New Year, New Tandem

As 2018 drew to a close, we wanted to take a look back at the accomplishments we achieved over the past year. To say the least, it was a milestone year for our company. The highlight being breaking ground on our first ever high rise project at 730 N Milwaukee Ave in River West through our partnership with Rambaud Holdings. Although we still have a long way to go (another 9 stories to be exact), we are thrilled with the progress that we’ve made. Not only did our crew close out the year ahead of schedule, but our budget is coming […]

The History of Tandem

With 2019 bringing exciting changes for Tandem. We wanted to take a look back at how we got here. From 2004 and beyond, read below for a bit of background on the history of Tandem. 2004 Tandem was started when Tony Andrews, Sean Staunton, Chris Walsh, and Dimitri Nassis joined together with the vision of building new single-family homes on the north side of Chicago, IL. The entire team was looking for career changes and to scratch a collective entrepreneurial itch. It all came together at their first office located in Roscoe Village at 1720 W School Street. The vision […]

Tandem Industry Leader: Lean Construction

Around mid-2016 Tandem Inc. first heard about the concept of Lean Construction and the began to understand the importance of it. After researching, they started implementing a few practices with the construction team.  What’s special about the lean approach is how it focuses on creating value by relentlessly cutting waste and rework. In addition to this, the core values are efficiency, collaboration, accountability and transparency. These perfectly aligned with Tandem’s own values and commitment to building. An important step on Tandem’s “lean journey” was hiring industry leader Rich Seiler from Unified Works to train the team and help the tradespeople […]

Tandem Coffee Talk: Tony Andrews, VP of Construction

Why Tandem? I am fortunate enough that I have always known what I have wanted to do. Tandem started when I was 5 or 6 years old. I just did not know it back then. What do you do at Tandem? I do all the construction hiring, make final contractor selections and strategize about the direction and what the next year will look like. What excites you about your work? The most exciting thing is the all all-star team in front of me. Watching their innate skills makes me proud to be around every one of them. Not only because of […]