Project Update

LUMC Gottlieb Hospital Gift Shop - Subway Sandwich Shop

The George Sollitt construction Co. has completed the new Gift Shop - Subway Sandwich Shop. The project consisted of removing an existing Coffee Shop and part of the Gift Shop in order to create the space for a new Subway Sandwich Shop. The common wall between the two spaces at one time was the exterior wall of the hospital. This structural wall had to be re-engineered in order to be removed and as one of the first steps in renovating the area.

Project Update

LUMC Gottlieb Hospital Servery Alterations and Finishes

Sollitt has completed the new Servery at the LUMC Gottlieb Hospital.

During construction the existing servery was completely shut down. Retail food service was temporarily provided within the cafeteria and via the recently completed subway shop on the 1st floor. The hospitals patient food service was maintained in operation throughout the entire project.  The project itself consisted of a complete demolition of all of the kitchen equipment within the servery. The underground plumbing was modified to accommodate for the new layout. All new kitchen equipment was furnished and installed under the owners contract. Sollitt furnished all new electrical, plumbing, and upgraded the finishes.   

New Project

Rosenwald Courts

The George Sollitt Construction Company and partners begin a $109M revival of the historic Rosenwald Courts. The long awaited February 18th groundbreaking is expected to be a major catalyst for continued development in Bronzeville by bringing new and affordable housing to the neighborhood. The long vacant 454 unit complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and once was called home by some of the most famous African Americans in the nation, including Nat “King” Cole, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Jesse Owens, Joe Louis and Gwendolyn Brooks.

The building was originally built in 1927 by Julius Rosenwald, past president and part owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company. The 5 story building takes up an entire city block along 47th street and the redesigned complex will be condensed to 239 senior and family apartments, with new elevators, large lobby entrances, a fully furnished community room, a fitness center as well as 40,000 square feet of retail and office space while retaining nearly all of the existing structures.

Recognizing Rosenwald Courts’ cultural significance, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell has demanded the principle developer, Indiana based Landwhite Developers include significant minority community participation. The George Sollitt Construction company along with their joint venture partners, Brown and Momen and Powers and Sons, are providing significant African American participation as construction begins. Rosenwald Courts will be opening in the summer of 2016.

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


The City's Only Downtown Heliport

Sollitt has completed 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 includes 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 also provides a Illinois Medical District 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/

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.

Project Update

Chicago Vocational Career Academy

The Sollitt/Oakley Joint Venture has completed the $55 million renovation of Chicago Vocational Career Academy (CVCA), which was 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.

Project Update

MWRD Calument Tarp Pumping Station

Sollitt and Joint Venture Partners Sachi and Alworth have started work at the Calumet Tarp Pumping Station. The purpose of this project is to replace the existing East 1 and West 1 Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) pumps with larger capacity pumps, replace their motors, and install new 4.6 kV variable frequency drives (VFD) for the pumps. The suction and discharge piping will be modified to accommodate the new pumps. Also, the remaining four pumps, East 2 and 3 and West 2 and 3, will be replaced with new 72 MGD pumps, along with new motors and four 4.6 kV VFDs. The drives will be located on an elevated platform in each of the pump rooms. A low pressure steam line will be constructed from the High Level Influent Pumping Station to TARP for heating needs; and the grading, roads, and site work distributed under numerous contracts over the last 10 years will be completed and restored.