RCC continues to grow their Chicago office with the hiring of new Estimator, Tom O’Neill. Tom has held roles in construction and real estate for over 10 years and brings project experience ranging from residential to infrastructure and high rise builds. He is joining RCC’s growing Project Teams to manage the bidding process for commercial interior projects.
Redmond Construction Corp has finished construction on the new Codeverse flagship school in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Redmond built a “hackable classroom” for Codeverse – a startup focused on teaching children worldwide coding and computer literacy. The space is located at 819 W. Eastman Street and incorporates touch-screen sign-in, a 20’ TV wall, robotic arms and other high tech gadgets.
In the grand Chicago tradition of making no little plans, Codeverse has opened its first outlet on the North Side with the slogan: “Teaching a billion kids to code.”
The hackable classroom part of that vision is now complete. Codeverse unveiled their first classroom, set up at 819 W. Eastman Street in Lincoln Park, this week, completed with startup-focused construction company Redmond Construction Corp and Sarah Kuchar Studio.
Young people want sustainable, equitable, inclusive cities. They place value on community and social resources, and they want smart solutions to the complicated, cumbersome processes that stifle growth and keep neighborhoods stagnant.
RCC has partnered with City Colleges of Chicago to establish the Building the Next Generation Scholarship Fund for women at Kennedy-King College in Englewood. By directing resources toward the college-to-careers pipeline, RCC hopes to encourage more women to pursue educational opportunities that will lead to fulfilling careers in this industry.
RCC announced two new additions to their team, Jamie Redmond as Director of Marketing & Strategy, and Michael Hedges as Senior Project Manager. Jamie comes from a policy and digital strategy background, and will be leading RCC’s strategic partnerships as well as their new scholarship and community engagement initiatives. Michael has been in the construction and real estate industries for 12 years including, most recently, six years working as an owners representative. He has led teams on projects ranging from small interior build outs to ground up corporate campuses.
“We see cleantech as a win for business, for our clients, and for building a sustainable future,” said Jamie Redmond, director of marketing for Chicago-based general contractor Redmond Construction Corp. “As a young, lean GC firm, we function very much like a startup. So we want to position ourselves as early adopters and proponents of that technology.”