June 2, 2016

What Lessons Did These Military Veterans Take With Them To Their Real Estate Careers?

Bisnow.com recently asked what lessons did military veterans take with them to their real estate careers.  Mark Frane, who has been employed here at Principle Construction Corp. answered: Title: General superintendent Branch of Service: United States Marine Corps Final rank: Sergeant Length of Service: March 1981-March 1988 Year you entered real estate: 1988 as a […]

May 17, 2016

Principle Construction employees recently certified in First Aid & CPR/AED

First aid is an important life skill for everyone as no one can predict when they will face a life threatening situation. On May 12th 2016, Principle Construction employees were recently trained or given a refresher course and certified in First Aid & CPR/AED using the materials and curriculum of the National Safety Council. The […]

May 9, 2016

Rick Grabowski has been hired as Senior Project Manager

Michael Long, Vice President of Principle Construction Corp., is pleased to announce that Principle has hired Richard “Rick” E. Grabowski as a Senior Project Manager with the firm. Grabowski has 36 years of experience in the construction industry. In his new role, he provides oversight for all phases of construction projects, including coordinating subcontractors, job […]

May 2, 2016

Alex Olen has been hired as Senior Estimator

Alexander Olen – Senior Estimator/Principle Construction Corp. Alex will provide Pre-Construction services that consist of conceptual budgeting, estimating, competitive subcontractor bidding, value engineering, assisting project managers in purchasing and awarding of subcontracts and complete client management on the pre-construction phase.  Alex’s responsibilities also include preparing the CPM schedule, as well as initial effort related to […]

April 29, 2016


(Sauk Village, Illinois –)  James A. Brucato and Mark E. Augustyn, owners of Principle Construction Corp., announced that a groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday, April 28, 2016 for a 348,000 square foot expansion to the existing 267,000 square foot facility occupied by Winpak Portion Packaging, Inc. at 1111 Winpak Way in Sauk Village, Illinois. Winpak […]

April 22, 2016

NAIOP – Chicago

Mark E. Augustyn and James A. Brucato, owner’s of Principle Construction Corp. are proud to announce that they have recently joined as members of NAIOP Chicago. NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has over 18,000+ members across the country with a network of chapters spanning coast to coast. Mark and Jim look forward to the many benefits […]

April 22, 2016

North American Builders March 2016 – The Principle that Counts

The Principle that Counts Click to read the entire article Principle Construction cofounders Mark Augustyn and Jim Brucato launched their company to cater to the construction needs of the underserved industrial sector in Chicago.

April 22, 2016

Construction: A Chicago Market Overview

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March 31, 2016

Technology helps construction companies build better business

By Mark E. Augustyn, Chief Operating Officer Once upon a time, the idea of design-build construction conjured up images of people in hardhats crowded around a hand-drawn blueprint with one clutching a measuring tape and another yielding a compass. Today, that blueprint would be replaced by an iPad, and each of the people in the […]

March 17, 2016


(ROSEMONT, Illinois)- James A. Brucato and Mark E. Augustyn, owners of Principle Construction Corp., are pleased to announce that their firm has completed construction on a new 46,500 square foot freezer/cooler building for Budreck Truck Lines at 2642 Joseph Court in University Park, Illinois. Principle constructed the building which includes 8,000 square feet of corporate […]