Collective of diverse construction firms hired to manage Obama center construction

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 [...]

By | 2018-10-09T01:45:40+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Ujamaa Starts Work on Diamond Senior Apartments of Oswego

Ujamaa Construction recently began construction on the Diamond Senior Apartments of Oswego. This 163 unit senior living complex was designed by architecture firm Behles & Behles with Ujamaa serving as the general contractor. The final facility will be 66,000 sqf with 63 rental units and 99 parking spaces.

By | 2017-07-31T17:33:02+00:00 December 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Chicago SunTimes — $32 Million

Mayor Daley Introduces Ordinances Supporting Affordable Housing And Economic Development – “Also introduced was an ordinance authorizing the approval of Class 6(b) incentives to help rehabilitate vacant property in the South Shore community. Ujamaa Construction, Inc. plans to rehabilitate the 14,000 square foot building at 7742-48 S. Stony Island Ave. into warehouse and office space [...]

By | 2017-04-17T16:09:56+00:00 August 5th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Black Enterprise — Walmart Helps Minority

Walmart’s efforts in Chicago also reflect a national commitment to ensure that minorities and women are part of its expansion process. As Walmart builds and remodels more stores in Chicago, it will continue to make certain that minority- and women-owned businesses play a pivotal role. When the Austin store was remodeled in 2010, the project [...]

By | 2017-04-17T16:09:51+00:00 August 5th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Chicago SunTimes — Wal-Mart Opens

Linda Williams is counting down the hours until 8 a.m. Wednesday, when the doors open to Wal-Mart’s first Chicago-area Express store — a convenience-store-sized Wal-Mart with groceries, dry goods and a pharmacy. It is the first Wal-Mart Express in an urban area in the world. The 10,000-square-foot store at the Chatham Market at 83rd and [...]

By | 2017-04-17T16:10:00+00:00 August 5th, 2014|News|0 Comments