Small business success story: Lindblad Construction

March 27, 2013

Based in Joliet, Ill., Lindblad Construction has been performing construction services in the Chicagoland area for more than 60 years.

Over the last five years, Lindblad has secured a number of sub-contracts from Argonne National Laboratory for projects related to building additions, office space, washroom and laboratory remodeling, parking lot renovations, landscaping, new sidewalk construction and elevator modifications.

In addition, Lindblad is the contractor for the laboratory's Rapid Response Program, which allows for construction activities valued at $50,000 and under to be performed on an accelerated schedule. The contract is for a three-year period for an estimated total of $3 million.

According to Lindblad management, the company has found Argonne's Procurement Division to be "extremely helpful in facilitating the contract process by ensuring that we are aware of Argonne's commercial, technical and safety requirements. As a small business, Lindblad is given maximum practicable opportunity to participate in performing sub-contracts led by Argonne National Laboratory."

Lindblad has demonstrated how a small business can deliver high-quality construction services at a cost-effective price to not only meet the needs of Argonne but exceed them.