Jeff Lycett is the owner and lead carpenter behind Evryman Wood, a custom carpentry and trim business taking on projects of all sizes throughout the Chicago area. Jeff has been in the field for over 25 years—from project managing high-end construction in New York City to custom carpentry projects in Colorado and Chicago. But simply dipping into his work in building beautiful handrails, kitchens, and built-ins doesn’t paint the true picture of Jeff. It’s his philosophy and business model—and his deep commitment to community—that truly speak to his mission.
Power Construction is one of the city’s largest and oldest union general contractors and continues to earn 90% of its work from repeat and referral customers. Unsurprisingly, they’re all about building—but more than the magnificent structures they’re known for. They “build what matters,” whether it’s a more inclusive workforce, the careers of their employees, or the relationships they seek to nurture across the city.