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FCL Builders Core Values

FCL Builders pledges to provide on every project the following:

  •  Owner Involvement on Every Project

  •  Upfront, In-depth Project Planning

  •  Teaming with the Right Partners

  •  Honest, Constructive Communication 

  •  Exceeding Performance Expectations



Five Criteria for Selecting a Design Build Firm


In a team environment, communication is critical. It takes an entire team to build a building. First and foremost - FCL Builders knows how to listen to the Client. We know that the dissemintation of goals and tasks must be precise, so that everyone is on the same page. We encourage the flow of information to go in both directions, by also listening to our subcontractors and staff.



The right strategy for providing speed to market is to take the time upfront to make the right plan.  The old adage, "haste makes waste" is applicable to construction and FCL Builders knows better than to waste resources by getting ahead of oneself. Looking at the big picture and sizing up all the variables is often key to making the right design and construction decisions that will enable the team to achieve the desired end result.



We believe that the goal of thorough organization is to empower team members to implement strategies in a timely and effective way. Driving the construction to completion is a shared responsibility and mandatory ethic on every FCL Builders' project. Our specialty subcontractors are selected for their ability to make it happen.


The Right Designers and Subcontractors

Knowing the strengths and capabilities of your designers and subcontractors is essential to picking the right combination for each and every unique building project. Every building is different and by the same token, not all subcontractors are created equal. FCL Builders believes that fitting the right team members together is an art; and one that often determines the success or failure of a project.



There is no substitute for an engaged construction management team. An experienced professional knows that issues can develop and that if they are not dealt with quickly, they can soon turn into big problems. FCL Builders monitors, coaches and provides critical supervision of the daily process so that inevitable challenges are met and project success is assured.

  • 2013-12-06

    Design-Builder, FCL Builders and DHL Global Forwarding celebrate the groundbreaking of a new $35 million dollar facility in Chicago, Illinois.The facility located at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Once completed the facility will include 53,000 square feet of office space and 423,030 square feet of warehousing to accommodate working space for Global Forwarding's more than 500 employees. It will be the largest DHL Global Forwarding building in the U.S. Watch the video of the ceremony here: http://youtu.be/SVQQK7MhUkc

    Watch the video of the ceremony here.


  • 2013-10-30

    FCL Builders breaks ground for the new O'Hare International Cargo Center. The construction of this 850,000 sq. ft.  new cargo center at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is officially underway. Mayor Rahm Emanuel office  attended a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the $200 million project designed to solidify O'Hare's place as a major cargo hub. Watch the video of the ceremony at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXQy4LVVMcA

    Watch the video of the ceremony here.

  • 2013-08-02

    FCL Builders is pleased to announce they have once again ranked in the ENR Midwest list of Top Contractors. ENR Midwest features news from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. FCL is honored to be represented by such a prestigious publication.

    Published in ENR Midwest July 29/August 5, 2013 Issue.