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Focus is a premier builder of residential real estate throughout Chicagoland, specializing in upscale condominium, townhome and apartment developments. Our name is descriptive of the very focused approach we bring to the business and the collective mindset of an in-house team that includes designers, architects, contractors, engineers, and experts in other key disciplines. Since our inception in 1993 we have worked relentlessly to identify, meet and exceed our customers’ expectations in every aspect of the building and buying process. Architectural integrity. Design flexibility. Superior materials and craftsmanship. Uncompromising service.
Founded in 2000 by top-producing real estate brokers Thaddeus Wong and Michael Golden, @properties has grown into the largest independent residential brokerage firm in Chicagoland and one of the top 11 brokers in the U.S. @properties’ growth and success is built upon the principles of constant innovation, industry leading marketing and technology, and a meaningful commitment to the local communities it serves. @properties has more than 2,000 licensed brokers in 21 offices throughout the city of Chicago, surrounding suburbs, southwest Michigan, and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
For more information, visit www.atproperties.com
Booth Hansen’s contribution to the built environment is innovative, resourceful, and versatile. They approach all projects with the same fundamental ambitions—to creatively develop program, to productively deploy building technologies, and ultimately to capture the unique spirit and quality of each project, free from the constraints of style.
Larry founded Booth Hansen in 1980 with the belief that spirited, meaningful, and useful buildings can be realized with an organized and open creative process. As Design Principal, he leads the conceptual development of every project at the firm, always beginning with the conviction that each client, landscape,and building program is unique and demands knowledge and creativity to achieve the best results.
Booth Hansen has received over 90 local and national design awards, including 36 from the American Institute of Architects.
For more information, visit www.boothhansen.com
Orren Pickell Building Group
Orren Pickell’s storied career began in college when he started a home painting company to help with tuition and expenses. As Orren’s clientele grew, he enhanced his skills and in a few years he had designed and built his first home, almost exclusively with his own two hands. Forty years later, Orren is recognized as one of the Midwest’s premiere designers and builders, with his vision and personal commitment to each customer at the heart of all he and Orren Pickell Building Group undertake.
Orren Pickell Building Group enjoys a proven history of creating some of the most memorable residences on the North Shore and throughout Chicago, Wisconsin and Michigan. Our team is equally skilled in the design and construction of an elegant, old-world country house, a contemporary farmhouse or any style and complexity that a customer may envision. The unique divisions that make up our company were carefully conceived and created to enhance each customer experience.
For more information, visit www.pickellbuilders.com.
Founded by Vito Mariani, who came to America from Italy in 1954, Mariani Landscape began modestly, providing garden maintenance services along Chicago’s North Shore. Led by his son Frank Mariani starting in 1973, Mariani expanded into the landscape architecture arena in the 1970s augmented by our own dedicated construction team. The company continued its vertical integration with the addition of a full service branch serving the western suburbs of Chicago—which is now run by Frank Jr., Frank’s son and the third generation in the business.
The largest privately owned residential Landscape Company in the United States, Mariani is an industry leader providing exceptional residential and commercial landscape management and garden care, as well as snow and ice management from two separate facilities in Lake Bluff and Westmont, Illinois.
For more information, visit www.marianilandscape.com.