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PREMIER Design + Build Group Announces Transition to Employee-Owned Company

More than 120 employees across the U.S. are now company owners

July 14, 2023 (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC is pleased to announce that it has transitioned its ownership structure to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Founded in 2004 in suburban Chicago, PREMIER has grown from a three-person general contracting company to a full-service design and construction firm that employs more than 120 team members in its Midwest, Northeast, and Southwest regional offices. Its clients include real estate development and investment firms, as well as many end users.

“People are the lifeblood of this organization,” explained Michael Pacini, president of PREMIER. “Since the earliest days, we have been committed to attracting and promoting talented individuals who share our vision of elevating the client and employee experience. Together, we have built a culture of going above and beyond. By transitioning to an employee-owned company, we are celebrating these extraordinary contributions and empowering our team to continue to build on this success for decades to come.”

PREMIER specializes in adaptive re-use, commercial, industrial, logistics, medical, and multifamily projects. Its three founders – Brian Paul, Alan Zocher, and Alec Zocher – will continue in leadership roles as managing principals. “We’ve been achieving exceptional, sustained annual growth,” said Brian Paul. “We are ensuring that those who have helped power this growth will play a vital role in shaping our future and will reap the benefits of their investment in our success. The sky’s the limit for our team as we enter this next big phase.”

About PREMIER Design + Build Group

PREMIER Design + Build Group is a leading design-build construction firm headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL. With a strong track record spanning several decades, PREMIER specializes in providing comprehensive solutions for industrial, commercial, healthcare, residential, retail, and mixed-use construction projects. The company's unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and customer service has earned it a reputation as a trusted partner in the industry.


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