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John Redmond

Founder & CEO

John began in the construction industry as a laborer and carpenter and chose to start a business based on his field experience. He founded Redmond in 2013 with $10,000 and a few promising commercial leads. His agile, resilient mindset has allowed Redmond to flourish into a leading general contractor with an incredible company culture and outstanding reputation for ethics, integrity, and client service.

Over the last decade, John’s leadership has been a leading force in growing Redmond from a one-person shop to a 50-person organization that is on track to secure $100 million in contracts in 2023. Redmond has a specific focus on complex interior projects, and building genuine relationships with clients is at the core of the firm’s mission. From established tech companies to growing start ups, multi-generational law practices, national insurance firms, media conglomerates, and everything in between— Redmond has found its niche partnering with a range of client types that make up the country’s vibrant business landscape.

John’s relationship-focused approach has led the way in growing the firm’s premier portfolio of notable clients including G2, Norton Rose Fulbright, MoLo Solutions, Squarespace, Snapchat, Warner Bros Discovery, and DocuSign. In addition to direct client relationships, John has built strategic relationships with leading real estate and development groups. 

John is a donor to Make-A-Wish Illinois and Lurie Children’s Hospital. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Redmond Foundation.

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Did you know?

John is a Ken Burns documentary enthusiast.