ABOUT US

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For over 25 years, Design Construction Concepts has provided outstanding renovation, remodeling and construction services for residential and commercial property owners who expect an elevated level of detail, finishes and beauty. As you can see throughout Our Portfolio, we have the expertise to maximize your property's functionality, aesthetic value and overall appeal.  

At Design Construction Concepts, we understand the entire process of consulting, constructing and transforming your property. When our collective values are aligned, the probability of exceeding your expectations is realized. Our core values include only making promises we can keep and treating each project as if it were our own home. 

Homeowners and business owners who want to improve the spaces where they live and work recognize they must select a Design/Builder that can help them achieve their goals. Our ability to capture and execute our clients' vision is why they choose us as their construction partner. At Design Construction Concepts it all comes together!

LEADERSHIP

ANDY POTICHA
Founder & CEO
IRA SINGER
Founder & COO
MIKE FRAZIN
Founder & CFO

TEAM

ALBERT
MARKS

Business Development Manager
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JOE
DONNELLY

Business Development Associate
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OLIVER
KAMYSZEW

Business Development Associate
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BRANDI
KAMYSZEW
Director of Administration
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JOANN
SANDOVAL
Director of Accounting
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TIM
BOONE

Production Accountant
BRAD
MILLER

Production Manager
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ROBERT
SPENCE

Production Manager
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TODD
GRAMLY
Project Manager
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JARED
MAURER
Project Manager
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DAVE
WILSON

Project Manager
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HARRISON
CHODASH
Assistant Production Manager/Production Software Specialist
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CARA
RESNICK

Production Assistant
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JULIANNE
BARUT-WOODS

Compliance Manager
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KATIE
RODRIGUEZ
Administrative Manager
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HEATHER
BURICH
Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist

OUR COMMITMENT TO TRADE & SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

We believe our trade partners are an extension of our company and team. We are a relationship driven, design-build firm that believes in creating long term partnerships that benefit our clients, our business and our community.  We value the diversity of experience, thinking and problem solving that comes from working with trade and supplier partners from a wide variety of backgrounds, including women business enterprises (WBEs), minority business enterprises (MBEs), disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) and Black Contractors Owners and Executives (BCOE).

 

We're always looking to partner with talented trade contractors and suppliers who provide quality and timely delivery on our projects. We are committed to timely communications, collaboration, and transparent business practices. 

 

As a first step to explore working with us, we invite you to complete and submit our prequalification form, available HERE.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Helping others is baked into our DNA. Our “Pay it Forward” mindset provides us the opportunity to make a difference through philanthropic partnerships. Giving back to our community has a lasting impact on our team members and the organizations we support. Our diverse relationships extend to local non-profit organizations, community groups and Midwest-based charities, as well as national and worldwide organizations. A few examples include:

American Friends of Israel Sport Center for the Disabled (AFISCD)

Committed to providing ongoing financial support to the ISCD Center, AFISCD empowers children and youth with physical disabilities from all backgrounds through sports. In addition to our annual support and sponsorship of the annual golf tournament, our Founder Mike Frazin serves on the Board and organizes the annual fundraising poker tournament.

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Bike the Parks, Supporting the Parks Foundation of Highland Park

Bike the Parks is an event that supports the Parks Foundation of Highland Park, which is dedicated to the belief that every resident of the community deserves the opportunity for an enriched, healthy lifestyle. A free event, participants ride bikes through seven parks, raising money for the foundation.

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The Center For Enriched Living

CEL IS A Year-round social center for people of all ages with developmental disabilities. Founder Ira Singer is the Board Treasurer on the Executive Committee; we donate annually and to support special events such as the Golf Outing and Chef’s Night.

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College Bound

College Bound Opportunities mentors, empowers, and inspires low income, first generation Scholars to overcome barriers, graduate college, and achieve success in life.

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Ani Shlishi

Ani Shlishi (“I am Third”) is a nonprofit based in Israel that provides opportunities for self-advancement and meaningful employment for Israel’s at-risk youth.

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Bright Star Community Outreach

BSCO’s Community Outreach seeks to convene all the stakeholders in the community to accomplish BSCO’s vision of communities becoming self-sufficient livable communities for individuals, families and organizations.

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The Chicago Center

 

The Chicago Center strives to be there for every Jew on any and every day of their life from cradle to grave. It provides close to 50 programs that range from food pantries to father/son programs, first aid classes to housekeeping for those in need, all with the goal of enriching and uniting the community.

