Reed Construction was established by Thomas Reed in 1893, the year of the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Since our inception, we have provided owners, developers and facility managers with high-quality construction solutions delivered on-time and within budget.

Today our firm, led by fifth generation President and CEO William T. Birck, is a full-service construction firm with extensive expertise in general contracting and design-build. Reed Construction remains committed to our original core values, which are best exemplified by our steadfast dedication to quality workmanship, professional management and ethical conduct.

Our Clients

Throughout the years Reed Construction has served numerous clients across a vast number of commercial industries. Some of our more recent clients include:


At Reed Construction, safety is our #1 priority. We believe there is nothing more important than the personal safety of those present on our jobsites, which is why we are committed to providing all personnel with training on best safety practices.

To ensure that our job sites remain safe, we:

  • Exceed industry standards by maintaining a 0.72 EMR score, which is 28% higher than the national average.
  • Adhere to the rules and guidelines set forth by OSHA, ICRA, ILSM and IDPH.
  • Utilize the latest technology in occupied healthcare spaces to monitor and maintain cleanliness, such as digital manometers and HEPA machines.
  • Conduct regular project-specific safety hazard and site condition assessments.
  • Require all subcontractors we hire to adhere to these high standards of safety while visiting or performing any work on our job sites.
  • Your team’s attention to detail is unsurpassed. We faced many unique challenges throughout the project and Reed’s dexterity allowed us to execute flawlessly without interruption to normal business function.

    Karen Cesar AON Corporation
  • Our team is extremely satisfied with the quality of your craftsmanship and they especially appreciate Reed’s attention to detail while working on our phased construction project.

    Kevin G. McCarthy Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP
  • Reed’s project managers established a good working relationship with our medical staff, administration and in-house facility staff. They exercised leadership in solving problems, expediting schedules and bringing projects in on time and within budget.

    Bruce M. Elegant Rush Oak Park Hospital

Reed Charitable Foundation

Philanthropy and corporate social responsibility are cornerstones of Reed’s workplace philosophy. For this very reason, we created the Reed Charitable Foundation. We believe that giving back is an integral part of a well-rounded business approach and one that fosters a sense of community both internally and externally.

The Reed Construction team regularly sponsors and attends charitable events, providing support to a variety of local non-profit organizations and raising funds for those in need. Since inception, we have donated over $1 million to non-profit organizations near and dear to the hearts of our employees, clients and community. Here are a few of the wonderful organizations we have been proud to sponsor and support over the years: