About Concord

Who We Are

We leverage technology
and experience to deliver exceptional results on the most complex of projects.

At Concord, we have a group of skilled development and construction consultants who leverage technology, professionalism, and experience to deliver exceptional results for our clients on complex projects.

We approach projects as a team, relying on our deep-rooted expertise in the communities and sectors we serve. Since our founding in 1996, Concord has grown to 7 offices and is home to more than 60 employees.

Our Locations

We are headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in Milwaukee, WI, Grand Rapids, MI, Columbus, OH, Atlanta, GA, Melbourne, FL and Las Vegas, NV.

Our Process

Our technology-driven approach strategically guides you through the life cycle of your project, mitigating risk and driving collaboration.

Our Team

Our team of development and construction consultants, including project managers, cost estimators and engineers have successfully completed 5,000+ projects.

Our Portfolio

Our development and construction consulting experience spans the United States and includes healthcare, government, federal, education, commercial & retail, aviation, and more.

Our team of skilled construction cost consultants, project managers, owner representatives, cost estimators and engineers.

Development and construction consultants delivering exceptional results.

The Concord Group is a progressive development and construction consulting firm providing a comprehensive and fully integrated suite of project management controls that mitigate risk throughout the lifecycle of a project or capital program. We specialize in the fields of Owner’s Representation, Cost Estimating, Program Management, and Technical Construction Services (including Energy Modeling, Commissioning, Healthcare Compliance Management, Facility Condition Assessments, and ESG/Sustainability Management).

Since 1996, Our team of highly skilled construction cost consultants, project managers, owner representatives, cost estimators, scheduling professionals, and engineers have successfully completed over 5,000 projects throughout the United States. Some of our projects include the Chicago Public Schools, Lexington Convention Center, Milwaukee Streetcar, Welsh-Ryan Arena, and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Our staff and clients, many of whom have been with us since the beginning, have been pivotal to this success and helped shape the firm we are today.

Dedicated to a sustainable future

We are committed to sustainable building practices and have an extensive history of delivering high performing, highly efficient buildings. Our in-house LEED AP staff bring environmental awareness to every project we work on. We evaluate and offer suggestions on environmentally sustainable alternatives on a wide array of projects, focusing on construction cost versus life-cycle costs, resilience, and overall building performance. We stay current with planning and design guidelines such as the Green Guide for Healthcare and the various publications of the U.S. Green Building Council.

We offer a scope of ESG and Sustainability Management consulting services to assist our clients in exploring sustainability planning, developing de-carbonization strategies, and navigating available financial incentives, investment opportunities and carbon offsetting.

“With a commitment to sustainability at our core, we are dedicated to advancing the built environment and helping pave the way in building a more sustainable future by adapting the latest principles in sustainable design and construction.”

Our Story

Concord at a glance

In 1996, The Concord Group was founded as a Project Management and Cost Estimating firm in Chicago, Illinois. One of our first clients dating back to 1996 was the Chicago Public Schools, who still remain a client today.

Since then, we have built a reputation for delivering high quality, accurate and timely work for governmental agencies, healthcare organizations, institutional clients and architectural/engineering firms along with retail, residential and property development companies.

Through the years, we have grown to 7 offices and have provided development and construction consulting services on more than 5,000 projects across the United States and Europe. 

Executive team at the Concord Group, Midwest Construction Consulting firm
Suzanne Murphy, Chief Administrative Officer
John Duggan CO - Chief Operating Officer
Eamon Ryan, CO - Chief Operating Officer
Ed Stritch, President & CEO
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Who We work with

From private to public sectors, and established and emerging markets, our expertise spans an array of service sectors.

Our Projects are driven by

State-of-the-art Technology

We use the latest technology in all aspects of our service sectors to drive collaboration and efficiency across the entire project team.

Much of the innovation in today’s construction industry resulting from lean delivery methods, prefabrication, BIM, etc. is often negated by the lack of communication between parties and the different systems/PM platforms/software they utilize. These platforms don’t communicate with one another, creating inefficiencies and redundancies. Our technologies and project management software help overcome these issues, promoting collaboration and driving efficiencies across the project team.

Some of our technologies include:

Ingenious.Build Logo

We have been integral in the development of INGENIOUS.BUILD, a project management software that promotes collaboration and transparency among the entire project team and shares real-time project information with all project team members.

structionsite software

StructionSite is a smarter, easier way to document the progress of your jobsites. Walk the jobsite recording 360° videos and our AI-powered algorithms place them on the project drawing for you. Our site capture tool translates daily project updates into actionable insights and valuable data.

