For over forty years, the Hargrave Builders team, has served Northern Illinois. Our resources and innovation through our General Trades, Union Carpentry and/or General Contracting services as General Contractor and/or as Carpentry Subcontractors, allow us to tailor our services to fit specific project requirements.
30+ years experience
Steve Straub began his construction career in 1987, as a carpenter. Within three years, he became a general superintendent. In 1995, Steve acquired new skills as an estimator and a project manager. He then worked as a project superintendent in 1998 until 2001, when he became a project manager.
Steve’s ability to perform hands-on carpentry and concrete tasks assisted in his aptitude to supervise and manage large complex projects. In the ever-evolving construction market, Steve was driven to become a leader in the forefront of technology for construction.
Throughout the years, Steve gained valuable managerial skills, the ability to supervise large complex projects/assignments; all of which lead to the completion of over two hundred million dollars of construction projects.
Steve has completed:
- Fails Management Institute: Financial Management & Leadership Course
- Sandler Institute: Strategic Management Course
- Elgin Community College Computer Aided Design Courses
- Elgin Leadership Academy
- World of Concrete Conference
- OSHA Seminars
- Microsoft Project Advanced Schedule Training
- Contract Management Software Advanced Training
Steve is a member of: the Associated General Contractors of America, the Fox Valley Associated General Contractors, the Construction Management Association of America and the Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club.
660 Schneider Drive | South Elgin, IL 60177 | P: 847.742.7828 | F: 847.742.7889