• Novak Construction Enhances Portfolio with New Division, Novak Interiors

    Chris Novak and his team will focus on commercial interior build-outs, renovations and tenant improvements in downtown Chicago and the immediate surrounding area.

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  • Novak Construction’s Pearl Street Commons Project Wins 2020 Audrey Nelson Community Development Award

    This prestigious honor acknowledges the top five communities in the Nation which exemplify outstanding achievement in service to lower-income residents.

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  • Novak Construction Breaks Ground at By The Hand Club For Kids

    New middle school addition will help secure hope for 6-8th grade students in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.

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  • Novak Construction and Target Embracing Digital Era as the Retail Footprint Gets Smaller

    Two more “grab and go” stores in the works for 2020.

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  • At Novak, Every Day is Reason to Celebrate!

    Life is meant to be celebrated.  In this spirit, Novak Construction decorates its building each holiday season. Check out some of the seasonal illuminations.

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A Message From the Owner

“In our 40-year history, we have weathered economic bumps and industry challenges, but nothing as serious or with such personal implications as the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our employees, our clients and all persons working on our project sites. Therefore, over the past two months, Novak implemented top-tier safety precautions and mitigation elements.  Going forward, we have adopted CDC-recommended and industry-endorsed protocols, including restricted and controlled site access, containment plan training and daily communication, daily health assessments, facial covering requirements, social distancing planning and coordination, sanitization of public areas and utilization of virtual technology.

“We are in this together. We will continue to build safely and keep our clients moving forward.”
—John G. Novak

Who We Are

Founded in 1980, Novak Construction is a national general contractor and construction management firm based in Chicago, Illinois. We are dedicated to bringing our clients’ visions to life.


Novak Construction delivers results by combining technical expertise as a general contractor with the most progressive management and delivery tools. Each Novak team professional bring years of experience, predictability, accountability, and control to the construction process.

Client Focus

Our repeat client work accounts for 85% of our business, proof that our strong commitment to excellence is what drives our ongoing success. Our goal is to listen to the client and achieve what is required on every job to ensure that we exceed the expectations of each stakeholder.

Team Approach

At Novak, we are committed to an integrated team approach and we have the experience to assist on every aspect. We conduct on-site coordination meetings that are solution-oriented and provide clear communication between all parties, resulting in projects that are consistently delivered on time and within budget.

  • Our Core Values

    We pledge full accountability to our clients. The top priorities of Novak Construction are uncompromising quality, budget adherence, and timely delivery.

  • People - our clients,
    our employees

  • Total accountability
    to our clients

  • Teamwork and
    team continuity

  • Long-term

  • Excellence, integrity
    and service