On July 19, 1984, Jim McShane establishes McShane Construction, a design/build construction firm headquartered in suburban Chicago, Illinois.
McShane is awarded its first project – a large build-to-suit food processing plant – for Mullins Food Products in Broadview, Illinois.
In 1988, McShane began its first construction project in Bolingbrook, Illinois on behalf of Trammell Crow Company, and has since completed over 4,000,000 square feet in one of Chicago’s most successful distribution markets.
In July 1992, McShane relocates its headquarters office to Rosemont, Illinois, a centrally-located and popular locale for Chicago’s growing real estate brokerage community and affiliated firms.
Determining that growth comes not only from market diversity, but from geographical expansion, Jim McShane embarks on a quest to purchase a construction company headquartered in Texas, recognized as one of the nation’s most promising future market.
In October 1994, McShane celebrates its 10-year company anniversary.
After a comprehensive search and evaluation process, Jim McShane acquires the assets of The Cadence Group, headquartered in Dallas with offices in Houston and Austin, establishing Cadence McShane Construction Corporation.
Jim McShane begins the new millennium by establishing a McShane southwestern regional office in Phoenix, Arizona with the firm’s initial construction of the multi-building, four-story, Class A East Gateway Centre office complex.
McShane Construction Company was awarded its first multi-family assignment in Chicago, Illinois, a for-sale condominium development located at 816 West Erie. Through the years, McShane’s multi-family portfolio has grown substantially, establishing the firm as one of the nation’s largest providers of multi-family construction services.
McShane relocates its growing corporate headquarters into Pointe O’Hare, a 263,000 square foot Class A office complex that the firm constructed in Rosemont, Illinois.
The Chicago Chapter of NAIOP honors Jim McShane with its most prestigious award – the Award of Excellence – recognizing his growing achievements within the industry.
The firm pushes further west establishing a western regional office in Southern California to provide design/build construction services within this booming industrial region with its initial construction assignment in San Bernardino, a growing market within the expanding Inland Empire.
McShane Construction celebrates its 20th year anniversary.
Looking to expand into the growing southeastern market, McShane establishes a new regional office in Auburn, Alabama, aptly positioned to provide comprehensive construction services within this highly-populated and growing Sunbelt region.
McShane Construction Company is honored as the NAIOP Chicago Chapter’s “2007 General Contractor of the Year” for excellence in construction practices.
The Chicago Chapter of NAIOP names McShane Construction Company as the “2008 General Contractor of the Year” for a second consecutive year.
The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) names The Residences at the Grove in Downers Grove, Illinois the 2009 Residential Project of the Year.
For the third straight year, McShane Construction Company is selected as the “General Contractor of the Year” at the NAIOP Chicago Chapter Awards of Excellence in 2009.
The Phoenix office of McShane Construction Company is awarded the “Build-to-Suit of the Year – Office” by the NAIOP Phoenix Chapter for the 82,000 square foot Orbital Sciences Corporation build-to-suit.
Casa Morelos and Casa Maravilla in Chicago, Illinois are named the 2010 Residential Project of the Year by the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO).
For the fourth consecutive year, McShane Construction Company is named the “General Contractor of the Year” by the Chicago Chapter of NAIOP.
The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) names Park Douglas in Chicago, Illinois the Residential Construction Project of the Year for 2012.
The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) selects McShane Construction Company as its 2012 General Contractor of the Year.
The renovation of the historic Hairpin Lofts and Logan Square Community Art Center in Chicago, Illinois receives the 2012 Good Neighbor Award from the Chicago Association of Realtors.
Cherry Logistics Center in Newark, California is named a finalist for the 2013 Structures Award in the Best Green Project category by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
The Edward Don & Company build-to-suit is named a finalist for the Merit Award – Industrial Construction Project of the Year by the Chicago Building Congress.
The Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy is named the 2014 Merit Award Winner for Rehab Construction Project of the Year by the Chicago Building Congress (CBC).
The McShane Companies celebrates its 30th year anniversary.
The Chicago chapter of NAIOP recognizes McShane Construction Company as a finalist for the Contractor of the Year Award at its annual Awards for Excellence.
For the fifth time in company history, McShane Construction Company is recognized as the Contractor of the Year Award by the Chicago Chapter of NAIOP.
Jim was recognized for his leadership in the Chicago real estate community and commitment to civic, charitable and philanthropic endeavors that exemplify the spirit and mission of Urban Land Institute Chicago.