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 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.

Ways for Evanston residents to get into the program

See also:

Current Projects

560 Lincoln Residence Hall

General Contractor: W. E. O’Neil

Contact: Mike Wessman, (773) 755-1611

  1. Gerdau – Rebar Provider
    Contact: Brian Bodle, (614) 542-9820
  2. Schöck – Isokorb
    Contact: Mike Devries, (312) 678-7394
  3. Platinum Steel – Rebar Labor
    Contact: Jamie Morris, (630) 770-7958
  4. Central Cranes – Crane Rental
    Contact: Paul Urbanski, (708) 259-2705
  5. Gateway – Crane Erector
    Contact: George Weiland, (773) 491-1461
  6. Doka – Form work provider
    Contact: Gerard Vernooij, (312) 296-5060
  7. Indecor, Inc. – Window Treatments
    Contact: Adam Campisano, (773) 561-7670
  8. Lange Brothers – Millwork/Finish Carpentry
    Contact: David Froberg, (715) 330-4374
  9. American Heritage Fireplace, Inc. – Fireplace
    Contact: John Dunlevy, (773) 697-0150
  10. Commercial Specialties Inc. – Toilet Acc/Partitions, FE/FC, Mirrors
    Contact: Joe Campobasso, (847) 545-9900
  11. Anderson Lock – Doors/Frames/Hardware
    Contact: Ryan Paczkowskyi, (847) 375-4284
  12. Modernfold – Vertical Folding Partitions
    Contact: Ryan Watson, (630) 251-7015
  13. PB Sales – Projection Screens
    Contact: Ira Pogodin, (630) 640-5068
  14. Klostermann Associates – Postal Specialties/Corner Guards
    Contact: Doug Kuznik, (440) 933-4511

The New Kellogg School of Management Building

General Contractor: W. E. O’Neil

Contact: Mike Wessman, (773) 755-1611

  1. Gerdau – Rebar Provider
    Contact: Brian Bodle, (614) 542-9820
  2. Schöck – Isokorb
    Contact: Mike Devries, (312) 678-7394
  3. Platinum Steel – Rebar Labor
    Contact: Jamie Morris, (630) 770-7958
  4. Central Cranes – Crane Rental
    Contact: Paul Urbanski, (708) 259-2705
  5. Gateway – Crane Erector
    Contact: George Weiland, (773) 491-1461
  6. Doka – Form work provider
    Contact: Gerard Vernooij, (312) 296-5060
  7. Indecor, Inc. – Window Treatments
    Contact: Adam Campisano, (773) 561-7670
  8. Lange Brothers – Millwork/Finish Carpentry
    Contact: David Froberg, (715) 330-4374
  9. American Heritage Fireplace, Inc. – Fireplace
    Contact: John Dunlevy, (773) 697-0150
  10. Commercial Specialties Inc. – Toilet Acc/Partitions, FE/FC, Mirrors
    Contact: Joe Campobasso, (847) 545-9900
  11. Anderson Lock – Doors/Frames/Hardware
    Contact: Ryan Paczkowskyi, (847) 375-4284
  12. Modernfold – Vertical Folding Partitions
    Contact: Ryan Watson, (630) 251-7015
  13. PB Sales – Projection Screens
    Contact: Ira Pogodin, (630) 640-5068
  14. Klostermann Associates – Postal Specialties/Corner Guards
    Contact: Doug Kuznik, (440) 933-4511

Kresge Hall Renovation

General 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

Louis Hall Exterior Improvements

General Contractor: W. E. O’Neil

Contact: Renoj Jacob, (773)755-1611

  1. Ashburn Power &  Light Inc.–  Electrical
    Contact: Dan Clark, (708) 359-5177
  2. Amber Mechanical –Mechanical
    Contact: Joseph Snyder, (708) 597-9700
  3. Cachey Construction Company -  Stone
    Contact: Mike Cachey, (708) 479-0888

Ryan Fieldhouse and Walters Athletics Center

General Contractor: Pepper Construction

Contact: Brad Tomky, 847-381-2760

  1. A. Horn, Inc.  Masonry
    Contact: Bill Powell, (847) 382-4170
  2. American Demolition Corporation – Demolition
    Contact: Jeremy Thorud, (847) 608-0010
  3. Berger Excavating Contractors, Inc.  Site Utilities & Site Prep/Demo
    Contact: Bob Murphy, (847) 526-5457
  4. Built Best Fence Co., Inc. dba BBF Erectors, Inc.  Construction Fence
    Contact: Brian Ford, (630) 543-9882
  5. Byus Steel Inc.  Misc. Metals
    Contact: Erik Ringsby, (630) 879-2200
  6. Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating Co.  Fire Protection
    Contact: Ed Jue, (847) 489-0400
  7. Great Lakes Landscape Co., Inc. – Landscaping
    Contact: Kevin Harynek, (847) 439-3737
  8. Hester Commercial Painting – Painting
    Contact: Jim Gutherie, (847) 677-5130
  9. Kelso Burnett Co. – Electrical
    Contact: Adam Paradise, (847) 259-0720
  10. Olsson Roofing Company, Inc.  Roofing & Metal Panels
    Contact: Mike Reynolds, (630) 892-0449
  11. Pepper Drywall Group  CFMF & Drywall Infills/Patching
    Contact: Jeremy Bersie, (847) 381-2760
  12. Roberts Environmental Control Corp. – HVAC
    Contact: Bob Wasniewski, (708) 429-7700
  13. Thatcher Foundations, Inc.  Earth Retention
    Contact: John Wysockey, (773) 721-9797
  14. Triton Plumbing LLC – Plumbing
    Contact: Jason Kieffer, (312) 226-6922

Wirtz Center Renovations

General Contractor: W. E. O’Neil

Contact: Renoj Jacob, (773) 755-1611 

  1. Hardt Electric –  Electrical
    Contact: Steve Grief, (773) 685-2200
  2. F. E. Moran Fire Protection – Fire Protection
    Contact: Ken Votava, (630) 229-6968
  3. Amber Mechanical –Mechanical
    Contact: Joseph Snyder, (708) 597-9700
  4. Norman Mechanical, Inc. - Doors &Plumbing
    Contact: Tom Tisinai, (847) 253-2238