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Reed Construction Hires Former JLL Leaders Rangel and Blake


CHICAGO – Reed Construction is pleased to announce that the firm has hired industry veterans Cy Rangel and Jim Blake to join the firm’s Chicago office. Rangel and Blake both join Reed Construction from JLL’s construction group and will serve as project executive and senior project superintendent respectively.

As a team leader and project executive, Rangel will oversee on-going construction projects as well as spearhead the firm’s business development and project management teams for ground-up construction projects. Prior to joining Reed, Rangel served as managing director for JLL Construction, a full-service construction management group where he oversaw business development, estimating, purchasing, construction management, accounting and client relations. He has been responsible for more than 4.5 million square feet of construction in Chicago, Ohio, New Mexico and Montana throughout his accomplished career.

“We are excited to welcome Cy and Jim to our construction team,” said William T. Birck, president of Reed Construction. “Cy’s experience in the industry will be instrumental as we expand our ground-up construction presence in the marketplace. His resources, contacts, leadership and dedication will be a valuable asset to our firm. As for Jim, well, he’s quite simply one of the best in the business. He will undoubtedly bring his organizational and management skills to his role making him invaluable both to our team and our clients.”

Blake was previously a superintendent with JLL’s construction services team. He has over thirty-five years of construction field management experience with an extensive construction background in ground-up and interior tenant build outs for the industrial, medical, office and educational sectors. As a senior project superintendent for Reed, Blake will serve as an on-site project supervisor and as a leader for the field construction team.

Rangel is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Management. Blake completed a carpentry apprenticeship, 30-hour OSHA Certificate training, a Quality Program, Integrated Work Plan Training, and training in First Aid-CPR/ Blood Borne Pathogens.


About Reed Construction

Reed Construction, established in 1893, is a full-service general contractor specializing in the corporate, healthcare, government, laboratory, mission critical, higher education, hospitality, and industrial markets. With offices in Chicago and Washington D.C., Reed project teams are personally led by senior level professionals experienced in complex projects and dedicated to providing clients with professionalism, integrity and quality. For more information regarding the firm, please visit



04/28/2014 - 08:05


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