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Project

Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago

Client

Swiss Federal Office for Building and Logistics

Architect

Kwong Von Glinow

Date of Completion

2020

Helios was contracted to complete the fit-out and interior office renovation of the newly re-opened Swiss consulate in Chicago. While this endeavor took place during a worldwide health pandemic, we succeeded in delivering a stunning product despite extended lead times and working with international material suppliers. Our 3D laser scanning technology allowed us to efficiently coordinate and communicate the project progress to a project team spread across two continents. The elegant office suite features custom millwork, access controls/security infrastructure, a Maars living wall system, custom Italian terrazzo tile, a precision controlled HVAC system, leather upholstery, and marble countertops.

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Project Team:

Jennifer Kotz

Zach Bencur

Caitie Galley

Joe Koleczek

Jennifer Kotz

Project Executive

Jenny, a Project Executive, is responsible for the successful delivery of some of Helios’ most challenging projects. She specializes in high-level conceptual budgeting, design build, and project development and leads team members to facilitate concepts. One of Jenny’s greatest strengths is recognizing and cultivating the potential in others. At Helios, she mentors team members to create the next generation of leaders by providing direction and guidance on current projects.

With over fifteen years of experience in all facets of the construction industry, Jenny brings a variety of project experience to her clients. As a result, she has a strong history of repeat client relationships.

Jenny has a Bachelors of Science in Construction from Texas A&M University.  Prior to joining Helios, Jenny has held Project Manager and Office Engineer positions at construction firms in Texas and the Chicagoland area.

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Zach Bencur

Construction Manager

Zach Bencur graduated from Purdue University Northwest with a degree in Construction Management & Engineering Technologies. Prior to Helios, Zach worked as a carpenter for a custom home builder and as a Project Engineer for a general contractor.

At Helios, Zach works with project managers, clients, and subcontractors onsite and in the office to ensure seamless delivery of high quality work.

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Caitie Galley

Senior Project Manager

As a LEED® Green Associate accredited professional, Caitie is involved in all aspects of project management including submittals, scheduling, cost control and closeout processes.

Prior to joining Helios, Caitie earned her Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She began her career in construction as a Project Engineer for infrastructure and environmentally focused construction projects. She also held a position as a construction consultant and advised on hospitality, manufacturing, retail and commercial projects.

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Joe Koleczek

Senior Superintendent

Joe joins Helios with 18 years of construction experience. Prior to joining us, he worked in a variety of positions, including carpenter, foreman, and superintendent, giving Joe a well-rounded view of the construction field. Joe is OSHA-30 certified and holds a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers construction quality management certificate.

Joe's day-to-day responsibilities include supervision on job sites to ensure safe and efficient work is completed. His experience in the field allows him to create accurate schedules for subcontractor work to guarantee timely completion of a job.

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