Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine
“A pair of local African-American-owned general contractors, Powers & Sons Construction Co. and Ujamaa Construction Inc., are strong contenders to build the Chatham supercenter.
Chicago-based Ujamaa is an eight-year-old firm whose recent jobs have included a green-roof installation for FedEx at O'Hare International Airport.
Ujamaa also has been in a joint venture with Chicago-based Bulley & Andrews LLC — a non-minority firm — to build the Lowe's-anchored Chatham Market on the South Side, where Wal-Mart will build its next supercenter. The company has at least one Wal-Mart job under its belt: the remodel of the Austin store last year that added a full-size grocery department.”