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 […]

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 […]

730 N. Milwaukee Groundbreaking

From today’s groundbreaking for our newest development at 730 N. Milwaukee, a 23-story high rise with 196 units – thank you to everyone who made this possible and see you again in 18 months! [huge_it_slider id=”27 “]    

Whirlyball Team Outing

Had a blast at our team outing last Friday – we went over to Whirlyball up in Bucktown to catch up with coworkers and kick back after a long week at the office (or on site). We played a few rounds of Whirlyball, followed by dinner, and then bowling!

Looking Back on 2017

We celebrated 2017 with the entire team last night at our company dinner. Thank you to everyone who’ve helped us make Tandem a success, here’s to an even better new year!                               Take a look at our accomplishments and memories from last year:  

Proposal at MODE

A big congrats to Michael & Kelly on their engagement!! A beautiful proposal set on the terrace of one of our units at MODE – great drone shots of the courtyard and props to on the set up.. wishing you guys happy days ahead~

We’ve moved our office!

Visit us at our new address in River West: 700 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60642 The set-up is still in progress.. but we’re getting there! Thanks to everyone who helped out; we are looking forward to the days ahead in the new office 🙂

Development | ORI Systems

I’m happy to announce that we are partnering with ORI Systems as one of the select developers showcasing their design! ORI is currently installed at our apartments, MODE Logan Square (1950 N Campbell Ave, Chicago, IL 60647) in a studio unit. Please contact our Development Manager, Jeffrey Hreben for further inquiries: jeffrey@tandeminc.net.    

Development | TOD

Shifting demographics pave way for TOD opportunities to best transform Chicago’s urbanscape Trends point to TOD Despite an overall loss in population for the city of Chicago, Chicago’s downtown has experienced accelerated growth. Figures indicate that there has been a resurgence of downtown living as more people are moving to city-centers, with a number of companies trailing close behind.  In the recent years, we’ve seen big-name tech companies, investment groups, food conglomerates and others make their move to the city. In today’s world, being single and living alone is becoming increasingly common; the 2014 US census reports that roughly half […]

Architecture | Groundbreaking at Founder’s Square

Yesterday, some of our team attended the groundbreaking for The Promenade at Founder’s Square, the largest development in Portage Indiana at 15 acres. The living community consists of 304 apartment units, along with over 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail, commercial, and restaurant space. Our architects have been a part of this project for over a year, and we’re excited to see everything come together!  

Construction | MODE Landscaping Progress

We are nearly there with the landscaping at MODE Logan Square.. if everything goes according to schedule, it should be done by the end of the month in time for the start of Summer. Note the outdoor grills (still in progress) in the courtyard, just waiting for that perfect warm Saturday for a BBQ. Speaking of the weather, what is this windy, rainy, 40-degree mess today when it was just warm and sunny in the 70s yesterday? I guess it isn’t Chicago if you’re not wearing shorts and flip-flops one day, and your winter jacket and scarf the next. Let’s […]