March 6, 2014

James A. Brucato and Mark E. Augustyn, owners of Principle Construction Corp., are pleased to announce that the firm has completed an 8,346 square foot buildout for H&H Electric at 2830 Commerce Street in Franklin Park, IL.  The property is owned by Veneziano Enterprises, LLC.

The build-out included office, warehouse and vehicle maintenance space for H&H Electric, a specialty electric contractor that focuses on providing green and high-efficiency electrical components.  Principle focused on reusing parts of the old building in the new 24’ clear height building to reduce cost and waste. The team was able to salvage portions of the existing foundation system and warehouse floor slab to use in the new building.  Principle also built out a 1,704 square foot office area with precast walls and floor planking, providing a 1,704 square foot mezzanine with two access stairways, a perimeter railing, an access loading gate, roof access ladder and hatch on top of the office. The building’s exterior incorporates 10″ thick structural precast wall panels and structural steel roof framing with a 45 mil EPDM ballasted roof. Features of the facility include clear story warehouse windows; office punched windows and a glass entrance system as well as three oversized, motor-operated overhead doors.

Principle’s Mike Long was the Director of Project Management on the project and Tom Sterbenz was the superintendent. Principle worked with the Village of Franklin Park to pursue 6b tax status and to ensure the building met planning and zoning codes.

“The unique warehouse is a high-quality building that will bring new jobs focused on green energy to the village,” stated James Brucato of Principle Construction Corp. “Principle was thrilled to be able to contribute to this project, which shows that family-owned businesses can make a positive impact in the Chicago suburban industrial landscape.”

H&H Electric Company was started in 1944 by Harold P. Horkan. The first generation of Veneziano’s to work at the company began in the mid 1950′s and today, H&H Electric Company is headed by third generation brothers. The company stays at the forefront of industry changes and was one of the first Illinois electrical contractors to learn how to get funding for and install Wind Turbines. Their concern for the environment continues in how they run their 90% paperless business.

Principle Construction Corp. is a leading design/build general contracting firm that has been serving the Chicago Metro, Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana industrial markets since 1999.  Specializing in the design and construction of manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, medical, office, laboratory and food processing facilities, Principle has built a solid reputation for providing unsurpassed service to its clients and the ability to successfully complete even the most complex projects. Additionally, Principle has extensive expertise in expansions and additions, tenant improvements, site evaluation, due diligence and value engineering.  Leading industry publications and professionals continually recognize Principle Construction as one of the field’s best and most prestigious design/build firms.