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Deerfield Family Theatre

In addition to our Founder Ira Singer having performed here, we also provide annual support to this theatre in Deerfield, Illinois.

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Deerfield Park District’s Rudin Park

The Deerfield Park District was established in 1951 to provide recreation programs and facilities for residents of all ages.

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Erasing The Distance

Erasing The Distance is a non-profit arts program using the power of performance to disarm stigma, spark dialogue, educate, and promote healing surrounding issues of mental health through theatre.

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Good People Fund

The Good People Fund, inspired by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world), responds to significant problems such as poverty, disability, trauma and social isolation, primarily in the United States and Israel.They provide financial support, guidance and mentoring to charitable activities of modest proportions that are undertaken by Good People acting singly or in small groups.

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Heroes to Heroes

Heroes to Heroes Foundation provides spiritual healing and peer support for American Combat Veterans who have attempted suicide or are on a path to self-destruction due to moral injury.

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Hope for the Day

 

HFTD is a diverse coalition of suicide survivors, lived experience peer supporters, clinicians and advocates, who shared his pressing sense of urgency to create tangible action on suicide prevention. We support their annual fundraising gala.

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I Belong

 

I Belong is a nonprofit organization that employs people who are intellectually or developmentally differently able while embracing the Jewish values of Community, Kindness, Responsibility, Respect and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).

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JCFS Chicago

Providing vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year, JCFS Chicago helps them face challenges with life transitions, mental health, developmental/intellectual disability and basic human need. We support multiple JCFS programs and events; additionally, our Founder Andy Poticha serves on the Board of Directors.

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JCFS Chicago’s Larry Dobkin Gala supporting TunedIn, the Response Center for Teens

The Center this gala supports provides support for teens and their families through prevention, outreach, counseling, and sexual health services in a teen-friendly environment. Our Founder Andy Poticha has been involved in the event for many years, including as an honoree.

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Jewish Student Press Services

Published since 1991 by the independent non-profit Jewish Student Press Service, New Voices is the only Jewish and justice-focused magazine by and for college students.

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Jewish United Fund (JUF)

JUF provides support for people in need throughout Illinois and Israel. We support multiple JUF-driven events and programs.

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Kids Kicking Cancer

Kids Kicking Cancer’s Mission is: to ease the pain of very sick children while empowering them to heal physically, spiritually and emotionally.

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Left Over Cuisine

Left Over Cuisine aims to become the world’s most widely used solution for companies and individuals to eliminate food waste in their communities, making food rescue sustainable and universal, and food hunger a thing of the past.

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Lurie Children’s Hospital

Lurie Children’s Hospital is the top pediatric hospital in Illinois, ranking in all 10 specialties in the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital rankings.

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Moadon Kol Chadash

A vibrant center for Jewish learning and education, Moadon Kol Chadash gives children and their families a chance to explore their heritage, participate in Hebrew learning programs, discover the joy of Judaism and make a strong connection to Israel.

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North Suburban Special Recreation Association

NSSRA provides and facilitates year round recreation programs, facilities and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities. NSSRA is an extension of ten park districts, two cities and one village in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

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Maot Chitim

The mission of Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago, Inc. is to assist needy members of the Chicagoland community with Passover and The High Holidays and other food-related needs so they may observe the holidays and daily life in a traditional and dignified manner. The mission is also to provide a volunteer opportunity to unite all members of the Jewish community.

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Moriah Congregation Art Fair

The Moriah Congregation Judaic Art & Jewelry Fair features an array of media including wall art, sculptures, glass, ceramics, precious metals, wood, textiles, paper, photography and wearable art – clothing and stunning jewelry.

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Olive Tree Arts

Olive Tree’s mission is to use creative expression to promote understanding, cooperation and peace in our multi-faith society.

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Back To School Illinois

Back 2 School Illinois was founded in 2010 when it offered a free school supply distribution for low-income families; it now provides Back 2 School kits and other mission-aligned programs including a college scholarship program.

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Cancer Wellness Center

The Cancer Wellness Center was started in 1989 in Skokie, Illinois, by three friends who were determined to build a reliable source of information and support for cancer survivors and others living with cancer.

Today the Center has grown and expanded its services to provide education, wellness services and psychosocial support to those impacted by cancer and their loved ones.

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Chicago Upstart

 

UpStart partners with the Jewish community’s boldest leaders to expand the picture of how Jews find meaning and how we come together. UpStart gives participants the entrepreneurial tools and network they need to build the Jewish community of the future.

