Mortenson Construction Stays In Suburbs, Moving Illinois Headquarters to Itasca from Elk Grove Village
CHICAGO, IL Mortenson Construction is relocating its Illinois headquarters into larger office space at 300 Park Boulevard in Itasca, Illinois. Having outgrown its current Elk Grove Village, Illinois, location, where its employees are scattered among three different suites in one building, Mortenson's move consolidates its operations into a single space designed for continued growth and new ways of working.
Of Mortenson's 200 Chicago, Illinois, professional and craft employees, about 50 executives and project support team members, including those in accounting, marketing, human resources and benefits, will occupy the new office full-time. Unlike some other construction firms, Mortenson's project teams locate full-time at their job sites. However, Mortenson has built out the space with hoteling workstations that can be used by project engineers, superintendents and other field employees who come into the office for training, meetings and other work.
The suite is largely open, with no walls above 50 inches. Offices are placed on the interior, with individual workstations along the perimeter, allowing maximum natural light and views for the entire space. Individual workstations are smaller because employees no longer need large tables to unroll paper drawings; instead they build and access electronic 3D models, renderings, integrated work plans and other project information on laptops, tablets and smartphones. The office also has more collaboration space, including breakout rooms, training rooms and conference rooms.
"Our new office is designed for how we work today, with room for more employees as we continue to grow. The business park also offers amenities that are important to our employees, including onsite child care, a gym and running paths," said Sheryl Van Anne, the Mortenson construction executive in charge of the office build-out and relocation.
"Because our employees live and work all over the metropolitan area, from Chicago to Rockford and Joliet to Grayslake, we chose to keep our office in the suburbs at a central location for all," said Greg Werner, Senior Vice President and head of the Chicago office for Mortenson.