testimonials

JOHN SAFAKAS

"As a representative of Legat Architects, I just wanted to inform you that we have been very impressed with your ability to service this job. I would like to particularly note that the ground face block in the cafeteria is the best masonry work I have yet to see. Compliments to your foreman Bob Cox.
Keep up the good work, and I am looking forward to working with you in the future."

JOSEPH M. AIU
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

"On behalf of Power Construction Company, LLC, and specifically our management team for St. Francis Hospital, I would like to extend our thanks and offer here with a letter of appreciation in acknowledgement of the efforts by you and your team towards the successful completion of the O/B Renovation project and the associated HVAC Code Compliance and Wood Framing Resolution projects at St. Francis Hospital.

ROBERT J. VAN DEVEN
PROJECT EXECUTIVE

"We just wanted to take a moment and commend you and your company on your performance at the UIC South Campus Mixed Use Development project. This was a very challenging project from both a schedule and detailing perspective and your firm rose to the occasion on both fronts. The client, the architects and Power Construction Company, LLC are very pleased with the finished product and the part you played with getting the students in the dorms for the beginning of the semester."

JOHN HAMMER
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

"It is my distinct pleasure to recommend Illinois Masonry Corporation (IMC).
Bovis Lend Lease performed Construction Management services for Community Unit District #300 on the new 391,000 sq. ft. 3-story new Hampshire High School. Illinois Masonry Corporation was one of 38 Prime contractors on the project.
Illinois Masonry Corp. has successfully completed the larger masonry contract on the project. The scale and schedule of the project made it necessary to contract two mason contractors. IMC was responsible for the larger and more complex portion of the building. As with any project of this scale, significant challenges had to be overcome. The IMC project team of Jonathan Bennett, Chuck Vacala, Elzie Banks, John Daniels, and Marc Karlin met the project challenges and successfully completed IMC’s portion of the project scope. The work was completed on schedule and with a high degree of workmanship and quality. The IMC Team conducted themselves with the utmost professionalism throughout the project, and assisted the Construction Management and project teams with creative solutions when difficult challenges arose. Also, impressive was the highly cooperative manner in which IMC conducted themselves.
It was a great pleasure working with the Illinois Masonry Corp. team on this project. I look forward to working with IMC on future projects."

PAUL TURILLI
PROJECT MANAGER

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank Illinois Masonry Corporation for the way your firm handled the Park Ridge Uptown Project, Building A which is 4 stories and Buildings B & C which are 5 stories. The commitments that IMC made were upheld. This permitted for and accelerated interior schedule that allowed us to keep our commitment tothe Owner regarding occupancy of the buildings.
While every project has unique challenges, the Park Ridge Project is a difficult urban site accompanied by complex masonry details and an accelerated schedule.
The IMC team compromised of you, Chuck Vacala, Arny Kalnins and Ed Bochat consistently maintained safety, efficiency, superior workmanship and professionalism throughout this project.
We look forward to collaborating with Illinois Masonry Corporation on future projects."

MICHAEL BENSTENT
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the outstanding performance you displayed on the Lincoln-Way North Fine Arts Building. Your attention to detail and dedication to safety was exemplary and set the pace for the successful project schedule completion on the most complex portion of the High School Building. Your company arose to the challenge and exceeded the expectations of the Owner and Henry Bros. Construction Management Services, LLC.
We would welcome the opportunity to work with your firm on future projects and wish you continued success.
Very truly yours,
HENRY BROS. CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC"

OLIVER ROCHE
SUPERINTENDENT

"I am writing this in recognition of the contributions you and your company made to ensure the success of the AT&T Enhanced Network Services Phase 2 project in Lisle. Your company met and exceeded every need and request on a logistically challenging and extremely fast track project. I am looking forward to working on projects with you and your company in the not too distant future."

PAUL A. HARDING, AIA
PRESIDENT

"As we discussed recently, Illinois Masonry Corp. did a tremendous job on a new church for St. Irene Parish.
As part of our firm’s celebration of its tenth anniversary, our firm awarded a 10 Year Craftsmanship Award for the best workmanship on a Harding Associates project over the history of the firm. Our staff voted this award to Illinois Masonry Corp. for the high quality of masonry work and their cooperative spirit on a very challenging and intricate church.


Their workmanship on the building is flawless. In addition, they were exceedingly considerate of the client’s budget. Originally, they estimated winter conditions to be$47,000. Aided by good weather they were able to provide winter conditions for $14,000.This was the first time in 20 years that I have seen a contractor provide a service for 30% of what they had projected.
In general, our firm is justifiably proud of the high quality of workmanship and construction on our buildings. In 10 years our work has been published in three national architectural publications and has received several design awards, including an Illinois Indiana Masonry Association Award for St. Isidore School. We have worked with Mar-Lu Masonry, a company with a blue chip reputation, on two church projects. The quality of Illinois Masonry Corp’s work exceeded that of Mar-Lu Masonry and my expectations forquality.


If the need arises for quality masonry work, I highly recommend Chuck Vacala and Illinois Masonry Corp. They are a genuine pleasure to work with."

DANIEL DOWLING
PROJECT MANAGER

"Please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for a job well done as a prime subcontractor on the $27 million Woodstock High School renovation/Addition Project. The project was completed on time and within budget due to the hard work and efforts of your field staff and your excellent office staff coordination and scheduling. Many positive comments were received during this course of the project from the School Board, School Superintendent, High School Staff and Woodstock residents. These same people could not believe how much could be accomplished in light of the adversity working around students and staff while school was in session.
Special praise to your on site superintendent, Bob Aller. Bob is a very conscientious, hard working, energetic, and talented multi-dimensional team player. Impressive strengths include excellent communication skills, ability to work on multiple talks simultaneously, common sense, and a keen sense of task prioritization. Bob was very well liked by his peers, school district administration and had a great rapport with the other onsite contractors. It was truly a pleasure working with him.
Again thank you for the time and effort your company put forth in making this a very successful project."

BOYD BLACK

"THANKS VERY MUCH!!!!
We want to extend our thanks to Illinois Masonry Corporation for your participation in Spaulding’s “Construction Day”. It was acomplete success and could not have been done without such a solid team. Many positive comments have been passed on from the District, the teachers and, of course, the “mini” construction workers at Spaulding.
Again, we appreciate the time and effort you put into making the day a success.
Very truly yours,
SCHAL BOVIS, INC."

REV. GEORGE J. RASSAS

"I would like to personally thank you for your recent cooperation in completing the School of St. Mary Primary Center on time. School opened on September 2, as scheduled. When we started this project over a year ago and as I attended many project meetings, it became quite evident that we would never have been able to meet our deadline without your attention to detail and timeliness.
I feel that Illinois Masonry has supplied us with superior leadership. I hope that the project has been professionally satisfying and a financial success to your firm. Thanks again for helping make one of our Parish dreams come true."


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