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Middle Brow Bungalow

Client

Middle Brow Brew Co.

Date of Completion

2019

Helios assisted Middle Brow Beer Co. with their first brick and mortar brewpub, located in the Logan Square neighborhood. Middle Brow formerly contract brewed in the Chicago area while building their brand. With this new space, self-sufficient production has allowed for an increase in their local presence. Helios worked with the client to bring a design aesthetic and functionality to this vacant retail space throughout the preconstruction and construction process while working within a manageable budget. Work included large openings in newly-reinforced load-bearing walls, multiple skylights allowing the concept of visual continuance at a fraction of the cost, industrial infrastructure, and a finishes process, which developed throughout construction, into what has become a warm and inviting space for all to gather.

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Project Team:

Jennifer Kotz

Aash Desai

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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Aash Desai

Principal, Founder

Aash founded Helios Construction Services in 2008 with the vision to transform the inefficient construction process. Aash has over 15 years of experience in the Real Estate and Construction industry, having worked as a Project Manager and Preconstruction Manager for a Large Global Construction Management Firm, as well as the Vice President of Development for a National Real Estate Development firm.

Aash actively manages the overall business strategy and project direction for Helios. His experience with a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, private developers, start-up businesses and institutions allows him to serve as both a construction manager, as well as adviser for our Clients.  

Aash earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction at Bradley University as well as an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

In addition, Aash has served as a Mentor and on the Associate Board of Directors for the ACE Mentoring Program of Illinois, which promotes careers in architecture, construction and engineering to inner-city high school students, where he was honored with its inaugural Educational Leader award. Aash’s involvement in the local community coupled with his professional achievements has been recognized by Engineering News Record’s Top 20 Professionals Under 40.

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