Speaking up on Racism

Illumination 2021: A Return to the Light

There’s no denying that 2020 was a dark year for all of us, but we still have a whole lot to look forward to. After a year of postponement, Illumination is coming back this fall on October 23rd, 2021. Held at the Vertiport Chicago Heliport, it’s going to be our largest and most experiential event to date, and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been planning. Illumination 2021: A Return to the Light will be the 5th event we’ve hosted to help raise funds to find a cure for RVCL, a rare genetic...

Clayco Named ENR 2021 Midwest Contractor of the Year

Clayco Named ENR 2021 Midwest Contractor of the Year

It is a real honor to be recognized by ENR’s editors as Midwest Contractor of the Year, and it’s something that speaks to the hard work and commitment of our team members across the country who helped make this happen. Last year was a challenge for everyone and being...

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

As Founder and Chair of Clayco, I stand by our company’s commitment to advancing inclusion and opportunity for the Black-owned businesses and organizations in the communities in which we build. Juneteenth is an important time to reflect on what this means in the...

The Importance of Finding Your Core Values

The Importance of Finding Your Core Values

When I was in junior high school, my principal, Mr. Graham, made a big push for all of us students to identify and develop our own set of values. Of course he gave some great examples to follow. The assignment stuck with me, and years later after getting married and...

LGC’s Building an Inclusive Chicago Event

LGC’s Building an Inclusive Chicago Event

On Friday, I had the opportunity to join with Chicago’s Deputy Mayor for Economic and Neighborhood Development Samir Mayekar in an important conversation organized by Leadership Greater Chicago for its 2021 Daniel Burnham Fellows cohort. “Building an Inclusive Chicago...

Come Back to the Office Now!

Come Back to the Office Now!

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about how to best bring employees back to the office after over a year of working remotely. It’s a conversation that has changed a lot in recent months, with the vaccine becoming more widely available, proven methods of a...

ENR Midwest’s 2021 Contractor of the Year

ENR Midwest’s 2021 Contractor of the Year

Clayco has just been recognized by Engineering News-Record Midwest as the 2021 Contractor of the Year, and it means a lot to me that we’re being honored after a year that was full of countless challenges and setbacks. One of the things we always stay true to at Clayco...

Supporting Alderman Burnett at Fulton East

Supporting Alderman Burnett at Fulton East

As the first next-generation office building in the nation, Fulton East is built for the future. In addition to 85,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling glass skyspace, this groundbreaking project includes health protection measures, like a hands-free elevator system,...

Recent Feature: ENR’s Critical Path Podcast

Recent Feature: ENR’s Critical Path Podcast

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with Jeff Yoders and Aileen Cho for ENR’s Critical Path Podcast. It has always been one of my favorites to listen to, and it’s a great platform for industry experts to share their knowledge and views...

In Memory of Art Gensler

In Memory of Art Gensler

  Art Gensler was a true leader and a constant changemaker in the field of architecture, and his impact will never be forgotten. Over the years, our firms worked together on over 30 projects, and each one of them is a testament to Art’s unyielding commitment to...

THOUGHTS

U.S. Logistics Fund II

U.S. Logistics Fund II

  CRG, Clayco’s development arm, recently launched its second U.S. Logistics Fund to help build even more projects within the...

Clayco’s Interns

Clayco’s Interns

One of the most important things we try to do at Clayco is to build for the future. This means so much more than just construction projects, and we’re always looking to invest in the next generation of builders, planners, and thinkers.
Interns form an integral part of the Clayco family,

Blue Origin’s Historic Launch

Blue Origin’s Historic Launch

Today’s launch of Blue Origin’s first crewed mission is a first on so many fronts, and it was really exciting to watch. It also signals...

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

I just wrote an op-ed article that’s featured in Crain’s Chicago Business on the topic of diversity in our boardrooms. It’s something that...

4th of July

4th of July

Celebrating Independence Day is one of our country’s most cherished traditions. It’s a time to spend with friends and family, and also...

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

I just wrote an op-ed article that’s featured in Crain’s Chicago Business on the topic of diversity in our boardrooms. It’s something that...

4th of July

4th of July

Celebrating Independence Day is one of our country’s most cherished traditions. It’s a time to spend with friends and family, and also...

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

As Founder and Chair of Clayco, I stand by our company’s commitment to advancing inclusion and opportunity for the Black-owned businesses...

Come Back to the Office Now!

Come Back to the Office Now!

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about how to best bring employees back to the office after over a year of working remotely....