Members in the News

Are you a general contractor, subcontractor, material supplier, architect, engineer, in the real estate industry, developer, affiliated with labor unions or trade associations, are you a governmental and educational entity, are you a financial, insurance or bonding firm, legal or accounting professionals associated in the construction industry? If you are, and you have recently accomplished something noteworthy, achieved an unattainable goal, received an award or recognition, or have you been featured in an article? Please share your news with the CBC, we may include it in our “Members in the News” section of the bi-weekly newsletter. Our members’ accolades are our accolades.

Joe Krusinski, Sr. | January 1, 2024

Krusinski Construction Company Announces Retirement of Chairman and Founder, Joe Krusinski, Sr.
Oak Brook, Illinois – Krusinski Construction Company Chairman and Founder, Joe Krusinski, Sr. announced his retirement from his day-to-day involvement in the organization, effective January 1, 2024. He will continue to serve as Chairman Emeritus.

Since establishing Krusinski Construction Company in 1973, Joe Krusinski, Sr. has been involved in projects across multiple sectors including office, distribution, food & beverage, healthcare, multi-family and more. His first project was a 102,000-sf multi-tenant speculative office/warehouse facility located in Itasca, Illinois, which still stands today. Krusinski Construction Company continues to expand its national reach to serve its clients, working in more than 20 states.

As part of its succession plan, Krusinski Construction Company has named Jerry Krusinski, Executive Chairman and Jeff Krusinski has been named Chief Executive Officer, in addition to his current role as President.

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Jan Behounek | July 1, 2023

Jan Behounek of FGM Architects Elected President of the Chicago Building Congress
The Chicago Building Congress (CBC) announces the election of Jan Behounek as its new incoming President for the 2023-2025 year term. Ms. Behounek has been active in the organization since 2011, joining the Board of Directors in 2015 and elevated to vice president in 2018.

With Ms. Behounek’s passion for building relationships, her high priority initiatives for CBC are to:
  • increase and diversify membership
  • offer high-quality, relevant programming and,
  • provide leadership development for young construction professionals.

Ms. Behounek is an Architect and currently a Principal and Vice President for FGM Architects.  She was named director of the firm’s Higher Education practice in 2021.  Prior to joining FGMA in 2019, Ms. Behounek was an Associate Principal at Holabird & Root. With over 27 years in the industry, she has worked on a rich variety of projects including higher education, science and tech, pk-12, municipal, corporate, and non-profits.

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Gregory Meeder | December 12, 2022

Chicago Partner Gregory Meeder Recognized as 2023 “Lawyer of Year” for Construction
Holland & Knight Partner Gregory Meeder has been named 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Construction in Chicago by The Best Lawyers in America guide. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each practice and location.

Holland & Knight Partner Gregory Meeder Selected to Join Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys

CHICAGO (October 19, 2022) – Gregory Meeder, a partner in Holland & Knight’s national Construction Industry Practice Group, has been selected to join the prestigious Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA).

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