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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Block Electric recently celebrated the completion of a major two-year renovation of the Chicago Athletic Association building, which is located at 12 S. Michigan Avenue in the heart of downtown Chicago. Now named the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, the newly renovated 120-year-old historic building has 241...
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Customer Delight

A letter from Thomas Howe Project Manager, Argonne Facilities Management Service & Leadership Computing Facility I would like to take the opportunity to point out the excellent service Argonne received from Block on the recent project of subject. More specifically, the combination of field personnel and...
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Spotlight on Scott Schultz

Project Manager Scott Schultz studied electrical engineering at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, where he received a soccer scholarship. While studying at Olivet, Scott realized he wanted to be more “hands-on” and looked into the IBEW apprenticeship and was accepted into the program in November of...
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Argonne National Labs Chilled Water Plant

Block Electric recently completed a successful project of installing transformers and supporting switchgear at the Argonne National Laboratories Chilled Water Plant in Argonne, Illinois under the supervision of Jim McCormick, Foreman Adam Mellen, and the crew Gary Crutchfield. Kris Hajek, Mike Kammers, and Jason Moore. Block's long-standing...
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Spotlight on John Leyden

His recent promotion from General Foreman has been a physical and mental transition for John Leyden, who has been working as a Project Manager out of the Niles office since last October. “Every day is a new experience and a bit humbling at times to...
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La Rabida Outpatient Center-Chicago

The recent completion of a 13,000 square foot Outpatient Center featuring 18 new exam rooms designed especially for children with special healthcare needs at La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago is yet another example of how Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2017 online Customer Delight and having...
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Spotlight on Matt McShane

For as long as he can remember, Block Electric General Foreman Matt McShane has been watching the television series This Old House. As a boy he often helped his father with projects around the house. Both were telling signs of what McShane’s future would hold.  “I always...
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Restoration Hardware Project

Block Electric recently completed the upscale renovation project for Restoration Hardware, located in the Gold Coast's 70,000 square foot Three Arts Club at 1300 N. Dearborn Parkway. Restoration Hardware's renovation of the Three Arts Club as one of their flagship buildings was designed to reflect their...
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Spotlight on Jason Carline

When he’s not busy working, Block Electric General Foreman Jason Carline spends most of his time with his wife Amy and their children Anthony, 13 and Haily, 11. The family resides in Montgomery, Illinois. "Currently we are anxiously awaiting the warmer weather. We love to...
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