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WHO IS POWER?

Power Construction Company is a 94-year old family and management-owned firm that is focused primarily on the greater Chicago metro area. 

Our unique business model and values-based approach means that our leaders are actively engaged, our employees build long-term careers and we foster trade partner relationships that drive customer value.  Most importantly, it's what allows us to fulfill our fundamental promise: to exceed expectations, every time.

Power Construction People
Power Construction People
Lead with Power

Power’s leaders are not afraid to get their boots muddy. Whether they’re in the office or the field, they take a hands-on approach with every project. 

An integral part of their role is to empower other team members and promote the kind of collaboration we know leads to success. Their passion for construction impacts everything they do, from providing clients real-time updates to taking a big-picture view that ensures expectations are exceeded.

Our longstanding tradition of growing from within means our leaders have internalized the Power beliefs and always focus on making clients and team members shine.

The nature of power

Above all, Power values relationships, people, innovation and creating a legacy that we stand by now and in the future. These beliefs guide everything we do - from recruiting top talent to integrating cutting-edge technology to giving back to our community.

We’re proud of accomplishments like our zero litigation track record, industry awards, and customer ratings. But none of that matters as much as improving the lives of our stakeholders - the people we work with and the ones who use our buildings every day. 

A big part of our culture is our commitment to exceeding expectations. We believe in our ability to always do better, accomplish more and improve upon our own best work. It’s this belief that drives innovation and keeps our clients coming back. 

Everything we do is designed to serve others. Whether we’re working on The Lurie Children’s Hospital or a luxury home in Lincoln Park, we focus on the practices that make our clients, partners and team members the heroes of every commercial construction project.  

Read more about our guiding beliefs
 

Diverse by Design

At Power, “Diversity” is much more than just a corporate buzzword. We know that a diverse workplace – both in our offices and on our job sites – isn’t magically created by saying “we care.” 

It’s something we actively and intentionally work to achieve through hiring, community outreach, education, and creating a culture of inclusion for people of all backgrounds. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity is inspired by a genuine belief that bringing different perspectives together makes for stronger outcomes.

Read more about Power’s diversity initiatives
 

The Power of Giving Back

Chicago has always been our home, so it’s important for us to give back to the city and its people. 

Power with Purpose is our internal initiative to contribute to the causes that matter to us. 

Each year, our full-time team members volunteer with the organizations of their choice.  Big or small, every action adds up and helps to build a better Chicago. 

Read more about the ways Power gives back
 

The History of Power

Our history starts nearly a century ago when Jerome Goldstein founded the company in 1926. Goldstein had the ambitious goal of bringing electricity to rural areas that hadn’t yet caught up with the new technology. Thus, the name Power Engineering.

Not long after the founding of the company, the federal government established a new agency to distribute electric power to small towns and farmers. So, instead of throwing the towel in, Power looked at the changing marketing demands and evolved, something it would continue to do over the coming decades.

Read more about Power’s history

Stories

Historic facade restoration of the Viceroy Hotel in Chicago

It’s important to tread carefully when restoring or renovating historic Chicago buildings. They are a part of our cultural heritage and the foundation of our industry. No matter how much the inside may change and modernize over time, the outside should retain the history and character that makes them special.

Power Construction WIC

National Women in Construction week is an opportunity to highlight women in all aspects of construction - raising awareness of opportunities available for women and emphasizing the growing role of women in the industry. During this week every year, Power is continuing the conversation around the impact that our women have on construction and our company.

Power Construction Ace Hotel Historic Facade

The West Loop's Ace Hotel was built in on the site of an early-1900's cheese factory

Power Construction One Chicago JDL

Our One Ch1cago team undertook a massive concrete pour for the mat slab that will support Tower A of the future 2.1 million sf mixed-use development.

Power Construction Amita

In order to build The New Center for Orthopedic Excellence in a vertical addition at St. Alexius Medical Center, Power's VIP Group needed to remove old precast wall panels.  The process required careful precision to extract the material without damaging any existing buildings on the Hoffman Estates medical campus.

Power Construction Apple Michigan Avenue Chicago

How do you build an iconic retail venue in the bustling location at Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River?  What's the best way to integrate modern, innovative technology with historic landmarks such as Tribune Tower and the Michigan Avenue bridge?

Power Construction Prefab

When Advocate Health Care embarked on building a new patient tower at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, the decision was made to employ lean practices and an integrated project delivery approach for the very first time.

Power Construction Lurie Children Hospital MRI Crane

In collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Anderson Mikos Architects, Ltd., IMEG Corp, and Siemens, our Power VIP Group orchestrated the successful delivery and installation of a new, 8-ton MRI magnet through a fifth floor hospital window.

Power Construction Ohare United Airlines

As part of an ongoing effort to increase efficiencies at O'Hare, our Aviation Group is wrapping up a complex 3-month gate adjustment project requiring modifications to accommodate 1 wide body or 2 narrow body aircrafts.