Ask Gale Construction owner Laura Pager what she’s most proud of, and the answer is simple: “That we’re still standing after 20 years.”
But success didn’t happen overnight. As with so many of the projects the firm has tackled over its history, Gale Construction was built one brick at a time.
The Joliet, Illinois-based company specializes in highway construction and heavy and civil construction projects for local, state, and federal agencies, as well as commercial customers. Since becoming certified in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program, which provides assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged business owners, it has also gained a foothold in the world of government contracting.
Pager was working in the investment world in 1996 when she got a call from an old high school friend, Mike Gale, with a plan to go into business together. She had experience within finance and money management, and Gale was knowledgeable about on-the-ground... Read More