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Professional presence

and industry leadership

Corporate affiliations & certifications

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The American Society for Healthcare Engineering

Our affiliation with ASHE affords us a trusted industry resource, ASHE is committed to its members, the facilities they build and maintain and the patients they serve.  With more than 12,500 members, ASHE is the largest association devoted to optimizing the physical healthcare environment.

Chicagoland Associated General Contractors

Our membership in the Chicagoland Associated General Contractors (CAGC) connects us to leading contractors and suppliers who belong to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).  From small firms to large, AGC members build private and public projects worth more than $11 billion annually.

Associated General Contractors of America

Custom Contracting has been a member of AGC since 1997. AGC was founded in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson who recognized the importance of the construction industry in advancing our nation.  AGC members play a powerful role in sustaining economic growth, and adding to the nation's productivity and quality of life.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
Custom Contracting achieved certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise in 2023. WBENC, the certifying organization, is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 17,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national regional partner organizations, and 350+ corporate members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands and many state and local governments and entities accept WBENC Certification.

Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council

Custom Contracting is a signatory of the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council, which  represents over 50,000 working men and women in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Eastern Iowa. The Mid-America Regional Council provides the construction and maintenance industries with productive, competitive, and certified professionals encompassing a wide variety of crafts and skills.

Individual affiliations & certifications

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

All Custom Contracting employees who work in the field are members of the UBC, one of North America’s largest building trades unions with over a half-million members. UBC education and training advances leadership, skill, quality, productivity, safety, and attitude with the goal of creating a constructive culture within the construction industry and providing a competitive workforce for our contractors and owners

Other organizations

Depending on their positions, interests, and responsibilities, individual Custom Contracting employees hold memberships in the following:


  • Chief, Senior Executive Women’s Network

  • Professional Women in Construction

  • She Builds, Bringing women together from all aspects of the construction industry

  • Builders Education and Training Foundation

  • CISCO. Construction Industry Service Corporation

  • MARBA, Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association

  • US  Green Building Council, Chicago Chapter

  • Lean Construction Institute Community of Practice Chicago

  • HESNI, Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois

  • Chicago Financial Management Association (CFMA)

  • Youth Outlook

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