Our Purpose

Lakeside Alliance – Builder of the Obama Presidential Center

Lakeside Alliance is a joint venture between Powers & Sons Construction Company, UJAMAA Construction Inc., Brown & Momen, Inc., Safeway Construction Company, and Turner Construction Company.  These five firms provide a team of experienced specialists who bring the most innovative solutions to the construction Industry.  Lakeside Alliance will execute a new paradigm in the business where community and capability are merged.


Core Values & Commitments


Through intentional workforce and professional development, we will ensure all team members gain new opportunities, experiences, and skills that offer them a stronger, brighter future.

Obama Foundation

Through our strategic partnership with the Obama Foundation, the Lakeside Alliance will intentionally leverage the construction of the Obama Presidential Center to create jobs, drive economic opportunity in Chicago, and enrich the South Side community.  Serving as an intentional, engaged, and trusted partner, we are fully invested in making a lasting impact on Chicago’s communities.


We will be intentional about being a good neighbor by leveraging our broad relationships to help bring resources to the community.  We will collaborate with existing community-based organizations to further the Obama Foundation’s commitment to strengthen local economies.


We will be intentional about expanding successful career opportunities in the union trades for historically underrepresented populations and achieving significant diverse workforce participation by ensuring individuals have equal access to information, training, apprenticeships, job opportunities, and removing the barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential. 


We are committed to achieving significant diverse business participation, by intentionally ensuring an inclusive and transparent procurement process, equal access to significant contract opportunities, removing historical barriers, and providing support and resources to ensure their success. 

Intentional Transformation. Lasting Impact

Lakeside Alliance envisions sustainable change where community, capability and opportunity converge. With a focus on safety, quality, cost and schedule, we will deliver the vision of the Obama Presidential Center by transforming the construction paradigm in Chicago through intentional engagement with our team, the Obama Foundation, business enterprises, and our community.