a row, Illinois voters have handed the governor’s office to an ultrawealthy but politically inexperienced businessman who promises to jump-start the state’s economy.

But Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune and a former venture capitalist, offers a vastly different approach to boosting investment and job growth than his predecessor, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, a multimillionaire former private equity investor.

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The Benefits of an Integrated Delivery Model for your Development

The Benefits of an Integrated Delivery Model for your Development

The construction industry is constantly faced with endless roadblocks. Whether it’s miscommunication or a pending approval, it seems like making significant progress is sometimes impossible.

Although, there is a solution to this mayhem…

An integrated model.

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Top Apps for General Contractors

Top Apps for General Contractors

Due to the constant tides of technological development, industries are ever changing and it’s no different for general contractors. Savvy general contractors need to keep up with trends because modern technology can help business run more efficiently and enable them to achieve better results. The management of documents such as blueprints, forms, and invoices is crucial but can be significantly easier and more efficient with assistance from modern apps and technology.

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Best Multifamily Contractors in Chicago

Best Multifamily Contractors in Chicago

Overview

Chicago, known as the Windy City, is the birthplace of skyscrapers, and continues to be a leader in innovations in tall construction. These tall buildings bring solutions to Chicago’s increasing population; where it sits as the third largest metropolitan area in the USA, and fourth in North America. Constructing multifamily buildings, especially tall ones, answers the increasing housing demands within the area, while also creating opportunities to build better and more beautiful edifices and communities in Chicago.

To make this possible, contractors in the area have stepped up, delivering high-quality building projects to developers, architects, and most importantly, residents. Here are the top 15 contractors who deliver beyond everyone’s expectations.

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General Contractor Bonds: What They Are and Why You Need Them

General Contractor Bonds: What They Are and Why You Need Them

A contractor bond serves as a safety measure that protects both parties: the contractor and the investor. Simply put it’s a form of surety bond that guarantees the safety and ethical responsibility of a contractor and their client. It ensures all parties from financial risk. A contractor licensed bond is necessary in all 50 states in order to become a licensed contractor.

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