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of Transportation (IDOT) in 2008. For this status, the department
"requires a full audited review, along with work history and financial
strength in issuing their prequalification," the company says.
"This financial tool greatly increases PirTano Construction Co.'s
ability to build challenging projects for all agencies in the state
of Illinois," PirTano says. "Because of PirTano's 30-plus years of
experience, this unlimited prequalification represents tremendous
future opportunities for continued growth of the corporation in the
The company also won the 2012 Best of Portage Award in the
Special Trade Contractors category from the Portage Award Program
committee. "Their selection of PirTano is a reflection of the hard work
of not only PirTano, but of many people that have supported our
business and contributed to the subsequent success of our organization," it says.
PirTano says it can take on
projects of any size.
"We do large-scale residential installations in addition to installations in schools, high rises, senior living communities, apartment
complexes, colleges and campus environments," PirTano says. "With
our supervisory team and over 150 proven technicians, we are able
to perform quality installations of all types."
PirTano's affiliates include the Underground Contractors Association
(UCA) of Illinois. Based in Itasca, Ill., the non-profit association was
established in 1957 and consists of contractors and suppliers in the
sewer, water, utility and underground industries.
The organization represents more than 200 contractors and associate member companies. "UCA maintains a wide range of benefits,
educational opportunities and services designed specifically for our
members," it says.
Home Sweet Home
PirTano's main headquarters is located on a three-acre site in Addison. There, the company operates a 12,000-square-foot facility that
encompasses its office and shop.
"Our aerial construction department, underground construction
department, engineering and design department, and estimating
department are all housed at this facility, as well as the office staff," PirTano says. "Twenty underground sewer and water crews are deployed
from this location as well as our crews, who install aerial and underground cable, along with telephone and other fiber optic projects."
PirTano says it has the ability to take on any project, despite the
size or detail. "Our high bondability and outstanding rating assures
PirTano Construction can finish the job on time and to the highest
standards," it says.
The company's previous projects include a renovation of Buckingham Fountain in Chicago. PirTano partnered on the project with the
Chicago Park District and Burling Builders Inc.
PirTano followed a seven-days-a-week schedule to finish the project on time as it installed new waterlines and storm drains around
the fountain. "Buckingham Fountain is just one of Chicago's many,
many beautiful historical points of interest," it declares.
PirTano has earned recognitions for its work, including the prequalification rating of "UNLIMITED" from the Illinois Department
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