Join us for our Mid-Year Economic Update, kicking off with Bear Construction President and owner Jim Wienold alongside Senior Vice President Dennis Hill, sharing their analysis of current trends across Chicagoland.
Followed by Village of Schaumburg Economic Development Director Matt Frank sharing details of the exciting invigoration going on locally in Schaumburg.
Jim Wienold, LEED AP, ASHE, LCI, CHC
President / Owner of Bear Construction
Jim co-founded BEAR Construction in 1984 with the vision of creating a company dedicated to hard work, high quality and the ability to evolve as technologies change. As President, Jim focuses his energies on the overall operations of the company, guiding policies related to efficiency, quality, safety and most importantly, the health and happiness of BEAR’s diverse workforce. Jim also oversees BEAR Construction’s Healthcare division, which under his leadership has become a leading construction entity in Chicago and the Midwest. As healthcare regulations and technology evolve rapidly, Jim keeps BEAR’s team on the leading edge of those trends and helps healthcare clients navigate the changing landscape to maximize the value and efficiency of their facilities. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in Building Science/Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Jim serves on the Ascension Foundation Board, the Board of Governors for the suburban Boys & Girls Club, and is affiliated with AFE, HESNI, ASHE and USGBC.
Dennis Hill, CPE, ASPE
Senior Vice President of Bear Construction
Since joining in 2002, Dennis has completely transformed BEAR’s role as a strategic advisor and partner to clients. Throughout his 40-year career, he has worked for Architecture, Development, Subcontracting and GC firms which has allowed him to have a well-rounded insight into all aspects of the industry. Through his leadership of the preconstruction & estimating team, Dennis transformed the way BEAR predicts costs and labor upfront in order to see the entire life cycle of a project from start-to-finish before ever beginning the work. This degree of accuracy allows BEAR to find efficiencies within the work and build in cost and schedule savings for our clients. Dennis is an integral part of BEAR’s executive leadership team, providing seasoned and steady leadership across all segments of the company’s operations. Dennis was a driving force behind our involvement at the Old Chicago Post Office. Dennis holds a degree in Applied Science from the College of DuPage and is ASPE Certified. Dennis is a member of the Chicago Boys & Girls Club Advisory Committee and is actively involved with the BEAR Foundation. He has personally helped raise millions of dollars for many of the charities that BEAR supports.
Director of Economic Development with the Village of Schaumburg
Matt has been with the Village of Schaumburg for the last 20 years. He has held positions as a Planner, Economic Development Manager, Assistant Director of Community Development and now as the Director of Economic Development. Matt is also very active in the community serving on the Board of Directors of the Schaumburg Business Association, the Schaumburg Park Foundation and The Backyard Experience.