For a Fifth Consecutive Year, PREMIER Earns a Spot on Crain’s “Fast 50” List of Chicago’s Fastest Growing Companies

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October 29, 2020 (Itasca, Ill.) –For a fifth consecutive year, PREMIER Design + Build Group has earned a coveted spot on the Crain’s Chicago Business “Fast 50” list of the region’s fastest growing companies. PREMIER landed high on the list, coming in at #17 after achieving a five-year growth rate of 589.9%.


PREMIER posted revenue of $488.8 million in 2019. Michael Pacini, president and principal, says the firm’s success is directly linked to its team of 85 employees. Pacini explains, 


“PREMIER was founded on the idea of offering exceptional service that exceeds client expectations. Our incredible team members continually deliver on that promise, driving our growth.”


The firm first established itself as a leading contractor for clients needing industrial and warehouse buildings. In recent years, PREMIER has built on that success by expanding its footprint. The company’s portfolio now includes adaptive reuse projects, retail complexes, office buildings, multifamily residential developments, and medical and fitness facilities.


To compile its annual list, Crain’s solicits nominations from companies headquartered in the seven-county metro area with at least $15 million in annual revenue. Privately held companies provide audited financial statements, tax returns and other financial data. Crain’s then works with accounting firm Plante Moran to verify financial documents and revenue.


PREMIER was founded in 2004 by brothers Alan and Alec Zocher and colleague Brian Paul. In just over a decade, the firm accelerated its growth trajectory and started earning recognition from Crain’s. Crain’s has named PREMIER to its Fast 50 list for five consecutive years. There are just six Chicago-area companies that have earned five or more back-to-back inclusions on the Fast 50 list.


About PREMIER Design + Build Group


PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC provides a full range of design + construction services for industrial, commercial, medical, multifamily and adaptive reuse projects. From office build-outs to large-scale industrial facilities, every PREMIER project benefits from the company’s strong client focus and concept-to-completion success strategy. PREMIER has been named to the Crain’s Chicago Business “Fast 50” list of the Chicago area’s fastest growing companies for the past five years running.