Glenbrook South
“Henry Bros. Co. was my first experience in dealing with a company that did what they promised. I watched our dreams come true and enjoyed every minute of it.”

Dr. Lawrence A. Wylie
Superintendent
Lincoln-Way CHSD
#210

News Item | Oak Park, Illinois

Joint Emergency Response Training Held at Oak Park River Forest High School
Although Henry Bros. Co. is working hard to complete summer break updates to Oak Park River Forest High School, construction was halted for a few hours to accommodate the Village of Oak Park's joint emergency response training exercise. The training allowed emergency responders from the village and county to test new response tactics should an incident ever occur at the school.

For the fifth consecutive year, Henry Bros. is completing life safety improvements at the 1,000,000 square foot high school.


Oak Park River Forest High School

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Marc Deneau at (708) 430-0247 or
mdeneau@henrybros.com

Posting date: 7/24/2015
 
   
 
   
News Item | Wheaton, Illinois

HBC Completes Upgrades at DuPage Convalescent Center
Henry Bros. Co. recently expanded and improved the 18,700 square foot kitchen and dining areas of the DuPage Convalescent Center. One of the unique challenges of this project was ensuring the food service area was free of construction debris and fully operational for all meals throughout the project. Residents and staff have been enjoying the benefits of the new, efficient layout, updated mechanical systems, and appealing dining room.

    
For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:

Tom O'Brien at (708) 430-5400 or
tobrien@henrybros.com

Posting date: 6/23/2015
 
   
 
   
News Item | Palos Hills, Illinois

Construction in Progress on Palos Hills Healthcare Phase I Addition

Henry Bros. Co. is building a major addition to the fully operational and occupied Palos Hills Healthcare skilled nursing faciltity. The new 2-story, 71,300 square foot addition will add 64 skilled nursing beds and physical therapy/rehabilitation services space.  HBC's experience with complex projects  was needed to develop  and implement the logistics and action plans to safely tie into and work adjacent to the existing operating facility.

Palos Healthcare

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:

Tom O'Brien at (708) 430-5400 or
tobrien@henrybros.com

Posting date: 5/28/2015
 
   
   
News Item | Hickory Hills, Illinois

Superintendent Howie Mulford Retires after 28 Years of Service
It is with great honor that we celebrated Howie Mulford’s retirement from Henry Bros. Co. in April. We have been privileged to have such an outstanding field superintendent for the past 28 years. Howie has been well-liked and well-respected by subcontractors, owners, managers, and peers for the duration of his 40 year career in construction. Howie maintained a clean safety record for every project he supervised while at Henry Bros. Co.,, and his credentials have included membership in the Chicago District Council of Carpenters Union and Lockport THS Career & Technical Advisory Council.

Howie was the superintendent on many of Henry Bros. Co.’s largest construction and renovation projects in education, higher education, senior housing, corporate, healthcare, recreation, and hospitality markets. Some of his noteworthy new construction projects include the newly completed Senior Suites of Bellwood senior housing facility; St. Joseph College Seminary; Tinley Park Park District Aquatic Park and Recreation Center; multiple projects for Fuchs Lubricants and Lincoln-Way Township High School District #210. A few of his large renovation projects were for Bradley Bourbonnais High School District 307, Reavis High School, and Lockport High School. Although we will miss him, we wish Howie Milford all the best in his retirement.

 Howie Milford
Pictured: George Ferrell, Howie Mulford, Bill Callaghan, Stan Jagielski, and Mike Concannon

Posting date: 4/19/2015
   
   

News Item | LaGrange, Illinois

New Cafeteria Open at Lyons Township High School North

 Henry Bros. Co. recently completed kitchen, cafeteria, and courtyard renovations at Lyons Township North High School. Students and staff will enjoy the new space when they return from spring break.  Henry Bros. Co. is adding the final touches to the Reber Center for Perfoming Arts. The opening of the completely renovated auditorium is coming soon!

