"Global Builders Inc. was founded in 2005 by Carmen Gratace with a mission to "build" lifelong partnerships and structures that stand the test of time. With a global vision and a hometown focus, Global Builders Inc. has developed strong roots in Chicagoland and throughout the midwest with creativity, dedication, and integrity. These guiding principles, along with our hard-working, humble, and honest approach to building, have been the foundation of the growing, thriving company that is Global Builders Inc.."


The safety of our employees, building partners and clients is of the utmost importance, and we recognize that we are responsible for protecting people Safety is ingrained in our culture, and our goal is zero safety incidents on every project. Our stringent safety protocols include daily site inspections, daily reporting, and unwavering expectations for maintaining clean, organized jobsites. Our mantra is simple: No One Gets Hurt.

Global Builders Inc. continues to operate under the conditions outlined in the memo from Judy Fryland, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Building. Our additional Covid-19 safety protocols include requiring the use of face masks by all employees, subcontractors, and others on all our job sites; enforcing social distancing on job sites; and a strict stay at home policy for anyone experiencing symptoms or potential exposures. 


With more than 200 years of construction management experience on the Global Builders Inc. leadership team, we offer a demonstrated history of successful project completion across many verticals. The depth of our team's experience includes the management of millions of square feet of various types of commercial projects including high-rises, luxury hotels, mixed-use buildings, restaurants, retail centers, senior living facilities, and adaptive reuse landmark buildings. With expertise in all aspects of construction project management, our team has a proven record of solving problems by proactively mitigating risk, tightly managing budgets, and controlling construction schedules. See our Team page for a list of projects each staff member has completed.


At Global Builders Inc., our goal is to deliver a superior product in order to be the "Builder of Choice" for all our clients. We listen and gain a clear understanding of each client's expectations from the outset, then work to collaboratively develop a plan that defines quality expectations during preconstruction and provides the necessary controls and procedures to ensure the process and end result exceed the client's expectations. Global Builders Inc. is dedicated to delivering excellence, and we believe that there is no greater reward than seeing our efforts across all aspects of the project come together to produce a world-class building and satisfied client on every project.


At Global Builders Inc., we believe that collaboration is the key to excellence, and we value our relationships with our clients, employees, subcontractors and vendors. Global Builders Inc. is a premiere facilitator, operating as a general contractor and construction manager, and our team excels at creatively navigating multiple opinions and requests by actively listening and thinking outside the box. Our team works with clients, subcontractors and vendors to devise innovative solutions, no matter how simple or complex the request.


Employing a committed partnering philosophy between our design team and subcontractors on every design-build project, we are consistently successful in providing cost effective and high quality construction that delivers the best value for our clients.
Pre-Construction Services
Pre-construction services are critical to the success of a project. Our methodology is a collaborative, robust, and resource-rich program between all parties that facilitates informed and timely decisions. This process ensures an effective and efficient use of resources and efforts that culminate in meeting client expectations and project goals.
General Contracting
By hiring us as a General Contractor, a client is able to leverage our team of experts, and broad base of resources including subcontractors, vendors, and systems in order to experience a successful turn-key project from concept to completion.
Construction Management
The expertise of our project management team allows the client to reduce their level of risk while trusting us to manage the 6 key components of a project; schedule, cost, safety, quality, function, and scope.
“We are building a better world, one building at a time, and we love what we do!”

— Carmen Gratace, President