Reyes Group Ltd. is a general contracting company based out of Markham, Illinois. Marcos Reyes, who immigrated to America from Mexico with his family at the age of seven, founded Reyes Group in September of 1992. Mr. Reyes attended the University of Illinois where he studied and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. Because of his background as an immigrant, Mr. Reyes was able to secure a Minority Owned Business (MBE) certification from the City of Chicago, which is accepted by other governmental agencies to empower and showcase the quality of work undertaken by groups of people who have traditionally been overlooked in the construction industry, and grow the company into a group who annually undertakes millions of dollars in work and employs hundreds of workers throughout the construction season.
Reyes Group specializes in many fields of the construction industry, including new construction, infrastructure development, and complex renovation projects in the municipal and private sectors, working not only as prime contractors but also as subcontractors for some of the largest contracting companies in the nation. They have grown over the last 30 years to include not only the Chicagoland market, but also establishing themselves in the Dallas area market, as well. Reyes Group has successfully completed numerous jobs with the Illinois Tollway, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Department of Aviation, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Texas Department of Transportation, and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) just to name a few.
No project is too complex for Reyes Group to consider, and even if they do not have the expertise to undertake a project, they are always looking to combine their knowledge with other companies to form Joint Ventures, to ensure a project is completed on time and safely. Infrastructure development is a specialty of Reyes Group one that benefits every market that they operate in. If you’ve flown in or out of O’Hare International Airport you have encountered their work as you land or take off, as they worked on the installation of the first new runway to be built at O’Hare in 30 years, Runway 9L-27R. The dedication they show in improving the communities they operate in, and their influence in lifting up minority owned contractors by participating in the City of Chicago MBE program are just some of the reasons they are the Indiana Illinois Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting Spotlight Contractor of the Fall and Winter season.
From the Fall/Winter 2022 Issue of The Monitor.