Madison Construction has an outstanding record of working with local community organizations and contractors to effectively execute projects. As a matter of company policy subcontracting to M/WBE organizations is highly encouraged on all projects regardless of project requirements.
We work closely with the local community to find local firms that can participate in the construction process as well as finding local labor to work on the project. We believe in the intent of these requirements and provide these firms meaningful roles within the project versus simply filling percentages. We involve the community extensively during construction which, in turn, gives the community ownership and pride in the completed project.
Madison Construction and Amberleaf Cabinetry Volunteers for Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago
Madison Construction and Amberleaf Cabinetry recently volunteered together to make household repairs for a homeowner in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhoods. In celebration of National Rebuilding Day, April 26, 2014, Madison Construction participated in a days-worth of work such as painting, electricity, remodeling, etc. for one day. Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is the nation's leading nonprofit organization to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. They had worked in over 1,200 homes in the Chicagoland area.
Madison Sponsors Holiday Lunch for CHA Residents
Madison Construction recently sponosred a holiday lunch celebration for the residents of the Chicaog Housing Authority's Lidia Pucinska Apartments. Over 60 residents were treated to ham and turkey, with all the trimmings, to celebrate the holiday season and to thank the residents for their patience during the construction of the apartments. Madison Construction is currently performing renovation work to the apartments including: installation of new kitchen tier risers, new bathroom tier risers and new interior finishes and plumbing fixtures.
Lawndale Christian Project Receives Award
The Lawndale Christian Health and Fitness Center received The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Outstanding Non-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project at this year's The Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards.
Please see the video below which highlights all that Lawndale Christian Health and Fitness Center has to offer.
Moving Forward Together
Madison Construction was a proud sponsor of Mercy Housing’s Moving Forward Together Event that took place in October. In the first two years of the Moving Forward Together campaign, they have created or preserved 1,152 affordable homes, sustained 2,922 jobs, and helped 3,490 people to live in hope.
Please see the video below which highlights Mercy Housing and Madison Construction's Pullman Wheelworks project.
Success story from one Pullman resident who has turned her life around.
Prior to Madison Construction beginning the rehab of Pullman Wheelworks, we held a series of resident meetings to explain the renovation plans and details of the project. During one of the meetings Tomeka Spring, who has a background in property management and knowledge of renovation projects, addressed the group to help settle resident concerns. We were immediately impressed by her initiative. Tomeka, a single mom, had been out of work for some time. She was at risk of homelessness when she obtained an affordable home at Mercy Housing Lakefront and used it to turn her life around. Rob Ferrino was so impressed by Tomeka’s leadership that when Madison began taking applications for a full time position as part of the rehab process, Tomeka was at the top of the list.
She is now working as Project Coordinator for the Pullman Wheelworks Renovation and is primarily responsible for coordinating the relocation process and construction crews. She has now moved out of the Pullman Wheelworks apartments and was be able to purchase a new home. Tomeka has two children, a daughter who is in college, currently living in Mercy Housing and a son who is currently attending Florida A & M on a baseball scholarship.