The Walsh Group has been a part of the West Loop community for quite some time, and a part of the Chicago contracting scene since 1898. Read below to learn more about one of the city’s largest and most respected general contracting, construction management and design-build firms that is recognized as a top-15 contractor nationally.
Who are you?
The Walsh Group
How long have you been in the neighborhood?
We broke ground on our corporate headquarters at the intersection of Adams/Morgan in May 1991, and we officially moved in a few years later.
Why the West Loop?
The Walsh family wanted to maintain their Chicago roots, and they saw beyond the boarded-up businesses and stagnant warehouses of the neighborhood in the late 80s/early 90s. The Walsh family had a long-term vision for the neighborhood and the company.
What are your top challenges in growing your business?
Always being proactive and staying ahead of the trends, not reacting to them.
Why did you join the West Central?
As a long-time West Loop resident, it’s important to be connected to our neighbors, and we have great respect for the WCA mission.
What makes The Walsh Group unique?
We deliver solutions for the buildings and infrastructure that citizens use on a daily basis. Our portfolio of experience is expansive across Chicago and the U.S., and includes airports, bridges, hospitals, offices, laboratories, highways, hotels and treatment plants.
What’s your favorite part of the West Loop?
Every part of the West Loop offers something great from the parks to restaurants to hotels and mixed-use, every block caters to visitors and residents in a unique way.
What does the future of The Walsh Group look like?
We expect continued growth, all while employing the brightest minds, building quality environments safely, and giving back to the communities where we work and live.
Describe The Walsh Group in 140 characters or less
We are The Walsh Group, a Chicago-based, family-owned company providing construction services across the building, transportation and water markets.
Bonus Question: If you were the mayor of Chicago for a day, what would you do?
Slightly tweak the color of the St. Patrick’s Day Chicago River dyeing to exactly match the Walsh green color.