In the early part of the 20th century William J. Newman and George Krug both owned construction companies. Newman's companies worked on a majority of the caisson work downtown skyscrapers are built upon. Krug's company did extensive excavating work in the downtown area as well. The marriage of William Newman's daughter Josephine to George Krug's son George in 1941 provided the future foundation for the current owners of K-Five Construction. Today all five of Josephine and George's children are directly involved in the corporation.
The Company originally started as a residential paving company, K-Five has grown into one of the largest unionized heavy highway-paving contractors in the State of Illinois, in both government and private areas. With annual sales in excess of $100 million, K-Five Construction employs over 500 people in the height of the construction season. They have grown from a small family into a much larger and extended family reaching across the state.
With their main office centrally located in Lemont, Illinois, K-Five also has area offices and asphalt plants in Lemont, Naperville, Elmhurst, Chicago and Markham. In addition to the asphalt plants, K-Five also operates two high production portable concrete plants for projects. Not only is K-Five a producer of asphalt and concrete with in place capabilities, but they also provide many other construction services. K-Five is distinguished as an industry leader in: estimating, private sales, quality control/ quality assurance, project management, heavy highway general contracting, and residential/ commercial sub-contracting.
The K-Five Construction name represents the very best in the industry. Their team is committed to offering the highest quality services and dedication that distinguishes them from their competitors. The combination of experience, educated and innovative team members allows K-Five to act as a general contractor, assuring clients of a well run, safe, efficient, on-budget project.
K-Five Construction Corp.Posted on Apr 18, 2006