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Another Wendy’s Complete and Open for Business!

One of the two Wendy’s ground-up drive thru projects we are working on was just completed!  They opened their doors for business last week at the corner of Western Avenue and Adams Street in Chicago.   Check out the time lapse video of the project from start to finish!  Job-site cameras are one of the ways that we are utilizing technology to provide trust, transparency, and peace of mind to our clients.   At any given time, the Wendy’s project manager can go to the camera link and get a real time view of the project.  Weekly reports and the day to day communication still occur, but taking advantage of the technology available to the AEC industry is what keeps Macon ahead of the competition.

4 months, 1 week ago Comments Off on Another Wendy’s Complete and Open for Business!
Going Vertical at No. 508!

Going Vertical at No. 508!

After getting through Board of Underground and other City approvals, we are coming out of the ground and getting vertical!  The tower crane is busy placing steel and concrete panels on the 12-story, 53-unit apartment tower designed by Pappageorge Haymes located at 508 W. Diversey.    

4 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off on Going Vertical at No. 508!
Ground-up, dive-thru Starbucks in Franklin Park Complete Ahead of Schedule!

Ground-up, dive-thru Starbucks in Franklin Park Complete Ahead of Schedule!

Macon just completed the LL work AND the Starbucks tenant work on this new drive-thru located at Manheim and Grand Ave in Franklin Park.  The benefits of being the general contractor for both the LL and the tenant are often overlooked, but it helps to save time and money for all parties involved.  The #1 […]

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Starbucks at Elston and Logan in Chicago Now Open

Starbucks at Elston and Logan in Chicago Now Open

Starbucks has relocated their cafe store to the Home Depot out-lot across Elston Avenue and now have a drive-thru window – on of the few drive-thru locations in the Chicago City limits.  We completed this project on time and on budget and the coffee is flowing!

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Time Lapse Video of Krispy Kreme in Homewood, IL

Macon was hired by Chicagoland Restaurants LLC to build the first new free-standing, ground-up, drive-thru prototype design in the Chicagoland Market.  Chicagoland Restaurants LLC is the Krispy Kreme Franchisee that owns the development rights for the Chicagoland Area with ownership based in Miami and they were looking for a local GC that they could partner with as they entered an unfamiliar market. We worked very closely with the client to provide complete transparency into the real costs of this new design so that they could see where the cost cutting opportunities exist as they plan to develop additional locations.  This new prototype had only been built in North Carolina and building conditions are very different here in Illinois.  By working with the architect, engineers, and Krispy Kreme corporate PM, we were able to value engineer the design based on local codes and conditions and save the client time and money.  Our PM team handled every detail of the project so that the client could focus on the opening of the new 24-hour drive-thru.

Norweta Row Now Under Construction!

Norweta Row Now Under Construction!

Construction is under way on Lincoln Park’s new luxury residences known as Norweta Row.  This exciting new development will feature 32 residences and a host of unique amenities such as a community pool, solarium, guest suite, hammock park, rock wall and more.     The former location of the Tag Outlet has been demolished and work […]

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The Herbal Care Center Opens For Business in Chicago

The Herbal Care Center Opens For Business in Chicago

The Herbal Care Center, located at 1301 S. Western Ave. in Chicago, opened on February 6th after a transformational renovation of a former Firestone Tire Center.   This is the second medical marijuana facility Macon Construction has completed since they were approved in the state of Illinois.   The project was initially supposed to be […]

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DAVIDsTEA opens for business in Fashion Outlets of Chicago!

Located just across I294 from O’Hare, this vibrant new mall offers a great mix of retailers to please any shopper.   Macon just completed the newest addition to the mix – DAVIDsTEA – where you can choose from over 150 types of tea, including exclusive blends, limited edition seasonal collections, traditional straight teas and exotic infusions from around the globe. Not to mention the largest collection of organic teas and infusions in North America.   Check out the new store design and be on the lookout for the new store opening soon in Oakbrook Mall!

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The Davis Theater Returns To Art Deco Glory With Multimillion-Dollar Rehab

Click HERE to see the full DNA Info story  and check out the slideshow below of photos from throughout the project.

 

Wendy’s at 4100 S Pulaski is now open for business!

The new ground-up drive thru is located just south of I-55 on Pulaski.  It is the first LEED Certified project for Wendy’s in the Chicagoland area.

 

 

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