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ICI builds a lot more than buildings. Discover the difference.

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ICI BUILDS TRUST. We are accountable, engaged and attentive so that we can earn your trust every step of the way.

ICI BUILDS CONFIDENCE. Our vast experience and strong leadership will instill confidence and peace of mind.

ICI BUILDS PARTNERSHIPS. We form a true partnership with our clients as we work to turn your vision into a reality.

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The Numbers

A few fast facts about ICI.

80%

2020

10+

More than 80% of ICI’s projects

Voted one of Chicago’s Best

The average length of employment

are generated by repeat clients

and Brighted Companies™

at ICI is 10 years

and referrals

37+ Years in Business

Markets

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RETAIL

AUTOMOTIVE

RESTAURANT

In the past 5 years, ICI has completed more than $50M in auto dealership work. Our portfolio includes new dealerships, renovations and expansions.

ICI has traveled the country building multiple locations for many well known restaurant groups: Cooper’s Hawk, Perry’s Steakhouse and Fogo de Chao to name a few.

In the past 5 years, ICI has completed more than $200M in retail. Our portfolio includes grocery stores, big box, site developments, build-outs and shopping centers.

WORKPLACE

K12 EDUCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION

From new corporate headquarters, to data centers, to banks; ICI has successfully partnered with workplace clients for nearly 40 years.

In recent years, ICI has built new schools, renovated and expanded existing schools and completed life safety upgrades totaling more than $300M in construction volume.

From a $40M new construction College of Business building, to interior renovations, to expansions of existing learning environments; ICI’s university portfolio is strong.

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Profile ICI

builds a lot more than buildings. Discover the difference.

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COMPANY International Contractors, Inc. (ICI) is a family-owned construction management and general contracting business in its second generation of leadership. Since 1982, ICI has completed award-winning restaurants, retail stores, schools, car dealership and workplaces. PEOPLE Our team of more than 60 has been carefully assembled throughout the years and the formula has proven successful: the average length of employment for an ICI team member exceeds 10 years. ICI employs 2 of only 26 Certified Professional Estimators in Illinois, 9 LEED Accredited Professionals, 27 SWPPP Certified staff and 1 Certified Professional Constructor. HISTORY ICI was founded in 1982 by Richard Bronge and his eldest son, Randall. Two years later, Richard’s middle son Bruce joined the business, followed by his youngest son Jeff in 1988. Richard has since retired and the firm is now in its second generation of leadership. Bruce is ICI’s President, Randall is the Executive Vice President and Jeff has been with the estimating department for more than 25 years.

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Select Clients

COOPER’S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANTS WALTER FISHER, VP CONSTRUCTION It helps the working relationship tremendously to know the people on the other side of the table. ICI knows our concept inside and out.

Our team relies on strong partners that align with our Cooper’s Hawk values.

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The Audi Exchange Highland Park, Illinois

CLIENT

The Exchange Auto Group

ARCHITECT

Charles Vincent George Architects

ROLE

Construction Manager

Building upon an existing relationship, ICI was awarded the new Audi Exchange in Highland Park, Illinois in early 2018. ICI partnered with multiple parties throughout the preconstruction process and completed pricing and phasing options on 17 iterations of the dealership model ranging in scope from $10 million to $55 million. The extensive effort eventually led ownership to a solution that blends renovated/expanded elements of the existing campus with additional new construction components. During the bidding process, ICI managed complex trade contractor bid packages that allowed the client to select from 39 different “a la carte” options. Additionally, our team coordinated, expedited and managed the permitting process for more than 15 municipal permits. Lastly, ICI coordinated the burial of overhead cabling. [CONT.’D] RECOGNITION CITY OF HIGHLAND PARK MAYOR’S BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

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The Audi Exchange [CONT.’D] Highland Park, Illinois

[CONT.’D] The 6 acre dealership campus contains four buildings and a car display plaza. The aforementioned four buildings are renovated and expanded versions of existing structures. ICI completed structural updates and the installation of a second floor within the existing 70-year-old masonry building on campus. Additionally, Audi brand updates were incorporated throughout the campus structures; including double wall ‘honeycomb’ metal panel systems, large format tiles, extensive metal ceilings and an indoor display area. ICI also performed all necessary structural modifications to allow for an all-glass staircase in the existing showroom. The display plaza on campus is new construction and contains a 3,000 square foot cantilevered roof structure with a tiered retaining wall system.The 6 acre site underwent significant infrastructure upgrades consisting of 1.5 acre feet of underground detention, site lighting, curbs, asphalt and landscaping as well as ¼ mile of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) road-widening and utility modifications. ICI phased the project into nine segments to minimize disruption to operations.

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Volvo of Lisle Lisle, Illinois

CLIENT

Chicagoland Automotive Group

ARCHITECT

JRB Group Architects

ROLE

Construction Manager

In early 2018, ICI was hired by Chicagoland Automotive Group as the dealer’s construction manager for improvements to their Volvo Dealership in Lisle, Illinois. The working relationship began with preconstruction services. ICI partnered with architect, JRB Group, to cost estimate and phase various construction options for ownership to consider. Once the scope of work was finalized, ICI also participated in multiple municipality presentations for zoning approval. The improvements were broken into two phases. Phase I consisted of tearing off the existing Infiniti dealership showroom along the building’s western façade and performing selective demolition within the remaining two-story building along the eastern portion of the parcel. It also included demolishing the existing service area in preparation for Phase II. The remaining two story building houses new sales offices, the service manager and financing and insurance. ICI then built a new Volvo showroom and service drive where the

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Volvo of Lisle [CONT.’D] Lisle, Illinois

[CONT.’D] former Infiniti was located. In addition to the showroom and service drive expansions, ICI completed various site improvements. Volvo of Lisle’s new showroom reflects the next generation dealership branding and is called the “Volvo Retail Experience.” The showroom is based on a Scandinavian-inspired design concept and features stylish, modern architecture outside emphasized by the frosted glass-panel curtainwall system. A sophisticated, yet relaxed, interior is punctuated by warm wood tones and sleek furniture. Phase I construction was completed in May 2019. Phase II will include the new Service Drive and Parts Storage.

