Developer’s Mindset | Contractor’s Experience

Chicago General Contractor and Construction Company

Chicago Based General Contractor

3F Construction is a Chicago based general contractor.  We have experience renovating and building multifamily and commercial buildings throughout the city.  Since 2010, 3F has renovated over 2,000 residential units in Chicago.  As a result, some of the most sophisticated developers in the city trust us to work on their properties.  3F can tackle anything from ground-up construction to adaptive reuse to high volume unit renovations. Read how our approach is different.

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3F Construction is a “one-stop shop” general contractor based on Chicago.  We offer a range of construction services from pre-construction planning through general contracting or construction management.  We specialize in programmatic apartment unit renovations and common area upgrades.  3F can tackle the largest assignments, renovating up to 50 units a month in a single building.  Have a look at some of our recently completed Projects.

Our Approach

1. 3F procures building materials directly to avoid multiple layers of markup.

2. Overseas material suppliers sell and ship directly to 3F to keep costs down.

3. US-based manufacturers and distributors sell in volume directly to 3F.

4. Less skilled labor is used on-site to receive, handle, bundle, and deliver materials where they are needed.

5. 3F hires a pool of skilled labor to self-perform carpentry, flooring, tile, and drywall.  MEP trades are subcontracted out.

6. Kitchen cabinets are received in knockdown form and assembled on-site.  This reduces handling and transportation costs.

7. We evaluate kitchen dimensions to minimize the amount of countertop waste.  A few inches of unnecessary countertop space can dramatically increase waste and cost.

8. 3F puts an institutional wrapper around a fragmented and chaotic process.  This allows clients to focus on the big picture while 3F manages the details.

Our Company Brochure

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We Renovate and Build Cool Places Where People Live and Work

3F Construction is a Chicago general contractor with significant project experience renovating and building Multifamily, Commercial, Mixed-use, and Single Family projects. In addition, 3F specializes in high volume apartment unit renovation programs. If you need to renovate 50 apartment units a month, contact us.

Technology Driven Construction Management

3F uses the PROCORE® cloud-based construction management software to help increase project efficiency and accountability by providing streamlined project communication and documentation. We are able to manage projects in real time from any web-connected mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop. PROCORE® provides 3F the ability to collaborate on projects and view various documents, including submittals, RFIs, contracts, schedules, and drawings. This process ensures synchronization between contractors, architects, engineers, and the construction management team. Project data from each job is made visible to owners, offering transparency and accountability for the team.

What Is Procore Construction Software?