New Project

Kankakee AASF Readiness Center

Ground Breaking….

Sollitt breaks ground to construct the new 185,000 sq. ft. two-story Illinois National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF); adjacent to the Greater Kankakee Airport, an existing greenfield site. The Readiness Center’s main floor classroom and conference spaces will offer flexibility for the National Guard battalions and will also house three units: the 935th, B106 and Medivac. The medical exam area is located on the second floor that will incorporate considerations for efficient flow and patient privacy.

The AASF’s tactical operations building will be utilized to plan missions and monitor air traffic and weather. Which will include large monitors strategically located to provide visual oversight of the apron. The AASF’s hangar will be equipped with aircraft maintenance features such as a 10-ton travelling bridge crane and 109 ft wide x 20 ft tall tilt-up canopy doors. The hangar space was specifically designed for UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, a weapons simulator training space and task-loaded combat simulated flight environments.

It has been stated that the new Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility will redevelop the area providing a major economic boost that will last for years to come. The Kankakee area and the state of Illinois will benefit from the project and by the people using and being served by the military both locally and nationally,”


CISCO 2014 Pride in Construction Award

George Sollitt Construction Company won the CISCO 2014 Pride in Construction Award for Back of the Yards High School/Library – New Construction Chicago (Above $20m).


Project Update



Sollitt are well on their way of completing the new 4.3 acre Chicago’s Vertiport project. The Vertiport will provide Chicago their first commercial helicopter service not seen since the closure of Meigs field. It is replacing the Stroger Hospital EMS helicopter landing area and providing service to the Illinois Medical District and surrounding area. The Vertiport will included a 30,000 sf Hangar for helicopter storage and maintenance as well as a 12,000 sf Fixed Base Operation (FBO) building along with a Landing Pad, Taxiways, Parking and refueling. The Vertiport will also provide a community based EMS operation that will also provide service for corporate executives and the tourism industry.

Check Out Vertiport USA-Chicago Website: http://www.vertiportchicago.com/


2014 Merit Awards

George Sollitt Construction Company was honored at the Chicago Building Congress 2014 Merit Awards Ceremony for Back of the Yards School – New Construction Chicago Over $55 Million.



Our Stars Are Shining

George Sollitt Construction Company is honored to receive the Outstanding General Contractor of the year award at the Association of Subcontractors Affiliates (ASA Chicago) 20th Annual Awards and GC Council Recognition Evening. We know that this could have not been accomplished without the help of our team and all of the wonderful people we have built a relationship with. Thank you for your dedication and trust in us.


New Project

Triton College

Sollitt has begun work a $14.8 million dollar renovation and addition at Triton College. The CDB project includes renovating the schools old technology building that once taught welding, car repair, electronics, carpentry and other industrial classroom functions. It will be a state of the art renovated technology building for the medical field.

New Project

Chicago Vocational Career Academy

The Sollitt/Oakley Joint Venture has begun the renovation of Chicago Vocational Career Academy (CVCA), which is creating new career-focused classrooms to prepare students for jobs in a variety of high growth industries, such as horticulture, carpentry, culinary services and healthcare. Sollitt/Oakley has just 6 months to complete $55 million in construction before the Fall 2014 semester begins.




Project Update

Stickney Water Reclamation District

Sollitt Construction along with its Joint Venture Partner Sachi and Alworth Construction completes major demolition and modification of 80 year old Stickney Water Reclamation District.  During the course of this project Sollitt had to shutdown the largest sewage plant in the world four times to complete a multitude of complicated activities in a 72 hour time restriction.  Over 90,000 cubic yards of concrete were demolished, crushed and re-used as backfill over 2 years of construction.  In addition, over 6,000 cubic yards of custom Concrete Structures equipped with Sludge Screens, Stop Logs & Slide Gates were installed to improve and alter the plant’s sewage operations.


Sollitt Achieves Significant Safety Goal

Sollitt achieves significant Safety goal by recording zero incidents for the last 3 years (2010 - 2013). Sollitt remains committed to jobsite safety, training and awareness and is assisted in this endeavor by Sheffield and Associates Safety Consultants. Currently our EMR is .78.

Project Update

Mile Square Health Center

Sollitt completed the Mile Square Health Center in December 2013. Sollitt consistently meets or exceeds the goals with regard to MBE/FBE and community participation in the communities we build in and MSHC was no exception. This facility will provide a variety of needed health care services to the community including an Urgent Care Center and areas for primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology.

Mile Square Health Center Video


Project Update

Back of the Yards High School

Sollitt and its Joint Venture Partner, Brown & Momen Construction complete the $63million Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School and CPL Back of the Yards Branch Library.  This new, 212,000 sq foot high school is complete with science labs, art studios, music rooms, state of the art computer labs, scene shop, stage, dressing rooms, Natatorium, gymnasium, weight room, two administrative suites, dance studio, football field, softball diamond, tennis courts and custom reading / reflective gardens. 

In addition, part of the school includes a new, 8,300 square-foot Chicago Public Library shared between the school and community.  This new Library provides the local community with its first full-service library since the original location closed in 2011. Separate/Independent entrances for both library and the athletic wing were constructed to permit Community Use on evenings and weekends, as well as dedicated storage and spaces for the Chicago Park District.  This co-located Library is the first joint use of a school and library facility in the City of Chicago and Sollitt successfully welcomed Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the School’s opening in August 2013 and Library’s Grand opening in September 2013.


Jackson Park Hospital

Sollitt is completing the second of our projects for Jackson Park Hospital.  The first was a new, 30,400 square foot, three story medical office building and the second is a gut and renovation of the North Building on campus.  This work involves a demolition of the entire third floor and completion of new patient rooms, support areas, and a nursery.  In addition, the project involves extensive mechanical work including four new air handlers and two new cooling towers.


Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Projects

Sollitt is proud to announce the latest of our projects for Gottlieb Memorial Hospital located in Melrose Park, IL.  We have been almost continually involved on the campus for over 20 years and are currently working on; 1) Cart Wash Replacement, 2) 3rd Floor Postpartum Renovation, 3) Elmwood Park Clinic (demolition and remodel of 2nd floor) and 4) various Life Safety projects.  Our projects over the years have ranged from small remodel projects to campus modernization programs and the new Weinberg Community Care Center.

New Project

Berwyn School District 98

Sollitt is continuing our long standing relationship with Berwyn SD 98 this summer with work at three schools; Havlicek, Lincoln and Jefferson Elementary schools.  Work involves additions to Havlicek and Jefferson with renovation/conversion of spaces at all three schools.  In response to recent tragedies, secure entrances at Havlicek and Lincoln are being improved by repositioning administrative spaces and improving security door/hardware.

Project Update

Illinois Valley Community College

The new 80,000 sf, $21 million Technology Center at Illinois Valley Community College was completed before the scheduled completion date. This facility will be used for the education of students in high demand specialties including; Drafting and Computer Aided Design, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Renewable Wind Energy. The facility features a 308 well geothermal field for heating and cooling.

Project Update

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital – Clarendon Pavilion

The Chicago Lakeshore Hospital/Clarendon Pavilion was completed in December, 2012.  This $7.8 million project involved finishing a previous constructed 41,000 sf building shell and complete interior construction of a children’s treatment facility for psychiatric and behavioral medicine.