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ACCEND Construction LLC has opened its doors for business in Chicago. The general contracting firm is led by Andy MacGregor, president, an industry veteran who has headed some of Chicago’s largest projects in this space. The company will use an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), making it one of the few general contractors to offer every single employee the opportunity to be an owner.

MacGregor brings 20 years of experience in the Chicago construction market to ACCEND. He led teams to build some of the region’s largest, most complex and creative tech spaces including 1871, Facebook, Google and Motorola Mobility’s world headquarters at the Merchandise Mart, which is one of the largest interior spaces ever built in the city. In addition, he led teams to build notable projects for JP Morgan Chase, Dentons and Fletcher Jones, among others. MacGregor was motivated to branch out on his own to build the company he always envisioned and shake up the industry’s status quo, which has typically rewarded firm partners, not the entire organization…