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“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
Lincoln-Way CHSD

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News Item | Hickory Hills, Illinois

Geopier System Installation
Henry Bros. Co. is installing Geopiers to improve soil conditions for the construction of a new facility.
Installation of Georpiers
Superintendent George R. Ferrell oversee the Geopier installation.  

Posting date: 9/11/2015

News Item | Palos Hills, Illinois

Progress Continues at BRIA of Palos Hills
Henry Bros. Co. is on track with the new 2-story, 71,300 square foot addition to Palos Healthcare Center.

Erecting Steel at Palos

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

Tom O'Brien at (708) 658-0234 or

Posting date: 8/28/2015

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

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

Marc Deneau at (708) 658-0247 or

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

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

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

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Marc Deneau at (708) 658-0247 or

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

 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.
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 | 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

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.

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