The Board of Directors at the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) announced that as part of their 2019 Pride in Construction Awards Program, “The Old Chicago Post Office” was the award recipient of the Rehabilitation Project- Chicago/Suburbs category. The OCPO top vote getter for all categories.
BEAR Construction Company restored The OCPO between 2016 and 2019. This hulking 2.8 million SF was one of the most remarkable stories in construction, not just in Chicago, but the entire USA! It’s redevelopment is a catalyst to a forgotten corner of Chicago’s otherwise vibrant downtown and will be home to approximately 15,000 corporate employees.
Over 200 people attended the award ceremony. The Keynote speaker was the senior Senator of Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin. BEAR was represented by several members of the OCPO project management team including Senior VP Dennis Hill and CEO George Wienold, standing center and right of center, respectively.
CISCO Press Release PDF
CISCO BEAR Notification Letter PDF
CISCO JLL Notification Letter PDF