Founded in 2009, GMA Construction Group, LLC. (GMA) is licensed, bonded, and insured in the State of Illinois, and is a Minority and Veteran-Owned Small Business. GMA is fully integrated to provide General Contracting, Construction Management, Design-Build and Cost Engineering services.

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Our approach is proactive and hands-on. We understand the challenges that every construction project encounters and our goal is to eliminate the common obstacles with a project process that encourages collaboration among the Owner, Architect and Builder.



GMA thrives to be the sole contributor of General Contracting, Construction Management and Design-Build services for our Client. Our goal is to ensure that the product we deliver is designed effectively and built efficiently by meeting the budget, schedule, quality, and safety demands of each project we embark on.

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GMA wins Metra’s 2018 Emerging DBE Award


GMA was recently awarded Metra’s 2018 Emerging DBE award in recognition of significant business growth.

The award was presented during Metra’s 4th Annual On Track to Success Vendor Fair. The event recognizes and honors prime contractors, subcontractors, assist agencies, and staff members that have provided exceptional service and promote diversity and inclusion. GMA is honored to receive the award and looks forward to our continued partnership with Metra and fulfilling our mission to transform the communities in which we work.

GMA Construction Group wins James Tyree Award! Read the story on ABC 7 Chicago.

Read the full announcement from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.


Today, our President, CORNELIUS GRIGGS, accompanied by our Vice President, Erica Kirkwood, took part in the final presentations for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce James Tyree Emerging Business Award. The final decision will be made this week and the winner will be announced at the Chambers June 5th annual meeting. Keep your fingers crossed for #TeamGMA........We are proud of President and the entire GMA Team for all the work they do to Transform the Communities in which we live work and play...Thank you for the opportunity Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Mesirow Financial and CBIC! Your support of emerging businesses should not go unnoticed.


The GMA Technical Assistance Program launched its emerging businesses Boot Camp "DIgging Deep" on February 20. This highly specialized cohort takes an intricate look at several construction processes delivered by team lead, Cornelius Griggs.

Cornelius shares important strategies and tactics learned from his more than 15 years in the business operating as a GC and sub. Each cohort runs four-weeks and is only open to clients of the GMA Technical Assistance Program. The boot camp engages small groups so that each participant can personally benefit from his hands on guidance and insights.

The next cohort is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Clients interested in participating will be able to sign up in late March. Be on the look-out for details.

Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with Wintrust! Leon Rogers interviews Cornelius Griggs, President of GMA Construction Group who is building up Chicago every day!



We are excited to be featured in the 2017 Fall/Winter edition of The Blue Book Network's "Who's Who in Construction". Our team is doing a fantastic job of transforming the communities in which we live work and play!


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