Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on Two Schools for Maercker School District 60

Additions and renovations for two district schools are underway

Chicago, Illinois – October 24, 2018 – Officials from Maercker School District 60 and Gilbane Building Company recently came together to celebrate the official groundbreaking for two school projects that will transform the educational environment for future generations to come.

As construction manager for this exciting project, Gilbane will lead the additions and renovations at two district schools. Scope of work will include a 29,000 SF, two-story addition and 12,000 SF of renovations at Holmes Primary School for additional classrooms to implement full-day kindergarten, expand early childhood programming and provide spaces for specialized services (OT, PT, special education and interventions). The project will also include a 10,000 SF addition and 78,000 SF of renovations at Westview Hills Middle School for new science labs, art renovation and expansion, STEM education, culinary arts spaces, band spaces, mixed-use cafetorium expansion and associated site work.

“Gilbane Building Company is proud to partner with Maercker School District on this project that will provide students and staff with state-of-the-art educational facilities and additional space to expand student programs. At the groundbreaking ceremony, you could feel the excitement from the school community. We are excited to be a part of such an important project for the District.” said Tom Weeks, Gilbane Building Company Project Manager.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 46 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit

Gilbane has two permanent offices located in Chicago, as well as an extensive knowledge of the Chicagoland market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers, local M/WBE contractors, and familiarity with Chicago jurisdictional authorities. With 40 years of success in the highly competitive Chicagoland market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence in the Chicago construction industry.