Company Profile

Webster_Res_Dusk_CoGoldberg General Contracting, Inc., (GGC), specializes in renovation, restoration and new construction of custom residential and light commercial projects. With an expertise in modern design, GGC is at the forefront of building some of the most intriguing construction projects in Chicago. Additionally, the firm has established a reputation for excellence in historic restoration.

For more than 30 years, GGC has been recognized for its attention to detail, skilled craftsmanship and great customer service. The firm is particularly acclaimed for its high levels of quality control, timeliness and project management. Staffed with more than twenty-five carpenters, tile setters and site managers; GGC’s strength lies in its team of highly-skilled craftsman. With full-time site management, and only licensed sub-contractors the firm delivers exceptional levels of quality. Committed to clients, the firm routinely maintains projects for many years beyond completion.

Katz_Exterior_StoryThe company has developed long-standing relationships with many of Chicago’s leading architects and interior designers. Possessing an inherent understanding of the fundamentals of architecture, GGC furthers the collaborative process and helps foster a close team relationship between the architect, client and contractor. The firm strives to provide a smooth outcome between the aesthetic intent of the design and the budgetary constraints of the client.

Numerous GGC projects are located in the mid and high-rise condominium/co-op buildings along Chicago’s Gold Coast. Renovations in these buildings require thorough understanding of the logistics involved in producing seamless execution without impacting other owners. Mobilizing materials, coordinating mechanical alterations, and working with specific guidelines of each building’s management require skillful handling. Through decades of renovation experience and direction, GGC has sharply honed its systems to deliver exceptional levels of service to Chicago’s exclusive luxury.

JWR.Astor_CoRecognized by its peers for excellence, GGC was selected as the “National Custom Builder of the Year” in 2010 by the respected Custom Home magazine. In addition, the firm has been honored by the American Institute of Architects, (AIA), with more than twelve (12) awards in the last decade. Additionally, the firm’s restoration work was honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Notably, GGC has restored projects by Louis Sullivan, John Wellborn Root, Howard Van Doren Shaw, and Mies van der Rohe.

The firm’s work has been featured in a number of media outlets, including national publications Wired, Inc, Fast Company, USA Today, Elle Décor, Interior Design, Custom Home, Builder, and Architectural Record. In addition, local coverage has included WBEZ-NPR, WTTW-PBS, Chicago Tribune, LUXE Chicago, Chicago, Chicago Home, Chicago Social and North Shore magazines. Lastly, projects have also been featured on Home and Garden Television (HGTV), including “Before and After,” “New Spaces,” and “Building Character.”

Manifesto_Ext_Night_CoThe City of Chicago is unique in the world – it is the birthplace of modern architecture. At the beginning of the last century, Chicago was at the forefront of the creation of the skyscraper. Today, the city is a vibrant showcase of architecture’s evolution during the last 100 years. The vision of such profound designers as Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, are vividly displayed throughout the city. It is that legacy of commitment to design and architectural integrity that Goldberg General Contracting, Inc., strives to further in every project it builds today, as it works with some of the world’s leading architects of tomorrow.