Our History


Krusinski Construction Company Founder and Chairman, Joe Krusinski, is known in the industry for building strong relationships and doing things The Krusinski Way. Learn more about the family values that built this company and carried us through our first 50 years in a special video kicking off our historic anniversary celebration.

Decades of experience allows us to build trust and confidence. Take a closer look at The Krusinski Way as Krusinski Construction Company Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Krusinski, talks through the importance of meeting and exceeding customer expectations in Part 2 of our 50th Anniversary video series.

Throughout this historic 50th Anniversary celebration, we’ve seen how much our client, partners and KRU members value trust. We've laid an incredible foundation and now we are here to commit to building for the next 50 years–for generations to come. Hear first-hand from Krusinski Construction Company's President, Jeff Krusinski, as he shares his vision for the company’s bright future.

Joe Krusinski began working in the industry over 50 years ago. He shares his father’s name and passion for construction. His uncle, who was an architect and general contractor, also encouraged Joe to make construction his life’s work. His first job out of college was for an architectural and engineering firm. Four short years later, he ventured out on his own. In 1973, Joe founded Krusinski Construction Company in Schiller Park, Illinois, and began work on his first project — a 102,000 square-foot building in Itasca.

Despite ongoing changes in market conditions and demands, the company continued to thrive. In 1984, Joe’s younger brother, Jerry Krusinski, joined the team, and soon after so did Joe’s three children: Jeff, Joe III, and Gina. As the company grew, non-family members joined the team to take the company to the next level. The Krusinski family viewed new team members as an extension of their own family, creating a work environment built on trust and shared values.

Just like his father taught him, Joe believes in doing things the right way: creating a positive experience that leads to trust, which ultimately leads to long-term relationships. From senior managers to field employees, everyone in the organization puts a client’s interest first, while maintaining a safe and enjoyable work environment. From the early stages of a project, we fully engage our clients in the planning and decision-making.

In 2005, Joe passed the baton to his younger brother, Jerry Krusinski, now CEO, who has carried the same values as his father, uncle, and brother. In 2016, Joe’s son, Jeff Krusinski, took over Jerry’s position as President. Today, Joe remains deeply invested in the company as Chairman. Since our quarters are 25 years long, it’s no doubt we’re in it for the long haul. We love what we do, and we’re not stopping anytime soon.