LTHS Cafeteria 1    LTHS N Cafeteria APM  LTHS N Courtyard

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Marc Deneau at (708) 430-0247 or
mdeneau@henrybros.com

Posting date 3/31/2015

 
 
   

News Item | Chicago, Illinois

New Lakeside Bank South Loop Office

Riis Borg, a division of Henry Bros. Co. (RBHBC) has completed construction of Lakeside Bank’s new Chicago flagship location in the South Loop. The 14,000 square foot, two-story limestone, L-shaped building has amenities for the bank’s customers and employees, featuring a three-lane drive-up and ATM, first floor branch banking, and second floor executive offices.

Lakeside Bank South Loop    

For more information on this project or Riis Borg, a division of Henry Bros. Co., please contact:
Andy vanWaardenburg at (312) 217-0155 or
andyvw@henrybros.com

 Posting date: 3/12/2015

 
   
 
   
News Item | Bellwood, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. Nears Completion of Senior Suites of Bellwood

Senior Suites of Bellwood
 
Posting date: 2/24/2015
   
 
   

News Item | Hickory Hills, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. Mourns Passing of Beloved Retired Leader William Henry Callaghan

William Henry Callaghan, retired second generation co-owner of Henry Bros. Co., passed away Monday.
He was 93.

Callaghan was the nephew of Henry Bros. Co. founders Bob and Pat Henry. He and George Henry (son of Pat Henry) led the company for two decades, and sold the family company to current owners Bill Callaghan, Jr. and George Ferrell in 1987. Although retired, Mr. Callaghan maintained warmhearted connections with the company. He will be missed by many.  

Respected for much more than success with Henry Bros. Co., Mr. Callaghan’s true legacy was exemplifying the values he cherished. Mr. Callaghan was a man of faith who remained active and supportive of the Catholic Church. He was a veteran who proudly served our nation during World War II. (While in service, he was a Flight Engineer in the Army Air Corp on 43 missions over the Himalaya Mountains traveling from India to China, carrying high octane gasoline. These missions were called “flying coffin missions” due to their dangerous nature.) He was a man who cherished family. He was the loving husband of 65 years to Maxine nee Rosano. Beloved father of Diana (Paul) McCoy, William Jr. (Nancy), Mary Ann (Paul) Czajkowski, Elaine (Mike) Randolph, and Patricia (Dan) Harris. Cherished grandfather of Colleen (Kyle) Condon, Deanne (Doug) McKenna, Katie (Ricky) Kohler, Kerry, Michael, William H. III (Nicole), Lt. Kevin U.S. Army, Daniel (fiancee Kelly Stewart), Kimberley, Christine, Tricia, Meghan, and Kaylee. Proud Great-Grandfather of Colin, Claire, Shane, Benjamin, and Gavin.

Because Bill was a man of strong faith, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, please pray the rosary; any memorials, please consider St. Joseph College Seminary or Marist High School. 

Lying in State, Friday 9:00 AM until time of mass 10:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church 15050 So. Wolf Rd. in Orland Park. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 2:00-9:00 PM at Kerry Funeral Home 7020 W. 127th St. in Palos Heights.

Posting date: 1/6/2015

 
   
 
   

News Item | Bellwood, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. Shares Holiday Joy

The holidays are a special time at Henry Bros. Co. Along with decorating work spaces and gathering together to celebrate the season, the successes of the closing year, and those ahead of us in the new year; this close-knit company also works together to share the warmth of giving. This year the employees of Henry Bros. Co. are collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry of the Village of Bellwood where Henry Bros. Co. is building the new Senior Suites of Bellwood affordable senior housing facility. Not only are HBC and its employees working hard to give back to the community of Bellwood, others involved in the project, such as Edon Construction Company (a subcontractor on the Bellwood project who donated three pallets of food!) have been very supportive of this drive.

This special project is slated for completion in the spring of  2015.

      

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Tom O'Brien at (708) 430-5400 or
tobrien@henrybros.com

 
   
 
   
News Item | Hickory Hills, Illinois

HBC's Safety Director Shane Deaton Named NSC Rising Star of Safety
The National Safety Council (NSC) selected Shane Deaton, Safety Director for Henry Bros. Co., as one of 2014’s Rising Stars of Safety. This elite class of 41 honorees from around the world were recognized at the NSC’s Congress & Expo in San Diego, California. Deaton and the other honorees are the future leaders in preventing injuries and saving lives. Deaton spoke at the conference about the approach he implemented to successfully advance the safety culture at Henry Bros. Co. 

