McHugh Construction picMcHugh Construction brings a local, unique perspective to each of its multifamily projects.
By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Not many construction companies can say they have been a defining force in their industry. But that’s not the case for James McHugh Construction Co. “We’ve been pushing the boundaries of multifamily construction since 1960,” Senior Vice President John Sheridan says.

Based in Chicago, McHugh Construction specializes in concrete construction, historic restoration, special-use and infrastructure projects in Chicago and across the country. But the company got its start in the multifamily sector in the 1960s when it built Marina City, the iconic residential towers in its home city. 

KSK picKSK Construction Group soars to new heights with the construction of a new luxury condominium project in New York City.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor for Knighthouse Media

KSK Construction Group is managing the construction of a 25-story luxury condominium project in New York City where competition is fierce and project logistics are complex. The company confidently takes on complex projects and soars to new heights by relying on its management team’s extensive experience in real estate development for a wide spectrum of clients.

“Three partners with years of experience in heavy construction started KSK Construction Group in the early 2000s, starting with small development projects in Brooklyn,” Project Manager Ali Cuhruk says. “Over time they built up the business, increased the scale and right now we have five major building projects in Manhattan and five in Brooklyn and Queens. We only function in New York and the partners are still hands-on, overseeing every project.”

Brooks and Freund picBrooks and Freund’s subcontractors and vendors play a critical role in its success on projects including Grand Central Apartments in Fort Myers, Fla. By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

Brooks & Freund LLC believes in being fully accountable for the quality of its projects. “It’s not just how we complete a building that sets us apart, it’s how we handle issues afterward,” says Rose McCurry, director of operations for the Fort Myers, Fla.-based company. “We stand by our products and the job we’ve done – if something comes up on a project and it’s not what we promised, we will take care of it.”

The company works closely with its clients and subcontractors to address any concerns that may arise during its work. “Our network of reliable subcontractors makes all of our projects successful – we help them, and they secure labor and materials to keep our projects going,” she adds.

Leopardo CompaniesA boutique luxury rental development brings Leopardo Companies front and center along Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Leopardo Companies is one of the largest and most respected construction firms in the country, building world-class facilities and priding itself on developing long-term relationships. “Leopardo is a relationship-focused contractor and we don’t want to consider ourselves a commodity,” Senior Vice President Damian Eallonardo says. “We believe we are best-in-class in investing resources to make sure clients get what they pay for not only in construction, but in the process of determining what will be built.”

Plaza ConstructionPlaza Construction is underway with several condominium and mixed-use projects in Florida.
By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Plaza Construction’s work consists of buildings, but the company’s business is actually driven by people, President Brad Meltzer says. “We’re a company that’s focused on our clients and their needs,” he says.

But to ensure that Plaza Construction is serving its clients well, it has to make sure it is hiring the best and brightest. “We spend a lot of time in the HR side of things, investing in our people,” he says.

HBD ConstructionHBD Construction Inc. continues its founders’ more than 95-year tradition of project diversity.

By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Shortly after Horace B. Deal founded H.B. Deal & Company Inc., in 1922, the company became known in the St. Louis market for taking on a wide variety of projects. These included building monuments and memorial buildings, churches, schools, hospitals, industrial plants, commercials structures and housing projects.

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