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Benchmark started as an underground utility contractor. We have augmented our original open cut capabilities with the latest industry technologies. We have practiced competency in the installation of large diameter water and sewer mains, trenchless rehabilitation of sewer lines and structures, and directional drilling for new utility installation.
Rockford Paving - IDOT #01X
City of Chicago – 130th St Sewer Improvements
Enwave- Chicago River Tunnel
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Building A Better America
As this article is being written, the crews from Benchmark are diligently building a new flood control system on the campus of Westview Elementary School in Wood Dale, IL. This project is being built using EPA funds and will alleviate flooding for tens of thousands...
It’s All in Our Toolbox!
There may be no project in Benchmark’s history that highlights the company’s wide-ranging capabilities better than the Wheaton Sanitary District’s Northside Interceptor Replacement. Over a decade in the making, the project was put out to bid by the WSD in July...
You Deliver… So Do We
In February of 2020, the Greater Rockford Airport Authority solicited bids for Phase 3 of its Northwest Cargo Area Expansion. The project included a robust and diverse scope of activities, designed to provide additional capacity for one of its most prominent...
The City of Chicago Department of Water Management provides over 1 billion gallons of potable water to residents of Chicago and 125 surrounding suburbs daily. Their stated mission is to “provide the highest quality drinking water to the Chicago region…” To do this...
On September 24th, Benchmark staff attended “The Roundtable Live” in Manteno, IL. This unique day manages to blend a jobsite, tradeshow, networking opportunity, and a hog roast (yes, a hog roast!) into one of the annual highlights in the Chicagoland construction...
A Commitment to Protecting Lives & Property
The Benchmark underground division crosses thousands of both public and privately-owned utilities every construction season. Coordinating efforts are always made in advance of projects to ensure that these utilities are identified, both on drawings and by locate...
Benchmark’s Safety Program Tackles A New Challenge
Like the rest of America, Benchmark has had to rethink its business processes to cope with life during a pandemic. In mid-March Governor J.B. Pritzker declared construction an essential Illinois industry. For Benchmark this declaration meant figuring out new ways to...
Goodbye Flooding, Hello Benchmark
On May 14th the City of Wood Dale issued Benchmark a $9.7 million contract for stormwater improvements. The city’s residents have long suffered from flooding during periods of heavy rain, which has become a relatively common phenomenon in our region. Benchmark, Wood...
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