Owners rep and project management scheduling tool
Schedule Validator is a powerful analytics tool. Its scoring system makes it much easier to manage and more useful in setting standards. Identify hidden risks and schedule quality issues before they become a problem.

WHY Concord?

We work to mitigate risk and drive collaboration and efficiency.

Testimonials

Words from our clients

The Concord Group has been an integral partner to the success of our facility development needs. The information provided by their team has been accurate, timely and well thought out. Without their services we would have had significant difficulty in achieving our desired goals.

Jonathan Flyte Health First

The Concord Group team became an extension of our own internal team - they integrated flawlessly and were the engine behind making our project a reality.

Mara Lord Medical College of Wisconsin

The Concord Group has a knowledge base on cost data that enabled CPS to reduce its change order rate from 12% to 4% in less than two years. The payback period on the savings for a $200M program based on their change order review was less than a month. They will be a go-to partner for me for years to come.

Cory Davis Chicago Public Schools

The Concord Group added immediate value to our development team by implementing procedures, accountability, and expectations from all parties, including us. They have the unique ability to drill down into deep detail and reporting, while still keeping a high-level vision for the project. The Concord team is responsive and reliable, and I would recommend their services for any project. The earlier they are involved, the more value they can add for the owner.

Eric Nordeen Ascendant Holdings LLC Principal

Concord was a great partner for our projects. They helped keep the projects on budget, managed the day-to-day construction details, monitored the contractor and schedule and many more things. With their help, I am positive that we were able to save a significant amount of time and money and their expertise gave us peace of mind during this process.

Kevin Schwab St. Camillus

The Concord Group has provided excellent service to our Health System for years. They are knowledgeable, responsive to last minute requests, and reliable to provide accurate information regardless of the project size or complexity. The entire team at Concord is of high quality.

Rosi Fowler Epic Implementation

The Concord Group has provided high quality services to our organization for years. They are key team members of our capital and facility planning group. The project deliverables they provide are timely, accurate and easily integrate into our business plans.

Ron Boecker Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

The Concord Group came on board with this project after some of the project planning had taken place. They jumped in with both feet and provided the exact requirements we were looking for. We were extremely impressed with The Concord Group’s effectiveness and their degree of engagement to ensure successful project delivery. We would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone.

Andrew Page YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

Concord’s engineers have done an excellent job on every engagement. We have found their team to be knowledgeable, pleasant to deal with and highly efficient. We also take comfort from The Concord Group’s after service – they will stand over their work in the event of our client being audited.

Tim Mather PMA Consultants LLC, Chicago

I found The Concord Group effortless to work with and both myself and my CPA were impressed with their expertise. Their review of our records and facilities was thorough and caused no disruption to our business.

Dr. Gustav Lo Quick Care Medical Centre, Michigan

We found their work to be of the highest standard in providing a candid evaluation of our process and the project in general. It didn’t take long for me to realize they were a high class and valuable group.

Jeff Mantes Milwaukee DPW

Their staff were professional and extremely knowledgeable and I was impressed with the quality of the study, which they completed in time for us to take advantage of in the current tax year. I would highly recommend The Concord Group and I look forward to working with them again on future projects.

Bill Lawless The Gage, Chicago

Concord has been an excellent resource for SSM Health. At a time of extraordinary uncertainty within the Healthcare industry, but particularly within our project, Concord provided insight, support and management necessary to deliver solid approaches to complex, competing interests. I would recommend Concord to any owner faced with similar challenges.

Brandon King SSM Health Dean Medical Group

The Concord Group provided great value to the City. We hired them to provide TIF Advisory Services for the City that included construction due diligence administration and observation oversight for a luxury multi-family development along our lakefront. Their professional and technical expertise helped to maximize the quality of the development and get the most of the public dollars used for the TIF investment. We will use them again.

Mark Johnsrud City of St. Francis

In their role as Owner's Representative for the City of Brookfield, The Concord Group has clearly demonstrated unique talents in project management through their management of the construction of a $32 million civic building. Since Brookfield does not typically build such large, high-profile public projects, Concord’s skillsets and specialization have been a true asset. Some of Brookfield's elected and appointed officials have concurred that they respect what Concord has added to the management of the Brookfield Conference Center project. Concord has keenly assisted me in managing community expectations, reconciling costs, keeping third parties on schedule and acted professionally in all capacities.

Dan Ertl City of Brookfield

The Concord Group has been an excellent partner to the success of MATC's ongoing facility needs. Their staff is knowledgeable, responsive to last minute requests and reliable to provide accurate information regardless of the project size or complexity. Their entire team has been a joy to work with. I would recommend them to everybody.

Raymond Zukauskas PE MATC