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wintrust%20logo.jpgAt Wintrust, we’ve supported the construction industry from our inception. We know its importance to local, regional, and national economies and truly understand the specific challenges this dynamic industry faces.  Wintrust’s dedicated Construction, Engineering & Architecture (CE&A) Team is focused on providing financial solutions to Company’s servicing all aspects of the construction industry including general contractors, specialty subcontractors, engineering, and architecture firms. With more than 65 years of combined industry experience, our team supports over 200 construction industry clients with over $750 million in committed capital to the industry. We’re prepared to partner with you and offer your business the right solutions as you continue building Chicago. 

We understand the construction industry: the seasonality and cyclicality, project setbacks/delays, slow/delayed pay, and challenging owners. In addition to our industry expertise, what really sets us apart is the relationships we establish with our clients.  It’s important to us that we take the time to personally understand you and your Company’s specific business goals and challenges so we can tailor targeted solutions for your Company.   Backed by Wintrust’s financial strength and internal resources, we can provide your Company solutions for all business cycles including the following:

  • Growth – Working capital lines of credit for daily liquidity needs
  • Capital – Provide financing for Acquisitions, equipment, and owner occupied properties
  • Ownership Transition – ESOP’s, Key Management buyouts, Private Equity, etc…


Latest Chapter News

  • Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention receives $140,500 donation!

    Thanks to the incredible efforts of FCL Builders and numerous volunteers, their annual Casino Night fundraiser resulted in a donation of $140,500 to CIASP!  As a chapter, we are proud to support efforts to advance awareness of suicide in the construction industry, and those working to make a difference.
  • 2018 Midwest Regional Conference Speaker Agenda Announced!

    Just released!  The 2018 Midwest Regional Conference Agenda.  Registration is open!  New venue and new day of the week!  You won't want to miss this year's conference.
  • Mark Your Calendar for the 2018 Midwest Regional Conference

    New Location!  The Midwest Regional Conference is moving to a new location for 2018.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us September 23-24 at the Westin Lombard/Yorktown Center.   More information coming soon!
  • 2018 "Build Chicago" Award Honorees Announced!

    Congratulations to this year's honorees: Contractor of the Year: Pepper Construction; General Member of the Year: Beth Swanson Verdun, Swanson Contracting Co.; Associate Member of the Year: Alex Warner, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP; President's Award: Dave Sauerman, CIBC.

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    Our project team began utilizing CMiC for project management in February 2018. The project module has been a great help but it took our team an extended period of time to become comfortable with the software. We are using the cloud version of CMiC. ...

  • Posted in: Chicago, IL

    Hi.  If you're involved in other construction associations, and you want to get more involved in CFMA, you may want to consider a group which is part of the Program Committee to help plan joint programs.  Contact me at kcole@dkcole.com, and I'll email ...

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