©2006-2020 Featherstone, Inc

Angela Sullivan,

Director of Strategic Initiatives

& Planning,

Chicago Zoological Society

"The Chicago Zoological Society hired

Featherstone, Inc. as our construction

manager advisor to redevelop the south east

quadrant of the Zoo into a new Hamill

Family Wild Encounter Exhibit and

adjacent Bramsen Animal Ambassador

Pavilion. The staff of Featherstone, Inc.

provided budget estimates from the

conceptual design documents and brought

the design disciplines together through

an efficient RFP process. Featherstone,

Inc. managed the design team to ensure

compliance to the approved budget and

schedule while maintaining the project

program. Featherstone’s full-time field staff

were on site each day during construction

to oversee quality expectations, the

aggressive schedule and the budget target."



Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo


Through an extensive redevelopment of the South

East Quadrant of the Brookfield Zoo, the new

Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibit provides

direct encounters with animals, science exploration,

animal welfare, and personal participation in

conservation. Designed by The Portico Group, the new three acre

exhibit features interactive and viewing exhibits for Wallabies,

Reindeer, Red Pandas, Alpaca, Llama, Goats, and a large four

season Parakeets Aviary building.



Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo

A new 16,500 sf facility and 40,000 sf site development

designed by Booth Hansen. Guests of all ages engage in

up-close experiences with animal ambassadors. This pavilion

houses a variety of animal ambassadors that interact with

guests in the adjacent Hamill Family Wild Encounters

exhibit, in other areas inside the zoo, and in venues outside

of the zoo. A public portion serves educational events,

special events, catered events, and animal ambassador

encounters with guests. Public restrooms serve the pavilion,

as well as the adjacent Oaks Café.


Wauconda, Illinois


The awarding winning 31,000 sf Wauconda Area

Library has been completely transformed by its

recent renovation and remodeling of its interior

while maintaining the visitor’s experience during


Mr. Tom Kern, Library Director, Wauconda Area Public Library

Because of the success of our primary building project and Tom Featherstone’s proven standard of

excellence in construction management and customer relations, we have hired Featherstone, Inc. for other projects in recent years. Tom has consistently proven to be invaluable, ensuring that these projects were completed on time and on budget, and with as little interruption in library services as possible.”


The complete redevelopment and upgrading of the existing maintenance complex including 9 acres of redevelopment to support a new 38,000 sf combination maintenance shops, meeting rooms, offices, and storage, a new 27,500 sf vehicle storage facility, greenhouse expansion, office and shop building for grounds staff, and propagation houses.

"The Morton Arboretum has worked with Featherstone, Inc. on major capital projects from concept design through construction. Their leadership in construction management has been instrumental to help us set realistic goals during the design process and manage the budget during construction with the utmost care."

Mr. Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collections and Facilities, The Morton Arboretum


Franciscan Ministries, Wheaton, Illinois


An extensive interior and exterior renovation project on each of the (7) multifamily buildings

including their 6 story senior living apartment building, (2) 3 story family apartment buildings, and (4) multifamily townhome complexes. The improvements also included the restoration of the site’s wetlands, storm basins, parking lots, site lighting, and playgrounds.

"Featherstone, Inc. was engaged to manage the renovation of Marian Park after the construction budget had already been established. Tom and his team were able to work within those constraints and bring the project to completion under budget and on schedule despite being brought in late in the process. We are very impressed with the quality of work. Tom kept us in the loop with timely communication and early notification of recommended changes as additional infrastructure deficiencies were discovered."

Mr. John Holtz, President, Marian Park, Inc.