Evanston Workforce Development Program

Northwestern University's and the City of Evanston's Workforce Development Program gives Evanston residents a clear path to qualify for and attain employment on campus construction, renovation and maintenance projects.

Visit the City of Evanston's website (www.cityofevanston.org/workforce) for details on the program, and to sign up for the city's Workforce Development email list. You may also call 3-1-1 (847-448-4311 outside of Evanston) to receive information and updates about employment and apprenticeship opportunities provided by the program.

two ways for Evanston residents to get into the program

  • Visit the City of Evanston's website and download an application. Applications also are available at several Evanston locations listed on the city's website.
  • You may also contact Northwestern's contractors directly to inquire about employment. Participating construction projects are listed below, with contact information for contractors who are working on the project.

Northwestern projects

Cohen Commons Renovation

sGeneral Contractor:
W.B. Olson

Contact:
Mike Shydlowski, (847) 274-8811



1. Kelso-Burnett Electrical Company  – Electrical 
    Contact: John Ryder, (847) 483-3838

2. Warren F. Thomas Plumbing Co.  – Plumbing
    Contact: Lee Reinbolt, (630) 435-0636

3. EHMS, Inc  – Mechanical 
    Contact: Ryan Gribbons, (847) 279-3930

4. Great Lakes Heating and Plumbing  – Fire Protection
    Contact: Ed Jue, (773) 489-0400

The New Kellogg School of Management Building

sGeneral Contractor:
Power Construction Company, LLC

Contact:
Chris Erickson, 847-214-6758



1. Goebel Forming, LLC  – Cast in place concrete
    Contact: Sam Starcevich, (630) 323-7901

2. K&K Ironworks, LLC  – Structural Steel Framing
    Contact: Tim Sullivan (708) 924-0000

3. Sager Sealant Corporation  – Hot Fluid Applied Asphalt Waterproofing
    Contact: Chuck Weiss (708) 354-9300

4. Tuchall Engineering Company  – Metal Wall Panels
    Contact: Brendan Nolan (630) 655-9100

5. Ventana DBS, Inc.  – Glazed Curtain walls
    Contact: Ryan Murphy (312) 513-7587

6. Gateway Glazing, Inc.  – Interior glazing
    Contact: Ted Clark 630/587-4333

7. Mechanical, Inc.  – Plumbing & HVAC
    Contact: Peter Plapp (708) 432-1111

8. MGM Excavating, Inc.  – Earth Moving
    Contact: Michael Barlage (630) 981-1465

9. Ewing-Doherty Mechanical  – Water/sanitary/storm drainage
    Contact: John Doherty (630) 766-3230

Kresge Hall Renovation

sGeneral Contractor:
Bulley & Andrews, LLC

Contact:
Peter Khun, 773-645-5861


 1. Baumgartner Construction Inc. – Cast in place concrete
     Contact: Rich Baumgartner, (630) 420-0474

 2. C L Doucette Inc.  – Fire Protection
     Contact: Mike Wojczynski, (773) 927-8400

 3. Fibrwrap Construction Inc.  – Concrete Fiber Reinforcement
     Contact: Jeff Vartiak, (858) 444-2978

 4. Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating Co.  – HVAC
     Contact: Norm Gage, (773) 489-0400

 5. K & K Iron Works Inc.  – Structural Steel Framing
     Contact: Seth Bransky, (708) 924-0000

 6. Omega Demolition Corp.  – Selective Demolition
     Contact: Bruce Hanson, (630) 837-3000

 7. Revcon Construction Corp.  – Caisson
     Contact: Jay Luther, (847) 634-3111

 8. Rex Electric & Technologies Llc.  – Electrical
     Contact: Dave Sztuk, (312) 251-3647

 9. Thatcher Foundations Inc.  – Earth Retention System
     Contact: John Wysockey, (219) 949-2084

10. Warren F Thomas Plumbing Co.  – Plumbing
     Contact: John Kozar, (630) 435-0636

11. Western Architectural Co.  – Misc. Metal
     Contact: Dan Nunamaker; (773) 463-1500

CUP to Kresge Steam Piping Replacement Project

sGeneral Contractor:
Hill Mechanical

Contact:
Dan Schmidt, 847-451-5000