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 in as projected!

What really allowed us to hit this tremendous achievement boils down to a few key ingredients. A talented team with boundless energy, hard work, and passion for doing things right are great examples. As a group, we learned important lessons such as the value of really understanding our numbers and the effect on the bottom line, putting the right people in the right spots and encouraging our team to focus on their strengths. By applying these simple concepts, we saw a ripple effect throughout the entire company. Digging into the details, learning new skills and allowing every employee the freedom to grow in their role contributed to the wave of change that swept Tandem. We have seen people take ownership when they believe that taking action is not someone else’s responsibility. This attitude has spread throughout the Tandem team this past year.

While 2018 was good to us, we’re excited to continue this growth in 2019. 730 N. Milwaukee will keep our hands full, but we’re fueled by the challenge. We aim to have it completed no later than the end of December 2019. We hope to nurture the ripple that began in 2018 and build it to a full wave in 2019. Maintaining our positive culture as we add new people to the team and ensuring that we have enough energy in the “tank” to get us to the finish line is how we’ll do it. We can’t wait to craft this post at the start of 2020. After adding an incredible building to the River West community that they’ll be proud of for years to come.