Project completed by R. Carlson and Sons, Inc. in August, 2019.Timelapse footage taken during construction of a new Murphy Express Fuel Station located at 28...
Whether it's installing an underground fuel storage tank or excavating for a building foundation, our experienced excavation team continues to get jobs done safely and efficiently with our Komatsu 360 Hydraulic Excavator!
Check out these AWESOME action shots from our recent projects!
Ever wondered what it looks like to install an Underground Fuel Tank?!
Take a ride aboard our Hydraulic Excavator at the Mariano's Fuel Station project in Hoffman Estates, where we just installed two underground storage tanks, with a total fuel capacity of 38,000 gallons!
The FIRST EVER Impact Fuel is open in Norridge, IL! The R. Carlson team was brought on board as a partner before the design for this project had even started, providing expert guidance and general contracting services all the way through opening.
Check out the construction timelapse footage below!
Take a look at the newly renovated, classy, 20,000 sq. ft. office space that we completed for Henkels & McCoy in Aurora, IL. The R. Carlson & Sons team completed the major office renovation 1.5 months ahead of schedule!
Enjoy more on this project and the adjacent Henkels & McCoy tilt-up warehouse project on our website:
Project completed by R. Carlson and Sons, Inc. in June 2019. Timelapse footage taken during construction of a new Gas N Wash Fuel Station & Car Wash located ...
Our dedication to high quality work, integrity, and flexibility results in loyal customers who continue to provide us with amazing opportunities.
We are grateful for longstanding client partners, like JP Morgan Chase & JLL, who allow us to do what we do best - transform spaces with passion. We've completed hundreds of banking projects over the years and continue to turn our clients biggest challenges into successes.
Check out the newly revamped Chase Bank page on our website, which showcases a variety of the types of programs and projects that we complete in the banking sector.
#SevanSymposium attendees spent the day discussing best practices and lessons learned within the #multisite industry. After hearing from Michael Bellaman, guests continued the conversations about procurement, safety, technology, scope definition and talent/resources. The teams are collaborating on ways to “Raise the Bar” of multi-site construction.
We are thrilled to confirm that construction is well underway at the newest Gas N Wash Fuel Station & Car Wash in Homer Glen. Our team had the great privilegeof standing alongside representatives from the Village of Homer Glen & Gas N Wash team for the Ground Breaking Ceremony last week.
What began as 5+ acres of farmland is being transformed into one of the area’s premier stops for fueling & convenience needs. The completed project will include an 8,000 SF Convenience Store with a Dunkin’, a 5,000 SF tunnel Car Wash, Auto & Truck Fueling, more than a mile of underground utilities and nearly 150,000 SF of hardscape.
Where were you when you first heard the news about the "novel coronavirus"? For a majority of us, the first reports of the most deadly and influential virus of this era may have felt overwhelingly insignificant, at the time.
Fast forward a few months, and the powerful and unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) has swept through nearly every country on the globe and has altered every day life as we knew it.
Deemed an essential business by local authorities, the general contracting and excavation teams at R. Carlson & Sons quickly adopted federal, state, and local guidelines in an effort to work safely while fighting the pandemic.
At this time, more than ever, we are committed to continuing to do what we do best - safely building what matters.
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In 1947, 37 year old entrepreneur, Robert Edward Carlson, began his journey in becoming a business owner with the support of his wife, Mabel. Out of his kitchen in Chicago, he started a moving company. Shortly thereafter, with a loan of $350 from his brother-in-law, he bought his first truck and began delivering coal and black dirt instead. The business expanded to include concrete subcontracting, performing work for Steele & Loeber garage floors and City of Chicago sidewalks, with secretarial support of his wife, Mabel and the help of his oldest son, Robert S. Carlson (Bob). Hence, the original name of the company was R. Carlson & Son.
In the late 1950’s, Robert moved to Harvey, Illinois and built a new home with an office, later building a warehouse for his equipment. Business expanded again, providing clients with full-fledged General Contracting services. Robert’s attention to detail and determination on his first G.C. project, a Sinclair Oil fuel station, was a roaring success.
Business began to expand once potential clients heard about the growing reputation of R. Carlson and Son in the construction industry. By the early 1960’s, R. Carlson and Son was building fuel stations for an array of clients.
Robert and Mabel Carlson’s 3 sons and 2 daughters, Bob, Bud, Wilbur, Barbara, and Linda, were pivotal to the success of the business. In 1960 when R. Carlson & Son became incorporated, the business name changed to R. Carlson & Sons, Inc. Bob was an integral part of the business since the early 1950’s and Bud and Wilbur became heavily involved in the 1960’s. Bud was instrumental in updating Company accounting principles and practices, sustaining the Company financially for decades. Wilbur expanded capabilities to include excavating services. Barbara provided secretarial support at the office and guided financial decisions for her family business for over 50 years.
In 1968, Robert Carlson passed away, leaving the growing company in the hands of his three sons, Bob, Bud, and Wilbur. In the early 1970’s, the “Sons” decided to terminate concrete services and concentrate on general contracting, wrecking, and excavating and also moved the business to Mokena, Illinois. After several leadership changes between the sons, Bob’s brother-in-law, and husband of Barbara, Bill Sieczkowski, Sr., purchased half of the company in 1976, forming a partnership with Bob. Bill Sr. managed all excavation activities, oversaw all office operations, while Bob continued to manage general contracting.
Upon Bob’s passing in 1988, Bill Sieczkowski Sr. acquired full ownership of R. Carlson and Sons, Inc., which had expanded its project portfolio to include restaurants, strip malls, and maintained a heavy emphasis on fuel stations, excavation, and underground storage tank work.
In the early 1990’s, two of Barb and Bill’s children, Bill Jr. and Brenda, joined the business as third-generation employees. Brenda managed excavation operations and office staff, while Bill Jr. modernized the way that the company manages general contracting projects with an emphasis on safety. The team provided great value and professionalism to their customers, propelling R. Carlson and Sons through the new millennium.
32 years after owning the company, Bill Sr. sold the company to Bill Jr. and Brenda, who have held full ownership of R. Carlson and Sons, Inc. since 2008.
Bill Jr. and Brenda continue to expand operations through large sitework projects and repeat multisite retail construction. Technology modernization has been key to their long term success.
The family business continues to grow and evolve today under the leadership and partnership of Bill Sieczkowski, Jr. and Brenda Smith, grandchildren of Robert E. Carlson and children of Bill and Barbara (Carlson) Sieczkowski.