From its inception in 1980, Chicago-based Novak Construction Company, founded by John G. Novak, has focused on its Diamond Principle: clients, colleagues, commitment and community.
Novak Construction, a licensed general contractor with experience in more than 30 states, has built its business on a solid commercial and mixed-use residential foundation. Hallmark clients include Costco Wholesale, Whole Foods Market, Target, Walmart and CVS Health, in addition to many private developers who engage Novak for their industrial and institutional work. Our knowledge of municipal requirements runs deep — not just in the greater Chicago area, but in every community we perform our services.
The cornerstone to its ongoing relationships — 85 percent repeat business — hinges on a formula of first-class clients, dedicated and long-tenured colleagues, a commitment to excellence and accountability, and community involvement to advance important causes.
Headquartered in Chicago
Annual revenue: $250M+
100+ employees strong
Privately held, family-oriented
The Novak Advantage
At Novak, we take the time to understand our clients, enabling us to begin each project with a clear picture of their expectations and vision. Regardless of project type, we ensure our client’s satisfaction with the process, outcome and value for their construction investment.
Integrated team approach
Our expert staff begins with the estimating team and continues with the project director, project manager, and full-time field superintendent on every project.
Collaboration with all stakeholders
Acting on the owner’s behalf, we work closely with the development team to offer solutions for all parties. The motivating forces behind our performance are the client’s goals and budget.
Subcontractor prequalification & procurement
Using our extensive industry knowledge and subcontractor database, we provide detailed, accurate budgets for all phases of design, from original concept to project closeout.
Infill site specialization
We are experienced working in tight urban settings with minimal building setbacks and challenging environmental conditions.
Superior Safety rating (EMR 0.73)
For every project, accident prevention and maintaining safe working practices are imperative. We are focused on preventing accidents through our comprehensive Safety Program.
No Missed deadlines
We provide comprehensive schedule management beginning with the original concept through pre-planning, design, engineering, procurement, construction and closeout.
Sustainable Building Practices
Novak is a recognized leader in sustainable building practices with experience that spans throughout all levels of LEED construction. With numerous LEED Accredited Professionals on staff, we are extremely knowledgeable of all green building and development practices. Benefits include reducing your impact on the environment, improving your bottom line and enhancing your occupants’ comfort.