Gilbane Celebrates Grand Opening of the City of Palos Heights Recreation Center

Gilbane Building Company celebrates the grand opening of the addition and renovation to the Palos Heights Recreation Center

Chicago, IL – November 29, 2016 – Gilbane Building Company, a leader in construction services, joined community leaders and residents on Saturday, November 19, 2016 to celebrate the much anticipated grand opening of the Palos Heights Recreation Center.

Led by Gilbane’s Douglas Lim as Project Executive and Jason Perkunas as Project Manager, Gilbane served as construction manager for the project. Made possible via a successful referendum in November 2014, this project included approximately 24,000 SF of additional space, as well as additional parking spaces.  Interior components of this facility included a new gymnasium, fitness center, elevated track, and the renovation of the existing gymnasium and staff offices into a new multi-purpose room. Exterior components included parking, facade improvements to the existing building, and landscaping.
Gilbane Celebrates Palos Heights Rec Center Grand Opening

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the successful completion of this important project with the City of Palos Heights and our project partners.” said Douglas Lim, Vice President at Gilbane. “In celebrating the completion of this important community facility, we are thankful for the opportunities provided to us and proud to deliver successful projects to our local communities where we live and work.”

Throughout the duration of the project, Gilbane worked closely with the City Council, Building Committee, and the Administration to ensure the highest priority was placed on public protection and safety, while the existing recreational facility remained open during construction.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from preconstruction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. 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 38 years of success in the highly competitive Chicagoland market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence in the Chicago construction industry.