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The Porsche Exchange Highland Park, Illinois

CLIENT

The Exchange Auto Group

ARCHITECT

JRB Group Architects

ROLE

General Contracting

In early September 2016, ICI completed a new 45,000 square foot two-story Porsche Dealership in Highland Park for The Exchange Auto Group. The striking new building includes a two-story showroom with space for more than a dozen vehicles, customer lounge complete with espresso bar, sales area, vehicle delivery, service reception space, service department for 15 vehicles and a two-level parts department. Dealership patrons can also sit alongside members of the sales team to design their own Porsche from the second level mezzanine using a combination of the latest visualization technology and product samples. The new dealership also includes amenities for employees such as a break room and locker room. The distinctive building exterior includes a structurally-glazed Fin system and aluminum composite wall panels consistent with the Porsche brand.

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The Porsche Exchange [CONT.’D] Highland Park, Illinois

[CONT.’D] The site employs an underground stormwater detention system and elaborate site lighting as well as parking for 268 cars. The interior of the building contains a variety of materials; from porcelain tile to Clinker tile, carpeting and vinyl floor finishes. Decorative metal panel ceilings along with high-end suspended ceiling systems and 8’ tall wood doors are just a few of the unique elements within the space. The building is heated and cooled with 7 packaged rooftop units, make-up air units, infrared heating in Service areas, various exhaust systems and an elaborate control system.

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BMW Northfield Northfield, Illinois

CLIENT

Fields Auto Group

ARCHITECT

Charles Vincent George Architects

ROLE

General Contractor

In continuation of a twenty-year partnership with the Fields Auto Group, ICI was contracted in summer 2015 to renovate and expand the Auto Group’s BMW Dealership in Northfield, Illinois. The primary objective for the renovation / expansion project was to align the dealership with the current BMW design standards. To keep the dealership on brand, ICI replaced the glass curtainwall system on the west, south and eastern façades. The existing showroom was also renovated and expanded and new finishes were installed throughout. ICI installed large structural steel members over the existing roof structure to carry the new cantilevered canopies. These canopies project up to 13 feet off the building. In addition to the new curtainwall, the exterior is comprised of Drvit EIFS finish with a glossy glass look with a hydrophobic coating. [CONT.’D]

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BMW Northfield [CONT.’D] Northfield, Illinois

[CONT.’D] The dealership remained operational throughout construction. To achieve minimal disruption to both staff and customers, the ICI Team coordinated portions of work to take place during off-hours. The project was completed in two phases. Phase I was completed in February 2016 and Phase II was complete in early Fall 2016.

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Packey Webb Ford Downers Grove, Illinois

CLIENT

Packey Webb Brothers

ARCHITECT

Charles Vincent George Architects, Ltd.

ROLE

Construction Manager

In the fall of 2017, ICI successfully delivered the Packey Webb Ford Dealership in Downers Grove, Illinois to the Webb Automotive Group. The 54,000 square foot dealership was constructed on a 10 acre site at the intersection of Lacey Road and Ogden Avenue. The building’s parcel had been vacant but required site contamination management as well as extensive underground detention. ICI was heavily involved throughout the preconstruction phase of the project and worked alongside ownership to prepare a series of cost estimates needed in order to secure tax increment financing (TIF). The new dealership features a 13,000 square foot showroom highlighted by a sleek glass curtainwall system highly visible from well-traveled Ogden Avenue. The dealership also houses 32 service bays and parking for 815 cars.

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Packey Webb Ford [CONT.’D] Downers Grove, Illinois

[CONT.’D] Interior finishes include large format floor tile throughout, custom millwork pieces and an elliptical drywall and aluminum ceiling feature with integral LED lighting. The exterior of the building is clad with composite metal panels; typical of the present day Ford brand standards. One of the most distinct features of the new dealership is its brand wall. The focal point design element is more than three stories tall and longer than 400 feet.

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Napleton Nissan St. Louis, Missouri

CLIENT

Napleton Automotive Group

ARCHITECT

Defilippis & Associates, Inc.

ROLE

Construction Manager

ICI recently completed a major overhaul of Napleton Automotive Group’s Nissan Dealership in St. Louis. The expansion and renovation project marked ICI’s second for Napleton. ICI began the extensive renovation project by demolishing the existing one-story showroom wing. Upon completion of demolition, ICI constructed a new 16,000 square foot showroom as a connecting point to the existing service building. Concurrently, ICI significantly remodeled several spaces within the existing building such as the service department, service writer’s areas, and administration offices, and waiting areas for increased efficiencies and functionality. The existing service building remained operational throughout construction. The sales offices, however, was relocated to temporary trailer facilities on site. In addition to construction of the dealership, ICI’s scope included upgrades and repairs to the facility’s parking and driveways.

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Profile for International Contractors, Inc.

ICI Automotive Brochure (website)  

ICI is a national construction management and general contracting firm specializing in automotive dealership construction. icibuilds.com

ICI Automotive Brochure (website)  

ICI is a national construction management and general contracting firm specializing in automotive dealership construction. icibuilds.com

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