BY MICHELLE OWNBEY
As of January 1, O’Shea Builders has opened a new project office in Champaign that will house operations for several of O’Shea’s large-scale projects in the Champaign market.
Located at 502 W. Clark Street, the office is a block away from Champaign School District Unit 4’s Central High School, one of four Unit 4 projects that O’Shea will be engaged in over the next five years in Champaign. O’Shea is also working on the historic renovation of University of Illinois’ Everitt Lab, which will house the university’s bioengineering program.
In addition, O’Shea recently completed projects for State Bank of Bement and Decatur Memorial Hospital, both located in nearby Monticello.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Champaign is among the nation’s faster-growing cities and it was the only city in Illinois to reach that distinction. Mike O’Shea, O’Shea’s president, said the new Champaign office allows O’Shea to start establishing roots in the Champaign-area market, with an eye toward regional growth. “Looking to the future, we hope to establish long-term relationships in the Champaign community,” O’Shea said.
Founded in 1902, O’Shea Builders is a commercial construction services provider specializing in pre-construction planning, general contracting, construction management, design-build and building maintenance. Headquartered in Springfield, the company also has offices in East Peoria and now Champaign.