CHICAGO – J.C. Anderson, Inc. is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected to complete a 50,300 square foot office renovation for Yelp at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza (Merchandise Mart) in Chicago.

J.C. Anderson, Inc. will complete the build-out at the Merchandise Mart, which will serve as a new office location for Yelp, the online business-review company that connects people with great local businesses, from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Founded in 2004, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has five other office locations: Scottsdale, Ariz.; New York; London; Dublin; and Hamburg, Germany. The new space at the Merchandise Mart will serve as Yelp’s seventh office location.

The 50,300 square foot build-out to the Merchandise Mart will include the addition of a café, conference rooms, a training room, game/entertainment space, a genius bar as well as open work areas to create a more open-office environment. J.C. Anderson, Inc. will also install complete mechanical systems and technology infrastructure to support 300 desks. Once complete, features of the new space will include steel and glass elements and high-level finishes throughout. The construction is scheduled for completion in January 2015.

The construction team for J.C. Anderson, Inc. is led by Vice President William Burfeind, Project Executive Anthony Douglas, Project Manager Dan Burnette and Superintendent Steve Perry. Louis Ray and Kurt Volkman of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates are providing the architectural services and JT Garofalo of CBRE is representing ownership. 

About J.C. Anderson, Inc.

J.C. Anderson, Inc. established in 1879 with offices in Chicago and Elmhurst, Illinois, is one of the area’s oldest and largest interior general contractors. The firm’s interior construction projects range from multi-million dollar contracts to building maintenance projects for building owners; developers; private and public corporations; property management firms; educational institutions; industrial and healthcare facilities. J.C. Anderson, Inc. maintains an average work force of 150 employees including a professional staff of degreed construction specialists and project managers, and a field team of union carpenters, tapers and laborers.