CORE Construction traces its roots back to 1925, when a young German immigrant named Otto Baum
arrived in this country.Like many new Americans of that era, he
arrived with only a dream of a better life.In exchange for sponsorship of his trip, Otto worked for a farmer in central Illinois for two years.
After fulfilling his
set out to build a reputation for himself as a bricklayer with the help and support of his
devoted wife, Mary.Hard work, dedication, and a strong Christian faith brought him through the Depression and led him to start his
own masonry company in Morton, Illinois, in 1937.Otto
never gave up on the pursuit of his
dream and he
gave full credit to God for his
instilled the same values in his
four sons.They learned the construction business by working as laborers, apprentices, and journeyman.Under the leadership of Otto's sons, grandsons, and members of their management team, the company today has expanded into all areas of the construction industry and in addition to Illinois, has offices in Arizona, Florida, Texas, and Nevada.
In German, the last name of our founder, Otto Baum
, means tree.Each tree has a core-its center and strength.As the tree grows, rings radiate out from the core.Likewise, as you explore the history of CORE Construction
, you will see we've added many "rings" to our core-new locations, new projects, new services, and new people.Together, they represent the level of experience, expertise, and capabilities you need to make your project a success.
In working with us, you will find the same Christian principles and family values that Otto
and Mary founded the business on at the core of everything we do.