Municipal Projects


Chicago, IL

This new 19,725 sf fire house achieved LEED Platinum Certification. was constructed based upon the current fire prototype ‘B’ design. Site work included surface parking for 34 vehicles, landscaped areas with native vegetation, and ornamental fencing. The public way was improved with new sidewalks, curbs, and landscaping. The building accommodates a staff of 28 people per each 24 hour shift.

Paschen has over 25 years of experience working in Fire Stations for various departments, with projects including everything from minor repairs to brand new stations.

Several representative Fire Station Projects include:

  • Carol Stream Fire Protection District Accessory Building
  • Hanover Park Fire Station Renovations
  • Chicago Fire Department – Repairs, Renovations, and New Stations
  • Engine Company 28
  • Engine Company 119
  • Engine Company 4



  • 2013 – ENR Midwest – Award of Merit – Government / Public Building

Public Works Facility Renovation

River Grove, IL

This Guaranteed Maximum Price contract with the Village of River Grove included the renovation of an existing warehouse space into a new public works facility inclusive to new offices, washrooms, locker rooms, mechanics garage, and interior storage and workshop facilities, in addition to all associated mechanical, plumbing and electrical upgrades.

From Village Halls to Downtown Streetscapes to Administrative Offices, Paschen has completed hundreds of projects for various municipal clients ranging from repairs and renovations to new building projects.

Several representative Facility Projects includes:

  • River Grove Public Works Facility Renovation
  • Elgin Pedestrian Bridge Replacement
  • Aurora City Hall Renovation
  • Hanover Park Public Works Building Renovations
  • Cook County Administration Building Renovation
  • Read Dunning Salt Dome Facility


Chicago, IL

This interior renovation was completed in ten (10) phases across three (3) floors at Sulzer Library in order to keep the building fully operational throughout construction. Work included new flooring and painting throughout the building, a new circulation desk around second floor atrium, three (3) new conference rooms, upgraded power and data, bathroom renovations at all seven (7) locations, a new building automation system, a new AV system in the auditorium, and children’s area upgrades. The entire library lighting system was also retrofit with upgraded LED fixtures.

In the past 3 years alone, Paschen has completed over 20 library projects totaling over $13 million. These projects have been completed using various delivery methods, from job order contracting to design/bid/build contracts.

Several representative Library Projects include:

  • Sulzer Library Interior Renovations
  • Whitney Young Jr. Branch Library Addition and Renovation
  • Chicago Bee Library Interior and Exterior Renovations
  • Kelly Library Interior and Exterior Renovations
  • Blackstone Library Repairs and Renovations
  • Naperville Library Interior Renovations

Elgin Police Station Security System

Elgin, IL

This project included upgrading and replacing the existing security and access control systems throughout the Elgin Police Station. Work consisted mostly of electrical and carpentry and was completed while the facility remained fully operational and accessible to the staff and residents.

Having completed many police station projects, we understand the importance of scheduling, efficiency, and minimal disruption throughout construction while these critical buildings remain functioning to the community.

Several representative Police Station Projects include:

  • Elgin Police Department Renovations
  • Park Ridge Police Department Renovation
  • Naperville Police Department Renovations
  • Riverside Police Department Renovations
  • Buffalo Grove Police Department Renovations
  • Tinley Park Police Department Renovations
  • Chicago Police Department – Renovations & New Stations