News / 5.18.18

Epstein Named to Crain’s Fast 50 of 2018

We’ve made the #CrainsFast50 list!

Every year, Crain’s Chicago Business highlights the 50 fastest growing local companies, which translates to the firms that have reported the biggest revenue growth over the past five years.

Enter: Epstein. Our firm came in at #31 on Crain’s “Fast 50” of 2018!

Our growth in 2018 stems from a variety of significant projects, including: the program development, preliminary design and owners services for a new $1.5 billion expansion to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York; two large food industry projects, Seaboard Triumph Foods and Prestage Farms of Iowa, in which Epstein is serving as the design-builder; a nationwide hotel renovation program for the La Quinta Corporation; design and engineering services for the high-rise Mennica Legacy Tower in Warsaw, Poland; and engineering services for multiple projects for the Illinois Tollway.


Since the firm’s founding in 1921, Epstein has been a trusted building solutions consultant for a wide variety of clients in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. As a result, Epstein has garnered a reputation for being a firm that is continually associated with landmark projects both in the United States and throughout the world.

“For a firm quickly approaching its 97-year anniversary, being recognized by Crain’s as one of Chicagoland’s fastest growing companies is quite the honor, and further solidifies our belief that the best years at Epstein are still to come,” said Noel Abbott, Epstein’s Vice President, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Since 2007, Crain’s Fast 50 feature has spotlighted area companies that have achieved “impressive revenue gains” over a 5-year period in markets such as business, real estate and technology, among others.

“As such, the project annually offers a reliable snapshot of the region’s growth sectors,” a press release from Crain’s says.

In order to be considered for participation, companies must be headquartered within the seven-county area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will, as well as Lake in Indiana), generated a minimum of $15 million in revenue in 2017, and been in business a minimum of five years.

To view the complete list of Chicago's 50 fastest-growing businesses, click here.