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Commercial, Industrial, Institutional Construction

Scown Building Company continues its 100-year history of building quality commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. As a general contracting and construction management firm, Scown Building Company specializes in new construction, renovation and tenant build-outs, service and manufacturing projects, petroleum C-Stores, office buildings, warehousing, and distribution centers.

Whether you are an Architect, Engineer, Building Owner, Property Manager, Plant Manager, or Business Owner, our skilled personnel will assist you with construction management services such as pre-project planning, including review of site lay-out, surveying, soil testing, site feasibility studies, A&E Services, plan and spec review and value engineering. Scown can help you work through the "red tape" by applying our expertise in local zoning and permitting regulations.

Scown Building Company maintains accountability and control over the construction project through secure, on-line project status reporting tools.

To optimize construction schedules, we inventory your products in our company-owned warehouse.



Rich with history, Scown Building Company built one of the first Standard Oil gasoline stations in the Chicago area. Today, Scown Building Company is a recognized leader in C-Store and Car Wash construction for the petroleum industry, serving BP/Amoco, Shell Oil, Thornton Oil, Bell Fuels, Speedway/Marathon Oil, Jewel/Osco, and others.

Scown Building Company recently completed new construction of 30,000 s.f. of office condominiums in Glenview, IL, demolition and renovation for a new Tech Center in Bedford Park, tenant build-outs at 2 N. LaSalle, 150 S. Wacker, and numerous projects for Glenborough Realty and other prominent REITS.


Our work experience in industrial construction includes press foundations, receiving and loading dock expansions and repairs, in-plant offices, overhead and dock door repairs and replacement, plant and warehouse cafeterias and restrooms, install and repair water mains, road and yard maintenance and repairs.


Scown Building Company has worked for the State of Illinois and the Capital Development Board to build new classrooms and medical facilities at the University of Illinois Medical Center and U of I at Chicago. We have completed classroom renovation work at Loyola University (Lake Shore Campus) and recently remodeled the Village of Kenilworth's Park District Building.


Scown’s design-build experience maximizes value by reducing the potential for cost overruns and delays. Our creative team gives special attention to your plan by focusing on your needs, requirements, and budget. We keep you continuously updated and informed during the entire design and building construction process.

Service Work:

In 2002, our service department handled more than 2,000 maintenance calls with our company-owned fleet of fully-equipped service vans. We are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Because of our unblemished track record in safety and OSHA compliance, our customers benefit from Scown’s skilled workforce, working on-time and providing professional attention to your construction needs.