No. 508 – Drone Video

Check out this great drone video of our progress at 508 West Diversey from our friends at Premier Steel Services.

No. 508 – Progress

Another high end residential development from our friends at Broder in Lincoln Park, “No. 508” will boast 54 luxury rental units with great views of Lake Michigan and even better access to all the amenities that the surrounding area has to offer. Visit for more details. Scheduled completion is set for Spring 2018.

Norweta Row – Time Lapse Video

Macon Construction is deep in the process of constructing a luxury condominium and apartment complex on the west side of Lincoln Park.

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!

No. 508 – Going Vertical!

After getting through Board of Underground and other City approvals, we are coming out of the ground and getting vertical!

Starbucks, Franklin Park – Ground-up, Drive-thru; Complete and Ahead of Schedule!

Macon just completed the landlord AND the Starbucks tenant work on this new drive-thru located at Mannheim and Grand Ave in Franklin Park.  The benefits of being the general contractor for both landlord and tenant are often overlooked but it helps to save time and money for all parties involved. The #1 benefit of this arrangement is no finger pointing! No trying to figure out whether to call the landlord’s general contractor or the tenant’s general contractor when they are one in the same!

Call us at (773) 665-9252 to find out how Macon can help with your next project.

Starbucks, Elston & Logan – 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!

Krispy Kreme, Homewood – Time Lapse Video

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

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 has begun on construction. Macon is proud to be part of the Broder Worldwide team on this truly “one of kind” project.

Check out the Norweta Row website by clicking HERE.

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 16 weeks long with a drop-dead completion date that was dictated by the State for inspections.  We knew at the start of this project that it would be tight due to the amount of work to be done and the poor condition of the abandoned building, but we were confident we could hit our date.   The stringent security regulations a medical marijuana dispensary requires presents challenges that are not typical of other projects, but our previous experience proved invaluable.  To make things even more challenging, construction start was delayed 4 weeks due to permitting issues with the city, but the state completion deadline remained the same.  The client had no option – it had to be done on the original completion date or their license would be at risk.  Our superintendent and project management team were up to the challenge and after many long hours and weekends they delivered the space in time for state inspections – in just 12 weeks – 4 weeks faster than the original schedule.

DAVIDsTEA, 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!

The Davis Theater – Est. 1916

Check out the full DNA Info story and see below for our slideshow of photos from throughout the project.

Wendy’s, 4100 S Pulaski

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.

WE MOVED: Just down the street

INTRODUCING: American Red Cross of Greater Chicago


We can’t wait until you see our newest addition to Michigan Avenue. Crushed By Giants is a new brewery and restaurant coming this spring!

The Hayden West Loop

The Hayden is a beautiful addition to Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. We completed construction of this 10-Story, 140,000 SF luxury condominium building in October 2019. Take a look!

Everbrook Academy

After performing the landlord improvements for
this property, we are now working with The Learning Care Group to bring Lincoln Park a brand-new daycare!

INTRODUCING: Crushed By Giants

We are excited to bring Chicago another brewery & restaurant to the Magnificent Mile! Introducing Crushed By Giants, a taco-themed brewpub located at 600 N. Michigan Avenue in River North.