Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Topping Off Ceremony at New Will County Courthouse Building

New Will County Courthouse topping off ceremony marks major construction progress at downtown Joliet courthouse

Joliet, IL – October 19, 2018 –  Officials from Will County, the city of Joliet, Gilbane Building Company, Wight & Company, trade contractors and the community gathered to celebrate the topping off ceremony for the new 10-story, $215 million Will County Courthouse. This major milestone signifies the completion of the steel structure for the 370,000 SF new courthouse facility in downtown Joliet.  Attendees were treated to a steel beam signing ceremony and luncheon to celebrate this monumental project milestone.

“The new Will County Courthouse will add 38 new courtrooms to allow the circuit court to function more efficiently for the county’s growing population,” said Tom Leonard, Gilbane Building Company Senior Project Executive. “Gilbane is proud to continue our strong relationship with Will County in constructing this landmark project for the county and city of Joliet.”

Gilbane is providing comprehensive construction management services for the construction of the new Will County Courthouse that is slated for late 2020 completion. The project includes a 10-story, 370,000 SF building consisting of 38 courtrooms, offices for the Will County Clerk of the Circuit Court, and standard judicial building features including enhanced security, operational efficiency and sustainability.

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.