Recognized for his leadership, expertise, and innovation in strengthening workplace safety, Deaton has elevated HBC’s Safety Program to new heights. Beyond Toolbox Talks and Safety Training, he has integrated advanced technology in HBC’s safety management for incident prevention and real-time identification and resolution to possible issues through the use of iPad apps provided to Project Managers and Superintendents. He truly earned this award with his passion for ensuring workplace safety combined with his reourcefulness in finding newer and better ways to accomplish this.
 
Screen HBC's Steve Deaton and Shane Deaton attended the NSC Conference
Shane Deaton Accepting NSC Rising Star of Safety Award Pictured above: Steve Deaton and Shane Deaton, both from Henry Bros. Co., attended this year's National Safety Council Congress and Expo in San Diego.

Pictured left: Shane Deaton (center) recieves Rising Star of Safety Award from Jeff Woodbury, Chairman, Board of Directors National Safety Council; and Deborah A.P. Hersman, President & CEO, National Safety Council

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Shane Deaton at (708) 430-5400 or shanedeaton@henrybros.com
 
   
 
   
News Item | Hickory Hills, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. and Riis Borg Construction Company Announce Agreement to Operate Riis Borg, a Division of Henry Bros. Co.
Henry Bros. Co. (HBC), known in the Chicago area for general contracting and construction management services, and Riis Borg Construction Company (RBCC), a Chicago-based commercial general contractor, announced that they entered into a strategic agreement to operate Riis Borg, a division of Henry Bros. Co.

The new division will allow HBC and RBCC to blend their experience in delivering construction services to private and public clients in a broad range of markets that include corporate, commercial office, education, senior/student/multi-unit housing, financial, hospitality, healthcare, institutional, manufacturing, recreation, retail, and other sectors.

Henry Bros. Co.’s integrity and customer focused values align with the core values Riis Borg Construction Company’s founder, the late Paul R. Borg, Jr., established for his company: customer satisfaction, integrity, innovation, loyalty and relationships. Riis Borg, a division of Henry Bros. Co. will maintain these shared values with RBCC’s operating staff and HBC’s management support. The full range of pre-construction and construction services already offered by HBC will be complemented by RBCC’s experience and reputation within with the new division.

William H. Callaghan, Jr. and George W. Ferrell, third generation co-owners of HBC are excited about the synergy that has been created between the two companies and the benefit to clients throughout the Chicago area and Midwest: “Our companies already share similar principles. Combining the construction services, knowledge, and experience of RBCC and HBC builds on a solid foundation of long-term success and growth. The integrated resources of each company will offer all our clients expanded services and expertise to meet their construction needs.”

About Henry Bros. Co.
Henry Bros. Co. is a full service commercial construction company that was established in 1921. The company offers general contracting and construction management services for clients in senior and multi-unit housing, education, healthcare, corporate, municipal government, recreation and religious organizations.

About Riis Borg Construction Company
Riis Borg Construction Company, founded in 1986 by the late Paul R. Borg, Jr., is a general contracting and construction management company with construction and renovation services for financial, healthcare, commercial, clubhouse, recreation and retail markets. The company has built a reputation of outstanding integrity and quality. RBCC has incorporated values with the creativity and the quality craftsmanship needed to meet exacting project demands, and will continue to work with the leadership of Patricia A. Borg, President, and her skilled team.

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Kathleen East at (708) 430-5400 or keast@henrybros.com
 
   
 
   

News Item | Hickory Hills, Illinois

Henry Bros. Simultaneously Renovating 20 Schools

At Henry Bros., summer break means working at a breakneck pace to complete renovations at 18 K-12 schools and two universities. Although some projects will continue into the school year, most are scheduled for completion before school resumes.  Seventeen of the projects are taking place across five public school districts (Lyons Township High School District 204, Oak Park Elementary School District 97, Oak Park River Forest High School District 200, Villa Park School District 45 and Western Springs School District #101). The other renovations are at Saint Tarcissus Catholic School, University of Chicago and Saint Xavier University.

