Redmond was founded in 2013 as a commercial interiors firm focused on tenant improvement and building amenities projects. The firm’s award-winning portfolio and exceptional team have consistently grown, positioning Redmond as a go-to partner for many of Chicago’s top technology startups and emerging growth companies. Redmond has completed projects in Chicago’s most notable high-rise buildings and has a client roster that includes fast-growing companies including Pharmacann, Pinterest, G2, Jellyvision, DocuSign, and Codeverse, as well as global commercial real estate firms like JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, and CBRE.
Redmond recently launched its Cannabis Group – a specialized team of cannabis and construction industry experts dedicated to growing the firm’s portfolio of dispensary and cultivation projects. Led by Project Executive Chris Atkinson, Redmond’s Cannabis Group provides present, prospective, and future cannabis clients with unmatched knowledge and expertise to efficiently bring businesses to market in a rapidly growing, highly regulated industry. Redmond’s commitment to each client and project, combined with its deep understanding of what’s at stake, sets it apart from other general contractors operating in the cannabis industry.
As the former Director of Real Estate and Facilities at Pharmacann, Chris’s notable portfolio includes managing the construction of more than 300,000 SF of cultivation and dispensary facilities across national markets. Her experience working in cannabis from pre-licensure to post-inspection and operational status positions her as an exceptional partner to clients.
Redmond’s list of accolades has also tremendously grown. The firm was named the No. 1 fastest growing private construction company in Chicago by Inc. Magazine, and was ranked No. 535 on the Inc. 5000 list of all private companies nationwide. Redmond was also recognized in Crain’s Fast 50 in 2020 and 2021, and was named No. 12 on Crain’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2021.