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Founder / CEO

Name : James A. Sikich
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Chicago, IL
Job Title Founder / CEO
Relocation Preferences : Open-tbd
Objective : Seeking Opportunity where my Career experience, Construction Management expertise and Team Leadership & Organizational skills will provide substantial Benefit & Value.
Resume :  

JAMES A. SIKICH



 



Email: jasikich[AT]jasikichcgllc.com



Website: www.jasikichcgllc.com






* Well-respected Senior-level Executive in the Building Industry with over 3 decades of construction experience, knowledge and expertise. Demonstrated skills in Project & Business Process Innovations. Extensive network of key industry relationships which continue to be fostered and maintained in the position Director on several Building Industry Associations’, Organizations’ and/or Companies’ Governing Boards. Seeking opportunity where my Career experience, Industry knowledge and Leadership/Organizational expertise will provide Benefit & Value to the Organization.

 


 

Areas of Expertise Include:





















  • Leadership







  • Formulation of Vision, Strategic Planning & Successful Execution







  • Communication & Team Building







  • Pre-construction & Construction Management







  • Proficient Negotiation Skills




  • Led projects with over $1B in revenues 







  • Execution on multiple, large-scale initiatives simultaneously




  • Led up to 15 direct reports and direct trade labor forces plus Subcontracting forces






 



Profile, Highlights, Achievements & History



Leadership Profile



Extensive construction management experience and responsibility for numerous large, complex and high-profile commercial construction projects in a variety of market segments including, but not limited to:





  • Mixed-use Developments




  • Entertainment




  • Hospitality




  • Healthcare




  • Higher Education Universities & Student Housing




  • Institutional & Corporate Office




  • Industrial




  • Large-scale Retail




  • Residential – Mid & High-Rise Multi-Family




  • Public Venues





*Project highlights below & complete Project Listing available upon request

 

In addition to Construction Manager / General Contractor (“CM/GC”) project experience, have had significant experience leading and overseeing Self-performed Operations, corporate trade labor forces, and related equipment division. Oversaw and directed all Company related Labor matters for well over a decade.


 

Highlights



Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Wing





  • Designed by world-renowned Italian Architect Renzo Piano




  • Preconstruction services assignment with international team on $300M+ project

    Collaborative design and constructability workshops managed in Paris, France & London, England




  • Oversight & analysis of physical mock-up built in Turin, Italy




  • Led CM team providing constructability analysis, logistical planning, labor requirements and jurisdictional reviews, scheduling, value engineering and estimating services





Museum of Science & Industry, U505 Submarine Underground Pavilion





  • Facilitated the enclosure and preservation of the historic 700 ton WWII submarine




  • Built entirely below grade and directly across from Outer Drive of Lake Michigan including Architectural Cast-in-place concrete walls and buttresses, monolithically poured – 40’ high





Millennium Park, Crown Fountain





  • Unique fountain designed by contemporary Spanish Architect Jaume Plensa




  • Features 2 twin 50’ Waterfall towers with LED displays projecting images through glass brick surrounds





Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago





  • Highly detailed structure designed by noted German Architect Josef Kleihues







  • Built within exacting tolerances, with multiple clear-story galleries




  • 300-seat auditorium and a unique facade




  • Set on a 2-acre urban canyon site in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast




 

Key Achievements















  • Leader with vast network in the Building Industry




  • Key relationships built with all sectors of the industry, including, but not limited to: Ownership, Designers, Consultants, Contractors and Labor leaders




  • Developed and led collaborative and productive teams resulting in successful projects




  • Executed on 7M+ sf totaling over $1B+ in revenues




  • Proven record of over 500K cy quality Concrete work constructed and placed







  • Numerous successful, high-profile, well-received projects encompassing a large share of the Company Portfolio




  • Spearheaded strategic plan and subsequent initiatives for the Chicago Building Congress





 

Career History



Early experience working in the construction trades prior to and between school years as a mason-tender and journeyman Carpenter. Joined W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. (an ENR top 100 CM/GC firm) in March, 1980. 



J.A. SIKICH CONSTRUCTION GUIDANCE, LLC

      - C.E.O. / Member, 2014-Present

 

W.E. O'NEIL CONSTRUCTION CO.

Growth through hands-on construction knowledge as:





  • Vice President of Operations & Officer of the Company, 1999-2014




  • Project Executive, 1998-2014




  • Project Manager, 1985-1997




  • Superintendent, 1983-1985




  • Project Engineer, 1980-1983





 



Professional Experience & Business Affiliations



 



Chicago Building Congress   

                                                                                                              

President of the Board (2013-2015),

Board Director & Governing Committee (2012-Present)

 

W.E. O’Neil Construction Co.

                                                                                                                 

Aforementioned progressive Career experience (1980-2014)



 



Builders Association, Labor Committee



Former Chairman (2009-2010), Member (1999-2014)


 

Builders Association, Construction Careers Opportunity Program



Task Force Advisory Member (2005-2008)


 

Illinois Dept of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Grant Program & Joint Advisory Council



Council Member (2006-2007)



 



Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, Apprenticeship & Training Program



Board Trustee (2004-2014)


 

Construction Employers Association & Chicago – Cook County Building Trades Council



Joint Conference Board Member (1999-2014)



 



Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (“LEED”)



Accredited Professional (2008-Present)



 



Sikich Development Corporation



Principal (1992-1996)





Sikich Construction



Family Business, Journeyman Carpenter (1976-1980)


 

Carr Bros. Construction



General Laborer & Mason’s Tender (1972-1976)


 

 



Notable Publications, Awards & Achievements



 



Chicago Building Congress – 75Th Diamond Jubilee Yearbook

“Chicago and the Chicago Building Congress” – Article by James A. Sikich (May / 2013)



Chicago Building Congress – The Edifice

“A Word from our President” – Article(s) by James A. Sikich (Quarterly 2013-Present)

 

Outstanding Project - New Construction Chicago – Merit Award

U-505 Submarine at the Museum of Science & Industry

Award presented by the Chicago Building Congress (2006)

 

U-505 The Final Journey by James E. Wise Jr. (2005)

“The New U-505 Experience”

 

Outstanding Project of 2004-2005

U-505 Submarine at the Museum of Science & Industry

Award presented by ASA Chicago (2005)

 

Better than Perfect - The Making of Chicago’s Millennium Park - by Robert Sharoff (2004)

“Crown Fountain”  

 

Project of the Year – Site/Landscaping 

Crown Fountain

Award presented by Midwest Construction (2004)

 

Museum of Contemporary Art -

by Andrea Mesecke & Thorsten Scheer (1996) “Documentation MCA”



Dodge Construction News

“Chicago Architecture – Museum of Contemporary Art” – Article (September / 1995)



 Construction Digest

“Chicago’s New Work of Art” – Article (March / 1995)


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