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Guidepost Montessori - Wicker Park

Client

Higher Ground Education

Architect

Studio GC

Date of Completion

2017

Helios Construction assisted Higher Ground Education with the design, permitting, and construction of their new Guidepost Montessori School in the lively Wicker Park neighborhood. The project scope included updating the 112-year old building with modern finishes and improving the exterior of the building to maintain the character of the local area.  Work included conceptual budgeting, code design, permit processing, construction management, and assistance with local and state childcare licensing requirements, which allowed for a fall opening of Guidepost Montessori’s first Chicago location.

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Project Team:

Natnaree Stanisavljevic

Jennifer Kotz

Scott Heguy

Natnaree Stanisavljevic

Project Assistant

Nat assists Project Managers and Project Engineers with various construction assignments. Nat’s strong attention to detail and high energy enables her to effectively communicate between subcontractors and the project team.

Nat earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in History from University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to Helios, she worked as an Office Manager for a large general contractor.

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Jennifer Kotz

Senior Project Manager

Jenny, a Senior Project Manager, 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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Scott Heguy

Project Manager

Scott, a LEED® Accredited Professional, assists in project management and construction supervision efforts, manages and coordinates submittal, cost control, scheduling, reporting and document control activities. His thoroughness and attention to detail ensures that all aspects of a job are completed with the highest quality.

Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Purdue University and began his career as a quality control manager for a general contractor working on military bases around the country. Prior to Helios, Scott was an assistant project manager at a construction firm that operated on both a national and local scale.

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