Our Team

The Lakeside Alliance Team

Established in 1988, Brown & Momen, Inc. is a professional Chicago based corporation providing comprehensive services in general contracting, construction management, owner’s representation, and carpentry. We are committed to construction excellence and project control. These services, frequently presented under the label of construction “Construction Management”, are primarily directed to save time and cost for the owner and to protect his or her interest in an unpredictable construction market.

Brown & Momen, Inc. has demonstrated commitment to both minority residents and businesses within the City of Chicago. Part of our business model is to provide assistance and instructions to both established and emerging minority contractors, providing them tangible opportunities on those projects that we act as the General Contractor and / or Construction Manager. This includes assisting with bid preparation, to negotiating with vendors to advancing funds for payroll and materials. We work as a team with our subcontractors, owners and end users to ensure project success.

Founded in 1967, Powers & Sons Construction is a commercial, industrial and institutional construction company providing general contracting, construction management, and design-build services. Powers & Sons has built a reputation for delivering quality projects and has delivered more than $1 billion in projects since its inception. In 2016, the company managed more than $200 million in construction projects.

The firm has fully staffed offices in Chicago, Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Each office remains committed to serving its immediate community. We are proud to be ranked as one of the nation’s largest African American owned businesses.

We are dedicated to fostering diversity in our local construction markets through all aspects of our business. We strive to compose a diverse team that includes minority-owned, woman-owned, and veteran-owned subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, and professional services providers. We are unequivocally committed to the diversity of the workforce on our projects and seek to maximize the employment of minorities, women, and local community residents.

Founded in 1986, Safeway Construction Company has provided quality and affordable construction services, throughout the Chicago area for over 30 years and is recognized by many general contracting firms and agencies as a superior construction provider. Our team offers a unique combination of Chicago construction experience, minority and women outreach, relevant project experience, along with well established construction best practices.

Performing in both the commercial and residential arena, we are a General Contractor construction firm, certified with the City of Chicago and the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) as a Minority Business Enterprise, specializing in New Construction, Development and Rehabilitation of Residential and Commercial Structures.

Safeway Construction has been extremely successful in achieving racial and economic diversity within various Chicago neighborhoods. Over the years, our strong community ties have enabled us to successfully complete our projects with noteworthy results. Safeway Construction has achieved marked success in racial and economic diversity in employment and subcontracting with local neighborhood projects. Proof of our success is demonstrated by our ability to consistently exceed the City of Chicago’s MBE/WBE requirements.

Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.

With a staff of over 5,200 employees, the company completes $10 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization. Founded in 1902, Turner Construction Company, through the use of the then-new technology of reinforced concrete, had helped change the way a new generation of American buildings were constructed. Throughout the history of Turner, the company has built a reputation based upon high standards of service, quality, and personal attention to clients and captured by our company’s core values of Teamwork, Integrity and Commitment.

Working in and around Chicago since 1924, Turner Construction Company brings unparalleled management expertise, building experience and knowledge of the respective markets, infrastructure and civic processes. Turner has been consistently ranked the No. 1 Construction Company in the Midwest by Midwest Real Estate News. With a strong skill and experience base, Turner prides itself on providing quality construction related services to a diversified client base. Turner employs a staff of 215 people in our Illinois business unit, and completes annually more than $750 million of construction volume. While we have deep national resources available to us, the real value Turner offers is our people. Our local staff build local projects. We pride ourselves on our active involvement in the communities that we call home.

Founded in 2002 by owner and Architect Jimmy Akintonde, Ujamaa Construction Inc. (UJAMAA) has consistently built its portfolio with successful projects and satisfied clients. Under his leadership, the UJAMAA team is equipped with decades of combined general construction experience from the most premier construction companies in the Midwest. In 2016, UJAMAA completed over $60 million in company revenue in more than 50 individual projects with more than 55 professional and field employees.

UJAMAA Construction Inc. is committed to equal and representative employment, as well as business and community opportunities for local residents, minority and woman-owned businesses. UJAMAA maintains the highest standards in all efforts related to equal employment opportunity including substantial participation by Minority Business Enterprises, Women Business Enterprises and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE/DBE, respectively).

Taking a proactive approach to providing opportunities for minorities and women is an essential element with any project and UJAMAA will establish and implement a results-oriented program to achieve our client’s specific goals.

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