LG Construction + Development

Once known as LG Homes, LG Construction + Development was founded by Brian Goldberg and Marc Lifshin as a real estate development company focused on producing luxury residential and commercial properties.

At inception, we served two main functions, construction and development, and eventually branched into three businesses: LG Development Group in 2005, LG Construction Group in 2008, and our warranty program LG Advantage Group in 2015, which offers service, maintenance, and remolding once the project is complete.

Over the past 12 years, our hard work and dedication to perfection has established us as a premier full-service general contracting and development firm. While we focus on high-style design and craftsmanship, we know that the process of completing a project well, while paying attention to the clients’ input, is what the market needs and what we’re able to provide. Our process during the project is just as important as the completed product; many companies can get the job done, but few can get it done in a way that also makes the journey enjoyable. 

LG Advantage

Once we complete a project, we don’t just leave you in the dark – LG Advantage provides service, maintenance, and remodeling during your one year warranty period and beyond. We aim to make your day-to-day property ownership easier and stress-free by also providing seasonal maintenance reminders, consultations, referrals, and emergency assistance.

Our in-house LG Advantage team, comprised of vetted tradesmen, skilled laborers, and project managers, is able to provide our clients with a Post Warranty Program unlike any other. For more information on the LG Advantage please contact us at service@lgdevelopmentgroup.com

Meet The Team

Brian Goldberg

CEO & Partner

Brian is a founding partner of LG Construction + Development, and has spent the last 17 years developing, constructing, and renovating over $600 million in high-end residential and commercial projects around the Chicagoland area.

Brian’s relentless pursuit of the highest level of customer service and uncompromising standards, has led us to be a top-rated company across many different construction types and asset classes.

Brian graduated from the University of Illinois with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in General Engineering, and also has an MBA.

Matt Wilke

Chief Operating Officer

Matt’s 14 years of industry success is built on his dedication and professional drive. By keeping his client’s needs foremost, and developing project teams that do the same, he ensures LG Construction + Development thrives.

As COO of LG Construction, Matt oversees all aspects of our construction projects. His hands-on approach to every facet of the process is visible in each of our completed projects.

Matt grew up in Naperville, Illinois, and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management.

Amy Lusher

Director of Sales & Development

Coming from a family of engineers, venturing into the construction industry was natural for Amy. Her lifelong knowledge of construction and design is utilized in our residential and commercial developments over the past 10 years.

Amy oversees the marketing and branding for each of our developments, in addition to coordinating the sales and leasing teams. She also works directly with clients, building relationships from the start.

Amy grew up in Central Illinois and graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Business and Information Management.

Jennifer Albert

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer has spent over 12 years in public accounting, working in audit, tax, and consulting. She focused primarily on construction and real estate clients, and joined the company after working on a consulting engagement with them.

In addition to Jennifer’s industry-wide experience and knowledge of best practices, she has a passion for the operations side of it, and actually believes accounting is fun!

Jennifer received a Bachelor in Science from Bradley University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the AIPCA.

Marc Lifshin

Partner

Marc Lifshin is a founder of LG Development Group as well as Core Spaces, focusing on the firm’s student housing complexes, high-end mid/high-rise developments, and multi-unit buildings.

He is heavily involved in all aspects of the development process: potential market and asset identification, underwriting and feasibility analysis, negotiations and acquisition, design and development, through the construction management and product delivery.

Marc is a graduate of University of Illinois with a Bachelor in Structural Engineering and a Minor in Business Administration.

Barry Howard

Partner

Barry is a founding partner at LG Development Group and also works with Core paces, managing project financials during construction, and overseeing contracts, orders, invoicing, and draw disbursements.

Barry began his career in management consulting at Accenture, eventually bringing his operational design skills to the construction industry. He helped streamline LG to allow maximum simplicity for everyone involved, creating a portfolio of tools to define roles and responsibilities and to track and manage project budgets throughout construction.

Barry graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor in General Engineering, and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management with a concentration in Real Estate Management.

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Careers

At LG Construction + Development, we pride ourselves on building a culture that employees enjoy being a part of. In addition to a great team and work environment, we offer health/dental/vision benefits, flexible spending account, short/long term disability programs at no cost to the employee, 401k matches, community outreach events, Divvy bike discounts, and fresh fruit and snacks delivered weekly.

Come help us build a better Chicago!

If you live in the Chicago area and are interested in working with our team, please submit your resume to Office@lgdevelopmentgroup.com. Or for more career opportunities with LG, please view our LinkedIn Page.

We’re Hiring!

Accounts Payable Specialist

LG Construction + Development is a general contracting and real estate development firm with a passion for delivering unique and exciting projects throughout the city of Chicago. Founded in 2005, the company has made a name for itself amongst the best builders in the city with its high-energy, high-integrity approach to its diverse and growing portfolio of work. LG is currently seeking an organized, self-motivated, professional individual to join their accounting team as an Accounts Payable Specialist. The Accounts Payable Specialist will support the Project Accountant with administrative and accounting tasks to assist the draw process and produce accurate project financials.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate approval and coding of all invoices with appropriate managers and leaders
  • Enter approved payables into the Sage accounting software
  • Review A/P Aging with controller to determine weekly check runs
  • Process bi-weekly check runs and provide signature package to appropriate signer
  • Maintain organized files – both electronic and paper
  • Import company credit card transactions into Sage and review to ensure complete accuracy of entries (appropriate code, job assignment, adequate documentation to support the charge)
  • Obtain and store W-9 information for all 1099 vendors
  • Create monthly draw packets for project managers
  • Generate waivers and funding notices for each draw
  • Record and code semi-monthly payroll into Sage
  • Reconcile vendor statements and assist with resolution of vendor payment issues
  • Respond to vendor inquiries, regardless of payment status

Ideal candidate

  • 2 years of accounting experience in a fast paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Sage or Timberline is preferred
  • Ability to interact effectively with people including executives, project managers, field employees and vendors
  • Highly organized and can prioritize multiple duties & tasks
  • Manage and meet deadlines
  • Ability to follow up and resolve open issues with a sense of urgency

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to office@lgconstructiongroup.com with the subject line “APS Job Application”

LGA Administrative Assistant

LG Advantage is the small project, service, and warranty division of LG Construction and is currently seeking a collaborative, self-driven, innovative individual, with an enthusiasm for creative problem solving and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced office environment. The LG Advantage Administrative Assistant will support the LG Advantage Manager with administrative tasks to ensure the division continues to deliver the highest level of customer service to all clients.

