collective of five construction firms — most of them owned by African-Americans — has been hired to manage the building of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. The decision came after four months during which foundation officials conducted interviews and probed the firms’ hiring records and charitable giving histories to determine if they would truly [...]
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today the City has taken a major step towards the development of a new, state-of-the-art Englewood High School by awarding a minority-lead joint venture to complete the design and construction of the project.
A Chicago developer is set to purchase a row of long vacant South State Street buildings that will undergo a $141 million redevelopment, creating new residential and retail space. CA Ventures submitted a $10.38 million proposal to acquire 202, 212, 214, and 220 S. State St. from the federal government, according to the Office of [...]
One of our greatest success stories at Power Construction is a more than 10-year partnership Jimmy Akintonde of Ujamaa Construction, which has helped him grow to a medium-sized business. Jimmy credits his success to our “focus on helping Ujamaa grow and many of the skills I learned from working with Power on how to build, [...]
First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG) and Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced yesterday their partnership to bring Hilton's first triple-brand hotel, consisting of a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, to North America's largest convention center, McCormick Place. A formal announcement will be made tomorrow by FHG's Founder and Chairman, Stephen [...]
Completion of a massive new one-stop car rental facility at O’Hare Airport, near Rosemont, is set for the end of 2018, officials said. [...] Austin Power Partners, a joint venture made up of Austin Commercial, Power Construction and minority partner Ujamaa Construction, was awarded the rental car and parking facility construction project. Read more on Journal [...]
The general contractor for the new store is UJAMAA Construction Inc., which until 2010, was based in Auburn Gresham at 400 W. 76th St. The South Side company has built six Walmart stores in Chicago including the Chatham store. Todd Presley, vice president of UJAMAA Construction, said the store will be complete by December although [...]