We are a family-held business expanding into its third generation. The name “Keno” has had a presence in Chicagoland construction since the mid-1930s, and since then we have delivered much of the construction and excavation work for many of Chicago’s most iconic buildings. We have helped define the roadscapes and waterfront character of much of the North Shore and other Chicagoland suburbs. From excavation and land development through design-build and turn-key delivery of the finished product, we complete all work seamlessly. We ensure success because every aspect of our work is executed collaboratively, with the goal of delivering cost-effective and comprehensive solutions, as well as the assurance that everyone goes home safely.
All of JKC’s construction project managers come from a prime contracting background. Each of them has over 24 years of experience.
Deep, complicated, and detailed excavations in unstable, problematic ground conditions are our specialty.
JKC self-performs the site installation of storm, sanitary, and water piping on large-scale projects.
JKC is an experienced presence in marine construction as well as shoreline and ravine conservation throughout Chicago and on the North Shore.
JKC’s demolition activities and scope range from asphalt and concrete paving demolition and clearing through structural and building demolition.
Our reason for being is to take on the difficult excavation and shoreline projects while offering our Clients innovative, cost-effective solutions. We combine over 75 years of experience to form a strategic partnership with our clients that delivers aggressive yet executable field based solutions. Trust is captured through our honest "Can Do, Will Do" leadership approach.
We accomplish the above by having a flexible, family-based atmosphere supported with success. Our challenging projects are diverse in scope and foster real employee development and endless opportunity.
Every day, every worker: Can Do, Will Do. It is inherent to our culture. This is what JKC demands of every employee. Take 5’s, safety huddles, site specific JHA’s with understanding that each employee MUST be accountable not only to themselves, but to the team and client. This is how we stay competitive and relevant.
JKC prides itself in being paperless and “stakeless.” Through using the latest technology, JKC is recognized industry wide as a leader in implementing cutting edge innovations in both estimating and field operations.
JKC furthermore utilizes “in house” FAA license drones to fly projects to accurately measure quantities and project progression. This data is used to accurately measure “real time” productions, conditions, and more.