Corridor      Area to renovate 

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Marc Deneau at (708) 430-0247 or
mdeneau@henrybros.com

 
   
 
   

News Item | Lemont, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. Completes Two-Phase Renovation to Franciscan Village

Henry Bros. Co. completed renovations to the common areas of Franciscan Village, an independent living community in Lemont, Illinois. The common area renovations included a new porte cochere, floor to ceiling updates to corridors, recreation and relaxation areas, dining areas, and much more.

Fraciscan Village ceiling   Franciscan Village Corridor   Franciscan Village Porte Cochere 

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Tom O'Brien at (708) 430-5400 or
tobrien@henrybros.com

 
   
 
   

News Item | Chicago, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. Receives Safety Honors

Henry Bros. Co. was recently recognized by the Builders Association, AGC Charter Chapter, for Best of Class Safety Excellence and Outstanding Safety Performance.

Accepting awardBA Safety AwardBA Safety Excellence

For more information, please contact:
Shane Deaton, Safety Director, at (708) 430-5400 or
shanedeaton@henrybros.com

 
   
 
   

News Item | Bellwood, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. Breaks Ground on Senior Suites of Bellwood

An official groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 30 for the Senior Suites of Bellwood, a new 89-unit affordable housing community for seniors being constructed in Bellwood, Illinois by Henry Bros. Co. Officials and executives from the Village of Bellwood, developer Senior Lifestyle Corporation and the Illinois Housing Development Authority participated in this important event with HBC.

Henry Bros. Co. is committed to the Village of Bellwood, and has been actively pursuing Bellwood Section 3 union subcontracting and supplier firms in Bellwood for this project. HBC's Kerry Callaghan went to Proviso West High School to meet with students enlisted to distribute flyers regarding these opportunities.

 Bellwood Groundbreaking-At HS - Section 3

For more information, please contact:
Tom O'Brien at (708) 430-5400 or
tobrien@henrybros.com

 
   
 
   

News Item | Rosemont, Illinois

2014 Annual LSN Conference
Henry Bros. Co. at Booth 520

Henry Bros. Co. will once again participate in the Life Services Network Conference held at the Stephenson Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

HBC will be at Booth #520 on April 30th  and May 1st.

For more information, please contact:
Tom O'Brien at (708) 430-5400 or
tobrien@henrybros.com

 
   
 
   
News Item | Hickory Hills, Illinois

Safety Training at Henry Bros. Co.
Friday, March 28, 2014 was Safety Training Day at Henry. Bros. Co. All management and field personnel participated in this important training. Topics included Equipment: Large Machine and Truck Best Practices, Asbestos Identification and Abatement, Stretch and Flex to Avoid Injury, and Field Management Tech Training.
Team Up for Safety

At Henry Bros. Co., Safety is always first. Safety Director Shane Deaton makes sure of it. Shane ensures Safety is the top priority for all HBC employees – on the job, at home, on the highway, everywhere – through continuous training through diverse media – tool box talks, e-mailed safety tips, bulletin board postings, bright neon t-shirts and classroom training.
Safety Training at HBC
For more information on Henry Bros. Co. Safety please contact:
Shane Deaton at (708) 430-5400 or shanedeaton@henrybros.com
 
   
 
   
News Item | Hickory Hills, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. Adds Dennis Szafranski  to Estimating Team
Henry Bros. Co. welcomes Dennis Szafranski to the Estimating Team. As a Senior Estimator, he will enhance the construction/construction management company’s expertise in structural concrete estimating.   Szafranski brings over 40 years of experience in the construction industry, most recently as Senior Estimator with FH Paschen SN Nielson. His background includes estimating, preconstruction and project management from a variety of markets such as multi-unit housing, education and government assignments.

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Kathleen East at (708) 430-5400 or keast@henrybros.com
 
   
 
   

News Item | Oak Park, Illinois

HBC Completes Gymnastics and Recreation Center

Henry Bros. Co. completed construction of the Park District of Oak Park's new 20,000 square foot Gymnastics and Recreation Center. Keeping up with the community's growing demands, the new, larger facility boasts 10,000 square feet of gymnastics training equipment, plus a gymnastics area, two multi-use studios, a second level balcony overlooking the training areas, and administrative support areas .

