Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Ribbon Cutting in DeKalb County

New Detention Center Addition Expands Capacity in Sycamore

Sycamore, Illinois – May 18, 2018 – Officials from DeKalb County, Gilbane Building Company and Dewberry came together to celebrate the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly completed DeKalb County Jail Expansion in Sycamore, Illinois.

Gilbane served as construction manager for this 83,000 SF project, which consisted of an addition to the existing DeKalb County Jail site, including 57 new beds, a booking area capable of holding 25 inmates and shell space sized for approximately 56 future beds. The project broke ground in spring 2016, requiring careful phasing and logistics planning due to the tight site in an active civic area of downtown Sycamore. The project also required creative options to bring the project within the available funding capacity for the County.

“Our project team has enjoyed the working relationship we’ve developed with DeKalb County and Dewberry Architects. Gilbane is proud of the entire project team on achieving this significant milestone.” – Jeremy Roling, Gilbane Building Company Project Manager

The new detention center addition is located in the area directly east of the Public Safety Building (PSB) and connects to the existing PSB by way of a new exterior elevated corridor bridge.

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.