CHICAGO, IL (AUGUST 25, 2021) – Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a national cannabis design-build leader, is pleased to welcome Robert Spence to its growing team. Spence joins CFC from 4Front, a cannabis multi-state operator, where he was Director of Facilities for Mission Dispensaries. As CFC Production Manager, Spence will leverage his 20 years of construction experience and technical cannabis industry knowledge to build best in class cannabis facilities for CFC clients including multi-state operators, independents and start-ups.
“We are thrilled to welcome Robert Spence as Production Manager to the CFC team,” says Andy Poticha, Founder & CEO of Cannabis Facility Construction. “As the cannabis industry becomes increasingly sophisticated, it’s become even more important to have strong project leaders with the industry experience to problem-solve and keep projects on track. Robert has real-world experience delivering all types of cannabis facilities under tight timelines while navigating complex approval processes, exactly what our clients need.”
As Production Manager, Robert will be responsible for leading the construction of cannabis projects from bidding, pre-construction, project launch and close-out of cultivation facilities, processing centers, and retail dispensaries. He will successfully direct project management teams, trade partners and supplier relationships.
Prior to his three years as Director of Facilities for Mission Dispensaries, Spence held several senior level construction positions, including Facility Engineer at the National Gallery of Art. He is a CSI certified Construction Documents Technologist and USGBC LEED AP. His addition follows a number of new hires the company has made recently to round out their growing team, and includes Ian Carr, Joe Donnelly, Todd Gramly, Cara Resnick, and JoAnn Sandoval.
CHICAGO, IL (JULY 21, 2020) – Mosaic Construction, LLC, a full-service design-build commercial and multifamily renovation firm, is pleased to announce the completion of a new office renovation project for Expansive, formerly Novel Coworking, at 211 W. Wacker Drive. This latest project follows other successful renovations at Expansive River North at 420 West Huron Street and The Loop at 73 West Monroe Street in downtown Chicago. Together, these three projects represent a combined 9,400-square-feet of renovated office space to accommodate the increase of Chicagoans looking for productive workspace as they return to the office.
At Expansive Wacker Drive, Mosaic Construction converted an approximately 3,400-square-foot first floor office into a spec suite with private offices, an open concept office area and a conference room to accommodate a fully-connected, flexible working environment. They eliminated existing walls, opened up the ceiling, renovated the bathrooms, and added new lighting and a full kitchenette.
“Mosaic Construction is proud to contribute to a positive workspace environment for Expansive members,” said Ira Singer, Principal at Mosaic Construction. “We truly appreciate the trust and collaborative relationship we have working with the Expansive team and look forward to delivering more Expansive space to support their business in the shared office sector, both locally and nationally.”
WHITEFISH BAY, WI (APRIL 27, 2020) – Mosaic Construction, LLC, a full-service, design-build, commercial and multifamily general contractor, is pleased to announce the start of construction at the prestigious Beaumont Place luxury apartments at 401 E. Beaumont Avenue in Whitefish Bay, WI. The new renovation project for Mandel Group, Inc. will transform the entrance experience of residents and visitors.
The makeover of the Class-A building’s 400-square-foot first-floor lobby and vestibule encompasses a new glass-enclosed entry and a refreshed lobby with new doors, lighting, relocated mailboxes, flooring, paint and tilework in soft white earth tones that complement the overall floor plan.
“We’re proud to contribute to an enhanced living environment for Beaumont Place residents and guests,” said Ira Singer, Principal at Mosaic Construction and Pleasant Prairie resident leading the firm’s expansion into Wisconsin. “We are proud to bring the Mandel Group’s vision to life and look forward to partnering with them on future projects.”
Beaumont Place offers 83 luxury apartment homes in the Milwaukee suburb of Whitefish Bay, a vibrant community within walking distance to shopping, schools, entertainment venues, Lake Michigan, and more.
“We are firm believers in building community and that starts with finding the right relationship driven partners,” said Thomas Marshall, Project Manager at Mandel Group, Inc. “We look forward to working with the Mosaic team and successfully completing this project for our Beaumont Place residents.”
Mosaic Construction also recently partnered with commercial real estate firm, Founders 3, to reconfigure 9,000 square feet of previously-occupied retail space at 7115 Durand in Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin into two distinct spaces that are now ready for leasing.
“We have experience in 12 states nationwide, and now I’m so pleased to direct our national expansion closer to home here in Wisconsin,” observed Singer. “We can now bring our multifamily and commercial renovation expertise to Wisconsin, and we look forward to cultivating relationships and investing in the greater Milwaukee community through both business partnerships and charitable contributions.”
Design Construction Concepts Completes Summer Camp Improvement Project New pool house and pavilion await 2020 Apachi Day Camp campers
NORTHBROOK, IL – Design Construction Concepts, a full-service design-build renovation firm, is pleased to announce the completion of a series of construction and renovation updates at JCC Chicago’s ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp in Northbrook, IL. Designed to be welcoming and accommodating, the 14,000-square-foot renovations to the pool house and outdoor pavilion are ready and waiting to greet a new season of campers this summer.