Oak Park Park District Gymnastics and Recreation Center Front View 

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Marc Deneau at (708) 430-5400 or mdeneau@henrybros.com

 
   
 
   

News Item | Chicago, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. Completes Sisters of Mercy - Mercy Circle (CCRC)

Henry Bros. Co. completed the new, 130,500 square foot, 108-unit, LEED certified, ecclesiastical Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). The complex consists of the full range of independent, assisted and skilled care living units. There are 42 independent, 44 assisted and 22 skilled/memory care units with indoor parking and other amenities including: dining, fitness and worship spaces.

Mercy Circle

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Tom O'Brien at (708) 430-5400 or
tobrien@henrybros.com

 
   
 
   

News Item | Chicago, Illinois

2014 Annual Conference of IAPD/IPRA
Henry Bros. Co. at Booth 333

Henry Bros. Co. once again participated in the IAPD/IPRA Conference held in Chicago, Illinois.
HBC was at Booth #333 in the Exhibit Hall of the Regency Hyatt on January 23rd  and 24th.

HBC Booth

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Marc Deneau at (708) 430-5400 or mdeneau@henrybros.com

 
   
 
   

News Item | Chicago, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. Completes St. Joseph College Seminary

Henry Bros. Co. completed a new 34,000 square foot seminary building adjacent to Loyola University's north shore campus. The building offers 17 semi-private suites for 34 seminarians and six private rooms for staff priests.

St. Joseph Seminary 

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Tom O'Brien at (708) 430-5400 or
tobrien@henrybros.com

 
 
   

News Item | Chicago, Illinois

2013 Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO
Henry Bros. Co. at Booth 319

Henry Bros. Co. again participated in the academic Joint Conference held in Chicago, Illinois. HBC was at Booth #319 in the Exhibit Hall of the Regency Hyatt on November 22nd and 23rdrd.

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Marc Deneau at (708) 430-5400 or mdeneau@henrybros.com

 
   
 
   

 

News Item | Glenview, Illinois

HBC Completes Glenbrook South High School

Henry Bros. Co. recently completed a $10 million, 200,000 square foot new construction/renovation project to the Glenbrook South High School Campus. A large new student cafeteria, eight new science labs, and a spacious new student activity center, highlight the latest renovation project completed in time for the 2007-2008 school year. Additional renovation included a new staff kitchen/cafeteria, student broadcast rooms, a reception area, deans/attendance offices, new lockers and windows.

Glenbrook South Cafeteria

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Marc Deneau at (708) 430-5400 or mdeneau@henrybros.com



News Item |Chicago, Illinois

Henry Bros. Co. constructs the first college building in Illinois to receive the prestigious LEED Gold designation.

Saint Xavier University, Chicago, received the "Green Building" LEED designation for its Arthur Rubloff Hall, the newest student residence hall on campus. A number of green strategies to help protect the Earth's natural resources were incorporated into the building's construction. Amenities include carpeting made of recycled plastics, a roof with 1,000 square feet of low-maintenance plants for heating and cooling retention and toilets with two flush modes, one for liquids and another for solids.

The hall's environmentally-friendly features include high-efficiency lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and insulation systems.

Henry Bros. Co. recently broke ground for a second "Green" student residence hall, to be built adjacent to Rubloff Hall.

 

St Xavier U Rubloff Hall

For more information on Henry Bros. Co. please contact:
Tom O'Brien at (708) 430-5400 or tobrien@henrybros.com



News Item | Yorkville, Illinois

HBC Completes Major Addition to Yorkville’s Public Library
Located at 902 Game Farm Road, the addition totals nearly 36,000 square feet, which is over nine times the size of the original facility. The new library features sloped ceilings with exposed wooden beams, clerestories and several large storefront window systems. The exterior is made up of brick veneer and stone, designed to closely recall the look of more traditional local buildings. Burnidge Cassell Associates provided architectural services for the project.

Yorkville Library


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Marc Deneau at (708) 430-5400 or mdeneau@henrybros.com

 



 
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