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Community-Wide Exterior Paint Projects for Condominium & Townhome Associations

Exterior painting with workers on scaffolding
Chicago Highrise Condos / Apartment Buildings

Benchmark General Contracting specializes in outdoor maintenance and exterior painting, wrought-iron work, and caulking for large-scale communities, including condominium associations, townhome associations, and multi-family units.

Our expertise will make your common areas and building faces look fantastic.  Our decades-long experience in project management means we can deliver the goods to your communities. We understand your business better than any other general contracting company in Chicago.  We have made it our business to make you look the best you can be.

We offer stellar project management and customer service, and experience to meet your deadlines, and beat all expectations.  Check out our Condominium Association service page to learn more.

Or let us know your project needs now by calling us at 312-714-8271 or connecting with us through our contact form.

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New business needing a retail space?

Need a retail build out for your hair salon, day spa, or other boutique space?

No problem.  Benchmark General Contracting can do your build-out for you in time to open the doors for business.

Our multi-services expertise in such areas as interior painting, interior remodeling, drywall repair, flooring, custom carpentry, electrical, and plumbing, all make building out your retail space a snap.

Our job of orchestrating various parts to complete a commercial space that looks exactly how you want it to, on time and on budget, is what we do best.  Use Benchmark to build out and you’ll get a detailed game plan of the build-out, and consistent updates on the progress we make.  We know our business and can proudly claim that we meet deadlines regularly. Using Benchmark as your general contractor, we will walk you through the permitting process, the equipment and supplies list, and the steps involved in the actual build-out.  You won’t get any surprises from us, other than satisfaction at a job well done.

Build-Out Checklist – a guide

Chances are you’re looking at the commercial building cost per square foot.

Benchmark General Contracting clients have found our Build-Out Checklist to be a great way to get started on determining costs.

Note: Costs will be dependent on where you are located and what your municipality zoning laws are.

  • Planning / Zoning costs – including possible site study, traffic study
  • Office spaces – the actual rooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Waiting area – reception
  • Storage spaces
  • Walls
  • Fire-rated doors
  • Insulation
  • Electrical / light fixtures
  • HVAC, ductwork, ceilings, registers
  • Flooring
  • Alarm, sprinkler, fire
  • Commercial entry door(s)
  • ADA compliance costs
  • External handicapped access
  • Handicap parking
  • Permits
  • Cost for any delays (permitting, inspection)
  • Inspections
  • Added signage

If you can at least picture or map out an answer to every item in this checklist, you’ll be able to get a general idea on the commercial building cost per square foot for your area.

You can then discuss specifics with your building contractor to get a better idea of what that cost be to you (or your building’s landlord).

Check out our work here if you need a build-out in Chicago.

If you want to build or renovate a retail space, or commercial complex, we want to hear about it. Tell us your project needs.  Call us at 312-714-8271 or click here to send us a message.

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Multi-Family Units and Condominium Associations

Row of Modern Townhouses

Do Other Building Contractors Do This?

Benchmark adheres to the highest quality and professional standards in the Building Industry.

We understand every aspect of maintaining multiple family units, and we’re proud to work with clients from multiple sectors in the Chicagoland region.

We tailor each condominium association or townhome associations’s needs into a plan of action that maintains the utmost in functionality and aesthetics for each unit on a regular basis.  We are in it for the long-haul, which means you and your members/tenants can rely on excellence.  High-end or efficiency units, Benchmark is prepared to create just the right level of service and expertise.

Building Contractors might be known for their handiwork with power tools, but we at Benchmark also pride ourselves on our relationships with our clients.

We are members in good standing with these professional associations:

professional memberships that Benchmark belongs to

Click here to see more about our work as Building Contractors for Multi-family and Condominium Associations.

Let us know your building needs by calling us at 312-714-8271 or connecting with us through our contact form.

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Custom Remodeling

Chicago Remodeling Done Differently

Experience the joy of seeing your vision turn into mortar, stone, glass, wood, and beam.

When you hire Benchmark General Contracting for your custom Chicago remodeling needs, you’ll enjoy premium workmanship, that is hassle-free, with no sleazy upsells after signing the contract (or before!), and no continual delays from bad planning.

We specialize in kitchens and bathrooms for custom remodeling:

Some services we use for custom remodeling your space:


Stone, Granite & Tile work


No need to grit your teeth

  • We abide by start and end dates.
  • We communicate clearly and continuously so that you know the progress of your Chicago remodeling project.
  • We transform rooms to look state-of-the-art and inspirational.
  • We have the best craftsmen in the Chicagoland area as well as the latest tools, so there’s no slow down or need for repair while getting your project completed.

Terms for hiring us

Our rates for custom remodeling are $115 per hour, with a 3-hour minimum.

The initial meeting – what you’ll get

  • Meeting with us to walk through your property
  • Scope of work detailing all finishes, materials, equipment, and time-frame
  • A written proposal that is ready for submission to your bank for financing the entire project

Options for using us

Benchmark serves as your project manager. We oversee and ensure that plans made by another company are executed fully.  Our fee is 10% of the project costs.
Or, Benchmark does the entire job, from start to polished finish.

Take a look at our interior remodeling page to learn more about what we can do for you.

Or contact us to let us know your project needs by calling us at 312-714-8271 or connecting with us through our contact form.

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Steel fences / Wrought iron work


Metal iron fences can be seen all over the city of Chicago.

Salt and the weather make them rust.  That too can be seen all over the city.

What we do

Benchmark grinds down the rust, getting rid of it.

Then we prime and paint them, making them look new again.

If some pieces are too rusted out, we remove them with a welder and apply new metal, welding them together.

Click here to see more of our wrought iron work.

Or, let us know your steel fencing / wrought iron needs by calling us at 312-714-8271 or connecting through our contact form.

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Recent Projects (such as this Ramp Resurfacing)

Take a look at photos of recent projects done successfully.

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