In 2005, Adam Miller started Summit Design + Build with the goal of building a company where people loved showing up to work every day; a place where employees could thrive. He also knew a great general contracting and construction management firm is built on a foundation of outstanding, long-term client relationships. That meant delivering on every promise and commitment made. And like a magnet, Summit Design + Build immediately attracted great people and diverse, complicated projects.
Since, Summit Design + Build has quickly grown to be one of Chicago’s smartest, most innovative general contractors by focusing on one key proposition: building spaces where people & business thrive. Now in our 14th year, we remain driven by this tenet and continue to leverage our diverse experience and financial strength.
Chicago Roots, National Focus
Summit Design + Build has deep roots in Chicago’s Fulton Market, from our first office on Lake Street to our renovated office building on Carpenter Street. In December of 2019, we will move into our new home at 1040 W. Fulton Market as we continue to grow in tandem with the neighborhood we’ve long called home.
In August of 2017, we opened Summit Design + Build Southeast in Tampa, Florida. With strong ties to the area, it felt like the natural next step to expand our operations in this booming market. This has opened the door for us to service clients throughout the greater Tampa Bay Area as well as the southern United States. Summit Design + Build has also successfully executed and completed projects in other major markets including Boston, Dallas and Washington D.C.
Wherever we build, we commit to cultivating honest, dependable and mutually-rewarding relationships with our clients, vendors, subcontractors and the surrounding community. To deliver on this promise, everyone at Summit Design + Build is called to:
Own each project 150%
Do what they promise
Be a crazy good listener
Contribute with all their talents & insights
Anticipate problems 2 weeks out
Be a fanatic about response time
Put themselves in the clients’ shoes
Enjoy their work
Never cut corners
Lose sleep when necessary
The Summit Team
Summit Design + Build is led by a team of individuals with drive, passion and decades of construction industry experience. We nurture a culture of trust, teamwork, accountability and commitment. It is our mission to provide our team members an environment that promotes personal and professional growth. We empower our people to think creatively, provide solutions and make decisions to ensure the best experience and outcome for each and every one of our clients.
We Embrace Challenge
While some companies shy away from complicated projects, we welcome them. Whether adaptive reuse, ground up, or sustainable construction, we examine every detail and draw upon our breadth of experience to find you the best solutions. We have a high level of technical expertise including an in-depth knowledge of complex building systems, fast-track scheduling, tight urban logistics, site challenges and municipal requirements across a wide variety of project types. Successful projects don’t just happen and they aren’t random occurrences – they are well-thought, well-designed, and well-executed.