2020 was a volatile year for everyone, and Chicago’s AEC industry was hit particularly hard by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite those challenges, Redmond successfully navigated that turbulence and grew revenue by 43% in 2020 while maintaining headcount and growing personnel in Q1 2021. In 2020, Redmond was named the #1 fastest growing private construction company in Chicago by Inc. Magazine, and was ranked #535 on the Inc. 5000 list of all private companies nationwide. Redmond was also recognized on Crain’s Fast 50 in 2020, coming in 9th of all privately held companies in Chicago, and the fastest growing of any general contractor in Chicago. In 2021, Redmond was named to Crain’s Largest Privately-Held Companies, was named #12 on Crain’s 100 Best Places to Work, and has again been named to Crain’s Fast 50.

With the market changing rapidly, Redmond’s inherently creative and agile culture was able to shine. Over the past eight years Redmond has transformed from a scrappy young startup to a sophisticated firm and it was clear that the time was right to reinvest in that growth. Team Redmond made the decision to explore a new brand identity that would showcase who Redmond is now and grow with the company in the future, while retaining our authenticity. Over the last twelve months, Redmond has emerged as a leader in Chicago’s AEC industry and we’re extremely proud to introduce this new brand that reflects our growth and energy.

“During the most challenging market our company has ever experienced, Redmond’s approach was validated time and again. Our commitment to integrity, a creative approach to business, and above all, a human-first company culture allowed us to not only sustain, but in fact propelled us ahead in our industry. I could not be more proud of our team for continuing to find ways to succeed, while never sacrificing the core principles that have made Redmond one of Chicago’s top workplaces. Good companies exist in good markets, great companies are born in tough markets.”

– John Redmond, Founder & CEO of Redmond

The past year has both humbled and validated us as a company and as people. Redmond is honored and excited to continue building beautiful spaces for our clients, and to continue building a company that is meaningful, fulfilling, and purpose-driven for our team.

Redmond worked closely with Chicago creative agency, Some Odd Pilot, to create our new brand identity and logo. We’re beyond grateful to their team for capturing Redmond’s essence in a way that is fresh, authentic, and unpretentious.