Job Responsibilities

  • Scheduling service internally or through subcontractors to complete owner requests
  • Owner follow up for quality control of completed service items
  • Communication with owners, trades, and LG Advantage team regarding status of completed and pending service items
  • Assist in managing owner expectations through clear, professional, communication
  • Escalate issues internally and through subcontractors to ensure timely and efficient resolution
  • Assist in managing warranty service requests, trade requests, and invoice follow up
  • Assist in digital and hard-copy organization of project documents

Ideal candidate

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office required)
  • Ability to interact effectively with people including executives, clients, project managers, field employees, vendors, and subcontractors
  • Highly organized and can prioritize multiple duties & tasks
  • Ability to track, follow up, and resolve open issues with a sense of urgency

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to office@lgconstructiongroup.com with the subject line “LGA Administrative Assistant Application”

Philanthropy

Camp Out For Kids

Camp Out For Kids

COFK was founded by LG Construction + Development and Core Partners to give underprivileged kids the opportunity to attend a summer camp in line with their interests. In their first summer in 2008, they were able to send 22 Chicagoland kids to camp. As of today, Camp Out for Kids has sent over 2,000 kids to summer camps around the country, for everything from outdoor adventure to computer programming.

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Pariah Foundation

The Pariah Foundation is a non-profit led by three mental health advocates, one of which is an LG exec, that strives to erase the stigma that plague those suffering from mental illness by promoting awareness, encouraging education and raising money to fund causes that assist and improve the lives of those struggling with mental illness. One of these initiatives is Project Compass, a charity that donates vans to Cook County that will transport mentally ill patients to and from court hearings, parole meetings and government mandated health care sessions.

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Herban Produce

The Herban Produce is a non-profit urban farm spearheaded by LG Construction + Development and EdgeAlliance, a North Lawndale housing-focused non-profit. The farm provides year-round fresh produce to the Garfield Park and North Lawndale communities, along with nutritional education, employment opportunities, and hands-on experience in various aspects of self-sustaining, social enterprise.

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Jackson Chance Foundation

Jackson Chance Foundation works directly with hospitals to provide parking passes for each and every family with a baby in the NICU, regardless of need, because it is our belief that every baby needs a parking pass. Currently, our program is available at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago with the goal of adding Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital in the near future.

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Stand Up For Kids

Stand Up For Kids works hard to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. By teaching youth the basic “life skills” so that they can survive off the streets, helping to build a foundation away from the streets and street life.

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Designs for Dignity

Designs for Dignity transforms nonprofit environments through pro bono design services and in-kind donations, empowering lives through design.

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The Cove School

The Cove School

For 70 years, The Cove School has believed that every child, given the appropriate support, accommodations and time, has the potential to learn, grow and flourish. The Cove School has changed lives and built futures for countless students and their families.

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Piven Theater Workshop

The Mission of the Piven Theatre Workshop is to preserve a process of creative exploration that celebrates each individual’s unique voice through an ensemble-based, community-oriented approach to theatre training and performance.

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Hands & Hooves

Hands & Hooves believes in the powerful benefits provided by our bond with animals. Founded in 1998 to provide physical and recreational horseback riding therapy to children and adults who have physical and/or developmental disabilities, our mission expanded in 2012 to include the use of rescue animals to enhance the lives of people in need.

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Ferrer Foundation

Our mission is to inspire peace and hope for children in underserved Chicago communities. Dedicated to enriching the lives of these children, we provide a range of programming and support including educational wellness, violence prevention, motivational tools, and mentoring. Focusing on, but not limited to children of incarcerated parents, our goal is to empower youth who have yet to maximize their full potential. Ferrer Foundation has served hundreds of children in the Chicago metropolitan area since being founded in 2007.

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The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation

The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation is committed to embracing life’s challenges through cancer research and education. They are now one of the nation’s largest private organizations committed to gastrointestinal cancer research and are committed to fighting GI Cancer and saving more lives.

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ChiMe Chicago Center for Music Education

ChiMe, formerly Suzuki-Orff School of Music, provides an exceptional music education to a diverse community as a path for social, emotional and character development.

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Chicago Children's Theatre

Chicago Children’s Theatre aspires to enrich our community through diverse and significant theatrical and educational programming that engages and inspires the child in all of us.

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LINK Unlimited Scholars

Founded in 1966, LINK Unlimited Scholars is Chicago’s highest performing and most experienced high school mentoring and scholarship program. LINK has successfully transitioned more than 2,200 economically disadvantaged African American youth to college by providing academic support, scholarship and one-on-one mentoring through the high school years and beyond. LINK scholars have attended many selective colleges and universities, and have moved on to become successful in their own right, as business professionals, educators, engineers, architects, attorneys, doctors and more. Many LINK alumni are now mentors and benefactors of current LINK scholars.

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Kiva

Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship inspires young people from low-income communities to find their paths to success. We work closely with educators in high-need schools to re-engage students in learning, introduce them to business concepts, and open up their possibilities for the future.

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