“We are proud to partner with JCC Chicago on its Apachi Day Camp renovation and contribute to creating a positive, accessible and inclusionary camp experience for all,” said Andy Poticha, Principal at Design Construction Concepts. “We truly value our long-standing relationship with JCC Chicago and the Jewish United Fund (JUF), and are especially excited for this project as it is located in our own backyard.”
The renovated 9,500-square-foot pool house features new shower rooms, new bathrooms and new outdoor lockers with an eight-foot-high shade tree canopy and playful tile, all built in compliance with ADA standards with specific focus on the needs of campers with disabilities.
The newest improvements at ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp complement the expansive 4,500-square-foot outdoor pavilion completed last fall by Design Construction Concepts. The all-season, wooden focal point was designed for all camp events, including Shabbat celebrations.
“‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp has been a summer home for campers for generations,” said Addie Goodman, President & CEO, JCC Chicago. “Working in partnership with Design Construction Concepts and our generous funders has allowed us to bring today’s vision for ‘Z’ Frank Apachi to reality. We can’t wait to see our campers enjoy these beautiful campus improvements when camp opens on July 6th.”
These projects were generously funded by community support and a grant provided by Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Yashar Initiative, funded by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The Yashar Initiative grants enable Jewish day and overnight camps to make important capital improvements to increase accessibility for campers and staff with disabilities.
JCC Chicago is a non-profit organization inspired by Jewish values, bridging traditions and generations to create a more vibrant, connected community. JCC Chicago is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving the community.
Design Construction Concepts (DCC) offers highly-customized, curated commercial and residential design-build services and is a brand affiliated with Mosaic Construction and Cannabis Facility Construction. Led by Andy Poticha, Ira Singer and Mike Frazin, DCC delivers uncompromising customer service as they realize client visions in locations across the United States. For more information, visit dcc-inc.net, mosaicconstruction.net, and cannabisfacility.net.
For more than 25 Years Mosaic Construction’s Design-Build Approach has Led to Innovative Construction and Management Services
Mosaic Construction’s Design-Build approach has led to Innovative Building and Management Services for over 25 years. Mosaic Construction has provided outstanding design-build services with a focus on renovation and remodeling for commercial and residential property owners dedicated to maximizing a property’s functionality, aesthetic value and overall appeal.
Mosaic Construction understands the entire process of consulting, constructing and transforming properties, exceeding each client’s expectations. Projects are delivered on time, within the client’s budget and with minimal disruption. Through a consultative approach, living and working environments are created that align with each client’s requirements; turning a vision into a reality.
“We bring it all together by creating the project that exactly meets our clients’ business needs. Our design-build approach resonates with our clients who appreciate our attention to detail and quality construction,” according to Mosaic Construction principals, Andy Poticha, Ira Singer and Mike Frazin.
The Mosaic approach starts with listening to a client’s needs to design the ideal plan and then install the products and options that will maximize a property’s functionality and overall aesthetic value. The end goal is to ensure that each project will be on time, on budget and exceeds expectations.
Mosaic Construction’s expertise is defined by three specific areas:
Mosaic Construction partners with commercial property owners to enhance and upgrade office, retail and investment properties, executing complete renovations of nearly every scope and size to enhance each project. The Mosaic design-build team provides budget forecasts, coordinates procurement of products and organizes trusted trade partners. Mosaic’s offerings include access to proprietary resources and processes to help clients resolve their design-build challenges. Mosaic is adept at creating commercial spaces that are neutral, impersonal and ready for tenant improvement once the lease or sales agreement is signed.
Mosaic Construction has the expertise to complete commercial renovations of nearly every scope and size, including a focus on market rate apartment buildings, student housing, affordable housing and senior housing.
Multi-family owners and managers desire a high rate of return when they invest in their properties. Mosaic Construction provides multi-family owners and managers with expert advice to help increase their asset’s value through upgrading the functionality and overall aesthetic appeal of common areas, unit renovations and amenity spaces.
Mosaic Construction has been designated as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). This experience gives the company the ability to modify existing spaces by increasing accessibility and meeting the special needs of residents. As a designated CAPS consultant, Mosaic understands the senior remodeling market, technology, tools and resources available.
Property Managers Depend on Mosaic to Anticipate their Renovation Needs
When Mosaic Construction designs a renovation and bids on the project, this bid is backed by 25 years of renovation design-build experience that allows Mosaic to analyze the needs of property managers and create the ideal renovation solution, including build-outs and exterior and interior improvements. Property managers trust that when Mosaic wins the bid, they will assemble the most qualified team so that property managers can strengthen relationships with tenants, investors, boards and owners.
Paying it Forward
“Mosaic is a company that cares and understands the importance of helping others. By partnering with a multitude of organizations, our company achieves real success. Having a ‘Pay it Forward’ mindset provides us the opportunity to find ways to make a difference through the giving of our time, resources and financial contributions,” according to Singer.
The company understands that the rewards of giving might sometimes seem intangible, but they have a lasting impact on team members and the organizations Mosaic Construction supports.
“Our diverse relationships extend to local non-profit organizations, community groups and Midwest-based charities, as well as national and worldwide organizations. We make the world better when we lead by example,” notes Poticha.