|Skender Construction partner Mark Skender, whose father started the Chicago-based firm in ’55, says the company has grown revenues 22% a year and staffed up to 85. It’s been able to buck the downdraft by focusing on vibrant markets
like healthcare, higher ed, and corporate interiors, Mark tells us.
Colleges and universities sheltered from the overall economy by tuition
and endowment incomes are building new facilities to compete for students.
(Someone tell high school students so they know they're wanted and can
stop being so angsty.) Hospitals with an eye on healthcare reform are
concerned about how their facilities look, feel, and work, says Mark.