Check out what our clients and partners have to say about Kinzie Builders


Steve Spinell and the entire Kinzie team have been a  terrific partner in our last 5 developments.  Our combined design build process has resulted in daily transparency resulting in on time on budget developments.  We look forward to having Kinzie as our general contractor in our future pipeline of projects.

Rick Filler

President/COO, The Harlem Iriving Companies

Hamilton Partners has been associated with the Kinzie team on 9 projects over the past 10 years.  Kinzie’s design assist process integrating the developer, architect of record, design professionals, material suppliers and various subcontractors early on in the process has resulted in efficiently designed and constructed projects.  This results in a transparent relationship which maintains an alignment of interests for all parties involved.

Todd Berlinghoff

Principal, Hamilton Partners

“At times, Architects and General Contractors can treat each other as adversaries.  That has never been the case with our friends at Kinzie, and Steve has always brought a personal, collaborative approach to an industry full of “at-arm’s-length”transactional relationships.  Conversations preface emails and thoughtful reviews preface scope clarification documents.  When Kinzie is brought into our projects, we know that a professional and integrated approach to delivery will be the process and the best outcome for our client will be achieved.

We never hesitate to refer Kinzie to our clients, and we trust in the culture Steve has built.  He has surrounded himself with kind and courteous individuals that reflect Kinzie’s values of respectfulness and professionalism.  The entire group is truly a pleasure to work with.”

John T. Goodwin Jr.

Partner, BSB Design, Inc.

“A favorite client and friend of mine summarized the value of a consultant or builder with the statement “they deliver”. Kinzie delivered, and with integrity.

Our companies recently completed the 444 Social apartments in Lincolnshire. Anyone in the construction industry knows that when the “done” bell rings, all the participants have fresh memories of struggles and victories and are well aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their counterparts.

A company’s character flows from the top. Your Kinzie associates were always kind, courteous and respectful. They never hesitated to own their own mistakes and were always focused on collaboratively finding solutions that worked for the Owner. From our view, they bent over backwards to make him happy.

We have and will continue to recommend Kinzie in the future.”

Mark Hopkins

HKM Architects & Planners, Inc.

The competitive edge to Kinzie Builders is the people and the team. You will not find a more transparent shop that is organized, courteous, and a group that provides a true collaborative team-like culture from Pre-construction to Post-Construction.

Kinzie Builders is a shop that allows the Developer “to sleep at night” because they act as if they are not only the GC, but also like an Owners Rep for your project. As for the Development of 5525 West Diversey in Chicago, Kinzie was very flexible and diligent in working with CHA Work Requirements (i.e. Section 3), City of Chicago Department of Planning “Residency Requirements” and the City of Chicago MBE/WBE requirements.

Greg Stec

I was first introduced to Kinzie Builders on a collaborative design-assist multifamily project in northwest suburban Chicago. The Kinzie team was instrumental to the project from its inception offering a practical and efficient approach from a construction perspective, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing building constructed within budget and ahead of schedule. 

Kinzie personnel involved in all aspects of the project were professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and responsive to the clients’ needs. The Kinzie team is well versed with budgeting, feasibility studies, predevelopment and design-assist services, and offer experienced project and site management services, supported by Procore, keeping the client, designers, and vendors coordinated throughout the course of the project. 

It was a pleasure working with Kinzie Builders and I look forward to collaborating with the team on the next project.

Tom Lowe

First Equity Group, LLC

30 Years of Industry Experience

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