As a self-performing General Contractor, with a visible presence in the Chicago market, the Construction division of McDonagh Construction provides commercial, industrial, government and residential sector services. Working hand in hand with several local construction companies, and other construction companies in Illinois and Indiana, both as general contractor and as subcontractor to large construction companies, we offer you the benefit of our years of Prime Contractor and General Contractor experience, enabling us to manage any project for you, from the design stage through to your final satisfactory acceptance.

Throughout the years, we’ve run the gamut of handling your projects, ranging from more simple repairs and maintenance, scaling to complete overhauls. All of the members of McDonagh Construction, are highly qualified and personable, are competent, capable, talented, qualified, and very highly experienced in all facets of the industry.

We specialize in:

General Contracting

McDonagh Construction will oversee the entire project schedule while managing all vendors and trades and keeping the owner up to date on all activities.

Demolition Services

McDonagh has the experience and expertise to demolish any size project from large industrial buildings and residential properties to selective interior projects.

Sewer & Water

McDonagh Construction has years of experience with installation, repair, or removal of all types of storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water service lines.

Environmental Remediation

McDonagh Construction has completed projects containing asbestos abatement; hazardous, non-hazardous, and special waste disposal; above or below ground storage tank removal and disposal.

Site Recycling

McDonagh Construction is going green. All materials that can be recycled and diverted from the waste stream are sent to transfer centers. Recycled items include, but not limited to: lumber, metal, asphalt, masonry, and concrete.


McDonagh Construction has the experience, personnel and equipment to excavate, backfill and grade project sites of all sizes and shapes.

Site Development

McDonagh Construction’s experienced staff will help guide site owners from the pre-construction phases of planning or design all the way through close-out and grand openings.

Site Preparation

McDonagh Construction has over 10 years of experience in readying project sites of varying sizes for future development per the owner’s scope and criteria.

Wireless Service

McDonagh Construction employees have experience working with vertical real estate companies, ATC, Spectrasite, Crown Castle and more; they also possess background in constructing hundreds of new site builds (NSB) and expanding infrastructure including Monopoles, self-supporters, guyed towers, roof tops, etc., in the industry.

Design Build

McDonagh Construction’s Design-Build services mean efficient delivery time and numerous benefits to the client; when Design-Build is utilized, we cover both the design and the construction of the project generating lower costs and faster construction & delivery speed.

We successfully manage projects throughout the project lifecycle; this is shown in each and every project we complete. We have the estimating expertise to provide timely and accurate proposals along with the manpower and organization to complete any project meeting any demanding scope or schedule.

See examples of recent McDonagh Construction projects.

At McDonagh Construction, we provide a quality product while managing your project efficiently and effectively. We also understand the owners need to complete a project under budget and on-time. McDonagh stands behind all of the work that we perform large or small. We will ensure that the project exceeds our customer’s expectations. We take great pride in leaving our customers satisfied with the finished product. We possess the knowledge necessary to provide a faster and more efficient response time in providing proposals and mobilization of manpower and equipment.