Groundbreaking for the City of Palos Heights Recreation Center Project

Palos Heights Recreation Center.Chicago, IL – August 27, 2015 – On September 1, 2015 representatives from the City of Palos Heights, Williams Architects, and Gilbane Building Company will break ground on the addition and renovation to the Palos Heights Recreation Center.

Gilbane is serving as Construction Manager for the program and Williams Architects as the architect. Made possible via a successful referendum in November 2014, this project will include approximately 24,000 SF of additional space, as well as additional parking spaces.  Interior components of this facility include a new gymnasium, fitness center, track, and the renovation of the existing gymnasium and staff offices into a new multi-purpose room. Exterior components include parking, facade improvements to the existing building, and landscaping.

“We are thrilled to be working with the City of Palos Heights to renovate and expand this recreational facility for the community while working with the city leaders, the community, and our partners on this project,” said Douglas Lim, Vice President at Gilbane.

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

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, 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’s Chicago office has been providing building construction management, program management, design-build and general contracting services since 1978. Gilbane’s overall approach includes owner and design team support in all facets of preconstruction, construction, move-in, testing, and commissioning.