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Deerfield High School’s School Chest

School Chest is Deerfield High School’s annual Charity Drive.  For over 50 years, the efforts of the Deerfield High School community have been synthesized to raise awareness and funds for a non-profit organization.  Each year, the student body selects an organization that demonstrates strong connections to the local area, is relatable to our students and provides volunteer opportunities, and is inspirational.

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GiGi’s Playhouse

GiGi’s Playhouse has a purpose and mission of changing the way the world views Down Syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. Their vision is to see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities.

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Hillel Milwaukee

Supporting students from five universities, Hillel MKE provides scholarships for experiential learning opportunities and programs and supports exploration of their Jewish heritage and faith.

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The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
 

Our Founder Andy Poticha services on the Board of this museum, supporting its dedication to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice, and indifference.

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Jewish National Fund

JNF is a nonprofit organization and United Nations NGO (non-governmental organization) that gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.  We support the JNF Special in Uniform program that integrates youth with disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and prepares them for post-service careers.

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KESHET

Passionate about inclusion, Keshet does whatever is necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to achieve their potential.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improving the quality of life of patients and their families. We are supporters of their Golf Classic.

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Milwaukee JCC

The Harry & Rose Samson Milwaukee JCC provides social, educational, recreational and cultural programs founded upon Jewish ethics and values.

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No Labels

No Labels is a groundbreaking movement led by Americans who embrace the new politics of problem solving and are collaborating to find common sense, non-partisan solutions to our toughest challenges.

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Open Communities

The mission of Open Communities is to educate, advocate, and organize to promote just and inclusive communities in North Suburban Chicago. We seek to eradicate housing discrimination, in all of its forms and against all persons, due to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, or source of income. Quality housing is a human right; fair housing is the law.

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Open Heart Magic

Being hospitalized can be frightening for anyone, but especially for a critically ill child. That’s where Open Heart Magic comes in. Our Hospital Bedside Magic programs bring laughter, hope and strength to sick children – one-to-one – at their hospital bedsides.

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Simon Wiesenthal Center

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a Jewish global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in a historic and contemporary context. The Center confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.

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Stand With Us

StandWithUs (SWU) is an international and non-partisan Israel education organization that inspires and educates people of all ages and backgrounds, challenges misinformation and fights antisemitism.

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Vision for Tomorrow

Vision for Tomorrow provides support to families affected by aniridia or albinism by offering immediate family support for newly diagnosed families, empowering affected families with a platform to receive information and fundraise for their cause, and by providing access to information on aniridia and albinism in an open free environment.

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ORT America

World ORT, supported by ORT Chicago, a part of ORT America, is a global educational network of schools, colleges, and international programs that propel more than 300,000 students in 35 countries to develop careers and lead fulfilling, independent lives.

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Project 613

Project 613 connects you with other amazing Jewish Young Professionals to build strong relationships & to develop your life potential…all while having a blast! Come check us out!

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Sketchpad Chicago

SketchPad energizes and strengthens an open Chicago Jewish community by promoting collaboration and innovation for Jewish nonprofit organizations and professionals. SketchPad provides a coworking space and programming that stimulates cross-fertilization of ideas, further invigorating our communal landscape.

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Solomon Schechter Day School

Solomon Schechter Day School is committed to providing an education that weaves the best of general studies and Judaic studies in an integrated program that is the benchmark against which Jewish day school programs are measured..

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Torahub of the Ember Foundation

Torahub offers learning services which create a rich Jewish educational experience for individuals, families, groups, couples, and businesses. Led by Rabbi Yehuda Albin, Torahub offers lifelong learning that educates, inspires, unites, and gives back.

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Youth Guidance

Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, to succeed in school and in life. Youth Guidance sees a bright and successful future for every elementary and high school student.

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Village Chicago

The Village Chicago is a social network of friendship, engagement and services for people over 50. The mission is to enhance the quality of life and the well-being of individuals as we live longer, so that we remain integral, vibrant and contributing members of our communities. The vision is to be a leader in enriching the experience of aging in our communities and a model for the nation.

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American Jewish Committee National Leadership Council

Intergroup Committee consists of AJC leaders with a strong interest in interreligious and/or interethnic relations. This committee helps AJC Chicago carry out its priorities and advocacy related to interreligious and interethnic relationships. Members partner with staff to build and maintain bridges with diverse religious, ethnic and community leaders in the Chicago area.