a family-owned company
in its second generation
of leadership.

The Company

Currently in our 37th year in business, ICI is a family-owned company in its second generation of leadership. Since 1982, we have completed award-winning projects through construction management, general contracting and design/build project delivery.

Our clients represent a variety of industries: education, retail and automotive to name a few; yet their construction needs are essentially the same – the delivery of high-quality spaces on time and within their budget. ICI not only meets our clients’ expectations, we exceed them. The proof: more than 80% of our projects are generated by repeat clients and referrals. Clients continually turn to ICI for their construction needs because of our performance history and strong project delivery.

The People

Each member of our staff fulfills an essential role within the company. As such, our team has been carefully assembled throughout the years and the formula has proven successful; the average length of time an ICI employee has been working at the company is nearly 10 years.

In addition to bachelor and master’s degrees in construction management, architecture and civil engineering, members of our skilled team hold many respected industry-specific accreditations and professional certifications. ICI employs 2 of only 26 Certified Professional Estimators (CPE) in the state of Illinois, 8 LEED Accredited Professionals, 1 Certified Professional Constructor (CPC), 19 SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) Certified Staff members.


Safety is a core value at ICI. We cultivate a culture that emphasizes safety above all else. Our commitment to safety begins at the top with our executive leadership and our success is the result of daily attention to detail by every employee on every project.

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The History

International Contractors, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Richard Bronge and his eldest son, Randall. Two years later Richard’s middle son Bruce joined the business, followed by his youngest son Jeff in 1991.

For the first several years, the firm focused on hard bid general contracting. As time passed and the firm grew, there was a gradual shift towards the relationship-based business the firm remains today. Because of this relationship-based approach to construction, several of ICI’s first clients from the early 1980s remain clients today.

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When pursuing a new project, ICI often provides names of our past clients during the selection process. These clients, many of whom with we share a multi-decade relationship, provide a firsthand account of what it is like to work with ICI. We find there are consistent themes among the messages shared by our clients: promises kept, a commitment to client needs and a goal of long-term partnerships.

Leyden High School District 212

“ICI was hired to plan and execute a major renovation at West Leyden High School. The project includes significant interior renovations for a complete new serving kitchen, a student commons/cafeteria addition for the courtyard, and much more. ICI prepared a…

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Honors and Awards

ICI has been recognized often during the course of our company’s history for our quality workmanship, jobsite safety and our dedication to our projects and our teammates. From restaurants to schools to auto dealerships, our various project awards reinforce the construction excellence ICI delivers on every project.

Jun 17

2017 Winner – Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™ Competition

For the fifth time, ICI was recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™! An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions;…

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